Pulaski High School - Oriole Yearbook (Pulaski, VA)

 - Class of 1924

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THE ORIOLE a Hurd, Marion Thomas, Margaret Dalton, Vola Wohlford, Isabel Miller, Howard Gilmer, and Marvin Harden, every member being a “songbird.” We shall never forget Naomi Cannaday’s curls, Louise Dud- ley’s laugh, and our “Frenchie” Jeanette Ray. Billy Cheves is one of our midgets, but always manages to make himself heard. Foy McGuire is very dignified, and upholds his office as Treas- urer of the class with the utmost gravity. But does he like fun? I wonder! Beatrice Webb and Bernice Dewese are our deep thinkers — quiet and reserved. And what would the class of ’24 be without Thelma Richard- son, Allene Miller and Maxine Umberger, who are always ready either for work or for play? Many of us have often thought we would like to leave dear old P. H. S., but now that the time has come we sadly bid fare- well to our classmates and teachers, to go out from the school that has grown so dear to us. And as we go forth into the busy world to fight the battles of life, though we may be many miles from Pulaski, our minds will turn, from time to time, to the members of the faculty, and to all our friends, who have con- tributed so much to our pleasure. Sylvia Byrd, ’24.

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THE ORIOLE HISTORY OF SENIOR CLASS O UR history will be a brief summary of our school life at P. H. S. and an expression of some of our hopes and aspirations. If, in the coming years, it shall serve to remind us of those high ideals, it will have served its purpose well. It was in the year 1920 that we, a body of sixty-two pupils, began our high school career. Being both ambitious and en- thusiastic we made a great record in our Freshman year, and shall always remember those happy school days we spent, in spite of the fact that we were constantly reminded that we were just “rats.” The Sophomore year was begun with the same enthusiasm as the first, although there were only about half as many stu- dents as there were the year before. We cheerfully underwent all the hardships necessary to pass our examinations, and to become Juniors. Our Junior year was very quiet, though there were thirty of us, being the largest Junior class that had ever been at P. H. S. Our one great aim was to reach the Senior year, which we had been looking forward to for so long. At last, the year of all years has arrived ; a few new members have been added to our class, while some of the old ones have stopped. We felt very important for the first month, or until we saw our reports. Could there be a mistake? Did the E’s on French mean “excellent?” Did the F’s on English mean “fine”? It was a hard blow, although it brought us to the realiza- tion that we were not all wise beings but struggling Seniors only. We determined to redeem ourselves and to make the year a great “avent” in our history. We have accomplished much, guided by our Class President, Martha Derrick, who, with her sweet disposition, has been ever ready to lend a helping hand. Our class has had many honors conferred upon them, Captain Clarence Miller, Livingston Sheppard, William Allison, John Cox, Alton Duncan, Albert Kirkner, Howard Gilmer, and Mar- vin Harden being among the most noted football stars. Also we find in our class two of the best basketball players on the team — Pauline Bopp and Marion Thomas, Pauline being Manager. Has well Sizer, Conway Smith, Albert Kirkner and Alonzo Carper are artists, and have done much to make The Oriole of ’24 original and attractive. The musical members of our class are Martha Derrick, Alyne 34

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THE ORIOLE 2 LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT w E, the Senior Class of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, F| 1 being of sound mind, and of a disposing disposition, V J realizing the uncertainty of the future, do hereby make this, our last will and testament, in order, as justly as may be, to divide among our successors all our property, real, personal, and mixed. First: Having no worldly goods to give away, we make no mention thereof, in this, our will, but dispose of our rights, experiences, and privileges, which have hitherto been ours as Seniors, and nothing more whatsoever. Second: We do hereby will to the Junior Class our “Digni- fied Seniority,” along with our so called “privileges” and the right to be called down at any time for anything by any member of the “Grade Faculty”; also the right to sing with loud voices the High School songs, give the High School yells, and other- wise conduct themselves in a ridiculous manner, together with the exclusive right to browbeat the High School Faculty. Third: To the remainder of the High School we will that long lost law, “Freedom of Speech,” and the right to become Seniors, according to the rules and regulations of Mr. Thomas Jackson of the Department of Interior Decorating. Fourth: Alyne Hurd wills her right to love a boy to Audrey Sasher— only let it be “Moore.” She also wills the director- ship of the “Glee Club” to Tom Jordan. William Allison wills his athletic build to Lena Gray. Margaret Dalton wills her red beads to Rhoda Neal Sheppard and her “uke” to Louise Strauss. Albert Kirkner wills his “Chicago Professional Training’-’ to Theodore Hall. Isabel Miller wills her beauty sleep to Daisy Lou Matheney. John Cox wills his laugh and comic deportment to Virginia Roberts. Martha Derrick wills her editorship of the Annual to Anna Smith and the honor of being President of the class to Frank Jackson. Jeanette Ray wills her long hair to Virginia Synder. Has well Sizer wills his artistic ability to Louise Hurst. Allene Miller wills her height and “bangs” to Mildred Carson. Conway Smith wills his deportment grade to Robert Runion. ola Wohlford wills her right to be late at least three times a week to Margaret Brewer.

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