Nichols High School - Log Yearbook (Oxford, NC)

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. i. !i M!y.¥ ' MiU ' i ' .y. ' i ' ¥ iiyMM ! ExnLibris ? l« lfpril.7r.l.TSit7Tilt7Tili7Tili7 iiiTriliTriiir i I I 1 5 THE LOQ 19 4 7 UOLUmE XI UIlDll FLOIJD Editor ALBERT CASE {ssislanl Edilor CHARLES JOnES LOUISE UJALL Bus mess Managers PRESS OF Oxford (Masonic) Orphanage Oxford. North Carolina i i i i m 2 I I 1 I i i 1 I i i i i i I 1h9h4h7 ...THELOq... AnnUAL OF i ( I JOHU niCHOLS mQH SCHOOL 1 s 5 I OXFORD ORPHAllAQE OXFORD, n. C. I I PUBLISHED BIJ 1 ( THE SEniOR CLASS OF nmETEEIl FORT nSEUEn 3 i i Foreujord To you, the reader of this, the eleventh volume of THE LOG, we pass the 1947 copy. We have striven to make this edition a faithful record of one school year, as well as a useful and economi- cal book. If life be the enjoyment of recalling the plea- sant experiences of the past, or the happy antici- pation of the future, may this effort of ours bear fruit. Sacred, we hope, will be the memories re- touched by this annual. We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to each one who has helped to make this volume a success. • COnTERTS jiDTnimsTRATion CLASSlFlCATlOn JICTIUITIES JITHLETICS RUmOR i i So with fervent heart we cry, " God bless the friend who I stands by, " and to this friend, in recognition of his loyal devotion I to our Home and his untiring interest in our progress and wel- I fare, we are grateful. j The nature of his duties has touched the life of each student, i I and his efficiency, good judgment, fairness, and helpfulness have j won for him the highest respect, admiration, and deep apprecia- I tion of every one on the campus. j Thus, in loving homage, we, the Class of ' 47, affectionately i [ dedicate the eleventh volume of The Log, to i 1 Dedication " So brief a time ive have to stay Along this dear, familiar umy; It seems to me ive should be kind To those ivhose lives touch yours and mine. " I Mr. Maurice E. Parham i Treasurer-Business Manager of the Oxford Orphanage I I ' ■Hi ' i I % i Seventy-fifth Anniversary Of The Oxford Orphanage • In commemorating the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Oxford Orphanage, it might be of interest to the many readers to refer to the establishment of " St. John ' s College. " As early as the year 1838 the Grand Lodge of Masons of North Carolina -was con- sidering the establishment of a " Masonic Seminary " . The year 1850 found the Grand Lodge in position to take definite action as to the location of the school. After delibera- tion, Oxford, N. C. was chosen. A committee, consisting of John Gray Bynum, John A. Lilli ' ngton, and P. H. Winston, was appointed to prepare and publish an address ex- plaining the course of instruction and system of education proposed. The committee urged that something of astronomy, natural philosophy, chemistry, geology, electricity, and galvanism should be taught, but that a larger emphasis should be placed upon architecture, the power of steam and its application to machinery, var- ious processes of manufactures, metallurgy, natural history, and engineering. At a time when there were only sixty-five lodges in the state, an agent was ap- pointed to solicit funds for the establishment of the college. St John ' s College was decided as the name for the new institution. In 1853 E. H. Hicks deeded to the Trustees of St. John ' s College a tract of land containing 109 acres near the corporate limits of the town of Oxford, the purchase price being $4,480. In 1855 the Trustees awarded to John Berry, of Orange County, the contract for the brick work on the building at $11,106, and to J. N. Holt, of Warren County, the contract for the wood-work at $11,394, at total cost of $22,500. On June 24, 1855, the anniversary of the birth of Saint John the Baptist, the corner stone of the structure was laid with appropriate ceremonies by the Grand Lodge. Report was made by the Trustees of the College to the Grand Lodge in December 1857, that the building had been completed at a cost of $23,000 and that $13,000 of this amount was still unpaid. The doors of the College were opened July 13, 1858, with Prof. Ashbel G. Brown, a distinguished educa tor, in charge, and Mr. James Campbell, assistant. The institution was for male students only. An arrangement was made with Professor Brown which promised mutual advantage. The management of the institution was changed several times without result and the troubles of the college never came to an end. In 1860 it was suggested that St. John ' s College at this time be made a military school, and again, as the war broke out, this was renewed with an effort to offer it to the State for this purpose, but such was never done, and St. John ' s College went the way of the rest; suspended its operations as the war came on. At the close of the war, Mr. John H. Mills, who was conducting a female school in Oxford, made arrangements to move into the building and had contemplated purchasing the same. He abandoned the idea, and in 1868 the property was sold under a mortgage held by Capt. John Berry and was bought by the Grand Lodge of Masons for the sum of $7,000. An effort was made at the close of the school in 1871 to arrange for re-open- ing or to lease the property. These failed and a caretaker moved into the building un- til further disposition could be made. Thus the story of St. John ' s College closed in a record of failure, but not until the Masons of the State had placed themselves in the ranks of the pioneers of education in North Carolina. Page Eleven In 1872 there was a tie in the casting of votes to sell the building and Grand Mas- ter John Nichols gave the deciding vote against the sale. The question, " What shall we do with it? " , then arose but remained undecided. Mr. John H. Mills, who may be called, the " Father of the Orphanage " , intro duced a resolution to convert St. John ' s College, now called the Main Building, into an orphanage, and in ten minutes the resolution was carried by a unanimous vote and Mr. Mills was placed in charge of the work. He soon received the most earnest support of the whole Masonic Fraternity and the work was so successfully done that the State, contrary to all precedents, appropriated $5,000 per year to the orphanage as no difference was made between Masonic and non-Masonic orphans. During the first year of the orphanage ' s existence, eighty-four children were ad- mitted. In the eleven years Mr. Mills was Superintendent, he built a home for the children, but there were many days when the bottom of the flour barrel had to be scraped and many times the last stick of wood was put into the little stove to keep the children as comfortable as possible while the cold wind whistled around the building. The Grand Lodge annually re-elected Mr. Mills, but he declined re-election in 1884, as the labor was immense and his health was failing. When Mr. Mills retired. Rev. B. F. Dixon was chosen by the newly created Board of Directors. Mr. Dixon during his administration, was able to enlarge the orphan- age by the erection of what is now the Walker Building, the gift of Mrs. Letitia M. Walker, in memory of her son, John Morehead Walker. This building was used as a residence by the Superintendent until 1904 when it was converted into a hospital. Sev- eral acres of land were bought in 1884 from R. O. Gregory and L. C. Taylor. During these days the industrial departments of the Orphanage were greatly increased as Dr. Dixon was quite enthusiastic along this line. In 1886 and 1887 the Shoe Shop, Printing Office, etc., were added and buildings arranged for these purpo ses. Dr. Dixon resigned in 1890 and Rev. J. T. Harris, of Durham, was elected. Hardly had Mr. Harris entered upon his work, when in November of that same year, he died. Dr. Dixon managed affairs of the institution until a successor could be appointed. In January, 1891, Dr. W. S. Black of Raleigh, was made Superintendent. He made many changes, and carried forward the interest in the industrial features of the or- phanage. In 1894, a few months after the death of his wife. Dr. Black gave up the work and returned to the ministry of the Methodist Church. He was succeeded by Mr. N. M. Lawrence, of Tarboro, and early in his administra- tion the institution was incorporated as " The Oxford, North Carolina, Orphan Asylum " . One of the outstanding pieces of work done by Mr. Lawrence was the change from the old congregate system of the orphanage to the separate building or cottage system. Mr. Lawrence and others were able to interest Mr. B. N. Duke in the affairs of the orphanage to a greater extent than ever and he offered to contribute half of the funds required for such buildings as were needed and planned by Mr. Lawrence. As a re- sult four cottages for boys and a central dining room building was started, and a little later four cottages fcr girls were completed, the first in 1897, the last in 1899. Thus the gift of Mr. Duke, coming at the time when it did, guaranteed, for the the Oxford Orphanage increased possibility and evidenced its effectiveness and permanency. Mr. Lawrence retired from the management of the Orphanage July, 1898, and was succeeded by Col. W. J. Hicks, of Raleigh. During his administration the work of the orphanage school was greatly emphasized and improved, and there was a reorgani- Page Twelve zation and also improvement in the business organization. The buildings commenced under Mr. Lawrence were finished and occupied. Buildings for laundry, sewing, print- ing office, shoe shop, and wood working departments were completed. An office or ad- ministration building was erected. Deep wells were bored. It is very inspiring to read the reports through those days and learn how the Or- phanage rose to meet the situation. Col. Hicks offered his resignation to take effect September 1, 1909, but with the election of Mr. R. L. Brown, of Oxford, as Assistant Superintendent, Col. Hicks remained. Col. Hicks died on January 14, 1911 and Mr. R. L. Brown was selected to take his place. During Mr. Brown ' s administration the progress and development of the institu- tion continued. Cottages were remodeled; a beautiful fire-proof school building was erected and named in honor of Past Grand Master John Nichols, a new hospital, fire- proof and well-equipped, was erected and named in honor of Col. Hicks. The work of the orphanage school was reorganized and set apart as a distinctive enterprise, with a principal giving his full time to the directing of the school. It was also at this time that the York Rite Loan Fund, the A. B. Andrews Loan Fund, the York Rite Library Fund, and the John W. Neal Trust Fund came into existence. The Shrine Swimming Pool, a gift of the Sudan and Oasis Temples, was also built, and the orphanage became the beneficiary of legacies from Mr. B. N. Duke and family, Angier B. Duke, and other endowments. In the midst of his work. Superintendent R. L. Brown died March 12, 1928 as he walked across the beautiful campus of the institution into which he had put the best of his life. Grand Master R. C. Dunn announced in May that Rev. C. K. Proctor, of Rocky Mount had been elected Superintendent. He assumed his duties on August 1, 1928, and during ' his administration, the Oxford Orphanage became more widely known through- out the State than ever before. He was a great leader— mentally, morally, spiritually, and ethically. In a material way. Dr. Proctor was deeply interested in the renovation of the different buildings, and in improving all living conditions of the Home, and was most influential in the erection of the R. C. Dunn Building, the new baby cottage, and the industrial building, known as the Duke Building, but in the building of character, he has left a great heritage to the nation. Dr. C. K. Proctor ' s passing on June 25, 1946 was a distinct shock to thousand.? of people. " He gave all he had — and it was a mighty gift. " Pending the election of a Superintendent, Mr. M. E. Parham, Business Manager, became Acting Superintendent, with Mr. E. T. Regan, Principal and Coach of the school, as Assistant Acting Superintendent. They carried on the affairs of the Orphan- age in excellent manner. On November 25, 1946, Rev. A. D. Leon Gray was elected Superintendent. Grand Master William J. Bundy has stated, " Oxford Orphanage and the Masons of North Carolina are fortunate in obtaining the services of this man for Superintendent, to carry on the unfinished work of Creasy Proctor and those who came before him. Bro- ther Gray is dedicating his talents, his energy, and everything that he has to this work which is so near the heart of every Mason " . Only God can know how much the Oxford Orphanage has meant to the world, but others do know that from this campus throughout the world a stream of life, car- rying joy, happiness, culture, the will to work and to serve, has gone forth through the years. Page Thirteen In niemoriam Grief such as ours when one beloved has left us has no language save silence and tears, for when we think of Dr. C. K. Proctor, our beloved Superintendent, we feel words are too inadequate to ever express our ap- preciation of his great life. He was truly great in every way — in physical build, in mind, and in spirit. His interest in children and others with whom he was closely associat- ed, in their pleasures and their problems, his knowledge of their needs, his sympathetic attitude toward their shortcomings, his ready apprecia- tion of their accomplishments, his consuming desire to lead through errors and pitfalls of youth into glorious young manhood and young womanhood, and his constant determination ever to hold before them the image of his Lo rd and Master — all these qualifications, coupled with an unusual group of the business details of the several departmental activities of the Or- phanage combined to make him an ideal Superintendent. Across the dark cloud of the inscrutable mystery of death shines the rainbow of immortality and we can believe and hope that eternal form shall divide eternal soul from all beside and we shall know him when we meet. He wrought mightily for God and " Others " while here, and when the final record shall be unrolled, we know that his name will be written high by the Angel that writes with a pen of gold among the names of those who loved their fellow-man, for his was a life in civic action warm ; a soul on highest mission sent ; a potent voice for betterment ; a pillar steadfast in the storm. " He made his friends by being one. And on His friendship men relied; In every deed that need be done He made the Golden Rule his guide. His friendly presence brought a cheer That nmde the day seem wondrous fair; His daily living so sincere Made others love him everywhere; He was a friend. No task too great for him to do And in the doing was a smile That aided as he carried through The deeds that were so tvell worthwhile. The brightness of his day is gone, We see the setting of the sun; If only we could carry on Aiid live a life like he has done! He was a friend. Just yonder on the star-kissed shore He carries on in nobler way; Though we can see his face no more. Thanks for his friendship for a day. If on his tomb I could indite The epitaph I have in mind; One phrase is all that I could write. The truest words that I could find: He was a friend. " i 1 I I I I I 1 I I I 1 I JOHN NICHOLS SCHOOL The John Nichols School Building was erected in 1925 as a memorial to John A. Nichols, Grandmaster of the Grand Lodge of Masons in North Carolina in 1872. JldministraUon Mr. E. T. Regan A.B., Elon College; Graduate Study University of North Carolina and Duke University Principal, of John Nichols School Assistant Superintendent of Oxford Orphanage Page Eighteen Mr. William A. Booth A.B., High Point College; Prln. Certifi- cate Catawba College; Graduate Study at Georgetown University Social Science Miss Myrtle Branch Columbia University; University of Vir- ginia; Southern Conservatory of Music, Durham, N. C. Librarian Page Nineteen Mrs. Hiram J. Mayo B.S., East Carolina Teachers College Secretary to the Principal Mrs. Luther A. Ligon A.B., Elon College; M.A., University North Carolina; Graduate Study toward Ph.D English and Latin Mr. Hiram J. Mayo AB E. C. T. C; Graduate Study at E. C. T. C. Science Mr. E. G. McSwain Diploma International Correspondence School in Electricity; Member American Institute ol Electrical Engineers Instructor Electrical Engineering Page Twenty MISS Louise Pender Mr. M. G. Talton, Jr. Campbell College; A.B., Elon College; .B , Elon College M R E W. M. U. Training School, Mathematics Louisville. Ky. j English and Physcial Education Page Twenty-one William J. Hicks Memorial Hospital William J. Hicks Memorial Hospital, completed in 1924, serves as an infirmary for the children of the Oxford Orphanage Classification HIGHEST SCHOLASTIC RECORD FOR 1946-1947 Virginia Pleasants Ninth Grade Ruth Yeargin Tenth Grade David Woodruff Eleventh Grade Charles Jones Twelfth Grade Page Twenty- four SENIOR CLASS " A just fortune awaits the deserving " Colors— Blue and White Flower— fled Rose OFFICERS Ben Tucker President Harold Ballard Vice-President Dorothy Strickland Secretary Harold Taylor Treasurer Rebecca Woodruff Class Historian Leonard Dean Class Prophet Margaret Moore Class Testatrix Louise Wall Class Poet James Long Giftorian Kathleen Pleasants Statistician Mrs. Luther A. Ligon, Ho ne Room Teacher Grade Mother: MiSS Ida Londeree Grade Father: Mr. R. H. Mathews Page Twenty-fiTc Horace Wayne Edwards Mascot Page Twenty-six i President of Class of ' i7 Benjamin Tucker Rocky Mount, N. C. " When good natured people leave us, we look for- ward with extra pleasure to their return. Class President, 3, 4: a. B. Summers Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; President of O. B. Summers Club, 3, 4; Glee Club, 3; Declamation Contest, 2, 3; Patriotic Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Junior Red Cross, 1, 2, 3, 4: Editor-in- Chief of The Log. 3; Sports Edifor of The Log, 4; Boys ' Victory Corps, 1, 2; Americanism Essay Contest, 3, 4: Commencement Mar- shal, 2; Captain of Football Squad, 3; Varsity Football Squad, 1, 2, 3, 4; Varsity Baseball Squad, 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Council, 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Treasurer, 2. Ben, better known to all his friends as " Tuck, " has been an outstanding student in high school, not only in his class work, but also in the clubs, in ath- letics, and the various organizations. We shall hear of his future achievements for there is room at the top for those possessed with steadiness and loyalty. " Tuck, " our very best wishes go with you, and may your every effort be crowned wth success and happiness ! Clifton Lee Adams, II Oxford, N. C. " There is but one proof of ability — Action! " (Jacksonville High School) Basketball Team 1; Bus- iness Manager of Football Squad 2 3; Secretary and Treasurer of Class. 3: Sports Club. 1, 2. 3: High School) Business Manager of Baskefball Team. 4. (John Nichols School) Junior Red Cross, 4. We have enjoyed having Clifton as a member of our class, even though he has been with us only since January. He has had far wider experience than anyone else in the class for he was in service for his country from July, 1945, until June, 1946, CBRD, Camp Parks, California. He received his training at Great Lakes, and has been to Midway Islands, Johnson Island, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, and Los Angeles. Clifton ' s ambition is to become a law. yer, and we wish him the greatest suc- cess in attaining his goal. Harold Alvin Ballard Burnsville, N. C. " Begin nothing without considering what the end may be. " Class Treasurer. 3; G. B. Summers Club, 2. 3. 4; Qlce Club. 3: Patriotic Club, 1, 2, 3. 4; Boys ' Victory Corps. 1. 2: Football Squad. 1, 2. 3. 4; Varsity Baseball Team. 1, 2. 3, 4; Declamation Contest, 2, 3: American- isrr Essay Contest, 3: North Carolina Citizens Associ- ation Contest, 4; Junior Life Saving. 2; Junior Red Cross. 1. 2. 3. 4; Club Editor for The Log, 4; Member Student Council, 4: Treasurer of student Council, 3; President of John Paul Jones Patriotic Club, 4. Harold has a pleasing personality, and has been outstanding in school ac- tivities, and in athletics. He enjoys fun but he can be serious at times and then he reveals his real ability. Harold plans to attend college and we know he will continue his good work and be successful. There is always room at the top for those like him. Best wishes to you! Page Twenty-nine George Leon Capps Saleraburg, N. C. " you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest. " Nettie N. Bemis Club, 1; G. B. Summers Club, 2, 3. 4; Glee Club, 3; Boys ' Victory Corps, 1, 2; Varsity FootbaU Sq ad, 1, 2, 3, 4; Honorable Mention in De- clamation Contest, 2; Declamation. 3; Nort ' ii Carolini Citizens Association Contest, 4; Junior Red Cross, 1. 2, 3, 4; Junior Life Saving, 2; Patriotic Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Varsity Baseball, 2. At times Leon can be a real " pest. " He has a pleasant disposition and a smile for everyone. Leon has an excellent scholastic re- cord, and has also proved his ability to speak in public. His classmates are not sure what his future plans might be, but we do feel that one so willing and presevering sure- ly has a place awaiting him on the lad- der of success. Albert Gaston Case Charlotte, N. C. " The strongest passion tvhich I have is honor. " a. B. Summers Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club Treasu- rer, 3: Patriotic Club, 1, 2, 3, 4: Boys ' Victory Corps, I, 2; Varsity Pooball Squad, 2, 3, 4; Varsity Baseball Team, 2, 3; Declamation Contest " , 1: Americanism E ' s- say Contest, 3; North Carolina Citizens Association Contest, 3, 4: Junior Red Cross, 1, 2, 3, 4; Assistant Editor of The Log, 4. " Casey " can be a pest, nevertheless he is very popular. He is full of fun, but there are times when he can be ser- i;us. He is a good student, and very active in all athletic activities. His ambition is to become a chemical engineer, and with his qualities, there is a future ahead in this field. " Casey, " here ' s wishing the very best for you! Page Thirty Herbert Fentriss Colenda Morehead City, N. C. ' A good name is better than precious ointment. " a B. summers Club. I; President G. B. Summers 31ub. 2; Vice-President of G. B. Summers Club 3 3ritic of G. B. summers Club, 4; Glee Club 3 Patn- Dtic Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; sergeant m Boys V ' ctory Corps 2, 3; Boy scout, 1, 2, 3, 4; Eagle Scout, 3 Varsity Football Squad, 1, 2. 3, 4: Varsity Basebal Team 1, 2 3. 4; Declamation Contest. 1, 3: Junior Life Saving 1 2- senior Life Saving. 3, 4: Student Council, 2 President of Student Council, 3; Christmas P s ant 1 2: commencement Mirshal. 2: Americanism Essay Contest, 3: North Carolina Citizens Association Con- test, 4; Junior Red Cross, 1, 2, 3 4; Business Mana- ger of The L03, 3; Photograph Editor of The Log. 4. " Clam-digger " has made an outstand- ing record in his class work; he has been a dependable leader, and in athle- tics, he has proved himself a credit to his school. With his faithfulness to duty and trust, his hyalty and sincerity, we are assured that, after his college career, he will realize his ambition. Luck to you! Henry Leonard Dean Durham, N. C. " Take away ambition and vanity, and where will be your heroes and patri- ots. " Patriotic Club. 1. 2. 3. 4,: Glee Club. 2. 3: Debat- ing. 2. 3, 4: Winner of Oxford Lodge. No. 122. Medal for Declamation. 3: winner of Oxford Kiwanis Club Medal for Declamation. 4; American Legion Oratorical Contest. 3. 4; Nettie N. Bemis Club. 1: G. B. Summers Club. 2. 3 .4; North Carolina Citizens Association Con- test ' . 3, 4; Represented Granville County. Good Health Contest at Meredith College, 4: Winner of Medal in World Peace Contest. 4; Honorable Mention in North Carolina Press Essay Contest. 3; Boys ' Victory Corps. 1. 2; Boy Scout. 1. 2; Varsity Football. 2. 3. 4; Senior Life Saving. 4; Junior Red Cross. I. 2. 3. 4; Class Prophet. 4: Winner in Soil Conservation Contest in Granville County, in District Contest in Durham; Dis- trict Music Contest in Durham. 4. " Limpy, " as he is known to his class- mates, had the best voice in the class. No one among us has stronger deter- mination than he, and we know that we shall continue to be proud of him. " Limpy " is satisfied only when he has done his best, so success must be his. He will go to college. Page Thirty-one Charles Lindy Floyd Chadbourn, N. C. " After speech, silence is the greatest power in the world. " a. E. Summers Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Treasurer ol G B. Summers Club, 4; Patriotic Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Colo ■ Bearer in Francis Scott Key Patriotic Club, 3; Boys ' Vicfory Corps, 1, 2; Boy Scout, I, 2; Varsity Football Squ ' .d, 1. 2, 3, 4: Varsity Baseball Team, 2, 3- Amer- icanism Essay Contest, 2; North Carolina Citizens As- sociation Contest, 3, Senior Life Saving, 4; Junior Red Cross. 1. 2, 3, 4: Assistant Editor of The Log 3, Editor-in-Chief of The Log, 4. Lindy has a record of which to be proud. He is a quiet fellow and has a mind for deep thinking. We ' ve heard the saying " A shallow stream makes a lot of noise, " so from Lindy ' s disposi- tion, we see this adage is far from de- scribing him. He is very industrious and has many friends. Lindy is very much interested in print- ing, and will continue in that type of work. Here ' s luck to you, Lindy! Wilbur Lee Hicks Oxford, N. C. " Yoii must look into people as well as at them. " O. B. S-mmcrs Cl :b, 2, 3. 4; Patriotic Club I 2, 3. 4: American Legion Auxiliary Essay Contest ' 2 3; Junior Red Cross. 1, 2, 3, 4; North Carolina ' ci- lircns Association Contest, 3, 4: Wilbur is one of our town students and has been with us since the begin- ning of school. He has always possessed calmness, a quality that is especially necessary. He has made a splendid re- cord in all of his school activities. Whatever he does, he does it well, and we have no fear of Wilbur ' s not reaching the goal toward which he will strive. Page Thirty-two Charles Albert Jones Charlotte, N. C. " a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him. Vice-president of Class 1, 3: Chief M " fhal 2; NeU e N Bemi i Club, 1; G. B. Summers Club 2 3 ' olee Club, 3; Vice-President Franc.s ScoU Key Pa triotic Club. 3; Patriotic Clu ! 2. 3 4 Boys- Viciory Corps, 1. 2 Boy Scout, i , . „ Scout, 3; Order of Arrow, 2 3, 4 vars S „rf 1 9 •! 4- Varsity Baseball Team, . , , ••. r ' bxfor d- Lod:e, No . 2 Medal in Declamation r ln ?iisS°CoSSl =arSn Orat„ical St orltoHcal Contest, 4; Junior -J , 3, 4: Junior Life Saving, 1, 3, ' jj, caro- U 2: V?ce-President of " ' ' tsf 4 Sports Edl for Se lT " : Sr; Mar iorSn e Lo. 4. Charles has a keen mind, and h that excellent possession, he isjongemal, energetic, optimistic, and good-natured. He is always the same, wherever you see him. whether in class, on the campus, or in some other place. Charles is going to col lege and we shall hear greater things of him in the future. James Calvin Long Burgaw, N. C. " Cheerfulness is an offspring of good- ness and of wisdom. " Class President, 1; Nettie N. Bemis Club, 1; Q. B Summers Club, 2. 3, 4; Sergeant in Boys ' Victory Corps, 1; Captain in Boys ' Victory Corps, 2: Varsity Football Squad. 1, 2. 3, 4; Football Captain, 4; Var- sity Baseball Team. I, 2, 3. 4; Americanism Essay Contest, 3, 4; Junior Red Cross, 1, 2, 3, 4: Junior Life Saving, 3; Senior Life Saving, 4; Student Coun- :il. 1; North Carolina Citizens Association Contest, i, 4. Jimmy is one of our best athletes. His pleasant disposition has won for him a host of friends, and that is also going to lead him to the winning side in his future. He is interested in electrical work, and he plans to continue in this occupation. Jimmy, we wish for you the very best in success and happiness. Page Thirty-three Richard Hundley Mathews Oxford, N. C. " Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius. " a. B. Summers Club. I, 2, 3, 4; Patriotic Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Declamation Contest, 2, 3, 4; American Le- gion Auxiliary Contest 2: Junior Red Cross, 1, 2. 3, 4; North Carolina Citizens Association Contest. 4; Americanism Essay Contest. 3; Humor Editor of The Log. 4. " Dickie " is cne of the most popular boys in our class. He is a town student, and we have really enjoyed having him as a classmate. He is full of humor, and can always brighten the darkest mo- ments. We are not certain what Dickie ' s plans are after graduation, but we do know that he will not be idle. He will be successful in whatever he undertakes. Sara Marie Mills Richlands, N. C. " All our dignity lies in ou, thoughts. " a. B. Summers Club. 1. 2, 3. 4; Glee Club, 1. 2, 3, 4; Patriotic Club, 1, 2, 3. 4: Sofl ' os ' l. 2. 3, 4: Soccer, 2. 3. 4; Track. 2, 3, 4; Ba= ' -„-tball, 2, 3. 4: Recitation Contest, 2, 3, 4; American Lesion Auxiliarv Essay Contest, 2: North Carolina Citizens Associa- tion Contest, 4; Junior Red Cross. 1. 2, 3, 4: Sgt. in Girls ' Victory Corps, 1, 2; Volley E :11. 2. 3, 4; All-star Basketball Team, 3. Who has more life and is more ener- getic than Marie? She is most outstanding in sports, es- pecially in basketball, and since she plans to go to college to prepare to be- ccme a pnysical education teacher, wj feel that she has chosen a vocation in which she will succeed. Marie has done excellent work in con- nection with the literary club, and we have enjoyed her recitations in the con- tests. Best wishes! Page Thirty-four Margaret Annette Moore Reidsville, N. C. " An intellect of highest worth, A heart of purest gold. ' i..K 1 9 ? 4- Vice-President of G. B. Summers Club I ' J ' ' •„ o. B. Summers G. B. Summers Club, 2, Secretary oi , 2 3 4- Club, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2. 3; " " " C ' ,, ' l] 4 Sgt. m Girls ' Victory Corps. 2 3 Basketball, Soccer, 2. 3. 4; Volley Ball, 2, 3. Track . ■ Cheer Leader 3; Kecitation Contest 3. 4. American_ ism Essay Contest, 2; North Carolina Citizens Assoc ation Contest, 4; Good Health Contest 4, Junior l. Saving, 2; Junior Red Cross. 12, 3 4 Feature i.a tor of The Log, 3; sports Editor for The Log 4 Secretary of Student Council. 3, Christmas 2. 3, 4. " Margie " is small in stature, but large in ability. She has not only been most outstanding in class work and all activities connected with the school, but she is very talented in sewing. Her disposition is one to be admired, and we are so glad that she plans to attend college. May happiness and success be yours, " Margie. " Mary El zabeth Newsome Winston-Salem, N. C. " Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy. " Nettie N. Bemis Cl-ib, 1; P-esident o. " G. B. Sum- mers Club. 2. 3; Glee Club. 1. 2, 3; President of Glee Club. 3: Patriotic Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Lieutenant ' in Girls ' Victory Corps, 1, 2; Soccer, 2, 3, 4; Softball, 2, 3, 4; Basketball. 2. 3, 4; Track. 2. 3. 4; Cheer Leader, 2, 3. 4; Chief Cheer Leader. 4: First Prizee in Popularity Contest. 4; Student Council. 2, 3: Senior Editor for The Log, 4; Business Manager for The Log. 3; Debate. 2, 3: Christmas Pageant. 1. 2, 3; Recitation Contest. 2, 3. 4: Americanism Essay Con- test. 2. 4; Good Health Contest. 4; Honorable Men- tion in North Carolina Press Association Contest, 3; All-star Basketball Team, 3. She is a natural-born worker, and puts her whole soul into whatevcE she under- takes to do, and does it well. As a student she has won the respect and admiration of both faculty and students. Though seeming to be dignified and stu- dious, yet to those who know her best, she shows her jolly side. Mary, we wish you the very best in life, and we know you will be successful in attaining your goal. Page Thirty-five I i Gladys Elizabeth Pergerson Roxboro, N. C. " Speak little and well, if you wish to be considered as possessing merit. " Glee Club, 2, 3. O. B. Summers Club. 1, 2. 3, 4: Corporal In Girls ' Victory Corps, 1, 2; Softball, 1, 2, 3. 4; Track, 1, 2. 3, 4: Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 4; Soccer, 1. 2, 3, 4; Cheer Leader, 3; Recitation Cont ' est, 2, 3: North Carolina Citizens Association Contest, 4; Jun- ior Red Cross. 1, 2. 3, 4; Sports Editor for The Log, 3: Commencement Marshal. 2, " Perk " is quiet, congenial, and happy- go-lucky. She is always around to lend a helping hand. She plans to attend a business school, then someone will be fortunate in having her as secretary. She has done splendid work in all school activities. We are wishing you success, Gladys. Mary Kathleen Pleasants Oxford, N. C. " When our hope breaks, let our patience hold. " Class Secretary. 2; G. B. Summers Club. 1. 2, 3, 4; Glee Club. 1. 2. 3: Patriotic Club, 1, 2. 3. 4; Girls ' Victory Corps. 2. 3: Recitation Contest. 2. 4: Junior Red Cross 1, 2. 3, 4: Christmas Pageant, 2; Ameri- canism Essay Contest, 2: North Carolina Citizens Association Contest, 3, 4. Kathleen is better know to all her friends as " Kat " . She will not shun a difficult task, and is willing to help. She plans to go to college and then into training. Her ambition is to become an X-Ray laboratory technician and we know she vvill be capable of rendering valuable service in her chosen career. Page Thirty-six I Dorothy Taylor Strickland Middlessex, N. C. " The good is always beautiful, the bea- tiful is good. " Q. B. summers Club 1. 2 3 4, Secretary ot O. J. summers Club 2. 4 Glee Club i p joue Club. 1, 2, 3; secretary of John Paul Jone goftball. 4; soccer. 1 2. 3. f l ' i .n. i. 2. 3. 4; 1, 2, 3, 4; Track. 3. Vouey Americanism Essay con est 2 Nor . Tb UoTrT tol: 3- ' Art Editor for The Lo.. 4; Student Council. 3. " Dot " is the prettiest girl in our class and also the best sport. She - a good cook, but she can play basketball better. She plans to attend a business college and study to become a - " y ,, . she has the qualifications that wiU as sist her toward success in this field. William Henry Stuart Elkin, N. C. " Fortune cannot take away what she did not give. " Nettie N Bemis Club. 1: O. B. Summers Club. 2 3 4- Vice-President of G. B. Summers Club. 3; Class Secretary. 2; Patriotic Club. 1. 2. 3, 4; Glee Cl ' .b 3- Boys ' Victory Corps. 1; Sgt.. 2: Varsity Football ' SCI ad. 1. 2, 3. 4: Varsity Baseball Team, 12 3 4 " Norfh Carolina Citizens Association Con- test " 4- Americanism Essay Contest. 3: Junior Red Cross. 1. 2. 3. 4; Christmas Pageant. 1, 2. " Peter " is a most dependable student. He has been very outstanding in all ath- letics, and has always been ready to cooperate in the various school activities. His pleasant disposition will carry him far in whatever he undertakes. We are not sure whether he will continue electri- cal work or attend college. Best of luck to you, " Peter! " Page Thirty-seven Harold Mellon Taylor Wilson, N. C. " Men of courage, men of sense, and men of letters are frequent; but a true gentleman is what one seldom sees. " Class Treasurer. 4: Nettie N. Bemis Club. 1; G. B. Summers Club. 2, 3, 4; Patriotic Club, 1. 2. 3, 4; President of G. B. Summers Club. 4; Boys ' Victory Corps, 1: Corporal, 2; Varsity Football Squad, 1, 2. 3. 4; Alternate Football Captain, 3; VarsitV Baseball Team, 1, 2, 3, 4; Junior Life Saving, 1; Senior Life Saving, 3: Junior Red Cross, 1, 2, 3, 4: North Caro- lina Citizens Association Contest 4; Americanism Es- say Contest, 3: Humor Editor of The Log, 3; Glee Club. 3: Student Council, 4. " Nosey " is an all-round good fellow. He has made excellent grades in school, and has participated in many of the activities to be a diligent student of the school. His part in athletics has been a credit to the team. He plans to enter college this fall, and we realize that he has the ability to make good in whatever he does. " Nosey " may the very best in life be yours ! Page Thirty-eight Vernelle Rivers Vaughan Louisburg, N. C. " Guard well thy thoughts: Our thoughts are heard in heaven. " G. B. Summers Club, I, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3: Patriotic Club, I, 2, 3, 4; Girls ' Victory Corps, 1, 2, 3; Soccer, 2, 3, 4; Basketball, 2, 3, 4; Soffball, 2, 3, 4; Track, 2, 3, 4: Americanism Essay Contest, 2; North Carolina Citizens Association Contest, 3, 4; Honorable Mention in North Carolina Press Associa- tion Contest, 3; Honorable Mention in World Peace Program Contest, 4; Declamation Contest ' , 3, 4; Jun- ior Life Saving, 3; Senior Life Saving. 4; Christmas Pageant, 2, 3; Junior Red Cross, 1, 2, 3, 4. Who is friendlier than Vernelle? She could never begin to count her friends. Quiet, modest, and competent, she has proved to be a diligent student. Her ambition is to become a secretary. By her faithfulness to her duty and sincerity to friends, we know she will need have no fear for her future. Luck to you, Vernelle! Amanda Louise Wall Mocksville, N. C. " A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches. " Nettie N. Bemls Club, 1: Committee in G. B Summers Club, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club. 1, 2. 3 Patnotic Club, 1, 2, 3, 4: Girls- Victory Corps, 1, 2, Softball. 2, 3 4 volley Ball, 2, 3 4: Track. 2, 3. 4; Socce ' 2 3 4; Recitation Contest. 2, 3, 4: American sm Essay Contest, 2; North Carolina Citizens Association Con test. 4: Triangle Debate. 2; Junior Red 0 " = J., A 3, 4: Junior Editor of The Log, 3; Business Manager of The Los. 4; Christmas Pageant, 1. 2. Louise is a fine girl, and possesses an unusually friendly manner. She is one of our most conscientious seniors, and we know she will attain the goal toward which she intends to strive, that of nursing. She enjoys her work m Hicks Memorial Hospital, and she will find happiness in her future career in rendering service to those who need care. Clara Rebecca Woodruff North Wilkesboro, N. C. " Life without laughing is a dreary blank. " Glee Club. 1. 2. 3: G. B. Summers Club, 1. 2, 3. 4: Recitation Contest, 2. 3. 4; Winner of Bond in North Carolina Citizens Association Contest. 3. 4; Americanism Essay Contest. First Prize. 3: American- ism E ' ssay Contest, Second Prize. 3: Art Editor of The Log. 3: Feature Editor of The Log. 4; Triangle Debater in District Contest at Meredith College. 3; Class Secretary. 3; Secretary of Glee Club. 3: Patri- otic Club. 1, 2, 3. 4: Girls ' Victory Corps. 1. 2; Soft- hall. 2, 3. 4; Soccer. 2. 3. 4: Volley Ball. 2, 3, 4; Track, 2, 3. 4; Good Health Contest. 4; Junior Red Cross. 1. 2, 3. 4: Chrisfmas Pageant. 2, No one can compare with Becky when it comes to winning or writing essays. She always lands on top! Becky is very conscientious and ac- curate in her work, and all extra-curri- cular activities. She is going to college, so we will still be proud of her, for she will continue her excellent type of work. Page Thirty-nine lUemoirs By Rebecca Woodruff, Class Historian Pioneers! Oh, Pioneers! How could one expect a more delightful day than Sep- tember 1, 1943— a calm peaceful, autumnal day in America, radiant with the sunshine of hope cheer, and joyous promise! The faithful old covered wagon, known as the John Nichols School, was ready at the gate of a new school year. It has served as the conveyance of many to their desti- nation in the Land of Great Wisdom, but this was an outstanding day in its history, and many settlers gazed upon it in wonder as they watched the sixteen beautiful and charming young ladies and the twenty-two bold and dashing young gentlemen climb in, for it was rumored that they were to travel over new and strange lands in search of the Fountain of Perfect Understanding. After we were seated, we felt that our journey would be pleasant for we saw that Coach E. T. Regan had accepted the responsibility fo this great undertaking. Coach suggested that we elect someone to keep an account of our journey for we would enjoy recounting these experiences to our posterity. I was elected and so it feel to my lot to record the incidents of the four years of travel. After traveling a while, we reached " Ye Olde English Inn, " operated by Mrs. Kirk Duncan and Miss Mamie Daniel. Mr. Regan thought we would enjoy refreshments, so we stopped. When we entered, to our great amazement. Miss Belle Hockaday was serving English tea and Literature cookies. Then we were given permission to wander a little distance toward the field of Ligon ' s Citizenship, but what excitement we met! A band of mathematical dragons, putting forth lire from every equation under the leadership of Mr. K. D. Walker! A terrible battle ensued, and he helped us all he could, but six of our members were overcome in spite of all. The rest of us rushed back in time for Rebecca Woodruff to join a gossiping circle, and though inexperienced, she spoke on the subject, " Trimming Her Husband. " Not to be outdone, Herbert Colenda and Albert Case thought they would be like the pilgrims in Canterbury Tales and each relate a tale. He told of the trial of a negro for chicken stealing, while Albert told of " His First Date. " It was getting late so we started on the second lap of our journey. Miss Doris Blalock also accompanied us with her scientific equipment. Everything moved along nicely until we reached the Algebra River. There were only twenty-six of us this time. On the opposite side was standing Mr. K. D. Walker, who warned us of the deep places and swift current, but a few were seated so near the edge of the wagon, they fell out in the water. It seemed that they would drown in spite of all; when lo! who should come along In a little boat but Mr. William A. Booth, who pulled with all his strength and managed to get all to safety. We proceeded on our way, arriving at Mrs. A. L. Harper ' s Travelers ' Camp. We were delighted to spend a while there, for she served delicious refreshments, and then too, we had a most pleasant time swimming in Blabck ' s Biology Lake. After our swim we went into a large building where various contests were being held and we were invited to take part. An argument arose over the age limit of voting, and of course Leonard Dean, Louise Wall, and Mary Newsome couldn ' t resist the temptation to express their opinions. The next on the program was a declamation contest, and in this, Charles Jones won the Oxford Lodge medal and Leon Capps received honorable mention. Next was the American Legion Oratorical Contest, in which Charles Jones won second place in the District. Rebecca Woodruff won in the Americanism Essay Contest. Mary Newsome, as cheer leader, was called upon to lead in some yells, after which the marshals: Herbert Colenda, Ben tucker, Gladys Pergerson, with Charles Jones as chief, led us outside, where a group of Boy Scout leaders had gathered. We missed Charles, but soon learned that he was being initiated into the Order of the Arrow. Page Fourty r. „ or,r,o,incpd that it was time for us to move along our way, and as we Mr Regan " " " " " il " j ' geting us to Booth ' s Museum. Miss Ida Londeree gave us were riding we saw a sign dn- wonders of the world. In one place we free ti ' ' ets that we mig entei ana . background. In another place trre-fVfnTof ' l u su a ti s:t an Tc K ' r ' " " " ' Peacock had taught some frogs to croak our Alma Mater song As we started out of the building, snow in the formation of Ligon s geometnc fig- ures warfalUng and nine of the boys were successful m saving a great quantity of T i h , tent was a e-VDSV fortune teller and of course we were all anxious to knowVhaTst ' mightTen ' uf ' Ihe gave us these predictions which believe it or not really came true: . j iv. Charles Jones would make the highest scholastic record for the year. Rebecca Woodruff would win a $50.00 Victory Bond in the essay contest spon- " ' c arL Jones Vouldlvfrrst prize in the Americanism Essay Contest, while " " Leonard Dea " wouW wifthe ' medal for his declamation and would also represent Granville County in the American Legion Oratorical Contest Sert Colenda and Charles Jones would become Eagle Scouts , , , , , Leonard Dean and Rebecca Woodruff would be winners in the triangle debate and Ben Tucker would be captain of the football team i f , f c- tv,»,- wmild be no graduation, we had plenty of time on the last part of Since there o " ' ' ' ° ° 5 ' September day in 1946. We were tired and thirsty, our JOl rney It was a very warm S p but this would not be 1%J ' ' .;° had a pleasant surprise for us. Hrrllerf C knl 4 -t« F ' ' hemical Pond and fish. All aEre«r o Ben Ser and Harold Taylor went for bait. Soon they returned with Tal- tonTLtheratics, Ligon ' s English, and Booth ' s Economics. , „ . ,v„.=t «ncp ful in the catch. The largest caught were by the following: Wnndr f fsfo 00 Vktory Bond ; Leonard Dean, the Kiwanis Medal; Louise Rebecca Woodiuff, a V pLnior Recitation Contest; Leonard Dean, the privi- Wall, an honoi Health Contest at Meredith College; lege of repiesenting Gianviu y . Region Oratorical Contest; Leonard Beaf t e Worll PeaL Me ' da? Dean, a treasure box with $55.00 in it as prizes Froni ' the Soi Conservation Contest; James Long, captain of the football team, and Leonard Dean, an affirmative place on the debating team. T , wc= «r, bannv over his success that he began singing " Requiem. " Just as vJadrto leave B illy Stuart began asking Miss Johnson over and over, " Who s 7vi ' ' Miss jEn didn ' t want to delay us so she told him she would let him and Leonard go over to D " ke University and try to find an answer. A,ru I „ Koe,„t5fn1 nlace in sight! The Fountain of Perfect Understanding! Not cnly Yhaf b L a w ner loa and foy-ride with Mr. and Mrs. Booth, a banquet by the Juniors! and an invitation from our home room teacher, Mrs. Ligon, to go with her to see " The Mikado " . v, j . „ We have had an abundance of joy along the way but sadness must come to all XT i!;. vTac VinH more ffrief than ours, for during our high school career we have lost liur of the tiuest friends any person or group could ever have: Dr. N. C. Daniel, our foui ol tl e tiuest iiiLnub y P Luther A. Ligon, our storekeeper and baker, in fiary?1946; DiT c K. Proctor our Superintendent, in June, 1946; and Steve Harrell, one of our schoolmates, in July, 1946. , j They have attained the Highest Goal, for a just award awaits the deserving. Page Forty-one Keepsakes Section I Article I. TO our SupeHntendent R Mr. E. T. Regan, we give s " ' . " ; J °XnJ We r;alize that they will itude, and the whole unlimited alth of our ete nal m« o ever be interested in our 7 I tS the praise Tnfan l oXarw hrdut ttZ% n ma our eU effort be made in such a manner as will bring the greatest happiness to them. A 1 TT To our beloved faculty we bequeath all the patience, forbearance, long- Article II. lo our oeioveu ±di,u J ,i amazing knowledge and for the education of the classes to come after us. principal .,d teachers. They " f " " ' t " upon u,; they will feel them th. same M " . l»t Sf H . trn.t that the Cla„ of 1948 will _on?hSsrte:rrer:;:? = ii z. of friendship from henceforth and forever. Aritcle IV To the Sophomores our natural apitude for acquiring knowledge, and all the hungering and thirsting after information, usually accompanying such. Article V. To the Freshmen any stubs of pencils, erasers, used parallel ePjf J worn bo k sacks that we may leave behind us in the excitement and haste ofja « up our cherished treasures for the last time. May they feel free make use ot tnem and feel, perhaps, that they may, in some mystic way, impart some of oui gieat kno ledge to them. ,i v, v. Article VI. To our Alma Mater we leave our love and appreciation for all she has done, along with our promise to uphold her name. Section II Article I. To Edith Jones, Louise Wall leaves her place in the hospital. Article II. Albert Case leaves his pestering ways to John Wiley. Article III. Vernon Cumbia receives Dickie Mathews ' ability to get his lessons after the tardy bell rings. Page Forty-two well. Article IV To her sister, Virginia, Kathleen Pleasants leaves her dignified manner. Article V Vernelle Vaughan wills her pigSY bank to Brownie Elks, in hope Brow- nie Xut more nickels and dimes in than she d d. Article VI. Joe Potter is to receive Billy Stuart ' s musical talent. Article VIII To " Brick " Garner, Jimmy Long wills his hair cutting clippers. Trticle IX Beatrice Bostic receives Margaret Moore ' s most admired possession. ' Z::TZ::Z2 rsrol rd telephone numhers to Tommy Mowery. Article XI To Dickie Case, Wilbur Hicks leaves his popularity with the girls. Article XII. Jewell Harrell is to receive Mary Newsome ' s cheer leading ability 1 icle XIII. Leonard Dean leaves to his sister Sally, his ability in public speaking. Article XIV. To for - S Z :r XV ' rr J lr rst a. to dlmb and to David Braswell. Article XVI. Clark Armstrong receives Harold Ballard ' s chopping block and sharp " " " " Article XVII. To " Ears " Davis, Leon Capps leaves his big appetite and ability to " Tide ' XVIII. Harold Taylor leaves to John Callahan his ability to give a realistic " ° ' ArtTde XIX To her sister, Mary Lou. Marie Mills leaves her athletic ability. Artide XX Annie Lee Graham is to receive Gladys Pergerson ' s love for the boys. Artide XXI Lindy Floyd leaves his quiet ways on dass " Red " Davis. Article XXII Dorothy Strickland leaves to Hden Adams her ability to misbehave on class and still make 93 on deportment. „ . r , - kt. • , vvTTT William " Dopey " Everette is to receive Herbert Colenda ' s ability to sotvf ma h™ aT;Sms°;;% ' opes that he will benefit as much by this as others have in the past. Section III V, f;-.i ,-v ntlemnting to subvert, overturn, nullify, or in anyway Article I. Any beneficial y attempting . interfere with the Pr° ' ' ° " hiTorh but shall be sentenced to hard labor at the and privileges therein gianted to him o , he discretion of the Student nearest water fountain, toi one oi iivc y Council of John Nichols School. Hereunto we set our hand and seal this thirtieth day of May, 1947. Class Of 1947 Witness: GuY Elks Sally Shoestring Page Forty-three lUiraqes Leonard Dean, Class Prophet Classmates, it is said that travelers, trudging over the burning sands of deserts wa te and ?hip beyond the horizon. Sometimes these -- -.- . f ! Gainst a background cf colored mists. These mirages are not fancied but they aie re most polite centers of refined birddom.) Life Magazine, and acquire an enormous salary, smce then financial success will entirely dependent on her talent. Miss Kathleen Pleasants, whose love for sweets has nearly sent the boys of her elass nto bfnkrTptcy, will b offered her choice as forelady in Hershey ' s candy fac- tory or Pine State dairy lunch counter, and will accept the former. Miss Vernelle Vaughan, who has kept the boys of her class busy in killing all the buis Ind worms that rashly crossed her path, will be appointed professor of entomology at Harvard University. Miss Mary Newsome will achieve fame in the future, by learning to sharpen her own lead pencils. Miss Marie Mills will emigrate to California, buy a thousand acres of unirrigated land and raise onions on a gigantic scale. Miss Louise Wall will devote her attention to the manufacture of cosmetics and after becoming proficient in the French language, will open a beauty parlor m Pans. Miss Gladys Pergerson will become a successful manager of one of Oxfords chewing gum factories. Miss Dorothy Strickland, after serving four terms as the White House cook and becoming acquainted with all state secrets, will aspire to become President of the United States and will be unanimously elected. Mr. Herbert Colenda, in imitation of Luther Burbank, - ' Jl Sght and propagate a new species of icebergs, warranted to keep their bulk and weight in torrid zones. Page Forty-four Mr Harold Ballard, after graduating as a veterinary surgeon, will emigrate to the far West and originate a new species of cow-boy, who will change the cut of his costume every new moon and throw the lasso ambidextrously. Mr Richard Mathews, because of his tendencies, is destined to become a famous and successful milliner, whose headgear will command fabulous prices and astonish the world. Mr. Lindy Floyd will in the future learn to stay awake in church. Mr Wilbur Hicks, in pursuing his love for archaeology, will become associated with a famous band of Egyptologists and serve them, very successfully, as a water carrier. Mr Leon Capps, having cultivated a great knowledge of firearms will become manager and owner of a shooting gallery and will give expert instruction in target practice, once in six months himself hitting the " bull ' s eye. Mr lames Long will go to Africa to hunt for diamonds and will become possessor of the largest diamond in the world for which all the sovereigns alive will bargain in vain and which he will finally exchange for a wife. Mr Clifton Adams will go to India to tame elephants will be carried away on the back of the tamest one to parts unknown and when next seen will be ringing the church bell in Warsaw, Poland. Mr Albert Case will become a teacher in stenography and typewriting and finally onen a business college in which there will be no entrance fee, and the only require- ment of wSwm bf that the pupils will be able to dance the two-step. Mr. Charles Jones will become the proprietor of a moving picture house in which he will pose for his own pictures. Mr Ben Tucker will circumnavigate the globe three time with a Ford motor car and a birch canoe. On the second trip he will meet Miss Margaret Moore who will have become a boarding-house keeper for knitting-factory gir s and. after a short but happy courtship, they will marry and take the third trip together. Mr Harold Taylor will go to California and make a fortune while there, gather- ing snails and selling them to French restaurants. Mr Billy Stuart, instigated by the ever busy Ouija board, will travel to the re- motest corner of the earth in search of a wife, and after many years return to marry Ms next door neighbor, who has meanwhile become a widow. Now I see the laziest man I ever saw, yet it is the only person he can get to feed him read for him, or work for him-it is Leonard Dean the prophet of this class! ' " Oh the gift to give us to see ourselves as others see us! Page Forty-five A Jusl Reward Axuails TKe Deseruinq (From " A Psalm of Life " ) Tell us not, 0 hygo7ie classes, School is but an easy dream; For the student works ivho passes; Lessons are not what they seem. School is real, school is earnest, And today we but begin; Yet prepared, and ivith all int ' rest Out into the world to win. Not beginning, and not ending. Is our school of life today; But to pause, our memories blending With our hopes along the ivay. Tasks seemed long, yet class-time fleeting, And tve ' ve all seemed brave and gay. Though our hearts, like drums, were beating On examination day! In each day ' s returning battle. We have had our taste of life; Often made the book-shelves rattle With the zeal of learning ' s strife. Noiv a future, ever pleasant. Seems bedecked with roses red; We must leave this living present, Knoiving not ivhat loaits ahead. Just reivards await the deserving We ivill win diplomas, too; And departing, leave behind us Proof of all we ' ve tried to do. Records that perhaps the classes Coming after us may find. Gleaning thought which truth surpasses From the words ive leave behind. Let us, then, be still pursuing With our colors blue and tvhite; Till success reivards enduring. Helps us ever seek the right. Louise Wall, Class Poet. Page Forty-six Senior Honor Roll FIRST REPORT PERIOD Harold Ballard Leon Capps Albert Case Harold Ballard Leon Capps Albert Case Herbert Colenda Charles Jones Harold Ballard Leon Capps Albert Case Herbert Colenda Leonard Dean LiNDY Floyd Harold Ballard Leon Capps Albert Case Herbert Colenda Leonard Dean Harold Ballard Leon Capps Albert Case Herbert Colenda Leonard Dean Herbert Colenda Leonard Dean Charles Jones Mary Newsome Harold Taylor Ben Tucker Rebecca Woodruff SECOND REPORT PERIOD Margaret Moore Mary Newsome Gladys Pergerson Kathleen Pleasants Harold Taylor Ben Tucker Vernelle Vaughan Louise Wall Rebecca Woodruff THIRD REPORT PERIOD Wilbur Hicks Charles Jones James Long Margaret Moore Mary Newsome Gladys Pergerson Kathleen Pleasants Billy Stuart Harold Taylor Ben Tucker Louise Wall Rebecca Woodruff FOURTH REPORT PERIOD LiNDY Floyd Wilbur Hicks Charles Jones Margaret Moore Mary Newsome Gladys Pergerson Kathleen Pleasants Harold Taylor Ben Tucker Rebecca Woodruff FIFTH REPORT PERIOD LiNDY Floyd Wilbur Hicks Charles Jones Margaret Moore Mary Newsome Gladys Pergerson Billy Stuart Harold Taylor Ben Tucker Rebecca Woodruff Honor Roll for Sixth Report Period not available until after Final Examinations. Page Forty-seven Who ' s Who in Class ' 47 (Reading Left to Right— Down Column) Clifton Adams Neatest Dorothy Strickland Prettiest James Long Most Athletic Boy Leon Capps Most Optimistic Vernelle Vaughan Class Antique Harold Ballard Most Energetic Marie Mills Most Athletic Girl LiNDY Floyd Class BabTj Harold Taylor Most Dependable Margaret Moore Most Conceited Cutest Shortest Leonard Dean Most Ambitious Boy Most Original Most Musical Louise Wall Most Talkative Glayds Pergerson Most Versatile Wilbur Hicks Most Studious Kathleen Pleasants Quietest Most Dignified Charles Jones Handsomest Mary Newsome Most Popular Girl Best All Round Billy Stuart Best Sport Albert Case Biggest Pest Herbert Colenda Most Conceited Boy Tallest Dickie Mathews Wittiest Ben Tucker Most Popular Boy Most Versatile Best All Round Rebecca Woodruff Teachers ' Pet Most Ambitious Girl Most Versatile Page Forty-nine Events During Senior I] ear September — Election Class Officers, Log Staff, Literary Club Officers Opening of Football Season October — Alumni Homecoming Hallowe ' en Carnival November — Program by Professor Quiz December— Arrival of our Superintendent and Family Essay Contest by North Carolina Citizens Association Boys ' Declamation Contest Girls ' Recitation Contest Senior Recitation-Declamation Contest Good Health Contest World Peace Contest Christmas Concert January — Soil Conservation Contest February — Fort Bragg Chapel Choir March — Representatives to Student Council Conference at Barium Springs American Legion Oratorical Contest Opening of Baseball Season Officer Pressly ' s Dog Show April— Debaters to E. C. T. C. Three Seniors to Washington, D. C. Junior-Senior Supper at Thousand Dollar Spring Seniors Entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Booth May — Mrs. Ligon Invites Seniors to see " The Mikado " Junior-Senior Banquet Spring Concert by John Nichols Choir Baccalaureate Sermon Class Day Graduation Page Fifty In lUemoriam Stevie Freeman Harrell February 1, 1928— July 17, 1946 Of cheerful mien and happy disposition, friendly toward everyone and a friend of all, dependable, and cooperative, Stevie was a faithful member of the Ninth Grade, the Nettie N Bemis Club, corporal in the Victory Corps, on the Varsity Football Squad, also Varsity Baseball Team. His spirit of friendliness will long be remembered as an out- standing example of the love of Christ in human hearts. " I cannot say and I tvill not say That he is dead,— He is just away! With a cheery smile and a loave of the hand, He has wandered into an unknown land, And left us dreaming how very fair It yieeds must be, since he lingers there. • ' And you—0 you, tvho the ivildest yearn For the old-time step and the glad return, Think of him faring on, as dear In the love of There as the love of Here; Think of him still as the same, I say: He is not dead,— He is just au-ay! " JUNIOR CLASS David Woodruff President Mildred Pergerson Vice-President Vernon Cumbia Secretary Tommy Mowery Treasurer Mr. Hiram J. Mayo, Home Room Teacher Mrs. W. a. Booth, Grade Mother Mr. Percy McLamb, Grade Father MEMBERS TT . A,..,«c Winifred Mason Helen Adams T „.,.T Gaddis McDonald Doris Bean »» -i.T .uAM Ida Moore Mary Callahan JESSIE MAE CAYTON TOMMY MOWERY VELNA CHANDLEY ILDRED PERGERSON Jessie Lee Childress Joe Potter , riTT,,DTA James Robersom Vernon Cumbia RAYMOND DENNY FRANCES SURLES John D. Garner mma Jean Thompson ANN HALYBURTON ELIZABETH TOLER BETTY HUNNICUTT SAM WiNFIELD y r c David Woodruff William Jones Billy Leagon Page Fifty-five Junior Class Hislorij • In the fall of 1944, thirty-seven young ladies and gentlemen were seen entering a hugh space ship which, it was rumored, would carry them on a flight which would re- quire four years. Their mission was to secure more knowledge. The first problem confronting the group was the selection of a president, who was to act as a co-pilot. Cecil Thomas was elected. The pilot, Mr. K. D. Walker, had already been chosen. Our first stop was at the Hallowe ' en Carnival where Winifred Mason won second prize in the Popularity Contest. While here Jessie Lee Childress and Winifred thought they would take a try at public speaking and Jessie Lee was successful enough to win honorable mention. Since we were getting along so well in our mission, we lessened our speed to join the seniors at a party in the Masonic Hall, and did we have fun ! Our pilot, having met a fair damsel decided to change stations so Mr. W. A. Booth took over the controls and landed us safely. In September, 1945, we continued our flight with a new pilot. Miss Doris Blalock. For our new co-pilot and president we elected Emma Jean Thompson. Velna Chandley, Betty Hunnicutt, Jessie Lee Childress, and Winifred Mason were soon able to join the Recitation Contest and Winifred Mason won the O. O. Medal. As we continued our flight, we found that for the name " Motor Associates, Inc. " , which had been selected from over 3,668 names, David Woodruff had won a cash prize of $100.00 and a priority certificate which entitled him to purchase one of the first five automobiles to be received by the new company, handling the Kaiser-Frazer automobiles. A number of our group decided to join the debating club, and David Woodruff and Winifred Mason made the first team. Again we have a change of pilots when Miss Blalock decides to leave and turn the controls over to Mrs. W. A. Booth, who piloted us through the remainder of the year. When we boarded our ship in the fall of 1946, we found that five of our passengers had dropped out and that James Roberson had decided to join us. We also had a new pilot again, Mr. Hiram J. Mayo. As usual we find Winifred and David again debating, also Billy Leagon. Winifred debated in the district contest at E. C. T. C. Elizabeth Toler, Helen Adams, James Roberson, Jessie Lee Childress, Betty Hunnicutt and Velna Chandley enter the Recitation Contest, and Jessie Lee again won honorable mention. David, Winifred, Betty, and Velna Chandley enter the World Peace Contest. These enter the Good Health Contest and Ida Moore decides to try her luck. Wini- fred is selected to participate in the district contest held at Meredith College. As we neared the end of the third part of our flight, we stopped over at Duke and gave Emma Jean Thompson, Betty Hunnicutt, and Winifred Mason a chance to compete in the district music contest. When we landed this time, we had a wonderful time entertaining the seniors at a weiner roast, and then at a banquet. On May 30, we pay them our last tribute when we take part in Class Day exercise, and David will be chief marshall, along with Vernon Cumbia, Sam Winfield, Emma Jean Thompson, and Ida Moore. Emma Jean Thompson, Historian Page Fifty-six I SOPHOMORE CLASS President Betty Hilliaed „ Vice-President David Braswell „ Secretary Beatrice Bostic " Treasurer Ann Vinson Mr. M. G. Talton, Jr., Home Room Teacher Grade Mothers: Mrs. K. A. Thompson, Mrs. M. G. Talton Grade Fathers: Mr. J. H. Landrum, Mr. Milton Pruitt MEMBERS „ , Edith Jones Frank Boddie „ „ Catherine Mason Beatrice Bostic „ Lennie McGuire Retha Bostic DAN BRASWELL ILTON NEWSOME DAVID BRASWELL P " " ' ' n.c Paul Taylor Richard Case „ „ „ Olin Thomas Emily Cole _ „ Catherine Thompson Clifton Davis RONALD DAVIS GEORGIA THROCKMORTON WILLIAM EVERETTE TALBOT TiPPETT _ LORETTA TREVATHAN Robert Forbes „.i,A.j Ann Vinson Annie Lee Graham tr . T vDTTUTriM Richard Warren Claudia Halyburton John Wiley Jewell Harrell „ TT Martha Helen Williams Betty Hilliard James McIhria Wilson Hoke Hooker Mattie Lee Winfree Mamie Howard T„., ,=r.M Ruth Yeargin Leonard Johnson Page Fifty-nine Sophomore Class Hislorij • The Sophomore Class of 1946-47 has been very outstanding during its two years in high school. Many of its pupils have entered the various contests, and on many occasions taken first place. This class boasts of many good speakers, such as, oh! well, it wouldn ' t do to call any names, since they ' re all good. In 1945, the Declamation Contest had quite a few contestants from our class. Beatrice Bostic received honorable mention, also Robert Forbes. Mattie Lee Wmfree, Lennie McGuire, Emily Cole, Edith Jones, Dickie Case, and William Everette left a good impression. One student, Dan Braswell, made an excellent beginning in debating. Frank Boddie, after being discharged from the navy, joined our class on January 21, 1946, and has been doing splendid work. Lillie Mae Whittington went to live at Fuquay Springs. Mr. William A. Booth, who was our Home Room teacher for 1945- ' 46 passed on to us many ideas for our development, and gave us much helpful advice. The honor roll for ' 45- ' 46 had an average of fourteen students for the entire year. This was the highest percentage in high school. The class has been most progressive during the year 1946-47. The Declamation Contest was almost won over by the sophomores. Mattie Lee Winfree won the Oxford Orphanage Medal, Ronald Davis, the Oxford Lodge Medal, Georgia Throckmorton and Robert Forbes, honorable mention. Beatrice Bostic, Betty Hilliard, Emily Cole, Catherine Thompson, Annie Lee Graham, Mamie Howard, Ruth Yeargin, and Dickie Case proved themselves fine public speakers. The debating team had two of our speakers: Robert Forbes and Dan Braswell, Dan won a place on the first team and his team won over Oxford High. Ronald Davis and David Braswell did well in the Soil Conservation Contest. The contest " Is World Government A Path To Peace? " was entered by Mamie Howard, Beatrice Bostic, and Dan Braswell. They had strong competition, but Dan emerged with an honorable mention. Betty Hilliard and Mamie Howard entered the Good Health Contest, and Mamie won honorable mention. Three of the sophomores were contestants in the American Legion Oratorical Contest. They did not win, but they did receive excellent experience. We had four girls, who are members of the Glee Club, to have the privilege of going to Duke to compete in the District Music Contest. When it comes to athletics, the sophomores are there, too. Four of the champion players were ours. Two of our classmates have left us during this school year: Catherine Thompson, who moved to Apex, N. C, and Milton Newsome, who has moved to Lumberton, N. C. We have missed them so much. Mr. Garland Talton, Jr., who is our Home Room teacher for this year, is a very congenial man. He is our algebra teacher and we like him very much. Our school year is drawing near an end, and we do hops that we shall all pass and continue together until graduation. William Everette, Historian. FRESHMEN CLASS Marie King Jack Moore Pauline Radford- Jerry SURLES-- President -Vice-President Secretary -Treasurer Miss Louise Pender, Hotne Room Teacher Mrs. W. C. Johnson, Grade Mother MEMBERS Louis Aydt Jack Leagan Shirley Bean Cecil Mashburn Ralph Blalock Mary Lou Mills Doris Coley Marvin Mizzelle Sallie Dean Jack Moore Ruth Deaton Marvin Overcash HoLLiE Elks Ruth Peeden Julia Fitchette Calvin Pleasants Daisy Mae Flow Virginia Pleasants Ernest Forbes Pauline Radford Betty Garner Alice Simpson Billy Harrell Jerry Surles Nathan Harris Margaret Sykes Carrie W. Hobgood Gladys Weaver Maxine Hobgood Virginia Whittington Ann Johnson Russell Wiley Marie King Marshall Wilson Florence Knight Page Sixty-three Freshman Class Hislorij Everything has its beginning, and so did we, on September 3, 1946. This was our first day in high school. Our Home Rom teacher is Miss Louise Pender, and our class officers are: Marie King, president; Jack Moore, vice-president; Pauline Radford, secre- tary; and Jerry Surles, treasurer. Among our classmates these have participated in the speaking contests: Doris Coley, Sally Dean, Daisy Mae Flow, Hollie Elks, Julia Fitchette, Carrie Hobgood, Marie King, Florence Knight, Virginia Pleasants, Pauline Radford, Alice Simpson, Calvin Pleasants, and Marshall Wilson. We had Sally Dean and Marie King to enter aeOating. Every member of the class belongs to a literary club. The G. B. Summers, ■with Mrs. L. A. Ligon, as faculty adviser, and Nettie N. Bemis Club, with Mr. H. J. Mayo, as adviser, are our two literary clubs. The John Nichols Girls Choir, under the direction of Miss Mary Johnson, has several of our girls enrolled: Shirley Bean, Doris Coley, Sally Dean, Daisy Mae Flow, Ann Johnson, Marie King, Pauline Radford, Alice Simpson, and Gladys Weaver. We have also taken part in athletics. The girls play soft ball, basketball, soccer, and volley ball the boys play football and baseball. We do hope to be able to continue our good record in high school. Jerry Surles, Historian. Page Sixty-four 1947 i i f Duke Building This building was erected in 1929 while Mr John J. Phoenix was rvand Master of the Grand Lo dge of Masons. In it are the clothing department, laundry, sewing rooms. Boy Scout hall, and rooms for other purposes. Jlclivittes LiNDY Floyd. The Log Staff Editor-in-Chief Albert Case Assistant Editor BUSINESS Charles Jones Mary Newsome Senior Editor Harold Ballard Club Editor Rebecca Woodruff Feature Editor Dorothy Strickland Art Editor Mrs. Luther A. Li MANAGERS Louise Wall Herbert Colenda Photograph Editor Ben Tucker Sports Editor Margaret Moore Sports Editor Richard Mathews Humor Editor ION, Faculty Adviser Page Sixty-six I Student Government Council Mr. Hiram J. Mayo, Faculty Adviser „ =,= Pvo- i ent Winifred Mason, Secretary Jessie Lee Childress, Fiesuient T7- p oirJe-nf David Woodruff, Treasurer Vernon Cumbia, Vice-President REPRESENTATIVES RiTT Tones Harold Taylor Harold Ballard Bill Jones CLARK ARMSTRONG JACK MOORE GEORGIA THROCKMORTON VELNA CHANDLEV MILDRED PERGERSON BEN TUCKER Page Sixty-seven G. B. SUMMERS CLUB OFFICERS (First Term) %Zrl. ' ' s CKlS BEATRICE BOSTIC. Pa,e PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHARLES JONES, Chairman Mary Newsome James Long BUSINESS COMMITTEE Georgia Throckmorton REPORTERS Leonard Dean Frank Boddie Harold Ballard OFFICERS (Second Term) rr, „ Charles Jones, Treasurer Harold Taylor, P lt ' ' %. p,..g Herbert Colenda, Critic GEORGIA THKOCKMORTON H WILLIAMS, Page Pauline Radford, :yecieiuiy PROGRAM COMMITTEE Rebecca Woodruff. Chairman Charles Jones Albert Case BUSINESS COMMITTEE Betty Hilliard Calvin Pleasants John Wiley REPORTERS MEMBERS Mattie Lee Winfree Harold Ballard Shirley Bean Ralph Blalock Frank Boddie Beatrice Bostic Retha Bostic Leon Caffs Albert Case Richard Case Emily Cole Clifton Davis Sallie Dean Leonard Dean Hollie Elks William Everette Julia Fitchette Lindy Floyd Annie Lee Graham Claudia Halyburton Billy Harrell Jewell Harrell Betty Hilliard Carrie W. Hobgood Maxine Hobgood Ann Johnson Leonard Johnson Charles Jones Marie King Florence Knight Jack Leagon James Long Cecil Mashburn Richard Mathews Marie Mills Marvin Mizzelle Margaret Moore Mary Newsome Milton Newsome Gladys Pergerson Kathleen Pleasants Virginia Pleasants Pauline Radford Alice Simpson Dorothy Strickland Billy Stuart Harold Taylor Olin Thomas Catherine Thompson Georgia Throckmorton Ben Tucker Vernelle Vaughan Louise Wall John Wiley Russell Wiley Martha Helen Williams James McIhria Wilson Marshall Wilson Mattie Lee Winfree Rebecca Woodruff Mrs. Luther A. Ligon, Faculty Adviser Page Sixty-nine NETTIE N. BEMIS CLUB OFFICERS (First Term) Winifred Mason, President Velna Chandley, Vice-President Helen Adams, Secretary Ida Moore, Treasurer Frances Surles, Critic Doris Coley, Page PROGRAM COMMITTEE ' Emma Jean Thompson, Chairman Ann Vinson Gladys Weaver BUSINESS COMMITTEE BETTY HUNNICUTT MiLDRED PERGERSON REPORTERS JESSIE LEE CHILDRESS AnN HaLYBUBTON OFFICERS (Second Term) William Jones, President Vernon Cumbia, Vice-President Lennie McGuire, Secretary Sam Winfield, Treasurer Joe Potter, Critic Dan Braswell, Page PROGRAM COMMITTEE Tommy Mowery,- David Brasw ELL, Chairman Elizabeth Toler BUSINESS COMMITTEE - - n.TTAUiM Jessie Mae CaVton Mary Callahan REPORTERS r ' AOMCTi Ronald Davis John D. Garner MEMBERS Ann Halyburton Hoke Hooker Mamie Howard Betty Hunnicutt Edith Jones William Jones Billy Leagon Catherine Mason Winifred Mason Gaddis McDonald Lennie McGuire Mary Lou Mills Ida Moore Jack Moore Tommy Moweky Marvin Ovebcash Ruth Peedin Helen Adams Louis Aydi; ' , Doris Bean Dan Braswell David Braswell Mary Callahan Jessie Cayton Doris Coley Vernon Cumbia Ronald Davis Ruth Deaton Raymond Denny Daisy Mae Flow Ernest Forbes Robert Forbes Betty Garner John D. Garner Mildred Pergerson Joe Potter Reba Potter Frances Surles Jerry Surles Margaret Sykes Emma Jean Thompson Elizabeth Toler LORETTA TREVATHAN Ann Vinson Richard Warren Gladys Weaver ViRGINIIA WhITTINGTON Sam Winfield David Woodruff Ruth Yeargin Mb. Hiram J. Mayo, Faculty Adviser Seniors ' Recitation — Declamation Contest Louise Wall Leonabd Dean " For of S7ich Is the Kingdom " " The White Hands of Telham " Honorable Mention Medal Given by the Oxford Kiwanis Club Page Seventy-two Contestants in Declamation Contest Richard Mathews " Beyond the Last Mile " Richard Case Rendezvous with Destiny " Calvin Pleasants " Going to Run All Night " MARSHALL Wilson " Fourth of July Misadventures " JAMES ROBERSON " Must Carry On " Coach: MRS. Luther A. LiGON „.,„o " I Need a Shave " Ronald Davis „ " The New South " Robert Forbes Coaeh: MR. HiRAM J. MAYO Page Seventy-three Recif-ation Contest Mattie Lee Winfree Georgia Throckmorton " Ma ' s Sabbath Mourn " Jessie Lee Childress " Tipping off Teacher " Winner of " His Last Earthly Message " Honorable Mention Oxford Orphanage Medal Honorable Mention Page Seventy-four PRELIMINARY RECITATION CONTEST CONTESTANTS FROM G. B. SUMMERS CLUB " The Silent System " Shirley Bean .- 7,g Broom " Beatrice Bostic III The Pessimist " Emily Cole " Mrs. Clancey ' s Husbands " Sally Dean " 7 " V_ " F?(ss on a Bus " HoLLiE Elks _ uj ' j g ath Hour " Julia Fitchette H- ' Naming the Baby " Annie Lee Graham Temporary Permanent " Betty Milliard __l " Anne of Green Gables " Carrie Watkins Hobgood ' . " A Football Fan " Marie King " Love vs. Football " Florence Knight " Trimming Her Husband " Virginia Pleasants ' j ' Seaside Sight " Pauline Radford " Room of Memories " Alice Simpson J " White Lilacs " Catherine Thompson - " fipjnng off Teacher " Georgia Throckmorton " Ma ' s Sabbath Mourn " Mattie Lee Winfree Coach : Mrs. Luther A. Ligon CONTESTANTS FROM NETTIE N. BEMIS CLUB " Sophie from Skeetsville " Helen Adams . ,-g j gf Earthly Message " Jessie Lee Childress " Ma ' s Berth-Night " Doris Coley " Good-bye, Helen " Daisy Mae Flow ' " Telephoning Under Difficulties " Mamie Howard " Bending the Twig " Betty Hunnicutt ..j, Stenog Talks Back " LeNNIE McGuire " Will You Behave Ruth Peeden -y- " Keeping Office for Pa " Reba Potter " Wedding Night " Elizabeth Toler " _ " joys of III Health " Ruth Yeargin Coach: MR. HiRAM J. Mayo Page Seventy-five Senior Recitation-Declamation Contest Leonard Dean — " The White Hands of Telham " Charles Jones — " Solemn-Looking Blokes " Marie Mills — " Elected by Declamation " Margaret Moore — " Tommy Stearns at the Lib ' acy " Mary Newsome — " Ma ' s Berth-Night " VerNELLE Vaughan — " Love vs. Football " Louise Wall — " For of Such Is the Kingdom " Rebecca Woodruff — " Trimming Her Husband " Coach: MRS. LUTHER A. LiGON Contestants in Speaking Contests First Row: (Left to right) Margaret Moore, Mattie Lee Winfree, Pauline Radford, Julia Fitchette, Hollie Elks, Carrie Watkins Hobgood, Elizabeth Toler, Velna Chandley Second Row: Helen Adams, Virginia Pleasants, Doris Coley, Florence Knight, Beatrice Bostic, Marie King, Mary Newsome Third Row: Louise Wall, Dorothy Strickland, Reba Potter, Sally Dean, Shirley Bean, Alice Simpson, Catherine Thompson, Annie Lee Graham, Rebecca Woodruff Fourth Row: Georgia Throckmorton, Daisy Mae Flow, Vernelle Vaughan, Emily Cole Fifth Row: Mamie Howard, Marie Mills, Dickie Case, Betty Hillard, Ruth Peeden, Marshall Wilson, Ronald Davis Sixth Row: Leonard Dean, James Roberson, Calvin Pleasants, Richard Mathews, Charles Jones, Cecil Mashburn, Robert Forbes Page Seventy-eight John Nichols School Choir Miss Mary Johnson, Directress py viilent Betty Hunnicutt, Vice-President EMMA JKAN THOMPSON P-es,de«J MEMBERS Betty Billiard Pauline Radford Shirley Bean Howard Alice Simpson Doris Coley Johnson Catherine Thompson Sally Dean uahie King Gladys Weaver Daisy Mae Flow Catherine Mason Mattie Lee Winfree Annie Lee Graham DISTRICT MUSIC CONTEST The District Music Contest was held in Durham on March 21. Entrants riRis ' CHom- " Come Down to Kew " -hy Carl Deis Rating III Girls h " ' " , ' •Reguiem " —hy Sidney Homer Rating 11 - B ZZZ- ' sc oyWh! ,s Silvia? " - y Schubert Rating II Page Seventy-nine Chrisfmas Concert By John Nichols Girls Choir under direction of Miss Mary Johnson O Come All Ye Faithful The First Noel The Birthday of a King It Came upon the Midnight Clear Heard the Bells on Christmas Day- Scripture Reading Silent Night Hark! The Herald Angels Si7ig O Little Town of Bethlehem While Shepherds Watch Their Flock What Child Is This? JesM Bambino Oh Holy Night or Cantique de Noel--. Angels We Have Heard on High Joy to the World Benediction __. -Traditional -Traditional -Richard Willis -John Baptiste Calkin -Frances Jones -Franz Gruber .Felix Mendelssohn .Lewis H. Redner Arranged from Handel Old English Melody .Sung by Catherine Thompson Adolphe Adam Traditional French Melody Arranged from Handel Rev. A. D. Leon Gray Page Eighty Essay Contest Sponsored by the North Carolina Citizens Asso ' iation Raleigh, N. C. Rebecca Woodruff wir,r,pr of the $50.00 Victory Bond offered to the high Winner or ine Congressional District for sub- school " ' °L ' " biect— " Should the State of North Carolina plovrdrCapital Oitlay Funds for Public School Buildings. " w been the winner in this contest for two consecutive She " g gntire senior English class entered the contest with Mrs. Ligon as adviser. Page Eighty-one World Peace Contest Subject: " Is World Government the Path to Peace? " Leonard Dean, Winner of Med al given by John Nichols School Honorable Mention: Vernelle Vaughan and Dan Braswell Other Contestants— Betty Hunnicutt, Winifred Mason, David Woodruff Coach: Mrs. Luther A. Ligon Page Eighty-two Health Oratorical Contest ?nonsored By North Carolina Good Health Association, Inc. QHRTTCT- " North Carolina ' s Number One Need— Good Health " Winners- Winfred Mason and Leonard Dean The winners competed in the District Contest held at Meredith College Coach: MRS. Luther A. Ligon Page Eighty-three Soil Conservat ' ion Contest Leonard Dean Winner in Granville County and given $5.00 by Oxford Rotary Club Winner in District Contest held in Durham, N. C. and presented a $50.00 Bond by the North Carolina Banker ' s As- sociation. Contestant in State Contest held at Elkin, N. C, on April 3, 1947. Coach: Mrs. Luther A. Ligon Page Eighty-four American Legion Oratorical Contest Charles Jones Subject: The Constitution In A Changing World Winner of the following prizes: $5.00 from the John Mi Vinl. Parent Teacher Association, $5.00 from the Union NatS Bank, Oxford, N. C and $25.00 from Ernest F. Hart Post No. 90, Oxford, N. C. Other contestants in the John Nichols School were Bea- trice Bostic David Braswell, Ronald Davis, and Leonard Dean, with Mrs. L. A. Ligon as coach. He won second place in the Granville County Contest. Page Eighty-five Spring Concert • John Nichols Girls Choir May 17, 1947 • PROGRAM Lovely Appear — arranged from " The Redemption " Charles Goimod Eye Hath Not Seen— from " The Holy City " A. R. Gaul Shirley Bean, Alto Prayer of the Slavic Children Walter Golde I ' d Rather Have Jesus Beverly Shea Whispering Hope Alice Hawthorne Marie King, Emily Cole, Sopranos; Betty Hilliard, Shirley Bean, Altos Prayer from " Hansel and Gretel " Humperdinck The Linden Tree Franz Schubert A Winter Lullaby Reginald de Koven The Lotus Flower Robert Schumann Emma Jean Thompson, Alto Those Evening Bells Harvey Worthington Loomis I Have a Song to Sing from " Yeomen of the Guard " Arthur S. Sullivan Love Is A Plaintive Song from " Patience " Arthur S. Sullivan Come Down to Kew Carl Deis Rustle of the Spring Christian Sinding Miss Mary Johnson, Directress Miss Virginia Lee, Accompanist Page Eighty-six John Paul Jones Patriotic Club HAROLD BALLARD President CHARLES JONES Vice-Pres dent Rebecca Woodruff Secretary Margaret Moore Color Bearer Historical Committee Dorothy Strickland, Chairman Vernelle Vaughan Louise Wall Courtesy Committee Rebecca Woodruff, Chairman Mary Newsome Kathleen Pleasants Program Committee Charles Jones, Chairman James Long Harod Taylor OTHER MEMBERS r Albert Case Herbert Colenda, Leonard Dean, Lindy Floyd, Wilbur Hkks Sie Mathews, Marie Mills, Gladys Pergerson, Billy Stuart, Ben Tucker Mrs. Luther A. Ligon, Faculty Adviser Page Eighty-seven Triangle Debate Query: " Resolved, That the Federal Government should provide a system of complete medical care available to all citizens at public expense. " Affir-mative . Negative Leonard Dean Winifred Mason David Woodruff Dan Braswell The debaters in the triangle were from John Nichols School, Oxford High School, and Roxboro High School. The John Nichols Negative team defeated the affirmative team of Oxford High School, thereby becoming eligible to enter the District Contest held at East Carolina Teachers College, on April 17. In this contest they defeated South Edgecombe, but later lost to Rocky Mount. Page Eighty-eight Preliminary Debating Contest The following students participated in the preliminary contests and are to be commended for their efforts: Affirmative David Woodruff Billy Leagan Sally Dean Leonard Dean Marie King Those selected for the triangle debate were; Leonard Dean Negative Winifred Mason Dan Braswell Robert Forbes Jack Leagan David Woodruff Alternates Sally Dean Marie King Winifred Mason Dan Brasvs ell Robert Forbes Jack Leagan Coach: Mr. Hiram J. Mayo Page Eighty-nine Eagle Scouf-s MEMBERS OF TROOP 29 Jack Moore David Braswell Tommy Mowery Richard Case Mr. William A. Booth, Scoutmaster I Page Ninety Commencement Marshals David Woodruff, Chief VERNON CUMBIA I A MoORE EMMA JEAN THOMPSON SAM WINFIELD Page Ninety-one Joe Potter, Alternate Captain Though he weighs only 155 pounds, Joe is a very hard driving back. Those summer days on the farm have made him solid and he can really hit the line. " Muff is a great line backer also. James Long, Captain Varsity Football " J i m m y, " a senior weighing 175 pounds, has been an outstanding ath- lete since he was a small boy. He has been an excellent player in both football and baseball. Because of his ability and leadership, he was elected captain of our football team. Page Ninety-six Cheer Leaders Mary Newsome, Chief EDITH JONES DOROTHY STRICKLAND GEORGIA THROCKMORTON JESSIS LeE CHILDRESS Ida Moore Page Ninety-seven i Page Ninety-eight VARSITY FOOTBALL SQUAD COACHES Mr. E. T. Regan Captain James Long Mr. W. a. Booth Manager Calvin Pleasants Alternate Captain Joe Potter Charles Jones ' ' f " ' Herbert Colenda Left Tackle Harold Ballard Left Guard j. D. Garner Center Ben Tucker Fullback James Long.... Sam WinFIELD Right End LiNDY Floyd Right Tackle Harold Taylor Right Guard Ronald Davis R. H. B. Joe Potter L. H. B. Quarterback RESERVES Jack Leagon Albert Case Dan Braswell Billy Leagon Raymond Denny John Wiley William Everette Tommy Mowery Robert Forbes Vernon Cumbia David Woodruff Billy Stuart Cecil Mashburn Richard Warren Richard Case Jack Moore Marvin Overcash Jerry Surles Gaddis McDonald Russell Wiley Leon Capps Olin Thomas Clifton Davis David Braswell Leonard Dean Louis Aydt Bill Jones Ernest Forbes Billy Harrell Page Ninety-nine Football Reuieip • The Red Devils began practice in the early days of August for an eleven game schedule. With plenty of experience, but lacking in weight and speed, the boys were looking for a bright season. The first game of the season was with the heavier football squad of Charles L. Coon High School of Wilson. The game was played in the Oxford Recrea- tion park and, until the last two minutes of play, it appeared as if the Orphan- age gridders would come off victor. They doubtless would have won had it not been for a few costly mistakes made by the scrappy Red Devils which spelled defeat, 12-7. In the game with Hillsboro, the Red Devils bounced back with blood in their eyes and scored a convincing 20-0 victory. This was no small accomplish- ment when it is considered that the Hillsboro gridders had won their first two games from Durham by two touchdowns, and from Winston-Salem by one touchdown. The Orphanage team really showed their stuff before a large homecoming crowd by defeating Methodist Orphanage to the tune of 19-0 in a non-confer- ence game. With the line at times rising to towering strength and the backs kicking up their heels, the situation was well in hand. The reserves were called on in the Roxboro game because their big brothers needed help and they came out on top 27-0. " Jake " Denny was brilliant at times catching passes. The Red Devils were badly off form when Rocky Mount handed them their second defeat of the season, 21-0. With the reserves playing most of the game. South Boston, Va., went down in defeat, 38-0 . The Red Devils met defeat at the hands of Burlington, 25-13. " Greek " Winfield played a great game at end. The Orphanage team pulled out of their slump and realy poured on the steam in the first half cf the game to defeat the Henderson Bulldogs, 19-6, at Page One Hundred Oxford Recreation Park. Henderson ' s lone score came in the fourth quarter when Allen went over on a line buck. Long scored twice for the Orphans and Tucker scored once. Winfield caught a pass for the extra point. In a very dull game, the Red Devls were hard-pressed before winning over Chapel Hill, 18-6. The score at half time was 0-0. Davis circled left end for 45 yards to start the scoring in the third quarter. From then on out, it was all Oxford. Chapel Hill scored against Oxford ' s third team in the last quarter. With a slow rain falling, the Orphanage team opened up their running at- tack and defeated Oxford High, 21-1, in a conference game for the unofficial championship of Granville County. Methodist Orphanage handed the Red Devils their only setback in confer- ence play, defeating them in Raleigh, 18-6. Thus the Orphanage team found themselves in second place in the newly formed North Central Conference. Joe Potter, hard-driving back, was the leading scorer for the year, while little Sam Winfield was outstanding in the line. The lettermen were presented sweaters after a very successful season. Due to graduation the Red Devils will be minus Harold Ballard, Harold Taylor, James Long, Ben Tucker, Herbert Colenda, Leon Capps, Charles Jones, Albert Case, Leonard Dean, Lindy Floyd, and Billy Stuart for the 1947 season; however, from past experience there should be many who will prove a credit to the squad. Page One Hundred One RECORD OF FOOTBALL SEASON VARSITY John Nichols School 7 Wilson 12 John Nichols School 20 Hillsboro 0 John Nichols School 19 Raleigh Methodists 0 John Nichols School 27 Roxboro 0 John Nichols School 0 Rocky Mount 21 John Nichols School 38 South Boston 0 John Nichols School 13 Burlington 26 John Nichols School 19 Henderson 6 John Nichols School 18 Chapel Hill 6 John Nichols School 21 Oxford High 0 John Nichols School 6 Raleigh Methodists 18 RESERVES John Nichols School 26 Bethel Hill 19 JUNIOR VARSITY John Nichols School 6 Raleigh Methodists 0 John Nichols School 27 Raleigh Methodists 0 The Junior Varsity is coached by Mr. M. G. Talton, Jr. The Red Devils closed their season with a record of seven victories and four defeats. They scored a total of 188 points to their opponents 89. The reserves won their only encounter, while their baby brothers defeated the Methodist Orphanage in their only two games. Page One Hundred Two I Baseball ScheduleHiga? April 1 — Norlina at Oxford April 8 — Littleton at Oxford April 11— Chapel Hill at Chapel Hill April 18 — Warrenton at Oxford April 22 — Methodist Orphanage at Raleigh April 24 — Oxford at Oxford Recreation Park April 29 — Norlina at Norlina May 2 — Roxboro at Oxford May 6 — Littleton at Littleon May 7 — Warrenton at W arrenton May 9— Chapel Hill at Oxford May 12 — Oxford at Oxford Orphanage May 14 — Roxboro at Roxboro May 20— Methodist Orphanage at Oxford Page One Hundred Three I VARSITY BASEBALL SQUAD • COACHES Mr. E. T. Regan Mr. W. A. Booth Manager, BiLLY Garner first base Ronald Davis Louis Aydt second base Dan Braswell Harold Ballard Richard Mathews THIRD base Sam Winfield David Braswell shortstop Herbert Colenda Leonard Johnson catcher J. D. Garner Raymond Denny pitcher James Long Charles Jones Billy Stuart right field Ben Tucker Harold Taylor Tommy Mowery left field Clifton Davis Leonard Dean John Wiley center field Cecil Mashburn Richard Case David Woodruff Page One Hundred Five Baseball Review On April 1, the Red Devils opened their baseball season here by defeat- ing Norlina High School, 10-1, behind the one-hit pitching of James Long. Cecil Mashburn led the batting attack by collecting two hits and scoring two runs. The Orphanage team defeated Littleton, April 1, in another home game. With a barrage of hits in the fourth which netted 11 runs, the Red Devils were never headed as they slapped the ball all over the field and scored a convincing 22-3 win. Colenda was outstanding at the plate, collecting three hits and scoring three runs. The Red Devils traveled to Chapel Hill, April 11, and were handed their lone defeat of the season thus far. In a slug fest the Orphans were outscored 15-12. Back home again the Red Devils turned back Warrenton 18-1. The Or- phanage team collected 13 runs in a wild third inning and added two more in the fifth and three in the eight. April 22, the Red Devils journeyed to Raleigh and defeated Methodist Orphanage, 9-5. The Methodist club took a two-run lead in the second inning, but the boys from Oxford were not long in overcoming the margin. Winfield got two for five to lead the Oxford hitters. Next the Orphans handed Oxford High a 10-1 shellacing. Mashburn was on the mound for the Red Devils and struck out 16 batters while allowing only two hits. April 29, the Red Devils traveled to Norlina and eked out a 3-1 victory in eleven innings. The Orphanage team defeated Roxboro on May 2, by the score of 12-1. Long struck out 20 batters and allowed only one hit. Gamer was the out- standing batter, getting four hits in four official trips to the plate. Thus far the Red Devils have won seven games and lost only one. With six games remaining to be played, we hope they can continue their winning ways. Congratulations to Coaches Regan and Booth for putting out such a fine team. Page One Hundred Six I Miss Louise Pender Director of Girls ' Athletics Review Of Girls ' Sports • The girls physical education classes are composed of approximately sixty students from the ninth grade through the twelfth grade. The fall sports are softball and soccer, and during the winter they enjoy basketball and calisthenics in the girls ' gymnasium, which is the recently renovated Masonic Hall. In addition to the regular classes in physical education the girls have an intramural basketball tournament; the games being played at night. In the spring of the year the sports consist of volleyball and Softball. The girls take a great interest in these sports and are learning the idea of good sportsmanship and fair play. Page One Hundred Seven Champion Basketball Team 2 :30 P. M. GROUP Mary Newsome Center Forward Sallie Dean Center Guard Jewell Harrell Right Forward Dorothy Strickland Right Guard Beatrice Bostic Left Forward Mattie Lee Winfree Left Guard SUBSTITUTES Bobbie Halyburton Shirley Bean Virginia Pleasants Marie King Alice Simpson Page One Hundred Eight BASKETBALL The physcial education class had an intramural basketball tournament during the fourth period of the school term. Every high school grade par- ticipated in these tournaments which were played on Saturday nights, two games being played each time. The last tournament was played be- tween the ninth grade and the 2:30 P. M. group, both having won all preceding games in which they had participated. The 2:30 P. M. group won by a score of 19-10. RESULTS Ninth Grade Eleventh Grade 2:30 P. M. Group Tenth Grade Twelfth Grade — Eleventh Grade _ 2:30 P. M. Group Ninth Grade Ninth Grade Points Pointi 17 Tenth Grade 13 9 Twelfth Grade 15 27 Eleventh Grade 23 16 Twelfth Grade 23 9 2:30 P. M. Group IV_ 17 6 Ninth Grade 7 19 Tenth Grade 10 19 Twelfth Grade ig 10 2:30 P. M. Group 19 Page One Hundred Nine Winning Soft-ball Team TWELFTH GRADE Catherine Mason Catcher Margaret Moore Pitcher Marie Mills First Base Louise Wall Second Base Rebecca Woodruff Third Base Vernelle Vaughan Infield Mildred Pergerson Shortstop Doris Bean Right Field Kathleen Pleasants Left Field Gladys Pergerson Center Field Page One Hundred Ten Softball Season During the first period of school, the physical edu- cation class had a round-robin tournament in softball. That is, every high school grade participated in this activity. The last game was played between the eleventh and twelfth grades, each having won in other games in which they had played. The twelfth grade won by a score of 31-11. There were three girls from other grades who took part on the twelfth grade team: Mildred Pergerson, Doris Bean, and Catherine Mason. Page One Hundred Eleven i H umor IDonder Of The Aqe • We are living in a great scientific age when inventions and discoveries arise that startle the entire world. The atomic bomb has amazed all civilization, but the latest invention will perhaps puzzle the inhabitants of the Universe far more than any of the past. It has the shape of a huge radio with a large screen in the center, and by the pushing of a few buttons, any person or object within a radius of a hundred miles can be seen. Mr. Gray and Mr. Regan have been able to secure one of these machines, and have placed it in a secluded room. This apparatus is destined to furnish them with complete information of the campus. We see them slip quietly into this room. Mr. Regan makes last minute adjustments and Mr. Gray pushes the button on the dial and this is in part what they are able to hear: Mrs. Mayo: (excitedly) " Darling, Ju- nior has swallowed the ink, what shall I do? " Mr. Mayo: " Honey, write with the pencil. " := Red Davis was in the dentist ' s office having his teeth fixed, and the dentist asked, " Will you take gas? " " Yes, " replied Red, " and you had bet- ter check the oil, too. " " You say your baby doesn ' t walk yet? " said Mr. Mayo. " Mine does and he isn ' t as old as yours. Has your baby cut her teeth yet? " " No, she hasn ' t, " admitted Mr. Tal- TON. " Oh, mine has them all, " replied Mr. Mayo. " Your baby talk yet? " " Not yet, " replied Mr. Talton. " Can yours? " " I should say so, " answered Mr. Mayo. Then Mr. Talton said, " Does your baby use a safety razor or the old-fash- ioned kind? " Ruth Yeargin: " Daddy, can my boy- friend take the place of your business partner who died this morning? " Mr. Yeargin: " It ' s okay with me. See if you can arrange it with the un- dertaker. " Mr. Talton : " John, you mustn ' t laugh out loud in the schoolroom. " John Wiley: " I didn ' t mean to do it. I was smiling and the smile busted. " Cecil Mashburn : " Miss Pender, would you punish a person for some- thing he didn ' t do? " Miss Pender: " Of course not, Cecil, what haven ' t you done? " Cecil: " My homework. " :4c LiNDY Floyd was stumped by a ques- tion on his exam., which read: " State the number of tons of wheat shipped out of the United States in any given year. " He thought and thought and finally getting an inspiration wrote: " 1941 — • None. " Page One Hundred Fourteen A noted lecturer was speaking at the Tuesday Study Club. His subject was " Husbands Should Be Mothered. " After speaking for an hour, he said, " All right, now everyone who agrees with me please stand. " Everyone stood except Mrs. McSwain. The lecturer walked over to her and said, " Lady, you don ' t agree that hus- bands should be mothered? " " Oh! " exclaimed Mrs. McSwain, " I thought you said, ' Smothered. " Jimmy Long and Billy Stuart were working on a set of wires, " Oh, Billy " , Jimmy cried, " put your hand on that blue wire, will you? " Billy did as requested. " Feel anything? " asked Jimmy. " No. " " Good, " replied Jimmy. " I wasn ' t sure which was which. Don ' t touch the other wire, or you will drop dead. " Becky Woodruff: " Divorce suits are special suits worn after the wedding is over. " Jewell Harrell, taking a test in spel- ling was asked to define the word " he- man " . This is the answer she gave. " One who hits his wife over the head with his mother-in-law. " Dr. Taylor was questioning Edith Jones about a patient, " Have you kept a fever chart on his progress? " " No, doctor, I haven ' t, but I can show you my diary. " Emily Cole: " A tax cut is the kindest cut of all. " Winifred Mason: " Dicky, have you ever seen anything smaller thr.n my feet? " Dicky Mathews: " Yes, your shoes. " " Nosey " Taylor: " Aren ' t you ready, dear? " Pauline Radford: " I wish you would not nag me so! I ' ve been telling you for the past hour that I would be ready in a minute. " The other day Mary Lib Cumbia went to the dentist. After being seated, she said, " Dr. Jones, I have an awful tooth- ache. " Dr. Jones asked her which tooth was acking. Mary Lib : " I ' ll let you find it. I ' m no stool pigeon. " Sentry: " Who goes there? " Voice In The Dark: " Cook with doughnuts. " Sentry: " Cook, pass! Doughnuts, halt! " A middle-aged woman lost her balance hurrying home from shopping and fell into the garbage can. A Chinaman passing by remarked, " Amelicans vely wasteful. That woman good for ten years yet. " Lindy Floyd kept throwing pennies into the subway grating, then looked up at the City Hall clock to see how much he weighed. " My girl had her nose broken in three places, " said Billy Stuart. " Well " , advised Harold Ballard, " why don ' t you keep her out of those places? " Page One Hundred Fifteen Charlie Jones: " Does Mary talk much? " Albert Case: " Does she? Last sum- mer she talked so much her tongue got sunburned. " In a high school class students were instructed to express themselves on the subject, " The Most Beautiful Thing in the World. " A lazy lad in the back of the room pondered briefly, wrote a single line, and lapsed into slumber. Curiously the teacher read over his shoulder, " My girl — too beautiful for words. " " Well, Bill " , said his friend, " I hear you ' ve been advertising for a wife. Did you receive any replies? " " Yes, hundreds " , replied Bill. " You did? " queried the other. " What did they say? " " They all said ' You can have mine. ' " said Bill dolefully. Mrs. Ligon: " Please correct this sen- tence: ' Girls is naturally better looking than boys. ' " Joe Potter: " Girls is artificially bet- ter looking than boys. " =1= ;{c St: " Bobby, if you had a little more spunk, " said Miss Mclnnis, " you would stand better in your classes. Now do you know what spunk is? " " Yes, Ma ' m, " replied Bobby Thomas dejectedly, " its the past participle of spank. " Marie Mills: " Weren ' t you excited when he bought you all those expensive presents? " Mary Lou: " No — I just kept calm and collected. " A minister requested his congregation to read the first ten verses of Hebrews XIV before listening to the sermon the following Sunday. " How many have read the verses in Hebrew XIV as requested last Sunday? " asked the pastor as he arose for the ser- mon. " Please raise your hands. " There was quite a showing of hands. ' That will do, " said the minister sad- ly. " It so happens that there is no 14th chapter of Hebrews. I t herefore dedicate my remarks on Liars this morning to the brethren and sisters who have just held up their hands. " So then the minister continued with his sermon on " Liars " . Who has found my gum, I wonder? Lost mid all the trash-can plunder; Joe has found it, I don ' t doubt it, Lennie cannot live without it. If love is blind And lovers can ' t see, Then why in the heck Doesn ' t some one love me. " Ben, " said Dan Braswell, as he caught up with his friend on the way back to the cottage, " are the rest of the boys out of the woods? " ' Yep, " said Ben. " All six of them? " " Yep, all six of them. " " And they ' re all safe in the cottage? " " Yep, answered Ben, ' they ' re all safe. " " Then " , said Dan, his chest swelling, " I ' ve shot a deer. " A modern girl doesn ' t chase a man. But then a mousetrap doesn ' t chase a mouse, either. Page One Hundred Sixteen The bus driver asked the little girl how old she was. " If you don ' t mind, " she said, " I ' ll pay the full fare and keep my personal sta- tistics to myself. " Before I heard the doctor tell The danger of a kiss, I had considered kissing you, The nearest thing to bliss. But 710W I kno7v biology And sit and sigh and moan; Six million mad bacteria, And I thought we were alone. Manager: " Didn ' t you get my letter firing you? " Boy: " Yes, sir, but on the letter it said, ' Return in five days. ' " 1 ti: iji A green little chemist On a green summer day Mixed some green little chemicals In a green way. The green little grasses Now tenderly wave On the green little chemist ' s Green little grave. $ Mrs. Woodruff: " Margaret, did you give the goldfish fresh water this morn- ing? " Margaret Moore: " No ' m they have not finished the water they got yester- day. " Tommy Mowery says he almost caught pneumonia from sitting on the cold benches during the baseball games this year. " Flatfoot " Warren : " I call my pig, " Eversharp " , but its just his pen name. " THE LATEST IN SOCIETY The groom, was attired most becom- ingly in gray and black. Upon a founda- tion of unmentionables, his tailors had wrought a masterpiece of art. The lower half was a gray striped material edged with a bit of rare old black ribbon that his great grandfather wore at his fu- neral. The bottoms were in extreme bell- bottomed design, a delicate token of es- teem for his bride who was the dumb- bell of her class. Beneath these, there peeped coyly forth ankles incased in the most cobwebby socks of nylon possible to find at Leggett ' s Department Store. His spritely No. 12 feet shone in patent leather loafers. The trousers were se- curely caught up over the shoulders with nickle plated police suspenders and also girdled at the waist by a sash of a sin- gle strip of cowhide. Over a gravy- colored vest of a special pattern by Cher- kas the groom wore a semifrock coat with a fashionable slit skirt. The should- ers were attractively dotted here and there with delicate dandruff flakes and around the collar there was an edging of Wildroot hair oil. His face was nicely shaved and teeth well manicured and polished. His hair was done a la mode like a French salad (plenty of oil.) It was brushed smoothly back from a noble brow and fertile ears and caught at the back with a collar button. It was an im- pressive outfit, and the groom showed his manly character as he stood up and promised to love, honor, and obey. The groom ' s flower boy, little Ronald Davis, carried three flowers, one in each hand, to symbolize the three vows of love. The bride wore conventional white. Leon Capps: " What is a metaphor? " Gladys Pergerson: " To keep cows in, of course. " Page One Hundred Seventeen " While Deacon Brown passes de plate, " announced Parson Black, de choir will sing ' Salvation Am Free ' . But please remember dat while salvation am free, we has to pay de choir for singing about it. " " I know that soldier is the man for me, Mother. Every time he takes me in his arms, I can hear his heart pounding. " " Better be careful. Daughter! Your pa fooled me that way for almost a year with a dollar watch. " Jones: " I just swallowed a Bill worm. " " Dopey " Everett: " Quick, take a drink of water and wash him down. " Bill: " The heck with him. Let him walk. " Prosecutor: " Now tell the court how you came to take the car. " Dependent: " Well, the car was park- ed in front of the cemetery, so naturally, I thought the owner was dead. " " Johnny, Johnny, " called his sister to the small boy playing ball in the back yard. " Johnny, come in already and eat yourself. Maw she ' s on the table and Paw he ' s half et. " " Why was Solomon the wisest man in the world? " asked Miss Harper. " Because he had so many wives to ad- vise him, " answered D avies. " Well, that ' s not the answer in the book " , replied Miss HARPBat, " but you may go to the head of the class. " " Dad, what ' s a ' feebly ' ? " " A ' feebly ' ? " " Yes, dad. " " How is it used? " " Why, here in this book it says ' The man had a feebly growing down on his chin. 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