Neosho High School - Wild Cat Yearbook (Neosho, MO)

 - Class of 1947

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'y i C E yn v -.- -' -" V' Xbpl o 9?l, xp' xp' xy' xpnx X15 rf' r rf- rp rp rp rf' x f 'x' 'V PURE ORD HANDS, IN MOST PEOPLE'S MINDS, ARE COMMON, EVERYDAY THINGS, BUT IE MORE THOUGHT WERE GIVEN TO THE IMPORTANCE OE THEM, ONE WOULD REALIZE THE PART THEY HAVE PLAYED IN PUSHING BACK OUR ERONTIERS, BUILDING OUR NATION, AND WRITING ITS HISTORY. THEY TIGHTEN AND GROW TENSE UNDER EMOTIONAL STRAIN, TWIST IN PAIN, AND STRETCH OUT IN APPEAL AND WELCOME. AT THE CLOSE OE THIS SCHOOL YEAR, MANY HANDS WILL BE EXTENDED IN EAREWELL TO THE GRADUATES. IT IS OUR SINCERE HOPE THAT THEY WILL CHERISH THIS BOOK AND WITH IT EVERLASTING MEMORIES OE OLD N. H. S. H. W. ANDERSQN, Superintendent lurk sq af . 'U 'I' 'W 'xy ,Q X ' l""""f' M IIA ' Q . - ', ' . - A XA ' . . A ' fad, ,ri ll "E ee fb. , 2' .2 y Q 9, Mrs. Linclemcm cmd Miss Hcrrpoid, study hall and iibrcrricrn respectively. Mrs. Keiih Horncxdcry, cafeteria manager, and her ccrpcxble stuff. Jewell Moore, office secreiczry, and Mary Steward, secretary to The superintendent Page 8 ff RUYALTY Z I 'xml 7' J YEARBGGK KING His Majesty - GEORGE WILLIAMS X YEARBOOK QUEEN Her Highness BARBARA BRANHAM FRESH MAN ATTENDANTS 2 'QQ 'UQ Runners-up - Prince David Young and Princess Icxckie Scoit lfmx lx ' ' N Page 12 SENIOR TTENDANTS DUCHESS BERNICE BRANHAM cmd DUKE BOB MCINTYRE PqlS JUNIUR TTEIXIDANTS COUNT H. L. PERRY cmd COUNTESS CAROL CUSHMAN Top: Crownbearer Donnie Rinehart ap- proaches Homecoming Queen Betty Ioy Haas and Captain Raymond Green. Bottom: Homecoming Queen Haas and Captain Green with attendants at Coronation: L. Cole, M. Naramore, I. Gibson, C. Cushman, I. Ionee., B. MC- Intyre, M. Wilson, A. Pierce, I. Elclred, D. Younq. Page FOOTBALL QUEEN BETTY IOY HAAS BASKETB LL TTENDANTS At left: Attendants Phyllis Anderson and lackie Scott ac- company Basketball Queen Iean Hunter. Below: Queen Hunter enters on the arm of Captain Prunty. Page 16 BASKETBALL QUEEN IEAN HUNTER CALE DAR SEPTEMBER -Teachers swamp hardware stores for artillery. -School starts with a bang fseveral of them, in factl. -Elected class officers. -Wilson has hopes of lettering as Ko-Ki Koki is intro- duced to N. H. S. -School reeks of Latin initiates' garlic. OCTOBER -Neosho plays Victorious host to Baxter Springs. -Fur flies between Unholy Six and cheerleaders. -Students migrate to "Green-Land." -Wildcats defeated by Webb City. -Our pride and joy lose their second Big-8 game to Nevada. First gathering of Sr. play cast makes Summers' hairf?t stand on end. -Wildcat-3 find defeat at Lamar. Homecoming pep rally: big build-up for big let- down. I NOVEMBER -Betty Ioy Haas crowned Football Queen. -"There'll Be Some Changes Made," as report cards announce the awful truth. -Monett defeats Neosho in a great game of mudball. -History repeats itself: "Carthage Delanda Eratp" l3-7 Koh, happy dayl. -H. F. reigns supreme as undisputed Cleopatra of the day . . . Glory, laud, and honor to the "ll" to victory over Mt. Vernon, 20-13. DECEMBER -Local vicinity invaded by "mean, moody, and mag- nificent" Outlaw. -Woman Hater's Club chagrined at thoughts of weaker sex. -Sophomores win Yearbook royalty. -Seniors gather to plan S. S. D. -Barlow calls Senior meeting. -Rainbow Girls hold annual Christmas dance. -Clover Club's lossy Gayiety's gain. IANUARY -Seniors stagger schoolward. -Senior play-"A Date With Indy"-presented to full house. -Football banquet. -Webb City hands us first cage loss of season. -Wildcats losey Kittens win over Aurora. -Noah had nothing on us f'ark, 'arkJ. 17-Kittens win "B"g 'Carts lose "A" to Nevada. 18-Paul Tennis elected V. President of student body. 21-Kittens victorious again: "A" team fights valiantly, but loses to Lamar. Z3-21 cheers to Mary Steward for 21 years of faithful service to N. H. S. 21--Prunty makes Honor Roll. --'Cats bow before Monett Cubs. Kittens ride again! FEBRUARY l--Basketball boys take blood oath to become Blue- beards until they win a game. -"N" Club initiation: need we say more? 5-Lampo brings pillow to school. 7-Buddy Haas Wins county oratorical contest: lean Hunter crowned basketball queen at Carthage- Neosho game. Our loss, Carthage's gain. ll-Mt. Vernon takes Neosho to town to the tune of 51-30. Kittens share honors for Big Eight Cham- pionship with Webb City. --Yearbook staff struggles to meet February 15 dead- line. MARCH --Still praying . . . RICHARD, when are you gonna open that door?? -Uncle Loren takes his musical prodigies to Monett Festival. -Woman Hater's Club thrilled by Iunior play . . . "Ever Since Eve." APRIL -Dreaded grade cards put in an appearance. -School dismissed for Good Friday. -12-Music Department advances on to Springfield. 25--Carnival time--N. H. S. halls ring out with merri- ment. MAY --Survivors of Springfield contest move up and on to Columbia. -Recognitionsf?J made known at Award Assembly. -Baccalaureate. -Seniors skip Senior assembly . . . Iuniors honor Seniors at annual prom. -Briney tears for Seniors flow down aisles at com- mencement. --Three months parole granted . . . Richard opened the door. Page 1 8 li DRGANIZATIONS K . STUDE T COU CIL PAUL TENNIS Vice-President A 6 The Student Council of Neosho High School consists of one representative from each clasps, and a faculty adviser. The representatives, chosen by the students for their scholastic ability, are elected to serve one year. During that year they must maintain an "M" average in both scholarship and citizenship. The Student Council members meet during the activity period each week and offer to the best of their ability a fuller cooperation between students and faculty. They voted this year the financial backing necessary for the publication of the school song, "The Black and the Gold," and much time and effort were spent on collecting material for a new school handbook. The election of the student body president and of the student body secretary takes place at the beginning of the school term. Raymond Green was elected as the '47 president and Marilyn Land as secretary. The vice-president, who is elected at the begin- ning of the second semester, is Paul Tennis. He presides over the meetings of Student Council. Ioyce Anderson, who was elected assistant treasurer last year, automatically became treasurer this year and Carol Cushman was elected as her assistant. Page 20 1 l JQURNALISM MARY Lou MATTHEWS T Editor-in-chief Neosho lligh Schoolelf-MG-l947efTl1e "Wildcat Meow" is purring very loudly today and very proudly too. This marks the second year that a group of interested, active students have combined and applied their various talents to produce a highly successful "after hours" school newspaper. The library substitutes as a copy room and general headquarters for all reporters, editors and members of the advertising staff. They meet there with their manager-in-chief, Miss Harpold, who is their faculty advisor, friend and helper. It is here that deadlines are met, nerves are wracked and even a few tears have been shed over the beloved printed copy. Mary Lou Matthews hears most of the praise and criticism for the "Meow" as she is Editor-in-Chief, while Bob Mathias assists her in the capacity of Assistant Editor. Noses for news come at- tached to Betty loy Haas and lo Ann Iones, front page "Eds". Lou Ann Buark manages -a lighter side inside as Feature Editor. The fourth page, which is the sports page, falls to Betty Hadley and Gerald Hoppas. They record our wins and defeats with real school sportsmanship and interest. To put the paper on a paying basis, lames Gibson and his staff promote interest from town concerns through advertising. Circulating Editor, Oradean Naramore, sends our paper to all parts of the world to former grads who Wish to keep "hep". Another year is about to roll by now, and the paper and staff have done their bit and more to make it a successful one. Page 21 ROY KENNEY President LATI CLUB "Populi Latinae" started the year off with a bang! Iust ask any first year member what kind of a bang it was. They should know, as the first action taken by the Latin Club was the initiation. Up with the sun and off to a nice hot breakfast of waffles. Tl'1at's how the initiation started, but by noon the Worn-out victims couldn't decide Whether they'd had Waffles or garlic juice for breakfast. After the second year members had made certain that all of their devilish ideas had been carried out, everyone settled down to make plans for the coming year. Roy Kenney was elected President and Charles Wilson, Vice-President. Secretary and Treasurer were held by Bobbie Hays -and Eleanor Rudd, respectively. "Move over, l'm sure there's room for at least three more!" You soon found that if you didn't make room for three more, you would be the one running along behind the haywagon. After filling ourselves with Weiners, cakes, and doughnuts, all agreed that the hayride-Weiner roast had been a success and everyone returned home satisfied -and happy fincluding Miss Cant, our patient and understanding sponsorl. Am I dreaming, or is that really Cleopatra standing before me? Yes, it looks as if the members of the Latin Club have again draped their togas and successfully presented their annual assembly. If at any time you're passing Room 31, and hear loud voices singing, "Mea pulchra trans jacet oceanum," don't be alarmed, it's just the Latin Club in action. Page SPANISH CLUB MARILYN LAND President The members: Anyone who can count to ten in Spanish, and can dig up the money for the dues. tlf you can pay the dues, the first requirement may be ignored.l Seriously, the Spanish Club remains one of the tried and true clubs of N. H. S. lts history lies in the dim, dark past . . . we saw a Spanish Club picture in a l9l7 yearbook. But its future seems bright, with its new officers: Marilyn Land, presidentg Mary Lou Matthews, vice- presidentg and Willene West, secretary. While its sponsors have varied from Mrs. Daugherty to the Misses Matters and Banks, to Mr. Summers, the policies have remained the same. The activities of this club are countless, starting with the initiation. The new members are treated to a year of hay rides, Spanish banquets, and at Christmas, an old-fashioned caroling session . . . the lyrics being in Spanish, of course. The club greets new problems with unbounded enthusiasm. They study language, cus- toms and costumes of Spanish-speaking and Latin American countries. As Mr. Summers spent three years in the Pan American countries he is well informed on the subjects. Every year, this club exhibits their knowledge by presenting an assembly to the student body. Only Spanish Club members can participate in this program. There goes the fanfare for the Spanish Club assembly! So, for the present, we'll doff our sombreros, and say, "Adios, amigos!" Page 23 'K I -I 4 I IAMES GIBSON X N President' l I if x fa The "N" Club is an organization formed in i938 by "Molly" Matthews and Ralph Brown, since then taken over by Co-ach Martin Rohde. The purpose of this club of athletic lettermen is for the betterment and promotion of competitive sports. The club is one of the active organizations on the campus, sponsoring parties, dances, and other social activities. This year's officers are all members of the "Unholy Six," forming the nucleus for the new members coming into the club this year. lames Gibson, football co-captain, is president, in whose absence the club is dependent on "Hard-hearted" Weber. The pecuniary interests are in the care of Bob "Mac" Mclntyre, right end on the football team. The club scribe is Charles Wilson, basketball captain. Serving on the board of directors are Raymond Green, grid quarterback, and Max Prunty, football co-captain and high scoring cage star. Until February of this year, the "dirty half-a-dozen" were the only members. Now the club has a large carry-over membership into next year. It is considered quite an honor to be in this club, as one must have an "A" letter and the initiation is traditionally rather "rough," Page 24 fs: Q, f 1 fi F. F. A. GLEN EHWIN President f' it x f The Neosho FFA Chapter is composed of boys enrolled in Vocational Agriculture. This organization has forty-three active members, with Glen Erwin, president: Dale Smith, vice- presidentg Dale Cramer, treasurer, Gene Day, secretaryp Bill McFall, reporter, and Paul Steel, sentinel. The Neosho boys entered the State and National Chapter Contest tor the first time this past year and won a certificate of honorable mention. Fifteen boys went to FFA camp and eight Future Farmers to the State Fair at Sedalia. ln competition with eight other counties the chapter placed second with their agricultural resources exhibit. Preceding the State Fair, the chapter sponsored a miniature harvest show in Neosho. Winning entries in the local show were used in the State Fair exhibit. The FFA otticers attended the National convention of Future Farmers ot America and visited the American Royal in Kansas City in October. The annual parent and son banquet was held on February 21. On November l8th, the boys received their three quarter ton pickup, which had been ordered for two years. Entries have again been made in State and National contests. Page 25 a , N. - 9 HOME EC I ' .X BETTY 1oY HAAS J, ,ta President N1 T- fl 1, S. -sb The Future Homemakers of America is the national organization of girls studying Home Economics in high schools all over the United States, Hawaii and Alaska. The purposes of this organization are to promote a better appreciation of family life, to further interest in Home Economics, and to help train girls to be better leaders. The Neosho chapter of the Future l-lomernakers of America was organized in October, l946, with 94 members. Forty-five members of the Neosho chapter attended the southwest district meeting at Springfield in November. Three girls attended the state meeting in Iefferson City in April. Skating parties, box suppers, a Christmas tea for their mothers, serving banquets, sending friendship boxes to girls in foreign countries, an assembly, and an open house for the parents of the Future Homemakers, are all functions of the organization. The officers of the Neosho Chapter are: president, Betty loy Haasp vice-president, Marie Griffith, secretary, Ieannie Daniels, treasurer, Margaret Newcomb, reporter, Patty Barnes, parliamentarian, lean Bicliardsg historian, Helen Bolliotg and song leader, Beverly Cantrell. I Page 26 SQ fi BIOLOGY CL B BABBABA BBANHAM President He's not crazyg nor is he affected by the weather. l-le's just being initiated into the Logos Bios Club. This enterprising club was founded under the struggling efforts of that tireless, energetic Mr. Baker in 1944-45. The club grew rapidly the first year. llt's a secret how members survived the experiments, and the Biology parties? Because of Mr. Baker's leaving at the end of that year, the members were in need of a new sponsor. So, came Mrs. Geary. But at the end of the semester, our unfortunate club was once again without a director. Y For the remainder of the year, the club was under the leadership of Mrs. Beuber. This year, Mr. Fryback has taken over the responsibilities of our science society. After the initiation held during the school day, a formal initiation is held in the evening, and officers are elected. This year, Barbara Branham is presiding over the meetings, while Rosalind Baugher capably handles the position of vice-president. Sergeant-at-arms is Clyde Lampo, and Lila Bishop acts as secretary-treasurer. Biology Club members, We wish you as much fun and achievement in the future as you've had in the past. Page 27 5. Fry PEP CL B BETTY TOY HAAS President .. 5 E - J w 171 ,, X For many years, Neosho High School has needed a Pep Club to assist the cheerleaders in spurring the team on to victory. For one reason or another, this important project has been prolonged until finally in the winter of l945, Miss l-litzeman and Miss Anderson sponsored a pep club. This year, under the supervision ot Miss Gant, it has become an active organization. President of the Pep Club is Betty Ioy Haas with Phyllis Anderson, vice-president, and lo Ann Yagge, secretary. The cheerleaders, Mary Lou Matthews, Ioyce Anderson, Wilma Lee Baleg, lean Hunter, Nancy Sue Welch, Oradean Naramore, H. P. Evans, and lack Kenney, have really done a wonderful job in supporting the team. A Pep Club bus was ialcen to each game in order to have a cheering section to back up the team. The busses were driven by members ot the faculty who generously gave up their time to make it possible to have a cheering squad at the games. Pep Club meetings are held two times a week. At these meetings the cheerleaders intro- duce any new yells that they have besides practicing the old ones. We grateiully show our appreciation to the cheerleaders and their sponsor, Miss Gant, tor making possible this strong organization. Page Puge 7A . Kffixffxf mmf ...un- A Purge LSIC "MARCH GDERNISTICH Comets-Trumpets: Prederickson, B. Alto Sax: Trombanes: Barlow, I. Green, B. Butler, M. A. Burch, I. Brazeal, D. Green, D. Cullum, I. England, M. Cummins, C. Hays, B, A. Doran, M. Fay, H. Davis, B. Hosfielcl, T. Haas, B. I. Goswiclc, L. Davis, C. Iarvis, D. Hammond, I. Holloway, D. Edsell, I. Kenney, I. Henry, R. Houchen, I. Embrey, N. Kenney, R. E. Smith, S. Fay, R. Lamb, B. C Melody: Thompson, C. Greer, B. Lampo, C. Christian, B. Wright, L. Griffith, C. Land, W. Crumbliss, V. Grimsley, D. Leach, B. Cummins, D. Basses: Hawkins, D. Leach, D. CaltoI Wiles, B. Bennett, P. Land, S, McGuire, A. Hailey, I. B. Lewis, I. Middleton, W. Oboe: Brazeal, D. Moore, R. Moore, I. Wood, B. Land, S. Ness, B. Mueller, A. Passmore, R. Propst, R. Baritone Sax: Drums: Randolph, Pt. Robinson, C. Barnes, D. Abernathy, B. Rowe, B. Rowe, R. Hutchinson, B. Anqlen, W. Shuey, R. Stiles, R. Brown, B. Turk, C. Tennis, P. French Horns: Brazeal, I. Williams, G. Threadqill, I. Cope, D. Gray, B. Hadley, B. Iohnson, M. Clarinets: Flutes: Payne, I. McMahan, N. Adams, I. Cope, W. Smith, D. Morris, M. Bauqher, R. Evans, I. W. Scott, I. Branham, B. Haas, B. Barilones: Bushrneyer, B. Haas, S. A. Bacon, B. Bells: Carnes, K, Ieiters, C. L. Kiely, S. Branham, B, Cash, I. D. Land, E. Reed, B. Cope, C. Tenor Sax: Mclntyre, B. Early, M. Curnmins, D. Sprenkle, L. Pain, C. I. Evans, H. F. Page 39 "Pl-XVANN " Violins: Piano: Birclwell, D. Iomes, C. Bushmeyer, Z. A. Patrick, B. Cornish, C. Dunkle, T. Flutes: Hoskins, C. A, Bushrneyer, S. Kopp, L. Cope, W. Mahan, V. Evans, I. W. Mclntyre, B. Haas, S, A, Owens, B. Ieffers, C. L. Roberts, B. Severs, V. Clarinels: Tilton, B. C. Cash, I. D, Branham, B. Cellos: Carnes, K, KE flat? Clevenqer, F. Kenney, I. Kytle, G. Leach, D. laltoi Kulp, G. Moore, L Matthews, M. Threadqill, I. Naramore, O. Nims, F. Alto Sax: Nims, G. Doran, M. Trau, C. Green, D. Henry, B. Slrinq Bass: Kenney, B. E. Haas, O. Owens, B. Tenor Sax: Taylor, B. Cummins, D. Evans, H. F. C Melody: Cummins, D. Wiles, B. French Horns: Hadley, B. Payne, I. Smith, D. Trumpets: Fay, B. Shuey, B, Turk, C. Williams, G. Trombones: Holloway, D. Thompson, C. Wright, L. Basses: Bennett, P. Hailey, I. Percussion: Abernathy, B Anqlen, W. Branham, B. Brown, B. Gray, B. Kenney, N. llfmyf-1 t , Abernathy, B. Bales, W. L. Batten, C. Beldinq, P. Berry, N. Bishop, L. I. Blunt, E. Bond, D. Bradley, W. Brooks, I. Bushmeyer, S. Childress, B. Clevenqer, F. Collins, M. Cornish, C. Cox, I. Crews, L. Cummins, Cushman, Cushman, Dennis, I. Early, M. Eldred, A. Epperson, Evans, H. Pikes, V. Franks, I. Gailey, C. Gibson, I. Gray, B. Green, B. Green, B. Haley, P. Lasiter, M. Newcomb, M. Hawk, B. I. Lewis, M. Oldham, M. L. Hetrick, H. Livingston, D. Olson, I. Hively, W, Maples, I. Olson, L, Hoover, I. Maples, I. A. Pe-arman, D. Huloler, B. "-lathis, A. Plaster, B. lnsco, Cv. McClendon, B. Price, N. Iottrey, L. McCoy, E. Prunty, M. Iohnson, B. McDaniel, M. Reynolds, M. D. Iohnson, L. B. Mclntyre, B. Roberts, D. Iones, I. A. Melton, V. D. Rogers, B. Iost, M. lvlvnsch, L, Buark, L. A. Kelly, D. Mills, N. I. Santee, B. Land, W, Murray, D. Scott, I. Larsen, C. Murray, L. Scott, I. S. Lasiter, B. Naramore, O. Scott, M. B. USUFTLY AS N THE GRNING SUNRISE" Scranton, C. Smith, D. Smith, N. Souders, B. I. Speraw, D. Stafford, P, Steel, M. Stipp, A, I. Thoqmartin, G. Thompson, C. Thompson, E. Tyson, A. Van Buren, B. Wilson, M. Woods, F. Yaqae, I. A. Page 34 SPORTS Neosho Neosho Neosho Neasho Neosho Neosho Neosho N eosho FOUTBALL SCGRES 26 Baxter Springs 20 U Webb City . 27 6 Nevada . . . 20 13 Lamar . . 26 . . 6 Aurora . . . 31 . . U Monett . . . 18 . I . 13 Carthage . . 7 Mt. Vernon . 13 . .20 Page 36 FGOTB LL The 1946 gridiron boys of N, H. S. trollied over and under their opponents as was willed by old man Fate who held little favor for them. Starting an enterprise from scratch against well-rooted opposition, Coach Rohde and his assistant Bill Frybaclc built up a fast, hard hit- ting team. With only six letterrnen to begin with they turned out a total of 25 men with hard earned letters. These boys met with most of the high school teams of Southwest Missouri, and though they won only a few games, they -acquired priceless experience which is an asset to any team. ln their first game the Wildcats ran up a score of 26 to 20 against Baxter Springs, Kans. Most of the ground was gained in this game by both teams as a result of passing. With the Wildcats being victorious over Webb City since l939, the Cardinals returned the defeat which resulted in a score of 27 to O. End runs gained the yardage for the Cardinals. The Wildcats fought hard to win their second conference game but were defeated by the Nevada Tigers 20 to 6. A strong defense was shown by the Neosho eleven as they held the Tiqers in deep territory. Page 37 THE FOGTBALL TEAM With a determination to win from the Lamar eleven, our Wildcats again were defeated 25 to 13. Passes from Branham to Perry and Mclntyre gave the Wildcats their two touchdowns with one extra point blocked. The Tigers, finding the weakness in Neosho's line, drove to the promised land. Neosho saw their fourth defeat of the season from Aurora. It was in this game that the Wildcats proved a tough defense and held the Houn' Dawgs for four downs on our 1-yard line. The Wildcats, fighting for a victory, lost to the Monett Cubs 18 to U. Because of their in- juries the Wildcats were unable to show the Cubs their strong defense line. History repeated itself as the Wildcats toured to Carthage and motored off with a victory of 13 to 7. The 'Cats fell in line with the famous "Carthago delenda est" fresh on their minds and true to history "Carthage delenda erat." Neosho finished their 1946 season by defeating Mt. Vernon 20 to 13. This marked up two wins and five losses in the Big-Eight for the Wildcats. X X X His, --.----F' .41-'sf X X 'ual in THE BASKETBALL TEAM The Neosho Wildcats fought a series of futile battles in their 1946-47 bas- ketball season. The 'Cats emerged from their first conference clinch, lanuary 10, which was with Webb City, with a losing score of 29-46. The 'Cats then journeyed to Aurora for their second conference game on Ianuary 14. After a close battle of "dog eat dog" Aurora advanced as the victor with a total of 34 to the 'Cats' 30. Nevada posed as a target for Neosho in the 'Cats' third conference game. Prunty held honors as high point man with a total of 10 points. The 'Cats were again defeated, 35-29, After playing two non-confer- ence games, Neosho met Monett. lt was in the third quarter that the Cubs took the Wildcats for another defeat. Final score-33-45. Toughest battle of the season for the 'Cats was their homecoming game with Carthage, February 7. lt was in the last four minutes that Neosho forfeited her victory 51-39. On February 11, the Wildcats played their last conference game of the season with Mt. Vernon. Trying hard to cinch their last game, the 'Cats were defeated 53-41. Pg 0 V First row, left to right: Sid Kiely, gy Bill Mareches, cg H. L. Perry, cp Paul Tennis, ig Albert Liles, f. Second! row: Ierry Scott, gp Max Prunty, fp Stanley Land, gp Raymond Green, gg Leroy Ieffrey, q. CAPTAIN CHARLES WILSON Forward At the close of the season Wilson was elected captain, although Prunty acted as captain during the homecoming ceremonies with Carthage. Martin Rohde, assisted by Bill Fryback, coached the boys through the l946-47 season with a cheer, Win or lose. The "B" team started and finished the season with a bang, seeming to have a somewhat super power tor dropping in those Winning points. Al- though losing their first game to Webb City, the Kittens took the remaining Page 41 BASKETBALL six by fair margins. After dropping to the Redbirds 27-20 with Liles and Kenney high point men, the team then met Aurora on the 1-Ioun' Dawgs' home court. Final score of 26-25 on the board marked the first victory for the Kittens, Liles being top man with 8 points. On lanuary 17, Neosho -journeyed to Nevada, "scratching" the Tigers to a score of 30-l8. Liles again rendered a helping hand with 14 points to his credit. The "B" team met Lamar for their second home game, a 2 point margin gave Neosho their victory, 25-23. The Kittens met Monett for the second straight home game, winning 35-28, with Land as high point man making 13 points. The following Friday, the Kittens took a hard fighting game by defeating Carthage by l point. Score at the close of the game showed 34-33. Top man again was Liles with 23 points. On February 11, the Kittens, on edge for co-championship, came through with another victory by 8 points. With the score 28-22, the Kittens won over Mt. Vernon, sharing co-champs with Webb City for the '47 season. Page 4? TRACK With few lettermen as a foundation for a track squad, Coach Rohde soon built up a formidable team. Although winning but few track meets, many outstanding trackmen took part. Those taking part in the different events were Hadley and Renick win- ning low hurdles and Hadley participating in high hurdles. The l00 yard dash was 'featured by Renick and Charles Wilsong the half mile by Prunty and Christian, followed with the 220 yard dash by Charles Wilson. Pole Vault was displayed by Land and discus and shot put by Carol Wilsonp Hadley high jumped. Broad jump used Renick, the half mile relay by Tipton, Charles Wil- son, Hadleyf and Renick. The mile relay was chosen by Christian, Prunty, Green and Branharn. Green and Branham ran the 440. Medley relay item was run by Renick, Williams, Tipton and Hadley. The first meet of the season took place in loplin, with Neosho placing second. The total score for the Wildcats was 335 points. Hadley placing third in high jump was followed by Renick taking third in broad jump and Charles Wilson fourth in the l00 yard dash. Hadley also took third place in low hurdles. Charles won the 220. The second meet took place on the athletic field at Monett. T'he Wildcats won first place in this triangular meet with 60 V2 points. The last meet of the season was held at Nevada with the Black and Gold Wildcats coming in fourth with 23 V2 points. , ge 43 Top: C. Wilson lllll Yum! Dash B. Wilsoxx- Discus Middle: S. Luml--Pole Vuuli Botiom F T1p1on 880 Relay I Hadley 880 Relay I Remck Low Hu! d es 3 CLASSES GERALD HOPPAS, President WiIdCat's Meow 3, 4 WILDCAT 4 Orchestra l, 2 Band l Spanish Club 2, 3, 4 lOYCE ANDERSON Wildcat Attendant l Class Plays 3, 4 Spanish Club 2, 3, 4 Latin Club 3, 4 Student Body Treasurer 3, 4 Cheerleader 2, 3, 4 National Honor Society 3, 4 SENIGRS of 1947 DOROTHY ROBERTS Vice-President Home EC. l, 2 Mixed Chorus l, 2, 3, 4 Sextette 2, 4 Trio 3, 4 WlLDCAT 3 Pep Club l TERRY AUGSPURGER Class Officer l Biology Club 2, 3, 4 Student Council 2 l-'EA 4 Latin Club 4 liancl l, 2 WILDCAT 3 Wildcafs Meow 4 'xml-4 QM JAMES GlBSON, Sorretary Football 2, 3, 4 Co-captain 4 Mixed Chorus l, 4 Basketball' 3 Class Officer 3, 4 "N" Club 3, 4 PATTY BARNES Home Ec. 4 Pep Club 4 Latin Clulv 3, 4 SENIOR SPONSORS Marion Bell, Sciencey Lela Shannon, Enqlishy Ada Han- cock, C o in in e r C ey Ralph Brown, Diversified Ovcrupa- tions. BEVERLY ABERNATHY Band l, 2, 3, 4 Orchestra 3, 4 Home EC. l, 2 Mixed Chorus 4 ROSALIND BAUGHER WILDCAT 2, 4 Band l, 2, 3, 4 Home EC. 4 Class Play 3 Latin Club 3, 4 Spanish Club 3, 4 Biology Club 2, 3, 4 Pep Club 4 Wildcar's Meow 2, 3, 4 rex x1?1!Un i JV' 'fkf""7 lANlCE BEATTY Home Ec, l, 2 SHIRLEY BUCHANAN Mixed Chorus l, 2 Home Ec. l, 2 Honor Roll 4 National Honor Society 4 FREIDA CLEVENGER Mixed Chorus l, 2, 3, 4 Orchestra 4 Spanish Club 4 Honor Roll l, 2, 3 National Honor Society 3, 4 Office Assistant 2, 3, 4 SENIGRS of 1947 Band l, 2, 3, 4 Orchestra l, 2, 3, 4 Student Council l, 4 Class Plays 3, 4 Spanish Club 2, 3, 4 Pep Club 3 WILDCAT 4 MYRTLE BULL Home Ec. 2 Mixed Chorus 2 PAYE COLLINS Mixed Chorus l - Home Ec. 2 Band l, Z, 3, 4 Orchestra 3, 4 Home Ec. l, 2 BEVERLY CANTRELL Pep Club 2 Home Ec. l, 4 Mixed Chorus 4 Office Assistant 4 WiIdcat's Meow 2, 3 CHARLES COPE Band l, 3, 4 Shop 4 Home Room Officer 3 LYDIA BROWN Home Ec. l, 4 Biology Club 2, 3, 4 Class Play 4 WILDCAT 3, 4 Wildcats Meow 4 BOBBIE LEE CHILDRESS Home Ec. 2, 4 Steering Committee 4 Honor Roll 4 National Honor Society 4 Mixed Chorus 3, 4 DONALD LEE COPE Band 3, 4 EFA l, 2, 3 an "5 fyr M X X I if gg. v IRIS COX Home EC. l, 4 Mixed Chorus 2, 4 ANNA CLARE DECKER Mixed Chorus l, 2, 3 Home EC. 2 Honor Roll 4 National Honor Society 4 GLEN ERWIN Vocational Agriculture l, 2, 3, 4 Vocational Agriculture Officer 1, 2 SENIORS of 1947 DALE CRAMER FFA 1, 2, 3, 4 FFA Officer 4 IEAN EADS Home EC. Z Mixed Chorus 2 H. F. EVANS Student Body Vice-President WILDCAT Staff 4 Class Plays 3, 4 Cheerleader 3, 4 Drum Major 4 . Steering Committee 3 Band and Orchestra l, 2, 3, 4 Spanish Club 2, 3, 4 Latin Club 3, 4 Mixed Chorus 4 ILA IEAN DAUGHERTY Biology Club l Home EC. l Yearbook Oueen Attendant Home Room Officer l, 4 POWELL EDGE National Honor Society 4 Spanish Club 2, 3, 4 Pep Club 3 Mixed Chorus l, 3 Class Play 3 Steering Committee 4 Student Council 4 CLIFFORD EAlRCHlLD Football 4 2 WILLA NELL DAUGHER Mixed Chorus 1, 2 Home EC. Z Honor Roll l, 2, 4 National Honor Society 4 ROBERT EPPERSON Shop 3, 4 Student Council fl RUTH PAY Band 2, 3, 4 Student Council 7 Orchestra 4 Pep Club 4 Wildcats Meow 4 Class Play 4 TY 5 fir it-54 fvt fsi A TOAN GOOSTREE Mixed Chorus 2, 3 Class Officer l, 2 Basketball Oueen 2 Home Ec. l, 2 Pep Club 1 WILDCAT 3 RAYMOND GREEN Football 2, 3, 4 Basketball 2, 3, 4 Track 3, 4 "N" Club 2, 3, 4 Mixed Chorus 2, 4 WiIdcat's Meow 3 Home Room Officer 4 Class Officer 3 Student Body President 4 BETTY HADLEY Football Attendant l Wildcat Oueen 3 WiIdcat's Meow Z, 3, 4 WILDCAT Staff 4 Class Officer 3 SENIORS of 1947 LEROY GOSWICK Band 4 Shop 4 Home Room Officer 4 LORENE GRIFFITH Home Ec. 3, 4 Bioloqy Club 2, 3 Student Council l Wildcats Meow 4 BARBARA IEAN GRAHAM Latin Club l Iourrialism 2 Home Economics l, 2 MAXINE GRIFFITH Home Ec. 3, 4 Biology Club 2 RALPH HAGENSICKER lO ANN HAMMOND Vocational Agriculture Z Shop 3, 4 WILDCAT 3 Horne Ec. 4 Class Play 4 Spanish Club 3, 4 Band 3, 4 Band and Orchestra l, 2, 3, 4 Biology Club 2, 3, 4 Class Play 3 Latin Club 4 DONALD GREEN Band l, 2, 3, 4 Orchestra l, 3, 4 Shop 4 Biology Club 2 BETTY lOY HAAS Band l, 2, 3, 4 Student Council 4 Spanish Club 2, 3, 4 Football Queen 4 Wi1dcat's Meow 3, 4 Steering Committee 4 WILDCAT 2, 3, 4 Home Ec. 3, 4 BOBBY ANN HAYS Student Council l, 2, 4 Honor Roll l, 2, 3, 4 National Honor Society 3, 4 Band 2, 3. 4 Biology Club 2, 3, 4 Latin Club 3, 4 Home Room Officer l, 2, 4 Class Officer l, 2, 3 WILDCAT 4 HAZEL HERRING Spanish Club 2, 3, 4 Wildcafs Meow 2 Honor Roll l. 2, 3, 4 National Honor Society Class Play 3 Office Assistant 4 Student Council 4 IEAN HUNTER Cheerleader 3, 4 Basketball Attendant 3 Football Attendant 2, 3 Class Plays 3, 4 Steering Committee 4 Spanish Club 2, 3, 4 Wildcat's Meow 3, 4 WILDCAT 3, 4 SHIRLEY KRAFT Home Ec. l, 2, 4 Mixed Chorus 2 Office Assistant 4 Home Room Officer 2 3,4 SENIDRS of 1947 WINIFRED HIVELY DELMA HUDSON Mixed Chorus 4 Home Ec. 4 Vocational Agriculture Z Shop 3, 4 GAYLON INSCO EDWIN IOHNSON Mixed Chorus I, 2, 3, 4 Student Council 4 Cheerleader 3 BILL KRITZ MARILYN LAND Biology Club 2, 3, 4 Horne Ec. l, 2 Football 4 Spanish Club 3, 4 Student Council I Class Plays 3, 4 ,W-m. ,411 ,ag National Honor Society 3, 4 Pep Club 4 Class Play 3 Student Council Secretary 4 GEORGIA HULSEY Home Ec. 2, 4 IACK KENNEY Band l, 2, 3, 4 Biology Club 2, 3, 4 Latin Club 3, 4 Cheerleader 3, 4 Orchestra 3, 4 Class Plays 3, 4 Steering Committee 3 Wildcat Attendant 3 Student Council 3 WILMA LAND Band l ffm dw CHARLES LARSEN Ilaisketball 3, 4 Mixovl Chorus 1, 4 Band I Softball 2, 3 LEON LONGSTREEI' MARGARET MCDANIEL Home Ec. 2, 4 Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 4 SENIORS of 1947 DALE LEAMON Shop 2, 3, 4 ANN MA'l'lIlS Home EC. l, 2 Mixed Chorus I, 2, 3, 4 Sextette 2, 4 Trio 3, 4 Pep Club l WILDCAI' 3 ARLENA MCGUIRE GEORGE LEWIS MARY 'LOU MATTI-IEWS Student Council 4 Cheerleader 2, 3, 4' Wildcats Meow 3, 4 WILDCAT 2, 3, 4 Home EC. 4 Class Plays 3, 4 Stoerihq Committee 3 Mixed Chorus 1, 3 Spanish Club 2, 3, 4 IDAVE MCILVAINE Home Ec. 1 LDELORES LIVINGSTON VVildcal's Meow 3, 4 Mixed Chorus l, 4 Rioloqy Club 2, 3, 4 Orchestra I SHIRLEY MCCAULEY Home EC. 1' Pep Club I Band 1, 2, 3 BOB MCINTYRE Football 2, 3, 4 "N" Club 3, 4 Steering Committee 3 Class Plays 3, 4 Spanish Club 2, 3, 4 WILDCAT 2, 3 Mixed Chorus 2, 3, 4 lfVildeat's Meow 3 Bond ar1d'Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4 N-47" EQ, I ,W-up, M94- N -,. ,f N-qw VERA DEAN MELTON Home EC. l Spanish Club 2, 3 Mixed Chorus 2, 3, 4 ORAEEAN NARAMORE Siudent Council 2 Cheerleader 3, 4 Steering Cornrnitieo 3 Class Plays 3, 4 Orchesira l, 2, 3, 4 Mixed Chorus l, 3, 4 Spanish Club 2, 3, 4 Home EC. 4 WildCat's Meow 4 llMMlE PAYNE Wll.lDCAT Stall 3, 4 llcmfl and Orchestra l, 2, 3, 4 iVilll'QlClTl CounCil 2, 3 Class Play 3 Steftrina Conuniltce 3, 4 Fpanish Club 2, 3, 4 biology Club 2, 3, 4 Naliwvial Honor Society 3, 4 Honor Roll 2, 3, 4 SENIORS of 1947 NORMA lOY MILLS Home EC. l, 4 Mixed Chorus 3, 4 Biology Club 2, 3, 4 PEGGY NESS llotno EC. 4 MAX PRUNTY lootltall 2, 3, 4 liarkotluall l, 7, 3, 4 Vllrafili l, 2, 3, 4 "N" Club 2, 3, 4 Student Bodv V.-Pros. rt, 4 Mixed Chorus 2, fe, 4 Claws Play 4 ll3l2NE MOORE liauci 2, 3, 4 Orchestra 4 Wildcats Meow 4 Steering Committee 4 Spanish Club 3, 4 Latin Club 3, 4 Biology Club 2, 3, 4 WILDCAT 2, 3 Class Plays 3, 4 BETTY NEWDIGGER Home EC. l, 2 Mixed Chorus 2 GERALD l3l3lBOLlDT 'liauli 2 ROGER MOORE Band l, 2, 3, 4 Orchesira 3 Biology Club 2 MILDRED NIMS IMOGENE RICHARDSON Student Council l, 4 Mixed Chorus l, 2 Spanish Club 2, 3 Latin Club 3, 4 RUTH SANTEE Home Ec. 3, 4 Mixed Chorus 4 Eioloqy Club 2, 3, 4 Pep Club 4 DON SPERAW Football 1, 4 Basketball 1, 3 Track 1, 4 Shop 1, 2, 4 Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4 Band 1 LAVAUN STONE lfoiuo EC, 1 SENIGRS MARY ROSE SCOTT Mixed Chorus Z, 3, 4 V1RG1L SPRENKLE Vocational Agriculture 1, Student Council 1 HMMY TATE Shop 3, 4 Home Room Officer 1 Football 4 "N" Club 4 2 of 1947 ROBERT SHUEY PFA I, 2 Student Council 2 Home Room Officer 2 Band 2, 3, 4 Orchestra 4 Shop 4 AVIS STARK Horne Ec. 3 GERALDINE THOGMARTIN Honor Roll 1, 4 National Honor Society 4 Biology Club 2, 3, 4 Home Room Officer 1, 2 Mixed Chorus 2, 4 Home Ec. 1 DALE SMITH Band 3, 4 FFA 1, 2, 3, 4 Orchestra 4 Shop 4 Home Room Officer 2 Mixed Chorus 4 FFA Officer 3, 4 PAUL STEEL FFA 2, 3, 4 FFA Officer 3, 4 CORLEY THOMPSON Football 2, 3, 4 Orchestra 3, 4 Band 1, 2, 3, 4 Track 3 Spanish Club 2, 3, 4 Biology Club 2, 3, 4 Class Plays 3, 4 ""?.' if i ,I .' IA H, 1, ,.":,g 1 W., TT iv: '- Q I l SENIORS of 1947 FLOYD TRENARY TOANN WAGNER NORMAN WEST Mixed Chorus l, 2 Home Ec. l Home Room Officer l Student Council l WILLENE WEST Honor Roll l, 2, 3, 4 National Honor Society 3, 4 Spanish Club 2, 3, 4 Wildcats Meow 2 BARBARA WOOD Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3 Spanish Club 2 Band 1, Z, 3, 4 Home Ec. 4 Pep Club 3, 4 'B' HMMIE WEBER Football 1, 2, 3, 4 Shop 4 "N" Club 3, 4 Mixed Chorus 2, 3 Student Council 1 CHETORIA WILES Mixed Chorus l, 2 National Honor Society l DONALD WOODS Shop 2, 3, 4 Track 4 NANCY WELCH Cheerleader 4 Student Council 2 Home Room Officer 2, 4 Spanish Club 2, 3, 4 Class Plays 3, 4 Home Ec. 4 Mixed Chorus l, 3 Wildcafs Meow 3, 4 Pep Club 3, 4 CHARLES WILSON Football l, 2, 3, 4 Basketball 2, 3, 4 Track l, 3, 4 Class Play 4 Spanish Club l, 2, 3, 4 Latin Club 3, 4 "N" Club 3, 4 Orchestra l, 2 Home Room Officer 4 aqv CLASS HISTORY "Let's pretend:" that's what children often say as they step lightly out of their world of realism into that magic world of make-believe. So let's pretend now. Let's take a sentimental journey that started back in 1941 and reached the first lap of a long, long journey in 1947. "All aboard" rings loudly and clearly up the tracks as a big streamlined powerful Diesel engine pulls up in front of Field school to pick up Beverly Abernathy, Betty Brown, Bobbie Childress, lla jean Daugherty, Gerald Hoppas, Bill Kritz, Marilyn Land, ldave Mcll- vaine, and Dorothy Roberts. With these settled comfortably on the railroad of knowledge, the train glides rapidly away to Central, to find jerry Augspurger, H, F. Evans, Donald Green, Ar- lena McGuire, Betty joy Haas, Mary Lou Matthews, Oradean Naramore, Barbara Wood, Max Prunty, Vera Melton, Hazel Herring, jack Kenney, Shirley McCauley, Ann Mathis, Corley Thompson, jimmie Weber, Nancy Welch, Charles Wilson, and Donald Woods. Their en- trance is in usual Central fashion, and they take their places on the coach acting as refrees between Field and Benton. Once more we hear the rolling of the pow- erful wheels and Benton is our destination, to make room for Norman West, joyce Anderson, Bernice Bran- ham, Beverly Cantrell, Charles Cope, Betty Hadley, jo Ann Hammond, Delores Livingston, Norma joy Mills, jimmie Payne, Gerald Reiboldt, and Imogene Richard- son, who are waiting to get aboard. Coming in from out of town just especially to go with us are: james Gibson from Harrison, Arkansas: Raymond Green, Des Moines, lowa: Roger Moore, Fort Smith, Arkansas: Wil- lene West, Pittsburg, Kansas: and Rosalind Baugher, El Dorado Springs. In the autumn of '42, we were all back on board again for our journey through eighth grade. We added Robert Epperson of Pittsburg, Kansas: Ruth Fay and Bobbie Ann Hays, jaybird: jean Hunter, Hot Springs, Arkansas: and Peggy Ness, Kansas City, to our passen- ger list. Soon we were ready for our third annual trip, adding new coaches for so many new students. There was Patty Barnes, from Aurora: Leroy Goswick, Racine: jan- ice Beatty and Margaret McDaniel, Willow Springs, with Wilma jean Land, Frieda Clevenger, Delma Hud- son, and Ralph Hagensicker from Hammers. Hopping on from Lake Hill was Glen Erwin: from Round Prairie came Iris Cox: from Oak Grove, Myrtle Bull and jean Eads, and Cave Springs gave us Shirley Buchanan. Chugging along from West Benton came Donald Cope, Dale Smith, Dale Cramer, and Virgil Sprenkle: from Monarch Springs came Maxine Griffith and Lorene Grif- fith: Shirley Kraft caught on at Schonbern: Mary Rose Scott, at Reagan: from jaybird came Paul Steel, Cre- toria Wiles, and Dale Leamon: joann Wagner, Geraldine Thogmartin: Georgia Ann Hulsey joined us from Bel- fast: and Robert Shuey and Irene Moore, from Cedar Creek: spurring in from Spurgeon came Betty New- digger: and Powell Edge helped complete our passen- ger list from Spring Valley, with Winfred l-lively from Kiddoo. From farther away, we gained Lydia Brown, from Harrison, Arkansas: joan Goosetree, Wheaton: Bob Mclntyre and Louise Mensch, joplin: john Newcomb, Page 55 Leavenworth, Kansas: Lavaun Stone, Violet Hill, Arkan- sas: Anna Clare Decker, Burlington, Kansas: Gaylon lnsco, Little Rock, Arkansas: and Faye Collins, Bernice, Oklahoma. joyce Anderson was our candidate for WILDCAT queen, and Betty Mitchell was selected as football attendant. We clamored into Senior High on our next spin. Mr. Howard Baker, that man of philosophy, endeavored to teach us a little Biology on our way. Avis Stark came over from West View, and Ruth Santee, from Monticello, Arkansas. Our class was very active. H. F. Evans was elected to the office of student body vice-president: joan Goostree reigned as basketball queen: Raymond Green and lla jean Daugherty were yearbook attendants: and jean Hunter, football attendant. Also, joyce Anderson and Mary Lou Matthews were chosen cheerleaders. Then we were juniors. We gained Willa Nell Daugh- erty from Fairview: Edwin johnson, Sweetwater, Cali- fornia: Charles jay, Chowchilli, California: Dorothy Lakin, Midway: Bill Mareches, Boston: Don Speraw, Fairmont, Minnesota: and jim Tate, Atchison, Kansas. Our class play was "Where's Laurie?", sporting a cast of joyce Anderson, Nancy Welch, Mary Lou Mat- thews, Betty joy Haas, Oradean Naramore, Betty Had- ley, Hazel Herring, Bernice Branham, Marilyn Land, jean Hunter, Bob Mclntyre, Powell Edge, jack Kenney, H. F. Evans, and jimmie Payne. Represented in stu- dent offices were: Max Prunty, vice-president of the student body: joyce Anderson, assistant treasurer: jack Kenney and Betty Mitchell, yearbook attendants: and jean Hunter, football and basketball attendants. Ora- dean Naramore, jean Hunter, jack Kenney, and H. F. Evans were chosen as cheerleaders, joining joyce and Mary Lou. Here it is 1947 and we must soon leave the powerful locomotive that has pulled us through N. H. S. in six short years. "A Date With judy" was given, starring Nancy Welch, Mary Lou Matthews, Bob Mclntyre, joyce Anderson, Charles Wilson, Max Prunty, jack Kenney, Ruth Fay, Oradean Naramore, Lydia Brown, jo Ann Hammond, Bernice Branham, Bill Kritz, Irene Moore, Betty joy Haas, and H. F. Evans. Clifford Fairchild from the Navy, Wilma Hawes, jop- lin, LaVonn Kopp, Los Angeles, California, Charles Larsen, Noel, and Barbara Graham, Lynwood, Califor- nia, all climbed on board. Nancy Welch was added to the cheerleading squad this year: yearbook attendants were Bob Mclntyre and Bernice Branham: jean Hunter was chosen basketball queen: Betty joy Haas, football queen: and Raymond Green and Marilyn Land were elected president and secretary of the Student Body. Mary Lou Matthews be- came Editor of the Wildcafs Meow, while jimmie Payne supervised THE WILDCAT as Editor. H. F. Evans was Drum Major, Yes, here it is 1947 and we are travelling, with no end in sight as yet. We will separate now and board different trains, but eventually the tracks will end and we shall meet again. So looking through the smoky mist of years, we see a rendezvous for the class of '47, and we hear, "All aboard, until we meet again." 'F ,...., l W IUNIOR SPONSORS Doris Gant, History cmd Lcxiing Effie Neil, Mathematics: Lor- en Williams, Music: Bernice l-liizemcn, Home Economics. JU IDRS BOB MATHIAS, President ROY EVANS KENNEY, Vice-Pres. CAROL CUSHMAN, Secy,-Trecis. IANE AKERS PHYLLIS ANDERSON MARY ANDREWS WILMA BALES NADlNE BALL PAUL BENNETT Purye SU JU IORS WILMA BRADLEY DON BRANI-IAM RUTH BYRD CURTIS CALDWELL FRANCIS COILE VIRGINIA CRUMBLISS MARLENE CUMMINGS DENISE CUMMINS DENNIS CUMMINS IEANNIE DANIELS BETTY DARNELL RAYMOND DAUGHERTY CHARLES DAVIS Pclqe 57 GENE DAY MURRAY ENGLAND 10 vw .Q..., rr-f JUIXIIORS PATTI FORSYTHE IUANITA FOSTER BETTY PREDRICKSON CLYDE GAILEY CORL EVA IOAN CAROLL GOLD BILL GREER EY GRIFFITH RAYMOND GRIFPITH IOHN HAILEY HARDY DALE HAWKINS HELEN HETRICK HOOVER RONALD HOYT LEROY IEFFERY Page 58 JUNIORS CARL IOHNSON DELULAH IOI-INSON ROBERT IOI-INSON IOHN IONES DIXIE KELLY LAVAUN KIMBROUGH FLOSSIE KING VIVIAN KING GERALDINE KINKADE HARVEY LAKIN BOB LEACI-I ILA IEAN LOWERY DALE LUNDSTROM IUWENE MAPLES IO ANN MAPLES Pczge 59 Q "A+- 'QTY' 34. I ia, UNIURS LEWIS MARTIN RUTH MASON BILL MCFALL WYNONA MIDDLETON DELORES MOORE LENORE MOORE ALICE MUELLER RETA DALE NAFUS CLAUDE OSBORNE BETTY OWENS RONALD PASSMORE I-I. L. PERRY LENORE PHILLIBER KEITH PICI-IT ALBERT PIERCE Page 60 UNIURS WAYNE PLASTER RICHARD RANDOLPH ELWOOD REED' HELEN REYNOLDS ELEANOR RUDD IERRY SCHWARTZ IERRY SCOTT WAYNE SHIELDS BRUCE STEADUM DOROTHY THOMAS FRANKIE TIPTON CHARLES TURK HELEN TURNER MARGIE WALKER CLEO WELSH BARBARA WILLIAMS LEONA WILLIAMS GERALDINE WILSON Page 61 '1 SOPHOMORE SPONSORS Earl Williams, Historyg Ellis L a 1 im e r, Shop: Dorothea Fauhl, Enqlishg Dick Fauhl, Shopp William Fryback, Sci- ence, Sophomores STANLEY LAND, Prosideui CHARLES IOHNSON, Vicovljres. BENNIE TILTON, Secretary LOU ANN RUARK, Treasurer FRANK ALLEN WYLENE ANGLEN BILL BACON RAY BARNES WILLADEAN BARNETT Page G2 Sophomores PATRICIA BELDING NORMA BERRY LILA IEAN BISHOP HELEN BOILLOT DOROTHY BOND BARBARA BRANHAM BILL BRANICK DOYLE BRIDGES IEANNINE BROOKS IIM BUROH SHIRLEY BUSHMEYER MARY BUTLER ERNEST BUZZARD IACK BUZZARD KYLE CARNES Page 53 Wh. Sophomores BETTY CHRISTIAN LEWIS COLE FRANK CONRAD WILMA CORBIN CATHERINE CORNISH IIM COUCH RAY CRABTREE IAMES CULLUM ALETHA CUSHMAN CAROL DALE MARY DAUGHERTY IOY DENNIS DANNIE DEUBLER LLOYD DITTO MARGIE DORAN Page 64 Sophomores ANN ELDRED RICHARD ENLOW ARTHUR EPPERSON FLOYD FAIRCHILD BARBARA FILLINGI-IAM CHARLES FITZIOI-IN IOHN FRANKS HAROLD GIBSON BARBARA GRAY BENNY GREEN IANET GREEN MARIE GRIFFITI-I BUDDY I-IAAS OLIVIA HAAS SUZANNE I-IAAS Page 65 '36 S x'4,"F 245.21 149: K I I E I Sophomores FREDDIE HECKMASTER BOB HENR LOLA Y HILL WAYNE IIOPPAS TOMMY HOSFIELD DOROTHY I-IOUSMAN ROSALEE I-IUBLER LETA IOIINSON DALE IARVIS IOANNE IONES MITZI IOST OLLIE KENT CATHERINE KENNEDY BRYAN LAKIN BETT EDWIN LAND NORBERT Y LAMB CLIVE LAMPO LEMAIRE GEORGE LEWIS MARIE LEWIS Page 66 ,T Sophomores ALBERT LILES BILL MARSHALL NORMA MCMAHAN FRANK MOORE MAX MORRIS MARGARET NEWCOMB LINDA NICHOLS PERN NIMS BILLY NUNN HM OLSON DORA PEARMAN AUGUST PRUITT IAMES REDING BARBARA REED IEAN RICHARDS IACK RINEHART GEORGE ROBERTS BETTY ROGERS CHARLES ROY FCIQE U7 gm' L Q.- 3.2 and .. if , 3 ifg 1 W Am 5 ' 'Y HCLTIF 19 fr Z9 '-' A I-an I '48- an ,W Sophomores EDITH ROY ROBERT ROY IACKIE SCOTT MOZELLE SHARP NELLIE SMITH SAMMIE SMITH PATSY STAFFORD MARIORIE STEEL GEORGE SPRINGER BERN LA V PAYE TAYLOR PAUL TENNIS DELLA TOCK ICE VAN BUREN EDGAR WAGNER BILL WILES GEORGE WILLIAMS ERNE WILSON PHYLLIS WOLFENBARGER CLARENCE WRIGHT IO ANN YAGGE Page 68 'tw x,-,. At Mto,y..,.,.m .t...w-wt... , WW, 1 .. .. . . E ,,g,,.,w v,..w53w. IUNIOR HIGH SPONSORS Carl Summers, English and Spanish, Anna Maud Coker, Civics, Winifred Iones, Englishy Faye Buehler, Mathematics: Lorene Hisaw, Social Science, Helen Anderson, Mathematics, Kenneth Russell, Vocational Agriculture, Chris Schroeder Science. Row lf L. Westfall, H. I. Rion, I. W. Evans, R. Hall, R. Carlin, R. Young, E. S. Gaswiclz I. McGrane, D. Corcoran, Row Row Row Row How Row Row Row Row Row B. Couch, C. Brubaker, B. Iohnson. 2: P. Kelly, D. Leach, Ir., A. I. Stipp, C. Thompson, R. Patrick, C. Iames, G. F. Kytle, N. A. Kenney, P. Haley, B. Cummings, V. Fikes, I. A. Alfrey. 3: I. Threadgill, B. Davis, N. Embrey, D, Barnes, I. Barlow, I. Alvranowitz, D. Young, B. M. Christian, B. Bolin, N. I. Price, M. L. Lasiter, V. Mahan. 4: E. Hill, R. Propst, L. Sprenlcle, D. Barney, D. Cramer, B. Wilson, I. Daugherty, D. West, I. Sholwater, M, Egan, B. Carver, R. Stratton. 5: W. Van Buren, B. Hoover, D. Sentel, B. Hawk, A. Tyson, M. L. Oldham, M. Early, G. Nims, B. I. Taylor, E. L. Land, B. Green, M. Wilson. 5: D. Marble, I. Capps, C. Erwin, I. Reding, K. Branham, B. Lasiter, L. Olson, B. Plaster, L. Stepp, M. Ient, M. Roller, M. Barnes. 7: V. Reynolds, B. Gilmore, E. Griffith, l. Slaughter, E. Dolence, K. Scott, I. Nichols, H, Souclers, C. Batten, D. Murray, F. Woods, C. Trau. 8: D. Tyler, B. Iackson, S. Flowers, M, Bailey, P. Iohns, S. Daugherty, I. Kimhrouqh, l. Reding, M. Collins, B. Erwin, B. I. Souclers, B. Iohnson. 9: K. Holley, C. Hunt, C. Comptcn, E. Keene, V. Mason, K. Brady, R. Love, I. Pliillilaer, K. Fairchild, G. Shonk, D. Ieffers, D. Capps. IU: K. Thomas, P. Pate, E. Ciurnloliss, E. McCoy, M. E. Reynolds, I. Scott, R. Francisco, W1 Cope, M. Early, M. Iohnson. ll: C. Millender, B. Bushmeyer, K. Scott, F. Severs, S. Cope, R. Kost, B. Perry, B. Hutchinson, L. Wright, I. Eclsell, R. Moore. tg mmsfA:e EIGHTH GR DE Row I: B. Mcljayderr, E. l-lively, D. Stratton, L. Coleman, G. Testermarr, I. Anderson, I. Boyd, I. Divine, G. Green, C. B. Welch, G. Bolqerts, I. Caldwell. Bow 2: B, Stiles, T. Brasrola, F. Wilson, T. L. Weldon, G. Humphrey, B. Hoyt, B. Kina, B. Ness, I. l-lorrelrerr, B. Ditto, F. Housden, B. Severs. ROW 3: E. Ball, B. B. Brown, C. Ifrfferr, P. Butler, N. Biggs, B. Sanders, C. Bobinsorr, M. B. O'l'lar'a, 53. Mills, B. Masorr, P. Adarrrs, D. Grirrrsley. Row 4: D. Holloway, B. C. Boller, K. Stafford, D. Marshall, I. Gray, M. I. Young, M. L. Enlow, I. Vtfolferrlparaer, H. Gallron, B. Iohnsorr, B. M. Trerrary, D. Bossow. Bow 5: D. Biddle-corrre, B. Barnes, B. Bouolre-r, G. Porter, P. Severs, G. L. Marlrle, I. Burr, E. Burr, M. Terry, I, Wilson, I. Reeves, A. B. Walker. Row fi: I. Skelton, D. Ietfers, V. M. Perry, G. Krrlp, B. Owens, M. Nara- rrrore, S. Corrrror, N. Aslrnrore, C. Veszper, M. Matthews, S. I. Freed, W. Haas. Row 7: M. L. Tanner, B. I. Giyerrs, D. Learnorr, C. Currrrnrrrs, I. Brazeal, L. Boy, B. Vtfilsorr, L. Davenport, H. Geedirrqs, B. Green. Row 8: B. Byrd, C. Lanrpo, I. Boqers, I. Burnett, I. Burr, W. Solropo, lf. Mrzrqarr, M. Stark, I. Caldwell, M. Barnett, F. Myers, B. Cantrell. Pczqe VU Row I: I. D. Baze, H. Cope, I. Berry, G. Greer, I, Harper, C. Wilson B. Carnes, M. Bunch, G. Tibke, D. Weerns, E. Iohnson, I. Wolfen barqer. Row 2: E. Boy, M. Irwin, M. B. Burr, N. Daniel, S. Scranton, W. Kina G. Oxford, E. Mcllvaine, B. Walker, V. Sclropp, I. Shaw, S. Insco. ROW 3: S. Warden, M. Anclersoil, N. L. Smitli, B. I. Koelina, B. Hawes B. Harvel, D. Ioues, D. Henry, P. Gsrltarfl, D. Peuderqraft, B. Lanrl C. Patton. Row 4: E. Ie-Hers, I. Hailey, D. Beinliart, L. A. Henderson, B. Martin R. Boiilware, I. Leadtord, M. L. Delano, W. Barrett, L. Ienninq: T. Barnett, D. Birdwell. Row 5: IX. Gilsirap, C. Klostermoisr, R. Ply, V. L. Blevins, I. Sanders M. I. Hines, B. G. MalraIIey, I. EI. Sireclcer, M. Allinder, I. Warren T. Beldinq, B. North. Row 6: C. S. Brooks, P. Poque, P. Le-Maire, E. S. Sharp, M. F. Buehler, B. Warren, S. 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