Pulaski High School - Oriole Yearbook (Pulaski, VA)

 - Class of 1926

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and then by parties which were given us, and some which we gave others. Then all except a few passed their exams and we left the Sophomore room. Then, the Junior year — the year when we were supposed to put away childish thoughts and ways and become young ladies and ' gentlemen. But alas! we only seemed to have reached our second childhood. Such tricks as we played! We almost ob- tained the name of being the worst class in Hi, but we did get by with a great many things without getting a good lecture and a few hours after school. Again our friend — Exams — approach- ed and we all burned some midnight oil and did some hard studying. Next the greatest year of all. We were Seniors. How dig- nified we felt, yet we kept our dignity well hidden, so the teach- ers told us. We were preached at day in and day out about talking. Did it do any good? No, not until after exams. Then some decided that if we would talk less and study more, that we might come nearer passing on exams. We tried but had little success. Thus passed the sorrows and joys, trials and tribulations of the Senior year. Now we part. Some of us shake hands for the last time. We will follow our different paths in life, whatever they are. But whatever our tasks may be, let us not forget our Alma Mater and our classmates in P. H. S. Class of ’26, farewell. Ruth Jackson, ' 26. [ 37 ]

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CLASS HISTORY W HAT is the significance of the date, September 17, 1922? Yes, it sounds like Miss Thomas in History class. But it is far from it. If it were History it would go in one ear and out the other, whereas this date will be stamped forever on our minds as Seniors. Any of the Class of ’26 can tell you why it is important. It was the day on which fifty-two young ladies and gentle- men of the greatest intelligence, in their own opinion and no one else’s, entered the great halls of learning — the halls of Pulaski High School. They thought they knew quite a lot, but in the opinions of the upper classmen they were as green as the greenest of grasshoppers. Some time during the first day their air of bravado fled. They were informed that they were “rats.” It then dawned upon their blank minds that they would have to endure nine long months of “rathood” before they could pass out of this land of torture. They found out that when great peals of laughter issued from the Senior, Junior, and Sophomore rooms, it was usually caused by a teacher or someone else tell- ing about some of the unique answers the Freshmen had given to questions asked them. It was very trying. The first four months dragged by and then we began hearing the groaning and moaning of many students. When asked what disease they had, the only answer they gave was, “Exams.” We pictured some of the most terrible exams imaginable. Then the teachers be- gan talking about them. We were scared stiff and had night- mares for a week beforehand. When the monsters arrived they were no harder, if as hard, as our seventh grade exams had been. Afterwards our heads were held a little higher. So pass- ed the nine long months while we were Freshmen. Then, those who were so fortunate as to pass, became Sophomores. How important we thought we w ' ere. Our noses became highly elevated. It was now our privilege to taunt as we had been taunted. The poor Freshmen were the victims as usual, The year flew by, the monotony being broken now [ 36 ]



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p re ©ns © ' een I can see in the crystal so clear that smiling face of Dame Fortune as she waves her magic wand. Behold! A great brightness appeareth and Nature opens the gate to success and bids us step in — so that we might be aware of the revealing future. Shall 1 tell you a little about the magic scene which lies before me? It appears to be spring! early spring; oh! what happiness and joy! Spring need not be described in detail, for you all know spring — spring, the beginning of things. But a crowd of people, laughing and jeering, have assembled. What can this excitement be? A polo game. A graceful horse- woman riding by looks familiar, but who is it? Why it’s Lena Bones playing polo with the Prince of Wales. Behold! Thelma Bunts, a lady professor of French at Columbia. I wonder if she has studied in Paree? The lights brighten, and lo! Dame Fortune points to a musical career for Woodson Cummings. Ah! he’s a second Caruso surely. Who says there isn’t a fifty per cent raise at Macy’s this month, for look at the capable saleswomen clerking there. Lucille Byrd, Mary Boyd and Clara Nelson, with the knack of approaching and selling, are responsible for this raise. Oh! what a beautiful building up there backed against a sky-reaching mount. Ah! ’ tis a sanitarium managed by Dean Creger and Ansell Derrick, M. D’s. Slogan seen and quite consoling for sick patients, “Kill or Cure.” What is it George Crowder can’t do? But Dame Fortune seems to think that he can play baseball best. As pitcher, catcher or in any position he shines. Lie ' ll win the game or lose it. A trial — plaintiffs, defendants, jurors, judge, lawyers all, but the lawyer who won the case was Mary Draper, the ablest and most capable of her time. [ 38 ]

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