Pulaski High School - Oriole Yearbook (Pulaski, VA)

 - Class of 1923

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time in our scholastic lives we were overawed (the first time being when we entered the sacred portals and were dubbed Freshmen). Otherwise, we didn’t feel one bit different from what we had before. We were, evidently, not very responsive to environment. And would you believe it, we didn’t seem to care about anything much but having a good time, when we should have been obtaining our education and planning life careers and so on. From this one might judge that the class of ’23 did neither toil nor spin nor set the midnight oil to burn- ing. Though we fear we never quite equaled the lilies in glory, neither did we become old and wrinkled because of much study, which we read somewhere was a weariness to the flesh. We were only normal boys and girls who really studied quite a lot when it was absolutely urgent. It was during ’23 that the class started their famous picture gallery. During the previous year, we boasted only one very swell and obscure calendar, while in the second semester of the following year no less than twenty, and no more than twenty- five, calendars dotted the walls and various articles of furniture, such as desks, chairs, and blackboards; the only explanation is that it was a sudden and over-artistic fad. Hikes, parties and entertainments further added to the pleasure of the class, being “heartily enjoyed by all those pres- ent.” Through it all you may see that 1923 has been “out for a good time,” but don’t think that we are never serious and think no deeper than the “thrills” of class night or various forms of jollification. We truly realize how much dear Pulaski High School has done for us and how very, very much we owe her that we can never repay. We hate to leave you, P. H. S., now that the time for departure has come, but we trust that you will not completely forget the fun-loving and oftentimes thoughtless, but ever loyal, members of the class of ’23.

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History of Senior Class Isn’t it strange, that when we were Freshmen we thought that Commencement Day was the very loveliest of all the school year, and now when our graduation day is actually here, we’re really very sorry to leave P. H. S.? Of course, one couldn’t expect us to be wholly in tears and mourning, for there is always a happy side to everything, and graduation assuredly has its good points! How little we dreamed when we entered high school and the way seemed so difficult that it would be only too short. As “Freshies,” what manners we affected and what high hopes we had! We were now members of that great body called the “High School,’’ and some day hoped to be grave and reverend and dignified Seniors. But oh, how far away that all seemed! So we just had a good time then, trying not to show our ignor- ance of new systems too much. Almost before we knew it, we were Sophomores. Then, it seemed ages since our Freshman year, and just about as long before we would “finish school’’ as the phrase is. Gracious, what horrible studies confronted us! We had never seen any- thing like this before, and sincerely hoped never to meet with such terrors in the future. Then it was that we put in most of our studying, and, as a result, were so glad of any hard earned rest that we just decided to enjoy ourselves and not worry about dignity or establishing a precedent or anything. You know you never can be young but once, so why not have our fling now. But the next thing we knew (though usually we didn’t know much of anything) we hopped over into the Junior room, where we didn’t feel a bit at home, but which seemed to be the place where everyone expected us to be and was rather surprised if from force of habit we walked into the room where the Sopho- mores held sway. Surely, now with only two more years in school, we must begin to add to, or perhaps we should say to accumulate, our stock of dignity. But did we? Nay, not so. The evils of boning and cramming were over for the present, so why not have a little more enjoyment? Exams may come and exams may go, but fun goes on forever; that is, with apol- ogies to Lord Tennyson. Almost before we could realize it, however, we discovered by some subtle power of intuition that we were at last privileged to reside in the longed for and coveted, though somewhat chilly, Sanctum of the Seniors, just across the hall. For the second

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Last Will and Testament We, the 1922-23 Senior Class of Pulaski High School, feeling that we are facing the end of P. H. S. life, do solemnly declare this to be our last will and testament, disposing as wisely and dis- creetly as we are able all our real and personal property. First: We, the Senior Class of ’23, hereby will to the Junior Class our “Good Will,” together with our neversharp pencil sharpener, so that they may always be supplied with pointless pencils in case of emergency — such as a surprise written lesson. We also will to the Junior Class the responsibility of keeping alive The Oriole, the little bird that came to make its home in P. H. S. in 1921 and finding conditions favorable for its growth remained, becoming an essential and creditable asset to Pulaski High School. We hope that it may continue to grow with the coming years, in the hands of our successors. Second: To the remainder of the high school we will free tickets to the Senior Class, with our compliments. Third: Elizabeth Matheney wills her fame as an actress to Isabelle Miller. Beveridge Roberts wills her editorship of The Oriole to Thelma Richardson. She also wills her curls to James Cummings. Gerard Southern wills his good looks to Foy McGuire. He also wills to William Allison the right to ring the period bells. Minnie Peirce wills her winning ways to Alyne Hurd. Ernest Lewey wills his popularity to Marvin Harden. He also wills the honor of being president of his class to Billy Cheves. Aline Stuart wills her cheerful nature to Alene Miller. Marshall Runion wills his love for Miss Watts’ Latin to John Cox. Nannette Livingston wills her cute smile to Beatrice Webb. Henry Foglesong wills his sporty nature and red hair to Ronald Powell. Mamie Russell wills her bobbed hair and freckles to Naomi Cannaday. William Bones wills his fame as a walking history to Clarence Miller. Sena Thompson wills her low and musical voice to John Crowder. Robert Bunts wills his right as the tallest boy ever to graduate from P. H. S. to Hastwell Sizer. Anna Allison wills her flirting ability to Maxine Umberger.

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