Mount Airy High School - Airmont Yearbook (Mount Airy, NC)

 - Class of 1961

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111 •mtU % W; .v s v- ' »V V n SS. SPS£ »§ ■im . ywrh OANa X cc£ Qoodly Heritage ♦Title and quotation from The Good ly Heritage by Mary Ellen Chase The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places Yea, I have a goodly heritage. --Psalm 16:6 . US THE 1961 ' ■ uk nasit ' Presents The Past The Present Published by the Annual Staff of Mount Airy High School Mount Airy, North Carolina Volume X WE PICTURE THE PRESENT J l. Ji. S. I960 STATE AAA CHAMPIONS , tv — BUILT FROM CONTENTS Our Heritage. Work of the School .... School Life. Organizations. Students . Athletics. Advertisers. Senior Information, Index 4 14 32 58 82 110 122 133 We are a part of all that we have met - also of all that has been a part of our more dis¬ tant past. The history of our town, the growth of our schools, the constant everlasting presence of the encircling mountains - all these have shaped our lives and made these school years what they are; all these are Our Goodly Heritage. 1925 BRUINETTES BOYS AND GIRLS enjoy the new high school building in the 1950 ' s. IN A BUILDING back of her home Miss Lizzie Gilmore conducted a school for girls in the late nineteenth cen- 3 WE PROUDLY CARRY OUR Circled by mountains, we carry with pride our heritage from them in charac¬ ter, beauty, and way of life. The Blue Ridge - an extremely old range - has been softened, rounded, and made livable and lovable by millions of years of wind and rain. Through the seasons our mountains offer an ever changing, ever satisfying panorama and unparalled opportunities for scenic diversions. Long before the Blue Ridge Parkway became the nation ' s most visited park area, it was a treasured part of our way of life. 4 In colonial times along old Hollow Road from Salem in Wachovia past Pilot Mountain through Fancy Gap across the Blue Ridge Mountains, settlers began to make their homes. Midway between Salem and Wythville, on a high hill, Frank Unithank ' s house became a stage coach stop-called Mount Airy because travelers found it cool and airy. By 1850 the " magnificent " road across Fancy Gap, kept up by public tolls, was the only graded passway along the mountains for 7 5 miles and an important passenger and com¬ mercial outlet. Naturally a hotel was Mount Airy’s first business. In 1885 the town-then with no def¬ inite shape or permanently located streets- was incorporated. There were few " clear¬ ings " outside the yards and gardens, the whole ridge being almost original forest. Mount Airy today i s more than the incor¬ porated town of 7,000 plus; it is really Greater Mount Airy Township which has a population of approximately 22,000- a large increase over 1850’s 400 persons. MOUNT AIRY ' S MAIN STREET before the automobile. EARLY INOURCENTURY a car was indeed a proud possession. PAST IN 1890 Mount Airy was being promoted as a sum¬ mer resort. AND PRESENT EFFORT MAIN STREET, Mount Airy, N, C. - 1960 Early MOUNT AIRY FIRE DEPARTMENT The present town shows a thriving, growing people on the go. Besides its attractive scenery, homes, school, churches, and stores, Mt. Airy proudly boasts of its splendid " Y " , its improved Health Department, new hospital, new adequate sewage plant, and the correction of traffic problems with one-way streets and parking lots. Mount Airy ' s textiles, furniture, plastics, and appliances have become world famous; its Bright Belt tobacco is sought by major leaf companies; its gran¬ ite beautifies prominent structures throughout the country. Best of all, its people retain the her¬ itage that makes the " Granite City " also the " Friendly City. " MAKE MOUNT AIRY THE 7 From many past influences and the work and dedication of many people has evolved our present MAHS -- the pride of today, the hope of tomorrow. r OUT OF CENTURY OLD EMERGES This 1910 group of Mount Airy students contains now prominent citizens. The young ladies of Miss Graves ' School, oper¬ ated in the late 1800 ' s became quite accom¬ plished. Miss (; I;A V |-:s- school MOON I AlRIf N. C. Sometime prior to 1856 Mount Airy ' s first school was conducted by a Mr. and Mrs. West in a small building not far north of Judge Graves ' residence. In 1856 Doctor Reed and his wife took over the school. 1860 - ROCKFORD ACADEMY GRANTED T.F. Prather sold to a group of citizens land for the community ' s first free school. Rockford Academy was opened for males. Girls still had to attend private schools. 1896 - ACADEMY OPENED TO GIRLS For the first time free education was provided for females. However, around the turn of the century the academy was destroyed by fire. 1904 - ROCKFORD SCHOOL REBUILT A new brickbuilding was constructed on the same site. Original part of the present Rockford School was supple¬ mented by a small frame building on the lower lot. 820 pupils enrolled at that time. 1916 - SOUTH MAIN STREET SCHOOL ADDED South Main Street School was opened as a high school with 258 students. 679 elementary pupils remained at Rockford. 10 OUR PRESENT M. yi. Ji. 6. 1917 - NORTH MAIN STREET SCHOOL ADDED First and second grade pupils from the north side of town were transferred to North Main School, then a small frame building. 1922 - NEW NORTH MAIN SCHOOL A new brick school was built on North Main. Rockford School was remodeled. 1933 - BANNERTOWN SCHOOL Bannertown School came into the Mount Airy school district. 1951 - NEW HIGH SCHOOL Students from South Main School were transferred to the new high school on South Street. South Main School was made a Jr. High. Mount Airy High School 1951_ Mount Airy High School 1916 - 1951 Now South Main School Rockford Street School in the " twen¬ ties. " This view is from the west side. Classrooms at the back were a recent addition. 1960 - JR. HIGH MOVED Grades 7 and 8 were moved to the new extension of the High School. South Main School housed grades 4-6; Rock¬ ford Street became a primary school; and North Main, an elementary school for walking students. 1961 - ONE HUNDRED YEARS LATER After a hundred years of public education, the Mount Airy school system comprises 3,184 students, 121 teachers (641 students and 27 teachers in high school), and property valued at $2,034,500. Remodeling and additions are in progress at Bannertown School and the J.J. Jones School. The Ashby home next to South Main is to be converted to an administration building, and a 13 acre tract on Old Springs Road has been purchased for a future elementary school. i i Heritage 3rom Dedicated (3eacfiers Dives mam (Left) MRS. KATE BARRINGER returns to MAHS for a visit and looks at early school pictures with Airmont co-editor Missy Clark. A vital personality in our school life has been absent since Mrs. Barringer became ill late in 1958. Teachers and students continue to miss her stimu¬ lating force and her infectious enthus¬ iasm. Mrs. Barringer admittedly loved teaching. She was articulate, straight forward, dramatic and dy - na m i c , generating enthusiasm for learning and thinking. As student council adviser she demonstrated an interest in the welfare of the entire student body and wisely guided the forming of school p o 1 i c i e s . Mrs. Barringer didn ' t know what an in¬ fluence she has been -- and is -- in this school and in this community. Present school personnel and the many MAHS graduates who felt her in¬ fluence in years past will remain in¬ debted to Mrs. Barringer ' s teaching and personality. Mrs. Kate Mitchell Barringer died January 10, 1961. WORKING IN Mount Airy schools for 25 years as teacher, student council adviser, and friend, Mrs. Barringer has built for us an immeasurably rich heritage. On On Our Scdool, On Our ' down Retiring last spring, Miss Ada Haymore left a big gap in our school life and even bigger memories of love and respect. For 32 years, along with know¬ ledge of Latin, she gave her students a liberal edu¬ cation in her exacting standards of conduct, disci¬ pline, and work and in her continued interest in all phases of life. MISSHAYMORE ' S LOVE of Latin and of her " youngsters " built not only an unusually strong Latin department but also a strong in¬ fluence on generations of students. MISS HAYMORE (END OF TABLE) enjoys a farewell banquet with her Latin IV class and receives a watch from the Latin Club. From the past 1800 ' s - Miss Lizzie Gilmer operated one of the private schools for girls. 1902 - Surry County had 81 teachers. The average salary was $22.50 a month. School property was valued at $35,000. 1916 - Teachers were paid $38.00 per month. School property valuation rose to $120,000. 1916 - There were no longer any log school houses in the country. 1951 - New high school was dedicated and put into use. (RIGHT) 1960-61 seniors work on a journalism assignment. (BELOW) These 1951-52 senior English students were a part of the first graduating class from the new high school. ADMINISTRATION 14 FACULTY, STUDENTS FOCUS ON 15 Administration Builds On Joseph H. Hurst Spuerintendent Mount Airy City Schools 1921 - 1927 Followed by Mr. Sheppe and Mr. Turlington Through the years a smooth working, strongly aca¬ demic school system was fashioned by dedicated school boards, administrators, and teachers. Recent community participation, through the school study groups, resulted this year in the elimination of activity period and the addition of an extra class period. Mr. L. B. Pendegraph, superintendent 1927 - 19 57, and Dr. Moir S. Martin, school board chair¬ man 1923 - 1957, worked closely together for a smooth-running school of high standards. Superintendent B. H. Tharrington 1957 - Mrs. Lillian Johnson Secretary to Mr. Tharrington Principal H. M. Finch 1932 - Mrs. Ann Holyfield Secretary to Mr. Finch 16 Sound (5ra dition Of Past MOUNT AIRY SCHOOL BOARD: (SEATED) Mr. Robert Smith, Mr. Marion Burke. (STANDING) Vice-Chairman John Wolfe, Chairman Sam Hennis, Mr. Henry Rowe, Mr. Bow man George. ' WE ' LL HAVE SPAGHETTI, creamed potatoes, tur¬ nip greens, apples, and slaw tomorrow, " Mrs. Jack- son suggests to her busy cafeteria helpers Mrs. Bea- mer, Mrs. Speight, and Mrs. Moxley. SCHOOL DISTRICT PATRONS, in a special election, voted down the school tax increase of 25 ? recommend¬ ed by the Curriculum Study Group. The current tax rate of 15£ is one of the lowest in the state. (BELOW RIGHT) Mr. S. A. Hennis was recently ap¬ pointed school board chairman. 17 Mr. Charles D. Atkins Elon College, A. B. Physical Education, Civics Miss Maria R. Baird Flora Macdonald College, A.B. U.N.C., M.Ed. Latin Mr. J. D. Bartley A.S.T.C., B.S. Commercial Mrs. Mary Lou Bartley A.S.T.C., B.S. Home Economics Miss Etta Ruth Burke W.C.U.N.C., A.B. Social Studies dey VJovd, Mrs. Trene Christian Guiitord College, A.B. English Mrs. Maude Coble A.S.T.C., B.S. Commercial Mr. James D. Cozart East Carolina College, B.S. Teacher ' s College, Columbia University, M.A. Band and Chorus 18 Mrs. Maxine Hamilton W.C.U.N.C., A.B. Biology Miss Eva Holder W.C.U.N.C., A.B. English Mr. Robert B. Holder Wake Forest College, B.A. Social Studies Mr.EdmondW. Limer, Jr, A.S.T.C., B.S. Commercial Prod, Gncourage, inspire Mrs. Lavinia Mackie W.C.U.N.C., A.B. Spanish, World History Miss Willie Lou McGee Guilford College, B.S. Mathematics Mrs. Lorraine McKinney Meredith College, A.B. Biology, Chemistry 19 Oeaefiers Safeguard Our Heritage, Mr. Charles R. Moir A.S.T.C., B.S. University of Va., M. Ed. Physical Education, Civics Mrs. Mary Neal W.C.U.N.C., A.B. English, Latin Mr. Ray Reed Bridgewater College, B.A. A.S.T.C., M.A. English Miss Nancy Saunders Duke University, B.A. English, Mathematics, Public Speaking Mr. Wallace Shelton U.N.C., A.B. English Miss Jean Simpson Meredith College, A.B. College of William and Mary, B.A. in L.S. 20 Set Standards 3o r Sduca.tion Mrs. Caroline Sydnor Mary Baldwin College A. B. Mathematics Miss Annie Thomas U.N.C., M.A. W.C.U.N.C., A.B. Guidance Counselor Mrs. Vera Thomas East Carolina College, A.B. Mathematics Mr. George Williams A.S.T.C., B.S. Industrial Arts Mr. H. M. Finch Furman University, A.B. U.N.C., A.M. Principal Mr. W. L. Woodie Elon College, B.A. Science Mr. Ivo Wortman Presbyterian Jr. College, A.S. A.S.T.C., B.S. Social Science Cmgu ge Skill: INTEREST IN NEW books draws Mrs. Neal to the li¬ brary as she selects reading material for her English and Latin classes. HOURS OF LOOKING UP information, arranging notes, and practicing precede triangular debates. Miss Saunders, (SE¬ COND FROM LEFT) advisor, works with Mary Jo McHone, Steve McKnight, and Bill Ashley. An extra-curricular activity last year, the debates are a part of the speech class this year. (CENTER) Importance of board work in English is dem¬ onstrated by Jerry Westmoreland and Henry Hair as they work on sentences for class drill in grammar. (BELOW, RIGHT) " I BELIEVE I ' LL try this one. " Harry Vaughn, Philip Stanley, Laurie Semones, and Lucy Robertson examine book jackets on the Eliza¬ bethan period before selecting titles for book report. English IV students read European classics first se¬ mester and back ground material for their English literature second semester. SPANISH STUDENTS Reggie Joyner,Carol Johnson, Rosalie Jarvis, and Frankie Lou James do their homework at the blackboard. SPANISH STUDENTS USE a tape recorder to analyze and improve their speaking ability. Brenda Burke, Aloma Brintle, Mona Alderman, Gail Allen, and Mike Allred tape a recitation for class study. 3orm Basis Of Sducation " SEE ! THIS IS A GOOD EXAMPLE, " says Joe Harrell to Chip Chapman as they re¬ view their spelling rules for Miss Holder ' s weekly spelling lesson. " WILL YOU HELP me translate line 5? " asks Linda Spane as other Latin I students Donald Douglas, Jackie Armfield, and Susan Rees crowd about Miss Baird ' s desk with questions. Grammar, composition, spelling, reading, speak- ing--these language skills are basic to education. This year to the twenty-four classes in English, excluding journalism and commercial English, public speaking has been added. At present 4 years of Latin and 2 of Spanish are offered in 6 Latin classes and 4 Spanish. 23 P W ' w " A FASCINATING RECORD! " Donna Hooker and John¬ ny Taylor study the time line from the Greek Civili¬ zation to the American Revolutionary War illustrated by students from history classes. " KENNEDY is my favorite, " says Trudy Goins (RIGHT) to Paula Fowler (LEFT) as they examine the library bulletin board on the presidential candidates and the issues. History and civics students made special study of election processes. JANIS SPARGER AND Debby Douglas display Civil War relics collected by American history stu¬ dents. Clothing, books, documents, guns, cannon balls, sabers, a mess kit, dishes, and miniatures were included in the collection. NEWSPAPERS, LETTERS, PICTURES, AND documents from the Civil War are given added emphasis in Ameri¬ can history by Debby Douglas ' s display of a valuable Lin¬ coln letter and Janis Sparger ' s modeling of a dress ac¬ tually worn by a woman during the Civil War. Social Science Opens Broad 24 SANDY McHONE points out her news report to Buddy Pike (RIGHT) while Ray Tate (LEFT) posts his clipping at the appropriate place on the new Current Events World Map in Mr. Wortman ' s room. LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DEBATES become realas Debby Douglas (RIGHT), great-great-grandaughter of Stephen A. Douglas, shows Lucy Robert¬ son a letter to Douglas from Abraham Lincoln in his own handwriting and a check to Lincoln from Douglas. The papers have been passed down in the Douglas family. Seven classes of American history, 2 of world history, 6 of civics, 4 of geography, and 1 of sociology--these open windows on our heritage from the past and explain our present world. Fascinating people and events, past and present; our government; our neighbors ; our problems--all await us in the social science department. 3ields Oj interest And Knowledge 25 Maffi And Sc i ence Programs MR. PAUL W. WELLIVER, " traveling science teacher, " gives a lecture - demonstration for a science class. Mr. Welliver, mak¬ ing a tour of high schools throughout the United States to stimu¬ late student interest in science and scientific careers, delighted the Mount Airy science department with a work of interesting dem¬ onstrations. COMMUNITY FRIENDS AND RESOURCES often enrich the school program. Following his talk to the class, Mr. W. E. Merrit, Jr. exhibits his mineral collection to science students Lonnie Brown and Tony Bledsoe. AFTER A FULL TEACHING day Miss Willie Lou McGee, Mrs. Caroline Sydnor, and Mrs. Vera Thomas leave for their weekly trip to the mathematics institute at Wake Forest Col¬ lege, a National Science Foundation project. 26 Red eve Added Smpfi sis 31 courses - excluding the general busi¬ ness and bookkeeping taught in the com¬ mercial department and the two Alge¬ bra I courses offered eighth grades for the first time - give students oppor¬ tunities in general science, biology, chemistry, physics, general math, al¬ gebra, geometry, and trig. Participa¬ tion in the NDEA has provided more equipment and reference tools in these fields. " NOW, CHARLES LET’S go through this again, " says Joe Smith to doubting Charles King as he explains a cosine problem in trig. NORMA HAYMORE,MIKE MOORE, and Jerry Miller examine science projects displayed in the library. The rock collection and the atomic display won honorable mention at the District Science Fair for Skip Simmons and Mike Moore respectively. Carol Perry as¬ sembled the leaf display. 27 Vocational Courses Qive draining Whether the next step is college, a job, or homemaking, the MAHS student may obtain valuable training in vocational courses. Commercial, home econom¬ ics, and industrial arts departments off¬ er full schedules of classes: sewing, cooking, learning about home and family problems, building, drawing plans, typ¬ ing, bookkeeping, writing shorthand. . • MRS. BARTLEY (BELOW), new homemaking instruc¬ tor, checks cooking equipment in the home economics lab. PRACTICE ... DRILL .. . TYPE--typing students keep machines busy as they try for accuracy and speed. Betsy Coble, Linda Jessup, and Helen Busick prepare for a time writing. MR. GEORGE WILLIAMS, industrial arts in¬ structor, operates a band saw, one of the many up-to-date pieces of equipment in the shop. " SEW TO THE MOON! " Lynn Hennis displays the skirt she finished to be the first student to reach the moon on the step-by-step progress chart-bulle¬ tin board for home economics sewing projects. (BELOW) " TRYIT THIS WAY, HARRY, " suggests Mr. Williams to Harry Vaughn about a mechanical drawing as Gary York (LEFT) is intent on his own drawing. 28 3ov $o6s, PersoneJ Siuicdment PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. Mrs. Coble helps Linda Semones and Anita Easter become familiar with the various office machines used in the basic business class. SHORTHAND PLAYS an important part in the prepara¬ tion of commercial students. " CREAM BUTTER WITH sugar and add one egg. " Jessie Ward, Shelby Worrell, and Diane Easter further their know¬ ledge and experience in the important art of homemaking. THIS HOUSE, BUILT by the 1960 carpentry class, is hap¬ pily occupied by Coach Atkins and his family. The 1961 class is busy completing the seventh house (INSET) to be built by Mr. Williams and his boys. n rz jCiorary, Music, THERE ARE 5150 books and 55 periodicals in the li¬ brary which furnish class help and recreation to all students during the day. Busy library assistants Veta Jackson, Penny Powell, and Norma Haymore renew and check out books during activity period. DONNA HARTMAN and Faye Erwin study the new world atlas in the library. " I MUST TELL my world history class about this one, " exclaims Mrs. Mackie (CENTER) as she, Mrs. Johnson, and Mr. Ramey en¬ joy an informal coffee hour and examine new library books. AT A 3 O ' CLOCK LIBRARY TEA for the faculty, Mr. J. D. Bartley and Miss Annie Thomas enjoy coffee and relaxing conver¬ sation as they preview the new library books ready for circulation. 30 Healffi, Qu d nee Add Snvicdment " MORE INFORMATION on colleges, courses, and ca¬ reers is necessary if a student is to be well prepared for the future, " declares Miss Annie Thomas, now full¬ time guidance counselor at MAHS, as she checks in¬ formation with Steve McKnight, Monroe Hiatt, and Jon Brooks. " BEND AND STRETCH, BEND and stretch. " The phys. ed. classes work out each day by doing calisthenics. This year Physical Education n is being offered for the first time. HOURS OF PRACTICE precede the smooth public ap¬ pearances . Mickey Shore perfects his skill on the drum Band and glee club, meeting daily, are credit courses i| 31 A few of the important s t e p s along our way: 1919-20 - Mount Airy High School became a member of Sou¬ thern Association of Secondary Schools and has maintained an unbroken membership for 41 years. In September, 1960, we are one of only 152 of N. C. ' s 890 high schools approved by SASS. 1928-29 - Mount Airy had 14 teachers; 1960-61, 27. 1952 - Senior exemptions started. 1953 - Publications staff added a Crown Graphic camera to equipment. Airmont staff bought complete darkroom equipment. 1953 - Seniors placed a record 42% on honor roll. 1953 - Student council effected first constitution. 1953-54 - Shop boys completed new gym. 1959 - National honor society organized. Students in 1929, too, enjoyed gathering at the drug store. (5ratlifions fiave 32 » v g ' 1 I 1 ffwBt 1 pit i JEF I ff ' K;. : Present day students have fun at the student council-sponsored R. C. Dance Party. a Pleasanf, e New School JJ ear Brings (TOP ROW) NEW TEACHERS: Miss Maria Baird, Mrs. Mary Lou Bartley, Miss Etta Ruth Burke. (BOTTOM ROW) Mrs. James Cozart, Mr. Robert Holder, Mr. Charles Moir. No activity period for anyone, five classes for everyone, a study hall for everyone, the largest number of teacher replacements in ten years, a homeroom and classes in the stage craftroom— all these changes greeted students on their return for the 1960-61 school year. FIRST HECTIC DAYS of school find office bustling with activi¬ ty as Mrs. Sydnor, Miss Thomas, Mr. Finch, and Mrs. Holy- field try to cope with students asking for schedule changes. 34 Changes On Schedule Personnel FULLTIME GUIDANCE SERVICE is availaple for the first time this year. Miss Annie Thomas, coun¬ selor, lists dut ies for her assistants Judy Goad, Mary Louise Calloway, Veta Jackson, Norma Hay- more, Vickie Goad, Carolyn Loflen, and Anita Easter. NANCY SUTPHIN SELLS ever-needed pencils and paper to Linda Badgett, Veta Jackson, and Donna Hartman. " SMILE BUD! " DAY FOR PHOTOGRAPHING MAHS students sees Mr. Max Ward lining up Jerry Christ¬ ian before the camera. MISSY CLARK GIVES LAST minute check to Shirley Poore as she and Suzanne Quesenberry await their turn before the camera. ON THE GO taking pictures, study halls and after school hours in the darkroom developing and printing - Richard Hall, Bill Bradford, and Frank Longest work to supply pictures for Airmont and High Spots . Beautu And (Balent Revealed A CIRCLE OF BEAUTIES is revealed as queen candidates begin the procession downtown in the Homecoming Parade. Homecoming hopefuls (BOTTOM TO TOP) are Mary Vaughn, Gaye Tate, Nancy Slate, Pearl Nichols, and Judy Goad. Homecoming, a Tri-Hi-Y sponsored activity, is the highlight of the MAHS gridiron season. From the homecoming queen candidates, nom¬ inated by the football team, the student body se¬ lects five girls -- the homecoming court from which the queen is selected by secret ballot. Sponsors for senior football players, a special band show, the queen candidates in their con¬ vertibles -- all make a colorful half-time cer¬ emony. The climax of the ceremony is the crowning of the queen, whose identity remains a secret until this time. HOMECOMING QUEEN Judy Goad receives congratu¬ latory kisses from co-captains Johnny Wilson and Har¬ ry Vaughn. CHEERLEADERS Gail Beverly, Martha Vaughn, KICKOFF OF THE last football game of the season starts Suzanne Hennis Margaret Dancy, Nancy Beasley, homecoming proceedings as fans brave November ' s coldest Babs Weldon aa d Beverly Neuber take their pla- weather. The Bears defeated South Alamance. ces - n a conv ’ e rtiblefor the Homecoming Parade. At Homecoming And ‘dedent Show The annual Thanksgiving Talent Show, another " Y " Club sponsored event, is presented to col¬ lect food for needy families. The admission to the show, which gets 100% support from the stu¬ dent body, is non-perishable food. This food, along with fresh food purchased by the clubs, is distributed to needy families in this area. The Mount Airy merchants generously donated pri¬ zes to the talent show winners, who were chosen by judges, Mayor Frank Carter, Mrs. Sparger Robertson, Miss Nancy Saunders, Mr. Charles Johnson, and Mr. Bob Tannehill. KATHLEEN BRAY, accompanied by Sandy McHone,was selected as best in the talent show for her rendition of " Love Is Where You Find It. " " TUXEDO JUNCTION " won the dance combo of the MAHS band first place in the instrumental group. BARBARA WILLIAMS (INSET) tied for third place. " I HAVE DREAMED " sang Frankie Lou James, ac¬ companied by Sandy McHone, to win second best in the show. PATTI WYCHE, twirling her baton to the strains of " Canadian Sunset, " tied with Barbara Williams for third place in the show. 37 WINTER MONTHS BRING A long period of study, review, exams. Winter Study " SAFETY FIRST " is their motto. Bus drivers Gary Gunnell, Ralph Gunnell, Philip Hull, Gayle Frye, Jerry Taylor, Dan Inman, Jimmy Greenwood, and Tommy Birks work hard in all kinds of weather to get students to school safely and on time. Winter makes their task harder. SCHOOL IN THE SNOW provides fun for students as Jimmy Phillips, Tommy Childress, Andy Hennis, and J-erry Gates prepare to snowball Mavis T.eviner. Glenda Davenport, and Nancy Cox. MOUNTAINS, STREAMS, and town became beautiful, sparkling won¬ derlands of white as winter, 1960, brought us snow after snow. MR. REED AND MRS. HAMILTON divide attention between new libra¬ ry books and coffee as they join the faculty in an after-school gathering to preview new library books. NEW BOOKS, RELAXING conversa¬ tion, and coffee -- Mr. Finch, Miss Haymore, Miss Saunders, and Mrs. Coble enjoy all these at the " book¬ worm tea " . Broken By 3un, Sxcitment Brisk chill . . . snowy wonderland . . . routine study grind . . . Christ¬ mas festivities . . . exams . . . the thump of a basketball . . . victory in the State Tournament Sweet¬ heart Dance. . .Career Day—win¬ ter, 1960. CAREER DAY, SPONSORED BY the Ro¬ tary Club, offers information by special- ists in fields selected by students. Mr. Ralph Epperson gives advice about radio and television work to Everette Bowman, Steve Jones, Bill Ashley, Sparky Paul, and David Adkisson. BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTED WINTER months as the 1960 Bruins experienced a perfect season. In the district tourna¬ ment Jim Sessoms (24) of Mt. Airy and Bobby Spaugh (44) of Gray jump highfor the goal as Mt. Airy’s Mike Cooke (20) and Gray ' s Alvino Patterson (23) and Manning Stone (40) wait tensely. " WISH WE COULD all win, " exclaim candidates for Queen of Hearts, Frances Ashburn, freshman; Bar¬ bara Cheek, senior; Gail Beverly, sophomore; and Gaye Tate, junior, as they check the voting boxes. CANDIDATES FOR KING of Hearts, Ray Tate, jun¬ ior; Bobby Ball, freshman; Phil Geiger, sophomore; and Morgan Johnsen, senior, talk over the up-com¬ ing dance. 39 Snjoy Spring Activities EACH YEAR THE EASTER holidays begin with a deeply impressive Eas¬ ter assembly sponsored by the Y Clubs. Frankie James prepares to open the program with a religious selection. BASECOACH ERMINE EASTER (RIGHT)watches as Johnny Sanders (20) rounds first base after a hit a- gainst North Surry in the BEARS ' opener of the 1960 season. CAROL BLAIR AND Steve McKnight display their grand prize in the mag¬ azine campaign. Carol won a tran¬ sistor radio and Steve, an electric organ. Warm breezes; colorful flowers; mountain outings; an increased tempo of concerts, banquets, plays, elections, and registration for next year; review for exams - all these are springtime at MAHS. " I CAN ' T BELIEVE IT! " Measuring for robes seems to make graduation more real and is an exciting e- vent for the seniors. Mondale Payne carefully checks Nancy Welch ' s height. CAMPAIGN POSTERS, FAVORS, promises, and per¬ suasion take over as three slates of candidates vie for student council honors. Candidates Tommy White and Jimmy Sessoms pin a poster on the bulletin board to attract votes their way. 40 We Cook 3orward ‘do Next JJ ear DECIDING ON NEXT year ' s schedule pre¬ sents a difficult problem for many stu¬ dents. Miss Saunders assists Mildred Easter in registering for next year’s classes. " I THINK THIS IS THE RIGHT SIZE for you, " says Mr. Paddison as he measures Norma Haymore for her class ring. Mel¬ vin Lambe, Mike Jones, Rosalee Jarvis, Lucy Robertson, and Tommy White eager¬ ly wait to be measured. Rings are order¬ ed during the junior year and received early in the senior year. 41 ‘5radifional Spring Concert Veligdts SINGING AT THE foot of the Alps, the glee club carries out the Happy Wanderer theme for an eye and ear pleasing concert. " ROSITA, MY LOVE,” sings Senor Harry Vaughn to his sweetheart Senorita Kathleen Bray in the con¬ cert’s Spanish Sequence. DUTCH CHILDREN Margaret Loflen and Phillip Vaughn dance beneath the windmill in the Dutch Sequence at the glee club ' s spring concert. ELISABETH NIEUWENHUIS and Johnny Badgett send their children Margaret Loflen and Phillip Vaughn to " A Little Dutch Kindergarten " . The authenic Dutch costumes and wooden shoes be¬ long to Elisabeth, a native of Holland. 42 Cars And Syes Of Capacity Crowd " AND THE BAND PLAYED ON-- " Mr. Johnson directs the high school band at his farewell spring concert as he prepares to leave teaching for the business world. GONDOLIER PAUL OWEN glides Frankie Lou James and Ray Tate through a Viennese canal as the glee club sings " O Nights of Splendor. " HAROLD WARREN SINGS of his love for Bonnie Jean (Sandy McHone) dur¬ ing the wande r e r s ' Scottish Se¬ quence. 43 FRENCH WAITRESS Vicky Cox takes orders from Jerry Taylor and Patricia Sparger at Mimi ' s Side- walk Cafe in the glee club ' s French Sequence. Spring ‘dime Means Banquet “6ime " LOOK AT MY new blazer, " says David Rowe proudly. At Rotary ' s gala victory banquet all members of the basketball squad received navy blue blazers from the Rotary Club for winning the State tournament. ' 59 FOOTBALL SUPERLATIVES discuss with Coach Atkins (second from right) trophies received at the annual Lions Club football banquet. Winners are Johnny Sanders, best defender; Howard Sumner, best sport; Bobby Dean, most val¬ uable; Ron Dollyhigh, most team-spirited; Freddy Bradford, most improved; and Gary York, best blocker. 3ox Atfilet es, CluSs, Seniors .-.•-•k.c LIS: 1 ”- ' ' AT THE LAST STRICTLY - SENIOR - get - together, the Senior Banquet, Johnny Sanders, Sandra Inman, Wayne Childress, Brenda Burke, Ronald Dollyhigh, and Phyllis Arrington reminisce ove r their past years together. WITH THE NOBLEST ROMANS of them all (guests at the annual Latin Ban¬ quet) looking on, Trent Harkrader awaits the decision - to kill or set free his unlucky opponent Jimmy Harris. Senior talent for enter¬ tainment at the final ban¬ quet together . . . . a dash home for more formal and glamorous clothes for the prom .... after the dance a series of private parties - senior banquet 1960. Roman costumes and en¬ tertainment .... slaves to serve Latin students and their guests—the last Haymore - sponsored Latin Banquet. 45 juniors, Seniors Dance Up“Staivway SOFT LIGHTS, simulated stars, party mood, danceable music -- the 1960 prom makes history as a memorable event. Miss Saunders and Mr. Hiatt (center) join students dancing to the music of Art Lopez and his band. I Years of anticipation, months of planning,and many hours of hard work go into the making of the jun¬ ior - senior prom. Captured this night are dreams and lightheartedness of youth, beauty of young love, and hope for the future. Never - to - be forgotten, the romance and charm of dancing under the stars will live on. i " STOP SHAKING THE LADDER, " says Nancy Slate to Pearl Nichols (middle,standing) as she and Mary Vaughn attempt to hang stars for the junior-senior prom. Bill Burke, Gaye Tate, and Frankie Lou James (left) assist and carry on a stream of chat¬ ter. 46 So Sfie Sfars”3or Memor Sle Prom HAPPY JUNIORS AND SENIORS en¬ joy dancing on " Stairway To The Stars " at the junior-senior prom. MRS. NEAL, JUNIOR sponsor, inspects the punch table before thirsty dancers arrive for service. (ABOVE) JUNIOR-SENIOR PROM COMMITTEE members enjoy their own special dance after they are recognized and form the prom figure. (LEFT) UNDER FLUFFY clouds studded with stars, Carolyn Loflen and exchange student Mor¬ gan J o h n s e n enjoy dancing to the music of Art Lopez. 47 2960 Seniors St age Hi l ari ous A DRUNKEN ACTRESS, played by Gail Allen, is carried out by G-man Mike Cooke during raid on Sycamore house- hold . Glenda Martin, David Adkisson, and colored-boy Charles Branch watch in amazement while G-man Mike Allred shouts orders to the bewildered family. MR. DePINNA (JERRY GATES) muses over his picture which Penny Sycamore (Judy Neuber) started when he dropped in and stayed. Penny later turned to writing plays because a type¬ writer was left at her house by mistake. ' WHAT TIME IS IT, MOTHER? " asks Alice (Carolyn Bishop) as she nervously awaits Tony ' s arrival. Her mother (Judy Neuber) (RIGHT), her father (John York), and sister Essie (Glenda Martin) (LEFT) all promise to make a good impression. 48 Can’t 6a£e c Jt lUiffi IJ ou Screw ball characters; witty lines; excellent act¬ ing, make-up, and props; careful direction and at¬ tention to detail-- all these gave a capacity audience a satisfying, hilarious even¬ ing as the seniors staged You Can ' t Take It With You. DIRECTORS Mr. Reed and Miss Saunders, after hours of reading to select the right play, adapt You Can ' t Take It With You and work out direc¬ tions for practice. TRANSFORMATION from teenager to has- been actress occurs as Miss Saunders pain¬ stakingly makes up Gail Allen for the senior play. " WELL, SIR, HERE we are again. " Expressing thanks with an unorthodox blessing, Martin Van- derhof (Jerry Miller) closes the exhilarating performance of You Can ' t Take It With You in a peaceful mood. ; Commencement 1960 Brings 3eelings " THE LAST . . . forwhichthe first was made . . . At last the greatmoment -- Mr. Robert M. Smithpresents diplomas to MAHS graduating seniors. Since Mr. Smith has resigned as chairman of the school board, 1960 graduates were the last class to re¬ ceive diplomas from him. EACH YEAR THE SENIOR class traditionally presents a gift to the school as a token of appreciation. Senior class vice-president Bobby Dean and secretary Mike Cooke look over the new fifty-star flag to be given by the class of ' 60. " HOW DO WE GET THESE on? " wonder Harold War- EXPECTANT, BUT NERVOUS, as they await the first ren and Johnny Badgett as they receive their gradua- chord of the Processional, the seniors are given a last tion caps and gowns. minute check by Miss Holder. 50 Of Accomplisdment, Nostalg i 3 Graduation from high school -- this is the night that for twelve long years students look forward to. First school years are remem¬ bered as carefree and happy. Seniors,with more years behind them, have more ups and downs, more struggles, friends, fun; it is with both tears and laughter they face graduation night. The pleasure of accomplishment is mixed with a nostalgia realization that this is probably the last time the class will all be together. Each must now take his own path striving for success. I96 0 MARSHALS ARE the ten juniors with highest scholastic averages: (LEFT ROW, TOP TO BOTTOM) Phillip Stanley, chief; Nancy Slate; Ann Puckett; Arlette Lambert; (SECOND ROW) Becky Frank, co-chief; Ca¬ mille Combs; (RIGHT ROW) Jerry Westmore¬ land; Joe Smith; Laurie Semones; and Rosalie Jarvis. AS THE BIG NIGHT arrives, Brenda Burke gives a helping hand to Glenda Davenport before the long awaited moment. M.A.H.S. Students lUin Honors ELECTED BY PENNY votes, Phil Geiger and Gail Beverly were crowned King and Queen of Hearts at the Sweetheart Dance. Phil and Gail were the first sophomores to receive this honor. GOING TO GERMANY requires a lot of planning. Phil¬ ip Stanley, our exchange student, checks the records he used to gain a knowledge of the German language before his summer trip. " WHAT AN EXCITING trip! " anticipates Camille Combs, exchange student to Japan, as she locates and reads up on her summer home in preparation for the trip. Camille, chosen from a group of five juniors, spent the summer in Takamatsu-shi. HAPPY OVER THEIR win in the first Triangular De¬ bate comeptition engaged in for many years, Mary Jo McHone; Miss Saunders, advisor; and Camille Combs, discuss the girls ' win over Elkin ' s affirmative team. MARY OREN KING ' S musical talent as a flutist made her the recipient of a scholarship to Wake Forest College. She captured this honor for be¬ ing the top wind instrumentalist in the state finals music contest held at Raleigh. 52 On Variety Of 3ields SKIP SIMMONS and traveling science teacher Paul W. Welliver go o v e r structural chemistry experiment. Skip ' s skill in science and math won a summer scholar¬ ship to the Gifted Child Program at Western Carolina. MARY OREN KING added a summer scholarship to her many honors. She studied mathematics under the Gift¬ ed Child Program at Western Caro¬ lina College. Freddie Lambert (IN¬ SET) also attended the program. " NOTICE THE PERFECT formations of triangle, square, circle, hexagon. " Mike Moore (RIGHT) dem¬ onstrates for Camille Combs his display on the struc¬ ture of the atom -.- Honorable Mention winner at the District Science Fair. AFTER WINNING HONORABLE mention at the annual District Science Fair in Winston-Salem, Skip Simmons arranges his minerals for display in the library. 53 Work, Cead evs dip, PEARL NICHOLS - DAR award winner. ARLETTE LAMBERT and ANN BOLEN - 1960 Girls’ State Representatives. BRENDA PATTERSON, ' 60, 1st Place JOANNE BAER, ’62, 2nd Place ANNE ASHBURN, ’63, 3rd Place BETTY JO PULLIAM, ’61, 4th Place COMMENCEMENT PROGRAMS AND congratulatory smiles are exchanged by Frankie Lou James and Bill Bradford, substitute marshals for exchange students Camille Combs and Phillip Stanley. 1960 Lions Club Essay Winners TOMMY WHITE and JOE SMITH - 1960 Boys ' State representatives. TO THE TOP GRADES necessary to make him chief mar¬ shal and to advance him in Merit Scholarship competition, Phillip Stanley adds a decided ability in music. Phillip studies both piano and organ, gives recitals, and serves as church organist. 54 Ability Are Rewarded TRENT HARKRADER (LEFT) was voted BEST ALL AROUND student by his fellow Seniors. MILDRED SEMONES (BELOW) received the SCHO¬ LARSHIP award. " WELL WRITTEN STORIES, interesting features . . . . " Hours of writing and polishing, arranging dummy, proofreading, and soliciting ads and stor¬ ies pay off as associate editor Mary Oren King and editor Libby Tesh re¬ ceive the First Class Rating awarded High Spots by the NSPA. ALOMA BRINTLE, selected HomemaJker of Tomorrow from this school, receives notice of her win from Mrs. Geraldine Cloninger, home economics teacher. School winners are cho¬ sen on the basis of a one-hour test. 55 Homecoming Queen, Mr., Miss MAHS Judy Goad Homecoming Queen HOPEFUL CANDIDATES FOR Home¬ coming Queen Nancy Slate, Pearl Nic¬ hols, Judy Goad, Mary Vaughn, and Gaye Tate discuss with Mrs. Sydnor (CENTER) half-time activities for the homecoming game. 56 Reign As School Representatives Mr. MAHS Miss MAHS Joe Smith Nancy Slate Outstanding MAHS students are chosen by the High Spots staff to be candidates for Mr. and Miss M.A.H. S. Selected on the basis of scholastic rating, school spirit, participation in school activities, character, and manners, the candidates represent such phases of MAHS activities as student council, honor society, " Y " clubs, Airmont . High Spots, cheerleading, football, basketball, and dramatics club. The student body, voting by secret ballot, select Mr. and Miss MAHS from these candidates. Winners are kept a secret until announced in High Spots . Mike Allran R. L. Williamson Charles Myers Porter Dawson Charles King Jane Leach Mary Elizabeth Preddy Carol Perry Elisabeth Nieuwenhuis Arlette Lambert 57 We Cearn, From the past: 1870 - Mount Airy News began publication. 1880 - Leader (later Renfro Record, now Mount Airy Times ) was started. 1885 - Mount Airy, population 400, incorporated 1893 - Water power was secured from Buck Skoals on Ararat River. 1898 - Police Department organized with one policeman. 1898 - Fire Department began with two firemen and horse drawn, hand-pumped equipment. 1903 - The town purchased an automatic truck with full equipment. 1903 - First water system installed. 1912 - First paved streets were laid. 1913 - Town began to sterilize water. 1915 - Dr. MoirS. Martin acquired the " well appointed " Memorial Hospital. 1916 - The thriving hospital boasted six trained nurses on duty, in¬ stalled x-ray equipment. 1930 - Mount Airy Public Library established. 1946 - First radio station - WPAQ - began operation. 1952 - Reeves YMCA officially opened. 1953 - Martin Memorial Hospital burned. 1957 - New Hospital opened. Math Club, 1929 - 1930, Miles Foy, president; Rebecca Hines, vice-presi¬ dent; Locke Webb, secretary-treasurer; Mr. Finch and Miss Powell, spon¬ sors. 58 MAJORETTES: (LEFT TO RIGHT) Bonnie Burge, Paula Terry, Nancy Vogler, Sandra Massey, Judy Monday, and Pattie Wyche, Chief. f rom 59 5 de Student Council 9s OUTGOING PRESIDENT TRENT HARKRADER (SEAT¬ ED) discusses student council campaign procedures with candidates: Judy Goad and Joe Smith, Judy Pierce and Johnny Aldridge, Tommy White and Jimmy Sessoms. (LEFT) CAMPAIGN MANAGERS of candidates for pre¬ sident and vice-president of the student council make it a hard but friendly race. Fred Goins, Morgan John- sen, and Dan Pendleton show off campaign badges just before election time. (CENTER) POSTERS, TAGS, GIFTS, personal campaigning—candidates try them all to win votes. Miss Annie Thomas (CENTER), student council ad¬ visor, discusses the year ' s plans with student coun¬ cil officers: Nancy Slate, secretary; Gaye Tate, vice-president; Johnny Aldridge, president; and Stephen Davenport, sergeant-at-arms. Johnny Aldridge pins tag on Ann Ashburn while run¬ ning-mate Judy Pierce shows one of their posters to Mary Vaughn, Chip Chapman, and Frances Ashburn. (RIGHT) HALL MONITOR, Byron Cooke signs a slip for Rodney Frye. 60 Our Mainstay Representatives, chosen by each homeroom, and the president and vice-president, elected by the student body, form the Student Council which quietly and effici¬ ently aids our school. The council works for well kept building and grounds, continued student-tea- cher understanding, increased school spirit, an effective hall monitor system — in general, for complete school betterment. " THEY ' VE MADE A GOOD CHOICE, " President Johnny Aldridge agrees as he congratulates Gaye Tate on her election as vice-president of student council. PRESIDENT JOHNNY ALDRIDGE and vice-president Gaye Tate (STANDING) check agenda before calling student council meeting to order. 61 ! High Spots l: : : " - H-ll . ,L.. M UlHII.ll f t|lflt|l|i I I- M ( omimiH . III. u( I cn iM s Arc Si lirdulcd I o May 30 lllslrid S|M’«iklujj luiili ' sl Winner l lt Ni’W bilk i It Hi g£ Spots Staff Maintains Files kept by the paper staff show Mount Airy High Spots being print¬ ed as early as 1925. One of the many victims of the depression, the paper suspended publication from 1930 to 1937. In February, 1937, a mimeographed edition proudly put " the official organ of Mount Airy High School " back into circulation. Soon the paper was again printed and the name shortened to High Spots . High Spots , 1954 style. LEG WORK—COVERING assigned beats, finding the news, and interviewing—is a necessary and time-con¬ suming first step in journalistic writing. Sports writ¬ ers Dennis Hirnle and Joe Griffin (RIGHT) interview Coach Atkins for a football story. (CENTER) WITH FACTS IN notebook and journalistic form in mind, Julia Williamson concentrates on the next step - writing the story. (RIGHT) CORRECTED STORIES must be rewritten for the typist. Debby Douglas and Becky Frank eagerly check the " corrected copy " folder for their stories to see what corrections and suggestions the instructor has marked. GALLEY PROOFS, furnished by the printer, are checked against original copy as each re¬ porter is responsible for seeing that his copy is set correctly. Carolyn Loflin,Arlette Lam¬ bert, and Mary and Martha Vaughn comb their proofs for errors. (CENTER) RICHARD HALL, Frank Longest, and Bill Bradford from the Airmont Staff do the photography for High Spots . (RIGHT) PASTE PROOFS, MEASURE, COUNT units for headlines—a com¬ plete dummy for each page is furnished the printer. Editor Judy Goad and associate editor Philip Stanley prepare dummy for pages 1 and 4. Long Record Of Professional Journalism High Spots is published by the journalism class, superior English students who do text book work as w e 11 as the laboratory work of getting out a paper. HIGH S POTS DELIVERY each month brings a special hush over the building as students settle down to read. Airmont staff members, Carolyn Shore and Ann Ashburn, more aware of publica¬ tion headaches than most students, especially ap¬ preciate the paper. AFTER WRITING, CORRECTING, and rewriting, stories are typed for the printer. Editor Judy Goad thankfully types the final versions of her story. MAKE-UP of the dummy often requires evening work at the home of the adviser. Feature editor Betty Jo Pulliam and Miss Holder consult a headline board as they work on page 2. (BE LOW, RIGHT) WITH COPY and pictures in the mold, High Spots is ready for final proofing. Mr. W. J. Seigler of the Times moves type as Ann Puckett, Miss Holder, Becky Frank, Judy Goad and Phillip Stanley check carefully. 63 Air mont Blends Higdligfits Of From the 1929 Graniteer: " The seniors .... edited an an¬ nual .... We sincerely hope that each succeeding senior class will put out a Graniteer and thus carry on the work we have started. " A second edition was published in 1930. Then a deficit and the depression suspended publication. Not until we moved into the new building for the 1951-52 term did MAHS again have a yearbook named Airmont by Mrs. Kate Barringer. In six years Airmont has received four A+ ratings and two A ' s from national judging agencies. CO-EDITOR MISSY CLARK works an Airmont layout. (BELOW LEFT)WRITING, CORRECTING, TYPING, proofreading — each outline and each explanation must go through all these sta¬ ges. Missy Clark, Laurie Semones, and Lavinia Brown carefully check Airmont proofs for errors. (CENTER) SUPERINTENDENT THARRINGTON and co-editor Ann Franklin discuss school history to be used in Airmont . Many vis¬ its, telephone calls, interviews -- all were a part of the research on the 1961 theme. LINDA SEMONES (ABOVE) and Anita Easter (OPPOSITE PAGE)are kept busy typing homeroom rolls, student activi¬ ties, cutlines, index, ads. CORRECTING COPY before and after typing, checking a layout, pictures, and copy before material goes to the printer, reading proofs --all these make the job of copy editor Laurie Semones demanding and important. 64 Past lUiffi Picture Of Present. WRITING CUTLINES, drawing dummies, and identifying pictures--these varied jobs go in¬ to the making of the Airmont. Staff members Ann Franklin, Anne Ashburn, Orene Hill, Ellen Foy, Nancy Draughn, Carolyn Shore, and Carol Perry, working together for the first time in the same period, carry on the work more effectively. TAKING A PICTURE is only the beginning. Frank Longest (BELOW, LEFT) learns about the intricate working of the staff ' s camera. Richard Hall and Bill Bradford (BELOW CENTER) spend hours developing and printing Airmont photos. For more convenient working, they recently moved the darkroom back to school. AFTER A FULL years ' work Ann Frank¬ lin and Missy Clark, co-editors of the AIRMONT, load the bookcart with the long awaited annuals to be delivered to each home room. Student Assistants Work At Varied LIBRARY ASSISTANTS (LEFT TO RIGHT) Babs Weldon, Helen Busick, Dianne Easter, Francine John¬ son, Frances Ashburn and Donna Lee Hartman gather to " examine " the library ' s new set of Collier ' s Encyclopedia while Patsy Howell and Connie Wyche (SEATED) stamp out-going books. AFTER STUDENTS FINISH library work for the year, assistants work hard to inventory and count books. Helen Busick checks books against shelf list. LARRY DINKINS AND Reva Midkiff check the card catalogue to find the author of a book. Library assistants use the catalogue to help students locate material. 66 $o6s (5o insure Sfficient CiSvAty A library assistant --Do you know her? She is one of fourteen students who perform the many and varied duties which enable the library to serve the school efficiently. These duties include carding, shelving, checking out books, typing and fil¬ ing, preparing new books, helping students locate materials, arranging attractive bulletin boards, as well as occasional house cleaning. This year one of the library assis¬ tants, Helen Busick, is serving for her fourth year; and Jo Ann Baer, Penny Powell, and Babs Weldon, for their second. They are able to train new members of the staff for ser¬ vice to their fellow students and the school. (TOP) LIBRARY ASSISTANTS Frances Ash- burn and Connie Wyche check out a book for Jackie Reagan as part of their daily duties. (MIDDLE ) BOOKS, BOOKS, AND MORE BOOKS--Library assistant Jo Ann Baer shelves rebound books as assistants Helen Busick and Babs Weldon examine an espec¬ ially interesting one. LIBRARY ASSISTANTS, Dianne Easter and Shelby Worrell pause a moment to search for a book to read from the many books in the library. " AREN ' T THEY INTERESTING! " Library assistants Kay Sutphin and Penny Powell look over new library books before processing them for shelving. New books must be accessioned, stamped, lettered, and fitted with cards and pockets before they are ready for use. 67 ?Ag es Help Keep Office OFFICE PAGES: ' (TOP ROW) Buddy McMil- lian, Charles King, and Jerry Westmoreland. (SECOND ROW) Ann Puckett, Frankie Lou James, Becky Frank, and Betty Jo Pulliam. (BOTTOM ROW) Rosalie Jarvis, Helen Bus- ick, and Sylvia Draughn. (BELOW) OFFICE PAGES GIVING time and energy in school service are Betty Jo Pul¬ liam and Nancy Slate, writing a stencil, and Ann Franklin, sorting teachers ' mail. 68 Routine Running Smootbly EXPERIENCE IS GAINED and service is giv¬ en, as office page Jerry Westmoreland helps Mrs. Holyf ield mimeograph tests and lists for teachers. BUSY, EFFICIENT office pages Rosalee Jar¬ vis and Linda Jessup check absentees of the day by phone. Office pages are never idle. Their many responsi¬ bilities—including mimeographing, checking ab¬ sentees, answering the telephone, and running er¬ rands— make constant activity in the busy atmos¬ phere of the office. The efficient service of these students contributes greatly to the smooth operation of the school. OFFICE PAGES Sylvia Draughn and Buddy McMillan begin their varied duties as they compile student enrollment. 69 M.A.H.S. Band Gnterfains Botfi PARADES, FOOTBALL games, concerts, special programs—all are more effective because of the performance of the MAHS band. JOE HARRELL, band president, and Mr. Cozart, direc¬ tor, examine the new sousaphone which was purchased with the aid of the Music Boosters Club. 1947-48 - The first high school band was a project of the local opera club. Members of the Moravian band were used as a nucleus of the young organization, directed by Mr. Mason Emde with Elliott Wynne, assistant director. 1951-60 - Mr. Charles Johnson, director, rebuilt the band from a period of slump, greatly expanded it, and made MAHS band performances occasions of great public in¬ terest. 1960 - The new schedule of five classes for everyone resulted in several drop outs. The new director, Mr. Cozart, and the 63 piece band -- backed by the Music Boosters -- plan to expand and to acquire additional instru¬ ments. 70 Our Scdool And Community HALF-TIME AT Homecoming Game is high-lighted by majorettes in kilts strut¬ ting to a Scottish air played by MAHS band. These Scottish lassies are Bonnie Burge; Judy Monday; Pattie Wyche, chief; Nancy Vogler; and Sandra Massey. JUDY MONDAY and CHIEF PATTIE WYCHE represent the high school in the majorette corps. They are joined by girls from the junior high. BAND OFFICERS (SEATED) Diane McKinney, secretary; (RIGHT TO LEFT) Faye Erwin, treasurer; Tommy Neal, sergeant-at-arms; and Linda Badgett, librarian, lend an ear to the trombone music of Otis Chappell, vice-president. 71 “Persons Of Note” 3ill Our Glee Club puts sixty voices to good use. The chorus, which gives a half unit credit, meets daily plus often- called night practices. The Glee Club keeps " in tune " with many functions of both school and civic nature. It gives training and experience to its members, and enjoyment to school, civic clubs, churches — all who listen. MR. CLAUDE JOHNSON, Mr. James Cozart, andDr. Charles Sykes examine the new Glee Club robes modeled by Harry Vaughn and Nancy Slate. The robes were purchased by the Mount Airy Kiwanis Club at a cost of over $1,000. " EVERYBODY READY!” says Mr. Cozart to one of his two morning classes he directs each day. Together these classes form our Glee Club. MAHS Wiffi Song mM ft y i T MET M ■ ' ' . „ . ‘fi Bit ' :-! ' ' M W - % ' m -. WR l Hk. . SANDY MCHONE, glee club accompanist, practices selections which will be presented in the Christmas program. Eg 73 Sponsors: Mrs. Maxine Hamilton Mrs. Lorraine McKinney HONOR SOCIETY officers (LEFT TO RIGHT) Judy Goad, vice-president; Nancy Slate, treasurer; Frankie Lou James, secretary; and Becky Frank, president, discuss plans for the coming year. Honor Society Recognises Scholastic Bill Bradford Camille Combs Becky Frank Henry Hair Mary Elizabeth Harman Frankie Lou James Rosalee Jarvis George Jones Charles King Arelette Lambert Ann Puckett Laurie Semones Nancy Slate Joe Smith Philip Stanley Jerry Westmoreland Lucy Robertson 74 Jo Ann Baer Tommy Brim Charles Cooke Porter Dawson Mildred Easter Ann Glass Orene Hill Freddie Lambert Charles Myers Elisabeth Nieuwenhuis Hugh Peoples Carol Perry Louise Shelton Carolyn Shore Linda Simmons Skip Simmons Jessie Anna Ward Pattie Wyche Sxcellence Character, scholarship, leadership, service -- these form the basis of membership requirements in the Kate Barringer Chapter of the National Honor Society. From a list of those students making ninety or above on all subjects and rated by teachers on personal traits, mem¬ bers are chosen twice a year. Students must maintain those high standards to remain in the society. New Members: Brenda Dollyhigh Johnny Aldridge { Cmgu ge CluSs increase THIS YEAR FOR the first time the Latin Club meets during class room periods . Meetings, consisting of programs given by members of the class, are held once a month. Each class has a representative who meets with the club officers after school to discuss dues, membership, and programs for the coming month. (BELOW) LATIN CLUB OFFICERS Hugh Peoples, con¬ sul; Charles King, quaestor; Ann Puckett, quaestor; and Skip Simmons, consul, meet in the library to ex¬ amine a book of Roman culture for a Latin Club pro¬ gram. (BOTTOM, LEFT) " LOOK AT THIS FINE GROUP OF SLAVES! " says auctioneer Charles King (LEFT) at the Latin Week slave sale. Slaves (FRONT ROW) Frances Ashburn, Suzanne Hennis, Carolyn Branch, Anne Ashburn, (MIDDLE ROW) Lucky Moody, Tippy Cox, Bobby Ball, (BACK ROW) Byron Cooke, Sam Mc¬ Gee, R. L. Williamson, and Steve McKnight were sold at the auction to the highest bidders with the profits going to the Latin Club. The slaves served their own¬ ers at the Latin banquet which climaxed Latin week. " HOW MUCH AM I BID for these fine slaves? " ex¬ claims auctioneer Charles King as he opens the bid¬ ding for slaves, Carolyn Branch and Steve McKnight. 76 Knowledge, Promote interest " Comoesta usted? " One Friday each month second year Spanish students meet during class period as a club to enjoy Spanish songs, skits, games, and reports on the customs of the Spanish people. M jgjtff §1 IB-1 | S Ij r If -w lik lb " THIS WILL BE FUN! " Spanish students Gloria Mills, Johnny Yokley, Laurie Semones, Paul Owen, Lorita Still examine the Pinata used at the Spanish Fiesta. SPANISH CLUB OFFICERS Kathleen Bray, vice-pre¬ sident; Frankie Lou James, secretary; and Philip Stan¬ ley, president, discuss plans for the year ' s program. ROMAN GLADIATOR Trent Harkrader keeps his ad¬ versary Jimmy Harris down after their mock combat at the Latin Banquet. 77 Cdeering Squads Add Color, Spirit MAJORETTES SPEND MANY hours practicing, then march in all kinds of weather. Judy Monday, Paula Terry, Bonnie Burge, Chief Patti Wyche, Nancy Vogler, and Sandra Massey make up our corps. SHERRY TAYLOR (CENTER); (CLOCK-WISE) Margaret Dancey; Nancy Slate; Martha Vaughn, co¬ chief; Suzanne Hennis; Pearl Nichols; Babs Weldon; Nancy Beasley; Mary Vaughn, co-chief; Bev¬ erly Neuber; Gail Beverly. Cheerleaders are chosen by the student body. They spend many hours practicing before the games, then attend football and basketball games and work hard backing the team. 78 “D” CluSs Promote Service THE HI-Y REQUIRES support of offi¬ cers. President Jimmy Sessoms (RIGHT) discusses plans with (SEAT¬ ED) treasurer, Ray Tate; secretary, Tommy White; (STANDING) sergeant- at-arms, Harry Vaughn; vice-presi¬ dent, Bill Burke; and chaplain, Philip Stanley. The " Y " Clubs, composed of juniors and seniors, work together to create high standards of Christian living in the home, school, church, and com¬ munity. This year for the first time they meet after school hours to plan the many activities that they carry out during the year: the annual tal¬ ent show, the helping of needy fami¬ lies at Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Homecoming dance, the Sweet- heart dance, the Christmas Play, and the Easter program. TRI-HI-Y OFFICERS (LEFT TO RIGHT) Betty Jo Pulliam, president; Ann Puckett, reporter; Brenda Dollyhigh, secretary; Nancy Slate, vice president; Kathleen Bray, chaplain; Arlette Lambert, treasurer; and Carol Blair, sergeant-at-arms, meet to outline plans and didcuss ac¬ tivities for the year. 79 Promotes interest 3.H.A. Developes 5a lent Bake sales, fair booths, trips to district and state meetings, Mo¬ ther-Daughter Banquet, initiation ceremonies, and assemblies are among the varied activities of the Mount Airy High School F.H.A. Any girl who has had one or more years of home economics is eli¬ gible for membership in the club. LENA McKNIGHT models her dress and original coffee pot hat at the F. H.A. fashion show. FHA OFFICERS AND their sponsor Mrs. Bartley (SEATED) proudly look at the chapter ' s membership certificate. Officers are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Libby Shelton, secretary; Deidra Shelton, president; Sylvia Draughn, re¬ porter; Babs Weldon, historian; Carolyn Shore, vice-president; Lorita Still, treasurer; Jessie Ward, chaplain; and Donna Hooker, parliamentar¬ ian. NANCY DRAUGHN, JEANETTE Brown, Di¬ ane McKinney, and Sylvia Draughn welcome the mothers to the F.H.A. Mother-Daughter Banquet. FUTURE HOMEMAKER Lynn Hennis models the dress which she made in home ec. class for the " Fashions Around the Clock " fashion show following the Mother- Daughter Banquet. To stimulate more interest in dramatics, to provide an outlet for creative talent, and to repair old stage equipment and buy new, members of the junior class organized the D’COMAH Club. Charter members were selected from those who took part in the freshman and sophomore assemblies while additional members were voted in. Porter Daw, son Donna Hartman Nancy Draughn Linda Badgett Bobby Lovill Mike Moore Carole Johnson Babs Weldon Frances Hiatt Elisabeth Nieuwenhuis W ' I Reggie Joyner Roger Simmons D’Com afi’s Boost Dramatics ASSISTANTS IN THE Junior Assembly, Carol Perry, props and make-up committee chair¬ man; Carolyn Shore, usher; Mike Moore, di¬ rector; Steve McKnight, member of the cast, clear the stage of props after the class pro¬ duction of " A Date to Remember. " BABS WELDON, TREASURER, and Mike Moore, pre¬ sident, work after school writing the junior assembly play. 81 I Among the many fine records that make us proud: Robert Edward Jackson, 1941, has made a fine record as for¬ eign correspondent and news editor. Haywood Merritt, Jr., 1 945, and Randall Sparger, Jr., 1948, made rare perfect scores on Army mental tests. 1952 Shirley Withers received the only A in her University of Georgia freshman English class on the first theme. 1952 Don Stanly made the highest grade in his freshman English class at Duke. 1952 Larry Walker was elected by the Western District of N.C. Student Council Congress to the National S.C. Conventionat Evanston, Illinois 1953 Larry Walker received a Moorehead Scholarship. 1953 Delores Mills won a superior rating at the District Music Con¬ test. 1955 Andy Griffith, MAHS ' 44, opened on Broadway in No Time for Sergeants . 1955 Gayle Dobson was one of sixfreshmen of a class of 700 to make all A ' s at WCUNC. 1957 Roland Jones won a Merit Scholarship. 1958 VIC exhibit won first place in state competition. 1959 Patricia Rothrock, 1941, represents us in the Congo mission field. 1959 The nine MAHS freshmen at UNC and Duke did superior work. Of their 54 first semester grades, 31 were above average, only 4 below average. The median grade was superior. 1960 Ronnie Pruitt, MAHS ' 56, won Fulbright Scholarship to Nation¬ al University, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Opportunities t 82 FIRE BELL sends students pouring out of the building in a prompt, orderly manner. The routine drill took one and a half minutes. are present for all 83 SENIOR OFFICERS, Tommy White, president; Judy Goad, treasurer; Joe Smith, secretary; and Jim¬ my Sessons, vice-president, discuss plans for commencement with Mrs. Mackie, senior sponsor. 84 Mona Alderman Johnny Aldridge Ella Anderson VJfiite Heads Senior Cl ass Norma Beck TEN TOP-RANKING members of the class of ' 61proudly served as commencement marshals. (LEFT, BOTTOM TO TOP) Arlette Lambert, Ann Puckett, Nancy Slate, Philip Stanley. (CENTER) Camille Combs, Becky Frank. (RIGHT) Rosalie Jarvis, Laurie Semones, Joe Smith, and Jerry Westmoreland. Roscoe Beck Carol Blair Roby Bobbitt Anne Bolen Buck Bowman Bill Bradford Harold Carpenter Kathleen Bray Bill Carter Mary Brock Jon Brooks Lauinia Brown Chip Chapman Otis Chappell Gloria Childress Mount Airy Hi gfi Softool Fred Cooke Becky Frank Johnny Cox Ann Franklin Vicky Cox Billy Gammons Joy Davis Mildred Gilley Bill Dawson Judy Goad Bill Burke Missy Clark Helen Busick Betsy Coble Carolyn Byrd Judy Calloway Mary Louise Calloway Sandra Coe Camille Combs Fairie Cooke C raduafes Cargesf Senior Class Brenda Dollyhigh Vicki Goad Debby Douglas Imogene Goard Anita Easter Sandra Everhart Esther Faye Goins Jimmy Greenwood Paul Faw Joe Griffin Aldridge, ‘date Head Student Council GAYE TATE RECEIVES congratulatory handshakes from President Johnny Aldridge and Ray Tate, her twin brother, on her election as vice-president of the student council. Gaye was selected to fill the vacancy created by Judy Pierce ' s moving to Statesville. Catherine Gunnell Ralph Gunnell Henry Hair Betty Lou Hall Richard Hall Sharon Hall Sandra Hamlin Elizabeth Harman Joe Harrell Loretta Hawks Norma Haymore Kay Helms David Hemrick Monroe Hiatt Elizabeth Hicks Dennis Hirnle Johnny Holloway Harvey Horton CAROL BLAIR RECEIVES A stuffed poodle from Coach Shelton for selling the most magazines in one day. Five students received poodles during the cam¬ paign. Magazine Sales Zoom On Mount Airy High BOATS AND CATHEDRAL, which Philip Stanley shows, are familiar sights in Schleswig, Germany, where he spent the summer as exchange student Philip Hull Rosalie Jarvis CAMILLE COMBS poses with her Japanese sister in front of the Buddhist altar in their Takamatau home during Camille ' s 1960 sum¬ mer in Japan as exchange student. Camille Combs, Stanley Visit Charles King Melvin Lambe Buddy McMillian Nancy Mabe Arlette Lambert Mike Marion Carolyn Loflen Kyle Loftis Brenda Marshall Shirley Martin Nancy Hunter Linda Jessup Dan Inman Billy Jones Judy Jackson George Jones Veta Jackson Frankie Lou James Linda Jones Mike Jones apan, Cjevmany As Sxcdxnge Students SUMMER ABROAD AS exchange students resulted in a heavy round of speeches for Philip Stanley and Cam¬ ille Combs who discuss planswithMrs. Mackie, sen¬ ior sponsor. Mary Jo McHone Sandra McHone Mary Ruth Matthews Reva Midkiff 91 saw? Gloria Mills Jeanette Moody Danny Moorefield Eddie Nichols Pearl Nichols Serious And de SCHOOL HOURS are mostly spent in serious work - lectures, tests, reading preparation, paper work - as students move hurridly from class to class with little relaxation. GAYE TATE works to perfect her typing. Bobby Pell Glenda Rogers Judy Pierce Laurie Semones Buddy Pike Linda Semones Sandra Poore Jimmy Sessoms Ann Puckett Aaron Shelton Beulah Niston Genevieve Norman Paul Owen Dennis Patterson Ronnie Patterson We treasure Both IN A RARE APPEARANCE on the posing side of the camera, Richard Hall, senior photographer, enjoys a moment of light hearted hamming. Betty Jo Pulliam Mickey Shore Shirley Pyles Dianne Short Dennis Robertson Kenneth Simmons Lucy Robertson Nancy Slate Paul Robinson Joe Smith ”1 DON’T LIKE IT UP HERE,” mutters Nancy Slate (LEFT) to Mary Vaughn as they ascend the shaky ladder to hang the moon for the junior-senior prom. " WATCH YOUR FINGERS,” Ray Tate (RIGHT) warns Harry Vaughn as they help build the scenery for the spring concert. Preparing 3o r Prom involves Jerry Taylor Nancy Thomas Jerry Westmoreland Tommy White Belle Utt Julia Williamson Harry Vaughn Johnny Wilson Martha Vaughn Nelta Woodson Ray Smith Elizabeth Stepp Janis Sparger Doug Stockton Patricia Sparger Nancy Sutpin Mitchell Speight Gaye Tate Philip Stanley Ray Tate 3un, Hours Of Hard Work Mary Vaughn Shelby Worrell Linda Welborn Gary York " I BELIEVE IT needs food, " says Veta Jackson as she cares for one of the plants brightening the classroom. 95 Becky Frank Bill Burke WITTIEST Camille Combs and Philip Stanl ey MOST STUDIOUS MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED Calented, Popular Seniors Capture Kathleen Bray Johnny Aldridge BEST PERSONALITY Ray Tate Gaye Tate BEST LOOKING Johnny Aldridge Martha Vaughn MOST SCHOOL SPIRITED Johnny Aldridge Judy Goad MOST POPULAR Super dative Class Nigdt es Becky Frank Frankie Lou James and Charles King Harry Vaughn Philip Stanley and Camille Combs MOST ATHLETIC CLASS NIGHT SPEAKERS Paul Allred Brenda Beck Linda Bowman Alfred Arnder Linda Bell Lyrine Bowman Bob Ashby Bonnie Berrier Bobby Boyd Carol Ayers Gail Beverly Carolyn Branch Linda Badgett Tommy Birks Tommy Brim Jo Ann Baer Clark Bondurant Betty Sue Brooks Harry Baum James Bost Dozy Caldwell Mamie Beasley Carol Bowman Bobby Childress b lokley Hea as juniors As JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS Johnny Yokley, president; Charles Myers, vice- president; Stephen Davenport, secretary; and Carolyn Shore, treasurer, dis¬ cuss plans for the coming junior assembly. 98 Ann Glass Bettie Hayes Claudine Childress Roberta Cobbler Henrietta Corns Linda Creed Sylvia Draiighn Ronnie Ellis Jerry Christian Philip Coulson Mildred Easter Don Coe Stephen Davenport Mike Estes Deborah Cockerham Gary Cundiff Faye Ervin Byron Cooke Porter Dawson Charlotte Fleming Charles Cooke Larry Dinkins Polly Fleming Freddie Cooke Nancy Draughn Brenda Gilley Class increases School Participation " LET ' S GO, LET ' S really go! " shout Beverly Neuber and Carol Perry at cheerleader tryouts. Many girls try out for cheerleaders before the student body votes. Gary Gunnell Mary Haynes Ronnie Harbour Mike Hensley Jerry Gwyn Johnny Harris Jimmy Hazel Frances Hiatt Rickie Harris Dean Hill Donna Hartman Orene Hill Bobby Hauser Donna Hooker Bobby Hawks Dean Hunter Carole Johnson Jerry Leftwich Grant Martin Gilbert Johnson Bobby Lovill Joe Martin Brenda Jones Charles King Gary McAlexander Dillard McGaha Judy Martin Mary Money Reggie Joyner Nancy McGraw Judy Monday Freddy Lambert Steve McKnight Mike Moore Mary Ruth Kirkman Sam McGee Conrad Montgomery Eddie Lawrence Dale McMillian Charles Myers juniors DAVID ROWE, end, represents the juniors on the gridiron. Steve Mc¬ Knight is active in debating, dramatics. Edward Nester Hugh Peoples Beverly Neuber Buddy Perry Elizabeth Nieuwenhuis Mike Poore Freddie Nichols Norma Nunn Carol Perry Penny Powell George Oliver Jeanette Pell Victor Pyles Wayne Robertson David Pearce Maudie Ramsey David Rowe Wayne Sechrist Bing Simmons Eddie Simmons Steve Simmons Claudia Snow Stevie Sanders Carolyn Simmons Melba Smith Peggy Shaw Jerry Simmons Jerry Snow Deidra Shelton Louise Shelton Linda Simmons Roger Simmons Shelby Spencer Ann Taylor Libby Shelton Carolyn Shore Patricia Simmons Skip Simmons Lorita Still Johnny Taylor juniors ANNUALS CONTINUE to fascinate long after they are published and new editions are out. Skip Simmons and Eddie Nester browse through an old Airmont . Lena Thomas Babs Weldon Jeannie Timmons Jessie Ward David Westmoreland Dudley Wilkie Phyllis Vaughn Juanita Westmoreland Velpo Ward Byron Willard Jo Ann Watson Kay Wood Billy Welborn Johnny Yokley Mary Watts Patti Wyche SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS: Jo Ann Bateman, secretary, Carol Dix, vice-pre¬ sident; Lucky Moody, president; and Anne Ashburn, treasurer exchange views and discuss plans as they gain experience in leadership. SopEomores Become “Old Hands” Bobby Allen Joe Allred Anne Ashburn Frances Ashburn Barbara Badgett Bobby Ball Steve Banner Glenda Ann Barker Jo Ann Bateman Nancy Beasley Charlotte Belton Wanda Benge Terry Blackmon Tony Bledsoe Carol Bond Gail Bondurant Louise Bowman Gene Brannock David Brown Jeanette Brown Lonnie Brown Calvin Bryant Martha Calloway Phyllis Chappell Larry Childress Grey Clifton Janice Clifton R. D. Coble Elizabeth Cockerham Christine Collins W. L. Collins Rodney Cooke Hilmer Corn Sarah Cox Tippy Cox Sue Craddock Margaret Dancy Carolyn Davis Susan Davis Linda Deatherage Carol Dix Johnny Dowell On MAHS Activities Diane Easter Eugenia Edmonds Rachel Faw Catherine Flippin Kay Forbis Paula Fowler Ellen Foy Joe France Gayle Frye Rodney Frye Betsy Gardner Helen Gates Trudy Goins Curtis Hamlin Brenda Hawks Lynn Hennis Suzanne Hennis Billy Hiatt Leon Hiatt Judy Hill Clifford Hornaday Patsy Howell Bruce Hull Charlotte Hurst Sandy Hutchens Pamela Inman Mickey Jackson Brenda Jarrell Francine Johnson Nancy Key Tommy King Rebecca Lawson Carolyn Leftwich Mozelle Leftwich Nelba Leftwich Shirley Leftwich Donald Leonard Jilda Lewis John Liddle Frank Longest James Lowry Shirley McCraw omores Warren McHone Dianne McKinney Kandy Marion Joe Martin Eddie Massey Twainette Massey Lucky Moody Tommy Neal George Nieuwenhuis Floyd Noah Lloyd Noah Geneva Norman Fred O ' Neal Roger Pack Philip Pearson Jenny Porter Mary Elizabeth Preddy Terry Pruitt Ann Puckett Richard Puckett Elizabeth Ramey Jackie Reagin Charles Reeves Edward Reeves Gail Richards Jimmy Roberts Quinton Rogers Gerry Schafer Thomas Scott Bobby Shelton Frances Shelton Mike Shelton Edward Short Shirley Simmons Sammy Slate Dare Smith Don Smith Evelyn Smith Mildred Smith Oscar Smith Helen Snyder Stephen Stanley Sopd omo res Richard Starr Patricia Steelman J. W. Sumner Kay Sutphin Candy Toler Patsy Turpin Bobby Vogler Ernest Voncannon Jimmy Voncannon Anita Watson Becky Watts Mary Wells Sharon Westmoreland Lannie Whiteman Ann Willard Barbara Williams R. L. Williamson Deanna Wilson Jerry Wilson Wayne Worth Mary Lu Wrenn Connie Wyche Patricia Wyrick Jresdmen 3ind Cfiail enges, FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS Mike Allran, president; Jack Armfield, treasurer; Freddie Goins, secretary; and Jane Leach,.vice-president meet to make plans for the freshman assembly. Ken Alderman John Allen Mike Allran Wayne Allred Carl Anderson Jack Armfield Johnny Arrington Patsy Atkins Roger Ayers Joy Baber Carol Beck Danny Beck Jimmy Belton Mary Birks Carolyn Bobbitt Robert Bondurant Judy Booker Dennis Bowman Jerry Bowman Nancy Bradley Jim Bray Jerry Briggs Linda Brinkley S. A. Brintle Billy Brooks Sandra Brown Mary Butcher Patsy Butcher loe New Horizons At MAHS FRESHMAN BAND STUDENTS, Bruce Samet, Steve Jackson, Pat Cox, Randy Eldridge, Cyn¬ thia Still, and Bill Wallace reach for their in¬ struments as they prepare to practice with the band. Peggy Cagle Carl Cain Carolyn Callaway Dale Carpenter Howard Carpenter Mike Carter Tommy Carter Dick Chapman Dennis Childress Susan Cockerham Leslie Collins Raymond Collins Barbara Combs Ronnie Cook Diane Cox Jimmy Cox Pat Cox Elizabeth Cruise Lloyd Dalton Bonita D ' Amico Ronnie Daniels Carol Davis Tondah Davis Rebecca Dawson Donald Douglas Janet Dowell Bobby Drdak Kenneth Easter Geraldine Edwards Randy Eldridge Tommy Fawcett Joanne Felts Billie Fowler Dick Foy Jerry Freeman 107 3vesfi men Billy Gilbert Virgil Gilbert Johnny Gilley Ellen Goad Magdalene Goad Fred Goins Ronny Greenwood Billy Griffin Teresce Griffin Rodney Gunter Mickey Hall Van Hallman Doris Hanks Sarah Harhrader Opal Hawks Ronnie Haynes Linda Head David Hiatt Steve Hiatt Gilda Hill Joyce Holcomb Sarah Hoover Max Hunter Romey Hunter Martha Inman Steve Jackson Anna Jenkins Addison Jessup Ernestine Johnson Harvey Jones Janie Jones Leo Jones Sharon Jones Jimmy Kincaid Stanley King Larry Kizer Tanya Klutz Rebecca Laws Janis Lawson Jane Leach Bobby Leonard Barbara Lovill Betty Lowe Runnie McHone Wanda McHone Jane McMillian Melvin McMillian Carolyn Mabe Dale Marsh Don Marsh Larry Marshall Carol Martin Glenn Martin Linda Mears Nancy Merritt Jimmy Moore Martha Morris Tommie Nixon Judy Norman Richard Owen Patsy Patterson Sandra Patton Jo Ann Paul 108 3resfi men Howard Payne Jettie Lee Peeples Peggy Pender Kathleen Peoples Ray Poore Shirley Poore Frankie Puckett Wade Puckett Doris Pulliam Judy Quesenberry Linda Quesinberry Suzanne Quesinberry Susan Rees Melvin Rodgers Becky Rule Judy Sabin Bruce Samet Be Ann Schwab Margaret Scott Bill Seigler Betty Self Rebecca Semones Linda Shelton Juanita Shockley Alice Simmons Dianne Simmons Nancy Simmons Randall Simmons Carolyn Smith Gail Smith Marty Snyder Linda Spane Larry Starling Mary Ann Steelman Tim Stein Cynthia Still Cheryl Stone Mary Ellen Sumner Mary Allen Sumner Ronald Surratt Carol Tesh Jerry Testerman Peggy Thomas Bobby Tickle David Tillotson Jimmy Tilly Leonard Utt Gaye Vernon Bill Wallace Dale Watson Carolyn Watts Patty Webb Phil Weddle Gary Westmoreland Dennis Whittaker Sandra Wilhite Sheila Willard Mike Williams Brenda Worrell Tommie Wright Joe York 109 Spectators and Baseball was reorganized in 1920. Games were played across Lo- vill ' s Creek from the depot. Football was first allowed in the fall of 1922. 1925 produced the first outstanding cage team. From the Records: FOOTBALL 1935 - State Champions 1938 - State Champions 1941 - Western Champions 1942 - State Champions -- undefeated 1946 - State Champions — undefeated and N. C. ' s highest scoring team. 1947.- Western Champions — N. C. ' s highest scoring team. 1948 - State Champions BOYS ' BASKETBALL 1947 - State Champions 1956 - District Champions, finished 3rd in state. 1959 - District Champions; Jr. Hi. Cubs — State Champions 1960 - State Champions - undefeated GIRLS ' BASKETBALL 1957 - Conference Champions 1958 - Conference Champions 1959 - Conference Champions The Bruinettes have a bright heritage of championships and unde- feated seasons, but because of incomplete records, we have not traced their past victories. THE PRIDE OF Mount Airy ' s 1923-24 football and baseball teams worked as a section gang for the A Y Railway during vacation. no participants like 1 1 1 i (FRONT ROW) Johnny Wilson, Velpo Ward, Harry Vaughn, David Rowe, Bobby Hauser, Gary York, Buck Bowman, Bobby Childress, Mike Estes, John Chapman. (SECOND ROW) Johnny Taylor, Paul Owen, John Harris, Grant Martin, Dean Hunter, Jerry Leftwich, James Bost, Jimmy Hazel, W. L. Collins. (THIRD ROW) Alfred Arnder, Stephen Davenport, Kyle Loftis, David Brown, J. W. Sumner, Bruce Hull, Terry Pruett, Bobby Allen, Mitchell Speight, David Pearce. (BACK ROW) Managers George Nieuwenhuis, Eddie Massey, and Gale Frye. Bears Snd 1960 Season 9n AAA " GET IN THERE and fight! ” Coach Atkins instructs Velpo Ward as he leaves the bench for the field. Vel¬ po was top scorer for the Bears with 10 touchdowns and 8 extra points for a total of 68 points. According to figures compiled by Times ' sports de¬ partment since 1935, the record shows that the Mount Airy Bears started the season with 177 wins, 76 losses, and 12 tie games. 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 W L T 8 1 1 5 3 2 9 2 5 5 1 10 1 .10 1 9 1 6 3 1 8 3 2 11 0 7 3 1 7 4 10 2 9 2 6 6 5 6 7 2 1 7 3 3 6 5 4 1 6 3 1 112 FRIDAY NIGHT ' S GAME depends on hours of prac¬ tice each afternoon. Johnny Taylor and W. L. Col¬ lins work with the blocking sled at football practice SPEEDY DAVID BROWN side-steps a Ch ildren ' s Home defender to gain yard¬ age for Mt. Airy. Cell ar With 4 Wins, 6 Cosses Opponents 1960 Scores Mount North Surry . . . . . . 0 39 Concord . . . . 26 6 Page. . . . 12 0 Children ' s Home . . . 6 19 Wilkes-Central . . . . 25 32 Gray. . . . 26 7 Mo re head. . . . 19 0 Bessemer. . . . 19 13 Reidsville. . . . 32 20 Southern Alamance. . 13 25 QUARTERBACK Johnny Wilson (22) fakes a pitch-out to Velpo Ward as Harry Vaughn cracks into the line for paydirt against Children ' s Home. 1 XVX SENIOR TRENT HARKRADER goes up to score as NORTH¬ WEST defenders close in from all sides. WIDELY ACCLAIMED the state’s finest schoolboy ' s basket¬ ball club, the 1960 Bears start the trip to Durham for the State Tournament. Dan Moorefield, Manager Morgan John- sen, Mike Allred, Mike Cooke, and Fred Goins confidently load their car. Bears Win " COME ON, BIG BLUE, come on! " A large and loyal crowd cheers the Bears on to a tournament win and district champ¬ ionship in Winston-Salem. An equally impressive crowd fol¬ lowed them to the State Tournament in Durham. CHEERING THE BEARS to a perfect basketball season meant hours of practice, travel, and exertion for the cheerleaders. Phyllis Arrington, chief, Crystal Belton, and Judy Merritt add color and encouragement to the excitement of tournament play. COACH SAM MOIR (center) reviews scores with outstanding players of the 59-60 basketball season: Tommy Childress, Jim Sessoms, and Trent Harkrader. All four boys received All-Conference honors while Coach Moir was named AAA Con¬ ference Coach of the year. 1 14 AFTER A PERFECT 20-0 season the Bears won the AAA District 5 tourna¬ ment by d e f e at i n g Gray 62-35 and Reidsville 38-37; then they breezed through the State Tournament by knocking out Roxboro 78-53, Enka 66-36, Kinston 64-41. Mike Cooke, " Most Valuable Tournament Player, " and Tommy Childress made All-tournament team; Tommy White and Jimmy Siceloff, se¬ cond team. Mike and Tommy also played in the summer East-West game. CO-CAPTAINS TOMMY CHILDRESS AND MIKE COOKE re¬ ceive the Class 3-A District 5 conference trophy from Mr. Tom Cash. Coach Sam Moir watches nervously after his team had advanced to the State Tournament by defeating Reidsville. Sfafe Cdampionsfiip, Undefeated Season MIKE COOKE SHOWS again why he is one of the top high school performers in the state as he drives past Bessemer SENIOR JIM SICELOFF SCORES on lay-up against Besse- defenders for two points. mer. Cage Seams MAHS, defending state AAA champion, opened the 1960-61 season with wins to indicate the Bruins will again be a team to watch. Wins over Jefferson (55-33), Fleming (53-40), Wilkes-Central (82-38), Jefferson (61-281 gave them 29 straight victories. Three returning seniors Moorefield,Sessoms, and White captain the ’60-61 team. Other returning lettermen include juniors Yokley, 6 ' 0 " ; Perry 6 ' 0 " ;Rowe, 6’4 " ; and Nester, 6’2 " . Missing from last year ' s roster, along with Cook, Childress, Siceloff, Harkrader, Goins, Allred, and Rodgers, is Coach Sam Moir, whose brother, Coach Charl¬ es Moir, now guides the Bruins. Boy ' s Schedule Dec. 2 — Jefferson, away Dec. 3— Fleming, away Dec. 6— Wilkes Central, home Dec. 10— Jefferson, home Dec. 16— Ashboro, home Dec. 17 — Thomasville, at North Surry Dec. 20— North Surry, away Jan. 3— Wilkes Central, away Jan. 7— Fleming, home Jan. 13— North Surry, home Jan. 20— Gray, away Jan. 24— Bessmer, home Jan. 27— Morehead, away Jan. 31— Page, home Feb. 3— Reidsville, home Feb. 10— Gray, home Feb. 14— Bessmer, away Feb. 17 — Morehead, home Feb. 21— Page, away Feb. 24-- Reidsville, away SENIOR JIMMIE SESSOMS, high scorer for the Bruin ' s for the season ' s first four games, gets set for a crucial shot. Lucky Moody, Bobby Ball, Danny Moore- field, Bobby Childress, Stephen Davenport, Johnny Yokley, Jerry Gwyn, Buddy Perry, Jimmy S e s s o m s, Eddy Nester, Tommy White, and David Rowe make up the 1960- 61 basketball team. 116 Begin 1960-61 Season hopefully GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM: (KNEELING) Elizabeth Cockerham, Jeanette Brown, Pattie Wyche, Carole Johnson; (STANDING, 2ND ROW) Sylvia Draughn, Bonnie Berrier, Kandy Marion, Paula Fowler, Janice Clifton,Carolyn Branch.Coach Wallace Shelton; (BACKROW) Manager ConnieWyche, Twainette Massey, Linda Weiborn, Becky Frank Barbara Wiliiams, Betty Jo Pulliam, Kay Forbis. MAHS Bruinettes look forward to a better season this year although two sophomores, Janie Clifton and Elizabeth Cockerham, will probably see regular duty. Betty Jo Pulliam and Linda Weiborn give the team experienced guards, but captain Becky Frank is the only senior forward returning. The Sixteen-game schedule, compared to last year ' s eleven, also con¬ tributes to the brighter outlook. In their first two games the girls lost to Thomasville (34-41), won over Wilkes Central (44-43). SYLVIA DRAUGHN gets off a shot over the heads of her guards. 117 Cate Season Slump Drops 1960 Bears Despite their desire to give Coach Moir a champion¬ ship as a going away present, the Bears, after a league- leading season, went into a late slump that sent them into the final game tied with Bessemer and Gray for AAA Conference Championship. A one point loss to Reidsville in that crucial game dropped the Bears to a final third place standing. (CENTER) FIRST B A S E M A N JOE GRIFFIN scoops one out of the dirt to make a putout on a North Surry player. (RIGHT) WAYNE CHILDRESS watches closely as Mt. Airy beats out a base hit against Blue Ridge. (ABOVE) JOHNNY SANDERS rounds first base after a hit against North Surry. Mt. Airy won this 1960 season opener, 3-2. (FRONT ROW) MANAGERS Jimmy Dalton and George Jones, Bobby Dean, Eddie Nichols, Billy Hiatt Joe Griffin. (Second row) Buddy Sumner, Ronald Dolly- high, Byron Willard, Gary York, Tommy Childress. (Third row) Vic Pyles, Ronnie Ellis, Wayne Childress, John Chapman, Johnny Sanders. (Fourth row) P. D. Pyles, Ermine Easter, Mike Cooke, Ray Rogers, John¬ ny Yokley, (Top) Coach Sam Moir. Scores Opponent North Surry 2 Blue Ridge 2 Bessemer 3 Gray 6 Page 2 Morehead 4 Reidsville 2 Bessemer 5 Gray 6 Page 2 Morehead 7 Reidsville 6 North Surry 9 Denotes Conference Games Conference Overall 6 9 4 4 118 Won Lost 3vom Baseball Championship MIKE COOKE WATCHES a bad pitch by Blue Ridge go by. The Bears downed the Virginia school 15-2. BEAR CENTER FIELDER HOWARD SUMNER (center) beats throw to third base as he arrives safely with a standup triple against Blue Ridge. o mm 7 Hitters Ronald Dollyhigh — .432 Mike Cooke _ .421 Johnny Sanders — .410 Bobby Dean — .363 Joe Griffin — .333 CAPTAIN RON DOLLYHIGH smashes one to rightfield as GRAY ' S catcher reaches in vain. The BEARS won this important conference game, 14-6. -SB 1SSBBS S ' ‘»Msm — « » mm mm mm Pitchers Ronnie Ellis Ronald Dollyhigh Tommy Childress W- L 4 - 0 4 2 1-2 $-V, Non-V zsity Programs The Junior High grid squad had 68 boys reporting for practice this year -- the largest number ever to come out. At the end of a 6 game schedule the boys had scored 2 wins , 1 tie, and 3 losses. An enthusiastic group of golfers sent representatives to the 1960 competition at Chapel Hill. (Above) Jerry Westmoreland practices a shot. COACH ATKINS (SECOND FROM RIGHT) explains ball-handling technique to J-Vs Dennis Childress, Larry Starling, and W. L. Collins. 120 increase Participation 9n Sports (FRONT ROW) Mike Allran, Bobby Tickle, Lloyd Dalton, Gary Monday, Tony Kirkman, Danny Beck, Larry Starling, Bobby Drdak, Ronny Greenwood, Richard Owen. (SECOND ROW) Harvey Jones, Jerry Shore, Glenn Martin, Larry Marshall, Bobby Ward, Joe Hooker, Tony Hiatt, E. R. Forest, Don Es¬ tes, Larry Kirkman, Steve Puckett. (THIRD ROW) Elbert Marion, Mike Taylor, George Holloway, Mike Carter, Johnny Gilley, Jim Nester, J. C. Blackmon, Tommy Carter, Jimmy Cox, Joe Wright, Sam Rule. (FOURTH ROW) Mike Ward, Mike Preddy, Steve Thomas, Phil George, Gary Jarrell, Gary Hall, Benny Belton, John Hamilton, Mike Hutchins, Jerry Chapman, Larry Bryant. (FIFTH ROW) Rodney Simmons, Jimmy Smith, Jeffrey Vaughn, Mike Warren, Charles Simmons, Mike Bartley, Roger Riggs. (LAST ROW) Steve Robertson, Ricky Sparger, Wayne Barlow, Jimmy McHone, Charles Hall, Larry Scott, Larry Hawks, Coach Wallace Shelton. COACH ATKINS coaches J-V boys basketball, works with freshman girls on their games away. 121 Some important early steps in business development: 1840 - R. S. Gilmer is reported to have bought the 200 acres com¬ prising the granite quarry for 50£ an acre. Later the N. C. Gran¬ ite Corporation bought it for $5,000. 1882 - Cotton mill established by Sam Moore, J. F. Moore, W. A. Moore, and Rufus Roberts, who also set up a wollen mill. 1889 - Laurel Bluff Cotton Mills operated. 1880 - 1890 - The quarry was developed. 70 years of operation has scarcely changed the world ' s largest open face quarry. Experts es¬ timate it will last for centuries. 1869 - Foundations laid for tobacco industry — factories were built and operated. 1893 - First National Bank organized. 1900 ' s - Warehouses opened. 1910 - Workmen Building and Loan Association organized. % ■:4Railroad ©eUbration 4 eiS ' I MOUNT AIRY, N. C. Ijo It a la c i t.a i ' f.y t n. !■ itc i t C f tu » t t(( C c e c-e - ■ a f ' n n f. tc c tn jj fc-ft r, it aj 44. ft v e r (4 ft ' 4 ' t K it r n 1 ewy V J n 1 1 iso ri ci , r. n ju i e J( Va , 8 % S ' . COMMITTEE ON INVITATION: J. R. PADDXSON, W. F CARTER, R. T. JOYCE, P. C. FOARI), T. J. LOWRY, II. P. GRAVES, W. A. MOORE Business, ► ■» .4 - ...... community grow witfi 123 Graduates, select your Lustre Craft Cookware now! It is the first choice of young homemakers everywhere. SOLD ONLY BY Mrs. B. F. Edwards, West Bend Divisional Manager St. 6-2048 419 Willow Street Mount Airy, North Carolina Compliments of FRANK HENNIS AUTO SALES Phone ST 6-5171 Mount Airy, North Carolina FLIPPIN GULF CENTER Washing, Greasing, Oiling HOME OIL GAS COMPANY Home Heating Oil Prompt Service-Metered Trucks Phone 6-6866 Mount Airy, North Carolina BOWMAN ELECTRIC COMPANY General Electric T.V. Appliances Sales Services Compliments of MAX DAVIS SHOE STORE 171 Main Street Mount Airy, North Carolina NICHOLS CLOTHING COMPANY GRADUATES • ' ' 1 ’ v; nTTTTn SPARGER INSURANCE AGENCY CO. Insurance Service Since 1900 Mount Airy, North Carolina HOLLINGSWORTH DRUG CO. Your Friendly Rexall Drug Store (C J) Mount Airy, North Carolina N THE D. W. SHIRT COMPANY Mount Airy, North Carolina a 0 oMount c tiry Savings -And. Loan, dissociation. CURRIER-WITHERS SUPPLY COMPANY Mill Supplies-Textile Supplies Jobbers of Mill and Factory Supplies Phone: St. 6-7175 West Pine Street Mount Airy, North Carolina BARBER ALLEN HOSIERY MILLS, INC. THE NORTH CAROLINA GRANITE CORPORATION For Beautiful Buildings Bridges Memorials Dept, of Justice rmiiuing U. S. Bullion Depository Since 1889 Quarriers and Manufacturers of MOUNT AIRY GRANITE U. S. Post Office Wright Memorial 126 Main Street Mount Airy, North Carolina M EATS VEG ETAfiLES For all your groceries shop at MOSELEY ' S West Lebanon Street extension Congratulations to the class of 1961 from RENFRO HOSIERY MILLS LAMM DRUG COMPANY Your High School Drug Store Mount Airy, North Carolina PINE CREST MOTOR LODGE Air-Conditioned - Free TV - Room Phones Wall to Wall Carpets Owners - Mr. and Mrs. Lucien Wrenn, Jr. Manager - Miss Margaret MacCualey Rt. 6 on U. S. 52 by pass Mount Airy, North Carolina I I j ! | I 127 Rings Trophies HERFF-JONES COMPANY Medals Invitations E. W. Paddison, Representative RADIO STATION WPAQ Best Wishes to the 10,000 Watts! class of ' 61 740 Kc. BRAY ' S MILL Telephone St. 6-6111 BELTON S LAUNDRY SKYLINE MOTORS, INC Pontiac - Cadillac - Oldsmobile „ We deal in service 554 N. Main Street Mount Airy, North Carolina Phone Number St 6-2111 VAUGHN BROTHERS DISTRIBUTORS Phone St. 6-5266 P. O. Box 282 Mount Airy, North Carolina 128 Professional Insurance Service W. J. Miller, Jr. J. Marion Burke James A. Hadley Telephone: St. 6-2151 443 N. Main Street Mount Airy, North Carolina " The Minor is our Major " PRUETT ' S Children and Youthwear 187 N. Main Mount Airy, North Carolina TURNMYRES DRUG STORE Phone St. 6-6181 on the corner Mount Airy, North Carolina MOODY FUNERAL HOME AND CHAPEL Complete Funeral Service 24 Hr. Ambulance Service Stuart, Virginia Dobson, North Carolina Mount Airy, North Carolina DIAL Owens 4-2131 DIAL Fulton 6-2755 DIAL State 6-2165 129 THE SURRY COUNTY LOAN TRUST COMPANY You Will Always Find A Spirit of Friendliness And A Standard of Service Unexcelled At This Bank Member F.D.I.C. Mount Airy - Dobson, North Carolina MOUNT AIRY KNITTING COMPANY When It Comes To Babies Spencer ' s Are Specialists Mount Airy, North Carolina INMAN ELECTRIC CO., INC. Electrical Electric Heat Contractors - Dealers In - Lighting Fixtures and Wiring Devices 433 North Main Street SCENIC MOTORS INC. Your Authorized Ford Dealer 1719 Rockford Street Mount Airy, North Carolina 130 CARL W. STEELE Your Jeweler Mount Airy, North Carolina THE FAIR STORE Fair and Square Outfitters for the Family Phone St 6-5843 Mount Airy, North Carolina CAUDLE ' S GROCERY At Bannertown Phone St 6-6065 TRI-ANGLE DRY CLEANERS Phone St 6-7887 844 North Main Street Mount Airy, North Carolina Compliments of BOOKER ' S GULF SERVICE Bannertown Compliments of GRANITE CITY ELECTRIC CO. Motor Doctors Mount Airy, North Carolina DIXIE CONCRETE PRODUCTS, INC. Telephone State 6-5148 1016 S. South Street Mount Airy, North Carolina BELK ' S DEPARTMENT STORE 308 Main Street Mount Airy, North Carolina MOODY ' S TRIANGLE GULF SERVICE Road Service Otto and Bob Moody-Owners HOSPITAL PHARMACY Across From Hospital Phone St 6-4171 817 Rockford St. Mount Airy, N. C. Walgreen Agency TOWN TIRE SERVICE ‘Fire$tottt Firestone Tires-Recapping Phone St 6-2155 Mount Airy, North Carolina GRANITE HOSIERY CORPORATION State 6-5157 Mount Airy, North Carolina 131 Thomas Fawcet, Founder and First President T.G. Fawcett, the Third of the Family to hold the Presidency 68 Years of Continual Progress D. C. Rector, President and Trust Officer Henry Folger, Vice-President C. Thos. Fawcett, Cashier and Asst. Trust Officer R. W. Inman, Jr. Asst. Cashier FIRST NATIONAL BANK of Mount Airy, N. C. 132 Senior Statistics MONA ALDERMAN Tri-Hi-Y 3; Spanish Club 3. JOHNNY ALDRIDGE Football 1; Basketball 2; Golf 1,2,3,4; Student Council 3,4, president 4; Monogram Club 2,3,4; Spanish Club 4; Latin Club 1,2; Hi-Y 3,4; Junior-Senior Prom Com¬ mittee 3;Mr. M.A.H.S. candidate 2,3. MARY CALLOWAY Latin Club 2; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; F.H.A. 4. HAROLD CARPENTER Glee Club 1,2,3,4. BILL CARTER Band 1,2,3,4; Hi-Y 3,4; Debating Club 3. ELLA SUE ANDERSON Glee Club 1,2,3,4; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; F.H.A. 1. BILL ASHLEY Glee Club 1,2,3,4; Hi-Y 3,4; Hall Monitor 2,3,4 NORMA BECK Hall Monitor 1. ROSCOE E. BECK Football 1; V.I.C. 3,4. CAROLE BLAIR Glee Club 1; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Student Council 1,2; Bas¬ ketball 1,2,3,4; Latin Club 2; Hall Monitor 2,3,4;Queen of Hearts Candidate 2. ROBY BOBBITT Baseball 1,2; Basketball 1,2; V.I.C. 4. ANNE BOLEN Basketball 1,2; Glee Club 1; Girls Athletic Association 3; Hall Monitor 3; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; F.H.A. 4; Latin Club 2. JAMES BOWMAN Football 1,2,3,4; Baseball 1; Basketball 1; Monogram Club 3,4; V.I.C. 3,4. BILL BRADFORD Latin Club 2; Honor Society 2,3,4; Hi-Y 3,4; Junior- Senior Prom Committee 3; Airmont photographer 2,3, 4; Library Assistant 2. KATHLEEN BRAY Glee Club 1,2,3,4; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4, Chaplain 4; Spanish Club Vice-president 4; Junior-Senior Prom Committee 3. MARY BROCK Glee Club 1,2,3,4; Library assistant 4; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4. JON BROOKS Class president 2; Football 2; Student council 3; Dra¬ ma Club 3; School Paper sports editor 3 at St. John ' s Preparatory School; Football 4. LAVINIA BROWN Airmont staff 3,4, Business manager 4; Band 1,2; Tri- Hi-Y 3,4; Student Council 1,2; Latin Club 2; Miss M.A. H.S. Candidate 1. BILL BURKE Hall monitor 3; Glee Club 4; Hi-Y 3,4, vice-president 4; Latin Club 2. CHIP CHAPMAN Baseball 1,2,3,4; Football 1,3,4; Basketball Manager 1, 2, statistician 3,4; Hi-Y 3,4; Spanish Club 4; Monogram Club 1,2,3,4; Junior-Senior Prom Committee 3. OTIS CHAPPFT t, jR Band, Newport News mgn School; Band 4; Hi-Y 4. GLORIA CHILDRESS Glee Club 4; Tri-Hi-Y 3. MISSY CLARK Glee Club 1,3,4; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Basketball 1; Latin Club 2; Annual staff 2,3,4, Co-editor 4; Student council al¬ ternate 2,3,4; Spanish Club 4; Miss M.A.H.S. candidate 2 . BETSY COBLE Band 1,2; Glee Club 3; F.H.A. 2,3; Tri-Hi-Y3,4; Junior- Senior Prom Committee 3; Hall Monitor 4. SANDRA COE Glee Club 1,2,3,4; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; F.H.A. 4. CAMILLE COMBS Band 1,2,3, majorette 1, chief majorette 2,3; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Honor Society 2,3,4; Latin Club 2; Debating Club 3,4; Spanish Club 4; High Spots 4; Junior-Senior Prom Committee 3; Exchange student to Japan 3. FAIR IE COOKE Tri-Hi-Y 3,4. V.I.C. 4. FRED COOKE JOHNNY COX Spanish Club 3; Hi-Y 3,4; Hall Monitor 3,4. VICKY COX Glee Club 1,2,3; Tri-Hi-Y3,4; Latin Club 2; Hall Mon¬ itor 4. JOY DAVIS Class Treasurer 1; Glee Club 1,2,3,4; Latin Club 2; Tri-H-Y 3,4; Hall Monitor 4. BILL DAWSON Band 2,3; Student Council 1; Hall Monitor 2. BRENDA DOLLYHIGH Glee Club 1; Latin Club 2; Hall Monitor 2; Office Page 3; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4, secretary 4. HELEN BUSICK Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Library Assistant 2,3,4. CAROLYN BYRD Glee Club 2; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; National Honor Society 3,4; F.H.A. 1,2,3; Soanish Club 3; Hall Monitor 4. JUDY CALLOWAY Glee Club 1,2,3; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Latin Club 2; Spanish Club 4. DEBBY DOUGLAS Band Majorette 1; Latin Club 2; Student Council alter¬ nate 2; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Spanish Club 4; High Spots staff 4. ANITA EASTER Glee Club 2; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Hall Monitor 3; Annual staff 4, Assistant to Guidance Counselor 4. SANDRA KAY EVERHART F.H.A. 1,2; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4. 133 Senior Statistics PAUL FAW Latin Club 2; Spanish Club 4; Hall Monitor 4. JOE HARRELL Band 1,2,3,4; Latin Club 2; Hi-Y 4; Hall Monitor 2. BECKY FRANK Glee Club 1,2,3, treasurer 3; Latin Club 2,3, secre¬ tary 3; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Marshal 3; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; High Spots staff 4; Girls Athletic Association 2,3; Honor Society 2,3,4, president 4; Color Guard 3; Miss M.A.H.S. candidate 2,3. ANN FRANKLIN Latin Club 2; Hall Monitor 1; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4, Group captain 4; Airmont staff 2,3,4, Co-editor 4; Office Page 4; Junior-Senior Prom Committee 3. BILLY GAMMONS Hall Monitor 2. MILDRED GILLEY F.H.A. 1,4; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Glee Club 4. JUDY GOAD Glee Club 1; Cheerleader 2,3; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Girls ' Athletic Association 3; Homecoming Queen candidate 2,3; Latin Club 2; Spanish Club 4; National Honor So¬ ciety 2,3, Vice-President 4; High Spots Editor - in - Chief 4; Class President 1; Class Vice-President 3; Class Treasurer 4; Junior-Senior prom committee 3; Student Council 1,2,3, representative 2. VICKY GOAD Glee Club 1,2,3,4; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; F.H.A. 4. IMOGENE GOARD Tri-Hi-Y 3; Latin Club 2; F.H.A. 4; Hall Monitor 4. ESTHER GOINS F.H.A. 1,2; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4. LORETTA HAWKS Tri-Hi-Y 3. NORMA HAYMORE Glee Club 2,3,4; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Latin Club 2; Library Assistant2,3;Junior-Senior Prom Committee 3;F.H.A. 4; Assistant to Guidance Counselor 4. JANET KAY HELMS Glee Club 1,2; F.H.A. 1,2; Dramatics 1 at Bartlett Yan¬ cey High School; Glee Club 3,4; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4. DAVID HEMRICK Glee Club 1,2,3,4, librarian4; Hi-Y 3,4; Debating Club 3; Basketball 1. MONROE HIATT Band 1,2,3,4; Hi-Y 3,4. ELIZABETH HICKS Student Council Alternate 2; Hall Monitor 2; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; F.H.A. 4. DENNIS HIRNLE Hall Monitor 3; Honor Society 3,4; Hi-Y 3,4; Glee Club 4; High Spots staff 4; Track team 1, Williamsville High School. JOHNNY HOLLOWAY Hi-Y 3,4. HARVEY HORTON Hi-Y 3,4. PHILIP HULL Band 1,2,3; Basketball 1; Bus driver 4; Hi-Y 4; Office Page 2. JIMMY GREENWOOD Foot ball 2,3,4; Bus driver 4; Monogram Club 3,4; Hall Monitor 3. JOE GRIFFIN Baseball 1,2,3,4; Football 1; Basketball 1; Monogram Club 1,2,3,4; Hi-Y 3.4; Airmo nt Staff 3. High Spots staff 4; Hall Monitor 1,2; Class Vice-President 1; King of Hearts Candidate 2. CATHERINE GUNNELL Tri-Hi-Y 3,4. RALPH GUNNELL Bus driver 2,3,4. HENRY HAIR Band 1,2,3,4; Treasurer 3; Glee Club 3,4; Latin Club 2; Hi-Y 3,4; National Honor Society 3,4; Junior-Senior Prom Committee 3; Student Council alternate 4. BETTY LOU HALL Tri-Hi-Y 3. RICHARD HALL Band 1,2,3; A irmont photographer 2,3,4; Hi-Y 4. SANDRA HAMLIN Student Council 1,2,4, alter nate 2,4; Class secretary 3; Junior-Senior Prom Committee ; Tri-Hi-Y 3; F.H.A. 4; Office Page 4; Hall Monitor 2. ELIZABETH HARMAN Glee Clubl; LatinClub2; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; National Honor Society 3,4; Spanish Club 4; Office Page 3; Hall Monitor 4. NANCY HUNTER Hall Monitor 3. DAN INMAN Hall Monitor 4; Bus driver 4. JUDY JACKSON Latin Club 2; Glee Club 3,4; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; National Honor Society 3,4; High Spots Staff 4. VETA JACKSON Glee Club 1,2,3; F.H.A. 4; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Student Coun¬ cil 1; Latin Club 2; Assistant to Guidance Counselor 4; Miss M.A.H.S. Candidate 1. FRANKIE LOU JAMES Glee Club 1,2,3,4; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Latin Club 2; Honor Society 2,3,4, secretary 4; Basketball 1,2; Student Council 2,3, Secretary 3; Miss M.A.H.S. candidate 3; Spanish Club secretary-treasurer 4; G.A.A. 2,3; Of¬ fice page 4; Substitute marshal 3; Exchange student candidate 3; Junior-Senior prom committee. ROSA LEE JARVIS Basketball 1,2,3; Honor Society 2,3,4; Girls Athletic Association 3; Latin Club 2; Office Page 4; Glee Club 1; Spanish Club 4; Marshal 3; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4. LINDA BENNETT JESSUP Student Council 1,2,3,4; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4;Classvice-pre¬ sident 2; Latin Club 2; Office Page 4 ; Junior-Senior Prom Committee 3; Basketball 1; Assistant to Mrs. Johnson 3. 134 Senior Statistics BILLY JONES Hail Monitor 2. GEORGE JONES Hi-Y 3,4; Baseball 1,2,3,4; Latin Club 2; Monogram Club 2,3,4; Honor Society 3,4. LINDA JONES Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Hall Monitor 3. MICHAEL JONES Hi-Y 4; Glee Club 1,2; Hall Monitor 3. CHARLES KING Glee Club 1,2,3; Hi-Y 3,4; Latin Club 2,3,4; Hall Mon¬ itor 3; Office Page 4; Student Council 4. EDDIE NICHOLS Hi-Y 4; Baseball 3,4. PEARL NICHOLS Glee Club 1,2,3,4; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Latin Club 2; Student Council 2,3; F.H.A. 4; Cheerleader 4. BEULAH NISTON Hall Monitor 3; F.H.A. 4. GENEVIEVE NORMAN Tri-Hi-Y 3; Hall Monitor 4. PAUL OWEN Glee Club 1,2,3,4; Hi-Y 3,4; Spanish Club 4; Football 1,2,3,4; Monogram Club 2,3,4. ARLETTE LAMBERT Glee Club 1,2,3,4; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4, treasurer 4; Latin Club 2; Honor Society 2,3,4; High Spots staff 4; Mar¬ shal 3; Library assistant 1. CAROLYN LOFLEN Glee Club 1,2,3; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Latin Club 2; High Spots Circulation Manager 4; Assistant to Guidance Counse¬ lor 4. KYLE LOFT IS Hi-Y 3,4; Football 4; Golf 3,4. MARY JO McHONE LatinClub2,3; Honor Society 2,3,4; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; De¬ bating Club 3,4; Hall Monitor 3,4. SANDY McHONE Glee Clubl,2,3,4,pianist4; Tri-Hi-Y3,4; Latin Club 2. BUDDY McMILLIAN Hi-Y 3,4; Football 1; Hall Monitor 1,3; Office Page 4; Spanish Club 3. NANCY MABE Student Council 1,2; annual staff 1,2; 4-H Club; Christ¬ mas Queen at Francisco High School; Tri-Hi-Y 3. MIKE MARION Hi-Y 3,4; Hall Monitor 4. BRENDA MARSHALL Stuaent Council 1; Basketball 1,2; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Hall Monitor 4; Glee Club 1; F.H.A. 4. SHIRLEY MARTIN Glee Club 3,4; Tri-Hi-Y 3; Junior-Senior Prom Com¬ mittee 3; Office Page 3. DENNIS PATTERSON Hi-Y 3,4; Debating Club 3. RONNIE PATTERSON Football 1; Hi-Y 3,4; Spanish Club 3. BOBBY PELL Glee Club 1,2,3,4; Hi-Y 3,4; Hall Monitor 2. JUDY PIERCE Basketball 1; Cheerleader 2,3; Hall Monitor 2; Tri- Hi-Y 3,4; Office Page 3; Elected vice-president of student council 4. BUDDY PIKE Hi-Y 3,4. SANDRA POORE Glee Club 1; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; F.H.A. 1,2; Hall Monitor 1. ANN PUCKETT Latin Club2,3,4; a edile 3, treasurer 4; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4, reporter 4; Student Council alternate 2; Office Page 4; Honor Society 3,4; High Spots staff, Advertising Man¬ ager 4; Marshal 3 BETTY JO PULLIAM Basketball 1,2,3,4 ; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4, president 4; Glee Club 1; Student Council representative 4; Girls ' Ath¬ letic Association 3; Hall Monitor 3; Office Page 4; High Spots feature editor 4; Y.M.C.A. Essay Winner 3; Lion ' s Club Essay Winner 3. Tri-Hi-Y 3. Hi-Y 4. SHIRLEY PYLES DENNIS ROBERTSON MARY RUTH MATTHEWS Glee Club 3,4; Tri-Hi-Y 3; F.H.A. 1,2. REVA MIDKIFF F.H.A. 2; Hall Monitor 1; Library assistant 1. GLORIA MILLS Glee Clubl,3; Hall Monitor 2,4; SpanishClub4; Tri-Hi Y 3,4. JEANETTE MOODY Glee Club 1,2,3,4; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Basketball 1; Hall Monitor 4. DANNY MOORE FIELD Monogram Club 2,3,4, treasurer 4; Hi-Y 3,4; Basket¬ ball 1,2,3,4; Hall Monitor 3. LUCY ROBERTSON Basketball 1; Glee Club 1,3,4, secretary-treasurer 4; Latin Club2; Spanish Club 4; Honor Society 2; Tri-Hi- Y 3,4, Group Captain 4; Junior-Senior Prom Commit¬ tee 3. PAUL ROBINSON Hi-Y 3,4. GLENDA ROGERS Glee Club 1,3,4; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Spanish Club 3; F.H.A. 4. LAURIE SEMONES Glee Club 1; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; National Honor Society 2, 3,4, reporter 4; Student Council 1,3,4, representative 4; Latin Club 2; Marshal 3; Airmont staff 3,4, copy editor 4; Library Assistant 2; Spanish Club 4; Ex¬ change student candidate 3. 135 Senior Statistics LINDA SEMONES HallMonitor 1,2; Tri-Hi-Y 3; Airmont staff 4; Library assistant 3; Basketball 1. JIMMY SESSOMS Latin Club 2; Spanish Club 4; Glee Club 3; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Monogram Club 2,3,4, vice-president 4; Hi-Y 3,4, president 4; Student Council alternate 4; Junior- Senior Prom Committee 3; Class vice-president 4. MICKEY SHORE Hi-Y 3,4; Glee Club 4; Band 1,2,3,4; Latin Club 2. DIANNE SHORT Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; F.H.A. 4. KENNETH SIMMONS Hi-Y 3,4; Hall Monitor 3. NANCY SLATE Glee Club 1,2,3,4, president 4; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4, vice- president 4; Cheerleader 4; Honor Society 2,3,4, trea¬ surer 4; Latin Club 2; Student Council 3,4, secretary 4; Marshal 3; Office Page 4; Queen of Hearts candi¬ date 1; Junior-Senior Prom Committee 3. JOE SMITH Class Secretary 1,4; Class President 3; Football 1,2,3; Monogram club 2,3,4; Mr. M.A.H.S. candidate 1; Stu¬ dent Council 2,3,4, parliamentarian 3, treasurer 4; Marshal 3; Latin Club 2; Junior-Senior prom commit¬ tee chairman 3; HallMonitor 4; Exchange student can¬ didate 3. RAY SMITH Spanish Club 3; Hall Monitor 3. JANIS SPARGER Band Majorette 2,3; Glee Club 1,3; Latin Club 2; Span¬ ish Club 4; Student Council 1; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; National Honor Society 3,4. PATRICIA SPARGER Glee Club 1,2,3,4; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Latin Club 2. MITCHELL SPEIGHT Football 1,2,3,4; Monogram Club 3,4; Hi-Y 3,4. PHILIP STANLEY Hi-Y 3,4; Band 1,2; Latin Club 2,3; Spanish Club pre¬ sident 4; High Spots 4; Honor Society 2,3,4; Exchange student to Germany 3. ELIZABETH STEPP Glee Club 1,3,4; Basketball 1; F.H.A. 1,2,3,4; Tri-Hi- Y 3,4. DOUG STOCKTON Hi-Y 3,4; Baseball 2,4. NANCY SUTPHIN Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Latin Club 2; Office Page 3; National Honor Society 2,3,4. GAYE TATE Glee Club 1,2; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; F.H.A. 4; Student Coun¬ cil vice-president 4; Class president 2; Queen of Hearts Candidate 3. RAY TATE Band 1,2,3; Glee Club 3,4; Latin Club 2; Hi-Y 3,4; Stu¬ dent Council 4; Mr. M.A.H.S. candidate 1; Sweetheart King candidate 1,3. JERRY TAYLOR Football 1, manager 2,3, trainer 4; Hi-Y 3,4; Bus Dri¬ ver 4. NANCY THOMAS Tri-Hi-Y 3; F.H.A. 4; Hall Monitor 3. BELLE UTT Glee Club 1; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4. HARRY VAUGHN Hi-Y 3,4; Monogram Club 1,2,3,4; Football 1,2,3,4, co¬ captain 4; Glee Club 1,2,3,4. MARTHA VAUGHN Glee Club 1,2; Latin Club2; Cheerleader 2,3,4, co-chief 4; Girls Athletic Association 2,3; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Honor Society 3,4; High Spots Staff business manager 4. MARY VAUGHN Glee Club 1,2; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4; Student Council 1; Class Secretary 1; Cheerleader 2,3,4, co-chief 4; Latin Club 2; Girl ' s Athletic Association 2,3; Honor Society 3; High Spots Staff 4. LINDA WELBORN Glee Club 1; Tri-Hi-Y 3; Basketball 1,2,3,4; F.H.A. 1. JERRY WESTMORELAND Latin Club 2; National Honor Society 2,3,4; Hi-Y 3,4; Marshal 3; Golf team 2,3,4; Office page 4. TOMMY WHITE Hi-Y 3,4, secretary 4; Monogram Club 2,3,4; Basket¬ ball 1,2,3,4; Boy ' s State Delegate 4; Class president 4; Glee Club 3; Latin Club 2. JULIA WILLIAMSON Tri-Hi-Y 2,3, secretary 3; G.A.A. 1,2,3, at Wakefield H.S.; Glee Club 4; High Spots staff 4; Tri-Hi-Y 4. JOHNNY WILSON Football 1,2,3,4, co-captain 4; Hi-Y 3,4; Monogram Club 2,3,4; Baseball 1,2. NELTA WOODSON Glee Club 1,2,3,4; Tri-Hi-Y 3,4. SHELBY JEAN WORRELL National Honor Society 2,3,4; Office Page 3; Library assistant 4; F.H.A. 4. GARY YORK Spanish Club secretary-treasurer 3; Monogram Club 3,4, president 4; Football 2,3,4; Baseball 3,4; Hi-Y 4. 136 LEONARD’S Jewelers since 1893 W atches -Silver -China Diamonds - Crystal W. S. WOLFE DRUG COMPANY Prescription Druggist We deliver - Phone St. 6-5171 Mount Airy, North Carolina Congratulations Class of ’61! SURRY BULB COMPANY BRAD’S CARD AND TOY SHOP 269 North Main Street Mount Airy, North Carolina Be a professional beautician Enroll at MT. AIRY SCHOOL OF BEAUTY 121 Moore Ave. Thelma C. Hair, owner Deluxe Cleaners St. 6-6531 216 Willow Street Expert Cleaning Congratulations Class of ' 61! MILLS FAIRLANE MARKET MOUNT AIRY PAINT STORE Paints - Wallpaper - Accessories Phone St. 6-6755 121 Franklin Street Mount Airy, North Carolina Congratulations! EARLE THEATRE 142 N. 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Sparger Jr. Star Lite Motel Temple Esso Service Western Auto Associate 138 WORKMEN’S FEDERAL SAVINGS LOAN ASSOCIATION " Where Thousands are Saving Millions " Insured Savings and Home Loans 4% Current Dividend Rate Resources over $16,000,000.00 218 North Main Street Mount Airy, North Carolina 139 A Ken Alderman- 106 Mona Alderman- 22,85 Johnny Aldridge- 60,61,75,85,88,96,97 Bobby Allen - 102,112 John Allen- 106 Mike Allran -57,106,121 Joe Allred -102 Paul Allred -98 Wayne Allred -106 Carl Anderson -106 Ella Anderson -73,85 Ella Anderson -73,85 Jack Armfield -23,106 Alfred Arnder -98,112 Johnny Arrington - 106 Anne Ashburn - 54,60,61,63,65,76,102, 144 Frances Ashburn -39,60,66,67,73,76, 102 Bob Ashby -98 William Ashley -22,39,73,85 Mr. Charles D. Atkins -18,44,62,112, 121 Patsy Atkins -106 Carol Ayres -98 Roger Ayers -106 B Joy Baber -106 Barbara Badgett -102 Linda Badgett -35,71,81,98 Jo Ann Baer -54,67,75,98 Miss Maria R. Baird -18,23,34 Bobby Ball -39,76,102,116 Steve Banner -102 Glenda Ann Barker -102 Mrs. Kate Barringer -12 Mr. J. D. Bartley -18,28,30 Mrs. Mary Lou Bartley -18,34,80 Jo Ann Bateman -102 Harry Baum -98 Mrs. Lucy Beamer -17 Mamie Beasley -98 Nancy Beasley -36,78,102 Brenda Beck -98 Carol Beck -106 Danny Beck -106,121 Norma Beck -85 Roscoe Beck -85 Linda Bell -73,98 Charlotte Belton -102 Jimmy Belton -106 Wanda Benge -102 Bonnie Berrier -73,98,117 Gail Beverly -36,39,52,73,78,98 Mary Birks -106 Tommy Birks -38,98 Terry Blackmon -102 Carol Blair -40,79,85,89 Tony Bledsoe -26,102 Carolyn Bobbitt -106 Roby Bottit -85 Anne Bolen -54,85 Carol Bond -102 Clark Bondurant -98 Gail Bondurant -102 Robert Bondurant -106 Judy Booker -106 James Bost -98,112 Buck (James) Bowman -85,112 Carol Bowman -98 Dennis Bowman -106 Jerry Bowman -106 Linda Bowman -98 Louise Bowman -102 Lyrine Bowman -98 Bobby Boyd -98 Bill Bradford -35,54,62,65,75,86 Nancy Bradley -106 Carolyn Branch -76,98,117 Gene Brannock -102 Jim Brav -106 Kathleen Bray -37,42,73,77,79,86,96 Jerry Briggs -106 Tommy Brim -75,98 Linda Brinkley -106 S. A. Brintle -106 Mary Brock -73,86 Betty Sue Brooks -73,98 Billy Brooks -106 John Brooks -31,86 David Brown -102,112,113 Jeanette Brown -80,102,117 Lavinia Brown -61,64,86,144 Vndex Lonnie Brown -26,73,102 Sandra Brown -106 Calvin Bryant -102 Bill Burke -46,79,87,97 Miss Etta Ruth Burke -18,34 Mr. Marion Burke -17 Helen Busick -28,66,67,68,87 Mary Butcher -106 Patsy Butcher -106 Carolyn Byrd -87 C Peggy Cagle -107 Carl Cain -107 Dozy Caldwell -98 Carolyn Callaway -107 Judy Calloway -87 Louise Calloway -35,87 Martha Calloway -102 Dale Carpenter -107 Harold Carpenter -73,86 Howard Carpenter -107 Bill Carter -86 Mike Carter -107,121 Tommy Carter -107,121 Chip Chapman -23,60,86,112,118 Dick Chapman -107 Otis Chappel -71,86 Phyllis Chappel -102 Bobby Childress -98,112,116 Claudine Childress -99 Dennis Childress -107 Gloria Childress -73,86 Larry Childress -103 Mrs. Irene Christian -18 Jerry Christian -35,99 Missy Clark -12,35,64.65,73,87,144 Grey Clifton -103 Janice Clifton -61,103,117 Roberta Cobbler -99 Betsy Coble -28,87 Mrs. Maude Coble -18,29,38 R. D. Coble -103 Deborah Cocker ham -83,99 Elizabeth Cockerham -103,117 Susan Cockerham -61,107 Don Coe -99 Sandra Coe -73,87 Christine Collins -103 Leslie Collins -107 Raymond Collins -107 W. L. Collins -103,112,113 Barbara Combs -107 Camille Combs -51,52,53,74,85,87,90, 91,96,97 Ronnie Cook -107 Byron Cooke -60,76,99 Charles Cooke -75,99 Fairie Cooke -87 Fred Cooke-86 Freddie Cooke -99 Rodney Cooke -103 Hilmer Corn-103 Henrietta Corns -99 Philip Coulson -99 Diane Cox -107 Jimmy Cox -107,121 Johnny Cox -86 Pat Cox -107 Sarah Cox -73,103 Tippv Cox -61.76,103 vicxy Cox -4J,oo Mr. James D. Cozart -18,34,70 Sue Craddock -103 Linda Creed -99 Elizabeth Cruise -107 Gary Cundiff -99 D Loyd Dalton -107,118,121 Bonita D ' Amico -107 Margaret Dancy -36,78,103 Ronnie D. Daniels -107 Stephen Davenport -60,61,98,99,112, 116 Carol Davis -107 Carolyn Davis -103 Joy Davis -73,86 Susan Davis -73,103 Tondah Davis -107 Becky Dawson -107 Bill Dawson -86 Porter Dawson -57,75,81,99 Linda Deathrage -73,103 Larry Dinkins -66,99 Carol Dix -102,103 Brenda Dolly high -75,79,87 Debby Douglas -24,25,62,87 Donald Douglas -23,107 Janet Dowell -107 Johnny Dowell -103 Nancy Draughn -65,80,81,99 Sylvia Draughn -68,69,80,99,117 Bobby Drdak -107,121 E Anita Easter -29,35,65,87 Diane Easter -29,66,67,103 Kenneth Easter -107 Mildred Easter -41,75,99 Eugenia Edmunds -103 Geraldine Edwards -107 Randy Eldridge -107 Ronnie Ellis -99,118 Faye Ervin -30,71,99 Mike Estes -99,112 Sandra Everhart -87 F Paul Faw -87 Rachel Faw -103 Tommy Fawcett -107 Joanne Felt -107 Mr. H. M. Finch -16,21,34,38 Charlotte Fleming -99 Polly Fleming -99 Catherine Flippin -103 Kay Forbis -103,117 Billie Fowler -107 Paula Fowler -24,73,103,117 Dick Foy -107 Ellen Foy -65,73,103,144 Joe France -103 Becky Frank -51,62,63,68,74,85,86,96, 97,117 Ann Franklin -64,65,68,86,144 Jerry Freeman -107 Gayle Frye -38,103,112 Rodney Frye -60,103 G Billy Gammons -86 Betsy Gardner -103 Helen Gates -103 Mr. Bowman George -17 Billy Gilbert -108 Virgil Gilbert -108 Brenda Gilley -99 Johnny Gilley -108 Mildred Gilley -86 Ann Glass -75,98 Ellen Goad -108 Judy Goad -35,36,56,60,62,63,74,84, 86,97 Magdalene Goad -108 Vicki Goad -35,87 Imogene Goard -87 Ester Goins -87 Fred Goins -106,108 Trudy Goins -24,103 Jimmy Greenwood -38,87 Ronny Greenwood -108,121 Billy Griffin -108 Joe Griffin -62,87,118 Teresce Griffin -108 Catherine Gunnell -88 Gary Gunnel -38,99 Ralph Gunnell -38,88 Rodney Gunter -108 Jerry Gwyn -99,116 H Henry Hair -22,73,74,88 Betty Lou Hall -88 Mickey Hall -108 Richard Hall -35,62,65,88,93,144 Sharon Hall -88 Vance Hallman -61,73,108 Mrs. Maxine Hamilton -19,38,74 Curtis Hamlin -103 Sandra M. Hamlin -88 Doris Hanks -108 Ronnie Harbour -99 Sarah Harkrader -73,108 Elizabeth Harman -74,88 Joe Harrell -23,70,88 Johnny Harris -99,112 Rickey Harris -99 Donna Lee Hartman -30,35,66,81,99 Bobbie Hauser -99,112 MO 9ndex Bobby Hawks -99 Brenda Hawks -103 Loretta Hawks -89 Opal Hawks -108 Bettle Hayes -98 Miss Ada Haymore -13,38 Norma Haymore -27,30,35,41,73,89 Mary Haynes -99 Ronnie Haynes -108 Jimmy Hazel -99,112 Linda Head -108 Kay Helms -73,89 David Hemrick -73,89 Lynn Hennis -28,80,103 Mr. S. A. Hennis, Jr. -17 Suzanne Hennis -36,76,78,103 Mike Hensley -99 Billy Hiatt -103,118 David Hiatt -108 Frances Hiatt -73,81,99 Leon Hiatt -103 Monroe Hiatt -31,89 Steve Hiatt -108 Elizabeth Hicks -89 Dean Hill -99 Gilda Hill -108 Judy Hill -73,103 Orene Hill -65,75,99 Dennis Hirnle -62,73,89 Joyce Holcomb -108 Miss Eva Holder -19,23,63 Mr. Robert Holder -19,34 Johnny Holloway -89 Mrs. Anne Holyfield -16,34,69 Donna Hooker -24,73,80,99 Sarah Hoover -108 Clifford Hornaday -103 Harvey Horton -89 Patsy Howell -66,73,103 Bruce Hull -103,112 Phil Hull -38 Dean Hunter -99,112 Max Hunter -108 Nancy Hunter -91 Romey Hunter -108 Charlotte Hurst -103 Sandy Hutchens -104 I Dan Inman -38,91 Martha Inman -108 Pamela Inman -104 J Judy Jackson -73,91 Mrs. Kate Jackson -17 Mickey Jackson -104 Steve Jackson -107,108 Veta Jackson -30,35,91,95 Frankie Lou James -22,37,40,43,46, 54,68,73,74,77,91,97 Brenda Jarrell -104 Rosalee Jarvis -22,41,51,68,69,74,85 Anna Jenkins -108 Addison Jessup-108 Linda Jessup -28,69,91 Carole Johnson -22,73,81,100,117 Ernestine Johnson -108 Francine Johnson -61,66,73,104 Gilbert Johnson -100 Mrs. Lillian Johnson -16,30 Billy Jones -91 Brenda Jones -100 George Jones -74,91,118 Harvey Jones -108,121 Janie Jones -108 Linda Jones -91 Leo Jones -108 Mike Jones -41,91 Sharon Jones -108 Reggie Joyner -22,81,100 K Nancy Key -104 Jimmy Kincaid -108 Charles King -100 Charles M. King -27,57,68,74,76,90, 97,100 Stanley King -108 Tommy King -104 Mary Ruth Kirkman -73,100 Larry Kizer -108 Tonya Klutz -108 L Melvin Lambe -41,90 Arlette Lambert -51,54,57,62 73 74 79,85,90 Freddy Lambert -53,75,100 Eddie Lawrence -100 Rebecca Laws -108 Janis Lawson -108 Rebecca Lawson -104 Jane Leach -57,106,108 Carolyn Leftwich -104 Jerry Leftwich -100,112- Mozelle Leftwich -104 Nelba Leftwich -104 Shirly Leftwich -104 Bobby Leonard -108 Donald Leonard -104 Jilda Lewis -104 John Liddle -104 Mr. Edmond W. Limer, Jr. -19 Carolyn Loflen -35,47,62,90 Kyle Loftis -90,112 Frank Longest -35,62,65,104,144 Barbara Lovill -61,108 Bobby Lovill -81,100 Betty Lowe - 108 James Lowry -104 Me Gary McAlexander -100 Nancy McCraw -100 Shirley Mcuraw -104 Dillard McGaha - 100 Sam McGee -76,100 Miss Willie Lou McGee -19,26 Mary Jo McHone -22,52,91 Ronnie McHone -108 bandra McHone -25,37,43,91 Wanda McHone -108 Warren McHone -104 Dianne McKinney -71,80,109 Mrs. Lorraine McKinney -19,74 Steve McKnight -22,31,40,76,81,100 Buddy McMillian -68,69,90 Dale McMillian -100 Jane McMillian -108 Melvin McMillian -108 M Carolyn Mabe -108 Nancy Mabe -90 Mrs. Lavinia Mackie -19,30,91 Kandy Marion -104,117 Mike Marion -90 Dale Marsh -108 Don Marsh -108 Brenda Marshall -90 William L. Marshall -108,121 Carol Martin -108 Glenn Martin -108,121 Grant Martin -100,112 Joe E. Martin -100 Joe F. Martin -104 Judy Martin -73,100 Shirley Martin -73,90 Eddie Massey -104,112 Twainette Massey -104,117 Mary Ruth Matthews -73,91 Linda Mears -108 Nancy Merritt -61,108 Reva Midkiff -66,91 Gloria Mills -73,77,92 Mr. Charles R. Moir -20,34 Judy Monday -59,71,78,100 Mary Money -100 Conrad Montgomery -100 Jeanette Moody -73,92 Lucky Moody -76,102,104,116 Jimmy Moore -108 Mike Moore -27,53,73,81 Danny Moorefield -92,114,116 Martha Morris -61,108 Mrs. Selena Moxley -17 Charles Myers -57,75,98,100 N Mrs. Mary Neal -20,22,47 Tommy Neal -71,104 Edward Nester -100,101,116 Beverly Neuber -36,78,99,100 Eddie Nichols -92,118 Freddie Nichols -100 Pearl Nichols -36,46,54,56,73,78 Elisabeth Nieuwenhuis-42,57,73,75,81,100 George Nieuwenhuis -104,112 Beulah Niston -93 Tommie Nixon -108 Floyd Noah -104 Lloyd Noah -104 Geneva Norman - 104 Genevieve Norman -93 Judy Norman -108 Norma Nunn -100 O George Oliver -100 Fred O ' Neal -104 Paul Owen -43,73,77,93,112 Richard Owen -108,121 P Roger Pack -104 Dennis Patterson -93 Patsy Patterson -108 Ronnie Patterson -93 Sandra Patton -108 Jo Ann Paul -108 Howard Payne -109 David Pearce -100,112 PhiliD Pearson -61.104 Jettie Lee Peepies -109 Bobby Pell -73,92 Jeanette Pell -73,100 Peggy Pender -109 Hugh Peoples -61,73,75,76,100 Kathleen Peoples -73,109 Buddy Perry -100,116 Carol Jean Perry -57,65,75,81,99,100 Judy Pierce -60,92 Bubby Pike -25,92 Mike Poore -100 Ray Poore -109 Sandra Poore -92 Shirley Poore -35,109 Jenny Porter -73,104 Jean Powell -30,67,73,100 Mary Elizabeth Preddy -57,73,104 Terry Pruitt -104,112 Ann K. Puckett -104 Ann V. Puckett -51,63,68,74,76,79, 85,92 Frankie Puckett -109 Richard Puckett -104 Wade Puckett -109 Betty Jo Pulliam -54,61,63,68,79,93, 117 Doris Pulliam -109 Shirley Pyles -93 Victor Pyles -100,118 Q Judy Quesenberry -109 Linda Quesinberry -109 Suzanne Quesinberry -35,109 R Elizabeth Ramey -104 Maudie Ramsey -100 Jackie Reagin -67,104 Mr. Ray Reed -20,38,49 Susan Rees -23,61,109 Charles Reeves -104 Edward Reeves -104 Gail Richards -105 Jimmy Roberts -105 Dennis Robertson -93 Lucy Robertson -22,25,41,73,74,93 Wayne Robertson -100 Paul Robinson -93 Glenda Rodgers -73,92 Melvin Rodgers -109 Quinton Rogers -105 David Rowe -44,100,101,112,116 Mr. Henry Rowe -17 Becky Rule -109 S Judi Sabin -109 Bruce Samet -107,109 Stevie Sanders -101 Miss Nancy Saunders -20,22,38,41,46, 49,52 Gerry Schafer -105 Be Ann Schwab -109 Margaret Scott -109 Thomas Scott -105 Wayne Sechrist -101 141 a Vndex William Selgler -109 Louise Shelton -61,75,101 Mike Shelton -105 Mr. Wallace Shelton -20,89,121 Juanita Shockley -109 Carolyn Shore -63,65,75,80,81,98,101, 144 Mickey Shore -31,73,93 Dianne Short -93 Edward Short -105 Alice Simmons -109 Bing Simmons -101 Carolyn Simmons -101 Dianne Simmons 109 Eddie Simmons -101 Jerry Simmons -101 Kenneth Simmons -93 Linda Simmons -73,75,101 Nancy Simmons -109 Patricia Simmons -101 Randall Simmons -109 Roger Simmons -81,101 Shirley Simmons -105 Skip Simmons -53,75,76,101 Steve Simmons -73,101 Miss Jean Simpson -20 Nancy Slate -36,46,51,56,57,60,61,68, 73,74,78,79,85,93,94 Sammy Slate -105 Carolyn Smith -109 Dare Smith -105 Don Smith -105 Evelyn Smith -105 Gail Smith -109 Joe Smith -27,51,54,57,60,61,74,84,85, 93 Melba Smith -101 Mildred Smith -105 Oscar Smith - Mr. R. M. Smith -17,50 Ray Smith -80.95 Claudia Snow -61,73,101 Jerry Snow -73,101 Helen Snyder -105 Marty Snyder -109 Betty Self -109 Laurie Semones -22,51,61,64,74,77,85 92,144 Linda Semones -29,64,92,144 Rebecca Semones -109 Jimmy Sessons -39,40,60,61,79,84,92, 114,116 Peggy Shaw -101 Aaron Shelton -92 Bobby Shelton -105 Deidra Shelton -80,101 Frances Shelton -105 Libby Shelton -80,101 Linda Shelton -109 Linda Spane -23,109 Janis Sparger -24,95 Patricia Sparger -43,73,95 Mrs. Mable Speight -17 Mitchell Speight -95,112 Shelby Spencer -73,101 Philip Stanley -22,51,52,54,62,63,74,77, 79,85,90,91,95,96,97 Stephen Stanley -105 Larry Starling -109,121 Richard Starr -105 Mary Ann Steelman -109 Patricia Steelman -105 Timothy Stein -109 Elizabeth Stepp -73,95 Cynthia Still -107,109 Lorita Still -73,77,80,101 Doug Stockton -95 Cheryl Stone -109 J. W. Sumner -105,112 Mary Ellen Sumner -109 Mary Helen Sumner -109 Ronald Surratt -109 Kay Sutphin -67,105 Nancy Sutphin -35,95 Mrs. Caroline Sydnor -21,26,34,56 T Gaye Tate -36,39,46,56,60,61,88,92,95, 96 Ray Tate -25,39,43,61,73,79,88,94,95, 96 Ann Taylor -61,73,101 Jerry Taylor -38,43,94 Johnny Taylor -24,61,101,112,113 Carol Tesh -109 Jerry Testerman -109 Bruce H. Tharrington -16,64 Miss Annie Thomas -21,30,31,34,35,60 Lena Thomas -101 Nancy Thomas -94 Peggy Thomas -109 Mrs. Vera Thomas -21,26 Bobby Tickle -109,121 David Tillotson -109 Jimmy Tilly -109 Jeannie Timmons 101 Candy Toler -105 Patsy Turpin -105 U Belle Utt -81,94 Leonard Utt -109 V Harry Vaughn -22,28,36,42,73,79,94,96, 112,113 Martha Vaughn -36,62,78,94,97 Mary Vaughn -36,46,56,60,62,78,94,95 Phyllis Vaughn -101 Gaye Vernon - 109 Bobby Vogler -105 Ernest Voncannon -105 Jimmy Voncannon -105 W Bill Wallace -107,109 Jessie Ward -29,75,80,101 Velpo Ward -101,112,113 Anita Watson -105 Dale Watson -109 Jo Ann Watson -101 Becky Watts -105 Carolyn Watts -109 Mary Watts -101 Patty Webb -109 Phil Weddle -109 Billy Welborn -101 Linda Welborn -95,117 Babs Weldon -36,66,67,78,80,81,101 Mary Wells -105 David Westmoreland -101 Gary Westmoreland -109 Jerry Westmoreland -22,51,68,69,74, 85,94 Juanita Westmoreland -101 Sharon Westmoreland -105 Tommy White -40,41,54,60,79,84,94, 115,116 Lannie Whiteman -105 Dennis Whitaker -109 Sandra Wilhite -73,109 Dudley Wilkey -101 Byron Willard -101,118 Elizabeth Willard -105 Sheila Willard -109 Barbara Williams -37,105,117 Mr. George Williams -21,28 Mike Williams -109 Julia (Villiamson -62,73,94 R. L. Williamson -57,76,105 Deanna vVilson -105 Jerry Wilson -105 Johnny Wilson -36,94,112,113 Mr. John B. Wolfe -17 Kay Wood -101 Mr. W. L. Woodie -21 Nelta Woodson -73,94 Brenda Worrell -109 Shelby Worrell -29,67,95 Wayne Wort h -105 Mr. Ivo Wortman -21 Mary Lou Wrenn -105 Tommie Wright -109 Connie Wyche -66,67,105,117 Pattie Wyche -37,59,70.75,78,101,117 Patricia Wyrick -105 Johnny Yokley -77,98,101,116,118 Gary York -28,44,95,112,118 Joe York -109 THIS GAY GATHERING marked the opening of the Commerical Club around 1905. The club held meetings over the present Times office. Rarely enough are we able to express our sincere appreciation to those among us who have be¬ come such a vital part of our everyday lives. Sometimes we develop a natural tendency to take them for granted. Such an attitude develops easily if that person may be relied upon to be an untiring worker, constant inspiration, and true friend. For her work with and for the Airmont staff we eagerly take this opportunity (a page we slipped in without her knowledge) to express to Miss Simpson our often unspoken but heartfelt. 3fian£s MISS SIMPSON ' 60 - 61 Airmont Staff L. 143 THEME, COVERAGE, FUNDS — all require advance planning, then hard work. Co-editors, Ann Franklin and Missy Clark (LEFT and 2nd from RIGHT); copy editor, Laurie Semones; business man¬ ager, Lavinia Brown; and photographers, Richard Hall and Bill Bradford, pool ideas for the ' 61 Air- mont. Our 3ina! Word Airmont acknowledges with appreciation the help extended by the many people who took time to tell us about Mount Airy ' s past, let us use their treasured old pictures and ma¬ terials, and gave us encouragement. We enjoyed delving into our past and learn¬ ing more about the early forces that shaped our present. We hope you find this Airmont a treasured record of our 1960-61 school year -- the friends, activities, fun, and work -- and of the past -- our goodly heritage. Apprecia¬ tion of both will grow with the years. Anne Ashburn Nancy Draughn Anita Easter Ellen Foy Orene Hill Frank Longest Carol Perry Linda Semones Carolyn Shore t L. r The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places Yea, I have a goodly heritage, --Psalm 16:6 Qoodly Heritage Title and quotation from The Goodly Heritage by Mary Ellen Chase Jllplpi tllgllll


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