Pulaski High School - Oriole Yearbook (Pulaski, VA)

 - Class of 1939

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THE ORIOLE SEASON OF ★ 1938 ★ 1939 + PAGE TWENTY-ONE UP-HILL Does the road wind up-hill all the way ? Yes, to the very end. Will the day ' s journey take the whole long day? From morn till night, my friend. But is there for the night a resting place? A roof when the slow dark hours begin. May not the darkness hide it from my face? You can ' t miss that inn. Shall I meet other wayfarers at night? Those who have gone before. Then must I knock, or call when just in sight? They will not keep you standing at that door. Shall I find comfort, travel-sore and weak? Of labor you shall find the sum.- Will there be beds for me and all who seek? Yea, beds for all who come. — by Christina G. Rosetti In the fall, the members of Sophomore and Junior Latin classes met in Miss Kinder’s room to organize a Latin Club. The following officers were elected: Consuls — John Tate and Elaine Egge;t. Scribe — Peggy Dobson. Quaestar — Edith Dickerson. Sponsor — Miss Kinder. Meetings have been held during the year, the third peri- od. After the business session a program consisting of songs sung in Latin and talks on va- rious phases of Roman life is given and Roman games are played. Refreshments are served by the hostesses for the month. The membership consists of the following: Eloise Adams Aileen Hale Mariam Bralley Alice Carney Wilma Carter Julia Carter Louise Dalton Bill Dudley Billie Kirchner Wilma DeHaven Betty Ann Denham Ruth Rhea Landis June Burkeholder Aleene Dickerson Edith Dickerson Peggy Dobson Elaine Eggert Howard Eggert Nichol Eskridge Nathan Evans Irene Haislip Mary Edith Jackson Katherine Jones David Laughon Dorothy Leache Bob MacAdoo Tom Massie Dorothy Manuel Nichols Meredith Charles Michele Lucy Morehead Pearl Rodgers Lois Russell Harold Smith John Tate Elizabeth Vaughan Elsie Weeks LATIN CLUB ORGANIZED CLUBS— A Debating Club HAS DONE FINE WORK Pulaski High has had a very active debating club this year. For the purpose of organizing, the group held their first meet- ing and elected the following officers: John Tate, president: Garnett Phibbs, vice- presi- dent, and Nichol Eskridge, sec- retary-treasurer. The first debate presented to the student body was on the question, “R e s o 1 v e d, that Chain Stores Should be Abol- ished for the Good of the Pub- lic.” Those serving on the af- firmative team were Gera’dine Millirons, John Tate, and Bet- ty Billig. The decision went to the negative team, which in- cluded Garnett Phibbs, Frances Cale and J. C. Leffew. The next debate was com- posed of Seniors on the state subject, “Resolved, that the United States Should Establish An Alliance With Great Brit- ain.” The affirmative team was composed of Richard Ward, Nathan Evans, and Nancy Mitchell. The negative won the debate, with Henry Albert, Betty Jordan, and Ruth Dickerson, as speakers. A few weeks later, the Freshmen prepared a debate on the question, “Resolved, That Winter Sports Are More Desir- able Than Are Summer Sports.” Affirmative speakers were DeWitt Creger and Nich- ol Eskridge, who took two speeches, bcause of Jack Scott’s absence. The negative team. Jack Caldwell, Louis Painter, and Ohmer Crowell, captured the decision. In early April, the club pick- ed representative teams to par- ticipate in the District Class B meet at Gate City, Virginia. There was an affirmative and a negative team, each prepared on its side of the question to de- bate against opponents chosen at the meet. The affirmative team, composed o f Garnett Phibbs, John Tate and Ohmer Glee Club HAS PROVEN ASSET Organized in 1936-37 the Girls’ Glee Club of Pulaski Hi has now become one of the most outstanding clubs in the school. This group journeyed to Richmond last spring to en- ter the annual State High School Music Festival. Under the capab’e direction of Mrs. C. C. Carney, these girls re- ceived a rating of excellent for Class B schools. The club has entertained at numerous numbers of gather- ing in Pulaski. They sang for both the baccalaureate and commencement exercises of the Class of ’38, High School and Grade assembly, the High School P. T. A., The Presbyte- rian Church and other engage- ments to be filled later in the year. On April 19, 1939, the group will leave for Richmond to again enter the annual fes- tival. They hope this year to receive a superior rating. This trip tops the activities of the club for the year. Pulaski High School looks with pride upon this club which has proven a great asset to the school and community. Crowell, won over Shoemaker High, but was eliminated in the first round. Although it got another chance to debate, it lost to Radford’s negative team. The negative team, com- posed Henry A’bert. Betty Jor- dan and Nancy Mitchell, de- bated Coeburn’s affirmative in the first round, then went into the semi-finals, where they were eliminated after debating William Byid, of Vinton. Members of the club are: Henry Albert. Betty Jordan, Nancy Mitche’l, Garnett Phibbs, John Tate. Bety Bil- lig, Frances Cale, Alice Carney, Kemper Baker. Nichols Mere- dith, Ruth Fitzgerald, Nichol Eskridge, Katherine Jones, Geraldine Milirons. Bob Wal- lace, Tom Massie, Louis Pain- ter, Douglas Moyers, Ohmer Crowell, Jack Caldwell. Jack Scott, and DeWitt Creger.

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PAGE TWENTY SEASON OF 1938 1939 THE ORIOLE MONOGRAM CLUB ACTIVE IN SCHOLASTIC AFFAIRS TWELVE THINGS TO REMEMBER 1 . The value of time. 2. The success of perseverance. 3. The pleasure of working. 4. The dignity of simplicity. 5. The worth of character. 6. The puwer of kindness. 7. The influence of examples. 8. The obligation of duty. 9. The wisdom of economy. 10 . The virtue of patience. 11. The improvement of talent. 12 . The joy of originating. Although this is only the second year the Boys’ and Girls’ Monogram Clubs have existed for some time, they have been very active. The boys were very ably led by the captain of football team, Henry Patterson. Vice Presi- dent’s office was held by Wel- don Amburn and the secre- tary and treasurer was Louis Painter. Their year was begun by having a “Beauty Con- test” in which the boys dress- ed as girls and the girls as boys. Then came a “Wo- manless wedding,” and final- ly a dance, to which both Hi- Y Clubs, the Girls’ Mono- gram Club, Senior Class, and both basketball teams were invited. All of these furnish- ed much enjoyment to the student body. The boys had their initiation and welcomed the swimming team into their club. The members being Da- vid Jamison, Captain; Coop- er Perkins, and Porter Ham. The other members of the swimming team were already members of the Monogram club. The Girls, though not as large a club, have been very active also. The president of the club was Mary Stam- baugh, who was very ably as- sisted by Vice-President Isabel Gilmer, Secretary Ruth Webb and a very efficient treasurer, Sarah Lugar. A dance was given at the first of year with music by “The Southwest Vrginians.” Later, an Ama- teur Hour was given in order to place the Girls’ basketball team and Monogram Club’s pictures in the “Oriole”. An- other benefit was given to pay for the basketball mono- grams, and last but not least a dance was given as a final “salute,” so to speak, as sever- al members were seniors, and to welcome into the club, af- ter initiations, new members who were Mildred Wallner, Dorothy Leache and Virginia Painter. The Boys’ Mono- gram Club and both basket- ball teams were invited. Thus ends the social year of the Monogram Club. The members of the club are: Girls — Isabel Gilmer, Ruth Webb, Sarah Lugar, Elizabeth Adair,, Jeanne Hall, Peggy Quesenberry and Mary Stam- baugh. Boys — Henry Patterson, Weldon Amburn, John Tate, Connie Adams, Ned Bane, Roy Chat- man, Nathan Evans, Howard Golden, Berman Grantham, C. J. Haislip, Dick Haislip, Melvin Hall, Bill Hardy, Dan Hinson, Eugene Huff. Preston Jones, Wilbur Kir- by, Tom Massie, Donald Morehead, Douglas Moyers, Nick Oglesby, Forrest Ow- en, Louis Painter, Holmes Perkins, Siscle Raines. Don- ald Richardson. Ralph Tes- ter, H. A. Turner, Jack Ward. Johnny Wygal, Rich- ard Ward. CHEER LEADERS We point with pride to our three cheer leaders, Jean- ne Hall, Mary Stambaugh and Bill Dent. Without them there would have been much missing at our games. Wheth- er P. H. S. was losing or win- ning their enthusiasm never waned.

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PAGE TWENTY-TWO SEASON + OF 1938 1939 THE ORIOLE ■ — — ; BETA CLUB ORGANIZES On Thursday morning, Feb- ruary 16, the honor students of the Junior and Senior Class- es met for the purpose of orga- nizing a Pulaski chapter of the Nationa’ Honorary Beta Club. Mr. Eckman led a discussion of its purposes and club activi- ties. The following officers were elected: John Tate (Jun- ior) president; Kalima Dalton (Senior) vice-president; Betty Bil ' ig (Junior) secretary, and Grace Hearn (Senior) treasur- er. Pulaski High, as a state ac- credited high school, is eligible and has received its charter for a chapter in the National Beta Club, which is a non-secret scholarship service organization for high school students of America. Its purposes are: “To encourage scholarship, to promote character, and to sti- mulate leadership qualities among its members, " as well as “to cultivate ideals of loyalty courage and honesty among high school students of Ameri- ca. " The membership in the club is limited to those students of the Junior and Senior class- es whose “scholastic standing is sufficiently creditable to in- dicate superior mental qualifica- tion. " However, a student must have the recommendation of the principal of the high school in order to attain membership. The National Council of the Beta Club includes: President, Dr. Sidney B. Hall, who is State Superintendent of Edu- cation in Virginia; vice-presi- dent and comptroller of busi- ness administration at V. P. I., and secretary-treasurer, D r. John W. Harris. Mr. Walter C. Chapman is the official di- rector of Beta Clubs of Vir- ginia. The National Beta Club is in its fifth year of existence. It has grown rapidly since 1933 and now has a total member- ship of over 12,000 in 782 chapters in nine states of the Reading left to right on back row : Henry Albert, Nancy Mitchell, Kalima Dalton, Eliza- beth Adair, Betty Billig, Rebec :a Hillzheimer, Forest Owen, Mr. Eckman. Second row — John Tate, Jack Ward, Miss M Donald, Margaret Owen, Laura Clark, Kathleen Owens, Jo- an Richardson, Garnett Phibbs. Front row — Billy Mumpowet , Betty Jordan, Sarah Lugar, Helen Jackson, Sarah Hudson, Grace Htarn, James Vinson. Union. The first issue of the Beta Club Journal, which is the official magazine of the club, was printed in September 1934. Although the club is a schol- astic organization and not a social one, social activities have a part in its program. The Beta Club is a service and not a high hat organization. The Pulaski chapter is sponsored by Miss Elizabeth McDonald and Mr. Hensel Eckman. As the activity of the year Mr. Chapman suggested that the Pu’aski Chapter of Beta Club visit the Veteran’s Hos- pital, located at Salem, Vir- ginia. On March 23, twenty- two members, accompanied by the advisors, Miss McDonald and Mr. Eckman, and Miss Frances Foster, Mrs. B. F. Adair, and Mrs. Hurst Owen, went to Salem. The Veterans’ hospital is beautiful to behold. The lib- rary, which had just been com- pleted at the time of our visit, was fitted with the latest equipment. The soldiers are fortunate to have a ' ovely game room, a beautiful audi- torium, and moving picture shows at frequent intervals. Of great beauty is the amphi- theatre, where the soldiers, who are able, march daily. Our chapter was treated with the utmost of courtesy and kindness, and was asked to return in 1940, after more buildings will have been com- pleted. The visit was an enjoyable one, and will always be one of our most p’easant memories, j The programs of the year were on Good Manners, and the Origin of Easter, both proving to be most helpful. The last meeting was in the form of an evening party, held at the home of Kalima Dalton. We had a nice chapter, and we a’l were inspired by the meetings. The following is the list of honor students who are eligi- ble for membership: Seniors — Betty Jordan, Jack Ward, Hen- I ry Albert, Ruth Dickerson, | Rebecca Hiltzheimer, Grace j Hearn, Nancy Mitche ' l, Kali- j ma Dalton, Joan Richardson, and Juniors — Billy Mum- power, Shirley Black. Laura Clark, Sarah Hudson, Helen Jackson, Margaret Owen, John Tate, Kath’een Owens, Gar- nett Phibbs. James Vinson, Elizabeth Adair. B tty Billig, Margaret Bunts and Sarah Lu- gar.

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