Pulaski High School - Oriole Yearbook (Pulaski, VA)

 - Class of 1939

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I THE ORIOLE SEASON + OF 1938 + 1939 J f PAGE SEVENTEEN BOYS’ HI-Y CLUB HEADED BY RICHARD T. DAUGHTREY GIRLS’ HI-Y ENJOYS MOST SUCCESSFUL YEAR Un ' der the fine leadership of their sponsor, Mr. Richard T. Daughtrey, the B o y s’ Hi-Y have had a very active and suc- cessful year. Mr. Daughtrey, a new member of the faculty, has been an excellent example and influence with the boys who feel in him a fine friend and counselor. At the first of the school year, they entertained the Girls’ Hi-Y with a “possum hunt.” Parking their cars at Henry Al- bert’s home in the country, they set out gaily with a deter- mination to bring back a ’pos- sum. However, they were not ( successful in catching the ’pos- sum, but they did not feel the trip was a failure, because of the fun and recreation that were enjoyed. On November 6, the club sponsored a dance honoring the visitors and delegates who attended the state conference of the girls’ Hi-Y. The affair proved one of the most enjoy- able events of the fall. Dancing was enjoyed until, a late hour. Music for the occasion being furnished by the Southwest Virginians. The Boys’ Hi-Y also orga- I nized a boys’ chorus and en- thusiastically entered into mak- ing it a success. Miss McDon- ald, who directed the chorus, left with the boys, training that will not be soon forgot- ten. Miss Katherine Michael accompanist, lent much to the effectiveness o f the singing through her brilbant playing and pleasing personality. In the early fall Dr. Kelso, county health officer, gave the boys a most instructive and in- formative talk on hea’th. The members of the club feel very fortunate in having as their president, Henry Al- bert, who proved his ability in leadership throughout the year. He holds other responsible oositions such as president of Senior class, and circulation editor of the Oriole. He is a member of the Debating Club and Beta club, having taken active parts in both clubs. The other officers are: Vice- president. Arnold Lester; sec- retary and treasurer, Bill Dent. Members: Kemper Baker, Ned Bane. Edward Carney, Garland Carper, Cosne Dal- ton, Melvin Hall, C. J. Hais- lip, Dan Hinson. Kermit Jack- son. Wilbur Kirby, Sonny Miller, Donald Morehead, Bil- ly Mumpower, Nick Oglesby Henry PatterSon, Garnett Phibbs, Preston Price, Elmer Robinson, John Tate, Ralph Tester, On November 4, 5, and 6 of this year the Girls’ Hi-Y had the honor of entertaining the State Girls’ Hi-Y confer- ence. It will be a dear memory to all of the girls. With this as a start, the club had a truly good year. A grocery shower was given by the girls for the day nurs- ery at the General Chemical plant. It was given as an en- tertainment at the home of Re- becca Hiltzheimer. At this social the new clubs organized by the Pulaski club, were entertained and shown how the Hi-Y clubs organize and carry out their plans. This year the Girls’ Hi-Y Club chose as its new sponsor. Miss Katherin e Michael. Though the work o f sponso was new to Miss Michael, she proved a valuable asset to the club. We were honored by having the State President in our club. Jeanne Hall proved a good leader and contributed much in making the conference a fine one. The officers of the Girls’ Hi-Y Club for this year were; President, Betty Jordan, vice president, Ruth Dickerson; sec- retary, Agnes Cornelius; treas- urer, Mary Stambaugh. The subordinate officers worked faithfully and diligently with the president the entire year. Members: Elizabeth Adair, Elizabeth Bowman. Elizabeth Brown. Katherine Brugh, Mar- garet Bunts, Mary Louise Cas- sel, Kalima Dalton, Edith Dickerson, Peggy Dobson, El- aine Eggert, Dotty Gilmer. Isa- bel Gilmer. Jeanne Hall, Kath- erine Harman, Rebecca Hiltz- heimer, Mildred Keister. Mary Knapp. Sarah Lugar, Virginia Painter, Joanne Richardson, Ida Wallace, Nancy Worley. The new members for the year 1939-1940 were elected at a called meeting on May 4. Eleven girls were found eligi- ble and were accepted. The new members are: Frances Plunkett, Mary Ann Ratcliffe, Margaret Rachel Owens, Lau- ra Clark. Betty BilJig, Letty Waugh, Billy Kirchner, Peggy Laughon, Helen Jordan, Lois Rosenbaum and Patsy Miller. The last meeting for the year was held at the home of E’izabeth Adair with Miss Adair and Miss Sarah Lugar as hostesses. At this meeting the new members were installed by the impressive candlelight service.

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PAGE SIXTEEN SEASON + OF 1938 1939 THE ORIOLE Reading from left to right front row, the officers for the coming year are : Martha Todd, Marion, treasurer; Doris Painter, Rural Retreat, secretary; Sarah Lugat, Pulaski vice-president ; Mary Jane Sneed, Charlottesvile, president. PULASKI HOST TO GIRLS’ HI-Y CONFERENCE FIRST TIME IN 10 YEARS For the first time in many years the Girls’ Hi-Y of Pulas- ki High School took the ini- tiative to entertain the delegates of the Virginia State Hi-Y Conference from November 4th to the 6th. The Conference chose as its theme “Youth at the Cross- roads.” as its slogan. “Choose Ye This Day Whom Ye Shall Serve. ' ’ and as its hymn, “Faith of Our Fathers.” Each of the twenty girls who compose the local unit set to work diligently, early in October, to acquire homes for the delegates, and were pleased to donate the large number of people who cooperated by of- fering their homes for use. Ap- proximately 70 homes were used in housing the delegates. We were proud to have the State Hi-Y president. Miss Jean- ne Hall, as a member of our club and it was with poise and self assuredness that she presid- ed over the conference. Other officers were: Mary Jane Sneed, of Charlottesville, vice- president; Mangane Hyde, of Harrisonburg,, Secretary, and Dorothy Childress, of Chris- tiansburg, Treasurer. Many committees were ap- pointed to help systematize the preparation for the conference. Some of these committees were: Registration, transporta- tion, ways and means, enter- taiment, etc. After they had registered, approximately 125 girls were taken to their places of resi- dence by members of the trans- portation committee, members of the Boys’ Hi-Y, and other people of the town who so graciously offered their ser- vices. At seven o’clock, Friday night, November 4th, a buffet supper was held in the base- ment of the First Methodist Church, and after the supper, a “Jolly Up” was enjoyed by the delegates at which time ac- quaintances were made and games were played. At 8:30 o’clock the same night in the auditorium of the church, the Rev. W. H. Bowman, of Wytheville made the opening address. On the following morning the conference resumed with a worship service from 9:30 to 9:45. Discussion groups were led by the Rev. Francis Hume Scott, the Rev. Jesse H. Clay, Dr. McLedge Moffett, of Rad- ford State Teachers’ College Radford. Va.. and Dr. Vernon P. Bodier, of Blacksburg. Va. From 3:00 to 5:30 Satur- day afternoon. Miss Betty Jor- dan, president of the local club, entertained with a tea at her home. A banquet was held at the Apnalachian assembly room at 7:30 for the delegates at which time J. C. Ingram , secretary of Stare Hi-Ys. was speaker. Following this the Boys’ Hi-Y entertained with a most en joyable dance. The Boys’ Hi- Y cooperated in every way to help make the conference a suc- cess. The Hi-Y Gifls met in a body on the steps of the High School for a group picture Sun- day morning and from there attended the First Methodist Church where the services were conducted by the Rev. Foye G. Gibson. At the business session held Sunday morning, officers elect- ed for the coming year were: Mary Jane Sneed. Charlottes- ville, president: Sarah Lugar, Pulaski, vice-president: Doris Painter, Rural Retreat, secre- tary, and Martha Todd. Mari- on, treasurer. Mrs. Carson Dalton, spon- sor spent untold hours of work on the conference, and any- thing that could be said would be inadequate in expressing her worth to the Hi-Y, for without Mrs. Dalton, this conference could never have been. The girls feel fortunate in having Mrs. Dalton as their sponsor, and are very grateful for her cooperation.

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PAGE EIGHTEEN + SEASON OF 1938 1939 THE ORIOLE 7Jte BJsioJze M elue —By KATHLEEN OWENS ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ :A COMEDY DISH FOR JUST ABOUT EVERYBODY - - - ' " Danube so blue. I’m longing for you.” HE strains of the qp y beautiful waltz by ( I ] Strauss drifted A 1 , through the air as [f Tom Baker reached the scene of merri- ment. He stopped in the door to watch the danc- ers whose happy laughter filled the g a y 1 y decorated room. Several people glanced at the handsome, young man of the gay ’90’s. He was con- tent, watching and wondering if he had been recognized, un- til he saw the lovely Oriental Princess. She was standing be- neath a low canopy in a far corner of the room, her dark hair caught back by a colorful band of flowers. For a moment Tom merely stared. He was sure he had never seen her before, but she looked like a real princess, as from a fairy story. June Croy, the hostess, recognized the col- onial gentleman and, noticing the center of his attention, she came toward him, smiling. " Hello Tom,” she greeted gayly, " why don’t you join the party? The music is grand.” Tom didn’t even notice that she bad recognized him. " Hello,” he murmured ab- sently, and continued to stare. " Oh. June,” (with more enthusiasm as he suddenly re- cognized the Spanish maiden.) " Couldn’t you introduce me to her?’ He nodded toward the girl who was now walking slowly toward them. " I don’t know her,” June whispered mystified. ‘No one seems to know who she is. But see, she is smiling and nodded. I believe you have made a good impression.” Taking matters into his own bands. Tom started to- ward her, but he stopped sud- denly, at a loss as to what to say. Then be walked on to where she was standing, and stopping, introduced himself. The girl nodded and smilingh moved toward the center of the room. Tom followed, knowing that she expected him to. " That is a good orchestra, would you like to dance?” he asked timidly. “Why, yes, if you wish to trust my style of dancing,” she readily consented in a low, husky voice. Tom was almost surprised to hear her speak English al- though he knew that she was only in masquerade. To the soft strains of a popular dance tune, they joined the other young people on the floor. Tom grew impatient at his own bashfulness. " Won’t you tell me your name?” he asked hopefully. " Did I ask you to tell yours?” she inquired in the same !«ow even tone. " You told me you were a gentleman from old Boston.” Tom was silenced by her unexpected reply and searched his brain for something to say. June, passing saved the mo- ment. The music had stopped and she came up to them. " Didn’t we pick a good night for our party? Just look ★ at the moon.” She pointed through the door. Tom nodded and gave her a grateful look. Taking his part- ner’s arm he started toward the door. " Come on,” he said, " and I’ll show you — ” " The Big Dipper and the twingling litt’e stars?” she in- terrupted him in an innocent voice. Tom stopped astounded. What was a fellow to say to a girl like this? They walked on to the porch and were greeted by the most beautiful moon whose silvery beams il- luminated the gardens and porch. The girl moved farth- er away from him and glanced up smiling sweetly. Tom needed no further encourage- ment. His spirits soared high. " You know, I think I’m the luckiest fellow at the party. I have a charming princess all to myself. Please, won’t you tell me your name?” He tried once more to learn her identity. Completely ignoring his last question she came to stand by him taking his arm. " I’m glad you like it. But look, see bow those clouds unmask! Now I’ll find out who you are.” Eagerly he pushed her toward the lighted door. She paused for the merest sec- ond, and then began to remove her mask. The Oriental girl turned toward the light. Tom gasped as he stared up at " her”. The features of Jack Brown, one of his classmates, were re- vealed. He would never forgive him. " My beautiful Oriental Prin- cess, a boy!” His face f’aming red he rushed from the crowd- ed room, remembering all the things he bad said to the " prin- cess.” chase each other across the moon? They act a though they know how happy we have been tonight. I’m almost sorry it’s nearly over.” She sighed con- tentedly as she spoke. " Yes, it has been a swell party, but you are right. It must be nearing twelve.” As he started to take her hand, the far off chimes of the town clock reaicbed them. It was midnight. " It’s midnight and time to POETS The poets to whom I make my criticism Don’t seem to have their right wits with ’em. For they swap common sense for rhyme and rythm. So the Lord knows We ought to forgive ’em. They’ll title it “ Flowers ” and write about bees. Or write about frogs when the title is ’‘Trees” They’ll worry all day about one little word. They insert the silliest thing you ever heard. They’ll write for a week, then throw it away W hile common -sense poets Write a couple a day. They’ll write about streams that run between ridges, When every one knows they run just under bridges. They write about mountains that tower to heaven. Then to rhyme the next line, they’ll end it in seven. Now I may be hung, or my neck may be rung. But let me explain before you’ve begun That this little poem is only in fun. Wbitesell — ’40

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