Pulaski High School - Oriole Yearbook (Pulaski, VA)

 - Class of 1937

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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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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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Last Will and Testament H EAR ye, hear ye, hear ye, the last of this brand of superhuman characters. Ah, but their customs and traits will live forever in the hearts and souls of the underclassmen. To these striving students we, the Seniors of P. H. S., in the year 1936-37, take honor in leaving the loving smile and sweet voice of Miss Elizabeth Pugh, our friend and advisor. May you all sooner or later have the opportunity to fall so peacefully into a deep slumber caused by her soothing recitation of “Government in the United States.” Eor the individuals we leave these incredible traits: Lucille Aust leaves her ability to occupy more than one seat at a time to Mollie Jones. Winifred Beamer leaves her open mouth to Jean Meredith. I wonder what she will do with it? Dulcie Bentley leaves her “broad mind” and frog-croak voice to Judy Morrell. Dorothy Bones leaves her Grecian wave to Ben Tate. Mary Carson leaves opposum grin and hyena laugh to Betsy Bushong. Bobby Cecil leaves hayseed hair to Earl Meadows. Mary Coalson leaves her Mae West figure to Katherine Windle. Aloise Coe leaves her natural curl to Elizabeth Bowman. Blanche Covey leaves her height, breadth and ability to hold her man to Peggy Ques- enberry. Mary Crawford leaves her country stride to Isabelle Gilmer; we might throw her figure in too. Glenna DeHaven leaves love for red-head, one-horse musicians to any one who has no better sense. Katherine Graham leaves her gay ninety physique to “Fats” Huff. Mary Ellen Gray leaves her talent to remove strings from people’s clothes to Kath- erine Brugh. Frances Leffew leaves her admiration for the Draper vicinity and its inhabitants to Eugene Burnett. Lida Macgill leaves a geometry compass to the school so that they can make little “Arks.” Helen Marshall leaves her red hair to the school for use in plays.

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