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E present the l939 Nevamo, which we hope will meet with
your approval, This is not an ordinary book: it carries
with it the spirit of those rare influences which have molded
our happinessg and the inspiration ot beautiful living. lt we have
succeeded in portraying these three years in their true light and in
making the memories ot them alive in your hearts, then the purpose
of the book has been accomplished.
BETTIE JO BOTTORFF
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The Senior Class of I939
Nevada High School
The Fourth Volume
THE SENIOR YEARBOOK
ALVA. E. LIMBAUGH
A. D, ELLIS
BETTY SUE CRAWFORD
JIM ED RINEHART
Assistant Business Managers
SUPERIOR ENGRAVING CO. CARPENTER PRESS
Chicago, Illinois Oswego, Kansas
LL of our days in N. H. S. have been enriched by the drama of school life that is going
on about us. The scenery has been ever changing and the plot more exciting as it has
neared the climax-graduation. lt is our sincere wish that our brief spot in the lime
light will be filled with someone who has profited by our leadership and who will be more capa-
ble because of our assistance.
To you, the stars of the future, we dedicate this book. May your ideals be high, your ambi-
tions realized, and your goals attained, Every day has a special treasure in store for you. Find
these and lock them in your heart for they are jewels of rare value which increases with time.
To you, who are to fill our parts, we wish to express our thanks tor helping us to fill our
treasure chests, which we will carry with us always,
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Playing The Game
Lite is a game with a glorious prize,
lf we can only play it right.
lt is give and take, build and break,
And often it ends in a fight,
But he surely wins who honestly tries
lRegardless of wealth or famel,
He can never despair who plays it fair-
How are you playing the game?
Do you wilt and whine, if you fail to win
ln the manner you think your due?
Do you sneer at the man in case that he can
And does, do better than you?
Do you take your rebutts with a knowing grin?
Do you laugh back tho' you pull up lame?
Does your faith hold true when the whole world's blue?
l-low are you playing the game?
Get into the thick of it-wade in, boys!
Whatever your cherished goal,
Brace up your will till your pulses thrill,
And you dare--to your very soull
Do something more than make a noise,
Let your purpose leap into flame
As you plunge with a cry, "l shall do or die,"
Then you will be playing the game.
Seated: Karl Keller, Marye Claire Stevens, Jerry Peters, Lorretta Knowles, Agnes Wysong,
Dean Mitchell, Doris Davenport, Bill Woods.
Standing: Horner A. Ellis, Royal Messenger, Howard Wiser, Crown Bearer, A. D. Ellis, Mastei
ot Ceremonies, Patty Stump, Mae Brown, Princess, Harold Young, King, Betty Sue Crawford,
Queen, John Snyder, Prince, Marilyn Kuhn, Mab Fischer, Betty Lawrence.
The high point of the carnival was reached when the king and queen ot Carnival Land
Each class had candidates of whom they felt very proud. But none were more proud than
the seniors because their candidates were crowned. King Harold Young and Queen Betty Sue
Crawford. Their attendants were Karl Keller and Mary Clare Stevens ot the junior class and
Bill Woods and Doris Davenport from the sophomore class.
The freshmen were equally thrilled as the seniors for they were represented by Prince John
Snyder and Princess Mae Brown. The junior high attendants were Dean Mitchell and Agnes
Wysong from the eighth grade, and Jerry Peters and Loretta Knowles from the seventh grade.
Queen Betty was presented a bouquet of American Beauty roses and Princess Mae O
corsage of violets.
The theme was the King and Queen of hearts reign on Valentines Day, the day of love.
A. D. Ellis was master of ceremonies and l-lomer A. Ellis the royal messinger. The program was
:omposed of a ballet dance by Mob Fischer, a song "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" by Marilyn
Kuhn, a dramatic reading, "The l-lonor of the Family" by Patty Stump, and an accordion solo,
"Will You Remember" by Betty Lawrence.
Oufsfanding S'ruden'rs of 'rhe Senior Class
LYND COHICK JUNIOR HAMBY K
A. D. ELLIS JOHN DENMAN
Oufsfanding S+ucIen+s of 'rhe Senior Class
BETTY SUE CRAWFORD
BE-T-TIE JO. BOTTORFF
Highlights of the Year
September-Ouchl that arm's sore. Famous
Ranger Gilstrap here to talk about trees, etc.
Hi l-lo Silverl lHe whistled while he worked.l
Visual Education Program launched. Mr. Lim-
baugh broke a bottle of film cement over the
prow of the projector. Students staring at new
teachers and freshly pointed walls.
October--Nevamo staff turns guns on year-
book sales-Hope it doesn't "blow up." Higher
type assemblies to be encouraged by Student
Council. Pay assemblies still 5 and lO.
NovemberhPollard Players return to N.l-l.S.
with "Barrels of Money." Those who saw the
play know they didn't get it acting, Rifle Club
gave a peace program and got a piece of
teacher's mind next day. "Campus Quarantine"
Stagehancls lDoped horses can't winl.
December-Nevada teachers learn cure for
boby talk at K. C, convention. How old is the
baby? Crimson and Gray staff ask you to look
in your closet for back numbers. Maybe and
to be given by a vaccinated cast. All but the
old maid aunt. Christmas Concert by 275 voices
and gosh only knows how many people.
January-Mr. George has a new steel baton
that produces a very striking effect when whir-
led in the air. What effects on the one struck?
JanuaryhSmith and Denman debate on
whether or not we should form an alliance with
Great Britian. Congress patiently awaits the
outcome. Nevada found the tasket and beat
Aurora to the basket.
February-Carnival nite and all the min-
strels on the black list. Juniors edited the C. G
G. and made up for lost publicity. Misner play-
ers return with "Rip Van Winkle." We were
drowsy and they were frowsy.
March-Marquis, ther magician made the
radio disappear quicker than the finance man.
Nevada High open doors to l5OO music con-
testants. Our latch string's out, or is it the E
string on somebady's fiddle. April Fool and
day of Festival.
Bertha Mae: "l was terribly upset when Rus-
sel kissed me last night."
June Lois: "Whatl Never been kissed be-
Bertha: "Sure, but never in a canoe.
Bill Bryant: "l just closed a big business deal.
l'm going into partnerships with Hawkins
James Pascoe: "ls that so?"
Bill Bryant: "Yes, he has the money and l
l'ave the experience."
Arlene Smith: "Gee, that steak in the window
makes my mouth water."
Raymond Phelps: "Well, here's a blotterf'
Wilda Morey: "George takes aspirin to clear
Viola: "l see, just a vacuum cleaner."
The seven ages of woman-the infant, the
litle g'rl, the miss, the young woman, the young
woman, the young woman.
Ronnie Rickson: "Pauline has a lsirthday to-
morrow and l don't know what to give her."
Ronald Current: "Why not ask her what she
Ronnie: "My heavens! l couldn't afford
Glenn Griffin: "Last night l dreamed that l
married the most beautiful girl in the world."
Betty Sue: "Oh, really? Where did we spend
Lefty Brown: "l have a niche in the Hall of
Don Evans: "What did you do?"
Junior: "I scratched it, of course!"
A golf ball is a golf ball, no matter how you
Gerry: "What's an optimist, pop?"
Pop: "An optimist is a guy who thinks his
wife has quit cigaretts when he finds cigar butts
around the house."
Clyde Clark: "Why are you scratching
Lewllen Allison: "l used to own a
Clyde: "Hmm. How did you lose it?"
Allison: "l didn'tl"
N. J. Blevnis: "What's your design for
Jack Anderson: "A circle."
N. J.: "What do you mean a circle?"
Jack: "Oh, l get around."
Jr. Brown: "How would you like to ioin
Bill Bryant: "I don't know enough about
game to play but l'm willing to referee."
"A golddigger takes her fund where she finds
"Tea and coffee are the only two drinks
never associated with the toast of the town."
Fred Hamer: "My brother looks down
Mary Clare: "You c'on't s:y."
Fred: "Yeah, he perches in trees." -A
Keith Emerson: "The plastic surgeon who's
going to reshape my nose offers his clients
choice of different noses."
James Williams: "Have you pi:'-:ed your
Keller: "Best girl l saw you with last night?"
Lawless: "Necks best!"
Mary Ruth Tow: "Want me to tell you why
you can't get in the movies as o great lover?"
Vic Holmes: "Darling, l'm all ears."
M. R.: "That's it exactly."
Dale LeGuire: "Bow legs are few."
Earl Mayfield: "Yes, and far between."
Jane Harris: "Ron and l have given
studying different ways of kissing."
Jeneva Hix: "Did you exhaust the subject?"
Harris: "No, we exhausted ourselves."
Barnett: 'How about a kiss, honey?"
Butner: "No, l have scruples."
Barnett: "That's alright, l've been vacci-
Cole: "Did you ever notice those circles
un 1'er Cox's eyes?"
Clark: "Yes, he's been making the rounds."
RUTH MlLLER-Secretary to the Board ot Education and Superin-
No, Miss Miller has never locked herself in the vault.
JERRY J. VlNEYARD-Superintendent.
Mr. Vinyard receives fan mail la miss in Mass,l.
B. A., William Jewell College, Liberty, M. A., University of Miss-
ouri, Columbia, Graduate Work in Advance of Master's, University
of Missouri, Columbia.
CARL D. GUM-Principal.
"Does Mr. Gum have any announcements?"
B. S. in Education, State Teachers' College, Cape Girardeau, M. A.,
University of Missouri, Columbia, Graduate Work in Advance ot Mas-
ter's, Colorado Teachers' College, Greely, University of Missouri,
Columbia, Notre Dame University, South Bend, and Columbia Univer-
sity, New York.
NELI. lNWOODiSecretary to the Principal.
Come bythe office after school. N. l.
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JENEVE L. BRAY-Home Economics.
Looks ten years younger with a doll in
A. B., Drury College, Springfield, Grad-
uate work, University ot Missouri, Colum-
bia, and University of Illinois, Cham-
ALVA E. LlMBAUGH+Biological Science
Mr. Limbaugh is an after dinner speak-
er, he doesn't like to spoil people's ap-
B. S. in Education and Biology, State
'Teachers' College, Pittsburg, Sta te
Teachers' College, Springfield, Graduate
Work, University ot Missouri.
HOWARD H. HALL-Industrial Arts.
Mr. Hall quite recently purchased a
bargain chinaware and silver set. It was
imported and tar too delicate to wash in
B. S., in Industrial and Vocational Ed-
ucation, Kansas State Teachers' College,
Pittsburg, Graduate Work, Ft. Collins
School ot Mines, Ft. Collins, Colorado.
N ELL RAY DORMAN-Commerce.
Her Extras cause the mob scenes in the
B. S. in Education, State Teachers'
College, Springfield, Graduate Work,
Denver University, Denver.
Her working day lasts an hour longer.
B. S. in Education, State Teachers' Col-
lege, Springfield, Graduate Work, Uni-
versity ot Colorado, Boulder.
MARY ELIZABETH THORPE-English.
She asked us to learn to speak the
English language correctly. Even the last
nominee for President couldn't do that.
B. S. in Education, Kansas S t a t e
Teachers' College, Pittsburg, Graduate
Work, University ot Missouri, Columbia.
MARGARET M. BEARD-Foreign Lang-
Miss Beard has a matinee idol, Ferin-
and the Bull!
A. B., College of Emporia, Emporia,
M. A., T. C. Columbia University, New
York, Graduate Work, University of
Southern California, Los Angeles and
University of Wichita, Wichita.
ROY GORDON WERT-Commerce.
Mr. Wert, "Scrooge" to many, is a
fellow behind a bow tie who grins and
frawns, thinks of international affairs,
and high finance.
A. B. and B. S. in Education, State
Teachers' College, Springfield, Graduate
Work, University of Iowa, lowa City, and
University of Missouri, Columbia.
LA VERE H. STROM-Bays Physical Ed-
ucation, Hygiene, and General Science.
Mr. Strom missed his calling. He should
use that "tooth paste" smile to better ad-
B.S. in Education, M. of Education,
University of Missouri.
ANNA L. CLACK-Social Science.
Miss Clack can make a social prob-
lem out of anything.
B.S. in Education, State Teachers'
College, Warrensburg: Graduate Work,
University of Missouri, Columbia, and Un-
iversity of Southern California, Los
NOMA MAY MATTERAGirls Physical
lt's a little matter to teach girls physi-
B.S. in Physical Education, Kansas
State Teachers' College, Pittsburg.
THOMAS D. KELLEY-Mathematics.
Thomas Kelley once received a valen-
tine lsleeper's jeepersl from a student
wha awoke before he did.
B. S. in Education, A. M. in Mathema-
tics, Kansas State Teachers' College,
Pittsburg, Graduate Work, Kansas State
Teachers' College, Pittsburg.
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P. R. M. ARMSTRONG-Social Science.
The last haircut may mean that he's
saving tor a trip this summer. The barber
used "bay rum" so l think it's San Fran-
B. S. in Education, University of Ala-
bama, Tuscaloosa, A. B., State Teachers'
College, Springfield, Graduate Work, Un-
iversity ot Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Univer-
sity of Southern California, Los Angeles,
and Northwestern University, Evanston.
DARRELL M. YOUNG-Vocational Agri-
Althouah he teaches such intricacies
as "stork" judging, there is no "beeting"
from his pupils.
B. S. in Agriculture, M. A., University
ot Missouri, Columbia.
ELIZABETH SHAW-Social Science.
Our Miss Shaw is not related ta George
Bernard, but she stops "play" in the
B. S. in Education, State Teachers'
College, Warrensburgg Graduate Work,
University of Missouri, Columbia.
GLADYS L. RADFORD-Social Science.
She studies the Orient, but became lost
at a certain Student Council Convention
in a maze of streets that "all looked
B. S. in Education, State Teachers'
College, Warrensburg, Graduate Work,
University of Missouri, Columbia.
HAROLD E. GEORGE-Music.
Despite his healthful appearance, Mr.
George was forced to attend a music
B.S. in Education, Kansas Weslyan
University, Salina, B. M.,De.g Graduate
Work, Kansas State College, Manhatten,
University ot Colorado, Boulder, and Un-
iversity ot Kansas, Lawrence.
PAUL N. HOWELL-Mathematics and
You can't aive Paul Howell the air,
he"s already taken it. His short wave set
will give anything but the uplitt hair-do.
A, B., Wfestminister, Fulton, Graduate
lNork, University ot Missouri, Columbia
and Purdue University, Lafayette.
MARY R. McATEE-Mathematics.
Algebra is a solution to life's problems
but it won't help to figure out the auto
B. S. in Education, University of Mis-
souri, Columbia, Graduate Work, Univer-
sity of California, Berkeley.
LUCY TAPP BURNS-English and Jour-
Hitler may be a heaclliner but Miss
Burns is our "deadliner."
B.S. in Education, State Teachers'
College, Warrensburg, Graduate Work,
Kansas University, Lawrence.
WILLIAM O. NEEI.-Science and Coach.
This coach has carried our teams to
victory. Bodies by Neel.
B. S. in Chemical Engineering, Missouri
School ot Mines, Rolla, Kirksville State
Teachers' College, Kirksville, Graduate
Work in Advance of Master's, Missouri
School of Mines, Rolla.
EDNA MCGOVNEY-Home Economics.
Choosing the correct menu is as im-
portant as buying the right hat though
perhaps not so complicated.
B.S. in Education, State Teachers'
College, Warrensburg, Graduate Work,
University ot Missouri, Columbia.
DORA TOLLE-Social Science.
Miss Tolle has a collectors club that
collects everything but the sales tax.
B. S. in Education, State Teachers'
College, Warrensburg, Graduate Work,
University of Missouri, Columbia.
ARLENE DANlELSON-Vocal M u s i c,
Speech, and Dramatics.
She got as much "kick" out of Cow-
boy and Indian as we did.
B. A. in Public School Music and Eng-
lish, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minne-
sota, M. A. in Speech, University of
Iowa, lowa City.
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ALMA RAY GREGG-English.
Bird is a noun but all nouns aren't
birds and all birds aren't nouns but nouns
of a feather flock together. 'S funny, isn't
B. S. in Education, State Teachers'
College, Springfield, Graduate Worl4,
Denver University, Denver, and Colorado
College of Education, Greeley.
FRED J, J ILKAfCommerce.
Mr. Jilka doesn't need "cheaters" and
"sneakers" to catch Cheaters in his
B. S. in Education, Kansas Weslyan
Board Of lt All
Pays the bills.
They are all fathers and have had experience in that line
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Senior Class History
Ring out the old, ring in the new
Ring, happy bells, throughout the schoolp
The year is coming, let it come,
Sophomores. there's work to be done,
The fall of i936 saw the "Red and White" hoisted to the standard of a new Sophomore
group, the closs of '39-unmindful of the past, eager for the future, These colors were destined
to symbolize progressive spirit in all the years to come.
The first order of business was to choose a sponsor. Ralph A. McKeehan was the honored in-
dividual. His staff of officers was composed of: Lynd Cohick, president, John Denman, vice-
presidentg Betty Sue Crawford, secretary, and Edwin Stewart, treasurer. Assuming an important
office which he held for the three years in Senior High, A. D. Ellis was elected Yell Leader.
Under his capable leadership the halls and auditorium reverberated to the booming Sophomore
yell: "Thunder, Lightning, rain and sleetg Sophomores, Sophomores, can be beat!"
Three months of intense scholastic endeavor brought about a desire for a bit of recreation.
Therefore, the Nevada High School Gym, on the night of December l8, l936, was the scene
of a realistic Kid Party. The high spot of the evening was, as the name suggests, the awarding
of prizes for the most kiddish costumes. Twin prizes were awarded to the charming losses,
getty Jane Everett and Lovine Greer, while Junior Hawkins ran away with the honor for the
The Carnival King and Queen Contest was a measure of the competitive spirit of this Sopho-
more class. Boring their teeth, the class won second place for King Keith Caywood and Queen
Betty Sue Crawford.
Ring in the valiant Junior class,
The sharper wit, the keener mind.
Ring out the records of the past,
Ring in the class that's ne'er behind.
Its mettle proved, the class of '39 became Juniors. Before any ship of state can set sail it
must have leaders. Consequently, Miss Beard was chosen sponsor, John Denman, president,
Edwin Stewart, vice-president, Marye Ruth Tow, secretory, and Lovine Greer, treasurer. This
executive committee led the class in the successful lOO per cent activity ticket sale, thus win-
ning our first banner. Never slowing its pace the Junior Class plunged into the production of
"Growing Pains" the most financially successful Junior Class Play in the history of N, H. S.
IOOZ tickets were sold for the one night performance.
Proving that once a Queen, always a Queen, Betty Sue Crawford was elected to the honor
of Junior Candidate for Queen of the Yearbook. Her Royal Consort was King Harold Young.
Contrary to custom, the class rings were chosen in the Junior year. A. D. Ellis served as
chairman of an unusually large ring committee. This arrangement enabled the class to order
an advance shipment which would arrive early in September. Mr. Postmo, representing the
Josten Company was the lucky salesman. Also lucky were the members of the committee who
adjourned to the Castle Sweet Shop to liquidate their Epicurean interests at the expense of Mr.
Postma and one of his rivals.
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The great social event of the first magnitude now appears on the horizon-the Junior-Senior
Banquet. Due to the monetary success of the Junior Class Play, sufficient funds were received-
to book passage on the ship "Aloha" and the combined Junior and Senior classes set sail for
John Denman's Junior welcome was answered by Charles Sterett's Senior response. Showing
his ability by his witty remarks, Toastmaster Edwin Stewart soon put the visitors at ease.
Beautiful native girls placed such tempting viands as Dole's Gold, Bamboo Shoots, and Frozen
Lava before the guests.
Following the banquet, Kenny Davis, and his orchestra played for the first successful Junior-
Senior Prom in several years. Disciples of the Terpsichore strutted their stuff on the floor. Among
the outstanding were Bob Neff and Imogene Dennison. For those who did not dance, fascinating
games were provided. Taps were blown at twelve sharp.
ln September, l938, the staff of leadership was again placed in its traditional position in
the front of the study hall-this time gayly tied with the "Red and White." With Miss Anna
as sponsor, for inspiration, the class of '39 saw the promised land ahead.
After a hectic election, the returns come in as follows:
Lynd Cohick du ,.,,,n, ,,,, ,,,, , sssssssss - ,,.,,,, P resident
Edwin Stewart ,A, Cs.. ,,,, W ,,,,,,,,,,,, -,-s Vice-President
Mamie Banks --,,-.- ,,,,,,c,,,,s, .. ,,,. , ,,,,,,,, Secretory
Betty Sue Crawford du.-. A V ,,,, , .. ,,,,,s,,, Treasurer
Having begun planning the publication of the i939 year-book in the spring of their Junior
year, the Seniors, seeing the necessity of beginning work early, elected their staff. Patty Stump
was elected as an able editor-in-chief. The assocate editors were: Don Brazier, senior editor,
Pauline Samuel, junior editor, Betty Jo Bottorff, sophomore editor, and Viola Morey, activity
editor. Following his avocation as school jester, Edwin Stewart was chosen humor editor. Not-
withstanding their lack of beret and long hair, Junior Hawkins and Bob Neff were chosen art
editors. Sports editor Phillip Zimmerman was ably assisted by Harold Young. Capable A. D.
Ellis took over the business manager's responsibilities aided by Betty Sue Crawford, and Jim Ed
Rinehart. Important issues of the yearbook were still to be decided. Was this book to be known
as a Senior Yearbook or an all school annual? The Seniors voted overwhelmingly to retain the
name of Nevamo and to consider the annual to be an all-school publication.
The Junior Class Play, "Campus Quarantine", gave the Seniors a chance to once again prove
their superiority. A Red and White pennant was soon added to the Seniors trophies because the
Class of '39 won first place in the Junior Class Play ticket sale.
5h0rtly after the holidays, the Seniors recognized the fact that their graduation date was
rapidly approaching. Taking this into consideration a committee was appointed to meet the
salesmen for the selection of commencement announcements. This committee, after a long
period of deliberation, came forth with a choice of seven announcements to be voted on by the
Senior class. The class finally chose the card presented by the Star Engraving Company re-
presenting the Limbaugh Printing Company.
As this publication goes to press the Seniors are looking forward with pleasure to presenting
the Senior Class Play, to being guests of the Juniors at the annual banquet and to all the joys
and sorrows of commencement week.
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LYND COI-llCK+President MlSS ANNA CLACK-Sponsor MAMIE BANKS-Secretary
"He is a man-take him in "Anything she does is done
all, we shall not see his like well, and she does almost
Seniors-are much like the rubes who bought the Brooklyn Bridge, except they haven't
made a down payment on the school building. Spend twelve, or more, terms in the public
schools to wear those silly looking caps and gowns. Seniors look down on Frosh in hallsg Frosh
walk on shines and push ahead.
The Seniors have pennants to prove their prowness.
All have kind words for the underclossmen, what kind l'm afraid to say.
So and so says he's not going to Yale because he's heard some bad reports about Yale,
and Oxtord's so far from home.
We don't vote on graduate most likely to succeed! Why even Sing Sing and Alcatraz do that.
Seni lads have learned that when girls drop their eyes you should pick them up.
EDWIN STEWART- A. D. ELLlSAYell Leader BETTY SUE CRAWFORD-
"There's a long, long trail
"Threatened w i t h Genius, awinding-to Cottey." "lt is better to be short and
but managed to escape." shine than to be tall and cast
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"Quiet in appearance, with
INDA MAE BEASLEY
"She's nearly always laugh-
ing. In fact she's tull ot fun."
"Care is the enemy of lite
Therefore, he doesn't worry.'
"A sincere and lovable girl."
"I-la am I from care I am
free, Why aren't you all con-
tented like me."
"Unexcelled in loyalty and
JUNIOR l-IAW S
"More than h s of tal-
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"A girl full of fun, Loved by
"A level headed chap with
"So pleasant is this little lass,
We're glad to have her in our
"My native town produced
at least one great man,"
"A rare combination-keen
sense, common sense, and
JIM ED RINEI-IART
"A genial disposition linings
it's owner many friends."
"Just being happy is ci fine
thing to do, Looking on the
bright side rather than the
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"Of my father's family, I
love myself the best of all,"
"Full of pep, full of fun,
Never quiet, always on the
"I-le's a jolly good fellow."
"From every sort of work and
play she comes up smiling."
"lt's no wonder l'm so thin
and pale, the teacher's work
me to death."
"Don't rush me boys-l've
"Sometimes I sit and think
but mostly I just sit."
"I-low much to be prized and
esteemed in this friend, On
whom we can always with
safety depe d."
"Men are superior creaturesg
Look at me."
qiet vfd modest and
"My spark plug is my home-
w a r d taker, but a little
Sophomore, is my h e a r t
"A good natured girl with-
out much show, the kind of
a girl we all like to know."
"I-le seems well satisfied with
LAURA LUC I LLE ROSS
"Be thine own self always
And thou are lovable."
"Happy-go-lucky, dark and
free, nothing in the world can
"Worry and I ve never
"Never works never worries
never bothers, never hur-
"A cheerful disposition is a
fund of ready capital."
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NINA LOU DUZAN
"My toast to a girl with a
heart and a smile, that
makes the bubbles of life
"Men of few words are often
the best men."
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That one small head could
carry all he knew."
"A charming combination of
frivolity and seriousness."
RA D PHELPS
,, "Why am I here? Just to lend
dig it to t e Senior Classf' ,
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"Her life is gay, yet pure and
sweet, to her no superior you
will ever meet."
"A good friend along the
road, willing to help carry the
"A friend for every smile and
a smile for all "
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TH EON THOMPSON
"A tall and silent youth is
he, it's hard to tell just what
he'll be "
ANNA MAE WELCH
"She's willing and ready to
do her share, we leave her
many burdens to bear."
"Is she so quiet and demure?
Maybeebut do not be too
cHARi.iE wiLsoN ,ei
"You can lead a man to
school, but you can't make
"A friend worth all hazards
we can run."
"Let's have more like her,
just friendly, kind, sincere."
BONNIE LOU COMBS - -
ideal of happiness."
,fWOrry little, studyxgiivrlzvy
"The world deals kindly with
good natured people."
"l don't care what happens,
Just so it doesn't happen to
MARY RUTH TOW
"Her very trowns are fairer
far, than the smiles ot other
"A dash of gayety and pep."
"He's quiet, but on him you
can depend, ln case of need
he'll be your friend."
"A lad with musical talent
indeed, may he now and
Lib ' fi -A
"His curly hair, and funny
grin, give him a personality
that will always win."
"lt silence is golden, lend me
LUC I LLE LA MONT
"Silence is of the gods?
"O' Deah, what a strain l'm
under keeping all my girl
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ZELLA FAE DQNELL
"A car sure draws the men."
"lt blutfing is a profession,
then he's a protessionalistf'
rmmces crtsrifyiffiisi y ,fr
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"She paddles helfofaftclacinegff
CLYDE CLARK t l
"VVhat would Mr, lllgxvflll do
without him?" I 1" , E'
"The sweetest disposition
"He fights through thick and
thin and over all obstacles
GERALDI NE Vl NEYARD
"Good things come in small
F' T X PAUL HARBESTON
N "A large component of Ne-
A A vada's man powerff
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"A true sport if there ever
JAMES "MAE" WILLIAMS
"My spark plug is my horne-
ward toker, but a little soph-
amore is my heart breaker."
"Don't worry Norma, even
the sun has spots on it."
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MARJOR I E HART
"Admired by all, a friend of
all, an example for all."
"l'm not os boshful as I
ANNIE LAURIE TOW
"Fast in mind and tongue."
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"A red-headed boy of quiet
ANNA LEE BICE
"Modest, serene, bewitching-
ly sweet, This fair maid has
them all beat."
"They'll find out how
I om someday."
"How disappointed a blush
must be to find that rouge
got there first."
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"He looks studious but don't
believe everything you see."
"A girl who is sfudiously de-
"A head of hair with ci boy
BETTIE JO BOTTORFF
"Excellence is the reward of
"His quietness keeps him
from great things."
"Her friends are rndny, her
foes, has she any?"
ELMER LEE HARRIS
"If I could only type like my
, In - . 1 s Y L..
"Fewer words and more wis-
dom," "He that never thinks can
never be wise."
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JOHNNY MOORE 'T 'F DOROTHY SHORT
"Never do tOday what Ou I "One upon whom we can aI-
can do in class tomorrow." ways count."
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PAULINE FLAGOR 'ff 'ttf' 'fe " ff
"Ready to help everyone
that needs it." "NevadO's man about tOwn."
RONALD CURRENT T , 9' I MARIE KASTEN
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I'6OCI'16rS.H I ..,v, , I p3ep9r5?"
"The answer to a mOiden's
"A newcomer about whom
little is known."
JUNIOR HAMBY it
- KATHERINE SILVERS
"Even O king must have his 'IS
A '-P "Her name is Silvers, but
she's as good as gold."
THELMA THOMAS ,,
After man came woman.,
and she has been after him
"A maiden never bold."
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l' ' U A
"You can be good, but you
miss a lot of fun."
pr 'll 'ft -M'
"l did know but l've to
"A ways a smiling tace to
'i -. tl e darkest place."
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DALE LAGUTRE' 0070
"Take it easy, have your fun,
let the old world amble on."
"All the world loves a lover."
"A tall blonde of unknown
"The height of his ambition
is about to his shoulder."
"All great people were small
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CHARLIE JOHNSON -All Q Q, 1+ RUB C'-EMENSEN
,, , . ':i"" 5 X L "An uncommon case, red hair
Dglglileisooerator of the tli er ' A x and G good disposition-,f
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"Smarter men than l hav H . A H
lived-but l doubt it." -. A nd l0V Qlfl- l
MARY LOU PETERS .AAA ' O NE
W' i:-.: mg Q B B FF
"Want to hear the latest ig W ' Q
Scandal?" Ev? , 2 ,zzzl "Our own jitterbugf'
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MARJORIE NELL MIKESELL A A K B9
"Lite without talking is a Q " A In ,, VX
dreary blank." .vuqq I .
ROBERT CURRENT M
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"As cute as Dopey of the A -- . A-
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seven dwarfs. , " gm Z
DONALD LEE BOYD
"Step aside all great men,
Here comes another."
"Always friendly, just the
"A self-made man wha
adores his maker."
"That ariswer's not right-l
didn't get it."
"She and a fc
will someday m
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The year l955 finds us in the little town of Nevamo, a suburb of the metropolis of Nevada,
Missouri. This little town was founded by the graduating class of '39 of Nevada High School.
As we look down upon its thriving business district, we find things in an uproar. This is
the day of days-enormous crowds await the arrival of the lO:4O train from Kansas City. On
this train is one of Nevamo's own native daughters. Let us join the crowd and take part in
Tremendous applause shakes the union station as the train comes to a stop at the platform.
The crowd presses forward and then for one moment of suspense, silence reigns as a world
famous figure appears in the doorway of the coach. A song floats in the air over the audience
-a melody of by-gone days. lt is "When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain." Now we
know who it is, none other than Mary Lou Peters, hailed as a second Kate Smith.
The welcoming committee pushes forward, led by Mayor John Denman, the famous politician
of our school days. With him is the city council composed of Bill Bryant, who is ordinarily em-
ployed as the town Fire Chief, Frank Grover, who teaches science at the High School, Bill
Palmer, the town's leading furniture dealer, and James Williams, who, by the way, married
that little Sophomore and is now editor of the Weekly Mail.
The Council immediately took charge of the celebrity to escort her on a personal tour of
the town. The first stop was the High School, where we greet Miss Anna, who is now vigorously
teaching Social Problems in the Nevamo High School. Also on the high school staff we find
Mamie Banks, Betty Jo Bottorff, Viola Morey, Norma Norris, Annie Tow, and Dorothy Rousseau,
who is known as the second Miss Dorman.
From the school the procession proceded to the city hall, where we find the Fire Chief's
wife and old flame, Marye Ruth Tow, waiting with his rubbers in case of a fire.
Outstanding among the welcoming officials at the city hall is Chief of Police Edwin Stewart
and Mrs. Chief Lillian Pace Stewart. The Chief still has to put the first notch on his gun.
Sheriff Raymond Phelps is not to be seen, but a search soon finds him in his usual haunt, in
the basement playing checkers with his bodyguard Joe Howard. Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court, Albert Jones, is also on hand to pay his respects.
Jack Anderson, president of the city hall's Spit and Whittle Club, steps forward to invite
Mary to be the guest of honor at a luncheon, to be held at the C.C.C. Cafe, owned, operated,
and run in the ground by those great chefs, Edward Cole, Gerald Cox, and Harry Clark.
After the last course of bicarb was served, Bob Neff and his professional Dancing School,
sponsors an elaborate tableau of classical dances. In the midst of this gaity rings the shrill
bell of a telephone. lt is answered by the waiter, Paul Harbeston. After answering, Paul
threads his way through the crowd to the village's hen-pecked husband, A. D. Ellis. A. D.'s
wife, Nina Duzan, wants him to stop at the drug StOre on his way home and get something to
stop the baby's hiccoughing.
Following this brief interlude, the group proceded to make a trip around the town square
intending to visit some of the more important merchants. A striking neon sign attracts our
attention. We read, "Stump, Current and Sons", Ye Olde Boote and Saddle Shoppe". We see
that the business genius of Patty Stump and Ronald Current has at last been merged. The
first shop beyond is a shoe repair shop, operated by Bob Current. Bob does a thriving business
for his brother's customers.
As we turn the corner we spy the town's major department store. We shall enter and greet
its proprietors, Phillip Zimmerman, and Lynd Cohick rush forward, with a sales ticket in each
hand, to greet Miss Peters.
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Moving on, we next encounter Dr. Don Brazier seeking advice from the city vet, Wally Clem-
ensen about how to restore the hair of Lucille Lamont, who hadnt singed .off in H-argorve s
Beauty Parlor when she and Pauline became too engrossed in gossiping to notice the difference.
Crossing the street we were nearly knocked down by the Hossmobile Taxicab drivinlbaf Jim
Ed Rinehart. As it swlshed by we see that his passengers are Margaret Butner, Clari e ewis,
Jerry Vineyard, and Martha lnwood. Later we learned that they were rushing to fill an engage-
ment at the local chapter of the W.C.T.U.
Walking down the street is Marie Kasten, who following the old custom of the secretary
marrying her boss, is now the proud wife of executive George Robinson.
We stop in to quench our thirst at the reconstructed Woodfill's, operated by Pauline Samuel,
who finally decided to buy the place out and transported it piece by piece to Nevamo.
Betty Sue Crawford, who is now traveling all over the country with her orchestra leader
husband, now joins the crowd, to welcome Mary Lou.
The sun is setting in the east and the day is nearing the end. Miss Peters is all petered out
from her traipsin' around and decides to retire to her hotel. Manager Keith Emerson greets
her in the foyer. It is evident that he has gone to every extreme to make her stay a pleasant
one. She is escorted by him personally to the grand suite and there we leave her until another
lt has been said that four Out of five N. H. S. girls are good looking and the fifth is in the
Senior Motto: Whatta we do now?
They look forward to going out in the world with relief, not on relief.
Concentrate a lot and spend many sleepless hours in study hall,
Seemed bent on getting a gold ring. on the staff of leadership until-?
Reminds us of the fellow who worked so hard to get a football letter because he thought
there might be a check in it.
The Senior Class is built around a number of outside clubs-H. O. S. S., G. A. T., S. O. S.,
etc., although seemingly innocent they have college style initiotions, dabble in international
affairs lboycottingl and sport jalopys.
The Seniors, as a group, are very well satisfied with themselves.
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MR. ARMSTRONG HOLLAND CREEK
Sponsor Vice-Presid nt
Juniors-Junior president is "that woy" about Sophomore girl. Is that the good old class
They got the "Compus Quorontinedu just because they all have egoitus.
Boost the fact that many of the city's prize iitterbugs are Juniors. A jitterbug is not on
insect but a person acting like one.
MARY MARTHA STERRETT JUNE LOIS HOPKINS
Treasurer Cheer Leader
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Miller McClellan Erickson Swag
Joe Patricia Eugene Norma
Moriarty Stukesbary Welborn Thornton
Ruby Norman Ruby Maxine Frank
McClellan Cochran Compton Emery
Eill Bernice Russell Mary Clare
Hall Caldwell Allen Stevens
Wilda Ray Mary Lee George
Morey l-lcirris Barrett Parker
Thomas Ruth Gerald Evelyn
Holder Hinds Bollinger Scott
Leno Mae Donald Virginia Dick
Queen Cochran Cummins Coffman
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Lola Mae Dorothy Winifred Ronny
Hendrix Jean Judy Brown Dixon
Robena Donald Cleo Bill
Wise Smith Smith Haley
Robert Marjorie Donald Gayle
Colvin Nell Boyd Doman Evans
Martha Earl Robert Lee
Anne Akers PSTTHDOFI
Leland Patti Glen Barbara
Dalton Braswell Gatf Petgen
Lawrence Juanita Fred Beulah
McSpadden Elliott Emery Martin
Frances Lucille James Bertha May
Jones Witcher Main Hulen
Irene Gertrude Lavinia
Rimmer Myers Cummins
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Fear was instilled in the hearts of the Juniors and Seniors when the class of '40 accomplished
the "impossible in l937" by winning the first banner in Junior High. The triumphant march
of the green and white colors began when they won the Senior Class Play ticket sale.
The curtain opened for the first act of their drama in Senior High with the following people
as the stars: President, Dick Coffman, Vice-President, Richard Potter, Secretary, Mary Martha
Sterrettg Treasurer, Virgie Lee Johnson, Yell Leader, June Lois Hopkins, and Sponsor, Mr.
Their first triumph was reaching the IOOO6 goal in the Activity Ticket sale. They displayed
their outstanding ability to sell tickets when they sold l5Q6 in the Junior Class Play ticket
sale for which they were awarded a pennant.
When the contest started for carnival king and queen, they chose handsome Holland Creek
and lovely Mary Martha Sterrett as their leading lady and leading man.
The second act in their outstanding performance started in the fall of l938 when they
chose Karl Keller, as president to direct them with the assistance of Holland Creek, vice-presi-
dent, Marilyn Kuhn, secretary, Mary Martha Sterrett, treasurer, June Lois Hopkins, yell leader,
and Mr. Armstrong as sponsor.
They finally were ready towput on their first dramatic performance, "Campus Quarantine"
which had the following cast: Holland Creek, Harold Lawless, Earl Mayfield, Joe Moriarty,
George Parker, Eugene Welborn, June Lois Hopkins, Dorothy Jean Judy, Marilyn Kuhn, Lena
Mae Queen, Evelyn Scott, and Mary Clare Stevens.
ln the second act they chose for the "leads" for the carnival "King and Queen" contest,
Mary Clare Stevens and Karl Keller.
Next year the curtain will open on the third and last act of their performance for which
they hope to be rewarded a gold band on their staff of leadership, the highest honor they could
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CARL D. JOHNSON MR. STROM WlNSTON BAUCOM
President Sponsor Vice President
SOPHOMORES: The "Dead Eng Gang" multiplied by twenty-tive, Will they "Wake up and
live" and "Love and Learn" before they graduate or are they doomed to go on "Deep ln a
Have a surprising number of inversionists in ther ranks judging from the way they run these
stairway traffic signs in reverse.
Have had, to date, two class meetings and more on the way-they hope.
When asked they say they never do anything funny. We wonder?
Sophomore best seller is "Behove Yourself." lt is somewhat smaller t n "Gone with the
Wind" and easier to read than "Les Miserables."
They are a promising lot and unlike politicians may do what they mise,
CARA VIRGINIA WILLIAMS JEAN EDDLEMON MARY KAY MIKESELL
Secretary Treasurer Yell Leader
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Wade Miller Peabody Kluth
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Sophomore Class History
"All the world's a stage" and every student must play his part whether it be large or small.
The Sophomore Class is doing it's part in this drama of life. This year sees the premier per-
formance of this act of high school life in its present state of completion. Although still un-
finished, the composition foretells a completed play which will take its place among the fore-
most works of its kind.
Governing hands are indispensible to any performance and we wish to give due credit to
Mr. Strom who directs the procedure of the drama.
A very talented cast was chosen. Carl D. Johnson, president, Winston Baucom, vice presi-
dent, Cara Virginia Williams, secretary, Jean Eddlemon, treasurer, and Mary Kay Mikesell,
yell leader. These students put their best into the play to help make it a success. There is a
supporting cast of one hundred fifty-one, without whom there would be no performance.
To show superiority in assembly, the whole cast yells, "Thunder, Lightening, Rain anl
Sleet, Sophomores, Sophomores can't be beat."
The most exciting sequence in the play opens with the Sophomores arriving at the high
school gym attired as hoboes to their class party. This took place on November twenty-second.
Fern Queen and Robert Turnbul stole the show and went home with the prizes.
One scene of which they are justly proud is breaking the old tradition af passing down the
class colors from the outgoing Senior Class to the incoming Sophomore Class. ln the future each
class may choose its own colors. The present Sophomores have chosen blue and white.
The high point of the act was reached when the class elected Doris Davenport and Bill Woods
to co-star as their candidates for Carnival King and Queen.
The succeeding days were filled with brillioncy and gayety and memories of social events,
past times and campus fun. With a cast such as that of the Sophomore Class, each one acting
his part, it should be one of the most outstanding classes to enter and exit through the doors
of N. H. S.
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EDYTH CAROLINE PEABODY
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Front Row: Betty Sue Crawford, A. D. Ellis, Patty Stump, Mr. Limbaugh, sponsor, Pauline
Samuel, Don Brazier, Betty Jo Bottorf.
Back Row: Jim Ed Rinehart, Edwin Stewart, Junior Hawkins, Lynd Cohick ihonoraryi,
Viola Morey, Phillip Zimmerman, Harold Young.
Mr. Limbaugh was chosen sponsor of the Nevomo because of his ability and familiarity with
the publishing of a yearbook. He has been sponsor for the past three years. The members of
the staff were elected from the Senior class by vote of their fellow classmen.
Editor in Chief ,--. ,,,,,,., .,,c-,.,,,,.-,,,.aA Patty Jean Stump
Activity Editor ,, Y,,a -..WW ,,,,,,a,, , ,A.a ,, ,,,,,, Viola Morey
Senior Editor ,,,,.s,,,,..,., ,.,. ,,,, . , ,,...,. , ,, Don Brazier
Junior Editor .- ..,,,.A...,,, , ,..A -,,-.--,s,-,s Pauline Samuel
Sophomore Editor ...,,,,,,. , E...,,,,,,.,, Bettie Jo Bottorf
Humor Editor L ,,,,,.... ,H ..a,Wa,,.a,.. .,,-,,, Edwin Stewart
Sports Editor .,..,,E-,.,,,,. A, ,... - ,,.,..,, Phillip Zimmerman
Assistant Sports Editor ,.- .,., ,W ,,,,,. E ,,,,. ,.-,. Harold 'Young
Art Editor ,,,...,,,..,....,.,Y ,.--.. ,,,,- U., Junior Hawkins
Assistant Art Editor ,,,,,,E.,...Aa.. -see ,,.wa, Robert Neff
Business Manager a,a,,- ,,
Assistant Business Manager ,,, ,,....,,,,,. Betty Sue Crawford
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Assistant Business Manager ,cw s,,,,,,,...A.. Jim Ed Rinehart
Senior President ,,,.....,.. -.- s,,.Ac,..,.,,-A-,., , Lynd Cohick
Sponsor .,.,s. ..,. ,,,...,... . - Seneca. ..,, Mr. Alva Limbaugh
The staff wish to express their appreciation to the entire school in the way they cooperated
in making this book possible. Especially do the members express their appreciation to Pierre
Weltmer for his ability, willingness, and cooperation in the production of' the athletic division.
Also, to the Christopher Studio who saved the situation by their splendid cooperation in the
completion of the group photographs.
N EVAMO STAFF
The good we do lives after us, the not-so-good is oft' inferred in'your, books.
Front row: Queen, Harris, Ellis, Bottorf, Cohick, Stump, Smith, Miss Burns, adviser, Preston.
Second row: Jackson, Dunham, Samuel, Crawford, Boyd, Hawkins, Hix, Dahmer, Hamby,
Third row: Johnston, Yancey, Flagor, Welch, Neff, Zimmerman, Morey, Johnson.
Back row: Stewart, Garrett, Pace, Kenton, Palmer, Rinehart, Clinton, Hawkins.
Crimson and Gray Personnel
Editor-in-Chief-Lynd Cohick, Patty Stump, Bettie Jo Bottorf,
Managing Editors-Pauline Samuel, Jeneva Hix, Patty Stump, Virginia Kenton, Lillian Pace.
News Editors-Jeneva Hix, Junior Hawkins, Virginia Kenton, Lillian Pace, Pauline Samuel,
Feature Editors-Pauline Flagor, Leone Dunham, Junior Hawkins, Jeneva Hix, Bob Neff,
Mary Lou Peters.
Humor Editors-Norma Norris, Lillian Pace, Virginia Kenton, Mary Lou Peters, Velma
Johnston, Viola Morey, Charlie Johnson, Laudell Dahmer, La Verne Preston, Eunice Garrett.
Boys' Sports Editorsf-Jim Ed Rinehart, Bill Palmer, Charlie Johnson, A. D, Ellis, Lynd Cohick.
Girls' Sport Editors-Viola Morey, Anna Mae Welch, Laudell Dahmer,
Exchange Editors-Phillip Zimmerman, Twyla McDonald, Polly Yancey, Mary Ruth Tow,
Betty Sue Crawford,
Columnists-Edwin Stewart, Nina Lou Duzan, Polly Yancey, Betty Sue Crawford, Norma
Norris, Lynd Cohick, Patty Stump, Junior Hawkins, Donald Boyd.
Junior High Editors-Betty Sue Crawford, Anna Mae Welch, Twyla McDonald, Leone Dun-
ham, Polly Yancey, Norma Norris.
Copy Editors-Bettie Jo Bottorf, Eunice Garrett, Bob Neff, Evelyn Jackson, Jack Hawkins,
Anna Mae Welch, Cleo Smith, Lena Mae Queen.
Reporters-Velma Johnson, Laudell Dahmer, Phillip Zimmerman, Mary Lou Peters, Bill
Palmer, Leone Dunham, Jim Ed Rinehart, Twyla McDonald.
Busines Managers-A.D. Ellis, Junior Hamby, Edwin Stewart, Donald Boyd, Nina Lou
Duzan, Charlie Johnson.
Advertising Collectors--Donald Boyd, Nina Lou Duzan, Junior Hamby, Bill Clinton, Jane
Circulation Manager-Bill Clinton, Mary Ruth Tow, Evelyn Jackson, Junior Hamby,
AdviseriMiss Lucy Burns.
This year's staff sent the second delegation to the N.'S.P.A. Convention, which was held
in Indianapolis, Indiana, November, l938. The delegation included, Pauline Samuel, official
delegate, Jeneva Hix, Junior Hawkins, and the adviser, Miss Lucy Burns.
ln April, l939, the staff spent a day in Kansas City at which time they visited the Journal
and Kansas City Star offices. Visits were also made to the local newspaper offices.
Throughout the year the pleasant work of editing the eighteen copies of the "Crimson and
Gray", writing for other papers, and attending meetings have made this a memorable Year
for these aspiring journalists,
CRIMSON AND GRAY STAFF
Here's a staff with stuff. Others "crimson" at things they've gone "gray" writing.
Three to N.S.P.A. convention in indianapolis: Samuel was an official delegate, Hawkins
and Hix were tag-tails. Hix wanted to bring back the speedway for a "suvineer".
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Front rowi Mr. Armstrong, sponsor, Keller, Kuhn, Johnson, Brazier, Denman, Lawless,
Sterrett, Cohick, Banks, Miss Clack, sponsor.
Second row: Baucom, Stewart, Bottorf, Morey, Rinehart, Parker, Zimmerman, Stump,
Stevens, Ellis, Judy.
Back row: Davenport, Keena, Ridgeway, Mikeswell, Turnbull, Potter, Creek, Harris, Grover,
Senior Student Council
The l938-l939 Student Council with John Denman as president, l-larold Lawless, vice-
president, Don Brazier, secretary, Mary Martha Sterett, treasurer, Miss Anna Clock and Mr.
P. R. M. Armstrong, sponsors, assumed its duties in September.
The council readily took advantage of the opportunity for regular meetings offered by the
new activity period schedule. Work began by forming a new plan for standing committees which
come in effect at the semester. Another innovation was the establishment of non-competitive
Activity Ticket sale.
The inauguration of student dances was another outstanding achievement of the student
council. Students strongly desired dances. The ensuing student council action proved that the
student council achieved its cardinal objective of cooperation with the students in the promo-
tion of all school activities. Other laudable enterprizes were the "Keep the Building Clean"
campaign, the reorganization of the assembly plan, the resurrection of the Alma Mater and
the new hall traffic system.
Again turning their ears to the demands of groups in the student body, namely, the Year-
book Staff, Athletic department and the activity fund, the council planned the supervision of
a carnival. The purpose of which was to supply additional funds to the groups mentioned.
As the end of the year approaches, the realization downs on all veteran members, whoi
came in effect at the semester. Another innovation was the establishment of a non-competitive
Nevada Senior High Student Council has developed from a "backwoods" body to a student
legislative group whose work compares favorably with that of any up-to-date high school.
-Editor, Viola Morey
-Assistant Editors, John Denman, Lynd Cohick
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Front row: Stucker, Ellis, Markley, Snyder, McGiboney, Vineyard, Fischer, Wood.
Second rowz Miss Radford, sponsor, Hart, Holland, Scott, Fischer, Tracey, Miss Shaw, sponsor.
Third row: Beshore, Hoffman, Peters, Loving, Faye Brown, Underwood.
Back row: Grave, Bakewell, Barber, Mae Brown, Mitchell.
The Junior High Student Council
The Junior High Student Council was organized in l936 for the purpose of cooperating with
the students and teachers in developing a better Junior High school by the promotion of good
citizenship and by encouragment of student participation in school activities. The sponsors were
Miss Elizabeth Shaw and Miss Gladys Radford.
The officers of the Council for l938-'39 are president, John Snyder, vice president, Frances
McGiboney: secretary, Everetta Markleyg treasurer, Billy Vineyard, Crimson and Gray reporter,
Jane Ann Bailey, librarian, Homer Ellis.
At the beginning of the third year the council was saddened by the death of Billy Jo Bras-
well. He was an active worker during l936f'37g an officer during l937-'38, and an elected
member for l938-'39
The Junior High Council has charge of contests between the different home rooms in
Attendance, Scholarship, and Courtesy. Some other proiects have been to charter new clubs
and recharter old clubs, revise the service points, display and care for the American flag on,
our school ground, help on the all school float for the Armistice Day parade and serve as guides
on Visitors Night. For the Carnival the Council sponsored a concession representing the entire
Junior High School.
The Council sent five representatives to the Missouri Valley Student Council Convention at
Coffeyville, Kansas this year.
The Council is supervising a Junior High Library. There are thirty books in this collection.
The money for this was obtained from the sale of seals for the restoration of wild life. Other
books were donated by friends.
At present the Council is making plans for bicycle racks for next year.
Thus you see how rapidly the Junior High Student Council has grown. lt is our desire that it
may become a more useful organization.
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Front row: Stump, Bottorf, Brazier, Banks, Kasten, Miss Dorman, sponsor, Scrutchfield.
Back row: Denman, Clemenson, Cohick, Norris, Ellis.
Senior National Honor Society
This year marks the fifteenth year of the Senior National Honor Society, since the Nevada
Chapter was organized in l9Z5.
This society is composed of students who rank in the upper one-fourth of their class in
character, scholarship, leadership, and service.
As there were no Juniors elected to the society last year, the organization was not activel
until the latter part of October, when five Seniors were judged worthy of admission. These were:
Marie Kasten, Bettie Jo Bottorf, Mamie Banks, John Denman, Lynd Cohick, and Don Brazier.
Miss Nell Dorman was made sponsor of the society.
Officers elected were Mamie Banks, president, Don Brazier, Vice-president, Bettie Jo
Bottorf, secretary, and Marie Kasten, treasurer.
At the beginning of the second semester, five more Seniors were initiated into this society
in a very effective assembly program for that purpose. These Seniors who were awarded their
membership cards as a symbol of their membership in this organization were: Norma Norris,
Ruby Clemensen, Patty Stump, Harold Scrutchfield, and A. D. Ellis.
Admission to the National Honor Society is the greatest honor that can come to a high school
student. lt reflects excellence of achievement in every line of endeavor. To exalt the objec-
tives and hold them before the school as goals toward which all should work is a prime purpose
of the society. The colors, blue and gold, symbolize the motto of the society, "Light is the
Symbol of Truth." The blue expresses truth and gold is the light which radiates truth to the
Every member this year has striven to uphold the objectives of the society and to make
character, scholarship, leadership, and service the aim of every student in Nevada High
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Front row: Palmer, Snyder, McClellan, McGiboney, Fisher, Gardner, Groves.
Second row: Mitchell, Phelps, Hammer, Vineyard, Scott, Wilson, Miss Winders, Sponsor.
Third row: Crawford, Thornton, Beshore, Keller, Fisher, Rowling.
Bock row: Hulen, Peterson, Holder, Fleming, Hendricks, Johnson, Williams.
Junior National Honor Society
The National Junior Honor Society of the Nevada Junior High School was organized in l93l
with nineteen charter members. This society is a branch of the National Honor Society and is
for schools having seventh, eighth, and ninth grades organized in a Junior High School, or for
the ninth and tenth grades in a school having no Junior High School.
Members are chosen from the pupils who rank in the upper ten per cent in scholarship, and
the upper one-third of each grade in leadership and service, provided that ot no time the
membership shall exceed eight per cent of the enrollment of Junior High at the end of the
first semester, nor more than ten per cent at the close of the second semester. Not more than
five per cent of Junior High enrollment can be elected to membership in any one year.
The purposes of the society are: to create an enthusiasm for superior scholarship, to stim-
ulate a desire to serve faithfully one's school and community, to promote trustworthy leader-
ship and loyal pupil citizenship, to develop desirable qualities in American Junior High Schools.
Since the Junior Honor Society was first established in Nevada Junior High School, it has
been capably sponsored by Miss Ethyl VVinders.
The total number of members belonging tothe society since it was first established in Nevada
Junior High School is one hundred seventyesix.
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MEMBERS OF THE ORCHESTRA
FIRST VIOLINS CELLOS
Mary L, Peters
secorsip vioursis Mufiel A996
Marjorie Boyd BASSOON
lrene Rimmer Betty Smith
the M0226 STRING BASSES
OUjd'e OWW M. Elizabeth Hunt
Virginia Palmer Anno Welch
Jackie Butler Marie Mitchell
Edith Peabody Yutha Mae Phelps
The Nevada High School orchestra, under the direction of Harold E. George, consists at
approximately titty members. Since the last year the Orchestra has decreased in quautity but
increased in quality.
The orchestra is an all-school organization built on a competitive basis. Musicians from all
grades in the high school compete each year for positions in the orchestra, those being judged
best are ranked first and on down to the last played.
Several new ensembles have been started this year and a certain period is given to this
work. They consist of pupils who are interested enough in music to devote extra time to it and
those who like to play in trios, quartets, and ensembles. There are three major ones: the
brass, the woodwind, and the string ensemble. These ensembles have many requests to play
for churches, assemblies, other schools, and civic organizations in the town. The ensembles
entered the Spring Festival district contest and the contest at Springfield.
The orchestra has given several benefit concerts and plans to give a tree concert later in
the year. Since the Fort Scott orchestra was so kind to put on a concert for our assembly, the
Nevada orchestra returned the complement and went to Fort Scott the latter part of March.
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CLARINETS FLUTES TRUMPETS
Junior Hawkins Edward Cole
Leland Dalton . Jock Groves
Fredo Mitchell Wlnston Boufom Cnr' Jonnson
Gene Eaton OBOES Dean McClellan
Jean Eddlemon Muriel Agee Colvin .Aaee
Sid Dowel' BASS CLARINETS Buford Bioodwofiii
Gayle Evans Patti Braswell
Tnedn Downey Zella Donnell Bob Swick HORN5
Donald Smlfh SAXOPHONES James Pascoe
l-llll0"l Maxwell Gerald Cox Raymond Pascoe
Gwendolyn McClellan Aim Coney Harold Capps
MOVQOVQT TVOCY Bill Skinner
i-lenry Mason Glenn Griffin BARITONES
Bobby Grove Earl Akers Donald Boyd
Duane Hixon Eleanor Caldwell
Victor Limbaugh ' BASSOON Thomas Scott
l-larold Wade Betty Smith Ray Belknap
The Nevada l-ligh School band, under the direction of l-larold E. George, consists ot the
concert band of seventy members, the marching band of sixty five members, two pep bands
of thirty-four members each and small ensembles of a varied nature.
The concert band appears about six times during the year. lt gives a winter concert, two
spring concerts and participates in interscholastic music competition.
The marching band appears in city and school parades, at football games, and as host
band in the Armistice Day Band contest.
The pep bands entertain the spectators at basketball games by playing pep songs and
Ensembles play in assemblies and at other functions where a small group is desired.
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Front row: Stevens, l-lopkins, Zimmerman, l-lix, l-lawkins, Harris, Ellis, Samuel.
Second row: Jackson, l-lart, Smith, Fraser, Moriarty, Crawford, Miss Danielson, sponsor,
Back row: Phelps, Denman, Lawless, Stump, Rinehart, Williams, Parker, Creek.
Deus Ex Machine
The Deus Ex Machina is a society organized for those who are interested in dramatic art.
Anyone may gain membership who participates in any play or plays presented by the
dramatic department or by working on the stage crew.
Last fall there were six active members in the society. During the year fifteen have been
initiated into the club. Each time new members were brought into the society a picnic
was given in their honor. The present enrollment is twenty-one,
The officers are Patty Jean Stump, president: Pauline Samuel, secretary, and John Denman,
treasurer. The sponsor of the society is Miss Arlene Danielson, who is in charge ofthe Drama-
DELJS EX MACHINA
And for the last time it doesn't mean "ducks is machines". There is no quackery to acting
but there is acting to quackery.
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Front row: Inwood, Butner, Yancy, Miss Danielson, sponsor, Harris, Jackson, l-ligQif1S,
Second row: Arlene Smith, Hart, Lesher, Preston, Neff, Moriarity, Samuel.
Third row: Hopkins, Clemeson, Grover, Hinson, Silvers, Koeger, Martin.
Back row: Stinson Smith, Petgen, Walker.
l Pagliacci iThe Playersl was chartered during the first semester and had a membership of
39 members. The following were the officers: Joe Moriarity, president, June Lois Hopkins, vice-
president, Jean Eddlemon, secretary, Kathryn Silvers, treasurer, Rosemary Love, Crimson and
During the second semester the membership increased to l27 members and the group had to
be divided into two divisions. The senior high school members resumed the name, I Pagliacci,
had a membership of 33 members, and elected these officers: Evelyn Jackson, president,
Jeneva Hix, vice president, Mary Ruth Tow, secretary, Jane Harris, treasurer, Marjorie Hart,
Crimson and Gray reporter.
The Masquers, Junior High School Dramatics Club, consists of 94 members and meet on
alternating Wednesdays. Their officers are: Rosemary Love, president, Betty Jean Hargis,
vice-president, Marjorie Daniels, secretary-treasurer, Virginia Sue Hardin, Crimson and Gray
The purpose of all dramatics clubs work is to furnish an outlet for all those who seek
dramatic expression. Programs are arranged, prepared, and given by student groups. One act,
impromptu plays, pantomines, oral interpretations, dramatic criticism, and discussion of
present day theatre furnish the main sources of material used in the clubs. Free expression and
free interpretation is encouraged and student direction is done entirely.
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Nevadal'l' choo o -us'c: l
The outlet for the musical en gy of roxi axtel sixty me bers Nevada High cho
has been mainly through tbejtv maj producto at the l t "l938 Chrstm
cert" nd "A Revue of erican A T ible progress the vocal music dep ment
ca a ibuted to e e thusias and fine irit of loyalty f ts members in both f these
0 gin resntation
s Schoo Char - ging Chris mas car from the balco y, and the nior H' School,Ves
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8 n mb r l9th tured t e Junior Higll
hoir who n u their w'th a rocessionasngi "Adeste Fid es" d beari c .
The 'g d tidi " a ht by a variety o utiful songs, ever-changing ' to cirelute
at re an it t e ds ' a star of Bet l m stage setting. The one soloi ' as Frances
Mc oney, w o ang "Th oly Mot r ing " at the manger.
"A Revue 0 America usic" w s res ted y the voc l sic and sical education de-
partment ia February rd, and i mayvy ll b aid tha hi musi ala orded a most original
and well received entertainment t eplac het ditioh op retta I eatured early American,
nd'a out Western, and Co legiat ongs ndfdances , it ge sets for each designed
e Stag r tt class. Vocal solo and n elty. ulmbers wer nted in costume by Freida
rie Mitc el, B tty an Grover, Susanna Dan'els, Marga et Butner, Thomas Harpold and
Jimm s. A p o olo "On the TraiI" from , rofef G' nd Canyon Suite was played by
f ' B th pe or onces which were original, were written and directed by Miss Arlene Danielson
d acco anied by Junior Hawkins, Anna Marie Smith, Jeneva Hix, Eleanor Caldwell, Earl
f ' Mayfiel cted as Master of Ceremonies, assisted by Mary Higgins on the business staff, and
1 Raymo Phelps and Arlene Smith as stage and property managers,
addition to these programs, the chorus members featured the "Sky Terrace" at the
wi Qs! C rnival, appeared on many civic programs, assemblies, and during the Spring Festival andl
Junior Hamby is president, Bill Bryant, vice-president, Susanna Daniels, secretaryg Jean
Eddlemon, treasurer, and Junior Hawkins the Crimson and Gray reporter.
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' Frf2l'lI'?'0wZSr1l1ith, M. E. Hunt, Dahmer, Miss Beard, sponsor, Morey, Downey, Curry, Cochran.
Qbqoid row: Journey, Betty Hunt, Parks, Braswell, Evans, Erickson, Rimmer, Stewart.
hird rowz McDonald, Thorton, Johnson, Leveling, Myers, McMillen, Collins,
Baclfiowz Maze, Canady, Chrisenberry, Crochett, Kircher, Wallace, Flagor.
The Senior G. A. A. under the sponsorship of Miss Margaret Beard has been carried on very
The club consists of approximately 45 girls, who are interested in promoting better sports-
manship, better health, and better athletics in our school.
The officers tor the first semester included: Norma Norris, president, Wilda Morey, secre-
tary, and Mary Elizabeth Hunt, treasurer. The officers for the second semester were: Wilda
Morey, president, Mary Elizabeth Hunt, vice-president, Theda Downey, secretary, and Laudell
The G. A. A, played basketball, volley ball. and other games in the gymnasium during club
period. By playing ten times a girl is entitled to an "N" and after an additional lOO points are
added is entitled to an emblem.
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Front row: Samuel, Crawford, Fraser, Hix, Jackson, Stump.
Second row: Zimmerman, Denman, Miss Danielson, director, Cohick, Ellis.
Back row: Current, Hawkins, Boyd, Robinson.
SENIOR CLASS PLAY
Cast of Characters
Dulcinia ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,. ,,,,, Jeneva Hix, Beatrice Fraser
Gordon Smith ,,,,,,,,,s,,, .. ,,,, .-.,-s..,., H., John Denman
William Parker ., ,Y,, ,. ,,,,, w,,, ,,.,,,, Phillip Zimmerman
C. Roger Forbes ,sw ..,, .,,,,. -- .,,,,,.,,.,,. .,,,, Lynd Cohick
Mrs. Forbes ..-san .,., . ,wus L-, Patty Stump, Evelyn Jackson
Angela Forbes ,,--,s....,. ms-, Betty Sue Crowford, Pauline Samuel
Schuyler Van Dyck - . .-..,,. -ss ,,,,,, Ls, , ss A. D. Ellis
Tom Sterrett ,,,,s, . ,. ,s,, sn. ,,,.A,,,, o,,, R anald Current
Vincent Leach V ,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,, , ., , ,,,,, Donald Boyd
Blair Patterson ss-.. .,...-,,,.s . ,nan ,,,, , , Junior Hawkins
Henry ,,,, ..-......,,,,,.,,,,.,. ,,,,,, ,H ss George Robinson
The Senior Class play which was presented April 27 and 28 was "Dulcy'f, a three-act comedy
by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly. Because the play contained only three girls parts,
double-casting was used for these parts, with one girl playing the first night and the other the
ln her eager determination to be helpful to her husband and friends, Dulcy planned a week-
end party. They were an ill-assorted group as only she could summon about her. Her efforts
ruined an important business merger which her husband was to transact with one of the guests.
Her final blunder, however, crowned all of her mistaken efforts with success. The plot also
contained a love element which was the source of many a laugh. The predicaments which arose
throughout the entire production resulted in an unbroken series of hilarious tragedies, and
made the success of the play inevitiable.
The play was directed by Miss Arlene Danielson, and the stage help was obtained from the
Stagecraft class, The business affairs for the play were handled by committees from the
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Seated: Creek, Scott, Lawless, Stevens.
Standing: Mayfield, Hopkins, Kuhn, Welborn, Miss Danielson, director, Judy, Queen,
Mrs. Smith cc,
Edythe Rhodes .
Dr. Leon Atwell
JUNIOR CLASS PLAY
Cast of Cha
Marye Clare Stevens
Gloria Smith ,,,, W,
,csc , Dorothy Jean Judy
,cc ,,,, Lena Mae Queen
Lela Dunn ,,,,,,,, ,.,,,. ,
, , ,,,, June Lois Hopkins
. . ,,,,,,, , Joe Moriarty
Beryl Shepherd ,,,,,,, .L
Gordon Dunn ,,,
Ronald Steele ,,.., ,WML
Elliot Maxim .. ,,.,,,,, ,
Howard Ross ,,,.,,, ,
,cc Evelyn Scott
- Harold Lawless
L George Parker
The Junior Class Play followed the example of previous Nevada High productions, in as much
as the play "Campus Quarantine" was, as the name suggests, a comedy of life in college.
"Campus Quarantine" takes place in a California Sorority House. Just as the girls are
about to leave for their Saturday night dates, it is discovered that one of their number, Beryl
Shephard, has chicken pox. Dr. Atwell, who is called in on the case, immediately quarantines
the whole house, preventing the House Mother, Mrs. Smith, from discharging the two waiters,
Gordon Dunn and Ronald Steele. Edythe Rhodes, who has been planning an elopment with
Finlay Carruthers, is unable to leave the house, and Elliot Maxim is forced to don a nurse's uni-
form in order to gain entrance. He is discovered and forced to remain in the house, where he
meets Gordon's sister, Lela Dunn, the real nurse, and falls in love with her. Much to Gordon's
disgust she excepts his proposal. Deborah Mercer, who is a very plain girl, has fallen in love'
with the picture of a handsome basketball captain, Howard Ross. She sends him a note asking
him to visit her, enclosing as a likeness of herself, a picture of her roommate. She is possibly
the only one of the characters who is genuinely glad to see the quarantine in effect, for she
believes that it will save her the humiliating experience of meeting Howard Ross and having'
him find her deception. However, he waits until the quarantine expires and meets her, the
situation is eased considerably by the fact that the picture that Deborah saw was really that
of his roommate. Ronald Steele has been eating his heart out for Beryl Shephard, but he is,
only a waiter and she just isn't interested. However, during her illness he is so attentive that
she falls in love with him and they plan to be married as soon as possible. Gordon Dunn, after
insulting Gloria Smith's aunt, the House Mother, has a hard time, but she finally forgives him
and the curtain falls on a toast to "all the happy victims" of the Campus Quarantine.
Scarlet fever and two boys turn a girls' frat house into a rnad house.
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Cast: Miss Danielson, director, Merrell Lee l-lammer, Walter Hulen, Evan Williams, Betty
Woods, Walter Evans, Charles Loving, Eugene Long.
Percinet ss ssssss sssssss ss s ssss ss Evan Williams
Sylvette ,,,,, s ,,,,,,,,, ss ss ss sss Betty Woods
Straforel ss ,,,.s ssssss s ,,,, ss, s ss s, s Merrell Hammer
Bergamin sssssss sssssss ssss s ssss .ss Walter l-lulen
Pasquinot s s ssss ss ,ssssss ssssss , ssss, , s ssss Walter Evans
Swordsmen and Torch-bearers sssssss Charles Loving, Eugene Long
"The Romancersf' a romantic comedy, was presented by Junior High in the class C Spring
Festival contest. The play was under the direction of Miss Arlene Danielson, and the costuming,
set designing, construction, lighting, and make-up was a project of the Stagecraft class.
The production follows the lines of Shakespeare's immortal tragedy, "Romeo and Juliet."
The lovers, their stern yet ambitious fathers, the villain, and the surroundings of a beautiful
garden bring the drama to o successful and rapturously happy ending
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Cast: Miss Danielson, director, Pauline Samuel, Jeneva l-lix, Arlene Smith.
Purple Door Knob
Mrs, Bartholomew . . W.. .,,,, , cc ,,,,,,, Pauline Samuel
Mrs. Dunbar .-, ,,,,,,,, .. - cuss-- Arlene Smifh
Viola Cole ,,,,,,.., .,-- ss ,,,. ., ,,,,,,,,,,.. Jeneva Hix
The class A Spring Festival entry in one-act plays was "The Purple Door Knob," by Walter
Prichard Eaton. The setting is in a second-story chamber ot a comfortable old New England
home. Mrs. Bartholomew, a witty, shy invalid craves the excitement of "a ship, with strange
faces on board, and a live mermaid tor a figure head,"-something that Mrs. Dunbar, her
housekeeper for many years, cannot provide. But as a reward, Viola Cole, a famous actress,
appears at this opportune moment wanting to buy the front door knob, and provides the much
needed entertainment. The shyness ot Mrs. Bartholomew, the sternness of Mrs. Dunbar, and
the sincerity of Viola Cole make the play blend into a likeable comedy.
Stage help was obtained from the Acting class. lt received a rating of superior in the Festival,
and Pauline Samuel was selected as a member of the Honor-Roll cast.
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Motion Picture Club
The original Motion Picture Club sponsored by Miss Thorpe grew too large to be handled by
one sponsor. Consequently it was divided into the iunior high and senior high sections. The
senior high section met and reorganized on February 8, l939. Miss Alma Gregg became the
sponsor of this club and the following officers were elected: president, Nina Tylar, secretary,
Maxine Miller, treasurer, Bernice Caldwell, Crimson and Gray reporter, Lawrence McSpadden.
The junior high section retained the leadership of Miss Lucille Thorpe, and elected the
following officers: president, Mae Brown, vice-president, Fae Brown, secretary, Billy Vineyard,
treasurer, Henry Bartolac, and chairman of the program committee, Virginia Scott.
The purpose of the club is to meet once each week and discuss moving pictures. The mem-
bers of the club make advance reports on pictures scheduled at the local theatres in Nevada
and on pictures seen in other towns, thus furnishing a clear conception of the kind of picture
one may expect. In this way, members know beforehand whether they wish to attend a motion
picture or not, and can take home to their family news of an especially interesting or educa-
an K , ,K
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Front row: Allen, G. Mitchell, Bowen, secretory, Nise, vice-president, Gragg, reporter, Mr.
Young, adviser, Robinson, president, Callaway, Clemenson, Gibson, W. Mitchell.
Second row: Norris, K. Johnston, Fritter, Thornton, Stone, V. Burris, watchdog, Dean, Phelps,
Maple, Chestnut, Cox, Saathoff, Moore, Tinn.
Third row: Kash, Coen, Bush, Maine, Kafer, R. Johnson, Baldwin, R. Burris, Daniels, Bever,
F. Gibson, Bond, Holcomb.
Nevada Chapter Future Farmers of America
The Future Farmers of America is a national organization founded in November l928. The
official colors are gold and notional blue.
The club had its beginning in l9l7, in schools where Vocational Agriculture was taught.
Having a common feeling of comrodeship and interest boys enrolled and began forming clubs
which were social and recreational in nature, but also included educational, cooperative, and
self-improvement features. The clubs become state wide having various names, but the boys
were not satisfied and finally a temporary national constitution was drafted. Since then the
F. F. A. has spread from Washington to Porto Rico and from Maine to Hawaii.
The membership is divided into three parts: active, associate and honorary. Active mem-
bers are boys taking Vocational Agriculture and who have been voted in by the members. They
may hold their active membership for three years after graduation from high school. Associate
members are those boys who have passed their active time and who were voted to such a posi-
tion. Honorary members include those elected such as instructors, school officols, business men,
The membership grades are Green Hand, Future Farmer, State Farmer and American Farmer.
Each preceeding grade may be obtained according to one's ability and accomplishments.
Some of the purposes are: to develop competent, aggressive, rural and agricultural leader-
ship, to create a love of country life, to improve the rural home and its surroundings, to
encourage cooperative efforts among students, encourage organized recreational activities,
promote thrift among the members.
This is the first time that Nevada High School has taught Vocational Agriculture or hos
had the F. F. A. There are 46 boys taking the subiect under the direction of Mr. Young. Of
these All are now club members.
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Front row: l-larris, Weaver, Simmons, Kasten, Rousseau, Lindquist, Miss Dorman, sponsor.
Second row: Bley, Blevins, Donnell, Banks, Queen.
Third row: Duzan, Bottorf, Caldwell, Grover, Fraser, Smith.
Fourth row: Wilson, Clemenson, Ross, Crawford, Cashman, Mikesell, Beasely.
Back rowz Arnold, Short, Taylor, Thomas, Rippee.
The Commercial Club organized for the school year l938-39 with a membership of 29. To
be eligible the students had to be taking either Shorthand l, ll, or Typing l, ll, and also had
to do two pieces of work for the club, to show their interest.
The following officers were elected: President, Margaret Lindquist, Vice-President, Dorothy
Rousseau, Shorthand Secretary, Marie Kasten, Typing Secretary, Faye Simmons.
The purpose of the club was to make students more efficient in office work, and to give
them experience in the commercial line, Under the capable leadership of Miss Nell Dorman, the
students undertok duties offered by the teachers of the high school, These duties include
taking dictation, typing tests, letters, and stencils, and working the machines in the office.
After organizing for the second semester with a membership of 33, part of the club period
was spent in drilling the Shorthand and Typing teams.
The club raised money to send their teams to contests, by selling candy at the ballgames,
Besides helping the students in becoming more efficient in office work, the Commercial Club
has been of much service to the school.
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The N. H. S. Tigers under Coach Neel had a fairly successful season this year winning four
out of nine games. The conference defeats were Neosho, Carthage, and Monett. The Tigers
defeatd Lamar on Thanksgiving Day on Lamar's field ll9 to l3l.
Nevada tied for second place in the big eight making a three way tie for Nevada, Carthage
The Tigers had a hard time making their plays click the first of the season but finished in
fine style winning their last three games.
Eight players will be lost through graduation this year. They are Junior Brown, Otis Barnett,
Dink Young, Raymond Phelps, Jack Anderson, Vincil Emery, Paul Harbeston and Robert
Nevada O Asss , ,,,, , W, , ,, sscss. , .-, Rss, Fort Scott
Nevada O ,A.s..,,,, ,,A,,,,,,, ,-,,A-,,. sss, .,,-,, Neosho
Nevada 20 ssss ,s..c,, . LDL, ssscscs Mount Vernon
Nevada I3 ,s,.... ,,,,,. E ..-Asus -s, Carthage
Nevada O ,--, ,..ss,,s, , ss, ,v.,,,s,,,,s, Joplin
Nevada O ,s.,v. .- ,,,.,,,, ,- ,......,,, sas--- Monett
Nevada 20 ....s.,,,,s,..,,,,,....,,s., ,. W Webb City
Nevada 20 ,,,. ,-s- , ,E , s,,..... .. ,s,,,, - Aurora
Nevada l9 E-.. ...,.,,,,,,.,,,s..,. ..,,,,ss,. L amar
Twenty two huskies and two fat referees tussle over one little ball.
Perhaps when the Gov't quits playing Santa they'll all get footballs for Xmas.
This game is made possible by hawgs and the Lions.
Quite often the fellow who tries to hog the whole show turns out to be only a "ham".
BILL WOOD lHalfbackl
Weight l7O. Bill is another
Sophomore playing his second
year of Football. Bill did some
fine ball carrying and big things
are expected from him in the
FRANK EMERY lHalfbackl
Weight l8O. Frank, a brother to
Vincel came in from Milo to
play his first year of football.
Frank was a regular and will be
back next year.
RAYMOND PHELPS lCenterJ
Weight 240. Raymond was a
good hard driving player and
when a few yards were needed
you could depend on him for
opening up the center of the
line. He is a Senior.
PAUL REIGER lGuardl
Weight l75. Paul was transfer-
red from center to guard to fill
the shoes of Lefty and did a
very good job. Although just a
Sophomore this is Paul's second
JR. BROWN lCaptainJ End
Weight I78. Lefty formerly a
guard was transferred to end
and snatched many a pass out
of the air. Lefty is a Senior.
RUSSELL ALLEN lEndl
Weight l6O. Russell was a val-
uable man on both offense and
defense. He is a junior and will
be back next year.
JACK ANDERSON lFullbackl
Weight l75. This was Job's
second year at the post of Full-
back and was in there fighting
until the last whistle blew. Job
is a Senior.
DINK YOUNG lQuarterbacki
Weight l45. Dink was the
smallest, yet one of the might-
est men in our backfield this
year. He will graduate.
VINCIL EMERY fTacklel
Weight 2l5. Vincil another of
our big boys was a great asset
to the team. Vincil came here
last year from Milo. He is a
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ELSON EARNEST lGuardl
Weight 140. Elson was a good
relief man and will be tough to
handle next year. He is a Soph-
ROBERT HERIDER lHalfbackl
Weight 135. Although not a
regular Bob played many a good
game. This was his first year.
He isa Senior.
HAROLD HARBESTON 1 Guard l
Weight 145. Although small,
Harby was a hard hitting guard.
He was a valuable man on de-
fense and ci play did not go over
him. He is a Junior
PAUL HARBESTON lTacklel
Weight 208. This was Paul's
second year at the post and
showed he was really in the
game, Paul is a Senior.
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Weight 175. George is a hard
hitting guard and is plenty tough
to handle. He is a Junior and
will be back next year.
OTIS BARNETT lFullbackl
Weight 175. This was Barney's
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ed himself a valuable man to
the team. He is a Senior.
JIMMY CLEMMONS iHalfbackl
Weight 140. Jimmy proved his
value in the last few games when
he went into the fray. He is a
FRANK SWAGER iTacklel
Weight 215. Although short,
Frank had a lot of weight and
opened up many a hole on the
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man on defense and will be back
WINIFRED BROWN iEndl
Weight 170. Winifred was a
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Twenty-one basketball men answered Coach Neel's first call for players. On hand were ten
lettermen: Otis Barnett, Burl Crawford, Ronald Current, Russell Allen, Junior Brown, l-laroldl
Young, James Clemons, George Parker, A. D. Ellis and Harold Harbeston.
The Tigers started to work to win the Big Eight Conference but finished with 2 wins and 5
losses. ln l5 games during the season the Tigers came out with 4 victories and l l defeats.
December 20 - Tigers, 2l, Fort Scott, 26
For the first game the Tigers journeyed to Fort Scott and ran into defeat. This was the first
January 3 - Tigers, 23, Eldorado, 3l
The second game was also away from home with the "A" team taking a licking of 8 points.
Our "B" team after making two points for the other side emerged with a victory of 27 to l6.
January 6 - Tigers, 23, Neosho, 3l
The Wildcats from Neosho came to Nevada on January 6, preceded by a wave of good re-
ports, but the Tigers undaunted, put up a battle and were only 8 points behind at the close of
January l3 - Tigers, 28, Aurora, 27
Who said, Friday, January l3 was unlucky? Nevada's "A" team won their first victory with
a score of 28 to 27 over the Aurora Houn' Dawgs.
January l7 v- Tigers, l9g Manett, 27
For the fourth time this season the Tigers have lost, but they put up a good fight against
Monett. lt was just a case of too much Monett and some bad luck for the Tigers.
January 20 - Tigers, 24, Lamar, 23
The Tigers of Lamar, and the Tigers of Nevada tangled at the latter's den, and the hostl
was rather inhospitable sending the Lamar Tigers home at the short, but plenty close, score'
January 24 - Tigers, l2j Fart Scott, 43
On this unforgettable night the Tigers ran into Fort Scott again and the result was disastrous.
January 27 - Tigers, 3l5 Clinton, 24
At the half, the Clinton Cardinals had a 5-point lead, but Nevada rallied, gained the lead and
kept it for the remainder of the game. A pep talk by coach helped a lot.
February 7 - Tigers, 3lg Lamar, 45
ln a non-conference game, with Tigers against Tigers, the Nevada five went dawn fighting.
At the close ofthe game they trailed by a margin of 14 points.
February IO - Tigers, 25, Carthage, 35
After a wild nip and tuck battle the Tigers were defeated on the home court. This is the
next to last conference game.
February l4 - Tigers, l8g Webb City, 33
Webb City outclassed the Tigers on the former's court by a score of l8 to 33.
February 17 -- Tigers, 25, Mount Vernon, 27
Mount Vernon won the game on their own court with a two point lead when the closing gun
February 24 - Tigers, l9g Clinton, 29
Clinton dished out the bad medicine on their own court to the tune of 29 to l9.
February 27 - Tigers, 38, Eldorado Springs, l7
The last home game of the season found the Tigers at their best, downing Eldoraao with
a score of 38 to l7.
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A Senior who proved himself on
the court this year. Ronald was
a valuable player for the Tigers.
BURL DAVID CRAWFORD-Gua rd
Burl has had a lot of good prac-
tice in basketball. He seldom
permitted a man to get an open
shot on him. Burl, was a boy who
put his heart and soul into the
"Lefty," a hard fighting, quick
passing south paw played a
cracking good game this year.
"Lefty" is a Senior.
"Al," was one of our outstand-
ing men on defense, and also
played a steady accurate game
on offense. A. D. is a Senior this
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Otis was undoubtedly one of the
best guards N.H.S. has ever pro-
duced. It was he who "mussed
up" the opposing team's plays
and started many a scoring play
This was Vincil's first year with
the Tigers. He was a tireless
hard fighting player who puts
everything he has into the game
Vincil graduates this year.
Russell, a Junior, did a swell job
of playing this year and scored
a great number of Nevada's
HAROLD "Dink" YOU NG-Gua rd
"Dink" was a fast moving
alert, quick thinking passer and
receiver. He seemed always to
be where he could send a good
pass in close to the basket. Har-
old is a Senior.
Winifred played a grand gome
in the Center position and should
be even better next season.
A two-year man who proved
very valuable in every game. He
shot straight and put plenty of
snap in his passes, George was
a popular player.
FRANK EMERY-Gua rd
This Junior, a running halfback
in his own right, has proved to
be a promising candidate for
next year's "A" squad.
J ERRY VI NEYARD-Forwa rd
Jerry showed himself to be one
of the promising forwards of
next year, We are looking for
great things from him for his
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the "B" squad being All-Con-
ference Champions of the' Big
"B", Jimmie was always irv the
center of the fray and did- cr
wonderful job of playing. He is
a Sophomore this year.
B I LL WOODS-Gua rd
Bill came out for the team late
but soon earned himself a posi-
tion on the "B" team as guard.
Bill is a Sophomore.
One of the fastest men on the
court used his head and proved
to be a very valuable player to
the Tigers this year.
Harold is considered a fast
breaking man, never left behind,
and never allowing anyone ta
pull a fast one on him. He is a
Junior this year.
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Front row: Karl Keller, Russell Allen, Gerald Reed.
Back row: Junior lLeftyl Brown, J. B. Akers, Billy Bob White.
l938 Track Season
April l, Tigers, 37, Fort Scott, 62
The first meet of the season, even if it was a practice meet, was lost by a large margin toi
Fort Scott. It was a very poor day, the weather being a hindrance to both teams, but all the boys
did well under the circumstances.
April I3, Tigers, 50, Rich Hill, 55
The N. H. S. track team lost a dual meet to Rich Hill on the l3th by a five point margin.
Nevada won all field events and one track event while Rich Hill took high honors in all other
May 3, Tigers, Second, Webb City, First
Nevada tracksters proved they were good material in the Big 8 Meet at Webb City. Thet
following are the teams competing and their scores: Webb City, 42, Nevada, 3l, Carthage, 29,
Neosho, 28, Mount Vernon, 20, Lamar, 8, Monet, 7, and Aurora, O.
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Tennis and Golf
Front row: Ater, Simmons, Williams, Fryer, Ralph Willioms, l-lamby, Moberg.
Second row: Current, Denman, Zimmerman, Mr. Strom, director, Rinehart, Ellis, Dennis.
Third row: l-lolmes, Dixon, Parker, Cohick, Law, Scott.
Back rowi McClellan, Curry, Lawless.
No games have as yet been scheduled for the 1939 Tennis or Golf Season, Mr. Strom, our
very able director, promises to get as many os he can so it looks like we will have a big seoson.
The golf team made up of our "four old faithfuls," Earl Deniss, Karl Moberg, Vincent Ater
and Tom Scott ore all juniors this year, They are certoinly going to be a hard foursome to beat.
When it comes to tennis, every day you head one or two boys proclaim their intentions to try
out, until the squad grows bigger and bigger. lt certainly ought to be a good team this year be-
cause never before have we had such a quantity to select our best quality. One reason for the
number trying out is the fact that our new city courts, being worked on by the N. Y. A., are
expected to be playable soon.
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