North Carolina School for the Deaf - Clock Tower Yearbook (Morganton, NC)

 - Class of 1953

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'A Earl Moore f .... ..,., A ssociate Editors , . ' Oliver Clark j A jo Peedin, Betty Daniels ..,, .... 1 ,?Typists 3 , I Mrs: Mane B. Davls .... ..... - -,..tAdms0r vi , e "L l- ff I , f 1. E 3,517 - W. X ' :., I - fiiiff' , . rf' ., , - -- - jk. I x 1 -iiipr ' ff Ir, 23, :EQ . . L .-I-1'e,,,.d ,Q :X 'xi 'bf-L ' -f V - Q-In "ix A f ' QQ. , 51' 'A 5 1 A V 1 1Laf.'!:.JY V mg. 2: 8. Q., ., .f . , .,,,- ffg b V e 'K . .. A 1 F"'Y24, K5 ia 6.1 27-N ?Z W , ,W 3 of 1' if rr: .fy A 13, ff Jw U65 Ufocfg ijowsz of 795 lfDLLEZ2iA::4.fV Hg: AWEIIZIOT QTZLL35. oftfis jxfoztfg CLl1OLkIlLl jffgoulv ffga Biaf- Foreword It hasn't been an easy task to prepare this annual, but we have enjoyed our work. It has been difficult to select material that will be of interest to every student in the school. I f, in years to come, this book will be a window through which you may look and recall happy days spent at N. C. S. D. the members of The Clocktower staff will feel amply rewarded for their efforts. W if Dedication MRS. BIARIE BALLARD DAVIS To one who has ever been our true and loyal friend, who has encouraged as at every turn in the road, who has made us feel competent to take our places in the world, and who by her frankness, sincerity and firmness has gained our genuine respect and admiration, we lovingly dedicate the Clock Tower of 1953. Ulu' School Building September 1, 1952 .Q In .., . -sf ' , ..,,-,....p:.,, .L L ,L ., , Uur Superintendent VARL E. RANKIN lily good wixlzrs for the Class of 1953 are multiplied by H10 YVCIZIZY we lmzw' lowd you and worked with you, and dreamed for you. Go on! with fourogf, opcn uzinds, and glad lzfarfs. Principal BEN E. HOFEMEYER Success comes to those who sincerely strive for it. lust wanting success does not bring it. Success coines easily and surely for those who are morally, physically and rnentally fit for life. Do not depend on others to assist youg depend on yourself and God for a happy and successful life. Assistant Principal ADVANCED - INTERMEDIATE VOCATIDNAL i5EPARTL1ENT DEPARTMENT Assistant Principal ODIE W. UNDERHILL Mus. FRANCES E. DAVIS My thoughts, hopes, prayers and Live by the Golden Rule and be happy wishes follow you where ever you are. Class Officers President , .7,,,, a Betty Turner Vice-President ssss. ,sss B obbie Bledsoe Treasurer . 7,,s7, s,,, B etty Daniels Secretary A,,,,, ,, jo Peedin Class Mascot Martha Bledsoe '5'nb.L...n.ga.i..a. an, A Class Roll Bobby Bledsoe Zeldia Hope Carl Brooks Lonnie Leonard Kermit Capes Juanita Merritt Oliver Clark Dan Miller Nelson Cooley Earl Moore Tommy Crumpler Jo Peedin Betty Daniels Ronald Richards Hugh DeVenny Elma Simmons Ivey Faircloth Arthur Thaxton Madge Foster Betty Turner Peggy Greene Class Motto Conduct and courage lead to honor Class Color Class Flower Blue and Silver Mt. Laurel Class Tree Weeping Willow Junior Marshalls Joan Robbins Sterling White Trees I think that I shall never see A poem as lovely as a tree. A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her hairg A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Upon whose bosom snow has lain Against the earth's sweet flowing breastg Who intimately lives with rain. A tree that looks at God all day And lifts her leafy arms to prayg Poems are made by fools like me But only God can make a tree. -Joyce Kilmer Address delivered by Betty Turner, Senior Class President, at the tree planting ceremony, Thanksgiving Day, November 1952. For many years it has been a custom for the graduating class to plant a tree. Today We are happy to have the priviledge of carrying on this tradition. The class of 1953 has chosen a Weeping willow as its class tree. We hope that its grace- ful beauty and pleasant shade will be a joy to those who follow us. Today, in addition to the class tree, We are planting eight box woods in honor of the staff members Who helped us put on the play, The Merchant of Venice. They are Mr. Jerome Freeman, Mr. John Kubis, Mrs. Orah Jones and Mrs. Jack Kirksey. To the underclassmen we entrust the care of these plants and hope that they will keep green the memory of the class of 1953. A +A Academic Teachers Sitting: Mrs. Marie Davis, 12th Grade: Dr. E. O. Randoloh. Chemistry: Mrs. Cordelia Giles, 9th Grade. Standing: Mr. Clarence Broecker, 10-B Grade: Mr. Carl Barber, 11th Grade: Mr. John Kubis, Mathematics. Vocational Instructors Sitting: Mr. John Mc Creight, General Shop: Mrs. Anne Starrett, Art: Mrs. Ann Vernon, Typing: Miss Lucy Goins. Home Economicsg Mrs. Kathleen Underhill, Girls' Handicraft: Mr. Authur Merrilla, Dry Cleaning and Pressing. Standing: Mr. C, C. Clontz. Shoe Re- paring: Mr. John Oxford. Metal Work: Mr. Van C. Porter, Boys' Handicraft: Mr. Wilson Sherrill. Woodworking: Mr. Paul B. Crutchfield. Printing: Dr. Odic W. Underhill. Vo- cational Principal. BOBBIE DEAN BLEDSOE Fleetwood .blcarlemir Diploma "She walks in lwaziiy like the night of rlaudless fliiiim ana' starry skies." Typing, Home-making. Sewing Fepha Honor Society 1952-'53 Student Council 1950-'51 Pep Squad, Cheerleader 1950-'53 President 1952-'53 Vice-President junior Class Leaders' Club, Secretary-Treasurer 1952-'53 Christian Endeavor Society, Vice President 1951-'52 President Christian Endeavor Society 1952-'53 Basketball 1947-'52 Maid of Honor-allay Court 1953 KERMIT EDWIN CAPES Pomona A cademic Diploma 'tHe lived in peace with all mankind in he was true." Printing Boy Scout 1946-'55, Eagle Scout 1953 Senior Patrol Leader 1951-'52 Junior Assistant Scoutmaster 1951-155 Student Council President 1952-'53 Sterling Honor Society 1952-753 Varsity Football 1949-'52 Halfback-All-American Deaf Team 1952 Captain Varsity Football 1952 Track 1952-'53 friendship JOSEPH CARL BROOKS Charlotte .lziadmizir Diploma "If he said that he would, than hc would," Machine and Metal Shop Boy Scout 1946-'49 Sterling Honor Society 1952-'55 Varsity Football 1948-'52, Co-Captain All-American Deaf Team 1951-52 Basketball manager 1949-'53 Track 1949-'55 1952 WALTER NELSON COOLEY Salisbury l'oz'1I!io11l Diploma "Like to get out and ws! and not :cork at nothfn' dsc." Dry Cleaning and Pressing. Metal Shop Boy Scout 1943-'47 Football 19-19-'52 Track 1950-553 Basketball 1951-'52 OLIVER JAMES CLARK High Point locational Diploma "Worry little, study lessf-his idea of happiness Printing Boy Scout 1946-'49 Football 1947-'49 Basketball 1952-'53 Football Manager 1952 Track 1952-'53 BETTY JEAN DANIELS Beaufort Academic Diploma "Kimi lzrarts art' mort' tlztm co1'oz1ets." Typing, Home-making, Sewing Student Council 1951-'55 Pep Squad 1948-'53, Treasurer 1953 junior and Senior Class Treasurer Leaders' Club 1951-'55, President 1952-' Basketball 1947-'52. Manager 1953 May Court 1053 HUGH EDELEN DEVENNY Charlotte Vofalional Diploma "lfVorf'Vv hills more people than bullclsf than why worry." Metal Shop, Shoe Repairing Boy Scout 1947-'49 Football 1950-'52 Track Manager 1953 MADGE LEE FOSTER Mocksville Vocational Diploma 'Tmislaiit p1'az'!in' ojlmi r1x'u'l5 talrizffj Typing, Home-making, Sewing, Crafts Pep Squad 1951-'53 WILLIAM IVEY FAIRCLOTH Stedman Vocaliozial Diploma HA laugh is worth a h11l1dl'f'flgl'UH11S in any market." Vxloodworking Boy Scout 1946-'49 Football 1951-'52 Track 1952 F. ZELDIA ANN HOPE Kings Mountain A-lfadvrrzic' Diploma "Bc good sweat maia',' and lot who will be dover." Typing, Home-making, Sewing Fepha Honor Society 1950-'53 Student Council 1951-'52 Pep Squad 1948-'53 Leaders' Club 1951-'53 Basketball 1950-'53 May Court 1953 PEGGY JANE GREENE Deep Gap Acadcmir Diploma "From a little spark bursts the mightiest flame." Home-making, Sewing. Arts and Crafts Fepha Honor Society 1951-'53, Secretary 1951-'52 Pep Squad 1949-'53 Christian Endeavor. Secretary 1952-'53 Goodwin Literary Society, Secretary 1952-'53 Leaders' Club 1951-'53 Girl Scout May Court 1953 1 EVA JUANITA MERRITT Spray .'lt'!ldC771lC Diploma UTIIFTIT lzavvr was a saint with rad hairf, Typing, Home-making, Sewing Pep Squad 1948-'53 Leaders' Club 1952-'53 Vice-President of Pep Squad 1952-'53 Basketball 1947-'51, Manager 1952 May Court 1953 4 DAN FARRELL MILLER Ramsaytown Aradcnzic Diploma All'707'k-'Lt'0l'k--'ZL'0l'k till the eyes are heavy and dim." Printing Boy Scout 1944-'53, Eagle Scout 1953 Senior Patrol Leader: Junior Assistant Scoutmaster Senior Life Saving Sterling Honor Society 1952-'53 President Goodwin Literary Society 1952-'53 Student Council 1952-'53 Varsity Football 1949-'52 Track 1949-'52 Basketball 1950-'51 RICHARD EARL MOORE Roanoke Rapids .elcarlfzlliv Diploma "illcr1'ily, l71Cl'l'llVX', shall I live naw." Printing Boy Scout 1945-'51 Football 1948-,52 Track 1949-'51 Basketball Scorer 1949-'50 Golden Gloves Boxing 1952 Baseball, softball, soccer, swimming Senior Life Saving BERTHA JO PEEDIN Bethesda, Md. .tll'lI!lC11ZlC Diploma "The fufzrrc arcwzits with open arms 1511050 who prepare for il." Typing, Home-making. Sewing Fepha Honor Society 1952-'53 Secretary Senior Class Leaders' Club 1952-'53 Basketball 1950-'53 May Court 1953 ELMA GRAY SIMMONS Salemburg Academic Diploma f'Past hope, past cure, past help." Typing, Home-making, Sewing Fepha Honor Society 1952-'53 Pep Squad 19483523 Cheerleader 1952-'53 Student Council Representative 1952-'53 Leaders' Club 1951-'53 Basketball 1950-'52g Manager 1953 May Court 1955 WILLIAM RONALD RICHARDS Lawndale Academic' Diploma 'K-l little' more sleep and a little more slumber." Dry Cleaning and Pressing Boy Scout 1946-'SO Treasurer Christian Endeavor Society 1952-'53 Varsity Football 1948-'50 Track 1952 Boxing 1952 ARTHUR SAMUEL THAXTON Prospect Hill Vocation! Diploma "He is safe who does his best." Woodworking Boy Scout 1946-'48 Basketball Manager 1951-'52 Track Manager 195 Z 'S fl .I BETTY JEAN TURNER Morganton .elnldcnzif Diploma "Earth has not any thing more fair." 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How important we felt selecting class officers and being freshmen. The past four years have been happy ones, especially this year. There are twenty members in the graduat- ing class which is the largest in the history of our school. Twelve are academic graduates and eight are vocational graduates. In October the class put on a play, 'fThe Merchant of Venice" under the direction of Mr. Freeman and several of the staff members. lt was great fun and we received many com- pliments on it. We hope that other classes will continue this idea. The high light of the year was the trip to Florida. The boys went in November with the football team and the girls in March. The Florida School for the Deaf was our host and we had a most delightful time. The banquet given us by the junior class was great fun. The decorations, food and entertainment showed how much thought and effort were put into this affair by the class and their sponsor, Mr. Barber. The year has been filled with many in- teresting eventsg time does not permit me to mention them all as I would like to give a short history of each senior. Bobbie Dean Bledsoe, an academic senior, entered school in 1940 with Miss Betty Watrous as her teacher. Bobbie comes from Fleetwood where she was born on August 8, 1932. She has been an active member of the pep squad and has taken part in other extra- curricular activities. She was the football queen at a homecoming game in October. She hopes to get an office job after graduation. Carl Brooks, an academic senior, was born in Charlotte on july 23, 1933. He entered school in 1941. Miss joy Bowers was his first teacher. Football is his favorite sport. In 1951- 1952, he was an All-American star. He is in- terested in metal work and hopes some day to have his own shop. Kermit Capes, an academic senior, was born on September 27, 1934 in Greensboro. He entered school in 1940 and Miss Watrous was his first teacher. Kermit was president of the Student Council this year, captain of the football team and an All-American star. In February he became an Eagle Scout. He is interested in printing and hopes to be a linotype operator when he graduates. Oliver Clark, a vocational senior, was born in Raeford on januray 23, 1934 but now lives in High Point. Mrs. Tucker Walker was his first teacher when he entered school in 1940. He was manager of the football team this year. He is interested in printing and hopes to get work near his home. Nelson Cooley, a vocational senior, was born on May 22, 1932 at Salisbury. He entered school in the fall of 1939. He plans to get a job in a cotton mill, but hopes some day to have a dry cleaning business of his own. Betty Daniels, an academic senior, hails from Beaufort. She was born on September 17, 1931 and entered school in 1939. Mrs. Harbison was her first teacher. She has been treasurer of the class for two years. In 1952, she received the Sportmanship award. Her chief interest is fishing from her boat, The Betty Jean. She plans to be a typist. Hugh DeVenny, a vocational senior, lives in Charlotte. He was born on June 21, 1933 and entered school in 1940. Mrs. Tucker Walker training a job in Ivey born in entered Gordon was his first teacher. He has taken in the shoe shop and plans to get a shop in Charlotte after graduation. Faircloth, a vocational senior, was Beaver Dam on April 1, 1934. He school in 1941 with Miss Marjorie as his teacher. Ivey is always in a good humor and ready to do any job that needs to be done. Fishing is his favorite sport. He has worked for several years in the wood- working shop and plans to be a carpenter. Madge Foster, a vocational senior, was born on March 8, 1931 at Mocksville. She entered school in 1949. She is a member of the -??- - WW 1 -- ....-.vw . pep squad. She plans to stay at home and help her family. Peggy Greene, an academic senior, entered the primary department in 1943. Miss Bowers was her first teacher. Her home is Deep Gap where she was born on February 24, 1934. She attended public school for two years. She is interested in handicrafts. She plans to enter Gallaudet College this fall. Zeldia Hope, an academic senior, lives in Kings Mountain. She was born on April 26, 19,32 and entered school in 1940. Miss Watrous was her first teacher. Basketball is her favorite sport. She hopes to be a typist when she leaves school. Juanita Merritt, an academic senior, entered school in 1939. Mrs. Harbison was her first teacher. She was born in Spray on August 25, 1931. Sleeping is her favorite past time. She is interested in all sports especialfy basket- ball. She wants to get an office job when she graduates. Dan Miller, an academic senior, who lives in Ramseytown, entered school in 1939. He, also, was in Mrs. Walker's class. Dan was born on March 6, 1933. Scouting has been his hobby and he became an Eagle Scout in February. He plans to enter Gallaudet College this fall. Earl Moore, an academic senior, comes from Roanoke Rapids where he was born on August 16, 1933. He likes to travel and spent last summer touring the West. He has worked in the print shop for several years and hopes to be a linotype operator. Jo Peedin, an academic senior, comes from Selma where she was born on October 19, 1933. She went to public school for several years and entered N.C.S.D. in 1945. She spends much of her time reading. Her favorite sport is softball and she was a member of the basketball team for several years. She has served as secretary of the class this year. She plans to go to college. Ronald Richards, an academic senior, hails from Lawndale where he was born on August 16, 1932. He had Mrs. Walker as his first teacher in 1939. He has worked at Goodwin Hall for several years. Boxing is his favorite sport. He has trained in the dry cleaning shop. He doesn't know what he will do when he finishes school. Elma Gray Simmons, an academic senior, entered school in 1940. Miss Watrous was her first teacher. She and Bobbie Dean have been together in the same classes throughout their entire school career. Elma was born in Clinton on October 4, 1931. She attended public school for a short time. She is very much interested in cooking and her hobby is collecting recipes. She hopes to Het a job as a filing clerk. Arthur Thaxton, a vocational senior, enter- ed school in 1948. Mrs. Knox was his first teacher. His home is at Prospect Hill. He was born on October 29, 1931. He is in- terested in wood working and plans to be a carpenter. A Betty Turner, an academic senior, entered school in 1940 with Mrs. Walker as her teacher. She was born in Old Church, Virginia on February 23, 1934 but now lives in Mor- ganton. She is a day pupil. She was chosen May Queen this year by popular vote. She is president of the class and has taken part in all activities. Her favorite sport is swim- ming. She plans to enter college this fall. This ends a brief history of the members of the class of 1953. May success and happiness be ours and may we be a credit to our school and to those who have worked so faithfully with us. BEST WISHES TO ALL. 6712141 gbwflgscy By Joseph Carl Brooks One beautiful spring morning in 1963 I realized that I had a bad case of spring fever and that work did not appeal to me. Suddenly I made up my mind to take a trip and look up my old classmates. During the past ten years I had been so busy building up my machine shop in New York that I had lost track of them. After giving directions to my manager, I packed my bag and got a plane for Charlotte. I checked in at the hotel and was wondering who to look up first when my eye caught a name in the Charlotte Observer, Bobbie Dean Bledsoe. I found that she was head of the women's department at Ivey's. I went to the store and found her office on the fifth floor. She was surprised and delighted to see me. As she was very busy getting ready for a fashion show she invited me to have dinner with her and her husband that evening. She picked me up at six o'clock in a 1963 Cadillac convertible and we drove out about four miles to a lovely home. Bobbie told me about sev- eral of our classmates who were living in North Carolina and gave me their addresses. From Charlotte I went to Greensboro to see Kermit Capes. I knew he owned and ran a newspaper, but I was amazed at the size of the building and the large number of people he employed. Ronald Richards writes a col- umn for the paper called "How to Keep from Working" which is quite a success. Kermit showed me over the building and I was de- lighted to see Oliver Clark who was the sports editor. He brought me up to date on the fine records that N.C.S.D. had been making. Bidding Kermit goodbye at the airport I got a plane for Miami, Flordia to see Betty Daniels. I wasn't a bit surprised to find that she owned several deep sea fishing boats and a. small yacht. She had several cottages, too and I was happy to spend a few days in one and go fishing and sailing with her. My next destination was Idaho to see Ivey Faircloth. There was a lay-over in Knoxville, Tennessee so I had time to visit with Hugh DeVenny at his shoe shop. He also repaired my shoes while we chatted. I had wired Ivey to meet me and when my plane reached Boise, Idaho, there was Ivey. He took me to his sheep ranch and I enjoyed spending several days in his lovely ranch home. One day he told me he had a surprise for me and it really was. VVe rode horseback for several miles until we reached a small school house. And to my amazement I found that Madge Foster was the teacher of thirty pupils, but she seemed perfectly happy. She told me that many of our classmates lived in sunny California so I decided to go to Los Angeles next. In Los Angeles I decided to buy a car so I could really see the country. I went to the large company where Zeldia Hope worked and had her own office. She had been working there for five years. From Los Angeles I drove to Berkley to look up Peggy Greene who taught in a school for the deaf. When I went into her school room she was surprised to see me. She was very strict with the class and put up with no foolishness. Peggy told me t.hat she had come to Berkley immediately after graduating from Gallaudet. V l Llm I drove east leisurely and as I entered the suburbs of Danville, Virginia I saw a sign ':Merritt's Chewing Gum Factoryn. Could that possibly belong to my old classmate, Juanita? I parked and decided to investigate. I went into the building and saw a large office. Peeping in I saw a red-haired woman absorbed in a newspaper and chewing gum at a rapid rate. Yes, it was Juanita. She did not see me until I pulled the paper out of her hands. We had lots to tell each other and the afternoon flew by. Juanita told me that she started manufacturing chewing gum as that was the only way she could get all she wanted. She told me that Dan Miller lived in Norfolk. I bid Juanita good bye and started out for Norfolk. It was dark when I reached the city and I noticed a beautiful electric sign, 'tMiller's Skating Rink." I bought a ticket for the skating show. A very beautiful scene met my eyes. A man in a fancy skating costume was doing a ballet on skates. About twenty girls were also in the act. The color, lighting, and grace of the skaters made it look like fairy land. I cou1dn't believe my eyes when I saw the man was Dan. After the show Dan and I went to his apartment and he brought me up to date on some other old friends. Nelson Cooley had a weight lifting con- cession on the beach so the next day I visited him. He asked me if I thought I could lift the weights and I told him I'd like to try. He had a big laugh when I failed. Then I found out the weights weighed three hundred pounds. Nelson said he liked his job as he had plenty of time to do nothing. At noon as I was going into a restaurant I saw someone who looked familiar. I then realized it was Earl Moore. He told me that he and Arthur Thaxton had a used car lot where they souped up cars for the teen- agers and did a big business as their cars were reliable and cheap. I went with him to their place and talked to Arthur for awhile. He to.d me that Earl was perfectly happy as he could drive a different car every day. I bid farewell to Earl and Arthur and started on the last lap of my journey planning a stop over in Washington to see the three remaining members of my class. I knew that Betty Turner and Elma Gray Simmons worked in the Pentagon so I went there to look them up. For hours I wandered around getting more confused. I had just decided I'd never get out when a door opened and there was Betty. I was never so relieved in my life. She and Elma Gray had private adjoining offices and loved their work. Their boss was a handsome army officer and that might be the reason they liked their jobs so well. I asked them to have lunch with me and as we left the building I asked them how they found their way in and out. They laughed and said many people never did, but they had no trouble. They gave me Jo Peedin's address and that afternoon I went to see her. To my amazement she had a professional basketball team. Jo's quarters were very modern and attractive. We watched her girls practice and I wasn't a bit surprised to hear that they usually won. After visiting with Jo for awhile I started home. VVhen I reached home I was very tired. I had been gone for two months and enjoyed every minute of it. Seeing my classmates and finding that they were successful was most satisfying, and now I was ready to settle down to work. Just before I dropped off to sleep I prom- ised myself I'd keep up with them. But will I? TIME WILL TELL. . - -.sy- UZZM WW! By Betty Jean Daniels We, the Senior Class of 1953, being of sound mind and body, do hereby declare this to be our last will and testament. Before our final departure we wish to bestow our most cherished and valuable possessions on our beloved faculty and underclassmen. These benevolences are bestowed upon the recipients without restricition, without prejudice, with- out coercion and with wholehearted affection of the class. To our superintendent, Board of Directors, principal and assistant principal, faculty and household staff, we leave the peace and quiet which will follow our departure. Since we have not expressed our love, appreciation, and gratitude for their thoughtfulness, guidance and interest throughout the past years we now bequeath to each of them a place in our hearts. To the juniors, we leave our well-earned senior priviledges, and our places in the senior class room with a kind and under- standing advisor, Mrs. Marie Davis. Bobbie Bledsoe bequeaths her love of pretty clothes to Joan Robbins. Carl Brooks leaves his interest in reading classics to Sterling White. Kermit Capes hands down his love of hot-rod motors to Gene Smith. To Richard Leonard, Oliver Clark leaves his love of eating at all times. To Gearldine McLain, Nelson Cooley leaves his habit of being late. Betty Daniels wills her love for deep sea fishing to Lowell Riddle. To Billy Heath, Hugh DeVenny leaves his knowledge of shoe repairing. Ivey Faircloth bequeaths his skill as a carpenter to Tommy Smith. Madge Foster bequeaths her seat in front of the television to jean Dye. To Ann Weaver, Peggy Greene gives her habit of laughing all the time. Zeldia Hope hands down her housekeeping skill to Paulette McGee. To Donald Hill, Juanita Merritt bequeaths her lovely red hair. To Benny Mann, Dan Miller leaves his miserly ways. To Avis Freeman, jo Peedin leaves her noisy ways in the dormitory. To Everette McAlister, Earl Moore leaves his fast driving and love of cars. Ronald Richards wants to give his ability of sitting to Roy Walser. Elma Simmons leaves her high heels and fancy hats to Peggy Snell. To Fred English, Arthur Thaxton bequeaths his rocking chair and his love of writing letters. Betty Turner hands on to Peggy Riddle her love of dancing. The foregoing bequests are our most prized talents and possessions. We leave them in your care, and may they help or hinder you as much as they did us. JUNIOR CLASS Mary Johnson Statesville Billy Heath Hickory Richard Leonard Morganton Vilas Johnson Statesville James Morrow Morganton O'Neal Dabbs Reidsville Joan Robbins Concord Hartsell Arrington Clyde Peggy Riddle Sanford Geraldine McLain Lugoff, S.C. Sterling White Winston Salem Cecil Crowder Mars Hill Jack Philip Bear Creek Roy Walser Lexington Wiley Smith Roseboro Everette McAlister Lincolnton Rosalyn Lee Winston Salem Tommy Smith Waxhaw Lowell Riddle St. Pauls Avis Freeman Eagle Spring Donald Senter Morganton Fred English Raeford Everette Helms Morganton Clyde Morton Albemarble Edna Brinkley Lexington Robert DeVenny Charlotte Benny Mann Mooresville Gene Smith Sylva Ann Weaver Bessmer City FRESHMAN Nancy Bulla Asheboro Virginia Hines Bladensboro Ted McBride Mt. Airy Herman Spencer Conover Morris West Lumberton Howard Carpenter Charlotte Faye Johnston Morganton Charles Sentelle Pisgah Forest Bobby Taylor Deep Gap Roy Yokeley Stonewall CLASS if new .-H , .A, Sterling Honor Society Sitting: Mr. Albert Mehl, Advisor: Vilas Johnson, Gene Smith, Roy Walser, Clyde Morton, Dan Miller. Standing: Carl Brooks, Kermit Capes, Fred English. Sterling White, Everette McAlister, Donald Senter, Lonnie Leonard. Billy Heath. Wiley Smith, Tommy Smith. F epha Honor Society Sitting: Miss Lucy Goins, Advisorg Betty Daniels, Edna Brinkley, Zeldia Hope, Betty Turner, Bobbie Bledsoe. Standing: Ann Weaver. Virginia Hines, Faye Johnston, Nancy Bulla. Elma Simmons, Peggy Greene, Jo Peedin, Rosalyn Lee, Joan Robbins, Mary Ellen Johnson. Student Council Sitting: Mr. Clarence Broecker, Advisorg Kermit Capes, President: Clyde Morton, Vice- Presidentg Betty Turner, Secretary. Standing: Sterling White, Dan Miller, Rosalyn Lee Betty Daniels, Vilas Johnson, Fred English, Eagle Scouts DAN ll'IILLER KERMIT CAPES Goodwin Literary Society Dan Miller, President, Clyde Morton, Vice- Presiderntg Peggy Greene, Secretary, Kermit Capes Treasurer. Christian Endeavor Society Left to right: Kermit Capes, Treasurer, Bobbie Bledsoe, President, Clyde Morton, Vice-President, Peggy Greene, Secretary, Ronald Richards, Treasurer. Leaders' Club Seniors At Work ,,,,..Mm1 xfH"""""S Top-Taking lessons in Linotype Operation. Below - Project in Lathe Work. 'J Seniors At Work ""' "'5 Top-A View of Wood Work Shop Below -An Exhibit of Year's Work Seniors At Work llhivnsn--,.m,W,,,., Top-Making May Day Dresses Below-Taking Courses in Typing. Seniors At Work Top-Learning the Culinary Art. Below - Scenes in Home Practice Apartment. Driving Class First Row: Wayne Brinkley, Hugh DeVenny, Larry Fowler, Ronald Richards, Carl Brooks, Lonnie Leon- ard, Ivey Faircloth. Second Row: Jo Peedin, Bobbie Bledsoe, Madge Foster, Betty Daniels. Peggy Greene Elma Simmons, Betty Turner, Zeldia Hope, Authur Thaxton, Mr. Van Porter, Instructor. Christmas Scenes t I I ,, Rusty Triebert and Santa Claus The Senior class was Waiting for Santa Claus Scenes from the Christmas pageant Homecoming November 1, 1952 Queen .7V , e W Bobbie Dean Bledsoe Athletic S taff Mr. John Kubis, Athletic Directorg Miss Carlene Rotha, Dircetor of Girls' Sportsg Mr. Carl Barber, Assistant Coach. NCSD 1952 Football Squad A Record to Be Proud of Eight Games Won. Une Tied Basketball Team First Row: Roy Yokeley, Glenn Patterson, Ted McBride, Co-captain, Tommy Smith, Cap- taing Wayne Brinkley, Lonnie Leonard, Edward Miller. Second Row: Bobby Dykes, Oliver Clark, Howard Carpenter, Morris West, Carl Barber, Coachg Owen Bass, Billy Heath, Gene Smith, Carl Brooks, Manager. How NCSD Fared in The NCSD football team was con- sidered as being the second best eleven for schools for the deaf in the nation. Their basketball team won the first annual Mason-Dixon champ- ionship at the Virginia School. Football Results N .C .S .DB Opponents 7-Glen Alpine B B ,rsrr.., B 7 7-Granite Falls BB .rir B 6 19-Christ School B B BBBB B 7 40-Cranberry BBBBBB BBBBB 7 33-Crossnore BBBBBBBBB ..BBBBBB BB.BB 6 32-Virginia S. D. BB B BBSB BB B O 24-South Carolina S. D. BBBBBBBB 7 19-Tenneesse S. D. BBBB BBBBBB..BB 0 12-Florida S. D. BB B. 0 Athletics Basketball Results N .C .S .D. Opponents 48-Caroleen BBBBBBB BB B.B.BBBBBBBB 39 32-Lincolnton B BB.B BBBB B B 57 35-Marion BB 46 42-Caroleen BBBBB B BBBBBBBB 36 49-Morganton BBBBB B ..BBBBB B BB 48 35-Lenoir B BBBB..BB.B BB B BB...BB. B BB 50 46-South Carolina S. D. BBBBB B 42 ' ' 40 SO-Cllffslde ..BBB . BBBBB BBB.. .BBBB . B 34--Rutherfordton B B BBBBBB 59 50-Morganton BBBB. B..B B B 68 55-Lenoir . B, .BBBBBBB.B 58 45-Lincolnton .BBB BBB.B BB 48 53-Rutherfordton BB 68 45-Marion BBBBB B B B 44 47-Cliffside B BBBBB BB 41 M. A' f 'L QA4 e., -asfw , sin Q I -'HQ 53 if at f . ,gn I A 16 juli? A gi 3 Li Q 1' 111-2 'K f , 13,45 QQ if 'NK-i is NJ... ,KIA srl!! ' A 54,1 ' - I ' V- 1, Q J ,N K , ,V ,Wagga A?+ff'5?' Y ' if-' 3 5535? fi A fu , ,on 2 1 'ff f 'iff P mi' 2.1 U M -fm ..,,,f, siikiw 5.724 ff .Q ,gn kf':i.,f?'- T ,....-- ,' ' was " Jw . U.,-5 fi C6 99 School Days, School Days, Dear Olfl Golden Rule Day June 10, 1953 'Sw-t':1,X' ,M I A M ay Day l d Flower Girls' Bob Page Crown Bearerg Second Row: Jo Peedin, Bottom Row: joan Sherian and Martha B e soe, r , , f Zeldia Hope, Peggy Greene, Betty Daniels. Third! Row: Juanita Merritt, Bobby Bledsoe, Maid of Ilonorg Betty Turner. Ouf'vn,' Elma Gray Simmons. Program SUNDAY, JUNE SEVENTH Fifty-Eighth Commencement North Carolina School for the Deaf Baccalaureate Sermon 8100 P. M. V...YVY V777V7777V77.777V7VVVVV7-,7V.VV7VY ,.-,..aa ,7,,, . . 4 ziditoriurn REV. ALBERT BICCLURE Sziporinterzdcizt of Barium Springs Orphanage C15 THURSDAY, JUNE ELEVENTH Commencement Exercises 10:30 A. M. ..,,, . ,7,.,. ,,,,,,..,77,,,,Y,, . . ,... .Auditorium Invocation oooro O . .THE REV. FRANK E. RICKENZIE Greetings ..,.., .. DR. CARL E. RANKIN, Superintendent Salutatory- ....aa, . Dar. . aaaaa . . ,D.... ,..,aaDaaDDaa,Da. . .. PEGGY JANE GREENE Introduction - EEEEEEE . EEEEEEEEEE.,vEEEEE THE Rr. REV. HOWARD E. RONOTHALER Bishop of the Moravian Church and President of the Board of Directors, N. C. School for the Deaf Commencement Address ..... ................ . . .... .. JUDGE SAM J. ERVIN, JR. Morganton, North Carolina Presentation of Diplomas and Certificates Awarding of Prizes Valedictory ............. ............ ....... B ETTY JEAN TURNER Benediction ...... .............i.,.. . . W .... THE REV. JAMES R. FORTUNE Board of Directors DR. HOWARD E. RONDTHALER, President THE REV. JAMES R. FORTUNE, Vice-President MR. H. L. WILSON MR. O. H. PONS MR. W. S. NICCORD MR. R. J. MORRIS MR. HOWARD MOOSE r,...n..... - Salutatory Peggy Greene The members of the 1953 graduating class of the North Carolina School for the Deaf are very happy to welcome our friends, parents and alumni to our commencement today. Your presence honors and inspires us and makes us realize more fully the importance of this day. We are very fortunate in having Judge Sam J. Ervin, Jr., a member of the North Carolina Supreme Court, to deliver our commencement address. Judge Ervin, it means so much to have you with us today and we give you a warm welcome. Members of the Board, we appreciate your presence here today and the inter- est you have always shown in our school. Mr. Fortune, we deeply appreciate the clear and understanding interprta- tions you always give us. Among the audience are many friends from the town of Morganton who have showed us much kindness during the past years. We are happy to have you with us on this important occasion. And again friends, we welcome you to the fifty-eighth commencement of the North Carolina School for the Deaf. Valedictory Betty Turner Graduation day, the most exciting day in our lives, has arrived. We have looked forward to this day withigreat anticipa- tion, but as we gather here for the last time the occasian is tinged with sadness. This school which has been our home for so many years is very dear to Lis. The happiness, hard work and struggles we have shared with one another have help- ed prepare us to meet the future. To- morrow we step out into the world with- out the protection we have had so long of our school and our teachers. We hope that each of us will be a credit to our Alma Mater. We are grateful to the State of North Carolina for giving us an education and taking care of us all these years. To the Board of Directors, we wish to express our appreciation for their inter- est in our welfare. To Doctor Rankin, our superintendent, Mr. Hoffmeyer, our principal, the staff and teachers, we want to express our gratitude for their labors, their interest, their care and patience through out the years. As to the future, we face it with cour- age, strength and determination. Where ever we may go, we shall be strengthen- ed by the lessons we have learned here. I close with this thought. Although we leave today, our places will be filled by others. It is our sincere wish that all the valuable and delightful experiences which have been ours, will, in time, be theirs. When their turn comes to go, may they be as sorry to leave as we are today. ""?"-"'1f""' L " . . CORNWELL DRUG Co. Professional Pharmacy Save with Safety df The Rexall Store Con ratulations g Compliments of - - - NE . . YOUNG Ab S Bl'3llt0ll,S FlShlllg Camp We major in mimors Lake James CANAL BRIDGE Morganton, N. C. Best Wishes To the Graduates MORGANTON FOOD STORE Quality Meats Grocevies and Vegetables 655- Phone 656 ,,,, . I Serving Burke County For 61 Years LAZARUS Quality Apparel Buy Compliments of - - - MELODY SHOES T d i Longis Esso 0 ay Service NEXT T0 CATO'S Compliments WHITLEYS PHARMACY "Where pharmacy is a profession-not a side linen Corner Union 81 King St. Vp l r l i s ,M COJMPLIIVIENTS SPARE PHARMACY, Inc. Corner Union and Sterling Streets Phone 323 Compliments of Mullis Motor COIIIIJRIIY CHRYSLER 2 PLYMOUTH SALES and SERVICE Telephones: 280 and 281 CmNffWfS0f--- 2 Eagle Stores CO. KATZ DEPT. STURE Kirksey and Company, Inc. Funeral Home Best, Cheapest, Most Dependable For More Than 40 Years if ,, , ,, ,.g..4. .., .. Your General Electric Appliance Dealer In Morganton Morganton Hardware Company HARDVVAREQ ANU FINE FURNITURE - - - 57 Years of Continuious Service Phone 41 C0ngfatZllafi0nS to Cgjjgpliwlgnfs Of . . . the Graduates R O SE, S QIORGANTON CAFE 8: GRILL "W'h F ' a' M tv 5-10-25C Stores We "W S ee Morganton, N. C, Phone 877 - Ralph Clark Compliments of Kihler Drug Co. "C ash - C ut Rate" Phone 93 and 94 '...,-..,u,, ., gg, .. 1 J Compliments vf LESLIES The Book Store Everything for the School and Office GIFTS Morganton, N. C. RA DS The Specialty Shop For Men and Women In Morganton May the Graduates Long Remember Morganton And Visit us Ojfen I 1.1 w p. 1 . I K


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