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Show Hide text for 1926 volume ( OCR) Text from Pages 1 - 210 of the 1926 volume: “ Newport News High School FOREWORD “A Beacon is a present we give ourselves. That’s one of our old time songs So we put you down with the best of them, For you ' re where the best belongs.” Dear Beacon, we have tried to make you what our hearts told us you should be, we have tried to give you our originality, our observations, our energy. We have done what we could with what we have, so there- fore, we hope your friends will consider you a work worthy of this school of a thousand students. May you bring back memories and merry smiles, may you be a link to bind our classmates more closely together, may vou be the true fulfilment of our dreams for vou. “Among the gifts we have given to us. Most comforting, tried, and true, May the one that we often think about, Be the gift to ourselves of You!” ifSiiiiiiM I Hill mi mi mu HUM!] If mini mum ll||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||iu -+ ll ' I = Che Beacon 10 2 6 Published by Cbe Graduating Classes of 1926 newport news Rigb School 1 ■ - ■ = I ii I ni iiiiiimiiiimiiiiiiiiiimiimiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiimiimiimimmiiiiiiiiiiiiif: - — . DEDICATION To those who have been one with us , who have hoped for ns to be the fulfillment of their dreams, who have struggled to make us real men and women, who have been our inspiration and encouragement , we dedicate this book. So each of us says to our father and mother: “ Exquisitely tender, absolutely true, Understanding all things, understanding you, Infinitely loving, comfortingly near That’s you, Father, UMother! What have we to pear?” O novtx ' Principal’s Message No form of government gives the citizen so much as Democracy, and none makes greater demands upon him in return. We are too much concerned about our rights under the government and too little con- cerned about our obligations and responsibilities to it. Tlie weak citizen fails to do his part because he is concerned mainly with his rights while the good citizen carries his own weight and makes his contribution because he is always eager to give more than he receives. The man who is more concerned with understanding and performing his obligations to society than in getting what he can from society is the one who is happy in his own achievements and is regarded by the world as the good and successful citizen. Your high school has endeavored to shift your attention from your rights, most of which are imaginary, to your duties and obliga- tions, which are real. Knowledge alone will not suffice. Recognizing this, your Alma Mater has enabled you to develop that almost indefin- able necessity, “Morale”, through your contacts with your fellows and by meeting your obligations to the group. Carry this “spirit” or “morale” into your work as you take your place in life. When your morale seems to flag, turn to this message and renew your spirit by reading G. Stanley Hall’s beautiful definition: “When we awake after a sound and refreshing sleep with every organ in tune and at concert pitch, and thank whatever gods we believe in that we are alive, well, young, strong, buoyant, and exuberant, with animal spirits at the top-notch; when we are full of joy that the world is so beautiful, that we can love our dear ones, and throw ourselves into our work with zest and abandon because we like it; when our problems seem not insoluble and the obstacles in our path not insuperable; when we feel that our enemies are either beaten or placated; in a word, when we face reality gladly and with a stout heart even if it is grim and painful, and never doubt that it is good at the core and all evil is sub- ordinate to good, that even if we are defeated and overwhelmed in a good cause, all is not lost; when we feel that we live for something that we would die for if need be — this is “Morale”. “Morale is the very soul of the soldier. It makes an army as keen for attack as valiant in defense. It is bold and even enterprising to say to any and every opportunity ‘1 can’; but it does not stop here but adds ‘I will’. Nor does it stop here, because for it the sad chasm between knowing and even willing and doing is completely bridged, so that the man of morale ‘does it now’.” FRED M. ALEXANDER. Page Thirteen oseph II. Saunders, Superintendent I 1 epartaif ft ead$ LAMAR R. STANLEY, Assistant Principal MISS MACON E. BARNES, Head of Social Studies ROSEWELL PAGE BOWLES, Head of Science MISS MARY WYNNE JONES, Dean of Girls T. G. PULLEN, Head of English ELI LEONARD Head of Commercial Page Fifteen High School Faculty NEWPORT NEWS PUBLIC SCHOOLS Joseph TI. Saunders, Superintendent CITY SCHOOL BOARD Harold F. Norton, President Mrs. Lewis T. Jester J. W. Eubank S. II. Plummer Dr. F. B. Longan W. L. Tabb, Clerk and Supervisor FACULTY OF THE NEWPORT NEWS SCHOOL Frederic Milton Alexander, Principal Lamar R. Stanley, Assistant Principal Mary Wynne Jones, Dean of Hi vis Susie Dunn Brett, Librarian ENGLISH T. G. Pullen, Head Anne Perkins Scruggs Mildred Emille Knight Virginia L. Beasley Anne Victoria Parker Margaret Frances Sayre Ethel M. Crawford MATHEMATICS AND SCI ENCE Rosewell Page Bowles. Head Lillian Anne Saunders Ethel May ( Jildersleeve Floyd J. Ryman Herman Levy William Harvey Pride Herman L. Firebaugh Ruth E. Cashion Bertha Frick Page Seventeen HISTORY Macon Eubank Barnes, II rail Mary Wynne Jones Louise Fergusson Hurt Elizabeth Hildegakde Williams Catherine Eggleston Moore COMMERCIAL Eli Leonard, Head Beulah C. Brasher Kelley (L Overbey L. T. Ward LATIN Elm a Florence Free Mabel Barham SPANISH Marietta Negron Jessie Flanders FRENCH Florence II. Holston HOME ECONOMICS Lalie Lett Webb Sarah Houston Rhodes PRINTING Miles Leroy Thompson PHYSICAL EDUCATION Fairmount Richmond White MUSIC E U R EAT H L ET HER M A N MECHANICAL DRAWING Otto Herman Weiss BIBLE Mrs. A. C. Bridgman Eli n e Krisch L. T. Ward William H. Pride, February Class Sponsor NNHS-y The Beacon TIIE FEBRUARY CLASS OF 1926 Floyd Marsh Norvell Phillips Anna Belle Eubank Annie Aronow CLASS OFFICERS President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer CLASS MOTTO: “Let Success Be Thy Goal” CLASS COLORS: Nile Green and Silver CLASS FLOWER : Lilies of the Valley CLASS ROLL 1. ARONOW, ANNIE 2. BALSER, JOE 3. BERKELEY, CHARLES 4. BERLIN, ISABELL 5. BLOOM, GERTRUDE 6. CHAPPELL, JENNINGS 7. CHAPPELL, MILDRED H. CLENDINNING, ROY 0. COLE, MARION 10. CONN, ALLEN 11. CORNELLIUS, PHYLLIS 12. DAVIS, WILLARD 13. DeALBA, NORRIS 14. EUBANK, ANNA BELLE 15. FRIEDBURG, PEARL 16. POSTER, ALMA 17. POWLER, HARRY 18. GORDON, SAM 19. GREENSPON, EMANUEL 20. GRESHAM, GRANVILLE 21. GRESHAM, MARTHA 22. HARVELL, JOE 23. HOLLOWAY, LTNWOOD 24. JONES, ROBERT 25. LATHAM, LOIS 26. LEVY, ADOLPH 27. LEVINSON, JEROME 28. LINDSAY ELIZABETH 29. MARSH, FLOYD 30. MARTIN, HARRY 31. MEYER, FRANCIS 32. MICHIE, MAY 33. MONFALCONE, FRANK 34. NACHMAN, ESTHER 35. NETTLES, RALPH 36. O’HARA, KATHLEEN 37. PARRISH, ALTON 38. PHILLIPS, NORVELL 39. RILEE, VIRGINIA 40. ROWE, ELIZABETH 51. SANFORD, CHARLOTTE 42. SCOLL, RUTH 43. SHIELD, LEONARD 44. SIEGEL, ISABEL 45. SMITH, SIDNEY 46. SPENCER, AURELIA 47. SWIFT, HAMIL 48. TURNER, RALPH 49. VANDERSLICE, DURWOOD 50. WATSON, HUGH 51. WEBBER, STUART 52. WEST, CECIL 53. WHITE, EDITHE 54. WILKIE, CROSBY ANNIE SARAH ARONOW “Ann” ‘ Be sure the eye of time beholds no name, So blest as thine in all the rolls of fame ” Debator’s Medal 1923, Student Council 1922-23-24, Secretary Student Council 1925, Representative Public Speaker State Public- Speaking: Contest, Typist of Beacon 1925, Public Speaking- Medal 1926, President Phil- olethian Society 1926, Literary Critic 1924- 25, Treasurer of Philolethian Society 1925, Third Honor Student, Class Treasurer, Rep- iesentative Debator in Newport-Hampton Literary Meet. Editor in Chief of Febru- ary Section of Annual. JOE BALSER “The surest way to hit a woman’s heart is take aim kneeling.” Have you met Joe? Well, you’ve missed something if you haven’t. He is one of these fellows who have more time than mon- ey. But Joe knows how to work. (When he has to). Yet, nevertheless we would miss him without his funny jokes or merry smile. Good luck to you, Joe, and may success fol- low you. CHARLES BERBELEY “Chas” " He was ever precise in promise-keeping.” Football ’23, ’24, ’25. Charles has only been with us for a short while, but he has gained a number of friends with his constant merry Ha! Ha! and his witty remarks. But have you ever seen Charlie without his daily gum ? No, we haven’t either, and we would like to see the day that it will be. Don’t worry, Char- lie, we’re just kiddin’. Your happy ways will surely lead you to success. ISABEL BERLIN " She excels where others fail.” Valedictorian. Isabel is one of the smallest members of our class, but also one of the smartest, and she might take as her motto, “Deeds not Words”. Isabel has the rare ability of mak- ing A’s on many subjects, among which is Latin, Cicero and Virgil, they hold no terror for her. She is also our Valedictorian. Good luck to you, Isabel, and may your sunny countenance follow you all through life. GERTRUDE BLOOM “Gerty” “Look round the habitable world; how few Know their own good, or knowing it, pursue Gertrude is another one of our quiet, brown-eyed maidens. And Gertrude i s smart, because we frequently see her name on the Honor Roll. Gertrude plays the typewriter like Pade- rewski plays the piano. We know she will make good in life, for she has every re- quisite for a successful career. JENNINGS CHAPPELL “Chap” “Cares may come, sorrows run free, But my heart is ever filled with glee.” Yes, this is exactly what our sunshine boy thinks. When the lessons are hard and the “test” comes next period, Jennings just sits up and laughs and tells us not to wor- ry, “For what’s the use,” says he, “if you pass ’em, you pass ’em, and if you flunk ’em, you flunk ’em.” We know Jennings will be successful in life, by his smiling countenance. Good luck to you, Jennings. MILDRED CHAPPELL “Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast.” Mildred is thoughtful and a talented young miss. She has won our hearts dur- ing her stay with us by her pleasing dis- position and interesting personality. And she can sing. We sometimes envy her sweet melodious voice, which carries our hearts away when it is heard. ROY CLENDINNING “Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.” It’s hard to tell what we would do with- out Roy. His forever gaiety and laughing disposition, has made him an invaluable classmate. He is also Mr. Weiss’ right hand man in mechanical drawing class. We know Roy will make a success in life, be- cause his ever ready helping hand was fre- quently given in times of need. MARION COLE “The woman that deliberates is lost.” Here is our Class Politician. She could convince anyone that black was white. And did we breathe a word of her Beacon work or her cheerful nature ? Nuff sed then. She carries her sunny nature wherever she goes, and takes her piles of “exchanges” away to pore over until the small hours in the morn- ing with a twinkle in her eye and smile upon her lips. ALLAN CONN “Sheik” “The gods approve the depth, and not the tumult of the soul.” Hail to the curls of Adonis! No, he doesn’t use a curling iron. Oh! the envy of some girls. Although Allan hasn’t much to say at times, when he does say some- thing, it is worth listening to. He has the qualities of a prosperous worker and he knows how to use his ability, that’s why we know he’ll have a successful career. PHYLLIS CORNELIUS “Silence is golden.” But is she always silent? When she speaks, one, if he listens, learns many truths from her words of wisdom. We all love Pryllis with her ever-ready word of cheer. So we shall turn about and give her one now. Good luck, Phyllis. WILLARD DAVIS “Jakie” “I once admitted — to my shame — That football was a brutal game. Because she hates it.” President of Monogram Club ’24, ’25; Athletic Council ’25; Football ’23, ’24, ’25; Captain Football ’25. “Jake” is a happy-go-lucky sort of a boy that we all like. But we must not lose sight of the fact that “Jake” has led us through one of the most successful seasons of foot- ball that we have ever had. And we heart- ily believe that “Jake” will lead in life as successfully as he has lead our team. We expect much of you, Jake, so don’t fail us. Page Twenty-four NORRIS DeALBA “I would I had thy inches.” Norris, tall and fair, but for all his faults we love him still. A shark in Mathematics and — well, here’s luck, Norris. ANNA BELLE EUBANK “The world, dear Anna Belle, is a strange affair.” Class Secretary ’26; Home Room Repre- sentative ’22, ’23; Class Who’s Who ’26. Dignified, pretty, and sweet, best charac- terizes our Anna Belle. She is always serene and composed. And, oh, that frown — but what a million her smile is worth. Anna Belle is a hard worker and has won a high record in her studies, for she is a leader in our class. She and Elizabeth Rowe have been our Siamese twins — shar- ing each other’s secrets and disappoint- ments and er — r — r — rr incidents through- out school life. Good luck to you, Anna Belle, and may you be successful in life as you have been in school. PEARL FRIEDBURG “Pecky” “There’s too much beauty upon this earth For lonely men to bear.” Senior Play ’26; Class Who’s Who ’26. This is Pearl, A nice young girl, Who is always pert and ready to flirt, She works very hard her lessons to make She will succeed in things she’ll undertake. ALMA FOSTER “Acme of Style” Straight from Broadway, yet not stuck up. Alma is smiling, always smiling. One cannot be grouchy with her around. She smiles and smiles and smiles. Keep it up, Alma, we all love a cheerful countenance. Smile your way through life and you will have many friends. Page Twenty -live HARRY FOWLER “Happy” “Let every man mind his own business.” Literary Society ’25, ’26. Yes, this exactly suits Harry. He is for- ever minding everybody’s business except his own. But you see, this is the way we get all of our latest news about other peo- ple’s doings. Harry tells us all. And, 0! Can he laugh ? When he lets loose we all follow him. But Harry is a willing worker, too. His name is frequently seen on the Honor Roll. Full of school spirit and fun, makes Harry a popular member of our class. SAM GORDON “Ask me, I know.” President Megaphone Club ’25; Cheer- leader ’22, ’23, ’24, ’25; Vice-President Bi- ology Club ’23; Senior Play ’26; School Hall of Fame ’25; Class Who’s Who ’25. Ra! Ra! Rah! Rah! Cheerleader! Cheer- leader! Cheerleader! Here’s to the pep- piest boy in our school. We do have to laugh at Sam in assembly sometimes when he pleads with us to go out and root for the team, and although he doesn’t put it in actual words, his heart is forever with the boys who are trying to put the pig-skin across the line. We are indeed sorry to lose Sam, but we know, his name will ever inspire the future graduates of our Alma Mater. EMANUEL GREENSPON “Mandy” “But he whose inborn worth his acts com- mend, Of gentle soul, to human race a friend.” There was a man named Mandy, Who was all very fine and dandy. His lessons hard, he daily made And on them received very good grades, This nice young man named Mandy. GRANVILLE GRESHAM “Granny” Football ’23, ’24, ’25; Track Captain ' 25; Track Team ’23, ’24, ’25. Granny, our 1925 track team captain, is a good all round sport. In running events in track he cannot be surpassed. He is liked by everyone for his good natured dis- position. In his scholastic standing Gran- ny can be among the best when he will. ' Page Twenty-six MARTHA GRESHAM “Poney” “A rose is sweeter in the bud than in full bloom.” Assistant Circulation Manager Beacon 1924, Circulation Manager Beacon 1925-26, Home Room Representative 1922. Have you heard the latest? Sh ! it’s a secret. But most of us know it just the same. He’s up in Oh-h-h-h we forgot, we can’t tell. Say, do you know Martha has that “school girl complexion”? A skin you love to touch. Her smiles have won for her many friends who are sorry to see her go. JOE HARVELL “Joe” “Life let us cherish, while yet the taper glows, And the fresh flow’re ' t pluck ere it close.” Joke Editor, Beacon Annual, Beacon Staff 1926; Manager Volley Ball 1924-25. No, that noise is only Joe laughing. Joe’s stock of jokes never runs out and he keeps us in continual laughter. Joe hasn’t told us his ambition yet, but something tells us he is going to be a joke editor of some famous joke book. LINWOOD HOLLOWAY “Lin” “Fain would I, but I dare not, I dare and yet I may not; 1 may, although I care not, for pleasure when I play not.” Senior Play, 1926. Linwood is a jolly fellow And when he’s mad, he can bellow, About his lessons he never worries, At 3:15 he always hurries, His homeward path, he gaily treads Thinking little of the work ahead. Oh! Linwood, we too would like to be as you, Always jolly and seldom blue. ROBERT IVY JONES “Carolina” “He was true to his word, his work, and his friends.” Beacon Staff ’23, ’24, ’25; Business Man- ager Beacon ’25; Business Manager Annual ’25; Sentinel ’26; President of Literary So- cieties ’25; Home Room Representative ’23, ’24; Vice-President Home Room Editors’ Association ’25; Vice-President of American Scientist Club ’25; Eureka Debating Team ’25; Class Hall of Fame ’25; High School Hall of Fame ’25; Class Executor ’25; Class Poet ’25. Here’s luck to you, “Carolina.” LOIS LATHAM “A good reputation is more valuable than money.” Give Lois an Algebra book and she’ll be perfectly happy. She’s a regular Algebra “shark”. But do you know that Math is not the only thing that interests her? Well, there’s a certain boy in N. C. who seems to have fallen for Lois’ enticing personality. Whoever he is, we certainly do envy him. ADOLPH H. LEVY “Count” “Upon the point of Cupid’s arrow Sat a “Lillie” fair. Into Adolph’s heart the arrow sped And left the “Lillie” there. Little is heard of Adolph because he is one of these fellows who have as their motto, “Live and learn”. However, when anything is done, Adolph is right there with his Class Spirit. If Adolph works in outside life as he has done in school, we know that he will be successful. JEROME LEVINSON “In idle wishes fools supinely stay; Be there a will, and wisdom finds a way.” Jerome is our Freckled-Face boy. And a very good friend is he, He works and plays All through the days Ever ready for fun — And always on the run Best describes our Freckled-Face boy. ELIZABETH B. LINDSAY “Lizzie” “How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.” Home Room Representative ’24; Secre- tary Science Club ’25; Treasurer Home Economics Club ’24. If you are looking for a good sport and a good friend, just turn your eyes to our “Lizzie”. We have yet to see “Lizzie” with a frown upon her face or unwillingness on her part to help a less fortunate fellow. A student full of pep and school spirit has placed her high among our thoughts. Being a good sportsman, we know she will attain her goal in life. prrr FLOYD MARSH “Sid” “0 Romeo, I hear you calling me.” President 4B Class, Vice-President Senior Hi-Y, Vice-President Junior Hi-Y. Although he is a capable, hard-working president, he has time to turn to the fair sex now and then. We don’t blame you, Floyd, we all falter in our footsteps when “Ye blonde passes by.” But we hail our president with good cheer, and may he lead in life as well as he has lead our class through these school years. HARRY C. MARTIN, Jr. “Harry” “What I aspired to be, And was not, comforts me.” Home Room President ’22, ’23, ’24; Home Room Representative ’22; Vice-President Math Club ’24, ’25; Class Play ’26. Harry is our fashion plate, that is for the boys. His snappy suits and slick-back hair has made him a sort of model among the boys and a favorite among the girls. And do you know that Harry is in 1-o-v-e? It was just recently that we found this out. But please don’t tell, you see it’s just a secret. And do you know that Harry is a grand actor ? FRANCIS MEYER “Frankie” “Ever ready for fun.” President 3B Class. Behold, Dapper Dan steps forth. And hast heard Frankie play with the ivories Oh! you should listen. When he starts, even the chairs and tables, along with the piano begin to prance to the tune of his melodious hammering of the hammers. Haste along, Frankie, but don’t fall for anyone’s winsome chatter. It doesn’t pay. MAY MICH IE “The silence that is in the starry sky.” Salutatorian. Do you know that May is one of the most studious girls in our class? She always knows her lessons; whether they are long or short makes no difference to her. And May certainly is witty. It just makes us wonder sometimes how she gets those witty sayings up in that small head of hers. We’re sure of one thing though, we all like May and we are mighty sorry to lose her. Page Twenty-nine FRANK MONFALCONE “There was a little man, and he had a little soul; And he said, ‘Little soul, let us try, try, try!’ ” And maybe this is why Frank is so well known in our class and school. Frank never gave up the ship, when it seemed about to sink, but he piloted it to a saft goal. Frank is the sort of chap who we would like to have more of, but we know his sort is rare. Never mingling into other people’s affairs, but minding his own, has made him a helpful classmate. Frank, may you captain your ship successfully in the business world, as you have done in school. Good luck to you. ESTHER NACHMAN “Her tongue’s on a pivot, It wags at both ends.” Here’s the eighth wonder of the world. Do you hear that steady chattering in the back of the room? Yes, that’s Esther. Attractive and forever talking best de- scribes her. That’s the reason she has got it as the “Biggest Chatterbox” of our Class. Esther comes from that famous family that has won many honors in the literary field of activities in our high school. RALPH NETTLES “The Crest and crowning of all good, Life’s final star, is Brotherhood.” If it wasn’t for the fact that Ralph is so smart, we wouldn’t know he was with us half the time, he is so quiet. But just think what a class we would have if Ralph were not there to balance all the noise. But that’s alright, Ralph, we know that you’ve got talent regardless of what it is, and it won’t be long before it’s developed and you’ll be very famous. KATHLEEN O’HARA “Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value.” Orchestra ’24, ’25, ’26; Annual Play ’24; Basketball ’24, ’25; Captain Basketball ’25; Class Prophet ’26; Secretary Student Coun- cil ’26; Senior Play ’26. Kathleen is a good sport — yes, in ath- letics, too. She can throw that basket-ball in the basket as if it were an everyday habit. Now that’s saying a lot. Kathleen is a regular musician, too. We wouldn’t be in the least surprised to hear that Mischa Elman had a great rival in Kathleen some day. Good luck to you, Kathleen, and may success be with you. I ' atre Thirty VIRGINIA RILEE “Giny” “Juliet, Fair Juliet.” Hast thou seen our blonde lassie? Well, then, you have a treat in store. Quiet, lov- able, never precocious, but always ready with her sweet words. ELIZABETH ROWE “Gentle of speech, beneficent of mind.” Libby is slender, Libby is small, Her heart is tender, G. K. is tall. But all her lessons, she does know — He doesn’t interfere at all, her beau. She’s full of fun, giggles and joy, The one that gets her will be a lucky boy. The Beacon fcJNMHS ALTON PARISH “Skip” Track ’23, ’24; Senior Play ’2G; Associate Editor Beacon ’25. We’re afraid Alton has lost some of his vim and enthusiasm in school since last June, but brace up, don’t worry, we are all like that some time during our life, Alton. So go to it, we will put in a good word for you now and then. NORVELL PHILLIPS “Whatever you do, do wisely, and think of the consequences.” Home Room President ’22, ’23; Home Room Representative ’23; Class Vice-Presi- dent ’25, ’26; Student Council ’25, ’26; As- sociate Editor “Beacon Annual” Beacon Staff ’25, ’26. This suits him exactly. Whatever Nor- vell does, he thinks twice and then does it, and maybe this is why he’s always right. And say, he’s always around to have a good time with the crowd, it would be rather lonely without him. Although you are leav- ing now, Norvell, we expect to hear more of you in the future. CHARLOTTE SANFORD “Gone but not forgotten.” Sponsor Junior Hi-Y; Secretary Student Club ’25. Charlotte has left her Alma Mater as a high school student, but we doubt whether she will ever forget it. She’s not the kind to love and forget. Charlotte has been in class but a short time, but in that time we have all learned to love her, and we hope that our paths will cross often. RUTH SCOLL “Lucky” “Chatter, chatter, all day long.” It certainly was hard to choose the big- gest chatterbox in our class. Ruth came in with a close second, but do you know that while she talks, she works too? (Rather unusual isn’t it?) She has proved it by being an A-l stenog. Never mind, Ruth, we just couldn’t do without you. Your in- cessant laughter has brought us all joy in time of despair. LEONARD SHIELDS “If he be not fellow w T ith the best king, thou shalt find the best king of good fellows.” Leonard is one of our good old standbys. Always in for mischief and fun, but always ready with his lessons, too. It doesn’t take much to make Leonard laugh, and he is famous for his ’’million-dollar smile”. Leon- ard seems to have fallen for a popular member of our class. Of course, it may be a rumor, but . There’s one thing about Leonard, he doesn’t force himself into other people’s affairs, a thing that makes us all like him. ISABELLE SHIRLEY SIEGEL “Lizzie” “It is not every question that deserves an answer.” Senior Play ’26; Beacon Typist ’26. Yes, that noise you hear now is Isabelle laughing, or rather, giggling, to be exact. She is forever giggling and we sometimes wonder how she gets time to work. But she does, for she has proved that by being “office girl”. Whenever you want a crowd to be merry, just get Isabelle. Her constant good cheer has brought her a host of never-to-be-for- gotten friends. Good-bye, Isabelle, and may your good cheer be always with you. — f The Beacon SIDNEY SMITH “Sid” “Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful” Sidnel is tall and has large eyes, He’s very smart, and very wise, He says things that are somewhat, rippy, He makes us think he’s very witty. But, Lord, the sense that’s in his head — Little wonder he’s always led. AURELIA SPENCER “She moves a goddess, and she looks a queen.” Home Room Representative ’22, ’23, ’24; Class Creed. Although Aurelia has been hailed the beauty of our class, she is still the same quiet lovable girl that she has always been through our four short years of high school life. All hail you, Aurelia, our goddess of Love and Beauty. HAMIL SWIFT “Ham” “Life is a jest, and all things show it; I thought so once, but now I know it.” A better quotation could not be found for Hamil. He is one of our care-free, happy- go-lucky classmates. His witty remarks in Algebra class keep us all laughing. Hamil has brains and knows how to use ’em, too. He is a good fellow who we all like and hate to lose. RALPH TURNER “A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.” Although Ralph has only been with us for a year, we have found him to be a good and loyal friend. And talking about school spirit, he is right there. Ralph does not push himself forward, but he has found a place in our hearts un- consciously by his quiet, ouobtrusive ways. Page Thirty-three The Beacon DURWOOD VANDERSLICE “Durry” “His heart was as great as the world, but there was no room in it to hold the memory of a wrong.” Durwood is one of the old reliables of our class. He’s always ready for fun or work. Durwood always has a helping hand ready to lend a less fortunate brother. He has been an earnest classmate for four years and his place will be hard to fill when he leaves. HUGH WATSON “Go, you may call it madness, folly; You sha ' l not chase my gloom away!” Have you heard that famous Ha! Ha! of Hugh’s? Well, a treat is in store for you. His famous laugh has made him a popular member of our class and school. And have you seen Hugh dance? He was elected the best dancer of our class, which goes to prove his title. Really Hugh is a good all- round sport, and has a personality that is very likeable. A good student, coupled to- gether with helpfulness, has made him an excellent classmate. STUART WEBER “Pee Wee” “Your heart’s desires be with you.” Ah! Here hails our man of affairs. Our Stuart is very small, but for what he lacks in height, he atones in brains. Stuart is slow but sure, and he always reaches his goal successfully. We certainly will lose a good student when Stuart leaves. CECIL EDWARD WEST, Jr. “E. Pat” “1 have everything, yet have nothing; and although 1 possess nothing, still of nothing am I in want.” Student Council ’22; Baseball ’28, ’24, ’25; Home Room Representative ’23, ’24; Mono- gram Club; Beacon Staff ’24; Class Play ’23, ’24, ’25, ’26; Annual Play ’24; President Dramatic Club ’26; Hall of Fame ’24, ’25. Here’s another one of our happy-go-lucky students. Always with a pat and a smile for everyone has made “Pat” a popular member in school. “Pat” seems to know the latest from jokes to jazz music. Page Thirty-four NNHS The Beacon 1926 EDITHE WHITE “In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare.” Edithe, our most attractive girl, is an- other one of our quiet little ladies. Very little is heard of her, she is so modest. But her modesty has not kept her from becom- ing very popular with the boys. And can she dance? Say, when she once gets on the floor, she skims it like a fairy. Edithe has crept into our hearts unaware and there’ll always be a place for her. CROSBY WILKIE “The glory of a firm, capacious mind.” Crosby doesn’t seem to agree with the ladies much. He may be a “woman hater”, but he hasn’t said so himself yet, though we wouldn’t be the least surprised. But the saying is “they all flop sooner or later”. Crosby is a good student and his name is frequently seen on the Honor Roll. Page Tliirtv-fiv Class r Poem February 1926 FAREWELL Robert Jones Good-bye to thee, old High School logs, Where the bright side of life entered our ways, A friend, we met and considered him a brother. We learned that art of “ love one another " . Our faculty has helped us, we thank them all, For we are better men, though we may be small. Farewell to our High School, we’ll do our best, “Till " success is ours we will not rest. With eyes full of tears we bid adieu. To our beloved Alma Mater, the Gold and Flue. GREED OF THE GLASS OF FEBRUARY, 1926 By Aurelia Spencer The students of the graduating class of February, nineteen hun- dred and twenty-six, have at last attained the goal for which they have been striving for four years. We do not regret the hardships of the past as we believe that they will prove valuable experiences in days to come. Now that we are leaving, we turn our thoughts toward those things in which we truly believe and which hav e guided us thus far. We believe in the ideals for which the Newport News High School stands, and shall endeavor ever to uphold them. We pay our respects to Mr. Fred M. Alexander and the faculty, who have been our true friends and wise counsellors, and hope they may continue to steerour Alma Mater as successfully in the future as they have in the past. We believe in athletics as the promoter of the splendid spirit of our school, and as a great factor in developing the moral and physical being of our students. We believe in the BEACON as a publication through which the talents of the school find an outlet to the public; in the improvement of the orchestra as an indication of greater musical ability; in the literary societies which have their share in the development of a better school. We believe in the School Board and in Mr. Joseph M. Saunders, our superintendent, who with their combined efforts, have helped to advance education. We are proud of being citizens of Newport News and we hope that the training we have received at this school will better fit ns to be worthy citizens of Newport News. We have grown to love and respect Virginia, the Mother State, which we believe has no equal. We believe in the United States of America, who has taken her place at the head of all nations as a true example of Democracy. Above all, we believe in God, our Great Creator, whose constant love and guidance is ever present. HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF FEBRUARY, 1926 Isabelle Berlin To justify its name, a History should be a record of dates and facts. The first date in this history is February, 1922. As seventy 01 eighty more or less bewildered young “Hats”, we assembled before the old Walter Heed Building amidst the cheers and jeers of the Sophs, Juniors and Seniors. Once across the threshold of our beloved high school, as we were assigned to home rooms, schedules made out for us, books given to us and we literally became students of the Newport News High School, a realization of what our high school days would mean to us then and in later days, came to us, and with one accord we promised ourselves that we would strive to make our Alma Mater as proud of us as we were of her, and to leave behind us a clear, un- blemished name when the great time should come, four years later — - when we would graduate. And so, with hearts filled with our new resolutions and determina- tions. we took up our studies and our play in earnest. We learned History, English, Algebra, Latin. Science, and oh! how many more bewildering and interesting new subjects. We learned to love football, baseball, basketball and track. We entered dramatic circles and literary societies. Time wore on. Examinations were met and manfully vanquished. Vacation came and passed away. Now we come to the next date of our history, today. February. 1926. Four years have passed all too quickly, just a fleeting second in the ages of time, but more than a seventeenth of our natural lives. This has been a period of marvelous development in the history of our High School. We have obtained a new building, one of the finest in the state, we have well-equipped modern science laboratories, one of the finest gymnasiums, and one of the best, if not the very best Rage Thirty-right high school atliletic field in the state. We have a wonderful faculty and a very high scholastic standing among the leading high schools of Virginia. Our high school is rapidly becoming a leader in the educational circles of the state and even the nation and we are proud 1o he a part of its phenomenal growth. From our midst have come some of the best students, athletes, actors, orators, debaters, readers, etc., that our school has known, and. as a whole we are proud of the record our class has made. Only a few of us have dropped by the wayside. Those who began but could not finish have our sineerest regrets. We miss them; their empty places cast a melancholy air over this occasion. As we come to the door leading out, there is little sadness at the parting for we are not leaving Newport News High School. We will never leave our dear Alma Mater for however far away we may be, our thoughts will ever stray back to those good old days spent under her protection. No matter what we may be in the years to come, we will boost the Newport News High School and pull for her as much and even more than we did as students. Il s i The Beacon LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THE FEBRUARY GLASS OF 1926 By Robert Jones Robert I. Jones, Executor We, the class of February, nineteen hundred and twenty-six, of the Newport News High School, do hereby make, publish, and declare this as our last will and testament, hereby revoking and annulling all and former wills by us at any time made. And in order to provide for an equitable and proper distribution of such estate as we be seized or possessed of, we dispose of the same as follows : First — To Fred M. Alexander, our sympathetic principal, we leave our love and never dying gratitude for his friendly help, advice and high standards of co-operation. Second — To Mr. Stanley and Hiss Mary Scott Howison, assistant principals during our happy period in old N. N. FI. S., we leave our best wishes for future success. Third — We give to the faculty, every ounce of tin 1 thanks in our class for their untiring patience with us. Fourth — We will to the 4 A class the honor of being high and mighty Graduates. Fifth — To all undergraduates our love for the best High in all the world. Sixth — To the Beacon , Home Room papers and other school activi- ties, we will our sincere hopes for successful careers. Seventh — We leave our love to “Our Harbor of Oompanionship”, the Old Gold and Dark Blue. Eighth — To the School Board, a rousing cheer and may their motto of “Help One Another” never die. Lag Forty Article ' . — Floyd Marsh leaves the cap and gown symbols of the graduating class to that far-famed editor, Joseph Nettles. Article II — Ralph Nettles, after sleepless nights of anxiety, will ; to Clarence Jones his dignity and motto, that “children should he seen and not heard.” Article III. — Sam Cordon, the boy with the soprano voice, wills to Harold Eggleston his ability to yell, “Fellow students” and fill everyone with school spirit. Article IV. — “Babe” O ' Hara bequeaths her basket ball ability to Hildah Lee Powell. Article V. — Joe Ilarvell, “North Carolina’s Pride”, wills his love for fish, especially one particular salmon, to anyone who can get her. Article VI. — Titter! Titter! Ah ! Ha ! We have it. Captain “Jake” Davis finally consents to leave his golden locks and beautiful dimples to “Buck” Chandler. Article VII. — Prank Monfalcone, business man, lover, sheikstar. student and teacher’s joy, respectfully leaves the “kick” that he gives everyone to one who wants it, Bunnell Rogers. Article 177 . — Sweet essence of beechnut! Ilarrg Martin leaves a merry tra la and a kiss to everyone. Article IX. — Too tired to feed the fishes, but owing to the fact that a beautiful girl coaxed him, Norris DeAlba finally got up enough energy to will his laziness to Maxwell Hussey. Article X. — Meredith. Fox wills to “Duck” Dickinson, his title of “Best all around boy”. Article XI. — The Duke of the Cowpunchers, Jerome Levinson wills to Howard Roache, his perfectly adorable knickers. Article XII. — “Happy” Fowler wills his “silly grin” to none other than the lady-killer “ Jimmie ” DeAlba. Pago Forty one Article XIII. — Sweet Papa Bozo, alias Limvood Holloicay gives his motto of “Don’t do today what you can do tomorrow” to Happy Sherman. Article A F. — Marion Cole, the ideal girl for any class, leaves to Louise Slime her quiet but attractive ways. Article AT. — Goo-goo-good gracious, Phyllis Cornelius leaves her dignity to Gladys Sawyer. Article XVI. — “Fellow countrymen, lend me your ears.” “It is done.” Annie Aronow, our own Annie, everybody’s Annie — teachers’ Annie, office’s Annie and Beacon’s Annie — leaves her all-around ability to none other than Hazel Long. Article XVII. — Xorrcll Phillips wills to Did: Jordan those famed side burns. Article X VIII. — Duncood Vanderslice, the idol of the Casino, after a hurried decision leaves to Pavnelle Poane his popularity. Article XIX. — Martha Gresham, heart-breaker and vamp, leaves to Shirley Diggs her cute, attractive ways! Article XX. — A1 — skip — skip, alas! Alton Parrish, athlete, editor, sheik and actor, wishes Carl Lanier to have his happy-go-lucky de- position. Article XXL — Joe Balser leaves his love for “Dates” to any vegetarian. Article XXII. — Charles Berkeley, after lengthy and careful con- sideration, leaves his rearing, roaring, bucking, but beautiful and ex- quisite Ford to anyone who’ll try and get it. (Emphasis on “try”.) Article XXI II. — Isabel Berlin leaves her long string of scholastic triumphs to one who is smart but will welcome the extra help — Myrf land Parker. Article XXIV. — Jennings Chappell, a man of color, who is de- termined to add a Brown to his list, wills his love for Virginia to any real good looking boy. Article XX I 7 . — Alan Conn leaves his loyal course of English to any girl who is capable of upholding it. Article XXVI. — Pearl F riedburg , the beautiful, cute, mysterious and tantalizing brunette, leaves to Billie Teufel her attractiveness. Article XXVII. — Now don’t all rush, but a beautiful banner has been left for this year’s track team to aspire to by last year’s Captain, ( i ranville Gresham . Article XXVIII. — Francis Meyers, Dapper Dan deluxe, leaves that possession of “tickling the ivories” to Dorothy Tea rle. Article XXIX. — Virginia Riley, a great lover of nature, leaves her general friendship towards a marsh to a High School Biology class. Article XXX. — Charlotte Sanford leaves dames DeAlba to the care of any “rat”. Article XXXI. — Sidney Smith, Harold Lloyd, aw! 1 mean Celia Lloyd, leaves his bewitching ways to Marford Pharr. Article XXXII. — Ramil Swift, after a haircut at Woolworth’s, leaves his tea strainer (in French), or mustache in our language, which he has spent months in growing, to William Scott. Article XXXIII. — Whose Izzie is she! Is she yours or is she mine! Oh! shucks! I’m off my subject, hut a few minutes ago Isabelle Siegel by far the best natured girl in school, left her general usefulness, in- cluding a steady mouth, typewriter, and mimeograph, to Margaret Stennett. Article XXX E. — Leonard Shield leaves his general ability to make friends to Marion Hall. Article XXXV. — Hugh Watson, better known as Hugh Nightshirt, leaves his love for the weaker sex to one who is not so keen on the subject, Henry Lawrence. Article XXXIV. — Edit he White, the cutest girl in the class, leaves her good will towards men to all the rest of the girls. -V — The Beacon Arikh 1 XXXV II. — Aurelia Spencer, tlio graduating - class beauty, with hesitation, to Anna Charles wills her charming smile. Article XXX] " 1 1 1. — Someone fed me Victrola needles and I’m about to sing myself to death — oh! Pat West leaves a box of bird seed to his singing rival, Ilord Jenkins. Article XXXIX. — Crosby Wilkie, Izzie’s assistant in the office, to Sol Ellenson, leaves his ability to talk about anything from nothing up. Article XL. — Gertrude Bloom, after meeting with her cabinet, leaves her helpfulness, studiousness and good disposition to Bose Cohen. I I I Article XU. — Esther Nachman, the human Victrola, leaves her cute and attractive, talkative and friendly disposition to one who is very quiet Fritz Bivins. Article XLII. — May Michie, our own idea of what the Golden Rule looks like, to Daisy Moore wills her sweet disposition. Article XLII I. — Ah — yah — 1 hear you, Elizabeth, well! Elisabeth Bone, with tears in her eyes, is willing to leave Georye Kessler in care of None ye Hudgins. Article XLIV. — Ralph Turner leaves his quiet but manly habits to Wesley Martins. Article XLV . — Roy Clendinniny, Esther Nachman’s only rival in the talking line, leaves his volley ball position to “Piggy " Sherman. Article XLVL — Anna Belle Eubank, the best all-round girl in the class of February, after a heated argument and a hurried decision, wills to Frances Epes her dependability. Article XLV II. — Elizabeth Lindsay, our Mellen’s Food Baby, al- though she hasn’t a horn, leaves her own invention, a bell for an auto - mobile, patented under the name of Carbell, to any good looking girl. I III ! l l I ' age Forty four NNHS rfhe Beacon Article XLVIII. — Adolph Levy, the greatest lover over there, (which means across 28 th Street bridge) leaves his good looks, nie ' manners and chum-like ways to Hudson Liresay. Article XLIX. — Mildred Chappell, our own brunette, leaves her sweet disposition and helpful hand to Gladys Sawyer. Article L— Rnth Scot!, one of our unusually bright girls, leaves her sterling character to Emily Wiley. Article LI. — Lois Latham, a real honest-to-goodness friend to everyone, leaves her love for the colors, Gold and Blue, to Virginia Porter. Article LI I. — Julia, Cooke wills her unselfish ways to Jacqueline Ray field. Article LTII. — Stuart Weber, a man though he’s a little one, wills his sterling disposition to William Febson. Article LIV. — Alma Foster, our fashion plate revue, leaves her stylish clothes and her taste in wearing them to Ellis Rome. Article LV. — Emanuel Greenspon, our own Dr. Coue, who believes in “smile and the world smiles with you”, leaves his good cheer to Wilton Rowers. Article LVI. — Robert Jones, from the backwoods of the Pine Tar State, wills his expression of “How’s your uncle?” to Kenneth Wills. And we, the members of the class, hereby appoint ROBERT I. JONES executor of this our last will and testament, having perfect confidence in his judgment and integrity. We desire that no security be required of him as such Executor. Witness our hand this third day of February, nineteen hundred and twenty-six. (Signed) FEBRUARY CLASS Page Forty-five PROPHECY OF THE CLASS OF FEBRUARY, 1926 Kathleen O’Hara, ( ' lass Prophet Many, many years have passed since last I stood upon the stage and gazed into the faces of the many who were interested in the mem- bers of the Class of February, 1926. They who had guided our faltering footsteps from the cradle, through childhood and youth, until that eventful night, now so misty in my mind, when we, as men and women with diploma in hand, were ushered across the threshold into the mael- strom of worldly affairs, masters of our own fates. Tonight 1 return. Return a miserable failure, an outcast, a human derelict, but in all, the sole survivor of the mighty class of February. 1926. Heli! They are all dead. All that was earthly has returned to earth. The worms have had their fill. But their spirits. Ah! Their spirits, they will never die. They are here tonight. They hover above us. See how they grin and point and sweep about! “Yes, I’m gonna tell these folks all aboutcha. I’ll have the last laugh. You may have achieved fame and fortune while you lived. But you are dead! Dead! Dead! 1 may have failed, but I still have form. T have life. I can breathe.” (), hello Annie. Pawdon me. Miss Aronoiv. So you were Attor ney General. Beaucoup silver tongue. Try and talk now. Who’s your friend! Oh yes. Isabell Berlin, the African missionary. Well, 1 sec she got to heaven. How well do I remember as T look into the past, Norris DeAlba ever poring over math hooks, was at one time one of our foremost consulting engineers on the continent. Who’s that! Oh yes. Martha Gresham was a true journalist, the Managing Editor of the “New York Times”. These few 1 mention, stand out as classmates of mine who strove for success and achieved it. Harry Martin was married and never argued with his wife. lie always ay reed. “I hear you, Joe,” that’s Joe. Joe Harvell was editor of the “College Humor”. Honest .Joe, his mind ever centered on that magazine; he achieved his height. Sweet little Phyllis Cornelius was Page Forty-six a dainty washerwoman. Poor! ‘Tis true — hut honest. Marion Cob ' was an evangelist. I heard lier line once or twice. It was quite good, really! If I liad been under lier influence sooner, wliat heights I may have reached, but alas — ’twas not so. Ileh! O-yeali ! Limcood Holloa ay wax Governor of Rhode Island. Jennings Chappell, a noted astronomer, is dead, too. “Where’s Jen- nings? Oh yes. And you still have that far-away look on your face.” lie was studying Mars, believing that lie ha d at last solved the problem of reaching that planet in safety, while standing in the middle of Broad- way, New York, and was run over. Alas for poor Jennings. Sam Cordon was a broadcaster, also recently deceased. Alma Foster owned a Fifth Avenue Model Shop in Chinatown in San Francisco. You see, they gained an end. Robert Jones (may his spirit ever guide us) will always live in the hearts of the American people as the greatest nature poet who ever came from North Carolina. Lois Latham and Elizabeth Lindsay were Mack Sennet bathing beauties who tried to break into Big League Movies. Charlotte Sonford was leading lady for a musical comedy “Way Down Yonder in Seaford,” written and directed by Ralph Net- tles and Jerome Levinson respectively. But her heart misgave her over fond memories. Adolph Levy and Alton Parrish had the largest dancing class in America. The pupils were all over 350 pounds. May Michie held the world’s record for typewriting — but hold!!! You wonder if any have fallen ? Yes. I have fallen. I am a failure. Most horrible! — I shudder as I think of the last wretched years of my life. One day I met a well-known actress, Pearl Friedburg, the woman renowned for her charm, on the thoroughfare. I stopped and spoke, but she turned and passed me by. In like manner Gertrude Bloom, novelist, scorned my advances. It is not Death hut Life that has the hitter sting One night I was thrust from the street car by the conductor, Charles Berkeley, who accused me of raising a disturbance. Bickford Curtis, bartender, almost as disreputably dressed as myself, helped me from the gutter and escorted me into Jake Davis’ Cafe, where Cecil West and Isabel Siegel were giving an exhibition of the famous “Charles- ton”, while Francis Meyer made the orchestra a success by his Page Forty-seven NNHS- The Beacon V 192 6 masterful tickling of the ivories. I asked Lin wood Jones , a fre- quent visitor of the cafe, where the celebrated mannequin, Ruth Scoll, was. He was just going to tell me when I heard outside, “M-M-POOII — M-M-POOH. ” We rushed for the door, and coming down the street was a sight for sore eyes. A CIRCUS PARADE! Harry Foicler, chief, was leading the parade, between two burly cops. These two were none other than Garland Moseley and Norrell Phillips. Then came Sidney Smith playing the bass drum. Farther down came a long forgotten but now thoroughly restored vision of a calliope with Hoy Clewdinniny carrying off the honors by soulfully playing the heart rending composition, “When Grandpa Spilt the Gravy on Tlis Vest.” Of course, I got a little emotional and as we were entering the grounds where the tents were, Allen Conn almost ran over me with his pet elephant. He stopped but did not recognize me — T mean Allen — and 1 did not venture to speak either to him or the elephant. “Jonesv” and 1 stole into the tent and in our hurry to escape notice, we knocked over the gentleman with the shell game. Hastily we tried to make amends, and in doing so, we knocked off his false whiskers revealing none other than Granville Gresham. Of course we had to stop and talk over old times and he told us that Esther Nachman was the snake- charmer in the show, and Mildred Chappell, the fat lady, ran away with Crosby Wilkie, bootlegger by trade — but had returned that day none the worse for their escapade. He showed us into the main tent and there flying above us was Dorothy Familant. We said “Hello” to her and as she spoke she let go the strap which she was holding between her teeth, and crashed into Meredith For, the high-diver, knocking him for a pair of heavenly wings and a dew’s harp. Spectators loudly ap- plauded. About this time we were thrown out by a policeman, Joe Falser, before witnessing the performance of Ha mil Swift. Even ho had attained success as a horseman. But me? What am I, my friends? Nothing from nothing — leaves nothing. Fate has dealt mo a pretty punk hand and even that I played badly. 1 met Elizabeth Howe and Leonard Shield, committee workers, on tlie street not long after. When 1 told them of my miserable condition they took compassion on me and blew me to a hot-dawg. Tears of remorse stole down my cheeks and I clasped her hands and stared up at her, and l hadn’t even the power to say “Thanks, Kid.” “You needn’t hide, there, you two, I’m going to tell something about you that will queer the reputation you had.” Aurelia Spencer and E dithe White took a correspondence course in beauty, and as I was passing their widely advertised parlor 1 heard screams. Grazing through the window, I saw these two holding Anna Belle Eubank fast, bv one sitting on her feet and the other putting her through the torture of having a permanent wave. The horror of il ell! I remember once going to a trial with Stuart Weber, a cub reporter. I was horrified upon seeing the accused’s face. Hugh Watson. One of my classmates accused of — of oh well, it really doesn ' t matter. The thing is he was accused and furthermore the district attorney, Emanuel Greenspon, had the goods on him. Knowing the jig was up, the prisoner rose to make a last plea. “Aw, jedge, havva heart — , ” lie began. “We’ll have yours,” quoth the judge. The audience snick- ered. Heh! Hell! With pleading eyes the condemned searched first the face of the mirthful judge, Durwood V ande rslice, then that of the sheriff, Ralph Turner, and lie knew his doom was certain. God only knows the hearts of these men who rove or drift, who, anchorless and rudderless, beat upon the ragged reefs of life, till the breath leaves them and they pass through the mystic channel into the serene harbor of eternity. The jailer, Frank Monfalcone, led him away ,and at the door of his cell, Virginia Rilee and Floyd Marsh, Captains in the Salvation Army, awaited him. They shook hands with him and bid him farewell Thus 1 have related briefly what befell one class of which I was a member. Many have dreamed great things. A few were able to make their dreams come true. While others never dreamed. Their existence in this world was one long, drawn-out, monotonous, humdrum, knowing nothing, achieving nothing. Dream by all means. Do if you can. Soon I shall die. Soon this loathesome agony of life shall cease. Soon shall I leave behind this fast decaying mortal shell of mine and join my dear old classmates in the mystic realms beyond. Who’s Who February Class 19 2 6 P nfivLUR 1 !KPbtil S T iJQlov HCS! TTtf. WJS0L 7 - »hcS ( yc ? €STHt t fi BCMm J(X H fix SJL tt n u.e£ o ' fix £ v GoPootf %£ " +OS(: y rfX fi ? ££ vfi ft L p Aff rn f j- rcsr yv " CHS.. I oeaitU) S0» e. ,?Otr, em„,r MOC$X w rj a rt DRPPEtf on - ■ LHBTre ?s r 8 06 f ST £- ?rfrp VeST-HTf lfnt o, t!}LJ? 0FOI r 09 v yp,cn L „ Ct „ SCUC(K f ' OQesr fi,ftr " ee tlT- Mcsr STT ., Sf f “ T s “‘ Bf Sr jg OftCfc ■ The Beacon JUNE CLASS OF 1926 CLASS OFFICERS .Joseph Nettles . Phillip Marshall Nannie Cosby Elizabeth Melton President Vice-President Secret aril T reasurer CLASS MOTTO “Knowledge comes lmt wisdom lingers.” CLASS COLORS: Blue and Gray CLASS FLOWER : White Rosebuds CLASS ROLL ACREE. HUGH ADAMS. MARGARET AGEE. RUSSELL ALLEY. FRANCES AUSTIN, DELLA BAIRD, MARION BECKER. LILLIAN BELL, LILLIE BERRYMAN. MILDRED BIVINS. FRED BRAITSCH. ELIZABETH BROWN, OLETA CARR. ESTHER CARPER. LEWIS CHARLES, ANNA CHARLES, VIRGINIA CHRISTIAN. THOMAS CLAYTON. THERESA CLENDINNING. CORINA COHEN, ROSE COHEN. THEODORE COLLINS. RUSSELL COOKE, JULIA COPELAND, ELIZABETH COSBY, NANNIE CRLSS. DOROTHY CURTIS, BICKFORD DeALBA, CLINTON DeALBA. .TAMES DeMORRIS, ELIZABETH DICKINSON. LLOYD EMORY. HENRY ENNISS. NELLIE ESCHBACH. EDITH ESKRIDGE. DORIS EWAN. ELIZABETH FAMILANT. DOROTHY FERRELL. MILDRED FOX. MEREDITH (No picture) FREEMAN, MABEL GARDNER. MARY GRAY, JACK HARRIS. ATCTOR HILL. WILLARD HOFFMAN, ABEY HOLLERMAN, SARAH HUSSEY. MAXWELL JACK, ELIZABETH JONES. CLARENCE PORTER JACOBS. CORINNE JONES, LTXWOOD •TONES. LOUISE KESSLER. GEORGE KING. ORA LEE KOSICKI. WILLIAM KREBS. FRANCES LLOYD, HAZEL LONG, HAZEL LUNING. BUXTON MARSHALL. PHILLIP MARTENS. WESLEY McDaniel, Audrey McGrath, Barbara MELTON, ELIZABETH MOORE, ALVA MOREWITZ. ROSE MORRIS. BESSIE MOSELEY. GARLAND NEGRON, RAFAEL NETTLES, JOSEPH PARKER. MYRTLAND PELTZ. HARRY PHARR. JAMES PHARR. NELLIE PHILLIPS, LOUISE POWELL. ETHEL POWELL. HILDAH LEE RAYFIELD, MARGARET REYNOLDS, ROSALIE ROBERTS. ELDON ROGERS, BURWELL ROSENBERGER. HERBERT ROUNTREE, FANNIE ROWE. ELLIS SATISKY, MARCUS SATCHELL, GRACE SCAMMON, CHARLES SEA BOLT. MERLE SHAULL, LOUISE SHAULL. MARGARET SMITH. CLARA IOXE SMITH, ETHEL SNITZ, ANNIE SPENCER. HUNTER SPENCER. MARION STEGER. CARLTON STURM. DeSALES TEUFEL, HARRIET THORNTON, ELIZABETH VAIDEN, ELIZABETH WALLER, CLYDE AYELCH. RUTH WEST. GEORGE WITHROW. RUTH HUGH ACREE “One may smile and smile and be a villain still.” Vice-President Biology Club ’23, ’24; Eu- reka Literary Society ’23. “Ah yes! Mr. Aeree, I believe. Charmed I’m sure, don’t y’know.” Now really, tho, Hugh is a charming fellow when one gets to know him. He’s caused his teachers many sighs and teased every girl in his classes to the point of distraction, but teachers and girls alike, with the rest of us, will miss him when he goes. Good luck, Hugh. MARGARET ADAMS “And I learned about women from ’er.” The only genuine flapper in captivity, — not a cheap imitation, but a real one. None of your half-way business for Margaret. That’s what one likes about her, she’s genu- ine. So, old dear, may your train of men- folks never grow less. RUSSELL AGEE “Preacher” “There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows.” Yes, Russell has always wanted to be a preacher. And who knows but that some day he will be our next “Billy” Sunday? Catch Russell when he is in a good mood and he certainly knows his lessons. But give him his Bible! Well, Russell, we will watch your step to fame. Go to it Preach- er. FRANCES ALLEY “The worlds in which we live are two: The world ‘I am’ and the world ‘I do’.” Basketball Team ’25; Manager Senior Basketball Team ’26; Home Economics Club ’25, ’2G; Girl Reserves ’25, ’26. “Firpo” is a conscientious worker — pains- taking in her efforts to do her best for her school. She is always ready to help and to do her share. She is a good basketball player and a good reporter. May life be full of happiness for you, “Firpo”. DELLA AUSTIN “I think it so, because I think it so.” Another little Miss of whom there isn’t much. Determined? Oh Heavens, yes!! Did you ever hear her argue ? She usually wins out, too. Well, Della, if you win out in Life as you have in school, there is no greater achievement and none that we could wish you more heartily. MARION BAIRD “Be good, Sweet child, and let who would be clever, Do noble deeds, not dream them all day long, And so make life, death and the vast for- ever One grand, sweet song.” Eureka Literary Society ’22, 23; Science Club ’24; Dramatic Club ’25, 26. Marion is quiet and dignified, never bois- terous. She runs after no man, but always has one reserved. When she speaks, she says something worth while. Luck be with you, Marion. LILLIAN BECKER “Unless the morning trumpet brings A shock of glory to your soul, Glad of the need for toil and strife, Eager to grapple hands with life Say not, ‘I live.’ ” That is Lillian! Always cheerful, always optimistic, and enthusiastic! Frowns are strangers to her face, and unwelcome. We hope that life’s trumpeter will forever herald good luck for her. LILLY BELL “Silence is golden.” Lilly is quiet and has very little to say — unless perhaps something goes wrong with her typewriter. You should hear her then —she talks, talks and talks. Lilly is a sweet and attractive girl and we wish there were more like her. Page Fifty-four CHARLOTTE MILDRED BERRYMAN “Mil” “Yearning just for you.” Home Room Representative " 22 ; Beacon Staff ’26; Eureka Literary Society ’23, ’24, ’25, ’26; Dramatic Club ’24, ’25; Biology Club ’24, ’25; Girl Reserves ’24, ’25, ’26. We have always heard that “Dynamite” was dangerous but Mildred seems to have found it otherwise. We don’t know for sure if it is perfectly harmless, but we are going to keep our “hands off”, for some- thing might happen. Now don’t let us kid you, “Mil”, because we all like you and are certainly going to miss you very much. FRED BIVINS “Fritz” “Care, to the coffin adds a nail, no doubt, While each grin, so merry, drains one out.” Who’s Who ’26; Hi-Y; Dramatic Club; Biology Club; “Green Stockings” ’26. If laziness measures the length of life, Fritz will be a second Methuselah. Fritz is one of our laziest and one of our best sports. Mischief is his long suit and it stretches everywhere. May life always he a pleasure to you, Fritz. ELIZABETH BRAITSCII “A smile for all, a greeting glad, A lovable, jolly way she has.” Orchestra ’24, ’25, ’26. Elizabeth is one of the quiet but attrac- tive girls of our class. Wherever you meet her she has her bright smile and kind word. Elizabeth is also a faithful member of our orchestra and she surely can make a “fid- dle” talk. OLETA BROWN “Apply thine heart unto knowledge.” Oleta is an ever pleasant help in time of trouble and we’ll never forget her willing true heart. She is as good a sport as you will find and we are glad she is one of our classmates. Oleta’s name is often seen on the Honor Roll, and she is one of our Latin sharks. May success crown all of your future efforts, Oleta. nhhm The Beacon A ESTHER CARR “I don’t believe in principle, But, oh! I do in interest.” Esther is one of the brightest girls in our class and also one of the best friends ever. She has made fine grades, thus proving herself capable of graduating in three and a half years. May you always make the grade, Esther, and reach it going strong. LEWIS CARPER “Quiet, oh very.” Here’s a lad whose “th’s” bother him quite a bit. We all like him and we hope he likes us. He’s quiet, but a mighty good sport along with it. We’re sorry to lose you, Lewis, but you’ll make a success of life as you have of school. ANNA CHARLES “Where none admire, ’tis useless to excel, Where none are beaux, ’tis vain to be a belle.” Eureka Society ’23, ’24; Latin Club ’23, ’24; Dramatic Club ’24, ’25; Biology Club ’25; Senior Class Play ’26; Girl Reserves ’23; “Green Stockings” ’26. Who can beat Anna flirting? We can’t blame her, though — she has big, brown eyes and she knows how and when to use them. Anna doesn’t neglect her studies — she al- ways makes a high average. VIRGINIA LOUISE CHARLES “Life may be a grand sweet song for many, But it’s written in ragtime for me.” Virginia has a very attractive personality which we all love. Who has not heard Virginia rave about her many crushes ? But at last Virginia has fallen to stay, so it seems. Virginia loves to talk and she always has attentive listeners. We like her little hit of foolishness also. We will miss you, Virginia. Page Fifty six II THOMAS CHRISTIAN “Verily, thou art a knave of humor.” If there is a good time floating around, you may be sure Tommy is close by. He’s a good sport and good natured. All his faults are little ones and his virtues are many. He’s a fine chap and we think a lot of him. The place he leaves will not be filled very soon. THERESA CLAYTON “I would be true, for there are those who trust me.” Does Theresa like to go to Richmond? You can just bet your boots she does. That is not the only place she likes to go either, for you can see her out almost any Sunday afternoon. If you want to know where she goes just ask “Billy”. Theresa is a nice little girl and we all hope she will make a big success of life. CORRINA CLENDINNING “Cling” “Hitch your wagon to a star.” Literary Societies ’24, ’25, ’26. Corrina is a regular Paderewski when it comes to the typewriter, and who says she can’t take dictation ? She can do other things well, too, and don ' t you think she can’t. We don’t have to wish her success in life, for she will make it for herself, but we do wish her all the joy and happi- ness possible. I ROSE JEAN COHEN “Sis” “Me an’ the boy friend, The boy friend an’ me.” Eureka Literary Society ’22, ’23; Dramat- ic Club ’25, ’26; Spanish Club ’24. Have you heard about that “boy friend”? We’ll say he’s a lucky guy, for she’s just j — j r-, , - - - — as clever as she looks, and that’s saying a lot. Don’t be deceived by that sober ex- pression, she’s jolly and she laughs a lot, too. Rose is a good all-’round sport and has carved herself a niche in the old Hi that will be empty indeed, when she goes. I j | THEODORE COHEN “Teddy” “A man should do his part And carry all his load.” Ladies, may I present Mr. Theodore Co- hen, our eminent fashion plate? His calling hours are from four to six P. M. Kindly do not rush. Just to see “Theo” in the halls is an inspiration. Oh, for more ever-ready smiles such as his! RUSSELL COLLINS “Rip” “Let all the ends thou aim’st at by thy Country’s, thy God’s, and Truth’s.” H. R. Representative ’22; President 3 A Class ’24; President Junior Hi-Y ’24; Mem- ber Student Council ’24; Beacon Staff ’25, ’26; Treasurer Senior Hi-Y ’25; Football ’25; Vice-President Student Council ’26; Presi- dent Senior Hi-Y ’26; Class Who’s Who ’26; Class Executor ’26; Editor-in-Chief Annual ’26. “Rip” is the kind of fellow we cannot help liking. Sound, consistent, a hard worker — yet always ready for mischief! Somehow we know his is no “high-stepping, trumpet- blowing, self-flattering” creed. If character is eternal destiny, “Rip’s” salvation is as- sured. JULIA COOKE “Julie” “Still water runs deep.” Julia is one of the quiet members of our class, but we all need a quiet one to balance the rest. She is timid, unassuming, always willing to be friendly. May your sea al- ways be calm, Julia. ELIZABETH RANDOLPH COPELAND “When you have a task to do, Do it with a will; He who reaches the top, Must first climb the hill.” Eureka Literary Society ’23, ’24, ’25, ’26; Treasurer Eureka Literary Society ’25; Home Room Representative ’23, ’24; Dra- matic Club ’25, ’26; Kempy ’25; Once in a Blue Moon ’25; Green Stockings ’26. She does not know the meaning of failure, for when she sets out to do a thing, she does it regardless of difficulties. Maybe she will find that she has a “Suppressed Desire” for a vocal career. Here’s luck, Elizabeth. Page Fifty eight Page Fifty-nine NANNIE COSBY “Nan” “Talent is something-, but tact is everything.” Secretary Class ’25, ’26; Assistant Business Manager Annual ’26; Class Creed ’26; Sen- tinel ’26; Class Who’s Who ’26; Student Council ’24. Nan is a great favorite among the girls of our class. Never by word or deed has she ever hurt anyone. Nan is loving and sympathetic and gives one a cheerful smile. That isn’t the only reason we like her either — she is naturally a good student and a good sport — and don’t forget, our Nan can sing, too. DOROTHY CRISS “Modesty seldom resides in a heart not enriched by nobler virtues.” Dorothy always has a ready smile for everyone and is as friendly as can be. Al- though she has been with us for only a year, she has already found a place in our hearts. Luck be with you, Dorothy. CLINTON DeALBA “Shrimp” “Describe him who can.” Here is our champion teaser. He can tease as long as his victim is within range of his voice. There is absolutely no one who can compare with him along these lines. There are likeable qualities about him and he has many friends. May life be a playground for your happiness, Clinton. ELIZABETH DeMORRIS “Do thy part Here in the living day, as did the great Who made old days immortal!” Have you heard her in Social Problems Class? No? Well, you have missed some- thing. Just bring up a question and Eliza- beth is there to argue it with you. She certainly is a dandy little worker, even if she is one of our quiet ones. These always find their way to happiness and we hope she will do the same. NNH£- I The Beacon V 1926 LLOYD DICKINSON “Duck” “Give me the heart of a Man.” Vice-President Senior Hi-Y Club ’25; Baseball ’23, ’24, ’25, ’26; Captain Baseball ’26. A jolly, little “Duck”, that doesn’t have wet feet and a wobble. Full of fun, full of pep, and full of good sportsmanship, that’s “Duck”. He blushes occasionally but that doesn’t make any difference. May you al- ways be the cheery, friendly little “goose” we like so much, “Duck”. HENRY EMORY “How often is one cajoled By these little devils of angels?” Henry, the boy with the big blue eyes and curly hair, who hails from Fort Eustis, is at once an eternal torment and delight to us. How we love to hear Henry’s de- licious giggles. He is one of our few “little boys”, and we wish him the best o’ luck. NELLIE MARIE ENISS “An ideal girl in every way, the kind of friend not found every day.” Class Who’s Who ’26; Hall of Fame ’24, ’25; Eureka Society; Girl Reserves ’23; Senior Play ’26. Was there ever another like our Nell? Nell is a queer combination of beauty and goodness. She is the prettiest girl in our class. Yes — the prettiest girl in our school. She is jolly and sweet and a kind friend to everyone. No one ever found Nell lacking in sympathy or kindness. She is one of the best liked girls around school and the best dancer in our class. So long, Nell, we wish you all the happiness possible. EDITH ESCHBACK “Laugh and the world laughs with you, Weep and you weep alone.” Everywhere you go, at any time of the day, you can hear her merry ha-ha. Edith is one of our “sunshine” girls and she can make you laugh whether you want to or not. She sees something funny in every- thing, even in shorthand, so you know she has a vivid sense of humor. Si l DORIS ESKRIDGE “Dot” “She is pretty to walk with And witty to talk with.” Secretary Science Club ’25; Secretary and Treasurer Science Club ’26; Eureka Liter- ary Society ’22, ’23; Student Club; G. R. ’23, ’24, ’25, ’26. A dainty little maid, this. Don’t you think so, Millard? A dainty little talk, a dainty little walk, a dainty little maid; oh yes, dignified, too. Did you ever notice that? In fact she is an all round nice g ' irl and we wish her the very best of luck in all things. MABLE ELIZABETH EWAN “Libus” “With eager heart and will on fire, I fought to win my great desire.” Eureka Society ’22, ’23, ’24, ’25; Girl Re- serves ’23, ’24; Chorus Class Play ’26. Elizabeth is a girl who knows why high schools are built. She wants an education and she’s getting it. Her reports are de- corated with richly earned “A’s” and are envied by the less studious pupils. May diligence, friendship and a great mentality always be yours, Elizabeth. DOROTHY FAMILANT “The price of wisdom is above rubies.” Dorothy is the kind of girl who knows the time to play and the time to work, which is more than most students know. Dorothy may be meek and dislike getting up in class and talk, but she does her work well. MILDRED FERRELL “And all that’s best of dark and bright meets in her aspect and her eyes.” Mildred is the sort of girl that Horatio would have given in to at the bridge had she been there. No wonder she is liked by all. We sometimes wonder why Mildred stopped going with a certain “nut”? ? ? Oh, well, that’s not any of our business anyhow, is it, Mildred ? Pago Sixty-one NKHi±PfH? B e aco n ®3H MABLE FREEMAN “Studying is her recreation.” Eureka Literary Society ’26. We consider Mabel to be one of the most important members of our class. She is studious, dependable, and always ready to help those in need. Mabel is very quiet, but a most sincere friend. And my, but isn’t she a “shark” when it comes to Math- ematics ? So long, Mabel, and here’s to your success. MARY LOUISE GARDENER “Pally” “And I oft have heard defended, Little said is soonest mended.” Home Economics Club ’23; Eureka Liter- ary Society ’24; Dramatic Club ’25, ’26; Latin Club ’23, ’24. A restful quietness, a merry smile, a cheerful countenance, that is Mary. Life, to her, is a wheel rolling along smooth roads, always rolling, never bumping. No- thing worries this ideal student and mighty glad we are for that. May life give your wheel just enough bumpiness to make smooth rolling glorious, Mary. JOHN EDWARD GRAY “Jack” “I dare do all that may become a man, who dares do more, is none.” Football ’24, ’25; Basketball ’25, ’26; Track ’25, ’26; Vice-President Athletic- Council ’26; Business Manager Annual ’26; Class Who’s Who ’26. Jack has been called a “manly man”. As a football player he is one “who never turn- ed his back, but marched breast forward”, as a classmate he is a fellow we all admire, and, mayhap, envy. His mental ability, his chivalry and his friendliness, have endeared him to us. We expect great things of you, Jack. VICTOR HARRIS “Vic” “ ’Tis not in mortals to command success, But we’ll do more, Semp ronius: we’ll de- serve it.” President Joint Literary Societies ’26; Reading Medal ’25; Eureka Public Speaker ’26; Advertising Manager Dramatic Club ’26; Beacon Reporter ’25, ’26; President Eureka Literary Society ’25; Boy’s Reading- Contest ’25; Boy’s Reader University of Virginia ’25; Boy’s Reader Triangular Meet ’26; Dramatic Club ’24, ’25, ’26; Eureka Literary Society ’24, ’25, ’26. Page Sixty-two WILLARD HILL “That man that hath a tongue, I say is no man, If with his tongue he cannot win a woman.” Math Club ’25; Philolethian Society ’22, ’23; Science Club ’25. Fickleness in love is a crime far removed from Willard. He is easy-going, yet sens- ible and serious underneath. Willard is steadily making himself a man and a good one. Some day people will take off their hats to him. May that day come soon! ABEY HOFFMAN “Be merry while you can, for tomorrow you may die.” Eureka Society ’2’, ’24; Manager Volley Ball ’24. Abey’s Irish Rose speaks for Abey and tells us what a really fine fellow he is. A jolly good fisherman, a cheery student, a boy who never plays “hooky”. Yes, and she’s never seen him angry but she feels he must have some kind of a temper. So, Abey, we bid you “au revoir” but we never want it to be “good-bye”. SARAH HOLLEMAN “Loyal and True” Sarah is always near when you need her and anything she has that you want is yours for the mere asking. Sarah is one of the school’s silent, but loyal supporters. She does her bit to make every endeavor a success and just loves to cheer our teams to victory. We wish her every joy and success in life. MAXWELL STOKES HUSSEY “Mac” “Best people are not angels quite, While — not the worst of people’s doings Scare the devil.” Beacon Delegate S. I. P. A. Convention ’26; Triangular Debate ’26; Vice-President Joint Literary Societies ’26; Associate Ed- itor Beacon Annual ’26; Make-up Editor Beacon ’25, ’26; Dramatic Club ’25, ’26; Sentinel ’24, ’25; Home Room Representa- tive ’23; Treasurer Home Room Editors’ Association ’26; Class Who’s Who ’26; Eu- reka Literary Society ’25, ’26; Green Stock- ings ’26. ELIZABETH JACK “A friendly heart has plenty of friends.” Home Room Representative ’23. Elizabeth is one of the nicest girls in our class. She is attractive, popular, and we like her simply because we can’t help it. She’s a good and sincere friend, and if you don’t believe it, we advise you to ask Bessie. Good luck, Elizabeth, may your life always be one of smiles. CARRINE JACOBS “Bromime” “Giggle, giggle, all day long.” Should you hear some giggling you will know it is “Cranie”. Giggling is her favor- ite occupation and she has practiced it so much that she has it down to perfection. But don’t think Cranie doesn’t use her brain, for she does. She has opinions of her own and she doesn’t mind expressing them either. Go to it, old girl, that’e the only way to let folks know that you have them. CLARENCE P. JONES “C. P.” “Life is real, life is earnest — ” Home Room Representative ’25, ’26; Rep- resentative of Newport News in Boys’ Pub- lic Speaking Contest at Maury ’26. “C. P.” ’s ambition is to be a doctor like his Dad. If he will only keep on working hard, we know he will succeed. He is very fond of hard things like Chemistry and Physics, and he even admits that he takes quite a deep interest in that hardest of all things to understand — a girl. If he keeps on he will soon be a regular sheik. “C. P.”, we all wish you all kinds of success and hope your life will be long and happy. LINWOOD JONES “Jonesy” “He was a man, take him all in all.” President Student Council ’24, ’25, ’26; Vice-President Athletic Council ’24, ’25; President Athletic Council ’26; Football ’24, ’25; Baseball ’24, ’25, ’26; Basketball ’24, ’25, ’26; Vice-President Philolethian Liter- ary Society ’25; Secretary Rifle Club ' 24; Vice-President Monogram Club ’25; Man- ager Track ’24; Annual Play ’24; Senior Operetta ’26; Beacon Reporter ’26; Hi-Y Club ’24, ’25. May life give you just enough thorns to make the roses sweet, “Jonesy”. Page Sixty -four The Beacon LOUISE JAUNETTE JONES “Jonesy” “Quips and cranks and wanton wiles.” Basketball ’26; Class Poet ’26. Listen to Louise for five minutes and you’ll laugh until your sides ache. Witty? We’ll say so! She speaks out, too, what she thinks, she says. What a pity there aren’t more like her to lighten up this old world of gloom. May your life be as bright as your laughter, Louise, and your sunny disposition never be darkened. GEORGE KESSLER “They say best men are moulded out of faults.” Hi-Y Club ’25, ’26. George is a Romeo, one of those romantic and sometimes sentimental young men, that we are delighted to meet. He is also in- dustrious, friendly, a good playmate, and a cheery companion. George, may your faults grow less and your heart grow more. ORA LEE KING “She hath both good nature and good sense — a rare combination.” Vice-President Home Economics Club ’25, ’26; Home Room Representative ’25, ’26; Lincoln Essay Prize ’24; Sentinel ’26. Ora Lee is a rare combination — there is no doubt about that. Is there a subject she doesn’t make “A” on? She seems quiet unless you know her. But, oh, after you do know her, can’t she make you laugh with her numerous witty sayings! Ora Lee can make the keys of a type- writer ring, and we know that she will make someone a good stenographer. WILLIAM KOSICKI “Inches few, here’s to you : Luck in all you ever do.” “Well, Sir William, do you know that?” How many times has William started at the sound of Mr. Pullen’s voice in those familiar words? He’s a “half-pint” but gaze upon his report card and you will come to the conclusion that his brain is the largest part of him. NNHS- TRe Beacon V 1926 j FRANCES KREBS “Fatty” “A merry heart maketh a cheerful counte- nance.” Treasurer Home Economics Club ’25, ’26. Frances really doesn’t like to be called “Fatty”, but she is so good-natured she just won’t admit it. I don’t know what Room 304 would have done without “Fatty” to tease and laugh at. She takes all of our jokes in the right spirit and we all admire her for it. Just a bit more strictability, especially applied to the typewriter, and she will come out on top. BURTRICE LLOYD “Burt” “Valuable things come in small packages.” Burt is a baby in size but that is the only way she is a baby, unless you call her a “baby vamp”. It is a good thing dueling days are over, for some fellow around town might be minus a head. “Burt” thinks of something besides beaux though, for she is a good student and makes good marks. We hope you will be happv always and choose the right one when you finally de- cide, Burt. HAZEL LONG “Simplicity and complexity is the keynote to success.” Eureka Literary Society ’22, ’23. Hazel goes about her work in a quiet, simple manner and always comes out suc- cessfully. It is one of Hazel’s character- istics to never do anything half-way — but the best way possible. You are a good student and a good senior, Hazel, and we all like you. BUXTON LUNING “Buck” “ ' Tis easy enough to begin a task, But to finish it — that’s the thing.” Orchestra ’22, ’23, ’24; Vice-President Class ’22, ’23, ’24; Hi-Y Club ’24, ’25, ’26; Art Editor Annual ’26; Annual Play ’25; Dramatic Club ’25, ’26. “Buck” is a jolly good fellow, agreeable, capable, and — lovable We feel he is one of us, to share our joys, and sorrows, and weep and smile with the rest of us. “Buck” is all boy, with a lot of man thrown in. May you warm many other hearts, Buxton. Page Sixty-six PHILLIP MARSHALL “Pete” “To think without confusion clearly, To love his fellow men sincerely, To act from honest motives purely, To trust in God and Heaven securely.” President Junior Hi-Y ’24; Student Coun- cil ’24; Vice-President Senior Hi-Y ’26; Beacon Staff ’25; Dramatic Club ’25, ’26; Stage Manager Class Play 26; Vice-Presi- dent Class ’26. That is “Pete”! He is all sincerity, con- sistency, and friendliness. Phil has brains and he uses them — sometimes. He has won a spot in our hearts, that no other can fill. Blessings on thee, mischievous Puck! WESLEY MARTENS “Bus” “A little foolishness now and then Is relished by the wisest men.” Bus and his good-natured grin are almost inseparable, though we have seen him very angry. Everyone likes Bus and his foolish- ness. Bus will stick up for his beliefs, too — just watch him. Good luck to you, Bus. Audrey McDaniels “A smile will go a long, long way.” There is one thing Audrey never forgets — that is her smile! Audrey is attractive and has caused the loss of several hearts — she really does like blue Chevrolets though. BARBARA REVELS McGRATH “Bobbie” “She’s not a goddess, an angel, a lily, nor a robber. She’s just that which is daintiest, neatest, and modest, a dear little, queer little, sweet little Barbara.” Hall of Fame ’25, ’26; Eureka Literary Society ’23; Beacon Reporter; Class Who’s Who ’26; Green Stockings ’26. She, with her quiet, gentle manner, is just a sweet little girl. And we are quite sure that she will make some one a good little stenographer. ELIZABETH MELTON “Lizz” “God’s plans like lilies pure and white unfold, We must not tear their close-shut leaves apart, Time will reveal their calyxses of gold.” Class Treasurer ’25, ’26; Secretary Dra- matic Club ’26; Green Stockings ’26. Elizabeth is our peaches and cream, a delightfully attractive miss. She takes life calmly and smilingly. Steadfastness, gen- erosity, and faithfulness are all attached to her. There is no sham about her. Re- member, Elizabeth, you will always hold a warm place in our hearts. ALVA MOORE “Of softer manner, unaffected mind, Power of peace and friend of human kind.” Eureka Literary Society ’23, ’24; Biology Club ’24. Alva has a quiet, peaceful manner that makes us all admire her. Has anyone ever seen Alva angry ? No, Alva is always the same peaceful Alva. This little lady is attractive and is noted for her pretty hair. So long, we won’t forget you, Alva. ROSE IRENE MOREWITZ “Roe” “There she goes all dressed up in her best clothes.” Dramatic Club ’25, ’26; Eureka Literary Society ’23, ’24; Class Hall of Fame ’26; Sentinel Staff ’25, ’26; Beacon Staff ’26. Behold! our most stylish girl now en- ters and everyone else must take a back seat while she shows you the latest thing in style. Oh, yes, she has plenty of gray mat- ter in her cranium and uses it, too. If you don’t think she is a dandy girl, just ask “Lou”, for he can tell you all about it. Rose has done her bit to help this old school along and we will hate to bid her ferewell. We wish you just lots of luck, Rose, and happiness without end. BESSIE MORRIS “Infinite riches in a little room.” Secretary Home Economics Club ’25. If in thinking of our class, your thoughts are on a certain Miss, we feel sure that it’s Bessie, for among the nice girls of our class Bessie is the nicest. What higher compli- ment could you wish. Bessie ? GARLAND MOSELEY “A man of inches and ells.” President Hi-Y Club ’25; Treasurer Hi- Y Club ’25. Another quiet one, and yet he does cut loose once in a while, and he’s as ready for fun as the next one. A good sport, one of the kind that everyone likes. It’s those like you that make this world a livable place. RAFAEL NEGRON “His goodness stands approved, Unchanged from day to day.” Last September we met Rafael, and we have been fascinated with him ever since. He brought with him the very essence and romance of sunny Porto Rico. “Rafe” is versatile, agile, friendly. He belongs to us. May Porto Rica send us more of her sons! JOSEPH NETTLES “Joe” “If you want to get a-head in this world, use the one you’ve got.” President Class ’24, ’25, ’26; Editor-in- Chife Beacon ’25; Beacon Staff ’25, ’26; Secretary Senior Hi-Y ’26; Beacon Repre- sentative Virginia Press Association ’26; Debater Eureka ’24, ’25; Debater’s Medal ’25; Inter-Scholastic Debate ’25, ’26; Who’s Who ’26; Green Stockings ’26. Joe has been our pilot — our Beacon lig-ht and friend. His sense, his endeavor in our behalf, have met us at every turn. “The high soul gropes the high way — ”. May your buiding be as strong as your founda- tion, Joe. ALICE MYRTLAND PARKER “Parks” “Happy am I, from care I’m free, Why aren’t they all content like me?” Vice-President Girl Reserves ’22, ’23; Treasurer Girl Reserves ’24, ’25; Class Who’s Who ’26. Who has ever seen Myrtland serious or thinking? No one. She is ever cheerful and happy. Myrtland’s bright laugh is the most famous in our school. Everyone knows and loves it — Myrtland is the cutest girl is in our class. Pago Sixty nine HARRY PELTZ “Harry” “ — to the boy with his games undaunted, Who never looks behind.” Everyone in the class knows Harry, es- pecially in his home room. You can always hear his laugh above all the noise. Harry is somewhat of an athlete, but he came out too late. His aim is to go to New York. Who knows but that he will join one of the big league clubs and show us what he can do? Go to it. May success be your goal. JAMES MULFORD PHARR “Jimmy” “Give us, oh, give us, the man who sings at his work.” Vice-President Spanish Club ’25; Class Who’s Who ’26; Hi-Y Club ’25, ’26; Eureka Literary Society ’22, ’23. James is a blessed combination! Just enough mischief for a lot of work, just enough play for a lot of thinking, just enough energy for his tasks! Jim is a budding athlete, ready to take his “knocks” and to work with the team. Make this world give you what you want, Jimmy. NELLIE PHARR “Nell” “Her eyes, how they twinkle, her dimples, how merry.” Basketball ’24, ’25; Girl Reserves ’22, ’23, ’24, ’25; Eureka Literary Society ’22, ’23. Nellie is one of our pillars with a heart not made of stone. She laughs, she works, she plays with us, and is always the same obliging, generous friend to us all. Always firm in her beliefs, and ready for what comes! Nellie! May there forever be amus- ing things to keep your eyes sparkling. LOUISE PHILLIPS “All service ranks the same with God.” Louise is a charming little Miss, very unassuming and very friendly. She is will- ing to do whatever she is asked, and to do it well and painstakingly. She ranks high in scholarship and loyalty. Louise was born to serve, so we wish her pleasant ser- vice and much happiness. Page Seventy ETHEL POWELL “Her smile hath no lack of charm.” Ethel’s winsome ways and charming smile are almost a necessity to this old school and it is with an unpleasant start that we realize that she is to leave us so soon. Good-bye and good luck, Ethel, may the years of your life he as full of sunshine as your smile. HILDAH LEE POWELL “Here’s to the girl, who’s strictly in it.” Critic Philolethian Literary Society ’23; Philolethian Literary Society ’22, ’23, ’24; Beacon Reporter ’24; Assistant Circulation Manager Beacon ’25; Assistant Business Manager Beacon ’25; Business Manager Beacon ’26; Basketball ’25; Business Mana- ger Dramatic Club ’25; Stage Manager Dramatic Club ’26; Assistant Advertising- Manager Annual ’26; Girl Reserves ’23, ’24, ’25; Chorus Class Play ’25; Hall of Fame ’26; Class Who’s Who. If it is news, scandal or just private af- fairs we wish to know about, we go to Hil- dah. She is a good sport, a cheerful com- panion, and a willing lender. MARGARET RAYFIELD “But what I am, to that let me be true, And let me worship where my love is due, And so through love and worship let me rise.” Margaret is the kind of a girl we all love and respect. Always “calm and collected” she gets about her work, quietly, carefully, doing her best and getting joy out of doing it. May you always be one of the under- standing, steadfast ones, Margaret. ROSA LEE REYNOLDS “Rosalie” “He speaks not well who doth his time deplore, Naming it new and little and obscure, Ignoble and unfit for lofty deeds.” Lessons, lessons, lessons, but Rosalie doesn’t care, she is always prepax-ed. A conscientious student is she; and can she type ? Some day she may come back as a teacher. Here’s luck, ole girl. Page Seventy one 1 The Beacon 1926 1 ° £ : ELDON ROBERTS “Reds” Eldon tries to be cool and satirical, but under this armor of reserve lies the warm- est and friendliest of hearts. With his ever-flowing- wit he turns the dullest classes into minstrel and acts all parts himself, but we must not forget that Eldon is a good student. He is a strange combination and we never expect to see anyone just like him again. Good luck, old fellow. BURWELL ROGERS “ ’Tis a comely fashion to be glad; Joy is the grace we say to God.” Vice-President Philolethian Literary So- ciety ’25; Annual Play ’26; Philolethian Lit- erary Society ’23, ’24, ’25, ’26; Green Stock- ings ’26. Burwell is a happy-go-lucky mixture of jollity, optimism, and common sense. Al- ways cheerful, always boosting, always obliging! He’s got a strong sense of hum- or and a strong sense of right. May life be forever honest with you, Burwell. HERBERT ROSENBERGER “Rosie” “They do me wrong, who say I work no more.” Hi-Y Club; Football ’23, ’24, ’25; Vice- President Dramatic Club ’26. A babyish grin! an irresistible laugh! a wink, and we have “Herbie” externally. Herbert is not a bit childish, he’s — oh — “so strong”! He has a deep-set passion for skirts and he follows them. He hates to study or work, but when he does, he does well. We hope time will not slaughter your optimism, “Herbie”. FANNY ROUNTREE “Fanny” Fanny is a sweet, modest, little maid. But you can hear her chatter, chatter when she is with her inseparable pals. Quiet and reserved you may always be, but quite dif- ferent when you meet the “he”, Fanny. ELLIS ROWE “A dainty slip of rare completeness.” Yes, it’s true that she ' s small, but it’s the little things that count. Ask the class pres- ident, he knows. A gay little laugh, the flash of two bright eyes, and Ellis is before you. She has won a place among us that we dread to see vacated. Farewell, Ellis, may the trail af broken hearts that follows you never cease to amuse you. GRACE ALICE SATCHEL “Suit Case” “Tall, graceful and proud she stands.” This, my friends, is a lady of dignity. Her extra inches but lend an added charm. There is a franknes about Grace that is quite refreshing. She “speaks her mind” now and then and woe to all ye who offend her. You may be sure she will never have to face failure. MARCUS SATISFY “Jim” “ — That men may rise on stepping stones Of their dead selves to higher things.” Marcus may seem shy and quiet, but you have to know him to learn otherwise. Just catch him unawares and he will surprise you. Wit and all that goes with it is Marcus’ lot. CHARLES SCAMMON “Charlie” “God will not love thee less Because men love thee more.” Basketball ’26; Baseball ’26; Class Who’s Who ’26. January brought with it Charles, a bas- ketball star and a first baseman. “Charlie” is a lad who knows what he knows and knows he knows it. He has his opinions and stands firm until he is proved wrong. Besides he has wit, and a droll, side-split- ting way of saying things. Do you blame us for feeling more friendly towards Mas- sachusetts, since she sent us one of the best of her sons ? MERLE SEABOLT “Hark, ’tis the song of the Nightingale.” Class Play Feb. ’26; Class Who’s Who ’26; Girl Reserves ’24, ’25, ’26; Eureka Lit- erary Society ’23, ’24; Di-amatic Club ’25, ’26; Sentinel ’26. Merle is the song-bird of our class. She has made our play and programs successful by her splendid voice and her willingness to serve. We all owe you a great deal, Merle, and we will never forget you. LOUISE SHAULL “Weeze” Beacon Reporter ’25; Circulation Man- ager Beacon ’26; Girl Reserves ’24, ’25, ’26; Sentinel ’26; French Club ’25; Biology Club ’24. “Dear girl, I want to tell you That you’re one grand, good scout, The kind the world needs more of And can’t get on without, There are baby-dolls a plenty That swing with the giddy whirl, But here’s to a lovable, capable You! Here’s to a regular girl!” MARGARET SHAULL “Marg” “Hers is quietness pervaded with friend- ship.” Girl Reserves ’23, ’24, ’25, ’26; French Club ’25; Biology Club ’24. “Silence is golden”, and Margaret’s heart is the most golden part about her. If it is sympathy and understanding we want, we know she is our solace. When you know Margaret, you find her very entertaining — a real comedian. A conscientious worker, a good sport, and a loyal friend, Margaret, we salute thee! ETHEL SMITH “You think she’s shy? Oh me; oh my! You jes’ don’t know her. That’s why.” Ethel has only been with us two years, but in these years we have learned to love her. May she always find life happy. I ' age Xrvi ' iity four j NNHS The Beacon H 926 j CLARA IONE SMITH “Iona Ford” She is very modest, and quietly she per- forms her school tasks to the satisfaction of all her teachers. Although quiet, lone is always ready for a good time. Who would think that this quiet, unassuming girl is one of the staunchest supporters of her class and school? We wish you good luck, lone. ANNE SNITZ “Full many a flower is born to blush un- seen.” Spanish Club ’22, ’23. Anne is a shy little girl most of the time, and a vivacious one at other times. A dim- ple lurks in her smile and a naughty little twinkle in her eye. Take her all in all, she‘s as nice a little slip of humanity as you will find anywhere. HUNTER FLOYD SPENCER “Happy am I, from care I’m free, Why aren’t they all contented like me?” Hunter is a good sport and comrade. He is not one of these boisterous fellows, but he likes plenty of fun just the same. Does Hunter like to study? — well, ask him. He likes the ladies right well, though. Every- one likes Hunter and his good-natured man- ner. May he be as careful through as he was through high school. MARIAN SPENCER “A perfect woman, nobly planned To warn to comfort and command And yet a spirit still and bright With something of an angel light.” Eureka Literary Society ’22, ’23, ’24, ’25, ’26. It is hard to say good-bye to Marian, for she has been such a fine girl to go through school with. Always full of school spirit, always ready to help any and every one, always ready to play and to work. Marian has made a place for herself in the hearts of all of us, which will not be easy to fill. . Page Seventy-five CARLETON STEGER “Collie” Treasurer Hi-Y Club ’26; Hi-Y Club ’25, ’26. “Collie” is a sheik but he doesn’t know it. He is especially fond of Hampton girls, but has some in Newport News, too. He doesn’t say much about his affairs, but to judge from appearances he is as hard hit as ever. May luck be with you and success crown your every effort, old fellow. MARY DeSALES STURM “Whose wit, in the combat, gentle as bright, Ne’er carried a heart stain away on its blade.” Assistant Circulation Manager Beacon ’26; Eureka Literary Society ’24; Dramatic Club ’25. Wit and DeSales! A glorious mixture! We smile, we laugh, we hold our sides! and then we start all over again. DeSales is friendly, intelligent and very interesting. She is going to be a nurse, so it will be a jolly hospital! Good luck, DeSales, may smiles always follow you. HARRIET ELIZABETH TEUFEL “Billie” “Unblemished let me live or die unknown, O grant an honest fame or grant me none.” Sec-’y Athletic Council ’26; Editor-in-Chief Beacon ’26; Associate Editor Beacon ’25; Advertising Mgr. Annual ’26; Captain Bas- ketball ’26; Basketball ’25, ’26; Sec’y Edit- ors’ Ass’n ’26; Class Prophet ’26; Hall of Fame ’26; Who’s Who ’26; Lincoln Essay Medal ’25; Girls’ Reader at Triangular Lit- erary Meet ’26. We love Billie for her sincerity, for her witticisms, for her dependability, for her winning disposition. ELIZABETH THORNTON “Beth” “Everybody loves a red-haired girl.” Who was that making such a bright re- mark? Oh, that was Beth. You may think she is calm and sedate, but if you do, you don’t know her like we do. Her mind is always on the alert and she never misses a chance to say something witty. She pre- tends she doesn’t like the boys, but you just ask her if she doesn’t like “dates”. We all wish you the best of luck, and say, for pity’s sake, don’t be too hard on the poor little children when you get to be a school marm. Seven t y ix ELIZABETH VAIDEN “Liz” “I would look up, and laugh, and love, and lift.” President Freshman Class G. R. ’22, ’23; President Student Club G. R. ’25, ’26; As- sistant Treasurer Class ’26; Class Historian ’26; Hall of Fame ’26; Treasurer Joint Lit- erary Societies; Dramatic Club ’26; Chorus Class Play ’25. “Liz” is gracious in manner, impartial in judgment, ready for service, loyal to friends — in fact, she is everything a Girl Reserve should be. We loved, we love and we al- ways will love our “Liz”. May life be good to you, Elizabeth. CLYDE WALLER “Boy” “Come, give us a taste of your quality.” Clyde has sincerity and dependability tacked by her name. We admire this quiet little girl very much. She has brains and uses them. As a typist she’s a good private secretary. We’ll miss Clyde when she leaves because she is so friendly towards us all. We wish you bucketfuls of happi- ness, Clyde. RUTH WELCH “A thoughtful miss will never set Her tongue a-going, and then forget To stop it when her brain has quit A-thinking thoughts to offer it.” Biology Club ’24; Girl Reserves ’26. Ruth is one of our “seen but not heard” girls. She does her work quietly and well, and is always ready for more. She is a silent pillar of loyalty. May you always serve in that capacity, Ruth. GEORGE WEST “Easty” “No man can see over his own height. You cannot see in another man any more than you have in yourself.” One of our tall boys, always with his ready smile and bit of wit. George is a good sport, a good listener, and a good friend. He is always boosting, always help- ing, always courteous. Watch his step — Easty will some day go West and attain fame. Page Seventy-seven RUTH WITHROW “A willing heart, a helping hand, Always ready on demand.” Doesn’t this quotation fit Ruth, though ? She is always ready to help anything or anybody, and what is more, she is sincere in everything that she does. Ruth is a most important factor in the “office” and is Mr. Stanley’s “right-hand man”. So long, Ruth, may you be as much of a success in life as you have been in your high school days. BICKFORD CURTIS “I ask only that I shall find favor in the eyes of my friends.” Football ’23, ’24, ’25; Track ’23, ’24, ’25, ’26 ; Home Room Representative ’23, ’24; President Dramatic Club ’26; Vice-President Dramatic Club ’25; Annual Play ’23, ’24. Is there another like him anywhere? Well hardly! When he leads cheers we yell, when he talks in assembly we listen, and when he wisecracks we laugh! We’ll feel your loss keenly, Bic, but we wish you all the success in the world. JAMES DeALBA “Jimmy” “Things are not what they seem.” If we wished to insult Jimmy we should call him a “sheik”. He has brawn and “ze good looks”, and a way with him. He is steady as boys go, and interesting, and likes confidential chats. Jimmy likes ath- letics and girls. May his likes always be as harmless. MEREDITH FOX “Fox” “We can yet triumph, we have tried and fail’d. And tried again and failed again, and tried.” Football ’24, ’25; Baseball ’24, ’25, ’26; Track ’25. Fox is an all around athlete, and a loyal supporter of the High School. He has fought for his Alma Mater and loved doing it. He staged a great “comeback” during the last football season, and made himself a hero. Meredith, may you be as great a hero in your game of life. Class Poem June 1926 We Have Been Friends Together Louise Jones We have been friends together In sunshine and in shade, Since first within thy friendly walls Our Fresh wen pranks we played. We wept together O’er many a fading grade. Yes, ive worked hard together ’ Till our Sophomore gear was made. We were gag together, We laughed at many a jest. And we took no note of the lapse of time, ’Till our Junior gear passed with the rest. A sadness dwells within our hearts, A sorrow upon our brow. Four gears ire hare been together, But we must leave thee now. The voice of our old Alma Mater Bids us clear our brow. She has helped us to sow the seed of life, She will help us to reap them now. Page Seventy-nine I " [fc. NHHS The Beacon H926 ffi c ir GREED OF THE CLASS OF JUNE, 1926. By Naxxik Cosby 111 this year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and twenty-six, we, the Class of June, are just about to launch our ships on the sea of life. The past four years spent within the walls of our Old High have indeed been pleasant ones, and we shall ever remember them a the happiest days of our lives. It would be impossible to be a part of our )ld High for any length of time and not absorb certain principles and ideals that it teaches, and we trust that these ideals will stay with us all along our life’s voyage and bring u safe into the harbor of success. T. We believe in our Mothers and Fathers who are. and have al- ways been, our safe counsellors, guides and friends, and to whom, with love and devotion, we dedicate our BEACON ANNUAL. IT. To our principal and ever-faithful friend and instructor, Mr. Fred M. Alexander, we pay our highest respects. ITT. We believe in our Faculty as a body of capable men and women who have done everything in their power to make our high school career both pleasant and profitable. IV. We have great faith and confidence in our School Board which we believe to be composed of competent men who have the ad- vancement of education in the community first in their hearts. V. We believe in the BEACON as the “Voice of a Thousand Students” and one of the best papers of its kind in the country. VI. We believe in athletics as the best and surest means of secur- ing school spirit and clean sportsmanship. VII. We believe in our Orchestra, Literary Societies and Clubs a worthwhile student activities, for through them fellowship is pro- moted and the work of the school is broadened. VIII. We believe in Newport News as the city of opportunities and a city that some day in the near future will rank among the first. IN. We believe in Virginia as the best state under the Stars and Stripes, the state of beautiful wonders and numerous historical shrines. X. We believe in the United States as the leader of all nations, the greatest, noblest and best democracy under God. XI. Above all else, we believe in God, our creator. It is He who shapes our destinies, molds our lives and makes u what we are. Page Eighty wnhs 4 The Beacon HISTORY OF THE GLASS OF JUNE, 1926. L u Elizabeth Vaiden To the historian of the June Class of nineteen hundred and twenty- six, lias been given the honor of recording the wonderful achievements of one of the largest, and with due appreciation of our predecessors, one of the most brilliant classes that has ever graduated from the Newport News High School. The archives of time reveal that four short years have passed since that bright and sunny September morning when first we entered the halls of old Walter Reed School, a frightened and excited bunch of “rats”, hut nevertheless filled with a sense of importance of being at last “High School Students”. In each of our hearts was a determina- tion to conquer whatever work was put before us, however difficult it might lie, and with this determination we won not only the friendship and confidence of our fellow classmates, but also that of our teachers. We were first called to the auditorium in order to be assigned to our classes, and there we suffered the humiliation of having the upper- classmen peek through the doors, jeering and laughing at us, and for- ever hissing that abominable word “rats”. However, we felt more at ease after Mr. Alexander had welcomed us and made us feel as if we were really after all a part of the High School. And indeed before very long everyone seemed to realize it, for our class always readily and willingly backed all school activities. During our freshman year that well known system, the “Student Safety Patrol”, was organized as an aid to the Student Council. This system avoided much “congestion in traffic”, and made it possible for students to change classes with very little confusion. The following September we came back as Sophomores, or the “wisely foolish”, filled with the one thought of a new High School, for then it seemed that our dreams of many years would become a reality. There was considerable discussion as to where the High School should be built, but the Huntington Avenue site was finally selected as the best possible place on account of its central location. During this year at the suggestion of one of its members, our class was instrumental in starting the first ‘‘Home Room” paper. Since then many of these papers have sprung up, adding greatly to the literary development of our school. In our junior year we entered the new high school, and my, but weren’t we proud though And indeed we had a right to he, for it was one of the finest equipped and most modern buildings in the South. Its wonderful auditorium has sinse made it possible to bring such artists as John Powell, Zimbalist, Anna Case, and others to our city, thus af- fording us wonderful opportunity for musical development. And at last, my friends, we had a gymnasium of our own, and a nice one at that. Now basket-ball games can be staged at home, thus decreasing our ex- penses. At the close of this year, our school suffered a real sorrow at the loss of Miss Mamie Scott Howison, who resigned as Assistant Prin- cipal to accept a position in the Williamsburg High School. The famil- iar old toast, “Here’s to the woman who has a smile for every joy, a tear for every sorrow, a consolation for every grief, a prayer for every misfortune, and an encouragement for every hope”, expresses the sentiment of the whole class. When we returned in September, nineteen hundred and twenty-five, we were full of senior atmosphere, and made ourselves conspicious as such. The main purpose before us, however, was hard work and a steady aim towards graduation, fancying in our imagination the wear- ing of a cap and gown, and the carrying of a diploma in our hands. In our minds the most important thing of that year was the fact that our football team won the State Championship, and as this event occurred in our Senior year, it made it all the more exciting for us. I do not feel that the history of our class would be complete without mention of the “Beacon”, and the part it has played in our high school life. It has been recognized as one of the best high school publications in the United States, and has won many prizes. The Literary Societies have grown also, and especially in our Senior year lias a great deal of interest been taken in them. Now my task is at an end. and I take this opportunity to thank our principal, Mr. Fred M. Alexander, his assistant, Mr. Lamar R. Stanley, and all the members of the faculty for their wonderful patience in guid- ing us through our high school career. To the students, ask that we may never forget our high school days, and let us always remember the friendships we formed, for this is the rarest “gift of the gods”. Page Eightv-two LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THE GLASS OE JUNE, 1926. First. To our principal, Fred M. Alexander, who lias successfully piloted us throng ' ll four years of school, we leave our best wishes for years to come and our profound appreciation for liis helping and guid- ing hand through all our trials and tribulations. Second. To La ram R. Stanley we leave a wish that he may spread sunshine and joy wherever he goes. Third. To the student body we will our love and devotion for our Alma Mater. Fourth. To THF BEACON we leave the wish that it may forever he a shining light. The following bequests are made by members of the class: Article . doe Nettles wills his ability to lead the 4 H class to doe Edmondson. Article II. — Viryinia Charles wills her three years’ experience in the art of using rouge to Virginia Porter. Article III . — “And they were only playing leap-frog,” as Nellie Ennis wills her dancing ability to Mildred Waller. Article IV . — In the treacherous art of love Audrey McDaniel wills her experience to Lois Brushwood. Article V . — Here she conies and there she goes, so Elizabeth De- Morris wills her dashing ability to Buck C handler . Article VI . — Ilis ability to run, hit and talk Linwood dones wills to Harold Eggleston. Article VII. — Clarence , font ' s wills his ability to understand the Constitution of the United States to T. G. Pullen, dr. Article VIII. — Stop, look and listen, as My r Hand Parker wills her giggle to Evelyn Robertson. Article IX. — Herbert Rosenberger wills his golden toe to the poor- est student in school. Page Eighty-three WMHs pfhe Beacon Article X. — Russell Agee wills liis refined ways to Sol Ellenson. Article XT. Biff-Bang! Who’s that? Oh, Jack (l rag willing his quiet nature to Otto TTh ' se. Article XII. — The art of using cosmetics Margaret Adams wills to El izabeth S u m m ers. Article XIII. — Click, click, click, and so Carina Clendinning wills her ability to typewrite to Mabel McCarthy. Article XIV. — Elizabeth Copeland bestows upon Howard Roche her dignity. Article AH r .- — Anne Snitz bestows her shyness upon 11 arren Orr.. Article XVI. — E ranees Krebs and Ora Lee King will their extra pounds to Julia Rich man. Article XVII. — Oh, those eyes Anna Charles wills to Margaret Norris. Article XVIII. — Louise Phillips wills to Warner Tieyford her good nature. Article XIX. — Her sympathetic nature Marion Baird leaves to E ranees Fixary. Article XX. — Our silver-tongued orator, Victor Harris, wills to Alan Graff his ability to hold an audience spellbound. Article XXI. — Frances Alley wills her 145 pounds to Blake Cam- eron. Article XXII. — Mildred Berryman, Elizabeth Euan and Mabel Freeman will their ability to cope with books to Kenneth IT ills and Cordon Price. Article. XXIII. — “A smile for everyone” is the motto of Barbara McGrath and Mildred Ferrell, who will the same to Adelaide Harrell. Article XXIV. — Watch your step, boys, for Elizabeth Jack has willed her winning ways to Bessie West. Article XXV. — Her determination Della Austin wills to Marion Smith. Article XXVI. — Nellie Pharr wills her suppleness and success as a basketball player to Mary Potcell. Page Eighty-four r The Beacon Article XXV II. Marcus Satiskg loaves liis punctuality to David Goldberg. Article XXV 111 . — Elizabeth Vaiden wills to Ruth Cad well her evor- readv disposition. Article XXIX. — lone Smith wills to Elizabeth Jones her intellec- tual ability. Article XXX . — A good sport and always ready to go with the crowd. Willard Hill leaves these qualities to Hard Jenkins. Article XXXI .— “Never say quit” is Charles Scammon’ s motto, who leaves same to Charlie Waltz. Article XXX 11. — Louise and Margaret Shaull are hard to get ac- quainted with, but oh, they have the sweetest dispositions after you know them. A part of these dispositions they leave to Carl Lanier and Bankhead Warren. Article XXX .III. — Doris Eskridge leaves her love for baseball pitchers to Virginia Krieger. Article XXXIV. — Edith Eschback leaves her ability as a stenogra- pher to Evelyn Brenner. Article AAXF . — Corinne Jacobs leaves her vocal organs to Sarah Patterson. Article XXXVI. — Rosalie Regnolds is leaving behind to anyone that needs it her ability to double shorthand and make it. Article XXXVII . — “Silence is golden”, so llazel Long leaves her wealth to Herman Firebaugh. Article XXXVIII. — Elizabeth Melton leaves her School Girl Com- plexion to Virginia Wood. Article XXXIX. — Louise Jones leaves her sunny disposition to any- one affected with that great disease called “blues”. Article XL . — A lassie whose eyes are little pools of the deep, and whose disposition is so sweet, Bessie Morris , leaves part of this dis- position ao Maybelle Bradford. Article X LI. — Abie lloffmau leaves his ability lo argue to Robert M oo re. Page Eighty five Article XLII. — Rose Morewitz loaves to the first one that can ac- quire it her (lashing stylishness. Article XLIII. — Hose Cohen and Lillian Becker leave to anyone that needs them in the February class their ability to get good marks. Article XLIV. — Behold, a Porto Rican, Ralph Negron, wills his love for the State of Virginia to Ike Dozier. Article XLV. — As they go out in the corridors Rath Withrow and Theresa Clayton will their ability to greet everyone with a smile to Mae Teufel and .lames Parker. Article XLYI. — Lloyd Washington Dickinson wills to “Rating” Jaynes his ability to play circus in a baseball field. Article XLV IT, — Hail! Hail ! the gang’s all here, for Harriet Teufel has willed to Frank Jordan her ability to organize. Article XLI III. — Lilly Bell and Alva Moore leave their pleasant dispositions to Hilda Cross and Virginia Orr. Article XLIX. — We bequeath a smile of DeSales Sturm to all haters of the fair sex. Article L. — Louis Carper bestows upon 1 Bidden Fitchett his bash- fulness. Article LI. — Attention, ladies! Maxwell Hussey wills his dimples to “ Bird ” Hooper. Article LII. — Hunter Spencer wills to Roy Charles his ability to use Staycomb. Article LIU. — (Jiggle, giggle! What’s that? Oh, Burt rice Lloyd. leaving her delightful giggle to Margaret Kaywood. Article LIV. — “Man delights me not, no, nor woman, either,” but Ellis Rowe wills her ability to change a person’s mind to Margaret Stinnett. Article LV . — Marion Spencer wills to Ceorge Masters her ability to understand Trig. Article LVI. — Elizabeth ' Thornton, Russell Collins and James Pharr will their love for their Afina Mater to the Student Body. Page Eighty-six Article LVII . — Hugh Aeree, the hoy from the country, wills hi s city ways to Emmett Smith. Article LVIl ' I. — Clinton DeAlha wills his pipe to Robert 1 Mc- Williams. Article LIX. — William Kosichi wills his extra inches to Hudson Live say. Article LX. — Merle Seabolt, Nannie Cosby and Ethel Powell, our songbirds, will their voices to the first applicants. Article LXI — The jazzman of our class, Fred Birins, wills his banjo to Howard S common. Article LXIL — Buxton Lunin g wills to Dot Terrell his ability to bang the ivories. Article LXIIl. (leorge Kessler wills his love for the grocery busi- ness to Preston Brushwood. Article LXIV. — Our teaser, Philip Marshall, wills to Richard Hen- derson his love for Parker and Company. Article LX V. — Meredith Fox wills to Bill Hitchens his ability to skip classes. Article LXVT. — Hiidah Powell leaves her affection for a certain “hussy” to Daisy Moore. Article LX]’ II . — Henry Emory leaves his place on the Fort Eustis bus to Bernard Bennie. Article LXV1I1. — Elizabeth Braitsch leaves her place in the or- chestra to Antonio Spagnolio. Article LXIX. — Margaret Bayfield leaves to Frances Eyes her love for football captains. Article LXX. — Williamsburg bound, dames DeAlha leaves his love for William and Mary to Happy Sherman. Article LXX1. — Julia Cooke wills to Shelby Curtis her quiet and reserved manner. Article LXXII. Wesley Martens bestows upon Meredith Powell his good-fellowship. Page Eighty-seven Article LXXI ' II. — Ethel Smith loaves her meek appearance to .1 argo ret FI a n n iga n . Article LXXlYi — Eldon Roberts leaves his witty saying to any poor freshman who is not original. Article LXXY . — George West wills his ability to do the Charleston to “ Buster ” Cornelius. Article LXXVL — “ Bic” Curtis wills his place in “Spark Plug” to Verena Greaves. Article LXXVII. — Oleta Broun leaves her Honor Rolls to Inez Bayfield. Article LXXVIII. — Carlton Stcger wills his blushing and shy na- ture to Bob Cutler. Article LXXIX. — Clyde Waller leaves her love for shorthand to anyone in the shorthand class. Article LXXX. — Thomas Christian leaves his love for a lot of work to John Palmer. Article LXXXF. — Esther Carr wills her flapper ways to Martha Tho m. Article LXXXII. — Fannie Rountree, Grace Satchel I and Ruth Welch leave their boisterousness to Gladys Sawyer. Article LXXX1 1 1 . — “Teddy " Cohen will donate his sheik looks to the tirst applicant. Article LXXXIV. — Mary Gardner, Sarah Holler man and Dorothy Criss leave their places in assembly to the incoming freshmen. Article LXXX V. — Buncell Rogers leaves his place in the office during E Period to anyone who wants it. Article LXXXVT. — Harry Peltz leaves his love for dancing to Saunders White. Article LXXXYII. — “The ways of the world” James DeAlba wills to Fuzzy Wood. Article LXXXVIII. — After four years of school life Garland Mose- ley wills his love for the “great open spaces” to George Clarke. Vuge Eighty-eight PROPHESY OF THE GLASS OF JUNE, 1926. Section I by Harriet Teufel Section II t y Elizabeth Copeland Fifty years ago to-day I, too, was young and foolish, hut the seasons have rolled on, stiffening my joints, creaking my hones, and putting wise thoughts into my head. I, too, had visions of a world prostrate at my feet. That dream has never come to pass, hut a greater, richer reality has taken its place. On the evening of that eventful night years ago, my thoughts wan- dered back to my class of June, 1926, and to the might and power of it! I saw the graduates again, heard their voices, and wondered what Dame Future had plotted for them. How long I sat there thinking of them 1 know not. A Spirit was leading me, a Spirit robed in white, whose hand beck- oned me ever onward. Tt led me on and on, over paved streets, through city parks, up numberless steps, and finally into a railroad station. There I saw Carlton Steger, the sky traffic policeman, who guarded the right-of-way in the airplane streets. He was talking with Abey Hoff- man. I heard Abey say he had chosen the boot-blacking trade “because so many people look down and if they see shining shoes their reaction will be to look up.” When 1 tried to congratulate him for his spirit, I realized that I had no voice, no feeling — that I was invisible! I looked down and saw the prettiest pair of feet, but it was really the over-shoes that attracted me. Some genius had made over-shoes beautiful. Later I discovered it was none other than Buncell of the House of Itogers. I looked over at the entrance and, sure enough, there was Merle Seabolt, a greater singer than Anna Face. She was talking with Eliza- beth Vaiden, who was renowned for the magnificent hospital she had built. “Yes,” Merle said, “my wardrobe is quite a classy affair. My pumps were manufactured by Clendinning and Company, my chapeau came from the Holleman millinery establishment. T brush my teeth with Snitz tooth paste, and 1 manicure my nails with King-ex. This gown was fitted by Ruth Welch, and my cloak is made of sealskin which Hunter Spencer brought from Alaska. I’m proud of my classcates; they’re doing their share of work in this world.” Page Eighty-nine Then the Spirit and I went into the subway. J almost ran into Hugh Acree, a brave engineer, who by his eool-headedness, according to the Berryman Sen s, had saved the lives of five hundred passengers. The Spirit led me up on the pinnacle of a high building, which was dedicated to justice, fair-mindedness and teachings of Philip Marshall. His impassioned speeches had put racial integrity on such a basis that a more friendly feeling for each other was aroused in the races; the debasing sense of inferiority was eliminated and the self-conceit ot superiority lessened. From here I saw into the office of a great editor, 1 ictor Harris, who knew not political partisanship when it meant the breaking of his principles or the compromising of his knowledge of right. In the High School 1 saw Anna Charles and Margaret Shaull try- ing to teach unruly minds to grasp opportunities. They were con- stantly struggling to make learning easier, and studying a pleasure. Fire! Fire! Fire! Dashing through the streets came the fire chief, Bath With roic, driving her engine with the greatest skill. I looked into the burning telephone exchange and saw Alva Moore, Marion Baird and Louise Jones at the switch-board. There were flames in front of them, flames in back of them, flames all around them, but they worked so well that no one who used his telephone that day ever suspected that the voices that asked “Number, please?” belonged to heroines. We came down from the pinnacle and passed the little blue and white tea room where Margaret Adams and Boris E si; ridge dispensed hospitality to the college students. Next to this was Virginia Charles ' school, where she sought to domesticate society girls. I watched Elizabeth Braitsch enter her photography studio. Every face, to her, was a thing to be beautified. Miss Barbara McGrath, the greatest woman surgeon, was enter- taining Miss Dorothy Criss, whose ability to manage an immense chain of stores was envied even by the queen. X S aw Nellie Pharr, the coach of basketball at the largest girl’s school in the country, reading Grace SatchelEs latest book, “What is Love?” Bose Cohen opened a Beauty Shoppe where the ugly were made pretty and the pretty lovely. l“agt Ninety The Spirit was leading me up, up, and 1 was weary. Suddenly with a mighty roar the earth opened, then rolled back and left before us a castle of uncut marble. 1 was led through unbarred gates, over thres- holds of shining gold, up to the throne of a king and queen. I gazed at them in amazement, they were, yes, they were Joseph Nettles and Ellis Hon e.. William Kosicke, heralder of all good deeds, stepped forth. “() King, a people stand without waiting entrance.” “Throw open the portals; bid them enter,” the king had spoken. In they came, the ladies who gladdened the hearts of their country- men with their beauty and charm, Elizabeth Melton and Nellie Ennis. The plumed Sir Maxwell II asset strode in, a knight whose dashing gaiety captivated the hearts of all the maidens in the land. There came men of stout hearts and great minds, Rafael Nepean and Charles Scammon. It was their duty to match men to labor and so make men happy in their work. The herald spoke, “Now, thy Majesty, comes one who has made the minds of our youth better by making their bodies stronger. Your Majesty, James Pharr. The clatter of hoofs and the great rattling of armor proclaimed tin arrival of the king’s warriors who battled against flood and fire for the safety of their countrymen. The king rose and bowed. The captain, Lloyd Dickinson, and his assistant officers, ( ' Union DeAlba and Theodore Cohen, his favorites. Again the herald spoke, “The nurses come, DeSales Sturm, who heals men’s wounds, Louise Shaull, whose heart is firmly fixed on right, and Margaret Ray field, whose very voice drives away pain. Then I saw a man leaping and capering, approach the throne, the Mark Twain of the court. It was Eldon Roberts, whose one aim was to make a nation happy. After these came all those 1 told you about — the bootblack, the engineer, the heroines. Each in his turn came to the king and told him of his achievements, great and small. Each told of his joys, his sacri- fices, his hardships, his labors, to better the world and make life easy for his king, and for his king’s subjects. Page Ninety ojm When the last speaker had finished, the king, deeply moved, bowed his head in his hands and I saw tears trickle between his fingers. Slow- ly with faltering steps he descended the throne and in a husky voice, began. “My dear people, you put me to shame. You have wrought good wherever you have gone. You have given up wealth, friends, and even health to lighten darkness and make more light where before it was dim. You have given up your lives to serve mankind and you are the happiest people T have ever met. I shall be no longer a king. I shall be one with you, to labor with you, to struggle for others, to accomplish my tasks.” As he spoke he lifted from his head his crown and placed it on that of his smallest clown. Then the queen, too, likewise aroused, removed her crown and placed it upon the head of a maid, meaning thereby to indicate mankind’s common heritage. Silence! then there gently stole over the hearts of the listeners a calm, sweet peace, as the clear, soft voice of Elizabeth Copeland was heard singing “Mizpali”. As the last echo died, Russell Collins, the one minister, rose and pronounced the benediction. “The Lord bless thee and keep thee. The Lord make his face shine upon thee and be gracious unto thee, The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee and give thee peace.” With bowed heads the hushed assemblage and king and queen to- gether moved out through the golden thresholds, out into the world to confront their tasks with strengthened hearts. Suddenly the roof of that mighty castle was split open and a light from Heaven shone down. Then there came a voice low and soft, “Blessed be thou, oh Prophet! Thou hast gazed into the Realm of the Future! Thou hast been highly favored.” The Spirit vanished; 1 was alone. But written on the walls opposite me were these words: “All these things shall come to pass. (Jo in peace.” Xow, fifty years later, 1 bring my message to you. Those things have come to pass. Ninety-two Dreams — the fairyland that we loved as children was built of them; so is the future. To see into it we must dream. We must dream as we used to dream long ago, out in the open fields with the breeze breath- ing through our hair and the sun gently warming the earth. 1 took Alice with me to help me dream. Alice’s Wonderland was always as wonderful to me as to her, but I should have preferred to have had the white rabbit go with me through the land of wonder, I would have liked — but there — was that not a white rabbit coming toward me? To be sure, but as I looked its face, I discovered it to be not that of a rabbit, but a familiar one. It was none other than Bic Curtis. 1 could not visualize Bic in any real form; nobody knows what Bic is going to do one minute or the next, much less one year from the next! So the white rabbit took my hand and told me (even being a rabbit couldn’t keep Bic from talking) that he was going to take me to the wonderland of the future which would be much more thrilling than Alice’s Wonder- land because it would be real. We fell down a dark hole, of course, and after a long fall, landed kerflop! on the main street of a huge metropolis which Bic (I beg par- don), the white rabbit said was Newport News. We were picked up by a street sweeper who turned out to be Wil- lard Hill, and were carried quite a distance before we could convince him that we were not supposed to ride in street sweepers’ carts because we — didn’t belong there. Willard finally dumped us out in front of a huge church where there was a funeral being conducted. We went inside and at once recognized the preacher, in spite of his huge 11 ms- che, as Fred Bivins. Fred was booming forth his sermon in a huge voice and we got in just in time to hear him shout, “My friends, it is only the shell of the man that remains here. The nut has ascended to Heaven.” The church male juartet, composed of George Kessler, Ilarrg Pelts , Wesley Martens, and Henry Emory, sang a magnificent soprano selec- tion. Having had sufficient practice in assembly, the quartet was well able to perform. As most of the congregation left during the rendition, we did too, but were finally persuaded to return for a few minutes, by a sweet little deaconess in a black bonnet. It was my old friend, Louise Phillips. It seems she had been a social butterfly, but finding out the Page Ninety-three disillusions of this wicked world, had married a deacon and become an active church member. As the White Rabbit and I came from the church, we were assailed by the most horrible yells from a building opposite. Rushing in, we were met by a white-capped nurse, Oleto Brou n, who told us the yells were only those of “Easty” West, who was being treated by the eminent young doctor, Clarence Baiter Jones, Jr., who, having entered the medical profession, was now a billionaire and had been divorced three times. “Easty” was finally brought out on a stretcher and Clarence followed, delighted with the success of the treatment. The poor rabbit was so terrified by the formidable aspect of the doctor that we had to leave. As we were leaving the building, we ran into Edith Eschbach, who, as usual, had a great deal to say. She told us that poor Corrine Jacobs had gone crazy on the subject of physics and was in an insane asylum run by Bussell Agee. It seems that the poor girl did nothing but rave about physics and mumble over and over, chlorine, bromine, gasoline, benzine, ungentine, kerosene, brilliantine, iodine and listerine. Before she left ns, Edith told us that Elizabeth Euan, Mabel Freeman, and Bessie Morris had just formed a Woman’s Rights Club that would prob- ably nominate a candidate for the next presidential election and that the candidate would be Elizabeth DeMorris. The White Rabbit and I wandered into an imposing building and found it to be the court room, where a very animated trial was going on. It seemed that Hildah Powell had talked so incessantly that she had broken the record set by Buxton Liming and he had become so furious that he had hurled her into court. Hildah’s case was being plead in the most scholarly manner by Billie Teufel, the most brilliant lawyer of the age. Lynwood Jones was the judge and sentenced the two of- fenders to be locked up for five minutes for disturbing the public peace. We went up to congratulate the judge for his just decision, and he introduced us to a burly policeman, Marcus Satisky, who conducted us over the jail. He told us that the jail hadn’t been doing much busi- ness lately because the famous woman evangelist, Lillie Bell, had come to town and reformed everybody. By this time, the poor White Rabbit was so exhausted that we decided to take a street car. W T e boarded one, but didn’t stay on it long because the motorman, ‘‘ Poke ” Rosenberger, couldn’t half way Paso Ninety-four nm the car, so busy was he in distributing a bag full of gold footballs to a group of flappers, among whom were Julia Coolie and Dorothy Familant, that were standing on the platform. Suddenly we saw ahead of us a tall pole with two sticks extended at each side. On looking closer we discovered it to be not a pole at all, but a tall traffic police woman, Frances Krebs. “Good Heavens!” I thought, “what has she done to herself?” We were told that she had been taking reducing medicine invented by lone Smith,, and that lone had made a fortune out of it. The Rabbit said that instead of the Queen’s croquet party, we could go to a tea given by the newest Mrs. Vanderbilt who was, before her marriage, Marion Spencer. We went, and found the tea quite as de- lightful as any the Queen of Hearts might have given, because Frances Alley, the premiere danceuse, performed for us and Garland Moseley sang. We played a most interesting and new game of cards invented by the famous Monte Carlo gambler, Lewis Carper. We were invited to stay all night at Marion’s and 1 consented provided that the White Rabbit would be given some lettuce and made comfortable in the grass. About midnight I was awakened by being violently shaken by the maid, Ethel Smith, who said that ghosts were after her. T got up to investigate and found her ghost none other than Audrey McDaniel, one of the guests, trying to do the Charleston on the roof where she thought no one would see her. Of course, the racket had awakened the whole house, for everybody thought it was an earthquake. As we were leaving the next morning, we passed David Goldberg’s pawn shop and were astonished by the huge crowd of people in front. On inquiring the cause of the disturbance, we were told that one of the solid gold pawn balls had fallen on the head of a passer by, who turned out ti be Esther Carr, and had been so badly dented that David was trying to have her brought into court for damages. A welfare worker, Fannie Rountree, was trying her best to pacify him, but lie insisted tha t Esther give him a new ball because the old one was dented past all recognition as a pawn ball. As we continued our walk, we came upon one of the most up-to-the- minute modiste shops that one might see in Paris. The names on the sign outside read Mmes. Moreivitz, Reynolds, and Clayton, but we knew Page Ninety-five these talented ladies more familiarly as Rose, Rosalie, and Therese and went in to see them. They were glad to see us and told us several bits of gossip, among which was that Mary Gordon- had run away with a French Count and was now leading a wonderfully gay and happy life in Paris. Therese told us that we should be sure and go to see our friend, Jimmy DeAlba, who was running a ferry boat between Seaford and Williamsburg to consile himself after having been deserted by his lady love of high school days. We were also told that Nannie Cosby had gotten several college degrees and was now one of the most famous of all women college professors in the Long University which had been heavily endowed by the immense wealth of our own classmate, Hazel Long. Our next visit was to the great business college run by two of our most famous typists, Clyde Waller and Burtrice Lloyd. The college was reported to be the largest of its kind in the world. We were most cordially received by the faculty and the students. I realize that my dreams would be incomplete without a picture of a visit to our dear old High to see how it had grown during the passing- years. We found the old High in exactly the same spot, but about three times as large in size on account of the many additions to t he original building. Ethel Powell, Elizabeth Thornton and Mildred Ferrell were three of the finest teachers in the school. We were told, of course, that we were anxious to meet the principal whose name we had heard of. But we were entirely unprepared for the shock we received when the secretary, Lillian Becker, ushered us into the austere presence of — Jack Gray! The White Rabbit decided we had had quite enough after that and took me up through the rabbit hole again and left me on the grass to be awakened by the breeze. Page Ninety-six CHHRtfcb_ SoAnnoN " Htfsi versatile " Who’s Who - June Class ' 26 Neuv-ie LMC tNMUf S Ncgron ' l e5f DaTMl£rs u " Moit imt active " ml u r T euf el 10 ST RTHlcTit " Mesu ie " C ui " e s i Nawv _Cos-bV ' T ' Picei H i c H - SC.H6O1 G-iru Who’s Who - June Class ' 26 C.ORIMNE JACOBS ssv ' i, ) ( uoiNag) ' ■]-(- NNHS- TlieBea on y 4 L SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS Joe Edmondson Albert Millar Elizabeth Jones Virginia O’Rourke Hilda Gross President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer A ssista h t Treasu re r M( )TTO “Before us lies the timber, let us build.” ( -OL( )R8 : Black and Old Gold FLOWER : Tea Bose ADAMS, MARY BOWERS, WILTON BRENNER, EVELYN BROWN, OLETA BROWN, VIRGINIA BRUSHWOOD, LOIS BUNCH, CATHERINE CAMERON, BLAKE CHANDLER, EDWIN CHRISTIAN, JULIAN CHRISTIE, HORACE COHEN, ROBERT EDMONDSON, JOE EGGLESTON, HAROLD ELLINSON, SOL GIBSON, FRANCES GODSEY, FRANCES GOLDBERG, DAVID GROSS, HILDA HALLETT, STUART HAMLIN, DAISY JOHNSON, MIRIAM JOHNSON, TERRELL JONES, ELIZABETH JONES, MAMIE KELLY, JAMES KEMP, HORACE LEAKE, COLEMAN LEVY, MAX MASTERS, GEORGE MATTHEWS, CLAUDE MATTHEWS, DOROTHY McCORKLE, MABEL MENIN, MARGARET MESSICIC, JAMES MILLAR, ALBERT MORGAN, GRACE MORGAN, SARAH MORRIS, EDWARD NELSON, CARL NELSON, HELEN O’ROURKE, VIRGINIA ORR, VIRGINIA PADGETT, WEYMOUTH RILEE, WALTER ROCHE, HOWARD SARTIN, VALORA SCOLL, HILDA SCOTT, WILLIAM SERIO, PHILIP SMITH, HOWARD SMITH, MARIAN SMITH, IONE SPAIN, BESSIE STINNETT, MARGARET SUTTLE, OSCAR WARD, JOHN WEST, BESSIE WILEY, EMILY WILLIAMSON, VIRGINIA Page One Hundred One Junior Class Harold Chisolm President Murray Slaughter Vice-President Frances Epes Secretary Henrietta White Treasurer ALLEN, ETHEL AMOS, ADELE ARCHIBALD, RUTH ADDIS, ALICE ALCORN, ELLA BASSETT, ARNICE BEARD, FRANK BROWN. JAMES BUXTON, NANCYE BARNES, CLARENCE BRYAN, MARY BEARD, GERTRUDE BURT, JOYCE BARKER, JOSEPH BURKE, WILLIAM BASSETT, EUNICE BOWERS, CATHERINE BRYANT, ELIZABETH BURGHER, HELEN BROOKS. FRANCES CHRISTIAN, MIRIAM CHARLES, ROY CHISOLM, HAROLD CHURCH, ROLAND CORBETT, DORIS CARLETON, FRANK CLARK, ADAIR COLLINS, EUGENE CURTIS, SHELBY CORNELIUS, HENRY ' COLBOURN, EDNA CHRISTIE, JENNY COX, GOLDIE DIEHL, OLIVER DOZIER, MARY DOMINO, MARIE DURAND, LOUISE DAUGHTERY, WILLIAM DYKE, EARL DAVIS, ADLA DIGGS, SHIRLEY EDWARDS, EUNICE FITCHETT, HADDON FOWLER, JAMES FOWLER, THOMAS FITREY, LOUISE GRANGER, FRANCES CLASS ROLL GOODMAN, MABEL GREENSPON, GOLDIE GORDON, LEONARD GREEN, RUTH HORD, EVA HUTCHINS, MARIE HORTON, WILLIAM HUNDLEY, ELSIE HAMLIN, MARY HODGE, ELLIS HARMON, VIRGINIA HIDEN, SUSANNA HOLLINGSWORTH, PHYLLIS HURLEY, MILDRED JONES, IV A LOU JONES, BIANCY JUSTICE, LOUISE JENKINS, LOIS JOHNSON, IONE JOHNSON, MARY JOBE, CATHERINE JENSEN, WILLIE KNOWLES, THOMAS KRAUSE, JAMES KAYWOOD, MARGARET KEMP, ETHEL KELLY, JAMES LIPMAN, REBA LEHMAN, DOROTHY LENZ, RALPH LEITCH, JOSEPH MALLICOTTE, EVELYN MELSON, HARRY MAHONE, MARION McCA MB RIDGE, KATHLEEN McCAMBRIDGE, THELMA MITCHELL, MARGARET MESSIC, JOSEPHINE MOREWITZ, LOUIS MASSEY, MILDRED MOSELEY, LOUISE MOORE, KAROLYN MOORE, DAISY MAGTO, JOE mckinney, michael MONFALCONE, JOHN MEANLEY, MAY 3 H Meredith Powell Oliver Diehl Dorothy Lehman Arnice Bassett MICHIE, KATHLEEN MORRIS, MARGARET NORTON, MARY NORSWORTHY, NORRIS O’MALLEY, EDWARD OAKLEY, CARRIE PALMER, JOHN PELTZ, GOLDIE PORTER, VIRGINIA PEARSON, GORDON POWELL, MARY POWELL, MEREDITH ROBERTSON, EVELYN RILEE, WALTER ROYAL, JAKE RODGERS, MARY ROBINS, ANNA SMITH, MORRIS SMITH, MARCUS SMITH, ELEANOR STR ATTON, NANCE SHAWEN, TAYLOR SMITH, EMMETT SIMMONS, ANNIE SMITH, INA SCULL, SARAH MAE STONE, LOIS SAWYER, GLADYS SLAYDON, CARLETON SATCHELL, RALPH SOMMERS, ELIZABETH THOMAS, ALLENE TERRELL, DOROTHY TORBERT, REBECCA THOMAS, FRED TAYLOR, WILLIAM UNGER, GOLDIE VAUGHAN, ALMA WARREN, BANKHEAD WELLS, RUTH WALTZ, ALBERT WARD, AMY WITKONESKA, HELEN WILLS, KENNETH WHITE, MARGARET Sophomore Class NMI US -4 1 he Beacon H 1926 J SOPHOMORE GLASS CLASS ROLL ALVAREZ, GUARINA ANDREWS, EDWIN ANDREWS, DOROTHY ARCHIBALD, ALICE ADAMS, JOSEPHINE BRADY, VIRGINIA BRADFORD, MAYBELLE BRIDGES, ELIZABETH BRIDGERS, ELIZABETH BAKER, ROBERT BEAZLEY, ANNABELLE BURCH, CHARLES BLAKEMORE, BYRON BERRY, TULLY BLAND, CARLETON BAIRD, ELSIE BRICKLEY, WINIFRED BROMON, GEORGE BRADDUS, ANNIE BECK, NONA CHARLES, ALBERT CHARLES, JOHN CONN, PHILIP CONN, MARY COLLINS, LUTETIA CHRISTIE, JENNY COLE, WILLIAM COLE, WALTER COMER, JOHN CARLETON, FRANK COLLINS, EUGENE CHISOLM, HAROLD DAWSON, MARJORIE DICKINSON, ISABELLE DeSISLE, MARGARET ERNEST, DAVID ENTSMINGER, DALLAS EVANS, ROBLEY FISHER, MILDRED FAMILANT. MILTON FLOWER, EDMOND FORBES, WILLARD FENIGSOHN, EVELYN FOSTER, ELMER FARENHOLT, ALICE GULICK, JAMES GIANNIOS, KATHERINE GALL, CANE GORDON, JACK HICKS, RAYMOND HUTCHINS, WALLACE HONICK. LEONA HOGE, CLIFFORD HORTON, ALYS HAMMOND, DOLLY HALLISS, OLELA HALL, MARION HAWKS, MARIE HILL, MARION HOLLOWAY, WALTER HOWE, LAWRENCE HUTCHENS, WILLIAM HARWOOD, JOHN HIMMELWRIGHT. GABEL HYLTON. SAMUEL HYLTON, WILLIAM IRVING, FRANK JOSKA, LILLIAN JONES, BIANCY JOHNSON, THOMAS JOHNSON, ELLEN JOHNSTON, MARGARET JERNIGAN, RUBY KRAMER, PHILLIP KYLE, HELEN LONG, ALICE LASH, RUBY LEAKE, VIRGINIA LLEWELLYN, J. T. MASON, LAURA MOORE, WILBUR MORRIS, MARGARET McBRIDE, WILLIAM McWilliams, Robert MOORE, ROBERT MOORE, DAISY MOSELEY, LOUISE O’MALLEY, CHARLES POWELL. JAMES PAXSON, ALEXANDRIA PLUMMER, EDWARD PRICE, HELEN PUGH, ROBERT PIERCE, EVELYN POWELL, RUSSELL PLEASANTS, DOROTHY PALMER, BENNIE PARKS, HELEN PELTZ, GOLDIE PHELPS, ALICE RICE, MARY RICHARDSON, BERNICE ROSSEN, VIRGELA RAYFIELD, INEZ SHAWEN. ELIZABETH SMITH, EVA SMITH, HERMAN SNELLING, RAYMOND SPENCER, HERBERT SHOCKLEY, ROLAND SIMPSON, BOBBIE SALMON, RUTH STEPHENSON, ELSIE SCOTT, JAMES SERIO, SALVADORE SEABORN, GRACE S IGU LE N SK Y r , J OH A N N A SACRA, LTLLIE SARFORD, EMILY SAUNDERS, ELIZABETH TAYLOR. CLARENCE TRICE, MARY TURPIN, JOE TAYLOR, LEE THOMAS, BERT TURNER, MILTON THOM, MARTHA VAUGHAN, CARRIE VAUGHAN, FLORENCE WINALL, VIVIAN WHEELER, JUDSON WALL, ELIZABETH WEBB, VIRGINIA WHITE, LUCILLE WOOD, CHARLOTTE WOOD, VIRGINIA WHEELER, LEMUEL WISE, GEORGE WARREN, BANKHEAD WARREN, ROLAND WALLER, MILDRED Page One Hundred Five KESHMAN ( I - ASS FRESHMAN CLASS BOYS ALLWAN, MARTIN ASHBURN, BENJAMIN ATKINSON, JAMES BOAKER, ALFRED BOSWELL, WILLIS BRIDLES, WILLIAM BRIGHTWELL, JAMES BROWN, ATT IS BUNCH, WILLIAM BURCHER, FRED BUXTON, SAMUEL CHRISTIE, FREDERICK CLIFTON. JACK COLBURN, ERNEST COOPER, WILLIAM COLONNA, WILLIAM COOPER, RANDOLPH CROMWELL, RANDOLPH COLLINS, LLOYD CUTLER, ROBERT DEMIN, WAYNE DEWS, WILLIAM DICKINSON, LEE DOWNING, ELOIN EPES, CASPER FLYNN, JOHN FORREST, EDWARD FURMAN, ALOTN GARRETT, JOHNNIE GARRETT, EDGAR GALLOWAY, ARTHUR GORDON, JULIUS GORDON, MILTON GRAY, LYMAN GUNTHER, CHARLES HALLETT, HORACE HARRISON, WALDO HARVEY, CRAWFORD HAYNES, PAUL HATIS, NATHAN HOWARD, MORRIS JACKSON, RICHARD JONES, WELDON JOYNES, FRANK KERLIN, NORMAN KLINE, GERALD LEADER, EDWIN LEAKE, THOMAS LEIGHTON, THOMAS LYNCH, ANDREW MAYO, CABELL MAYO, EARL MASSIE, PEYTON MASTERS, THEODORE MELVIN, WILLIAM McCOY, CHARLES MILES, SHERWOOD MORGAN. AYLETT McMURRAN, EDWARD MOFFETT, GEORGE NETTLES, EDGAR ORR, WARREN PATRICK, CARL REINHEART, ARTHUR ROBINSON, LEWIS RODGERS, W ELMER SALTZ, BENNIE SAUNDERS, HERMAN SATCHELL, FRANK CLASS LOLL SAVAGE, HURLEY SCHAFF, EMMETT SCRUGGS, WILFRED SCAM MON, HOWARD SEVEY, FRANKLIN SHERMAN, ROBERT SPIGEL, JACK STANCELL, SOMMERS SMITH, GARDINER STE PHENSON, EUGEN E TAYLOR. EDWIN TURNER, HUGH UNGER. ALLEN WARD, STANLEY WARE, JOHN WARETHAN, JAMES WAIN WRIGHT, WILLIAM WAFFETT, GEORGE WERBLOW, ALFRED WEST, JIMMIE WEST, ROBERT WEBB, HARVARD WESSELS. DORSEY WHITE, CHARLES WHITTLEY, JORDAN WOOD, NELSON WRIGHT, MARION GIRLS ALLEN, FRANCES ATKINS, MARY BAZEMORE, VIOLET BASS, MARGARET BEARD, EVELYN BLAKE MORE, ELIZABETH BILLUPS, MARGARET BOWDEN, A DELE BRADLY, ROBERTA BROWN. FRANCES BRYANT, MARY CARLETON, ALINE CHARLES, ESTER CHILDRESS, VIRGINIA CLEARY, CASSIE (’OLLIER, MARGARET COCHRAN, RUBY ( ' ROSWELL, LELIA CRITTENDER, LOIS 0 RO ST SKY, FLORENCE C ARRIE, ESTER DESPEC, DORIS DOBB, DOROTHY DOBSON, MARY DOLE, GLADYS FADDEN, HELEN FERRELL. ESTELLE FERGUSON, ELSIE F I TCH E TT, MAR G A RET FLANNIGAN, MARGARET FOX, ETTA GOODMAN, ELOTSE GOODWIN, SARAH GODWIN, EMILY GOODWICK, SARAH GRAY. HELEN GREGORY, MILDRED HALL, ALBANAH HAZELWOOD, RUTH HALL, EDNA HENDERSON, ANNE II EWLETT, MA EBELLE HIDEN, GEORGIA HI DEN. RUTH HOLLAND, LOUISE HORTON. ELDORN JEBSON, VIOLET JOHNSON, BERYL JUSTIN, ADA JONES, LUCILLE KELLY, BEATRICE KELLY, MYRTLE KEMP, REUBY KEA, SUSAN KERLIN. RACHEL KNIGHT, FRANCES LaPORTE. ADELINE LASSITIO, HELEN LEPSITY. GITELLA LEWIS, ALINE LINDSAY, LILLIAN LLOYD, THELMA McDaniel, dorothy M cLEAN, AGNES MOORE, ALMA MOORE, IRMA MUSE, AETLA MYERS, DAISY NELSON, DEBLIA NEWELL, EDITH NEWSON, VIRGINIA BELL NUNNALLY, JESSIE PARKER, DOROTHY PARKER, ANN PHELPS, ESTHER PLUMMER, J ANE PRESSON, ELIZABETH REU, MARY RICHMOND, JULIA RICH, MARGARET ROUNTERR, ARANINTIA ROBERTS, FLORENCE RODGERS, BERTHA MAE SARTEN, LELLEN SCHWEIDN, ADELAIDE SCHACHMAN, ELLA SCRIMGEOUS, ELIZABETH SCOTT, MARGARET SIEGAL, DORIS SMITH, MARGARET SNELLING, GLADYS SPENCER, HELEN SPIVELY, SARAH THOMAS, RUTH TURNER, JOSIE MAE TYREE, THELMA UNION, RACHEL VAUGHAN, ELSIE V KLINES, LUCIE MACON WALKER, FLORA WEBB, THELMA WESTBROOK, CATHERINE WEST, COURTNEY WEST, KATHLEEN WILLY, ELSIE WINDER. LOUISE WILLIAMSON, HELEN WILLS, RUTH WHITE, VIOLA WOODS, LOIS WYNNE, LOUISE Pago One Hundred Seven 5 c R a O F FAME BEST ATHLETE ' HARRIET TLUFIL HAWD onesr • Charles voz sr MOST Popular CURL- FUANCrS EPES C.HATT£fcT £)y • HlL ' DAri ' PoWEUL MOST STYLISH -DAlW MOORt PIOSTP M ' EIEP-EUIA ' B H YAlPfW ' B G6£ST " Bia© ' H60pER TYPICAL HIGH SCHOOL Girl • flj)E W T e LL MOST STUDIOUS • ELIZABETH . EWAM WFTH ST- VJl?SL =Y ShERM TRfcTTiesT- GcUARiMK At-VA»st ' BEST ATHLETE LlNWOop T0 “TyplCAt fl GH SCHOOL BoY ' W 10 (LVJKT S T3oy Ai CfR ' Cecil WtST tJ EST DR ' tSSEp Boy- EMMETT 5 Hun Motf SCHOOL SPiRiVfcp- SAM G.0 po 1 ?i 6 FSY 6I6GLER- SAB ft H TftfteRSW MObi Pf EKJpft uE- WiLLAPoPAViS LA2iesr • FRFniF “BxYlKJS MBEK Vt I10AKP raWKiWL •££3T Girl PA NC ' N tLut wNice 3 ' GCEST (VUiSAVdE- LlAN NfDMA MOSTTOTULAR T30Y- 15TCK (LUKT S UN NlEsT •- Wesley SHSKKM The third annual election to the school Hall of Fame proved to he a very interesting affair. A tiling that seems to lie of great interest to the hoys of the school is the election of the prettiest girl of the whole school. Although those who were nominated for this honor were all very pretty, and although the hoys had a hard joh trying to decide who to vote for, (luarina, Al- varez was elected the prettiest of the pretty. Among those nominated for the best looking hoy was Ike Dozier. It would seem that Ike’s manly grace and furious blushes won the hearts of the ladies of the school, consequently Ike Dazin ' was elected to that honor. The next honor to he considered was “The most popular girl”. Frances Epes won this honor. Not only is Miss Epes popular with the students, hut she is a good student, a good sport, and a desirable friend. These factors probably played a great part in her election. Yes — Bickford Curtis is again considered the most popular hoy of the school. As one of the Senior class once said, “ Bie was the most popular hoy of the Senior class when my brother was a rat, and that was four years ago.” That’s all right, “Bie”, for “such popularity must he deserved”. Elizabeth Vaiden was elected to the honor of “Most Dignified”, and Daisy Moore was considered the “Most Stylish”. Wesley, better known as “Happy " Sherman, is known for his “wise cracks” and brilliant sayings and it is needless to say that he won the election of “Wittiest” by a landslide. Here he is again — Bickford Curtis. It is no more than natural that the most popular hoy in the school should he the “Most Typical High School Boy” — and he is, in this case. Bickford Curtis was con- sidered the “Most Typical High School Boy.” Along with Bic’s just mentioned election conies “The Most Typical High School Girl”. Adelaide Harrell took this honor. The wittiest person usually brings forth the greatest number of laughs ' . Again “Happy” takes an honor — not only is “Happy” Sher- man the wittiest boy in the school, hut he is also the “Funniest.” Next comes an honor that a great majority of us wish that we had. Page One Hundred Nine The young lady who won this honor is the valedictorian of the June Class, T es, Miss Elizabeth Eican has the honor of being the “Most Studious”. Can any of us remember when “Johnesy” ran clear through our opponents’ defense for eighty-five yards and a touchdown? (‘an any of us remember his quick foot and sure -hot on the gym floor? Can any of us remember him backing up our pitchers in big league style? Can we remember the fact that Casey i- an all-state backfield man? We certainly do remember these things, and. according to the Hall of Fame elections, ‘ ‘ ( ' a set " Jones is the “ Best Boy Athlete” in the school. “Billy” Teufel hasn’t been with us very long, but she certainly has won honors while she has been with us. One of these honors i- the school’s “Best Girl Athlete”. Hildah Powell was chosen as the “Chatter-box”. Xo wonder “Bird " Hooper is so big. lie spends all of his time eating. In fact the Hall of Fame election showed that he was the “ Biggest Eater” of the school. “When the music drifts slowly across the lake .... When the moon shines dreamily through the palms That’s when one feels like dancing.” says “Pat” ITcsf. Pat ought to know — he was elected the “Best Dancer”. The best girl dancer i- Xellie Ennis. “A Man is Known by the Way He Dresses” — and everyone knows that Emmett Smith dresses in the very latest of styles. In fact. Emmett i- “The Best Dressed Boy”. “Triple yell for team” — and all I gotta say is that we’re gonna win that ol’ game — And Sam Gordon is the “Most School Spirited”. Sarah Patterson . the school’s “Biggest Giggler”, believes in the old saying. “Laugh and the world laughs with you. — giggle, and you get giggled at.” “And old age overtook him.” Jake Doris . the captain of the state championship football team, won the honor of being the “Most Depend- able”. Freddie Birin s i- so lazy lie hates to draw his breath. He wanted to decline the nomination a- “The Laziest Boy " , but lie couldn ' t get enough energy to do it. Freddie i- the school ' s laziest. It was decided that Hoard Jenkins was the “Meekest " boy in school: and last but not least. Allan Xewman took all honors as being the school’s biggest nuisance. After much deliberation between Robert Jones and James Parker, “Carolina " was electetd “Most ( )riginal” of the students in high school. Cage One Hundred Ten y NNHS r The Beacon Student Counc il NNH fTKe Beacon STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICERS Lin wood Jones Russell Collins Selena Read Knight SENIOR R E I R E S E N l 1 A T I V E S Bessie West Daisy Hamlin Russell Collins Lin wood Jones JUNIOR REPRESENTATIVES Frances Epes Bankhead Warren Dick Jordan SOPHOMORE REPRESENTATIVES Verena Greaves Selena Read Knight FRESHMAN REPRESENTATIVE Adelaide LaPorte FACULTY ADVISER Miss Emille Knight The entire first semester saw the Student Council practically inactive. At the beginning of the second semester Miss Emille Knight was put in charge of Student Government work. Under Miss Knight’s guidance the old council took new life. Vacancies by graduation were filled, a new and modern constitu- tion was drawn up and adopted, and the council started on a definite plan of campaign. At the present time the council has charge of the planning and presentation of assembly programs. Their aim is to make known to students what “Honor”, “Loyalty”, and “Trustworthiness” stand for, and what platform is upheld by these factors. Many other plans are undertaken by the council, but if the above can be successfully presented to the student body, the council will feel that a great work has been accomplished. The Student Council does not hope for the success that comes from the efforts of only five or six months, but their hopes are aimed to a goal which cannot be reached in less than four or five years of real work. “Here’s to the success of the Student Council of tomorrow, may they reap the fruits of the seed which they sow.” President Vice-President Secretary Page One Hundred Thirteen NHH The Beacon H 9267] THE ATHLETIC COUNCIL First Semester WlLLARD DAVIS. Lin wood Jones Harriet Teufel OFFICERS Second Semester . , ( Lin wood Jones V resident ' ( Henry Hooper Vice-President Jack Gray Secretary Harriet Teufel 1M EMBERS Fair mount R. White M. L. Thompson Fred M. Alexander Herman Levy William Lilly Henry Lawrence Daisy Hamlin Sol Ellen son Coach, Football, Baseball, Track Coach, Basketball Faculty Adviser Financial Manager Manayer of Football and Basketball Manayer of Baseball (tills Baske tball Manayer Manayer of Track Athletics at Newport News High School are conducted through an Athletic Council consisting of a president, a vice-president, a secretary and managers of teams of major sports, all of whom are elected by Page One Hundred Fifteen tlit students. The principal and the coaches act as advisers to the council. The council was originated in 1918 and at that time athletics were at a very low ebb as a result of the World War. Since then, however, athletics have developed with great strides. In 1924, the council was given complete control of athletics and as a result they have developed and are now developing until the school now has one of the most ef- ficient athletic units in the state. The duties of the council are manifold. They are of important nature because matters pertaining to honor, duty and character are constantly before them. Included in their many tasks, the council must sanction every invasion of our athletic teams to foreign territory and appropriate money for same; they seek every means possible to de- velop interest in athletics; students participating in major sports who have violated their pledge are tried before them; all money expended in athletics must meet their approval; and many other similar duties of like importance come under their supervision. The Athletic Council of 1925-26 is to be congratulated on the ef- ficient manner in which they have conducted the athletic activities of the school. Not only have they been able to develop a greater standard for others to achieve but they have done the seemingly impossible when they succeeded in interesting many students who heretofore have been indifferent toward athletics. I’agr One Hundred Sixteen Beacon Bi-Weekly Staff From September, 1925, to May, 1926, the Beacon has appeared before the public and school fifteen times, meeting all the requirements and filling all the demands of the contracts. On the days of the sche- duled games, the Beacon staff edited extras. These editions were printed before the game and sold to the students. These editions con- tained the line-ups of the teams, “dope” on our opponents and much information concerning football in general. An Extra was printed directly after the Maury game and was put on sale to the public. This project proved to be very successful, and a Beacon Extra appeared before the public of Newport News just two hours after the whistle blew in Lynchburg on December 5, proclaiming the Newport News High School football team champions of the state. In this issue appeared a complete write-up of the game, telegraphed from Lynchburg, and a series of individual plays that took place in the game, as well as many other exciting features that took place in Lynch- burg on that day. The Beacon has enjoyed a successful season from the beginning to the end, realizing a profit of about one hundred dollars at the end of May. One of the undertakings that was entered in the Beacon’s books as successful was the winning of high recognition in a contest in which seventy-five or eighty of the leading high and prep school papers in the South participated. At the first convention of the Southern Interscholastic Press As- sociation, the leading high and prep schools having sent delegates, the Beacon’s representative won first place in the individual competence contest, thus winning the distinction of being the best high and prep school paper editor in the South. Besides these, the Beacon has recorded many more accomplish- ments which point to a very successful season. Page One Hundred Ninteen Orchestra OFFICERS Miss Eureath Letherman Edward Morris David Goldberg Joseph Leech Director Manager Assist an t Manager Treasurer VIOLINS Elizabeth Braitsch William Bridgers Louis Carper Antonio Spagnolio David Goldberg Verena Greaves Carl Gall CORNETS Walter Cole William Dunton J. T. Llewellyn Elizabeth Godwin Waldo Harris Selena Knight Edward Morris Zigmu ' nd Witkowski Helen Seward CLARINETS Joseph Leech Rudolph Whitesell PIANO Elizabeth Jones Nance Stratton BANJO Howard Scammon DRUMS Anthony Walker Page One Hundred Twenty-one The Dramatic Club DRAMATIC CLUB OFFICERS Bickford Curtis President Herbert Rosenberger Vice-President Elizabeth Melton Secretary and Treasurer Miss Emille Knight Adviser Play Committee ELIZABETH COPELAND EVELYN BRENNER FRED BIVINS B usin ess M ana ye rs BIRD HOOPER RUTH C,A DWELL COMM ITT EES St aye Committee HILDAH POWELL HILDA GROSS STAFFORD BASSETT Advertising WARNER TWYFORD HENRY LAWRENCE VICTOR HARRIS ANNUAL PLAYS ‘‘The Maker of Dreams ” Pierrette Dorothy Terrell Pierrot Philip Marshall “The Maker of Dreams” Burwell Royers Properties MEREDITH POWELL EVELYN BRENNER Co stu m e Co m mittee DOROTHY SCULL EUNICE EDWARDS ‘ ‘ Suppressed Desires II enri etta I » rewster Stephen Brewster . Mabel El iza h etli Co pel a n d Frank Jordan Ira Lou Jones Properties CLARENCE JONES ELIZABETH VAIDEN ( to stu m e Co mm it tee LOUIS STONE MILDRED BERRYMAN “Who Kissed Barbara’ ’ Barbara Nickels, the bridesmaid Frances Epes Katherine Blake, the bride Daisy Moore James, the butler Bankhead Warren Paul Blake, the best man, Katherine’s brother Howard Roche Horace, the groom Howard Scammon Properties ( lost ume Co m m ittee EMILY STANFORD HENRY CORNELIUS LOUISE APPLEWHITE MARGUERITE WHITE Page One Hundred Twenty-three Eureka and Philolethean Literary Societies LITERARY SOCIETIES OFFICERS First Semester Second Se mester Robert Jones President Victor Harris Marion Smith Vice-President Maxwell Hussey Elizabeth Jones Sec ret ary Ruth Cad well Treasu rer Elizabeth Vai den Victor Harris ( ' hair mem Pray ram Committee Elizabeth Ewan Faculty Adviser T. G. Pullen, Jr. During the past year the two literary societies, the Eureka and the Philoletliian, have been working together as one group and with one set of officers. Only those pupils who are interested in reading, public speaking, and debating have been enrolled. In this way a serious minded group has been brought together. For the large number of pupils who desire to do literary work without special training in these phases of work, English clubs have been formed by the English teach- ers. These clubs have been largely attended and successful in their efforts. Each society retains its own identity within the large group in order that the inter-society contests may be held at commencement. In the inter-scholastic contests, however, they work together. In this wav better teams are trained for contests. This year’s contest marks the beginning of triangular contest with the Maury and Woodrow Wil- son High Schools. If these are to be as lively and interesting as the athletic contests, the schools may look forward to them with consiber- able interest. Page One Hundred Twenty-five BIBLE CLUB II Period Hel en Nelson President Margaret Menin Secretary and Treasurer CLASS ROLL RUTH ASHBURN RUSSELL AGEE A DELE AMOS CATHERINE BOWERS ERED BIVINS MARION BAIRD LILLY BELL EDWIN CHANDLER JULIAN CHRISTIAN JAMES CLARKE HENRY CORNELIUS JOHN DUDLY DAVID E ARREST JOE EDMONDSON CHURCHILL FOSTER MEREDITH FOX MARY GARDNER FRANCES GIBSON WILLARD HILL ELSIE HUNDLY MARIE HUTCHINSON ATWOOD HENKEL WARNER TWYFORD CLARENCE PORTER JONES HAZEL LONG C Period Warren Wood Emily Wiley HUDSON LIVESAY COLEMAN LEAKE GEORGE MASTERS MABEL McCORKLE EVELYN MALLECOTT KATHLEEN M c C A M B R I DG E ELAINE MADDOX T HELMA M cG A M BR I DGE GARLAND MOSELEY JOHN MONFALCONE CHARLES MASSEY JAMES McNEAL LOUISE PHILLIPS SARAH PATTERSON LILLIAN ROTH MARGARET RAYFIELD ETHEL ROBERTSON HERB E R T RO S E NB E RG E R JAKE ROYAL DOROTHY SCULL GRACE SATCHELL RALPH SATCHELL BERTHA SHOFF GEORGE WEST MARGARET WAGNER Page One Hundred Twenty-seven STUDENT CLUB OF GIRL RESERVES OF Y. W. C. A. .Vs a Girl Reserve I will be: Gracious in manner Impartial in judgment Heady for service Loyal to friends Keaching toward the best Earnest in purpose Seeing the beautiful Eager for knowledge Reverent to God Victorious over self Ever dependable Sincere at all times 1925-26 Elizabeth Vajden Emily Wiley ( ’ HAKLOTTE S AN FOR D. Virginia O’Rourke Lois Stone Elizabet h .J ones Daisy H AMLIN Miriam Johnson OFFICERS 1926-27 .President.. Emily Wiley Vice-President Nan c ye Buxton Secretary Virginia ( VRourke Proyram Chairman Dorothy Lehman Social Chairman Elizabeth Jones Service ( ' hair man Mary Maxwell Horton Membership Chai rman Nancye Buxton Publicity Chairman Rose Hooper ADVISERS Miss Elizabeth Moore, Girl Reserve Secretary Misses Free, Gildfrsleeye, Flanders, Rhodes, Allen VIRGINIA O’ROURKE HELEN PARKS MARGUERITE WHITE MYRTLAN1) PARKER J AGQ u ELI N E R A Y FIELD INEZ RAYF.IELD ELIZABETH SHAWEN VIRGINIA STEVENS VALORA SARTIN GLADYS SAWYER NANCE STRATTON LOTS STONE MERLE SEABOLT HARRIET TEUFEL MAE TEUFEL MARY LOUISE TRICE ELIZABETH VAIDEN VIRGINIA WOOD M EM BEDS VIRGINIA WEBB EMILY WILEY GU ARINA ALVAREZ MILDRED BERRYMAN HELEN BURGHER ELIZABETH BRYANT NANCY E BUXTON ELIZABETH BR I DOERS RUTH CADWELL VIRGINIA CUNNINGHAM EDNA COLBURN VIRGINIA COX MILDRED CORPREW SHIRLEY DIGGS LOUISE DURAND MARIE DAMINO ELIZABETH Dt- MORRIS DORIS ESKRIDGE KATHERINE G I A N N 10 S FLORINE GOOLSBY ELIZABETH GODWIN PHYLLIS HOLLINGSWORTH ESTELLE HALEY DAISY HAMLIN MARY HAMLIN ROSE HOOPER ELIZABETH .JONES IVA LOU JONES MIRIAM JOHNSON ELIZABETH KING JEANETTE KESSLER SELENA KNIGHT DOROTHY LEHMAN DAISY MOORE LILLIAN NULL MARY MAXWELL NORTON Page One Hundred Twenty-nine NNHSrtpThe Beacon THE SENIOR HI-Y CLUB “To create, maintain, and extend throughout the school and community high standards of Christian character OFFICERS 1925 G ARLAN I) M OSELEY . President 1926 Russell Collins Lloyd Dickenson 1 T ice-P resident Phillip Marshall Floyd Marsh .....Secretary Joseph Nettles Russell Collins Treasurer.. Carlton Stfgfr Guy Weeks Advisor Guy Weeks Miss Daisy Moore Sponsor Miss Ruth Cad well PLATFORM (dean Living — Clean Spe ech — Clean Athletics — ( ' lean Scholarship MEMBERS PRESTON BRUSHWOOD BUXTON LUNING ROY CHARLES PHILLIP MARSHALL GEORGE CLARK WESLEY MARTENS RUSSELL COLLINS JOSEPH NETTLES LLOYD DICKENSON JAMES PHARR -TOE EDMONDSON HOWARD ROCHE MAXWELL HUSSEY CHARLES SCAMMON CLARENCE JONES CARLTON STEGER DICK JORDAN BANKHEAD WARREN GEORGE KESSLER GEORGE WEST PATTERSON KNOWLES Pa e One Hundred Thirty-one Junior Hi-Y Club NNHS pfFie Beacon THE JUNIOR HI-Y CLUB Organized February 1, 1924 PLATFORM “( ' lean Living, ( ' Iran Speech, Clean Athletics, Clean Scholarship " PURPOSE “To create, maintain, and extend th rough-out the school and community high standards of Christian character.’ ’ SUPERVISORS (J. L. Weeks C. T. Scott OFFICERS Meredith Powell Kenneth Wills Murray Slaughter Frank Carleton Shirlev Diggs COLORS: Red and Crag President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Sponsor MEM P.ERS WILLIS BOSWELL . AMES BRIGHTWELL ALLEN CHARLES HAROLD CHISOLM WILLIAM DAUGHTERY JOHN FORBES ELMER FOSTER JOHN HARWOOD KARL LANIER LAWRENCE NORSWORTHY FAUNELLE ROANE ALVIN SNELL HOWARD SCAMMON FRED THOMAS CHARLES WHITE SAUNDERS WHITE This club has been steadily progressing in members and accom- plishments. It was organized by the Senior Club in February, 1924. Six boys started this club which at the present time lias on its roll twenty members. The club has successfully put on clean scholarship campaigns in the school and has put forth every available effort to accomplish its high standards. This club is social as well as otherwise. A mong its chief enter- prises might be mentioned the Mothers’ Reception given at the Meth- odist Church, and the banquets and parties given by the club have been well attended and carried on in brilliant style. Page One Huftdred Thirl y-t hree Home Economics Club WMHS-tpflieBeacon HOME ECONOMICS CLUB OFFICERS Mae Teufel Ora Lee King Bessie Morris Frances Krebs Mrs. N. J. Webb President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Adviser MEMBERS ELLA ALCORN THELMA LLOYD FRANCES ALLEY MABEL McCORKLE JENNY BAINBRIDGE MARGARET MEYER ANNIE BROODUS BESSIE MORRIS CORINA CLKNDINNINC MARY POWELL DORIS CORBETT MARY RICE HADDEN FITCHETT EVELYN ROBERTSON LOUISE FURY V A LORA SARTIN ESTELLE GARRETT CAROLYN SCRIMINGER KATHERINE GIANNIOS GRACE SEABORN ADELAIDE HARRELL PEGGY SIBLEY FRANCES JONES MAE TEUFEL LUCILLE JONES JACQUELINE THORNTON ORA LEE KING VIRGINIA WEBB FRANCES KREBS MARTHA WHEARY LILLIAN LINDSAY LOUISE WYNNE BURTRICE LLOYD The Home Economies Club was reorganized in September, 1925, and 1 has been one of the most active organizations of the school, under the supervision of Mrs. N. J. Webb and Miss Sarah Rhodes. Among the many activities entered by club members, the most successful was the presentation of 150 Christmas stockings to needy children in Newport News. This act of generosity not only brought .joy to many little ones but emphasized the teaching that it is more blessed to give than to receive. Many social occasions were enjoyed by club members and attractive programs arranged by the program committee. Officers for the second semester were elected and proved as faith- ful in performance of duty as those elected for the first semester. Page One Hundred Thirty -five NMHS The Beacon HOME ROOM EDITORS’ ASSOCIATION OFFICERS Warner Twyford President Robert Jones Vice-President Billie Teufel - - - Secretary Maxwell Hussey Treasurer At the opening of the 1925 semester after the home room papers had been successfully started, the editors of the various periodicals met and formed the Home Room Editors’ Association. The main thing accomplished by the club was the home room paper contest. The representatives met and decided to have a contest among the nine home room papers. The Beacon gave first prize, while the as- sociation awarded second and third prizes for the best papers for tin 1 year. The Sentinel, pioneer home room paper, won first place after putting out an A-No. 1 paper for eighteen regular issues. It also met all requirements for the contest. A beautiful banner was awarded this paper and it was accepted by Robert Jones, the editor-in-chief, when presented on Literary night. The Sentinel staff was as follows: Robert Jones, editor-in-chief: Maxwell Hussey, associate editor; Clarence P. Jones, head news editor; Hildah Powell, society editor; Harriet Teufel, feature editor. The Sentinel was published by Room 304. The Wynner, with Victor Harris as editor-in-chief, won second prize, a beautiful engraved certificate. For third honors, The Cloakroom Ne-ws, with Warner Twyford editor-in-chief, after being barely nosed out by the first two, came in a big favorite. The association plays an active part in school affairs and from present indications it will be a permanent organization in high school. F. R. WHITE, Coach F. R. White has been coach of the New- port News High School for the past three years and in that time he has developed a football team which during the season of 1925 was undefeated by any team in the state. Coach White is a most fitting man for this position, for he has had eleven years experience in the science of playing football, having won a reputation as a foot- ball player in high school, the army, and at college. We are proud of him. C. E. HOSTER, Assistant Coach C. E. Hoster was a most worthy assistant coach in helping develop the team. His familiar words, “What you going to eat for breakfast?” will linger long with the boys. “BILL” LILLY, Manager “Bill” Lilly has made an ideal manager of football. He has arranged for all the games and looked after the equipment with the ability of a real business man. “JAKE” DAVIS, (Captain) Center “Jake” is all one could expect from an ideal captain. He was an example for the men in both clean sportsmanship and clean playing. But alas! ’twas old father time that caused the downfall of “Jake”, he passed the age limit and thereafter did most of his playing from the bench. HENRY LAWRENCE, Assistant Manager Henry Lawrence, assistant manager of football, was ever ready to help the squad with their trials on and off the field, and the boys are proud of him. He was the mainstay for “Bill”. Page One Hundred Thirty-nine “HOGGIE” MALCOLM, Backfield (Acting Captain) When age overtook “Jake”, Hoggie be- came our captain. Hoggie was a “hard- boiled” captain with but two ambitions. They were to be a dropkicker and a mighty heaver of forward passes. BUT Hoggie’s feet were too small to kick and his fingers too short to hold the ball. Hoggie was the best defensive back in the state. “FUZZY” WOOD, Tackle Fuzzy is Jack’s team-mate and what a team they are! When Fuzz and Jack hit a spot something has to happen. On the defense Fuzzy was a terror, but sometimes he tackled the wrong man because he couldn’t wear his ‘specks”. Typical of his team, Fuzzy had no sympathy for his op- ponents nor the referee. “BIRD” HOOPER, Backfield (Captain Elect) The only piece of real MEAT in the back- field. Bird is a cool, calm, deliberate punt- er and hurls passes with deliberation and accuracy. He has an unusual ability of snatching the pigskin from the great open spaces. “TUBBY” CAMERON, Guard Good old Blake, who was so wrapped up in football that he played two games while everyone else was playing one (one with the opposing team and another with the umpire and referee). But his hard playing earned for him a place on an All-Southern team. “KNUTE” L1VESAY, Center Knute, our center, knows more football than any two men on the team, but he had a peculiar way of experimenting with his knowledge and his experiments very often caused his team-mates to look like monkeys when it wasn’t necessary. LINWOOD JONES, Quarterback “Casey” Jones should have been present on the “Bonne Homme Richard” with John Paul Jones when he made that undying ex- pression for American independence, “We have just begun to fight.” When the tide of battle was against him, he was always in the thick of the fight to turn the trick the other way. Confidence and determina- tion have won for him many victories after the battle had seemed hopeless. Page One Hundred P’orty-one “ROSIE” ROSENBERGER, Backfield Rosie, our midget half-back, was the fast- est man on the team in a broken field. He had a knack of picking holes in the other line and he was small enough to go through unobserved in many cases. He is good at receiving passes and is our most depend- able drop-kicker. “FARMER” CURTIS, Guard Blake’s running mate. Shelby never says anything to anyone. We don’t know wheth- er it’s because he doesn’t know anything or because he has sense enough to keep his mouth shut. The ONE thing that Shelby has learned to do is to rock ’em and sock ’em. He’s one of those men whom you don’t hear much from when he’s there, but you certainly know it when he leaves. “BIC” CURTIS, Backfield Bic runs like a blue streak but you can never tell which way he is going to run. His interference is of little use because he runs ahead of it. But with all of his faults Bic has saved many a game by the yards gained for the oT team. Page One Hundred Forty- two “COOTIE” ALLMOND, End Cootie started as a backfield man but made end, and became one of the best in the state. He was a sure tackier, nice receiver of passes and was noted for “nail- in’ his man on punts. “JIM” PARKER, Guard Jim is our sub-guard. He is very quiet but knows his business and certainly tends to it in a manly fashion. He hurls a mean port-hand as a means of rocking ’em and socking ’em. “FOXY” FOX, Backfield Meredith is the president of the coo-coo club. He can punt, pass and run broken field. He is a hard line plunger but this proved to be his Waterloo because in some mysterious manner he was put to sleep in the rush. I’nge One Hundred Forty-three JACK GRAY, Tackle Jack “Horse” Gray came by his appropri- ate nickname through his ability to direct the play of his opponents to suit himself, which is no little feat. Quick and fast, and mentally alert — that’s Jack. Always over the top with the first wave and never retreating before the enemy, earned All- State Tackle for him for two years. “CHARLIE” BERKELEY, End Charlie was one of our many ends. He had his days and his OFF days. When they w-ere his days he knocked ’em right and left. When they were his off days the opposing team knocked him the same way. Charlie was handicapped by having to car- ry around a pair of No. 11 shoes, but he sure could snag a pass. HOWARD ROCHE, Tackle Roche, our sub-tackle, is the right man to depend upon in a pinch. It takes him a good while to learn what it’s all about, but when he does grasp the situation, then someone pays for his efforts at thinking. y . C.E ft core R HS 5 T Cgrch TPfl RKEK UBK 5 M.EY End F H.vnhu e. COfltH W Wood .Trckle K. j?r Center L R Stanley ■pRi ctfuL . Chhnpee END F. M-fluE«.RND£K ■P«IN C|PRL . Rlumond L. E ND SCORES 1925 Newport News High School 90 . o Petersburg High School 0 Newport News High School 0 V. M. I. Freshman 0 Newport News High School . 12 Portsmouth High School 0 Newport News High School 12 Central High School 20 Newport News High School .. 45 Morrison High School fi Newport News High School 13 South Norfolk High School 6 Newport News High School 13 Maury High School 6 Newport News High School 13 William and Mary Freshman 6 Newport News High School 46 Hampton High School 0 Newport News High School It) McKinley Tech. High School 9 O Newport News High School. 20 .John Marshall High School 7 Newport News High School 7 Lynchburg High School 6 Newport News High School .... 47 South Norfolk High School 6 271 66 Page One Hundred Forty-five Playing- tlie hardest schedule ever undertaken by a Virginia high school, the 1925 Newport News High School football team not only won the undisputed championship of the high schools of Virginia, but also, for the first time in the history of the school, played strong teams out- side of the state, defeating McKinley and making a strong showing against Central. Indomitable courage, splendid morale of both school and team, and expert coaching enabled the 1925 Gold and Blue Typhoon to triumph over strong college freshman teams and teams representing schools far larger than Newport News High School. Starting the sea- son with a well equipped and determined squad of some sixty candi- dates, the team began by crushing Petersburg High School and winning its first championship game with Portsmouth. Sustaining the only set- back of the season by a close score from Central High School, the champions of Washington, the brilliant Gold and Blue team held A ir- ginia Military Institute Freshman to a scoreless tie and reached the pinnacle of their strength by decisively defeating for the first time in three years the strond Maury High School team. Holding morale and stamina at the highest point, the team defeated, by a score of 13 to 6, the strongest freshman team representing William and Mary in years and added a glorious page to the history of Newport News High School in defeating Hampton by 46 to 0, the largest score in the history of the two schools. McKinley Technical High School of Washington, and John Marshall High School were the two succeeding games. The climax of the season came when the Gold and Blue met Lynchburg High School in Lynchburg for the state championship The wet clay field handicapped our team in the beginning, but their training and stamina triumphed. Staging the greatest comeback wit- nessed in years, the Gold and Blue Typhoon became a cyclone and com- pletely overcame the Lynchburg team, winning in the last few minutes of play bv the score of 7 to 6. This wonderful demonstration of vigor and morale so thrilled the 500 loyal Newport News rooters that some fainted and many wept. Having been declared the champion ot ( lass B schools ol the state. South Norfolk challenged Newport News for a game to determine state honors. The Gold and Blue squad accomplished the almost impossible Page One Hundred Forty-six feat of maintaining enthusiasm and morale and defeated South Norfolk by the decisive score of 47 to (i, thereby becoming the undisputed champions of Virginia. MEMBERS OF THE SQUAD Fairinount R. White, Head Coach; Charles E. Hoster, Director Physical Education and Assistant Coach; Willard Davis, Captain and Center, 1925; William Lilly, Manager, 1925; Henry Lawrence, Assistant Manager, 1925. Edwin Allmond Jack Gray Blake Cameron Hudson Livesay Shelby Curtis Warren Wood Charles Berkeley Li n wood Jones Herbert Rosenberger Henry Hooper Moggie Malcolm VARSITY SQUAD L. E. Durwood Vanderslice L. T. Linwood Holloway L. G James Parker C. Howard Roche R. G. Henry Cornelius R. T Earl Dyke R. E. Edwin Chandler Q. B. Frank Jordan R. H Bickford Curtis L. H James Dealba F. B Meredith Fox BACKS: Hunter Gr imes. Gordon Pearson, Eddie Andrews, Russell Collins, Howard Smith, A bey Hoffman, Eugene Collier, Harold Chisolm, John Miller. ENDS: Granville Gresham, Harry Peltz, Robert Abelkop. LINEMEN: Oliver Diehl, Jake Royal, Alfred Fisher, Alvin Snell, Hamil Swift, Charles Massey. Page One Hundred Forty-seven Basketball Squad NNHii The Beacon 1926 i — —■ r 1925-26 BASKETBALL SEASON Faibmount R. White Coach Richard .Jordan Captain William Lilly Manager The basketball season was officially opened in January. It was one of the most successful the Shipbuilders have ever experienced. The team turned in ten victories with only six defeats chalked up against them. The schedule was an extremely bard one which included games with college freshman teams and the strongest high school teams in the state. The team entered the Washington and Lee Tournament and in this tournament they defeated the leading high and prep schools in the state. The team was the only high school team to remain in the tourna- ment until the semi-finals. And it was an out of state prep school that finally won the honor of being winners of the tournament. The team fully justified the confidence shown in them by the students from the beginning of the season and after the showing at Lexington they gained the respect and admiration of the people of Newport News. Maury was the only high school team to defeat Newport News, and Maury won the state championship. 1. The following men have all proved themselves good sports, clean players, and good team-workers. They have fought and lost and been good losers. They have fought and won, and been modest victors. We are proud of them and wish to express our congratulations to them now. May they always he loyal supporters of our High. 2. Captain Jordan showed a splendid type of leadership. He was a fine team-worker, steady, reliable and cool-headed. He was a heavy scorer, the under-basket shot proving his “long suit”. We have had Dick just two years but he is one of the dependables in everything. 3. “Cootie” Allmond was the best all-around man on the team, lie was a wizard at the dribble, pivot, feint and shot. Much of the scoring was due to “Cootie’s” long shots. Page One Hundred Forty-nine The Beacon 4. Jack Gray was equally as good on the defense as the offense, and he was good in both. Jack was a long-range shot, skillful in follow- ing play. Jack is tall, a good man for high passing. This is the last year of his high school basketball. 5. In the tournament, the hero of the Staunton game was Charlie Seammon. A basket from the middle of the floor, at the last moment of the play won the game and put X. X ' . H. S. into the finals. Charlie was aggressive, fouled little, and stopped plays before they got a good start. He was a brainy player and could la depended upon in the critical moment of the game. 6. “Bird” Hooper, the guard, the strategist! A fighter from the start to the finish. “Bird” was powerful on both offense and defense. Brilliancy! Consistency! Hooper! Hooper will be back next year to be a shining star and a hero. 7. We greet Livesay with his versatility, his passing accuracy, his deliberation, his defensive and offensive playing. He played all positions equally well and was a fighter always. He will be with us again next year. 8. Jonesy was the quick little man who set the pace for his team- mates. He was spirited, hard to guard, a speedy passer, and fast on his feet. This is Jones’ last year. The little player will no longer be seen defending X. X. H. 8. from defeat. ). The “Freshman Flash”, Lem Wheeler ! Besides being fast and a good shot from all angles of the floor, Lem is very puzzling to any guard. Much is to be expected of him the next three years. We hope he lives up to expectations. 10. A great deal of credit belongs to the other members of the squad — “Fuzzy” Wood, “Jimmy” Pharr and “Pinky’ Roche. 1 hey were substitutes of the first water that could be depended upon for steady practicing and good playing. Much credit for the successful season belongs to them. Pn£e One Hundred Fifty Xk NHHS A. The Beacon M A NA G E 1 1 BA S K ET I ’» A LL “Bill” Lilly, the lovely, the gorgeous, as vaudevilles have it, made a good manager this year. Besides adapting himself to a managership, he introduced his buddy, “Charlie” Woltz, into the mysteries of man- aging. (rood work, Bill. SCORES AND GAMES Newport News 53 Enlisted Specialists ... 20 Newport News 31 W. M. Freshman 34 Newport News 37 Langley Field 41 Newport News 10 W. M. Freshman 11 Newport News 40 Hampton 17 Newport News 27 Portsmouth 15 Newport News 19 Maurv 28 Newport News 99 Petersburg 19 Newport News 15 Maurv 35 Newport News 27 Portsmouth 25 Newport News 31 Hampton 17 Newport News 23 ( Antra 1 ( Washington ) 12 Newport News 41 St. Christopher 19 Newport News 40 John Marshall 32 Newport News 23 Staunton M. A. oo Newport News 23 Oak Ridge 37 Page One Hundred Fifty one 1925 GIRLS BASKETBALL SEASON Fair mount IF White Coach Harriet Teufel Captain Daisy Hamlin Manager Following’ the lead of the other major high schools of the state, and in compliance with the course of Physical Education prescribed by the State Board, Newport News High School, for the first time in years, did not have a varsity basketball team for girls. This, however, did not deter the girls from forming a class league for intra-mural basket- ball which was very successful in the training of vast numbers of students in that sport. The girls are to be commended for their loyalty, devotion, and sportsmanship in the face of their loss of a varsity representative team in interscholastic competition. Although they regretted this seem- ing loss very much, they seemed the more determined to give all they had to the sport, enlisting the co-operation of nearly fifty girls of all ages and sizes. They formed a four-team league of Freshmen, Sopho- mores, Juniors and Seniors, and the championship was always in doubt until the last game showing what keen competition was enjoyed by the rest of the school. Miss Daisy Hamlin, manager, and Miss Harriet Teufel, captain, were most instrumental in the achievement of the girls, and are highly commended by the Director of Athletics. Some of the foremost players during the class games were Misses Selena Read Knight, Frances Alley, “Billie” and Mae Teufel, Mary and Daisy Hamlin, Charlotte Wood, Nellie Pharr, Helen Witkowska, Lucille Jones, and Carrie and Florence Vaughan. Page One Hundred Fifty three F. R. WHITE, Coach Coach White has had a double-header season of coaching; — baseball and track at the same time. However, he has served two masters well, as his track team will show. Strict in his training- rules he is, and he is reaping the benefit of his strict- ness in the success of his tracksters. DR. E. B. CAMERON, Voluntary Instructor Dr. Cameron has proved a great help to the boys in their track work, being an ex- perienced man in this line himself. WARREN WOOD, Captain Behold the captain of the track team, Warren Wood! “Fuzzy’s” records prove that he really knows his stuff. SOL ELLENSON, Manager You’ll always find Sol Ellenson, manager of the track team, carrying his burdens with a smile. Page One Hundred Fifty-four DAVID GOLDBERG He’s just a little over 5 feet 2 inches, but David has proven that the most valuable goods come in small packages, for he won first place at William and Mary track meet against competitors almost twice his size. WARREN WOOD “Fuzzy” we would rather call him. “Fuz- zy” is a jewel. He shines so brightly hurl- ing the javelin that we feel as if Sol him- self is being outshone. “Fuzzy” tops the hurdles and sails on gloriously toward vic- tory. You have fulfilled our expectations, “Fuzzy”. BYRON BLAKEMORE This is Byron’s first year on the track team, but from his showing on the cinder path this won’t be his last. Great things are expected of you, Byron. Page One Hundred Fifty-five BICKFORD CURTIS “Bic” first earned his name as a sprinter on the football squad. Then he went to the track team where he not only runs, but does exceptionally well with the pole vault. CARLTON SLAYDON Carlton is a discus thrower of no mean ability. He practices hard and shows just what hard practice can do for a fellow. THOMAS CHRISTIAN As a sprinter, “Tommy” is a good can’s- be-beat one. Fast, hard working, rigid trainer, Tommy pulls ahead going strong. We expect great things from him. Pnge One Hundred Fifty-six f JACK GRAY The shotputter, the discus thrower, the pole vaulter, Jack Gray. Strong, husky fellow that he is, makes it easy for Jack to do his work well. I i ■ i i i i 1 HENRY CORNELIUS All hail the mighty shot-put man, Mr. Henry Cornelius, Esq.! And “Bus” lives up to his title. He’s getting better every day and we’re expecting big things of him. ) I I I “PAT” KNOWLES “Pat” is a good track man. He has the endurance, keeps training, practices hard, and is learning how to run before he tries to win races. Keep it up, Pat, we’re back- ing you. I jj Page One Hundred Fifty-seven Track Squad Fairmount R. White Coach Warren Wood Captain Hi 5NKY Lawrence Manager A dash, a jump, a toss, a throw, a spring - , and the track men are off! And off they are with a will and a way, and a merry smile and a heart for every fate. The warriors of the cinder path are boys who wish to not only build up their bodies and their moral characters, but to have instilled into them the true sportsmanship that recognizes nothing as defeat since the best has been given. Every school has its “Golden Age”. Newport- News High School had its shining age in football this year. Most of the track men are apprentices, learning their trade, before claiming the highest in achieve- ments. Tn the next few years a more golden period in track shall come and our high school shall climb the steep mountain to state champion- ship. This season the high school was represented in meets at Ports- mouth and Williamsburg. RATING OF THE TRACK SQUAD The following boys have scored points as indicated, during the present 1926 track season : Capt. W. Wood 34 D. Goldberg 9 “Jim” Re Alba (i “Bie” Curtis 8 II. Livesay 4 T. ( Christian 2 J. Slaydon 2 W. Scott 3 F. Mayo 2 J. West i 2 W. Padgett 3 ' o W. Light foot 1 There are other boys who have been out for practice constantly since track season began, among this number are Byron Blakemore, Carlton Slaydon, “Eddie” Andrews, “Buster” Cornelius, “Jack” Gray, “Pat” Knowles, aid Bankhead Warren. Page One Hundred Fifty-nine Baseball Squad Fairmount R. White Coach Lloyd Dickinson y Captain Henry Lawrence Manager A “bully” baseball team Newport News High School liad this year, but it just seemed to be pursued by a jinx. Victory seemed almost certain many times when something fortunate for the other side would happen, and the team would meet with defeat. The boys were good sports through all the non-victories and showed the stick-to-it-iveness and the power of being good losers that we all admire. Before the season was over the team had won three games and had played good ball in every one of them. We cannot yet understand why it could not have won the state championship. “Duck” Lloyd Dickinson was captain of the nine and proved him- self a good leader and a fine example of a good player. His team- mates were “ Ike” Dozier, “Jim” Parker, “Buck” Chandler, “Charlie” tScaininon, Hudson Livesay, “Bird” Hooper, “Bill” Lilly, “Casey” Jones, “Fish” Bassett, “Ranuy” Joynes, Willard Moore, Saunders White, S. Curtis, Jordan, West, Allinond, Hussey, Fox, O’Malley and Woltz. Page One Hundred Sixty one - u -s NMHi±( The Beacon — - ; - •• -V The scores for the season follow Newport News High School 1 Fort Eustis .... 8 Newport News High School 4 Fort Monroe 3 Newport News High School 7 Fort Monroe ( J 4 innings) ... 8 Newport News High School 4 Lang lev Field ... 7 Newport News High School 5 Maurv High School ... 6 Newport News High School 5 Suffolk High School 0 Newport News High School ... O O Hampton High School o ... O Newport News High School 5 Portsmouth High School 6 Newport News High School 0 Maury High School 2 Newport News High School 4 Suffolk High School . 4 Newport News High School ..... 6 Portsmouth High School 2 44 49 Page One Hundred Sixty-two Darwin was right! There is no doubt in the minds of the Class of June ’26 as to the accuracy of this statement. After viewing the pic- tures of their braver classmates who decided to have the ordeal over with, the other members of the class are apprehensive concerning the taking of their own pictures. The theory of evolution states that we are descended from monkeys — the photographer proves it. Pity the poor photographer! It is his duty to force smiles on faces never known to smile, and to make vamping C ' leopatras or drugstore cowboys out of those whose count- enances would completely demolish the pro- verbial eight-day clock. If his customers de- manded an exact image, the photographer’s lot would be easy, but as it is, the customer knows what he (or usually she) would like to look like and the photographer is supposed to act accordingly; all of which accounts for his numerous grey hairs and for his despondent outlook on life. Will ocr , Jos ' snap it. " c it ' Phe victim advances timidly into the sanctuary of the Miracle Man (for such he is) and with fear and trembling sits down. The photographer then advances meancingly, slaps him on the chest and Page One Hundred Sixty five then on his shoulders, punches his left cheek and then the right, finally saying in a mystic and awe-inspir- ing voice, “That’s better that will do hold that pose,” then he glides behind a queer look- ing contraption and outstretches his hand. The customer, thinking that the photographer is about to pray, bows his head, ruining the pose, and incurring the just indignation of the Miracle Man. The pictures are finally taken, and the victim emerges from the abode of the Most High, with a broad smile on his countenance, visual- izing himself as appearing on the negative with a Valentino countenance and a Napoleonic pose. In due course of time, the pictures are developed and the proofs are in the hands of our hero. And, lo and behold! He finds himself peering vacantly into space, with an idiotic grin on his face and with his chin resting on his cravat. The victim becomes frantic, waves his hands to the high heavens and declares that lie looks like a monkey. The photographer calmly replies, “You should have thought of that before you had the pictures taken. ’ ’ If the pearly gates of heaven should be opened to any class of people as a reward for their trials and tribulations while on terra firma, the photographers (as well as the school teachers) need have no fear of the life which is to come. — Joseph Nettles, May 14, li)2( . I ' age One Hundred Sixty-six FAVORITE LAUGHS Ch a rl es B oriel ey — ‘ 4 Ha i rhreadtl i H a rrv . ’ ’ Floyd Marsh and Virginia Bilee — “Maggie and Jiggs.’ Isabel 1 e B e rl i n — 4 4 Marne. ’ Gertrude Bloom — “Tillie the Toiler.” Phyllis Cornelius — ‘‘Polly.” Boy Clendinning — “Cicero Sapp.” Jennings Chappell — “Barney Google.” Norris DeAlha — “Aslmr IT1 Perkins.” Martha Gresham — “Dumb Dora.” Sam Gordon — “Unca Walt.” Joe Harrell — “Smitty.” Lin wood Holloway — “Xo Brains, But — — . ” Elizabeth Lindsay — 44 Mrs. Katzenjammer.” Jerome Levinson — “Texas Slim.” Harry Martin — “Freddie, the Sheik.” Nor cell Phillips — “Harold Teen.” A u rel ia Spencer — 4 4 Toots. ’ ’ Du r wood V under slice — “Ernie.” Edith White— ‘ Bubbles. ’ ’ Cecil West — “Mae.” Crosby Wilkie — ‘ 4 Casper. ’ ’ Willard Paris — “Andy Gump.” Annie Aronow — ‘‘Little Orphan Annie.’ ••JiH lllllifl “ONCE IN A BLUE MOON” A Musical Romance By Gordon Ibbottson In Prologue and Tliree Acts Presented by the February Graduating Glass February 28, 1926 CAST Moon Lady, lady of the Blue Moon Elizabeth Copeland Mrs. Montgomery, the hostess Kathleen O’Hara Sylvia Montgomery, her daughter Pearl Friedburg Beatrice Montgomery, her younger daughter Frances Epes Mr. Bobbitt Morton, a home town booster Linwood Holloway Betty Morton, Sylvia’s best friend Merle Seabolt Mrs. Lila Lavender, still in mourning Phyllis Cornelius Billy Maxwell, a victim of circumstances Francis Meyer George Taylor, alias Bob Harrington “Pat” West Sir Percival Chet wood Alton Parish Pseudo- Plenipotentiaries M. Rene Le Mon Harry Martin Suzanne, the French maid Guarina Alvarez Hop Sing Hi, the house man Linwood Jones SCENES Prologue Palace of the Moon Lady Act I Drawing Room of Mrs. Montgomery’s Home Act IT Mrs. Montgomery’s Garden Act III Mrs. Montgomery’s Garden Time Present Place Roscmont-by-the-Sea, Monterey, Calif. CHORUSES Dancing -. — Ruth Cadwell, Verena Greaves, Daisy Moore, Mary Powell, Hildali Powell, Shirley Diggs, Emily Sanford, Anna Charles, Virginia Charles, Louise Applewhite, Haddon Fitchett. Singing -. — Marguerite White, Bessie West, Elizabeth Jack, Nancye Buxton, Bessie Spain, lone Smith, Mary Maxwell Norton, Lois Stone, Elizabeth Ewan. P l ay C o m mitt ee: P at r i c k West, ( l h a i t m an Aurelia Spencer Norvell Phillips Alton Parrish Phillip Marshall, Stage Mgr. Annie Aronow, Properties George Clark, Electrician Miss Emille Knight, Director Page One Hundred Sixty-nine GREEN STOCKINGS “God bless my soul, where’s Celia?” “Yes, God bless your soul, William Faraday, down on the wharl ' in the pouring rain three miles away . ” And so it goes! Celia the waiter-for and on everybody, Celia, the nice, the good, the neglected, the dependable, Celia, who can only talk through an ear trumpet — that Celia must wear a third pair of green stockings and Celia refuses. The London home runs well after Celia announces her engagement until Colonel Smith comes and upsets affairs because he is what he “ain’t”. The tragedy drives the florid, eccentric middle-aged Aunt Ida into hysterics and the wine almost drags her into insanity. Phyllis, the all-adoring, protects her lover, Tarver, and the others protect themselves. Smith gets the first love letter of Celia’s, adopts the mime “Vava- sour”, pretends he is Smith’s friend and presents a turnip watch to Celia And of course after a few tears and explanations, Celia marries Smith, and everybody lives happily ever after. “Green Stockings” was chosen as the play to be given by the graduating class as its class play. It will be presented May 28, after the Annual has gone to press. According to those who have read the play and watched its practices, the play is an amusing, interesting, human portrayal of London society life, its susceptibility, its thoughtlessness, its idiosyncracies, its love affairs ! THE CAST IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE Miss Emille Knight, Director Madge, handsome, well-dressen woman of 1 25 years A cllie Enniss Evelyn, Lady Trenchard, fashionable, around 27 years Anna Charles Aunt Ida, quick-tempered, warm-hearted, around 50 years Billie Teufel Martin, dignified family servant Clarence P. Jones Phyllis, charming and thoughtlessly selfish Barbara McGrath Tarver, empty -headad young swell Linwood Jones Faraday, selfish, fashionable, superficial, of 65 years Buncell Rogers Celia, unaffected young heroine of 19 years Elisabeth Copeland Henry Steele, young man of 30 J lax-well Hussey James Raleigh, another young man of 35 Eldon Roberts Admiral Grice, retired, testy old gentleman I ictor Harris Colonel Smith, dryly humorous hero Joseph Nettles Page One Hundred Seventy BRAVERY AMONG THE CLOUDS By Graham Phillpotts, Fort Fuslis, Va. The great lumbering freighter had completed almost half of its journey to Reno and much to the surprise of “Hank” Myers, the mechanic, all was going well. The plane, piloted by Smithers, a new pilot of the Swinkerton Freight Line, was an old one and had not been used for months. Both the pilot and his mechanic had greatly objected to flying “the wreck”, as it was called at the field, but the superin- tendent and his assistant had ordered them out with the humiliating words, “If you can’t fly that plane, get out. This is no place for babies.” This only made them all the more determined to bring the ship and its cargo safely in. With the journey now half over, they began to feel that perhaps they had been wrong in their estimate of the plane. Everything was working perfectly and the engine was doing especially well for one of its type. Their only fear now was the possibility of running into a thunder storm, for, as they were now flying over a very mountainous region, it would be impossible for them to land. “Hank”, who had been watching the numerous instruments on the instrument board, noticed that the barometer needle suddenly dropped and, almost at the same instant, a cold blast of air struck the ship caus- ing it to reel with a sickening lurch which betrayed the ship’s sluggish- ness and the difficulty with which it could be handled. “Hank” looked toward Smithers who was hastily adjusting his helmet and goggles in anticipation of the coming struggle. Directly ahead of them, approaching with incredible rapidity, loomed huge masses of copper-colored clouds whose ragged and torn edges were a warning of the hurricane with which they were accompanied. Becoming aware of the approaching storm for the first time, “Hank” shouted into his telephone, the only means by which communication between the two cockpits was possible, “Do you think we will be able to fight it out or are you going to land?” Page One Hundred Seventy-one Smithers pointed earthward and answered, “Impossible to land in those hills. I’m going to try to get above it, bnt it certainly looks doubt- ful. You’d better fix your parachute, for yon know what these mountain electrical storms are.” “Hank” looked over the side and there below lay the spruce clad slopes of the Sierras. He knew that it would be certain death to even attempt a landing there and the nearest clearing was at the H ydro- electric Sub-plant, thirty miles ahead. It was useless to even give this a thought for already the clumsy plane was beginning to dip and swerve from its course in the titful gusts of wind which grew stronger each minute. The storm was not so close that it was too dark to see the instrument board and as he desired to know their altitude, “Hank” leaned forward to turn on the dash lamp. As he did so, a blinding flash of blue flame seemed to envelop the plane. He instinctively threw up his arms to shield his face but after the cannonade of the crashing thunder had somewhat subsided, he shook his head as if to clear his senses and chiding himself for his foolishness, reached for the phone signal and shouted. Do you think she will stand much of this. Smithy ?” “I don’t know,” ansyered the pilot. “As you see I couldn’t dodge the storm but we certainly passed through the fireworks pretty. For a moment I thought we were struck but the worst is yet to come. See that grey wall ahead? Well, that’s hail and plenty of wind with it. From my experience with these mountain twisters, there’s trouble ahead. If anything happens, don’t jump till we are only a few hundred feet from the ground, for if you do this wind will carry you to ‘Kingdom Ooine’. Wait for my signal and we’ll both jump at the same time. I only wish we could have reached the Sub-plant field and we’re pretty close ” Before he could finish, the storm was upon them with a fury that threatened to end them without a fight. The plane, however, proved even stronger than they had dared hope. For a few seconds, Smithers seemed to lose all control, then, as the first terrible gust had passed on, they settled down to a series of side-slips and nose-dives that would have reminded an onlooker of a kite which had broken its moorings in a wind storm. With a silent prayer, “Hank” clutched the sides of the cockpit, and shielding his face from the driving hail and rain, anxiously watched the seemingly miraculous manoeuvers of the ex-ace, Smithers, to keep the unruly plane on an even keel. (hu Hundred Seventy two At times, when the ship made an exceptionally long glide earth- ward, “Hank” would 1 give up all hope of ever feeling solid earth be- neath his again. (Excepting, of course, the moment they struck). Shut- ting his eyes, he would wait what seemed ages until suddenly the plane would straighten out and again begin the preliminaries for another nauseating drop. “Hank”, though not so experienced a flyer as Smithers, knew that no plane could long stand such treatment and he was right, for after one of those sudden descents in which he thought that the bottom had fallen out of everything, he looked forward and 1 instead of the usually unaffected Smithers, he perceived what seemed to him a maniac. The pilot was frantically struggling with the controls but the plane would not respond to his efforts, but instead insisted on behaving as a bird with a broken wing. Luckily, at this time, the intensity of the storm had abated somewhat, or the unruly actions of the plane would have precipitated them on the waiting rocks and crevices below. At last the mechanic saw Smithers lean back in his seat with the dejected appearance of one who has given up all hope, and 1 almost immediately, seeing his signal lam]) flash, he reached for his phone receivers and heard the pilot’s voice: “No control, ‘Hank’, rudder wires broken. Don’t forget, jump when 1 signal.” This last warning only too clearly enforced upon “Hank” the seriousness of their situation. But what could they do? His fuddled mind formed many hasty plans but all were as hastily discarded. All at once he straightened up and shouted into the phone: “How far are we from the sub-plant?” Smithers glanced quickly over his map, then checking up his various instruments, replied: “About five miles, why?” He received no answer and glancing back he saw “ Hank” unbuckl- ing his parachute harness and removing his helmet. Then looking at his instruments he saw that since the breaking of the rudder wire they had fallen over a thousand feet and each breathless dive slashed several hundred feet from the remaining distance to earth. “Hank” knew this and also that if his plan was to succeed he must work fast. He quickly removed his heavy coat and gloves, then crawling from the cockpit, began his perilous journey toward the tail of the ship. Pag$ One Hundred Seventy-three The rushing wind, aided by the propeller, tore at his clothes and his hands found little to grasp on the wet, slippery surface of the plane. Many times he would be obliged to cease all movement and to hang on for dear life while the ship fell through one of its habitual terrorizing dips. Then, after they were once more on a somewhat even plane, he would again begin moving forward, inch by inch, foot by foot, until at last the ends of the broken wire were but a hand’s breadth from his groping fingers. The would have fallen long ago if one of the other wires had brok- en. but as it was, Smitliers could sl ightly control the ship’s up and down motion, but the rudder controlling their horizontal motion was useless. Knowing this and knowing also that every second now counted, he fought to maintain their balance as only an ex-ace who had brought in many a crippled combat plane in France could fight. After what seemed ages, he glanced over the side and with a gasp looked at his instruments to see if his eyes had deceived him. But no; they had fallen so rapidly that now they were only eight hundred feet high and there below them, spread out like a map, lay the Sub-Plant with its cleared fields and red brick buildings. If only “Hank” suc- ceeded in repairing the break in the wire, it would be easy to glide to safety. Suddenly. Smitliers felt the plane straighten out after a dive, in- stead of going into another as previously, and looking over his shoulder lie saw “Hank”, with his feet braced in holes kicked in the linen tail covering of the ship and his two hands grasping the apparently mended rudder wire, and knew they were saved. It was only a matter of seconds now before they were climbing out of the safely landed plane. Before Smitliers feet had hardly touched the ground, he rushed back to “Hank” and reaching for his hand, cried: “That sure did beat the time we had that close — But before lie could complete his comparison, “Hank” swayed and fell into the pilot’s arms. With the aid of one of the power plant em- ployees, one of the many who had witnessed the narrow escape of the two aviators, he was carried to the main office and the station doctor was summoned. I agc One Hundred Seventy-four While waiting for the doctor to come, Smithers began loosening “Hank’s” clothing and then the cause of his having fainted was ap- parent. Across the palms of both hands there extended two deep gashes from which the blood was flowing profusely. It was then that the true heroism of “Hank’s” deed dawned upon him, and with eyes blinded with scalding tears and a voice choked with emotion, he clasped Hie wounded unconscious mechanic in his arms as a mother would a long lost child and cried ' like a baby. The newspaper reports contained a detailed description of the brave act. From one of them the following extract is taken: “After the nervy mechanic had reached the break in the wire he found that he could not safely repair it without pliers, but knowing that time was precious, he did the best he could with his fingers, then, to keep the clumsy splice from pulling apart, he was forced to hold it together with his bare hands. The constant see-sawing back and forth of the wire had 1 gradually cut through the flesh until it had bitten to the bone. Even then the iron nerve of yesterday’s hero stood the strain until the wheels of the floundering plane had safely struck the ground, when all faded into that deep unconsciousness which sometimes so mercifully puts an end to suffering.” Needless to say “Hank” and the pilot were amply rewarded by the president of the company and both were promoted to the positions which the division superintendent and his assistant found it so con- venient to vacate. THE END Pag:e One Hundred Seventy-five CLIPPINGS ( By Ye Compiler) Definitions of a Kiss A tiling- of no use to anyone, but much prized by two. The baby’s right, the lover’s pr ivilege, the parents’ benison. That which you cannot give without taking and cannot take with out giving. The flag of truce in the petty wars of courtship and marriage. The acme of agony to a bashful man. The only known smack that will calm a storm. A telegram to the heart in which the operator uses the sounding system. Nothing divided by two. Not enough for one, just enough for two, too much tor three. The only really agreeable two-faced action in the world. The thunderclap of the lips which inevitably follows the lightning glance of the eyes. A report at headquarters. Everybody’s acting edition of Romeo and Juliet. What the child receives free, what the young man steals, and what the old man buys. That in which two heads are better than one. Diary of a Dub Monday — Went out to see Mamie tonight at 8. She sent me away at 8:10. Tuesday — Called on Mamie again, but she said 1 was as welcome as a revenooer inside the twelve-mile limit, and shut the door in my lace. Wednesday — Saw Mamie again; gave her a box ot roses and she threw them in my face. Thursday — Another fellow was at Mamie’s, and at her suggestion lie kicked me downstairs. Friday — When 1 called tonight, Mamie called the police and had me arrested as a nuisance. Saturday — 1 may be doing Mamie an injustice, but I don’t believe she wants me to call any more. — Chet Johnson, in Judge. Page One Hundred Seventy-six Father was sitting in the armchair one evening, when his little son came in and showed him a new penknife which lie said lie found in the street. “Are you sure it was lost?” inquired the father. “Of course it was lost! I saw the man looking for it!” — Main Central Magazine. WOULD YOU CALL THIS PART-TIME WORK ? Rebecca (to Ike, who travels in men’s clothing, and lias just been rescued from drowning): “The man saved your life, Ikey — gif him a dollar maybe.” Tke: “Oi, but I was only haf dead!” Rebecca: “Veil, gif him a half-dollar.” — Martin II. Yontz, Box 389, Ithaca, N. Y. Patient: “Doctor, what 1 need is something lo stir me up — some- thing to put me in fighting trim.” Doctor: “Well, perhaps I had better send the bill.’’ — 71 . A . T. Magazine. M( )T( )R1STS, ATTENTION ! A sign over a garage in a small western town reads: “Use genuine parts. No substitutes just as good. Ask the man with a wooden leg. He knows.” Pago One Hundred Seventy-seven NHHSiPfhe Beacon “Well, John,” the doctor said one morning, “what is your mas- ter’s temperature this morning?” ‘‘Indeed, sir,” replied the servant, “I should not like to say, sir. lie died last night.” YOU CAN’T FOOL SI Si Smith, fresh from Four Corners, went to the theatre on his first trip to the city. A trombone player rendered a long and intricate solo. Si watched him with mouth open; suddenly lie slapped his knee and said with glee: “Huh, you can’t fool me. I know he dont swaller it every time !” “Happy”: “What did Longfellow mean when he wrote, ‘Tell me not in mournful numbers’?” “Jimmie”: “He must have been riding in a taxi.” Doctor (examining unconscious engineer): “Did that automobile hit this engine ?” Fireman: “No. the driver slowed up to let the train go by and the engineer fainted.” ALWAYS BE POLITE TO CUSTOMERS, GIRLS “1 took my sweetie home from the store the other night, and stole a kiss.” “What did she say?” “Thanks — will that lie all?” — Helen McMahan, Pond Creek, OJcla . Employer (to new office boy): “Remember, Willie, 1 insist on truthfulness and obedience.” Willie: “Very well. sir. And when you instruct me to tell visitors that you are out, shall I be truthful or obedient ?” Pajjp One Hundred Seventy-eight “Then we must part,” the maiden said, “No amateurs for me.” Mr. Pullen: “Can anyone tell me the meaning of the word collision? No one knows ? Well, it is when two things come together unexpectedly; now who can give me an example? “All right, Herbert, what is it?” Herbert: “Twins.” THE TOOL REQUIRED “My dear, these cakes are as hard as rocks.” “I know. Didn’t you hear her say, ‘Take your pick,’ when she handed them around?” Pete: “I have found the meanest man at last.” Howard: “Who? What did he do?” Pete: “He’s deaf, and lias never told his barber.” “Will you go along with me to the zoo?” asked a gentleman of a friend. “No, thank you; I’ll stay at home. My eldest daughter does the kangaroo walk, my second daughter talks like a parrot, my son laughs like a hyena, my wife watches me like a hawk, my cook is as cross as a bear, and my mother-in-law says I’m an old gorilla. When I go any- where I want a change.” Page One Hundred Seventy-nine c _ Autographs c _ Autographs c _ Autographs c _ Autographs PRINTED BY Thf. franki.in Printing C‘o. 316-316 3STH 8TREKT NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA sjiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimimmmiiiiiiiiii = I 75he Franklin Printing Company Printers, Publishers Binders, Blank Book Manufacturers Loose Leaf Systems SCHOOL PRINTING A SPECIALTY 216-218 Twenty-fifth Street NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA Phone 92 —■b m mi mu ii i inn in in ij 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ii 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ii 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 n 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ii 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 m ' 1 L ' )J. I+-- if II MISS FIRST NATIONAL (NELLIE MARIE ENNISS) NATIONAL BANK FOUNDED 1891 Newport News Virginia We are happy to extend through our Sponsor, M is s First Ifational, the congratulations of the Officers and Directors of this Institution to the members of the (graduating Class of the Viewport Flews High School, and to convey their very best wishes to them and the entire Student ' Body and Faculty. H THE BALTIMORE MARYLAND ENGRAVING Falconer Bldg. Baltimore.Md. | Our Depositors Have the Advantage oe the Advice of | | Our Entire Official Family Including Our Directors | ALL SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS MEN IN THEIR RESPECTIVE FIELDS | ROBERT P. HOLT E. V. DARLING R. L. HARRIS N. V. BRYANT S. R. CURTIS F. W. DARLING .1. S. DARLING W. L. GLEASON R. L. HARRIS OFFICERS President T. C. PATTERSON Asst. Cashier Vice-President B. B. WILSON Asst. Cashier Cashier H. T. PARKER Asst. Cashier DIRECTORS Real Estate ROBERT P. HOLT President Contractor ABE HoRWITZ Wertheimer Co. Oyster Planter A. E. G. 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