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Page 21 text:
Dodds NUINLIY and It dtleslll say llowels tlthel
Rldlllg., out a small eoulltly IU ld wt see two H1Lll
who sef m to be mllklllg a eow Why that looks like
yep thats who lt IS Rufflll Gldhdm has at last leachel
his goal He ls mllkllle, the cow whlle Thomas Mc
Caskey ls llilldllll., the cow s tall fol hlln They CLII1
to be l1dlI1lOllllll1g on Milk Cow Blues Mllklllfj time
usually means its getting late so we head back IUI
When we leacll town about dusk we see people
gathellllf., on the eovllel of Camellia Boulexald Gay
cololed lights ue turlled on and we glow ITIOIL curl
e the Sklllill Cllss o 9 0 eo htleJ e
elously will oul tollowln most chellshed DUNBQSSIUII
to the coming Senlol class of 1951
I Glox Cl Howell wlll my seat lll the blck of M1
Geens HINIOIQ ellss to Hllly Gleb and hope tllat he
can use hls leet to the same adxalltage that I dld I111I1e
that lb as paper weights
I Glendelll Revette bequelth to Joan McLemole
my two chellshcd fleckles
to Nella Dell Eyans and Josephlne Kunz
I Vonclle P16109 wlll to Betty Phllllps all IIIW l
gles and glgs
I Ell7abeth RODISOII wlll to Mae Mclilhalley all
nay old English and history notes
I OIIYLI George heleby 111 the slght ot the law
bequelth my good running, new looklnl, Dod e to Al
yln Taylol and Buddy Pound
I Wlllle Sam Iknel wlll all my woln out basket
ball shoe to Buddy Balthes
I Gelle FlClT11llg, bequeath to Shelton Clelghton my
undivided 'lttentlon ln English class
I Olxllle Phll11pS wlll my boxing ablllty to Pat
Shlpp and hope that he w lll DIOXC as successful as I
ll staying outslde the IODCS
I H B Hdle bequeath to Pete Pollald mv ablllty
to be truant and stlll make As
We Eva Jewell Rabon and Flankllll Alk6l1 wlll to
Glolla Thompson and DOI1d1d Ray South oul healthy
I GIOIIH McDuffle wlll to Ann Stexens all my
worn out pass cards
I Thomas McCaskey bequeath to Joseph Howell
the rumble seat in my car to take all hls glrl friends
I Shlrley McNeal wlll my fantastic laugh to Nellle
I Vlolet Seales bequeath to Joyce Jarvis my
hearty laughter and llvellness to Twelfth Street Rag
I Catherine Harwell wlll to Betty Bolton all my
ancestors as I feel I wlll not need them any more
I can face the world behlnd my own coat of paint
I Agnes Drlskell bequeath to Alvln Waltman my
ablllty to play the plano
I Esther Brooks wlll to Shirley Slay my ablllty
to get along wlth male teachers
I Louls Cecchl Wlll to Gene Tanner my qulet d1S
I Joe Pace W111 to Blllle Axelett my ablllty to
keep my mind from wandering dullng class
I Opal Engllsh do wlll my posltlon as Mr Malones
assistant secretary to Emma Cecchl
I Betty Smlth do W111 to some benlghted JUHIOI
anybody who wlll accept lt as It 1S yet unclaimed
my trouble as class secletaly
I Norma Reaves bequeath my scat ln the office
to Gladys Ward
I Carlton Shumock being of sound mlnd do wlll
to Murry Rester my sweet smlles and hope that he
wlll keep them well oiled
We, Mary lAnderson7 Dodd and JHCKIS Lane, be
queath to Margaret Waters and Hazel Bradley oul
ablllty to always get our way
0Lls We ask a small boy why all the people ale gath
tl I1 And guess what' Oh ye of Cuulst they all
gt I1dl.1X6 on a Saturday night
People ale exelywhere slnglng and dallelllg., a lf
they lre hating the time of their llfe Musle and
llu htel flow fleely through the dll Gee whlt a lot
of fun we must haxe I'l'1lbSCCl all these yeals Then
we both Jump up and 10111 lll the Slllgllli, and dancing,
And hele well take oul st llld and llxe and die lll
Semllles EVA IEWELL RABON
ONell Hlle bel ,., ot sound lT'lI1 c wlll
elexellless lll tlnellng a way to get out of class IJ
We Bobby Rly AI1dLlSUl1 illfl Rlymond ClLlj.,l1tUI1
do heleby be que lth oul ablllty to get along w lth Vll
RlChd1dS to James Glbson and Ellc Rau
I MOHILJQ Jlckson wlll to Bllly Allsup and GIGS
don Blafllldll my beautlful cully hall It eully enough
Nelson Fleming all my unused time and hope that
they wlll use It to good adxantage
I Bluce Tannel bequeath to Phelon DOXNIIIIIL, and
Laxelne George my burning ambition to learn English
I Bruce Tew wlll all the holes ln my socks to
DdXld Mlllel lnd Shelton Parden but Ollly on one
LOI1dltl0I1 md that IN that they l-aturn them aftel
sex en years
I Buddy Mlller bequeath to Fallls Howell m
pc ltlon as qualtelback on the footbal lteam
I Anllle Gleelllee being of sound mlllcl do wlll
my motto NGNGI put your tongue behind your eye
tooth so you cant see what you re saying to Gladw
I Johnny Ruth Martin wlll to Jlmmle Jo Wallace
mv tongue w hlch contains mv xocabularv
I Mary Fay Lawrence wlll to Exerett W00ddld
all the unused plper ln my locker at the elld of the
I Julla Ann Wllllams bequeath to RODCII Red
mond my ablllty to make speeches
I Elton PICTCG wlll my love for Biology to Shan
I Pat McAdams wlll to Lawrence Lowery my
ablllty to park cars well
I Etta DHVIS bequeath to anybody who needs It
my blg bluff Apply early to dV0ld the rush
I Ruffln Graham bequeath to Garner Byrd my
ablllty to make As but not my beauty Ill stlll
feel the need of that I fear and couldnt be coaxed
into leaving It behind me even wlth Garner who need
lt so badly
We Maxlne Hare and Ramona Graham wlll all our
A B C chewlng gum to Margle Tanner and Carol Byld
KABC means already been chewed J
I Margaret Wllllams bequeath my ablllty to drlxe
a school bus to Hugo Howell
I Balney Coylngton feellng that freckles should
lemaln ln the famlly now wlsh to wlll back to James
MIIIS the freckles that were wllled to me by hls
bloth r Arthur last year
I Annle Laurle Curry do wlll to Elsle Lold nlx
popularlty wlth Sophomore boys
I Grace Ward bequeath my trips to town ex ely
week end to Opal Wllllams
We the Senlor Class of 1950 do hereby set 01.11
hand and seal to this OUI last wlll and testament
May 30 1950
EDNA EARLE PIERCE
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Page 20 text:
a head nose rnd freckles Lookrng closer wc frnd
Barney Covrngton an old school chum of Sunrnes
Hrgh School He tells us that we are now rn Semmes
Alabama qulte a town these days Dear old Semmes
How could we exer forget'
Leavrng the depot rn search of a place to Lat we
see a mrnk coat flashrng rn front of Us and the next
thrng we know we are face to face wrth Margaret
Wrllrams who tells us of her marrrage to a very
wealthy man We ask rf the Sammes Cafe strll serves
good hotdogs She laughs and tells us that rt 1s the
largest restaurant rn town
As she turns to get rnto her long red comertrble
out steps the chauffeur a stout drgnrfred mrddle aged
man When he turns we are surprrsed to frnd that
he rs Franklrn Arken
We frnd the Semmes Cafe and as the door swrngs
open we are escorted to a small corner table by a
rather drgnrfred lookrng head walter U n n looks lrke
Bruce Tew Yep thats who lt rs Then who do you
thmk should serxe us wrth a most dclrcrous meal but
Hearrng strarns of musrc we turn to see band
lt rder Monroe Jackson and hrs Boofre Beatcrs Mon
roe rntroduces the Boogre Beater Chorus grrls as Bar
bara Lord Etta Drrskell Elrzabeth Robrson Agnes
Drrskell Fay Lawrence and Johnme Ruth Martrn
Then out steps the dancer of the evenrng rn a short
flashy red skrrt Much to our surprlse we recognrze
Norma Reeves our old A lk classmate The Boogre
Beaters strrke up wrth Chattanooga Shoe Shrne Boy
and everythrng gets rn full swrng
Ae we frnally leave the restaurant we stroll by the
bar and presrdrng there rs that boxrng champ Orvrlle
Phrllrps who after wrnnrng many champronshrps has
now retrred from the rrng
Beglnnrng a tour of the town we hear a loud
norse comrng from the Jarlhouse Currousl Gee I
reckon Afrard to go rn the front we quretly sl1p
through a srde door The frrst thrng that catches our
eyes rs the padded cell from where thrs awful norse
rs comrng No not them' Well who else could we
have expected Lookrng through the bars and srngrng
Temptatron as crazy as ever are Ester Brooks and
Shrrley McNeal We see they are up to therr old
trrcks agarn Well well look whos at the sherrffs
desk wrth h1S feet propped on the desk and cell keys
gayly swrngrng around hrs frngers Mr Hamer' And
wearrng the broadest grrn Ive exer seen It seems
that Mr Hamer has been tryrng to capture Ester and
Shlrley for the past 25 years as they have been
terrorrzrng the town wrth therr pranks and Jokes
We congratulate h1m and start to leave but as we
open the door we come face to face wrth Catherme
Harwell And wearrng a deputy badge mrnd you
But but we thought you were gorng to be a school
teacher Oh' excuse us we forgot who the sherrff rs
Oh well the world goes round and round
Next to the Jarlhouse we frnd a small barber shop
Even a shoe shrne boy Cuttrng harr and grvrng shaves
rs none other than the Barber Shop trro Bobble Ray
Anderson Raymond Crerghton and Iours Cecchr who
greet us heartrly Then rn flounce two stylrshly
dressed ladres whom we recognrze as Judy Wrllrams
and Betty Smrth and ask for a qurck shrne Ashrne'
we both speak at once rn surprise Hearrng a grggle
behmd us we turn to see the shoe shrne boy laugh
mg Pardon me drd we say boy' Well rf rt 1snt
Grace Ward We mrght have known
Bang' Bang' Now what was that' Currous we race
down the street to Bulldogs Tavern where a crowd
rs gatherrng Two hosprtal men are carryrng a body
out the door Peeprng under the sheet on the stretcher
we frnd oh' no, rt couldn't be Not that most hand
some boy, Carlton Shumock' Who could have done
such a tragrc thrng" Then, escorted out the door by
pollceman Gene Flemrng, rs Jackre Lane, carrymg an
old 44 and srngrng, "I drdn't know the gun was
loaded" Then as vorces dre down we hear the record
that had been playmg all thrs trme Jackle and Carlton
were swusthearts but she got her man cause he wr
dornf., her wrong
About thrs trme we notrce a small red speck com
rng over the hrll As rt draws nearer we see why
rts H B 1Doodyr Harcs model A Yes just as red
and cute as ever Srttrng rn the Hadacol box are Marc
rne Hare and Ramona Graham merrrly srngrng then
old favorrte Doodys got a lrmousrne we buy the
gasolrnc Rrng Drng thats where our money goes
Look at that cap H B rs wearrng' Hadacol Taxr Serx
rce huh' He rnforms us that srnce hrs car always
seemed to draw a crowd he decrded to turn rt rnto
a taxi and see how many rt drew then At the pres
ent hrs radro lb broken and he rs rrdrng Maxrne and
Ramona around Just for the sound effect H B lnvrtes
us for r rrde and we hop rn
Oh look' Radio Statron N U T S' Proprretor Wrllro.
Sam Ikner Well arnt that yust dandy' H B tells
us that Wrllre Sam has become a very promrnerrt radro
man srnce hrs hrgh school days Recently Hank Wrl
lr ms rctrred and Wrllre Sam took over hrs role as
Love Srck Blues Boy
Gee I guess rts a lrttle past our bed trme So wt
ask H B to take us to a hotel where we can get
good nrghts sleep Sleep' they all exclarm And
mrss the trme of your lrfe' Why tonrght two of the
most famous wrestlers rn hrstory wrll tangle at 9 pm
women wrestlers' Thrs oughta be good So we srt
thrugh a gruesome bloody battle Then rts all over
and Glorra McDuffrc rs the wrnner' The defeated lady
on the floor looks lrkc u huh Vorrcrle Prerce And
the guy who refereed and wrll probably have a broken
neck when Voncrle wakes up lb Joe Pace
Off to bed at last and no dreams allowed Well
what do you know rts mornrng already Well mrght
as well get an early start and see the srghts Walkrng
to the elevators we hear a loud zoom zoom Push
mg the button both elevator doors fly open at once
Qurck servrce Out step Grover Howell and ONeal
Hare all dressed up rn bellboy surts It seems that they
both enjoyed drrvrng the school bus so much they
were sure they would lrke to run an elevator Every
trme the button rs pushed they both race to see who
wrll beat Thrs trme rt was a tre so we drvrde up
and down we go
Say 1snt that a pretty lrttle burldrng' Dont reckon
lt would hurt to look rnsrde Up the steps and through
the door we go Flowers everywhere and the rnsrde
rs even prettrer than the outsrde It seems that thrs
rs a mortuary run by of all people Elton Prerce
Elton tells us that hrs busrness has been helped greatly
by the cooperatron of Mrss Rrchards who rs strll teach
rng at Semmes and lrterally krllrng the puprls wrth
Out we go and strollrng on we come to an I
Drove It car lot Yes ha ha Pat McAdams drove rt
now you drrve rt rf you can
Rentrng a car we decrde to vrsrt our old Alma
Mater Semmes School The bulldlng and rts surround
rngs have grown consrderably through the years and
the grounds look lovely Gorng lnto the burldrng we
see Etta Davrs who rnforms us that she rs now teach
rng at Semmes She rnvrtes us rnto the prrncrpals
offlce We are surprrsed to frnd Bruce Tanner srttrng
at the prrncrpals desk But why shouldnt he be prrn
crpal' He now has seven krds rn school
Leavrng the offrce we decrde to look the school
over Hasnt changed much huh" Krds strll comrng
here and teachers strll tryrng to teach them On leav
rng we stop back by the offrce to brd Bruce good bye
As we open the door we see Opal Englrsh hop off
the desk where rt seems she has been takrng drctatron
Ah' Just a case of the boss and secretary
Down the street from the school we see Annre
Greenlee, sellrng "Semmes Sent1nels" It seems that
the newspaper hasnt been sellrng very well lately
and the edrtor, Olrver George, rs buyrng one to help
rncrease the sales
Glancrng around us, we see a large neon srgn Mary
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Page 22 text:
Blllv Allsup Randolph Averett Buddv Barthes
Horace Creighton Shelton Creighton Neha Dell
Josephme Kunz Gladys Lewls Elsie Lord
Betty Phllllps Buddy Pound Erlc Rau
Gene Tanner Margne Tanner, Alvm Taylor
Plctures of the following members of the Junior Class do
not appear: Garner Byrd Phelan Downing, Nelson Fleming.
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