Pulaski High School - Oriole Yearbook (Pulaski, VA)

 - Class of 1937

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Mary Carson is now the second official piano player at the “Harlem Hangout,” New York. She acquired this position after many years of hard and strenuous study in the wild jungle of Egypt. Junior Harriman is still going to the American Diesel Mechanic School. He is trying to discover for himself why the engine doesn’t burn gasoline. Ran upon Jack Lugar the other day and he is still pinching pennies. He is now editor of The World Gazette, which is noted for giving the most news on less paper. Dawn Purvis Lyons has now settled down to keep house. Mr. Ernest Lyons (her husband) is spending most of his money for “Tunis.” Bonnie Jean Painter, night nurse for the Pulaski Hospital, is having trouble with her dates. “Lawd,” you made the nights too long. Neal Kegley, famous center on the “Gas House” football team, is opening a sports school for girls. He will teach them how to twirl the old pigskin in a graceful way. Elmer Frost, a well known farmer of this section, is now raising chickens. He feeds his chickens assorted dyes so they will lay colored Easter eggs. At last! Helen Marshall has discovered a certain freckle remedy alter fifteen years of hard experimenting. Jack Fitzgerald, famous baseball pitcher for “The Crows,” says he keeps his arm supple by giving it a facial and a rubdown after each practice. Clinton Chumbley, a well known aviator, is making arrangements for a flight to the moon. He plans to be gone about three days. Valencia Vaughan is now in New York starring in Shakespeare’s colossal “Romeo and Juliet.” The “Comedy Theatre” is doing a big business. Frances Tolly has bought a new streamliner that takes her to Radford in thirty seconds. Eugene Sexton, better known to us as “Toar,” has accepted the position as coach of the V. M. I. football team. Mary Crawford won the State prize last week for being the champion hog caller. Her voice was strengthened considerably by holloing out the senior room windows at lunch time to her friends. Edward Turman, local cartoonist for The Southwest Times, admits he gets all his ideas by looking in a mirror. Mary Coalson has opened a beauty parlor on Locust Hill. Dyeing hair red is her specialty. Frank Via, who loves nature in the raw, is now a collector of unique things, especially old fossils. Glenna DeHaven has charge of the commercial course at Radford High. It seems the hate for Pulaski down there has changed to love. While in the wilds of New York the other day we decided to take a stroll in the country by the river, and what do you think we saw ' ? There on the bank of the river sat H. C. Vaughan, Jr., and what was he doing? Fishing! He does his own fishing nowadays to keep down overhead. 66

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Class Prophecy W E ARE the roaming cameramen for the Oriole Theatre. We see, know, hear and tell all about your favorite Senior stars, catching them in the routine of daily life with our camera. We find all our stars carrying on, like the brave soldiers they are. Maurice Brown is the winner of the State Life Insurance Medal for the best sales of the State. He expects to win the World Medal in 1941. Dorothy Bones, who has been teaching home economics for the last ten years, has given up her job and gotten married. She is having much trouble in planning and arrang- ing her own home. A little help, please. Lucille Aust, well known beautician of San Francisco, has discovered the most fashion- able hair dress of the century. It has a very streamlined effect and is worn mostly at bridge parties. Joyce Crabtree has just finished another Broadway hit called “The Path of the De- serted Husband.” Crabtree is classed even greater than Ziegfeld. E. C. Kidd is following in the footsteps of the rest of his tribe. He is now an expert electrician. Dulcie Bentley, well known bass singer, is now starring in a production, “Mississippi Levee.” This production is under the management of Joyce Crabtree. Watts Steger, a chemist of the old school, is building an explosive-proof laboratory. When bigger and better labs are blown up, Watts will blow ’em. Joe Robinson, owner of “The Haberdashery” on Basin Street, New York, is now advertising his new suit for residents of flood districts. The suit is guaranteed not to shrink, and is made of wood pulp to keep the wearer afloat. Aloise Coe has disappeared from the news. No one knows what, where or how she is. Charles Mashburn, big game hunter, is supervising an expedition to South America to hunt antelope, a very harmless beast. In 1940 we find Junior Pike still working in the furniture factory. He hopes that by 1950 he will have become foreman. Pauline Vinson is now typist for the President of the United States. She expects to be promoted soon. Bruce McCall, graduate of V. P. I., has taken up dairy farming in a big way with small cows because they eat less. Flash! Blanche Covey has just won her second world championship typist contest. May her f ingers always be nimble. Garnett Lyons is giving a vocal solo Friday night for the Navy at the Submarine base. The Navy is on a sit-down strike and we have the greatest confidence that this will solve the problem. After all, the solo would sound better under water, wouldn’t it? 65

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Mary Ellen Gray, local flower gardener, now grows a dahlia so large that the root of it pushed over the fence around a twenty acre field in which it was planted in the center. Roy Windle, graduate of Roanoke Business College, is finding it hard to get a job. Business men are employing streamlined stenographers these days. Have you heard the latest? Frances Leffew was promoted from the utensil counter to the candy counter at the ten-cent store. Jack Powell, famous sea writer, has just finished a novel called “Seasickness After Love.” Lida Macgill is secretary to the president of V. P. I. It seems that the uniform gets them. The new hit star on Broadway is Winston Taylor. His latest hit is knocked off in “Feets First.” This is a decided success and is being played at Mr. Taylor’s favorite theatre, “The Virginia Lee.” Helen Sowers is taking lessons on “how to be on time” from a graduate of this course. They think an operation will be necessary. Melvin Whitaker, aeronautical engineer, has perfected a fool-proof plane. This was a very successful invention for Whitaker. It seems as if Whitaker is working against himself these days. Iris Seagle is undertaking to be an undertaker. We hope she won’t undertake this business too seriously. Mary Thorn Painter is now chief dietitian at Randolph-Macon. We believe there’s something in that. Bob Johnson owns the most valuable collection of antiques in these United States. We always knew he liked funny old things, but we didn’t think it would come to that. Katherine Graham is now the jazz dance teacher at Harvard. They say she is a good teacher if she can stay still long enough. Virginia Rhoades is now private nurse of the Lionne sextuplets. She acquired her nursing ability at the Philadelphia General Hospital. Daytona Beach, Fla. Miss Winifred Beamer, formerly of Pulaski, Va., set a new speed record here today. Her high-powered car, “Windbuster,” roared down the beach at 999 1-2 miles per hour. She still says she can do better if she can get the V-8. Olga Wirt has just returned from Darkest Africa where she has been instructing the heathens. She has been successful in her work with only one sit-down strike, which occurred the day she arrived and is still on. Bobby Cecil, airplane hostess for the “Can ' t Fall Airlines,” proved her ability as a hostess last week w r hen the mail plane wrecked with 25 passengers. The result was only one small scratch on the pilot. Miss Cecil gallantly poured an abundance of iodine on the wound. May the brave live forever! Tommy Combiths has just invented a new feed diet for chickens. He claims it will make them weigh from two to five pounds more in three minutes after they eat and it will also promote their laying. R c Vaughan Jr - 37 Blanche Covey, ’37.

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