Pulaski High School - Oriole Yearbook (Pulaski, VA)

 - Class of 1940

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START THE FIRES directions of Old Tom, our veteran janitor. But there was also a little sparrow’s nest entwined around a rain-spout up there, which Bob de- cided to apply his torch to and thus exterminate, forever, pests(?) around the school. Yes, that’s how it really was; and ’twas on that beautiful August morning way back in 1939 that, in attempting to do his duty with a broomstick-torch as a weapon, Bob accidentally set fire to our Alma Mater. The damage has been repaired though, and school started one week later — so what? No sense in being a pessimist about it!

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OU R JANITORS TwAS on the 30th of August, 1939, that the tragedy occurred. Tragedy? Welle veryone has a right to his o n opinion ! School was scheduled to start on Thursday, September 7th; but, alas! on a beautiful August morning, just one week beforehand, huge, billowy clouds of smoke drifted over the city. Yes, smoke, rising originally from the northeastern portion of our old Alma Mater. And now, for the first time, we wish to unfold to you the real cause of the 1 1 H. S. lire, which did ap- proximately $5,000 damages. Just under the cornice, outside an upstairs window in the north- eastern portion of this fair building of ours, there was a little hornets’ nest. Now, for almost a year, that poor little hornets’ nest has been mercilessly blamed for the fateful blaze. But now we wish to make it known, it was entirely innocent of even thinking of such a crime. True, Bob, who has been here only one year, was burning the aforesaid hor- nets’ nest under the experienced



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To the Student Body: I would, like to take this opportunity to thank all the students of P. II. S. for their loyalty and support in co-operating with the Student Council and me. I have throughly enjoyed working with the Council this year and I sincerely hope that we, as student repre- sentatives, have laid a substantial foundation for the growth and development cf the future P. H. S. student councils. Our Student Council, which was organized in November, had, as its aim, to give the pupils a medium through which they might express themselves on school policies and coordinate extra-curricula activities. One of the most im- portant purposes is to foster democracy. Some of the things which they have accom- plished included controlling of hall traffic, help- ing, with other clubs, to obtain lockers, and sponsoring a dance. Garnett Phibbs was elected president of the Student Body. Other officers are: John Tate, vice-president; Ann Morehead, secretary; Vir- ginia Painter, treasurer; Miss Mary Ann Sander- son, sponsor. Senior representatives: Sarah Lugar, Elizabeth Adair and Billy Mumpower; Junior representatives: Nita Austin, Dottie I.eacheand Louis Painter; Sophomore represent- atives: Peggy Bosang, Ruth Wallace and G. C. Hall; Freshman representatives: Margaret Black, Jane Divers, Jean Rhoades, Tommy Dickerson, and Porter Ham; Beta Club: John Tate; Boys’ Hi-Y: Hubert Groseclose; Girls ' Hi-Y: Margaret Bunts; Glee Club: Ann More- head; Girls’ Monogram Club: Virginia Painter. SEATED (Left to right)— ANN MOREHEAD, GARNETT PHIBBS, MISS MARY ANN SANDERSON, Sponsor; JOHN TATE, VIRGINIA PAINTER. STANDING (First r w) -NITA AUSTIN. JEAN RHOADES, PEGGY BOSANG, RUTH WALLACE, ELIZABETH DA I R MARGARET BUNTS, SARAH LUGAR. MARGARET BLACK, JANE DIVERS. (Second Row) VERNON GREENAMYER. G. C. HALL, NICHOL ESKRIDGE, PORTER HAM, HUBERT GROSECLOSE, BILLY MUMPOWER, LOUIS PAINTER.

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