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F 1 : Si !: k j, tl » ' t t k = ■S ' e THE ORIOLE SEASON OF 1938 1939 if PAGE FIVE HISTORY OF PULASKI SCHOOLS The history of the High School is rather obscure and it was only through the help and assistance given by Mr. Eck- man, Mrs. Woolling, Mr. Frank Wysor, Mr. and Mrs. K. V. Brugh, Mr. Cooley, Mrs. Purvis and Dr. J. L. Kent that the data could be compiled. To these we offer our sincere thanks. Many students have gone in and out the doors of Pulaski High School but few know much about its history. It is our purpose to better acquaint its students with the school and to hope that in doing so it may endear it to each one. The red brick school house that was on the corner of Fourth Street and Randolph Avenue, was built about the first part of the early nineties. This school was combined with the grades and the high school, and sometimes the courses of each were said to overlap due to the small num- ber of students attending. Some of the principals there were: Mr. Russel ' ,, Mr. Darst. and Mr. C. B. Tate, uncle of W. P. Tate. Mrs. R. H. Woolling taught at this school. Also Miss Ju- lia Leache, who now resides in Roanoke. Miss Virginia Stone taught there from 1900-1906. She is now one of the out- standing teachers of the United States. Mrs. Andrew Gemmell was one of the teachers and her daughter, Hartensia, who did much to help put over the lib- rary, graduated from Randolph Macon and is now studying for her master’s degree at Co- lumbia. The first graduating class was composed of six girls. Among these were: Mrs. James Graham, the former Mary Lou Campbell now living in Wytheville; the late Mary Stewart, Dr. Pauline William- son who is now head of the health department of the Met- ropolitan Life Insurance Com- pany of New York, and Dr. Williamson is also on the board of trustees at Hollins College, Mary Thomas, at this time dean of a college in Wil- liamsburg, Ky. f Miss Ida Howard, now Mrs. Childs, of Orlando, Fla., sister of Mrs. Agnes Tilson. Mr. E. T. Howard, and Mrs. Robert Crabtree are ALMA MATER We’re proud of you , dear P. H. S. Of the orange and the black , Your symbols stand for all that’s true There’s nothing that you lack. May you ever be triumphant Your spirit never grave And may your glorious colors With honor ever wave. May your children e’er be loyal Your causes ever just- May time n’er dim your standards Nor dull your guilded lust. among those who attended this school. The first person to take an interest and the one who did the most to put the high school on its feet was Miss Frederica Stone from Roanoke, who taught here several years. This old school was torn down in 1934. The site of the Nunnley apartments on Sixth Street was once the site of an Episcopal church, but because of the defective heating system the church caught fire and burn- ed. A school was then built on this site where Mrs. Sayers taught a private school. Mr. E. J. Cooley was principal of this school from 1911-14. On January 1, 1915, $50,- 000 was borrowed to build the present Pulaski High School. The site was once used for horse show grounds with grand stands along Main Street. The first pricipal was Mrs. Sayers. A p’acque has been placed by the alumni in the hall of the school in her mem- orv. Next Mr. Anderson was nrincipal — 1917-18, then Mr. Fitzpatrick, now residing in Radford, a Mrs. Thomas was nrincipal about the time with Mr. Gresham following in 1919-20. Mr. Elliott followed Mr. Gresham and was orin- rioal in 1921-22. Next K. V. Brugh followed Mr. Elliott, the years of bis nrincipalsbip being from 1922-27. Mr. Eck- man became princinal at this time and has remained so to this present day. The High School students in the future will have more opportunities than they have had heretofore. In recent years several new subjects and courses have been added to the curricu ' um. such as the commercia ' course, in- cluding shorthand, typing, and bookkeeping, which was add- ed in 1928. Then, in Septem- ber 1937, the occupational sci- ence course was started. This enables students to attend school, and work at the same time: that is, training them for their future work. It is espe- cially designed to help those who do not plan to attend co 1 - lege. Mr. Aust has a large class of Seniors and Juniors, and he has beautifully equip- ped a special room for this study. j There will also be a gym- nasium with a seating capacity of 500 erected? behind) the school for use next year.
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PAGE FOUR SEASON OF U938 1939 Miss Laura Dalton No one can ex- plain to us the dif- ficult subjects of Chemistry an ' d Sci- ence as well as Miss Dalton does. She is one of our schools most ardent teachers. Miss Katherine Michael Personality? Yes. and plenty of it and she ceftainly does know her Commerci- al course. You can’t help but enjoy her classes. M iss Crystal Frye You can have a good time in the con- genial atmosphere of her classes, but you also know what the lesson is all about when the class is dis- missed. Miss Frances Foster Miss Foster is very energetic i n matters concerning current events as her students will testify. She has proven a most valu- able friend to all of us. THE ORIOLE Mr. Warren Bowers You may always! be assured that ath- letics will be the best type when there i s someone with a fine personality backing them like Mr. Bow- ers. He has shown his skill in this his first year as coach. Mr. Foy Au c t His winning smile and striking person- ality has fitted well i n the faculty these two years. Also his vo ratio n a 1 training has been a great asset to many stud- ents in finding posi- tions. Miss Elizabeth Painter Miss Painter has won many friends at P. H. S. even though she has been here this one year. Mr. Richard Daughtrey Even though he is a new comer there is a lot that can be said — School S p i r i t? Yes, nothing less for Mr. Daughtrey. Miss Elizabeth Blair Enough can’t be said about the guidance of our spon- sor. We have found her to be a “real” friend, com- panion and advisor. Miss Mary Helen Croswhite We all have a very affec- tionate regard for Miss Crosswhite, who has fas- cinated many classes with the lectures on bugs an ' d frogs. Mr. Hensel Eckman Faithfully instructing us along the correct paths. Mr. Eckman has guided us these four years. Miss Elizabeth McDonald One word describes her — ■ — “Cute” — We Seniors have found her to be com- petent as she is cute. Miss Lynwood Kinder Although serious in her teaching she has a cheer- ful outlook. We feel she has accomplished much with her debating and public speaking teams and we hope she will do as well in the future.
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History of the Class of ' 39 as Written by Nancy Mitchell to Former Student of Pulas- ki High. Dear Judy: It is indeed a privilege for me to have the pleasure of writing the history of our Sen- ior Class for you. I was more than thrilled when you asked me to do it. And here it is, or at least, as much as I can re- member. You may have to check up on me sometimes, Judy, for you know I have a mighty poor memory. I imagine the three room teachers, in our Freshman year. Miss Dalton, Miss Bon- durant, and Miss Frye, thought we wejre making a great beginning, for we had 137 members. Our teachers were very patient with us, but I still don’t see how they stood it. We had only four subjects, and two blessed study halls! Remember? We didn’t study very much, either, and perhaps that was our fatal move. Only 78 of us were divided between Miss Kinder and Miss Croswhite, in our next year. We still didn’t study, and we had a very hard time. Tres- sa Peters came to us from Pear- isburg, and we welcomed her with open arms. She’s added much encouragement to this class. Then 64 Juniors went to Miss Blair for French and to Miss Gardner for the commer- cial course. It ended with both classes being very small. Last year we had four more stud- ents to join us — Anne Cruise, from Hillsville; Ercel Ryan, from Woodlawn; Nick Ogles- by, from Draper, and Ernest Tolley from Radford. They have certainly done a great deal to make the journey easier and more pleasant. But the sad part came, dear Judy, when we found we would have to give you up. It was a sad, sad time. But we did survive until this year, when 50 came into Miss McDonald’s room. And I’m sure you would like her, for she is a darling. Besides our new teacher, we had two new students — Joan- ne Richardson, from Eggles- ton, and Sarah Elizabeth Ever- ett, of Bluefield. West Virginia, joined us. And Judy, we had three post - graduate students with us — Tom Painter, of Draper; Ruth Martin, of Gary, W. Va., and Helen Walker, John’s wife. We en- joyed having these students for they helped us a lot. We only wish that they could have started in high school with us. We lost a student, Thelma Parks, and how she was miss- ed! Our class officers were; Henry Lee Albert, our capable president, who worked right along with us; Donald More- head, vice-president, whom we couldn’t have done without; Audrey Williams, who was a most efficient secretary, and Arnold Lester, the treasurer, proved himself to be a very fine financier. Dan Hinson was our very able reporter. We are proud to say that the Editor-in-chief of the Ori- ole-Chirps,” our school news- paper, was Rebecca Hiltzheim- er, and she really made it a suc- cess. Last came our crowning glory — The Orio’e! We had to work. We had candy sales, a “Grand Ole Opry,” and a snap-shot contest, and we couldn’t have done it without Continued in 3rd Section, Page 33 FAREWELL The ship of life sails onward. Few clouds across the sky. And another group takes passage At the port, Pulaski High. Their high school days are over; On the topmost decks they stand. Gazing eagerly into the future As a not far distant land. A tear unwillingly dims our eye As we watch them cross the line; But we smile and say, “Bon Voyage” To the class of ’39. —Billig ’40 «
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