Sylva High School - Hurricane Yearbook (Sylva, NC)
- Class of 1956
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The Hurricane -- 956
Sylva High School
Sylva, North Carolina
REBECCA S. EVANS
Because we know that if her wishes
could come true, we would each live a
full and happy life, we, the class of '56
dedicate this yearbook, THE HURRICANE,
to Mrs. Evans.
All of us wish you the best of luck
with your future classes as well as in
everything you may do.
Many thanks from the class of '56.
VERNON COPE--Superintendent of Schools SHIRLEY BRYSON--Secretary
CARR HOOPER--Principal GRACE MILLER--secretary
HAL RAY JOHNSON
MARY J. SCOTT
WILLA MAE SCROGGS
MARY R. COWAN
KATHRYN S. MORRIS
SALLY MAE CAMPBELL
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REBECCA S. EVA NS
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KATHRYN S, MORRIS MARY J. SCOTT
RICKY DILLARD BEVERLY TUCKER
Valedictorian--RUTH CRAWFORD Salutatorian--BILL QUEEN
President-JERRY BEASLEY Vice President-CHARLES MASON Secretary-LOIS BRADLEY
Treasurer-BILL QUEEN - Reporter-GARY STANFORD
Ambition: To be a great coon
Clubs: Safety Club, Bus Driver.
Ambition: Transfer truck driver
Clubs: FHA 1: Monogram 3: Wait-
ress Junior-Senior Banquet 2: Bas-
ketball 1, 2, 3, 4: Beta Club 4:
Annual staff Treasurer: 4-H 2:
Office Practice 4.
Ambition: To live a happy life.
Clubs: Ellijay, Georgia 1: Chorus
2, 3: Paper Staff 4: Dramatics and
Journalism 3, 4: Driver Training 3:
Neatest Girl 4.
Ambition: Mechanical Engineer
Clubs: Beta Club 3, President 4:
Class Vice President 3, President 4:
Band 1, 2, 3: Chorus 1, 2: Science
Club 1, 2, 3: Editor-in-Chief of
Annual 4: Waiter Junior-Senior Ban-
quet 2: Best-All-Around Boy 4.
Ambition: Improve in anything Ido.
Clubs: Safety Club 2, 3: Office
Ambition: To be someone everyone
Clubs: Safety Club 3: Office
REVA ANN BLANKENSHIP
Ambition: To be on the Yankee
Clubs: FHA 1, 25 Science Club 35
Chemisuy Club 35 Chorus 25 Dra-
Clubs: FFA 1, 2, 35 Safety Club 3:
Science Club 1.
Clubs: Handicrafts Club 45 Chorus 4
Ambition: Twelve children.
Clubs: Basketball 1, 2, 3, Captain 45
FHA 1, 2, Vice President 3, Pres-
ident 45 Beta Club Program Chair-
man 3, 45 Waitress Junior-Senior
Banquet 25 Class President 3, Sec-
retary 45 Best-All-Around Girl 45
Junior Marshall: Chorus 25 Driver
Training 3: Co-Copy Editor Annual
4: Football Queen Attendant 4.
Ambition: To learn to keep from
Clubs: Chorus 1, 25 FHA 35 Journal-
ism and Dramatics 4.
Ambition: To finish college
Clubs: FHA 2, 3, 45 Chorus 15 Journal
ism and Dramatics 2,4.
Ambition: College Graduate
Clubs: Student Council 1: Cheer-
leader 3, Chief 4: Beta Club 3:
Class Vice President 2: Feature Ed-
itor Annual: Waitress Junior-Senior
Banquet 2: Football Queen Attend-
ant 3: Dramatics 3: Most Popular
KATY L. CABE
Ambition: Become the mother of
a football team.
Clubs: Band 1, 2, 3: Student Council
1: Dramatics 1, 2, 3, 4: Paper Staff 4.
Ambition: Diesel Engineer
Clubs: Safety Club 1, 2, 3: FFA 1,
2, 3,4: 4-H Club 1: Bus Driver 2, 3,
4: Football 2: Drill Team 1.
Clubs: Waynesville High School 1,
Ambition: Telephone Operator
Clubs: Journalism and Dramatics 4:
Driving Training 3: Vice President
Art and Handicrafts Club 33 Chorus
Ambition: Telephone Operator
Clubs: Journalism and Dramatics 4:
Drivers Training 3: Secretary Art
and Handicrafts Club 3: Chorus 4.
DORIS EILENE COOK
Clubs: Dramatics: Chorus 4.
Clubs: Bus Driver 3, 4: 4-H Club 2:
Band 1: Chorus 25 Safety Club 3.
Ambition: To trap and hunt in
Canada or Alaska
Clubs: 4-H Club 1: Science Club 3
Chemistry Club 3.
Ambition: First woman dictator of
Clubs: Glee Club 1: 4-H Club 1, 2,
Officer 3,4: FHA 1, Officer 2, 3:
Beta Club 3, 4: Band 3: Bus Driver 4
Chief Marshall 3: Co-Copy Editor 4
Annual: Fire Prevention Contest 1,
2, 3,49 I Speak for Democracy 4:
Class Prophecy 4: Historian 4: Most
Ambition: To be ambitious
Clubs: Handy Craft Club 3: Glee
Club lg Beta Club 3,4: Journalism
Club 3: Dramatics Club 4: Drivers
Clubs: Glee Club 1: Handicrafts
Club 3: Journalism and Dramatics
4: Drivers Training 3.
Clubs: Science Clubg Chemistry
Clubg Baseballg Basketballg Cheer-
leader 3g Waiter Junior-Senior Ban-
quet 2g Class President 2.
Clubs: Journalism 4g FHA 1, 2g Arts
and Crafts Club 3.
Ambition: To Graduate
Clubs: FHA 1, 2, 3g Chorus 4g
Drivers Training 3.
Ambition: Army Official
Clubs FFA 1, 2, 3g Safety Club 3.
Ambition: Secretary or Office Clerk
Clubs: Art and Crafts Club 3.
LILLIE MAE GEORGE
Clubs: Journalism 33 Chorus 15
Dramatics 4g Drivers Training 4.
Ambition: To get out of Sylva
Clubs: Most Handsome boy.
ANNIE NELL JONES
Clubs: Beta Club 3, 4: Handicraft
Club 3: Journalism 3: FHA 1: Drivers
Ambition: To Leave Sylva
Clubs: Dramatics 1, 4: FHA 2, 3,4:
Journalism 4: Drivers Training 3.
Ambition: First Man to go to Moon
Clubs: Science Club 1, 2: Beta Club
3: Football 3, 4: Baseball 3, 4: Band
1, 2, 3: Chemistry Club 3: Basketball
JOSEPH LEON KINSLAND
Clubs: FFA 1, 2,3, 4: Baseball 2, 3,
4: Basketball 4: FFA Vice President
2, 3, President 4.
SHEILA ANN KIRCHBERG
Ambition: Dancing girl on Old
Gold Cigarette pack.
Clubs: Montreat High School: Dra-
matics 3: Chemistry 3: Harvest
Queen 3: Advertising Editor, Annual
Staff 4: Feature Editor School Paper
4: Best Personality 4.
Clubs: Beta Club 3, 4: Class Vice
President 4: Football 2, 3, 4: Base-
ball 3, 4: Basketball 1, 4, Manager
3: Waiter Junior-Senior Banquet 2:
Monogram Club 2, 3, 4: Chemistry
Club 35 Science Club President 3.
Ambition: Marine Corps
Clubs: Science Club 1: Handicraft
Club 3: School Safety Patrol 1, 2.
MARY SUE MILLER
Ambition: Secretary or Beautician
Clubs: Chorus 2: Drivers Training
3: Journalism 3.
Clubs: Student Council lg Science
Club 3: Chemistry Club 3.
BETTY ANN NICHOLS
Ambition: To work for Scotland
Clubs: Journalism 4: Drarnatics 3,
45 Wittiest Girl 4, Swain High School
1, 2: Clubs: Band 1: Basketball 2:
FHA 2: 4-H Club 2: Latin Club l.
BETTY ROSE NORMAN
Clubs: Journalism and Dramatics 4
Chorus 4: Drivers Training 3.
Clubs: Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4: Band 1,
2, 3: 4-H 1, 2, 3, Secretary 2: FHA
1, 2, 3: Cheerleader 1, 2, 3, 4: Wait-
ress Junior-Senior Banquet 2: Mono-
gram 3: Chemistry 3: Science 1:
Subscription Manager Annual 4:
Chorus 1, 2: Most Athletic Girl 4.
Ambition: Own Truck Line
Clubs: Science 1, 2: Current Event 1
Band 1, 2: Football 1, 2: Waiter at
Junior-Senior Banquet 2.
Ambition: Car Dealer
Clubs: Band 1: Football 2, 3: Science
Club 1: Current Events Club 3.
Clubs: Science Club 2.
Ambition Electrical Engineer
Clubs: Beta Club 3, 4: Football 2,
3, 4, Basketball 1, 2, 3, Captain 4,
Science Club 3: Chemistry Club 3:
Class Treasurer 4: Business Manager
Annual staff 4: Boy Most Likely to
Succeed 4: Student Council 1: Mono
gram Club 3, 4.
Clubs: Dramatics and Journalism 4
Drivers Training 3.
MILTON GENE ROBINSON
Ambition: Join Airforce and retire
in 20 years.
Clubs: Science Club 1.
Ambition: English Teacher
Clubs: FHA 1, 2, 3: Band 1, 2: Class
Secretary 1: Science Club Secretary
1: Chemistry Club 3: Beta Club Sec-
retary 3, 4: Junior Marshall: Dramatics
Club 3: Chorus 1, 2: Most Likely to
Succeed Girl 4: Office Practice 4.
JANE ERWIN RUSSELL
Ambition: Design a house big
enough for twelve kids.
Clubs: Beta Club Art Chairman 3,
4: Annual staff 4: Most Talented
Girl 4: Football Queen 4: FHA 2:
Band 1: Science Club 1: Chorus 2.
Clubs: Monogram 2, 3, 4: Science
Club 1: Basketball 2, 3: Football 2,
3, Co-Captain 4: Most Popular Boy
4' Waiter Junior-Senior Banquet 2.
Chemistry Club 3: Journalism and
Clubs: Monogram 2,3, 4: Football
1, 2, 3, Captain 4: Basketball 2, 3:
Waiter Junior-Senior Banquet 2:
Most Athletic Boy 4: Science Club
1: Annual Staff 4: Banquet Com-
DAVIE SUE SHULER
Ambition: X-Ray Technician
Clubs: FHA 1, 2, 3, 4: Beta Club 3,
4: Class Treasurer 3.
Clubs: Science Club 1.
Ambition: History Teacher
Clubs: Dramatics Club 4: Chorus
4: Drivers Training 4.
Ambition: See the World
Clubs: Cheerleader 3: Chorus 4:
Journalism 3: Most Talented Boy
4: Amateur Show 3.4.
Ambition: Doctor of Science
Clubs: Science Club 1, 2,3: Band
1, 2: Football 3: Class Reporter 4:
Boy with Best Personality 4: Chorus
Ambition: Truck Driver
Clubs: Science Club 1: Webster
Junior Marshall 3.
Ambition: Civil Service
Clubs: Beta Club 3, 4: Handicrafts
Club 3: Driver's Training 4: Dra-
Clubs: FHA 1, 2, 3.
RONALD LEE WALDROOP
Ambition: School teacher
Clubs: Science Club 1: Beta Club 3,
4: Safety Club Secretary and Treas-
urer 3: Journalism and Dramatics:
Editor of School Paper 4: Junior Mar-
shall 3: Cheerleader 4: Most Studious
Boy 4: Typing Award 3: Field Day
Contest at WCC 3.
ELIZABETH ROSE WARD
Clubs: 4-H Club Song Leader 2, 3:
FHA 1, 3, Treasurer 4: Chorus 2, 3, 4:
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4.
SARA BESS WILLARD
Clubs: FHA 1, 2, 4: Chorus 2, 3, 4:
Science Club 1: Baton Club 3.
ALMA ELIZABETH WOOD
Ambition: To be of some help to
others in this life.
Clubs: Glee Club 1: Handicraft Club
Ambition: Electrical Engineer
Clubs: FFA 1, 2, 3, Member of the
Year 1, Secretary 2: Wittiest Boy 4.
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1952 ..... In September about one hundred and twenty anxious freshmen assembled along
with the more sophisticated upperclassmen to begin the school year. We wondered if we would
ever find our way around. Somehow order was created out of chaos and we settled down to work.
We elected Ronnie Russell, President, and James Stevens, Vice President of our class. As the year
wore on, we gradually began to feel more sure of ourselves, and before we knew it, our freshman
year was over.
1953 ..... Most of us returned as sophomores feeling like old timers in this business of
going to high school. This year Gary Dillard was elected President and Sara Bumgarner was elect-
ed Vice President. Several members of our class were selected to serve as waiters and waitresses
for the Junior-Senior Banquet. There were parties, football and basketball games, club activities,
afternoons at the drugstore, and of course studying. Two years had passed and again came the
end of school.
1954 ..... Our Junior year, and now we were really in the swing of things. At our yearly
election we elected Lois Bradley, President, and Jerry Beasley, Vice President. Again came foot-
ball games, parties, and studying, but now we had to raise money for our own Junior -Senior Ban-
quet, pick out our rings, and select our caps and gowns. By a lot of hard work we managed to have
a really successful banquet, the Stork Club, featuring Sammy Beck and his Royal Canadians and
many other famous entertainers. Then came the time to see the Seniors off to Washington and
New York and sit on the sidelines at graduation for the last time. We were really excited when
our rings arrived and school came to a close.
1955 ..... Seniors! We finally made it. This year we were the ones to elect superlatives,
publish the annual, go to Washington and New York, and finally walk up on the stage in our white
caps and gowns to receive our diplomas. This year Jerry Beasley served as President of the class
and Charles Mason, Vice President.
1956 ..... And as all good things come to an end, the final chapter closes on our four
years as students at Sylva High. Soon we will be among its alumni, but it will always find a
warm place in our hearts, and our memories of it will always go with us.
Years have rolled past and the Sylva High Senior Class of 1956 are gathering from all parts
of the world for a class reunion. What a contrast between these successful adults and the carefree
boys and girls we were at commencement! Some of the people I don't even recognize, but by
questioning I soon have met all of those who were my classmates, the alumni of '56,
Seated at a vantage point I spy two old pals, Lois Bradley and Norma Jones. of course Lois
is married to Bill Queen, an engineer in South America, and they have those twelve children.
Norma has become a supervisor of nurses at John Hopkins Hospital. After greeting the girls, I
learn that Joan Bumgarner is a model for Christian Dior's Parisian line of clothing, and Glenda
Denton also is in Paris, studying art at the Sorbonne.
A woman rushes up to say hello, and I finally recognize her as Carole Allison, who has real-
ized her ambition and is driving a transfer truck for Overnite. Carole tells me that the freight
company is owned by Harold Moses, and working as his "right-hand men" are Sara Revis and
Frances Stiles, who in high school were so good at shorthand.
I meet others in rapid succession. Standing in a corner are six old friends who all were
school bus drivers at Sylva High - - Bill Akens, now a school bus manufacturer, James Beck, a
colonel in the U. S. Marines, Vernon Cabe, famous for his picture on Wildroot hair oil, Charles
Cope, North Carolina Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, Ray Ferguson, succeeding Haydn as
Jackson County Highway patrolrnan, and Dean Stephens, commander of the battleship "Mighty Mo, '
Several late arrivals who were abroad have just gotten off their ship S, S, United States and
came directly to the party. Sheila Kirchberg, an English Duchess, volunteers the information
that Hughie Blanton is the captain and Joe Kinsland the purser of the ship and that they will be
along just as soon as the ship docks. Other persons on the Ship are: Lillie Mae George, who
married the French boy to whom she wrote during high schoolg Barbara Beck, ambassador to
Switzerlandg Charles Mason, a scientist studying in Germany, Betty Ward, a missionary in Africa,
and Gary Dillard, a diplomat in India.
Others from the class of '56 are living in all parts of the United States, Nell Robinson is
professor of English at Vassar. Gail Painter is a well-known pediatrician and her office nurse is
Washington, D,C,, has a large portion of '56 graduates. The secretary of Health, Education,
and Welfare is Davie Sue Shuler and Secretary of Entertainment is Eddes Sutton. Speaker for the
House of Representatives is Gary Stanford, and Peter Marshall's place as Chaplain of the Senate
has been taken by Jerry Beasley. The President's press secretary is Arthur Jordan, who always had
a nose for smelling news! Annie Nell Jones is chief librarian for the Library of Congress and Linda
Dillard works at the Smithsonian Institute.
Television, theater, and Hollywood all have representatives from the class of '56. The hus-
band-and-wife, Jane and Ronald Russell, have their own television show over NBC. Bill and Bob
Parker have taken over the spot formerly occupied by Martin and Lewis, and their latest movie
also stars Joanne Smith. Jan Springer dances on his own television program, "Springing Springer,
and Sara Bumgarner sings in the Metropolitan Opera. Betty Nichols has taken George Gobel's
place, and Larry Cope is famous as the second Davy Crockett.
Jimmy Worley and Carroll Henson have gone into business. They own Worley, Henson, and
Co. , formerly known as Sears, Roebuck, and Co. Employed as interior decorators in their modern
store are Doris Cogdill, Norma Bryson, and Betty Rose Norman.
Things have really changed! Much to my surprise, Addie is now the capital of North Carolina
Governor of the State is an old classmate, Joe McClure. The society lady of the season is Myrtice
Blanton and her principal escort is Edwin Beck. Gene Robinson has become editor of the "North
State News-Tribune" and Mary Denton and Alma Wood are also working on the paper. Mary is
the art editor and Alma writes the society page. The big news of the day is that Reva Blanken-
ship, a home agent, has just eloped with Ronnie Waldroop, suspected of being a Communist.
Katy Cabe and Sara Bess Willard are homemakers living in the exclusive residential section
of the city. Kirk Shannon has been promoted to the position of President of Georgia Tech, and
Barbara Reeve is teaching Biology at the University of Miami.
Two women looking strangely alike have just come in. Of course they are the Cogdill twins,
Sue and Lou. Lou is a comedienne on WLOS-TV in Asheville and Sue owns a kindergarten in
Charlotte. A stunning red-head greets me and I recognize her as Wanda Dillard. She and Mary
Sue Miller are executives in Hawaii. Doris Cook is dietician and Ronnie Shuler general manager
of the Waldorf Hotel in New York. Benny Parris is now owner of Macy's, largest department
store in New York.
I have met all my old friends and classmates and our reunion has been a success. If all this
could come to pass ..... but who knows? Perhaps it will.
Ruth E. Crawford
Last Will and Testament
We, the Seniors of Sylva High School, being of sound mind and high intelligence, do declare this as our
last will and testament.
To the Principal and Faculty we leave the Junior Class with hope that they will make a better Senior
Class than we have been.
To the Juniors we leave the school building which holds memories of four of the happiest years of our lives.
To the Sophomores we leave our Principal, Mr. Hooper, and all of his tall tales.
To the Freshmen we leave all that we have left, and that is the hope that they will some day accomplish
all the things we have in four years.
We, Bill Alkens and Bill Parker, bequeath our chewing tobacco to Gene Brown and Jimmy Franklin.
I, Carole Allison, will Bob Beck to anyone who will have him.
I, Jerry Beasley, will my ability to argue physics with Mr. Johnson to Tommy Ledbetter.
I, Barbara Beck, will my ability to do what I love, and love what I do to Margaret Painter.
I, James Beck, will my ability to drive a school bus to anyone who will have it.
I, Edwin Beck, will my position in the school store to Tom McClure.
I, Reva Blankenship, will my silly giggle to Kathleen Moody.
I, Hughie Blanton, will my crew cut to Sammy Dillard.
I, Myrtice Blanton, will my American Government book to Mary Hilda Norman.
We, Lois Bradley and Bill Queen, bequeath our many bitter quarrels to Tommy Bradley and Walt Henson.
I, Sara Bumgarner, will my position as chief cheerleader along with all my mistakes, worries, troubles,
and good times to Betsy Crawford.
I, Joan Bumgarner, will the rest room mirror to Jean Middleton Crawford.
I, Katy Cabe, will my first son to the Sylva football team.
I, Ruth Crawford, will my "Pesty" to Jean, Audrey, and the sophomore girls.
I, Doris Cogdill, will my heighth and cute ways to Peggy Jo Crawford.
I, Lou Cogdill, will my way to get by with my work and teachers to anyone who is lucky enough to have
an identical twin.
I, Sue Cogdill, will my friendship to my teachers to my sister, Betty.
I, Charles Cope, will my fat to Gordon Baker, and my pants if needed.
I, Doris Cook, will my short hair to Cleida Crisp.,
I, Larry Cope, will the darts in P, E, class to Jimmy Franklin and Eddie Parris.
I, Glenda Denton, will just leave.
I, Mary Denton, will my ability to write shorthand. to anyone who needs it.
We, Linda Dillard and Annie Nell Jones, bequeath our shorthand books to anyone who is crazy enough to
take this subject.
I, Arthur Jordon, will my ability to work Algebra and Physics easily to Bobby Holden.
I, Carol Henson, will my nice looks to Carl Jones.
I, Gary Dillard, will my excess heighth to Joe Middleton.
I, Margaret Gates, will my love for English to the oncoming Seniors.
I, Lillie Mae George, will my love for all the boys of Sylva High to anyone who can stand them.
I, Wanda Dillard, will my driver's license to Cereeta.
I, Vernon Cabe, will my curly hair to all the girls.
I, Norma Bryson, will my quiet and serious ways to Gene Brown.
I, Joe Kinsland, will my Republican politics to Gene Williamson.
I, Charles Mason, will my football shoes to anyone who is big enough to fill them.
I, Harold Moses, will my ability to copy papers successfully to my brother, Tom Ledbetter.
I, Bob Parker, will let J, D, Patterson have the girl in Waynesville.
I, Kirk Shannon, will my part of the community locker to Tom Mason.
I, Gene Robinson, will my ability to get along with teachers to Doug Campbell.
I, Ronnie Shuler, will mv English accent to Kathryn Moody.
We, Jane and Ronnie Russell, will just take what we have with us because, brother, we are going to need it
I, Jan Springer, will .my Wrigley's Spearrnint gum to Mrs. Scott,
I, Gary Stanford, will my quiet ways to Mr. Sellers.
I, Dean Stephens, will my red hair to Bobby Mills.
I, Ronnie Waldroop, will my ability to learn French to Gilbert Bess.
I, Jimmy Worley, will my ability to stay away from freshmen and sophomore girls to Jackie Revis.
I, Sheila Klrchberg, will my ability to spell to Love Brendle.
I, Mary Sue Miller, will my ability to come to school every day to Mary Ellen Sellers.
I, Betty Nichols, will my ability to keep quiet in class at the proper times to "Red" Montieth.
I, Betty Norman, will my business English book to Jean Ray.
I, Gail Painter, will my ability to fall for boys who wear glasses to Lynda Stovall.
I, Sara Revis, will my height to Helen Greene.
I, Nell Robinson, will my fourth period office practice to the poor unsuspecting Junior who takes my place.
I, Davie Sue Shuler, will my seat in the Beta Club to Frankie Jean Hensley.
I, Joanne Smith, will my love for Caney Fork and all the cute boys to Nancy Ashe and all Air Force boys
to Patsy Lewis.
I, Frances Stiles, will my love for LR. S. to Joann Moody.
I, Eddes Sutton, will my shorthand book to Ann Springer.
I, Betty Ward, will my ability to get through high school in four years and to make reports In the Reader's
Digest to the oncoming Seniors who will have English under Mrs. Scott,
I, Benny Parris, will my ball and chain to Carl Jones.
I, Norma Jones, will my ability to get and keep a boyfriend from Bryson City to Nina Snyder.
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LARRY QUEEN - TOM LEDBETTER
GAIL BROOKS - SALLEY WEIBE - PARALEE ALLISON
MARILYN GILLESPIE - ANN FISHER - IOANNE BRADLEY
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BET SY I EA NNE M. PEGGY JOYCE
CRAWFORD CRAWFORD CRAWFORD DILLARD
PHILLIP SAMMY BARBARA PEGGY
DILLARD DILLARD ELDERS EXTINE
EDI'I'H ANNE H. L, JAMES
FISHER FISHER FRADY FRANKLIN
MARILYN JOE DENNY CLEIDA
GILLESPIE GINN GREEN C. HALL
RONALD PERRY WALTER BOBBY
HARRIS HENRY HENSON HOLDEN
BEATRICE ALICE BOBBY GLENN
HOWELL HUFF V JACOBS JONES
TOMMY PATSY TOMMY BOBBY
LEDBETTER LEWIS MASON MILLS
JOE KATHALEEN BILL MARY
MONTEITH MOODY NICHOLSON NORMAN
LYNN ALLEN J. D. J. D.
PA NNELL PARRIS PATTERSON PLEMMONS
LARRY SHELBA IAC KIE GARY
QUEEN IEAN RAY REVIS SEU-ARS
MARY E. ANNE CARL RONNIE
SELLERS SMITH SMITH SMITH
NINA LARRY HUEY IENESE
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Betty Jo Fisher
Emma Jean Fisher
Iva Lee Gass
Marshall Gass, Jr.
Edward Lee Jones
Dan K. Moore, Jr.
Patsy Jo Ward
Mary Frances Arwood
W. H. Barnette
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.TERRY BEASLEY- - - - Editor-In-Chief
LOVE BRENDLE ---- - - - Junior Editor
SI-IELIA KIRCHBERG- - - Advertising Editor
NORMA JONES ---- Organizations Editor
TUNE MCCOY ------ Sophomore Editor
CAROLE ALLISON -------- Treasurer
BILL QUEEN ---- - - -Business Manager
GAIL PAINTER -------- Subscriptions
SARA BUMGARNER ----- Feature Editor
JANE RUSSELL ---------- Art Editor
GARY STANFORD ---- Photography Editor
MRS. COWAN - - ------ Sponsors
KIRK SHANNON ------- Sports Editor
RUTH CRAWFORD ----- C0-Copy Editor
ELLA MAE LEATHERWOOD-Freshman Editor
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GASOLINE AND OIL CO.
Distributors of Shell Oil Products
Telephone 549 Sylva, North Carolina
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Sylva, N. C.
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Franklin, N. C.
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KURT GANS JEWELERS
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Sylva, N. C.
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Cherokee, N. C.
"Food Service, Equipment,
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Asheville, N. C.
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PAUL R. LAUNER
Canton, N. C.
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Firestone Tires, Delco Batteries
Phone 9111 ti ' '1 Sylva
Dillsboro, N. C.
MOTOR CO. , INC.
"De soto - Plymouth"
Sales - Service
Phone 247 -R
Dillsboro, N. C.
New and Used Parts
Sylva, N. C. Phone 414-W
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BRADLEY'S PACKING CO.
Dillsboro, N. C.
Main and Mill Sts.
REESE-HAMPTON MOTOR CO.
Your Ford Dealer
Sylva, N, C-
"House goods and clothing
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Sylva, N. C.
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"Gifts for A11 Occasions" FLOWER SHOP
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INSURANC E AGENC Y
A11 Kinds of Insurance
Phone 307 Sylva
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Cullowhee, N. C.
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BARBER AND BEAUTY SHOP
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Phone Z7 Sylva, N. C.
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