Troutman High School - Hi Way Yearbook (Troutman, NC)

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Walking was, of course, the first method of transportation, but realizing that this form was much too slow and tire- some for long distances, primitive man began to use animals-the camel, donkey, and others-as beasts of burden to help him in his labors. Then from time to time, various improvements and advances were made, increasing man's facility to travel. The invention of the round wheel by the ancient Assyrians and Egyptians paved the way for faster land travel by cary, coach, and still later on for the automobile and practically all modes of transportation of today. But if you think that these progressive ancestors of ours were content to limit their travel to land alone, you are greatly mistaken. This was not the case. Their next step was to venture into the realm of transportation by water. To their great delight they found that this method of travel required less effort than did the land transportation to which they were accustomed. The art of navigation saw its begin- ning in crude rafts, canoes, and barges. Then the early sailors learned to use the wind to their advantage, and sailboats came into being. Water travel proved to be the key which unlocked the doors to vast explorations and the setting up of new empires, and often times the strength of a country was measured by its naval power. Down through the centuries more and more changes have been made in the designs and structures of ships until at last the wooden galleys of yesterday have given way to the proud warships and ocean-going craft of our time. With the settling of America came the era of stagecoaches and covered wagons. The invention of the railway and train system next opened up new horizons for transportation. Then came the invention which revolutionized land travel--the first motor cars, or as we know them, automobiles. This form of travel so practical and efficient, has grown steadily until today there are as many automobiles in the United States as there are families. Man next proved himself with an eye to the future as he ventured into the realm of air travel. No other facility of transport has received so much attention from the public and technical experts as has the airplane. From the shaky, crude gliders of yesterday to the strong and speedy airships of today, aeronautics has advanced until no place on the globe is farther than 60 air-hours away. Now jet- propelled airplanes are attempting to travel faster than sound, and rocket ships are threatening to break through earth's atmosphere and perhaps visit plants as yet unseen. So you see, as civilization does not stand still, neither does the story of trans- portation. Will you come along with us as we trace this story through the ages? Who knows? Our next stop may be the moon! Ships Picture Columbus' flagship beside a modern ocean liner of today. The contrast would be unbelievable. Columbus' ship would stand as a small house to a large building. The nineteenth century ocean liner could be put into the main foyer and dining room of today's gigantic vessel, with plenty of room to spare. The proud ocean liner of today, with its equipment of a luxurious hotel, is the end of a chain that may be traced, link by link, to the sailing vessel depending on wind, such as bore Columbus to America: to the long ship of the Phoenicians with its three banks of oarsg to the birch-bark canoe of the Indiang to the raft of floating logs, and finally, to the hollowed out tree or dug-out, used by men of the Stone Age. It is a long and romantic story and it may be told only in its broad outline. Then, inventions greatly increased the building of bigger and better ships. Aided only by sun, stars and crude maps, men of long ago braved the hardships, the hunger, and the fearg to discover new lands, open new trade routesg this was their dream. Later, compasses, better cartographers, enabled sailors to know more about what they were doing and where they were going. ' Ships driven by steam, in point of time, were the flrst among power propelled vessels. They were small at flrst and then in an effort to attain the standards set, they have been increased, enormously, both the size of the ships and the power of their engines. The finest Trans-Atlantic liners of today--the ocean greyhounds, as they are called-carry, besides cargo and crew, a floating population as numerous as that of a small town. They are able to circle the globe without refueling or running short on supplies. Later wood gave place to iron, and then flnally, iron gave way to steel. This was the start of the modernization of ships. The promotion of ships' construction in the United States is under the direction of the Shipping Board and the Emergency Fleet Corporation. The steam turbine engine, by which most large ships are driven, was envolved by Parsons of England. It maintains a speed of thousands of revolutions a minute, driving the twin or triple screws at racing speed. The screw was first used on ocean vessels toward the middle of the nineteenth century and has now displaced the old paddle wheel. Heavy oil engines of the diesel type are now being used for the propulsion of vessels. A new and different motor is being made. It is a closed gas turbine. This motor is highly efficient and will compete with other marine motors. It will burn a heavy grade of fuel oil. At the start of the twentieth century there has been a rapid development of the motor ship. Motor ships are equipped with the diesel engines, an oil-burning internal-combustion device similar in structure to the gasoline engine. Later on in the twentieth century, Anton Flettner developed a new type of ship which is called the rotor ship. It replaces sails with two rotating towers, about fifty feet in height and ten feet in diameter, which are driven by electric motors. Concrete ships were introduced in nineteen hundred and sixteen, Norwegian ship builders having the credit for the invention. Now thirty-nine per cent of the ships are built on shipway. The other sixty-one per cent is by prefabrication. There are six important steps in the building of a ship. These are: the shipway is builtg keel of the ship is laid: the hull is builtg main deck and superstructure is added: ship is launched and then towed to outfltting pier and completed. Ships have many uses today. A country needs a good navy to defend her against invaders, to carry freight and passengers, for lighthouse beacons, for repairing trans- oceanic cable that lies under the Atlantic, for ishing and for many other profitable industries. PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE PAGE TABLE OF CONTENTS ONE ...,... .......... T itle Two ....... .,........ P resentation of Tbeme THREE ...,... .......... B eginning of Transportation FOUR .......... .......... T able of Contents and Scloool Building FIVE ......., .......... D edication Sm .......... ........,. F aculty NINE ......... .....,.... S enior Officers, Mascots, and History TEN ........ .......... S eniors SIXTEEN ........ .......... I nformals SEVENTEEN .......... ........,. S enior Statistics NINETEEN ........ .......... P roplaecy TWENTY ........... .......... L ast Will and Testament TWENTY-ONE ........ .......... S enior Superlatives TWENTY-Two .......s .......... T he Statistician's Report TWENTY-FOUR ....... ......... . Senior Class Poem and Song TWENTY-FIVE ......... ...... . .Lower Classmen THIRTY-FOUR ......... .,....... I nformals THIRTY-FIVE ....... .......... A ctioities FORTY-FIVE .......... .......... T bank You FORTY-Six ......,. .......... A dvertisements and jokes Dedication For your acceptance of us as equals For your deep understanding of our views For your kindness and undying generosity We the Senior Class of 1948 dedicate the XII Voltune of The Hi-Way to "A kind friend as Well as a splendid teacher"- Mlss CORA MARTIN I Wo w V FACU LTY A-1 MR. CARL A. LITAKER Statesville, N. C Lenoir-Rhyne College-A.B. Principal Sociology Mrss EVELYN BROOKSHIRE Asheville, N. C Greensboro College-A.B. English Dramatics M1ss Com MARTHNI Dobson, N. C. If Appalachian State-B.S. "WM 6 Science Physics Q N 'lf 'a ij Miss LEE BRANNON Spartanburg, S. C. f l' Appalachian State-B.S. Aj ,lmw Commercial Typing Mlss JULIA MILLER Elizabethtown, Penn. , Catawba College-A.B. N Home Economics Science Miss FRANCES TABOR Statesville, N. C. Duke University-A.B. Spanish English History FACU LTY MR. A. A. VANCE Troutman, N. C. Mississippi-B.S. I Agriculture Community Service Mas. PAUL WILHELM Statesville, N. C. Appalachian State Grammar Grade Training English Miss RUTH CooPER Statesville, N. C. St. Louis Institute of Music-B.M. Music Pianist Miss LYDIA YA'rEs Troutman, N. C. Greensbofo Co11egc+G.C. English Mathematics MR. J. ROLLAND DUBoIs New Orleans, Louisiana Southwestern Louisiana Institute-B.A. Glee Club Physical Eel. Miss cms SHErmn.L Mooresville, N. C. Ap achian State-B.S. Physical Ed. .il iii a b QQ S tagecoaches This being the year 1948, in which we have automobiles and more modern vehicles in which to travel, may we look back for a review of some of the means of travel in olden days. Back in Lincoln's day, we would Hnd poor roads and poor means of transpor- tation. The covered wagon, sometimes called the "Prairie Schooner," had come into use and was roughly made. This was thought to be a good means of transportation back then, and was used to carry freight as well as passengers. This sort of wagon was built like a crude boat with a canvas cover which was fitted over curved frames. Broad wheels prevented the wagon from getting "mired up" in the unpaved roads and it was usually drawn by oxen and sometimes even by horses. Later the stage coach came into service between New York and Boston in 1774. By 1794, it came into more use when the turnpikes or toll roads were beginning to make available means for the various modes of transportation. The floor of the stagecoach was slightly curved as well as the roof and the driver's seat was on the outside of the coach. The stagecoach being used for many things, such as hauling freight, was sometimes drawn by several horses hitched in trandum depending on the load and the condition of the roads. Philadelphia to Pittsburgh in 20 days! In 1810 that was TOP speed! At night travelers stopped at inns along the route, and entertained themselves with songs, stories, and gossip. At dawn the coach resumed its journey and during brief pauses at taverns during the day, changed horses so as to keep the coach moving at top speed. , The crude means of construction added excessive weight to the coach thus making it in many instances very cumbersome, To the weight of the coaches went the niunerous mail bags sometimes almost filling the coaches to the top. When this occurred, passengers were sometimes permitted to ride atop the bags. Adding to the troubles of the route, were the constant danger of robbers and bandits along the way. The driver and passengers never knew at what moment a masked "Jesse James" might make his appearance and relieve them of all valuables as well as mail Now as we have paved roads, it helps us to make a quicker and safer trip. Thus with the improvements of the roads the time schedule was reduced immensely. In spite of all the discomforts and dangers, people were forced to make their overland trips by Stagecoach until the coming of the railroad. To manage the horses used for the coach was no easy job, and thus a new profession of "coaching" came into existence. In the early 19th century this became a popular sport as well as a profession. Thus we see a journey by stage coach would have provided us not only with a rough, slow, laborious ride, but also provided excitement as well as expectancy. i 1 CHATTY CORNELIUS SAMMIE KENNEDY SENIOR HISTORY By MACIE WALLACE Our time has come. After twelve years of heartaches and joys we have reached the summit of the hill. We are Seniors! In reward for our efforts we get our first glimpse of the boundless meadow of Life, which stretches out at our feet, breath-taking and beckoning. But why do we attempt to describe the way we feel? To capture the real glory one must stand where we stand and witness the scene we see. For an enraptured moment we hesitate here. A short time ago we were children, protected and carefree. Now we have grown up-adults, responsible for ourselves and for the future. We know that out there, somewhere, is the meadow of Life, is a place for each of us. It may be a stately place or an humble one, but if we will live by the motto: "Be not merely good, be good for something," our search will not be in vain. We will find our place. The years together have been happy ones. There is a bond between us that can not be broken. We have laughed together. learned together, and in the future I hope this bond of friendship will come to the aid of any of our class who should need it. The meadow beckons. In a while we will begin the search. We extend a hand in appreciation to every one who helped us gain this place. For them that are trying to reach the summit, have courage and fortitude. The reward is worth the effort. SENIOR OFFICERS Vice-President President NORMA JEAN Secretary Treasurer Historian HARRY WHITENER PARKER LETHA ABERNATHY BOBBY NESBIT MACIE WALLACE 1 f , ' . .r, 1 f ' ,I I1 7 J , L DAVII3 ABERNATHY LET1-IA ABERNATHY RAY BRAWLEY EVELYN BALL KATHRYN BROWN , .1 "- f Tmsssus BROWN ! BERTHA COLLINS ELMORE ERVIN PAUL HONEYCUTT MARTHA LOFTIN K KATHRYN LONG COLLEEN MCDADE NORA LEE MCCOY MARY FRANCES MooRE MARY MOOREEIELD 0 BOBBY NESBIT BETTY ORREN MAXINE OSTWALT PEGGY OWEN NORMA JEAN PARKER ALVIN PERRY : H . J C ity .. I 4 E LENNA PHILLIPS EUGENE SHERRILL MARGARET SIMPSON KENNETH SIMS A v Q5' 5 kv ,... , New u 7, SONNY SMITH MAFIELDA SMITH MACIE WALLACE ROBERT YORK HARRY WHITENER JASON WESTMOREIAND GUY SHOEMARER ' 1' 'A , A V f' ,f YQNO Picture "lf-4 A 1 SENIOR STATISTICS LETHA ABERNATHY "The reward of a thing well done is to have done it." Hobby: Skating Schools Attended: Davie Avenue and Troutman School Activities: Glee Club 1, 2: Pep Club 2: Beta Club 3, 4: Paper Staff 3, 4, Secretary 4. Personal Statistics: August 18, 1929: Height, 5'5": Weight, 123: Eyes, Blue. DAv1n .ABERNATHY "Life is not so short but that there is always time for courtesy." Hobby: Hunting Schools Attended: Troutman School Activities: Basketball 3: Dramatics 3: Base- ball 3, 4: Physical Ed. 3: Student Council Vice- President 3: Paper Stat! 3, President 3. Personal Statistics: April 16, 1925: Height, 5'9": Weight, 169: Eyes, Blue. EVELYN BALL "Spare your breath to cool your porridgef' Hobby: Observing People Schools Attended: Monticello, Avery Sherrill, Mul- berry, Troutman School Activities: Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4: Softball 2, 3, 4: 4-H 1, 2: Home Economics 1: Paper Staff 4: Library Staff 1, 2, 3: Pep Club 2: Girls A. A. 3, 4. Personal Statistics: August 1, 1929: Height, 5'7": Weight, 140: Eyes, Brown. RAY BRAWLEY "There is no wisdom like franknessf' Hobby: Reading Schools Attended: Shepherds, Troutman School Activities: 4-H 1, 2, 3, 4: Beta Club 3, 4: F. F. A. 1: Physical Education 4. Personal Statistics: April 19, 1930: Height, 5'8": Weight, 147: Eyes, Green. KATHRYN BROWN "A close mouth catches no flies." Hobby: Listening to Radio Schools Attended: Troutman School Activities: Glee Club 3, 4: Physical Education 1: 4-H Club 1, 2. Personal Statistics: September 6, 1930: Height, 5'3": Weight, 101: Eyes, Brown. Tnsssm BROWN "Music is well said to be the speech of angels." Hobby: Music Schools Attended: Clarks, Troutman School Activities: Pep Club 2: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Beta Club 3, 4: Home Ec. Club 3, 4: Student Council 2 lSecretary 3, President 41: 4-H Club 3: Office Staff 2, 3: Library Staff 1: Secretary of Class 2: Physclal Ed. 1, 2. Personal Statistics: October 5, 1930: Height, 5'lV3": Weight, 108: Eyes, Green. BERTHA CoLL1Ns "I know on which side my bread is buttered." Hobby: Basketball Schools Attended: Troutman School Activities: Glee Club 1: Physical Ed. 2, 3: Home Economics l, 2: Basketball l, 2, 3: 4-H 1, 2: Softball 2, 3. Personal Statistics: March 17, 1930: Height 5'7": Weight, 123: Eyes, Brown. Emmons Envm "Push on-keep moving." Hobby: Sports Schools Attended: Troutman School Activities: Glee Club 4: Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4: Baseball 2, 3, 4: Ot-tice Staff 4: Physical Ed. 1, 2, 3, 4: Beta Club 3, 4. Personal Statistics: December 25, 1929: Height, 5'6lh": Weight, 127: Eyes, Blue. PAUL HONEYCUTT "Ignorance never settles a. question." Hobby: Hunting Schools Attended: Troutman School Activities: F. F. A. 1, 2: Beta Club 3, 4: Physical Ed. l, 2, 3, 4, Treasurer 1. Personal Statistics: May 26, 1930: Height, 5'll": Weight, 148: Eyes, Blue. MARTHA LOFTIN "The secret of success is constancy to purpose." Hobby: Music Schools Attended: Troutman School Activities: Paper Stott 3 lEditor 41: Beta Club 3, 4: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Dramatics 3: Home Economics 1, 2, 3, 4: Pep Club 2: Student Coun- cil 3, President 1. Personal Statistics: August 25, 1930: Height, 5'2": Weight, 115: Eyes, Green. KATHRYN LONG "A blessed companion is a book." Hobby: Reading Schools Attended: Troutman School Activities: Glee Club 3, 4: Beta Club 3, 4: Physical Ed. 1. Personal Statistics: Iuly 19, 1930: Height, 5'9V2": Weight, 155: Eyes, Green. COLLEEN MCDADE "Nothing great was ever achieved with- out enthusiasm." Hobby: Skating Schools Attended: Statesvtlle, Troutman School Activities: Vice-President 2: Glee Club l, 2, 3, 4: Dramatics 3: Home Economics 2, 3, 4: Office Staff 3: Annual Staff 3: 4-H 2, 3: Pep Club 2: Cheer Leader 3, 4: Library Staff 2: Physical Ed. 1: Student Council 2. Personal Statistics: July 11, 1930: Height, 5'3Vg": Weight, 108, Eyes, Hazel. Norm LEA McCoy "Self-trust is the first secret of success." Hobby: Reading , Schools Attended: Amity, Troutman School Activities: Glee Club 2, 3, 4: Pep Club 2: Beta Club 3, 4: Physical Ed. 1. Personal Statistics: December 12, 1929: Height 5'2": Weight, 113: Eyes, Grey. MARY FRANCES MOORE "The hearing ear is always close to the speaking tongue." Hobby: Excitement Schools Attended: Troutman School Activities: Basketball l, 2, 3, 4: Home Eco- nomics Club l, 2, 3, 4: Glee Club 1, 2, 4: Dramatics 3, 4: Physical Ed. 1, 2, 3, 4: 4-H l, 2. Personal Statistics: April 29, 1930: Height 5'6": Weight, 140: Eyes, Green. MARY MOOREFIELD "The virtues of society are like the vices of saints." Hobby: Skating Schools Attended: St. Petersburg, Troutman School Activities: Glee Club l: Dramatics 3: Home Economics 2, 3, 4: Ottice Staft 3: Library Staff 2: 4-H 2, 3: Physical Ed. 1, 2: Girls A. A. 3, 4: Basketball 1 lManagerJ 2. Personal Statistics: March 12, 1930: Height, 5'9": Weight 140: Eyes, Hazel. Bossv Nsssrr "Sing away sorrow, cast away care." Hobby: Sports Schools Attended: Troutman School Activities: Treasurer of Class 3, 4: F. F. A. l, 2, 3, 4: Basketball l, 2, 3, 4: Physical Educa- tion 1, 2, 3, 4: 4-H Club 1, 2: Office Start 4. Personal Statistics: August 24, 1928: Height, 5'8": Weight, 145: Eyes, Brown. BEITY JEAN ORREN "Let us make hay while the sun shines." Hobby: Music Schools Attended: Clarks, '1'routman School Activities: Pep Club 2: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Paper Staff 4: Physical Ed. l, 2: Office Staff 3, 4: Library Club l, 2. Personal Statistics: October 25, 1930: Height, 5'5": Weight, 106: Eyes, Brown. MAIHNE Os'rwAL'r "She tried the luxury of doing good." Hobby: Movies Schools Attended: Troutman School Activities: Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4: Physical Ed. 1, 2, 3, 4: Class Historian 1: 4-H Club 1, 2: G. A. A. 3, 4: Glee Club 1, 2, 4: F. H. A. 1, 2, 3, 4: Beta Club 3, 4: Office Staff 2: Student Council 3: Dramatic Club 3, 4: Paper Staff tEdltorJ 4: Annual Statt tEdltorl 4. Personal Statistics: February 28, 1929: Height, 5'6Vz": Weight, 123: Eyes, Green. PEGGY OWEN "Hitch your wagon to a star. Hobby: Bowling Schools Attended: Blair, Ahoskle, Troutman School Activities: Secretary 3: Home Economics 1, 2, 3, 4: Dramatlcs l: Glee Club 2, 3, 4: Library Club 2, 3: Office 3: Physical Ed. 1, 2, 3: Pep Club 2: 4-H 2, 3, 4: Paper Staff 4. Personal Statistics: November 22, 1929: Height, 5'8": Weight, 120: Eyes, Blue. M NoRMA JEAN PARKER "In listening mood she seemed to stand." Hobby: Skating Schools Attended: Wayside, Troutman School Activities: Vice-President 4: Home Economics 1, 2, 3, 4: Pep Club 2: Cheer Leader 3, 4: Paper Staff 4: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Physical Ed. 1: Beta Club 3, 4. Personal Statistics: September 19, 1930: Height, 5'5V2": Weight, 104: Eyes, Brown. ALVIN PERRY "Let every man look before he leaps." Hobby: Skating Schools Attended: Amity, Troutman School Activities: F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4: Science 1: Otiice Staff 4: Physical Ed. 1, 2, 3, 4. Personal Statistics: October 30, 1930: Height, 6': Weight, 150: Eyes, Brown. LENNA PHILLIPS "Variety is the spice of life." Hobby: Dating Schools Attended: Oval, Fleetwood, Troutman School Activities: Physical Ed. 1, 2, 3, 4: Drarnatics Club 3, 4: Home Ec. Club 2, 3, 4: Glee Club 3, 4: Basketball 2, 3, 4. Personal Statistics: December 8, 1929: Height, 5'Z1,Q": Weight, 130: Eyes, Blue. MARGARET SIMPSON "The only way to have a friend is to be one." Hobby: Bowling Schools Attended: Troutman School Activities: Glee Club 1, 2, 3: Science Club l: Home Ec. Club l: Beta Club 3, 4: Pep Club 2: Cheerleader 3, 4: 4-H Club 2, 3: Physical Ed. 1: Class Historian 2. Personal Statistics: April 4, 1930: Height, 5'5": Weight, 125: Eyes, Green. KENNETH Snvrs "We boil at diferent degrees." Hobby: Sports Schools Attended: Benjamin Franklin, Troutman School Activities: Basketball l, 2, 3, 4: Baseball 1, EHS, 14:2 Sgiezlce Club 1: Annual Staff 3: Physical Personal' Statistics: April 12, 1929: Height: 5'2": Weight, 175: Eyes, Brown. MAFIEIDA SMITH "Little things afect little minds." Hobby: Skating Schools Attended: Shepherds, Troutman School Activities: F. H. A. l, 2, 3, 4: 4-H 1, 2, 3, 4: Library Staff l, 2, 3: Pep Cub 2: Cheer Leader 3, 4: Secretary 2: Annual Staff 4: Glee Club l, 2, 4: Dramatics 3: Physical Ed. 1. Personal Statistics: November 24, 1928: Height, 5': Weight, 100: Eyes, Blue. SoNNY SMITH "The best thing I know between France and England is the sea." Hobby: Baseball Schools Attended: Shepherds, Troutman School Activities: Science Club 1: F. F. A. 1, 2, 4: Basketball 3: Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4: Paper Staff 4. Personal Statistics: Ianuary 25, 1930: Height, 5'9": Weight, 145: Eyes, Blue. EUGENE SHERRILL "The world is a wheel and it will all come round right. Hobby: Basketball Schools Attended: Troutman School Activities: Baseball 3, 4: Basketball 2, 3, 4: F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4: 4-H Club 1, 2: Physical Ed. 1, 2, 3, 4. Personal Statistics: May 7, 1930: Height, 6'4Vg": Wetght, 150: Eyes, Brown. .73 MACIE WALLACE "Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius." Hobby: Drawing Schools Attended: Avery Sherrill, 'l'routman School Activities: President 1: Historian 3, 4: Glee Club 2: Etiquette Club 1: Paper Staff 3, 4. Personal Statistics: Iuly 28, 1928: Height, 5'6": Weight, 114: Eyes, Brown. JASON WEs'rMoRELANn "Her stature tall-I hate a dumpy woman." Hobby, Swimming Schools Attended: Troutman School Activities: Physical Ed. l, 2, 3, 4: 4-H Club l, 2, 3, 4: F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4. Personal Statistics: Iuly 25, 1927: Height, 5'll": Weight, 180: Eyes, Brown. HARRY WHITENER "My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me." Hobby: Bowling Schools Attended: Troutman School Activities: President 3, 4: Science Club 2: Student Council 4: Office Staff 4: Phyiscal Ed. 1, 2, 3: Paper Staff 3: F. F. A. 1. Personal Statistics: August 8, 1930: Height, 6': Weight, 168: Eyes, Blue. ROBERT YORK "Let every man mind his own business." 1-lobby: Sports Schools Attended: Statesvllle, Celeste Henkel, Troutman School Activities: F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4: Physical Ed. 1 2, 3, 4. Personal Statistics: August 24, 1930: Height, 5'5": Weight, 120: Eyes. lue. SENIOR CLASS PROPHECY It is now the year of 1958. I have spent several years of happiness in a home of my own with my husband and three lovable children, Tony, who is now six years old, and the twins, Frances and Frankie, who have just now reached the ripe old age of four. Since we had not had a vacation for a few years because of the children being too young to travel, we decided it was time to take a couple of weeks' vacation so as to take enough time to find out as much about my classmates of '48 as possible. Rumors were, that several of them were in New York, so we thought the best way to find out about all of them, would be to visit New York. Probably the best part about a vacation is the coming home part, particularly since we passed through Mooresville and visited the beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Oliphant, the former Mary Frances Moore, and their family. They have two very sweet children, Rodney, age five, and Camilia, age two. Since Frances had always been my best friend, we could hardly wait to get our children and husbands to bed so we could talk over old times, and discuss my vacation trip. To her, I read my diary, which I had been keeping while on my vacation. On the first page I read: August 1: Today, my family and I were just entering a theater in New York when we met Martha Loftin, an old classmate. She really had a fit over my children. She told me that she is to begin a piano concert tour of the states soon, along with the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. August 2: My husband and I thought the children would like a stroll in the park so as we were walking along enjoying the nice fresh air, who should we bump into but Colleen McDade-that is I thought she was still a McDade-until she told me she and Bobby Nesbit were married and that Bobby is the manager of a department store in New York, and that her two little boys, David, age 7, and Clyde, age 3, were at home with their nurse. She invited us to dine with them this evening, so that our children could get to know each other. We had a very lovely time and so did the children. August 3: Colleen and Bobby brought their children to our apartment today. Colleen told me that Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Sides--the former Mary Mooreiield, were in New York. Mary is Buddy's secretary in a large law iirrn. August 4: Today we visited the Metropolitan Museum where we saw a large room filled with beautiful oil paintings. I noticed the name was Macie Wallace. I read the sketch of her life under one of the paintings and found that the artist was none other than a '48 graduate of T. H. S. August 5: Today we went to the Yankee Stadium on 161st Street and River Avenue to find that Sonny Smith was one of the star players on the famous Yankee team. He played an excellent game today, as catcher. August 6: Today while shopping in Macy's, the largest department store in the world, I noticed a very lovely saleslady watching me curiously, then I took another look at her and found that she was none other than Mrs. Ray Powell, the former Peggy Owen. She was in charge of the cosmetic counter. August 7: Today, while the children were at Mr. and Mrs. Nesbit's home, my husband and I visited Radio City Music Hall to find Mafielda Smith one of the famous Ziegfeld "Rocketts" and Jason Westmoreland playing a violin in the orchestra. They are both very good entertainers. August 8: Today, as we were walking down Broadway, I bumped right into someone. My glance told me that she looked familiar so I looked at her again-Yes, another '48 classmate, Letha Abernathy, who was hurrying to Grand Central Station to catch a train back to a university in California where she is now teaching art. I found out from her, that Harry Whitener is a stock broker on Wall Street and that Eugene Sherrill is the pastor of Riverside Drive, one of the largest Baptist Churches in New York. August 9: Today my family and I took our first ride on a subway and who should we find as conductor but Paul Honeycutt. He informed me that Ray Brawley is an interne at the New York Hospital. August 10: Today we went out to New York Harbor and were permitted to go aboard the Queen Mary. Whom should we find as captain of the ship, but Alvin Perry. August ll: We packed our bags, and called a taxi to take us to Pennsylvania Station to catch a south-bound train to Washington, and much to our surprise we found the driver to be-none other than Elmore Ervin, who told us that Betty Orren is a nurse in a very large hospital in Texas, and that Maxine Ostwalt had married an architect and is now living in Baltimore, Maryland. When we arrived at the station, we met two other '48 graduates, who were Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Sims, and also Kenneth Jr. Mrs. Sims is the former Tressie Brown. Aboard the train, I noticed a familiar figure in khaki sitting across from us. Much to my surprise, it was Captain Robert York, on his way home from West Point, where he is now stationed as instructor in range estimation. August 12: We arrived in Washington and registered at a hotel and another surprise- Bertha Collins was sitting at the desk. She said she had been there for the last five years. August 13: This being an unlucky day, we didn't see or hear of any of my old classmates. August 14: We were strolling down a street today when we saw a sign "Ball Piano Co." I was curious to know if it could be the "Ball" I used to know in school, so we went in and sure enough we found the owner to be Evelyn Ball. August 15: On the plane we boarded back to Charlotte, we happened to bump into another classmate, Margaret Simpson. While we all had lunch together, she told us she was a stenographer there and that Mr. and Mrs. David Abernathy, the former Norma Jean Parker, were living in Charlotte. David is the manager of a men's shop there. Margaret also told us that Mary Kathryn Long and Kathryn Brown own a dress shop in Raleigh and that Nora Lea McCoy is a secretary in Greensboro. So ended my vacation diary. After I read it to Frances, we talked over old times together, and then retired. The next morning my family and I returned to our own home. We were very well pleased with our memory-arousing vacation, having seen or heard from all of my old classmates. LENNA PHILLIPS LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THE CLASS OF 1948 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA CITY OF TROUTMAN COUNTY OF IREDELL TOWNSHIP OF FALLSTON We, the Senior Class of Troutman High School, saying farewell to school and members, which taught us to develop our minds and enabled us to remember those experiences we had through our school years, do hereby make and declare this to be our LAST WHJL AND TESTAMENT. ARTICLE I To our principal, Mr. Litaker, we leave our sincere affection, our deepest reverence, our heartiest gratitude, and our happy memories of our High School Years. To Miss Brookshire, our home room teacher, we wish to express our respects for helping us struggle through our last year of school. To Miss Martin, we leave our deep appreciation for her love and guidance through our Junior year. To Miss Tabor, we will our sincere appreciation for her patience in teaching us Spanish. To Mr. Vance, we leave our deepest appreciation for his patience in training the youths of Troutman. To Miss Miller, we will all the things we made in Home Economics. To Mr. DuBois, we will our esteemed appreciation for helping the Glee Club progress so nicely. To Miss Brannon, we leave our ability to type. To Miss Sherrill, we leave our love for Mathematics. To Miss Cooper, we leave our love for Music. ARTICLE II To the Middlers, we leave our sound minds so that they may be Seniors someday. To the Freshmen, we leave our best wishes for a short and easy journey through High School. To the Sophomores, we leave our determination to strive for the highest goals in life. ARTICLE III To the Juniors, we hereby dispose of our personal belongings as follows: I, Letha Abernathy, do will and bequeath my artistic ability to Lois Nesbit, I, Evelyn Ball, do will and bequeath my love for Sailors to Anna Morgan. We, Ray Brawley and Paul Honeycutt, will and bequeath our places in the Beta Club to Betty Jean Caldwell. I, Kathryn Brown, do will and bequeath my bashfulness to Lela Mae Herrin. I, Tressie Brown, do will and bequeath my love for tall and handsome men to Willie Faye Morrow. I, Bertha Collins, do will and bequeath my notebooks and all the notes therein to Eula Perry, to help her in English next year. I, Elmore Ervin, do will and bequeath my big mouth to Jimmy Hartline, if he will keep it shut. I, Martha Loftin, do will and bequeath my love for music to Emma Kyles. I, Mary Kathryn Long, do will and bequeath my auburn hair to Peggy Stewart. I, Colleen McDade, do will and bequeath my ability to sing to Margaret Hager. I, Nora Lea McCoy, do will and bequeath all of my cute ways to Betty Abernathy. I, Mary Frances Moore, do will and bequeath my love for Mooresville boys to Lucille Morrow. I, Mary Moorefield, do will and bequeath my scatter brains to Curtis Freeze. I, Bobby Nesbit, do will and bequeath my position on the basketball team to Neal Eller. I, Betty Orren, do will and bequeath my pretty teeth to Irene Sherrill if she will keep them clean. I, Maxine Ostwalt, do will and bequeath my position on the Annual Staff to Janice Clodfelter, with the hope that she will do as good a job as I have done. I, Peggy Owen, do will and bequeath my love for Marines to Maxine Kerley. I, Norma Jean Parker, do will and bequeath my love for an Artist to Gladys Souther, provided she will not do as I have done. I, Alvin Perry, do will and bequeath my job as a bus driver to Lloyd Davis. I, Lenna Phillips, do will and bequeath my ability to iiirt to Nancy Lail. I,'Margaret Simpson, do will and bequeath my freckles to Ruth Rimmer. We, Kenneth Sims and David Abernathy, do will and bequeath our good looks to Joe Blanton. I, Maiielda Smith, do will and bequeath my nickname of "Shorty" to Jewel Troutman. I, Sonny Smith, do will and bequeath my cuteness to Grover Westmoreland. I, Eugene Sherrill, do will and bequeath my tallness to one who can use it the most, "Junior" Smith. I, Macie Wallace, do will and bequeath my attractiveness to Imogene Wilkinson. I, Jason Westmoreland, do will and bequeath my "cat eyes" to Irene Troutman, since she likes the dark so well. I, Robert York, do will and bequeath my smallness to Buddy Abernathy. Finally I, Harry Whitener, do will and bequeath all of my extreme stubborness to anyone who will relieve me of it. HARRY WHITENER Attempt at Law Witnesses: Jerry Gaws-of Orphan Annie Class of 1948 Mumbles--of Dick Tracy T. H. S. ' SENIOR SUPERLATIVES Prettiest Girl A.........,..,.,.. WALLACE Best Looking Boy ...,..4.. ,44,,,,,, B QBBY NESBIT Most Athletic Girl ........ A.........,... E VELYN BALL Most Atlaletic Boy .,....,...... .....,.......,.,..,. S ONNY SMITH Best All 'Round Girl ,.... Best All 'Round Boy ..,... N eatest Girl ,..........,..,,... N eatest Boy oo.......4,......... Most Intellectual Girl .,....,.., Most Intellectual Boy... Most Talented ..............., Most Talkative Girl .,.,.. Most Talkative Boy .....c, F riendliest Girl ,...,,......e.. Friendliest Boy ............... Most Courteous Girl .,.., Most Courteous Boy ...... Baby of tbe Class... ..... ,.. .......,.. MARGARET SIMPSON ,EUGENE SHERRILL ......,MAFIELDA SMITH BRAWLEY .,......NORA LEA MCCOY ...,..,..PAUL HONEYCUTT .,..........MARTHA LOETIN ....,...COLLEEN MCDADE , ....,c..c.. ELMORE ERVIN . . . . , . . . I .MARGARET SIMPSON .,.........,.., HARRY WHITENER c......,. MARY KATHRYN LONG ..,.......,. EUGENE SHERRILL .........KATI-IRYN BROWN Most Likely to Succeed .,.,...... ...,......,.. M AXINE OSTWALT Most Likely to Succeed ......c,.. ,,,.,..,.............. R AY BRAWLEY Cutest Girl .....,..................... .c,....... N ORMA JEAN PARKER Cutest Boy ..c..........,.,.......c. .........,...,...... S ONNY SMITH Wittiest Girl ,.......... Wittiest Boy .........,.,...... Biggest Flirt I girl j ........ Biggest Flirt I boy Q .,...... Most Basbful Girl .......... Most Basbful Boy ....... Most Popular Girl ..,....,. Most Popular Boy ....,.,.. Lazzest .......,....................... .....,,.,. .s......M,ARY FRANCES MOORE ........cPAUL HONEYCUTT ........LENNA PHILLIPS ...,.........,ALVIN PERRY ........BERTHA COLLINS .....c.......ROBERT YORK ,..c.....,.,...COLLEEN MCDADE II.........,...,.........BOBBY NESBIT JASON WESTMORELAND Most Dignified Girl ..,...... ,....,c..........s.. T RESSIE BROWN Most Dignified Boy .,.... Most Studious Girl ........... Most Studious Boy c.....,. Most Dependable Girl .......... Most Dependable Boy ....,,. Most Original c................... Best Personality .......,. Best Personality ..,....... Best Sport fgirlj ........ Best Sport I boy j ..,.... Sweetest .................,. ... .....,....,....,. KENNETH SIMS ,S.I....MACIE WALLACE BRAWLEY ........,,.IMARTHA LOFTIN .........EUGENE SHERRILL ..,I..LETHA ABERNATHY ....,..MARY MOOREFIELD ....,,....,..SONNY SMITH .....,.,.....BETTY ORREN ,.......HARRY WHITENER ...............PEGGY OWEN THE STATISTICIAN'S REPORT I, Mary Frances Moore, being chosen statistician of the class of '48, will strive my best to be worthy of this great honor. After traveling on land, on sea, and in the air, being in bloody battle-fields, murky swamps, and dusty deserts, I find everyone raving about the senior class of '48, saying that it is the most remarkable and intelligent class ever to enter the doors of Troutman High. I find all this being true-I'm sure our class will be one to go down in history. Just think-in a few years our children will be reading about our class and will look up to us, adxniring us for the great things we have done. Let me tell you about our class. We find the majority of the class being seventeen years of age-with the excep- tion of Kathryn Brown who would never tell us her age. Bobby Nesbit has been in Troutman High for so many years, we've lost track of his age. As for strength, Evelyn Ball is so strong, she can lift a piano singlehanded. Looking over the feet- I Hnd all sizes and shapes-Jason Westmoreland having the most curious. Mafielda Smith is the shortest in our class and Eugene Sherrill stopped growing when he reached six feet four and one-half inches. Margaret Simpson has the most becom- ing freckles. The class is, indeed, a beautiful one. All Seniors prefer the Ford V-8 as their car. That is-all but Sonny Smith who drives jeeps, tractors, and T-models. Seniors get their good health from eating apples. Elmore Ervin likes raisins best, which he eats abundantly in "Raisin Bran." We all wondered where he got his strength to play ball. . Surveying the food line-everybody ate anything and everything. Fried chicken and french fries being very popular. The favorite cafe turned out to be none other than "Troutman's Cafe" in Statesville. All the boys just go there because Peggy Owen works there. Quite a few of my pals like to eat at these candle-lighted dinner spots. And who wouldn't!!! Revlon lipstick was tops with the girls and boys. Except for Kenneth Sims who says he never touches the stuff. We all wonder!!! All Seniors like basketball for the favorite sport. We also like football and baseball. Evelyn Ball prefers ping-pong. And she was voted as most athletic!!!! Everyone in the class uses Lux soap. Robert York wants to be different of course, so he uses Duz. He says Duz does everything. Everything, Robert???? Our favorite "hang-out" is the Bluebird. Many voted Troutman's Recreation Center. Nora Lea McCoy says the peacefulness of the Bluebird is much nicer and not half as dangerous as skating. We get what you mean, Nora!!!! Blue and gold are our class colors and the red rose our favorite flower. Betty J. Orren prefers "dozens of orchids." Chanel No. 5 is the favorite perfume for everyone except Mary Kathryn Long, who is a constant user of "Radio Girl Perfume." She tells us that Maxine Ostwalt is a very good saleslady. Dogs are our pet animal. Colleen McDade, Margaret Simpson, and Mary Moore- field voted for wolves-why girls!!!! The best-liked classes were Glee Club, Physical Ed., and Study Hall. Harry Whitener voted for Physics. We quickly called the doctor for fear he was sick, but found him normal-which' is 'very unusual. Harry James was tops with us as the orchestra leader and Bing Crosby was the best-liked singer. Bobby Nesbit says he likes Colleen McDade's singing better. The "Old Night Owl" is our most popular radio program. X Various movie stars were voted on. Cornel Wilde and Betty Grable got the most votes, after Paul Honeycutt sneaked in several votes for Betty Grable. Paul is our mischievous boy. When we walk up to a magazine stand we always ask for "Seventeen"-espe- cially the girls. Ray Brawley buys it too. Says he's studying photography but we know better. Belks, our favorite department store, is where Mafielda Smith buys her pretty clothes. Letha Abernathy models these clothes with that "new look"-which looks divine. The majority of the class are Methodists. The other major groups were, sec- ondly-Baptists, third-Presbyterians, and fourth-Lutherans. Eugene Sherrill is expected to be the minister from the class. Martha Loftin is our pianist, and Tressie Brown our singer. What a revival team they should make!!! We all love Beechnut gum. Bertha Collins prefers bubble gum. The favorite candy was definitely chocolate. Macie Wallace cast her vote for all-day suckers. They last longer, she says. I think the Seniors give the State Theater a pretty good business-the dark corners you know!!!!! Maxine Ostwalt, Norma Jean Parker, Kathryn Brown, and Betty Orren prefer the Drive-In. We understand, gals!!!! In our class we have two blondes, twenty-one brownettes, three redheads, three brunettes, and two peroxide blondes. Eight people have blue eyes, eight with grey eyes, ten with brown eyes, and four with green eyes-except on Monday mornings when the biggest part of the class comes in with red eyes from the lack of sleep over the week-end. As for love life, I think the class has had its share. The most promising is the Brown-Sims affair. Bobby Nesbit and Harry Whitener have difficulty in settling down to one woman. Lenna Phillips dates almost every night. Bertha Collins is expected to be the first married, if I don't beat her to it. Macie Wallace is torn between two careers-to be an artist or a housewife. Martha Loftin wants a musi- cian or none at all. Ray Brawley likes his "Kat" for company. Kathryn Long says she doesn't care who he is so long as he is a man. All the girls are after David Abernathy, but he is true to a certain brunette. Among my classmates, they will in the future be: housewives, businessmen, teachers, nurses, artists, secretaries, farmers, and musicians. Over half of the class plans to go to college or business school. All kinds of songs were voted for. These I find to be the most outstanding: Mary Moorefield ........................................................................ "My Buddy" Sonny Smith ................................................................ "Wait for Me Mary" Peggy Owen .......... ........ ' 'The Marines Hymn" Paul Honeycutt. ............... ....... ........ ' ' It Had to Be You" David Abernathy ...................................................... "I Dream of Jeanne" Taking all this into consideration, I'm sure you will find no class more won- derful than ours. We have various likes and dislikes, as you can see, but we live a wonderful life. After reading this, may you forever remember us. With great pride and honor, I affix my signature to this document on this the twenty-fifth day of May in the year of our Lord, one thousand and nine hundred, and forty-eight. MARY FRANCES MOORE, Statistician Witnesses: GREEN EYES WATER LOO SENIOR CLASS POEM Into these halls, Shouting and laughing, Out on che field, Cheering the team. We came, we learned, And now as we are leaving, We offer our thanks For guidance supreme. Out in the world, Striving and hoping, Into vast life Braving the din. As we toil, as we try Our goals to be attaining, Yours is the glory, Dear school, you win. MACIE WALLACE SENIOR CLASS SONG All the days gone by Spent at Troutman High We'1l ne'er forget Oh! the joys weive known Now we'l1 soon be gone From Troutman High. Now that our school days a Mem'ries will still linger on. We must sail away from you And our hearts are all, so blue Though we go away We'll be here alway In our memories-of you-Troutman To our dear schoolmates goodbye re gone And to teachers too, adieu We will sail away Seniors of today But we'll never forget our school days TUNE: CRefrainQ Always MARTHA LOFTIN h The Train Can you imagine yourself riding donm the railroad track in a box car holding an umbrella over your head to keep the cinders off yourself? Well, just such used to be the case in the olden days. The forerunner of the locomotive was the horse-drawn cart which hauled coal from the mines of England over wooden rails. The rails were gradually improved until they were covered with strips of metal and the wheels flanged instead of the rails. After the invention of the steam engine, making a locomotive seemed relatively simple. The tlrst engines were stationary, consisting merely of winding up a cable to which the cars were attached. The drst moving engine was made by Richard Trevick in 1802, but was impractical for use. For quite some time it was thought that cog-wheels Htting into cogs on the rails were necessary in order to pull heavy loads, but this idea was soon discarded. In 1813, a locomotive, known as "Pulling Billy" because it made so much noise, was built by William Hiddney and a year later George Stephenson came out with an engine used to haul coal from the mines to a seaport. It pulled the train almost as fast as a horse could walk. A description of an early railroad is found in a charter granted to the Granite Railway Company of Quincy, Massachusetts. The gauge was Hve feet. The rails were pine and beds of broken stone. The motive power for this railroad, whose length was a little more than three miles, was supplied by two horses except for a haul of 316 feet by a stationary engine. The "Best Friend," the flrst American built, was first regular service in the U. S., being owned by the South Carolina railroad. In a few short months though, a negro Hreman held the safety valve shut, causing the boiler to explode. The drst transcontinental railroad, built by the Union Pacific, was completed in 1869. At present there are six railroads stretching from sea to sea. So from the horse-drawn cart on rails to the present steam engine, from the engine which raced with a horse and lost, to the modern diesel locomotive, the railroads and trains tell a story of progress and increasing greatness in this nation of ours. 'imff . .,. ..., ' .X if L5 t ' 5 We .. . i ii i r Q A Q - ' i .A j g. .. l , , Zi -.f-' ' ---e '--' -.... X i,,, . I ,,. , i" ",.:f . , ' ' . ee .. eatta A eti i ii IO-ZCG MIMO-'l1'l1O Pfesident ................. ,,,,,,,,,,, C URTIS FREEZE Vice-President .......... ,.,,,.,, R U1-H RIMMER S2C'l'2fM'y ........ ..... ................... I RE NE TROUTMAN T'reas'u.'rev ......... ........... B ETTY JEAN CALDWELL COLORS Blue and White FLOWER White Iris MOTTO "Life is what you make it." JUNIOR CLASS HISTORY A fog faintly clears from my mind now, and I see a group of small boys and girls standing before a strange brick building. This brick building was Troutman School, and those small boys and girls are now the present Junior Class of Troutman High School. We started school that day, and to our amazement, most of us liked it. Then we finished our first year, and before we knew what was happening, it was'1945, and a crisis had begun in our lives.. We had reached High School! We were shy and inexperienced in this new phase of our school life, but with the help of our upperclassmen and teachers, we have succeeded and are now the members of the Junior Class. Through the years we have lost several members, but were glad to accept the new ones into our class. With the assistance of our officers and sponsor, Miss Martin, we are trying to live up to our motto, "Life is what you make it." JO ANN RIMMER Historian :urn at-,',L,, T i f 5 if 4 I .4 l ff are ,f,fff' ,f"f'f'f r 3, A 4 ,fu A J: - ,ic-, .1' , f .4 X, V' - ri ,. E' V13 rj if , ,3 5, lg' . cf If V ,ally .A ,N Y lg Q 'Elffvgf ,gall H73 -li ff mf' 5u',a.,2 - I 22 f gff fjl i, 3 JH f Qi 3 Arg! Ep 1' is .Amr , 5 M F 1 ,J I -7 Af! LL., gf! J., 'L ' .4 ji-if 'aww 'L' I 'gy LV! If -jf" .E h ' frisfgqazfgfruivfi +P CAL in fe 1 N0 all 5 1 T' H U First Row: Betty Caldwell, Anna Morgan, Willie Faye Morrow, Lois Nesbit, 3 Irene Troutman, Margaret Hager, Lela Mae Herrin, Junior Smith. S Second Row: Betty Abernathy, Imogene Wilkinson, Irene Sherrill, Peggy . Stewart, Janice Clodfelter, Gladys Souther, Jo Ann Rimmer. 'Gia Third Row: Miss Martin, Joe Blanton, Nancy Lail, Maxine Kerley, Eula Perry, E3 Q Jewel Troutman, Lloyd Davis. N i. 1 xc, - .NC i Q3 E5 I X 'N .X 3 Fourth Row: Neill Eller, Curtis Freeze, Emma Kyles, Lucille Morrow, Russell Murdock, Buddy Abernathy. I Q xx Q, .X . A x 4 -J .js xg R Svgflrfkew ' Q Q N Ns J L ,L m:UO3O:'U0m miumn-1110 President ................ ......... R oBER'r TRoU'rMAN Vice-President ............. .............. P HYLLIS NEIL Secretary-Treasurer .......... .......... C HARLIE SHERRILL Historian ........................ ........... C ARROLL CAMPBELL CLASS COLORS Blue and Gold MOTTO "Ever ready, always prepared." FLOWER Red Rose SOPHOMORE HISTORY In the fall of 1946, we the members of the Freshman Class, began our first battle on the iield of education as green but determined stu- dents. After one long year of studying, we had won our first victory. We were good fighters and we knew it. We were ready for the three major battles remaining to be fought. Now in 1948, as Sophomores, we again find ourselves back on the old turn road of conquest, struggling for our second victory. Our superior officers in command this year are: President, Robert Trout- mantg Vice-President, Phyllis Neill, Secretary and Treasurer, Charlie Sherrill, Historian, Carroll Campbell. Some of our comrades were destined to fall. We miss them, but others have joined us to take their places. Battle is never one-sided, some fall, while others carry on the fight. Our class is no exception. As Seniors of the class of '50 we realize there are two remaining major battles to be fought and to be won. After the last studies, the dusty, clamorous storm of mental conHict, we all hope to carry with us, our high school diploma, down the road of life. Thus, we have ended our siege on the battleground of education. We shall never forget. CARROLL CAMPBELL Historian , 1. ls. . .flfj -1l.4'f all J P x , Milf., C Ng L , ,. ' , f' 1 r L ' '- , v SOPHCMCJRES , W1 ' V I f .7 First Row: Edna Galliher, Martha York, Ted Moose, Betty Jean Brown, Sarah ' f Plyler, Catherine Westmoreland, Betty Mayfield, Charlie Sherrill, Maxine Pryor, " 'X' 'Q'--fi C ' Margaret Compton. ,. ' Y Second Row: Gladys Cook, Mable Whitener, Bernice Troutman, Wilma Orren, S A ""w"Lff"4'0a Rose Marie Humphreys, Betty Cook, Miss Brannon. Third Row: Miss Miller, Edith Authurs, Virginia Riddle, Phyllis Neill, Velma Lewis, Barbara Elmore, Miriam Ervin, Alma Little. Fourth Row: Homer Misenheimer, Thomas Hethcox, Osteen McLain, Norma Privette, Peggy Horne, Donald Galliher, Franklin Clontz, Fifth Row: Carroll Campbell, James White, Colleen Gunter, Catherine West- moreland, Robert Troutman, William Hope Brown, Jason Lambert. Sixth Row: Fred Brown, Harold Gryder, Ernest Sherrill, Norris Barkley, Keith Kelley, Eugene Cook. Seventh Row: Brice Shinn, Glenn Clontz, Voight Hoover. ' 1' ' , ff S ia . LMI, . H F xr, f it iii! f ' rx ,f J l ,. L A E F .- -I 1 f-1 7 I I QC gig! , l, ' Q ,,,.,i-f,., p .f'7,g,,yfv-f ,aefufh ff " lr" . 11, ur Lf I iffy' 1,7 . , 3 f aff. fi. yu L. o H C 'sf "'4 e' '7 Q J. .- .N 'ki' fi ,- DL ,V X A R ,Lp N .--,,.-p -' f sf u g ft.. fy if mj,L,AL..a. f ,jj 1,- , N S 'fe 'sf' ' .Ay ,- - VL! U'V6VCfgLL '71 tfCfC.f1l'l.j09--MXL 'f1Lf'l"O 1 ,A ' f 'H' " , v 3, ' If pf' . hx ,iv Lp,YfiHi-AA A fit: C5c,..xs?'? J, ,lm ,1 Acting President ..................... .' ........... ,l ............ ......................... J oAN HEFNER Secretary-Trea.s'wrer ............ .... ........... B ILL Y CANSLER Historian ........... ........... ........... B n.L Y Knvz Nmssrr f 94 5 X CLASS COLORS f ' Blue and Gold MOTTO "Evergreen" 'A xl FLOWER White Rose FRESH MAN HISTORY Glad days are here at last! We are now entering our Freshman year in High School, and characteristic of Freshmen, we were very awkward at first, especially in changing classes as we have had no experience in this line. The road before us looks long and rough but we will strive to do our best. Some of our members have already dropped out but we still have a total of sixty-one in our class. One of our iirst experiences which made us feel important was to elect class oificers, whom we think are very capable of their re- spective olfices. Our Acting Class President is Joan Heafnerg Secre- tary and Treasurer, Billy Canslerg and Historian, Billy K. Nesbit. Along with electing officers we also selected our motto and class flower and colors. "Evergreen," our motto, seems to fit us very well. Our colors are "Blue and Gold," and our Hower, "White Rose." To help us on our journey in our Freshman year we have had chosen for us very nice and capable teachers. We have Miss Frances Sherrill and Miss Frances Tabor as our home room teachers. To aid us in our other studies we have Miss Martin, Miss Miller, Miss Brookshire and Mr. DuBois. With their help we feel very confident that our Freshman year will be a great success. , BILLY K. NESBIT, Historian X. Awww !,,51,f'fV"'wr qi- CRV A ' . , f ,y,y0fEf1,ffAL'jZ!5,q,,3,11j J x f VQXIL ' fff 4- , ,L x , wig!! if-M! V be gh 7,25 M'19"M1u ff ff 1, f"',,M Z . ,A - 3 ' , FRESHMEN First Row: Donald Warren, Marlene Reavis, Mary Alice Compton, Virginia Parker, Nancy Parks, Wayne Smith, Mary Letha Troutman, Doris Blackwelder, Wilma Crouch, Jo Ann Simmons, Billy Bryant Cansler. Second Row: Madeline Collins, Louise Overcash, Joan Hefner, Frankie Henkel, Beatrice Bass, Joan Wilhelm, Joyce Turman, Evelyn Smithey. Third Row: Helen McCoy, Addie Mae Robinson, Anna Ostwalt, Mary Neill Carrigan, Joan Kerr, Audrey Loftin, Louise Pryor. Fourth Row: Nancy Stewart, Rachel Johnson, Pauline Loftin, Buddy Trout- man, Catherine Morrow, Lorene Forsyth, Sue Barkley. Fifth Row: Billy Kim Nesbit, Bobby Mills, Ralph Perry, Thomas Myers, Sheldon Murdock, Sammy Long, Bobby Edwards. Sixth Row: Miss Tabor, Bryant Wallace, Clinton Cloiiti, Miss,,Sherril1. . 'x A. ' ' K Seventh Row: James Wilson. 5 U -. N41 N5 J, ' IUIIIFUU-3 MIMO-1110 President ............... .................... E RNr.s'r SIPES Vice-President ................ ......... MA RY FRANK BROWN Secretary-Treasurer ......... ............ M ARY ALICE ALLEY Historian ....................... .................... ........................... B IL LIE CRESS SHERRILL CLASS COLORS N avy and Blue FLOWER Red Rose MOTTO "Kee 11 smiling." MIDDLER HISTGRY In the fall of nineteen hundred and forty-seven, we, a class of shy, mischievous Middlers, fared forth upon the Hi-Way of knowl- edge at Troutman High School. We, sixty-four members of the Middler Class, started off at high speed, but found several bumps along the way, such as Math. and Science, that checked our speed. With the help and encouragement of our teachers we pressed forward, soon seeing our Freshman year just ahead. There has been much to learn to adjust ourselves to the routine of High School. In order to make our first year a success, we studied hard, for we are a group that is always looking forward to better things. Looking forward to the Freshman year at good old Troutman High School, we have accomplished much. Let's all strive to live up to our motto, "Keep smiling." BILLIE CRESS SHERRILL, Historian f X 'T ...ik xuf Q ,-- .. 3 M .,,J X ,. at , ii f u ,w f'JN ff 'x v J MIDDLERS y Kneeling: Carl Whitener, Paul Beaver, Joe White, Ernest Perry, Ernest Sipes, Jim Brawley, Espy Troutman, Glenn Compton, Wilford Poole, Billy Rimmer. First Row: Dorothy York, Ruth Deaton, Mary Shoemaker, Martha Cook, Margie Morrow, Shirley Holcomb, Hazel Ayers. Second Row: Martha McLain, Wanda Crouch, Mary Alice Compton, Jo Ann Loftin, Billie Cress Sherrill, Shirley Sherrill, Maxine Wilhelm, Jean Eller, Betty Sherrill, Sarah Whitener. Third Row: Mary Frank Brown, Doris Johnson, June Putman, Norma Sue Coley, Nancy Bumgarner, Lilly Horton, Shelia Miller. Fourth Row: Bertha Anne Ballard, Norma Jean Mayberry, Shirley Eades, Mot Overcash, Peggy White, Phyllis Gryder, Nancy Westmoreland. Fifth Row: Billy Watts, Cecil Tucker, Jack Wall, Hubert Parker, Thomas Sherrill, Bobby Compton, Luther Beaver, Thomas Malboeuf. Sixth Row: Jimmy Arthurs, Billy Troutman, Gilbert Hoover, Granville Martin, Edward Miller, Ted Templeton, David Hinson. Seventh Row: Jerry Marlowe, Miss Yates, Jimmy Wise, Frank Robbins, Tommy Lail, Mrs. Wilhelm, Allen Freeze. in fa 4 E ,S 5 R5 Q iffw 5 wr Z ,iw pw A w..1'Q1g1 1 L ' ' ef, . X! S41 qu' J X1 vs' 2 Eff S 54? 3 if S .M E B X 1 1 'P' .Qi Q . ,.v" K? 4 A L ' Q . I Qs ' - Kg?-V ,g tk 'L X .. 4 Six V grdi W".i1 X x as The Automobile One of the basic needs of people is for transportation. The various races of men have developed different methods of transporting themselves and their goods from one place to another. It is almost literally true that the state of civilization of a country corresponds closely with its transportation facilities. The automobile has completely made over our business practices, social customs, and recreational activities. It has carried us into a new world. We are no longer hampered by the limitations of time and space. We are free to come and go swiftly and pleasantly. The automobile has made extensive travel possible to many people who formerly were unable to enjoy the benefits which travel gives. It has broadened their knowledge of their country and increased their acquaintance with people and customs in distant places. The automobile is not the product of any single man or group. It is the combination of a long series of experiments and developments all over the world. The present automo- bile represents 100,000 patents alone. 'I'he history of the automobile can be traced back to pre-historic times, for fundamentally it depends upon the use of the wheel, fire, and manufactured materials. When the automobile was first introduced about 1890, it was laughed at. The people were skeptical of its practicability. No one guessed that in years to come, it would become not merely a luxury, but a necessity for the average family in the United States and Canada. It was Henry Ford who popularized the automobile, and who showed the world the tlrst striking example of mass production. The Detroit manufacturer made his first "flivver" in 1903, and about twenty years later he had turned out fifteen million of them. A great demand for more and better types of cars lead many manufacturers into the automotive industry. Now more than seventy-two manufacturers are producing automobiles of many different types, both for home trade as well as export. And here it may be added that Australia is one of the largest purchasers of American made cars. We may choose a car from many different kinds, some of which are Packards, Buicks, Hupmobiles, Chevro- lets, Pierce-Arrows, Hudsons, Dodges, Plymouths, Fords, Auburns, Chryslers, Oldsmobiles, Cadillacs, Studebakers, Nashes, Pontiacs, DeSotos, Terraplanes, Lincolns, and a host of others, produced in immense quantities. if 4 , ...., . Q:-.g:5.,.. . .rf 5- . 3. 'S+ im X - ,I Q 'u tax fi' wr J' Hn, is . W S? . W . me wr be wg an xg Rf, .. IV :mn E., 2 gli ml :K 352' -1 WN W , 0 me . . ggi kg my f:,::.'2,:'-:Z 'f x fm .. ME' t ,W . W me b 1554 'W 'M , 5 H, -gym, X QQ QM- W 1 E A bf L S'..,,,,fz?N' M . MH- if - M... .. my Q .... ' Ny 2 W "gif?,Q K , by v, F3064 , mf M 'mr 'f ,N . -54 Q M .. ., f N My gf ir ... . .,., 'V h fix 4, in ' X55 1 --,. . . Y . , 3f??, , giw? fy J.: X 3.5 1.- A - .nf - .... ' V W J H.. ---.: z .... . 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Third Row: Peggy Owen, Miss Brookshire, Maxine Ostwalt. 2 V xff vii, M. :W ,E 4:1 'fs W M2 .. , W I Sf , ,am K Q Q 2 if wg 3 N ' :lg ws., fy ig QV Q-1. , im is gm ' hx A K ww f Qs W ww g as ,Aw - ww Q . 983. ,351 it gg A WM Q W 4 411 wgm- ww v aww, . f-MNA Sak x My X Q-S -2 ' my ' QM- N 4 X Q by 1- ig ws?-K ,, ,wg ,F 164 we KJ SWF I I lb ., .M f . ,- -,,.- . W x ' Q ,f AQ: ' ' ii:-1'iA.22.1f:.-'.:. fl 55' .f N -5:- . 'X , , .M .-,ff . , ' , Sf E 1 Q . is QQ K , . T .1 'K A , , ..... 5 3 M E .si WWW 3 V, 'wg 3 35 2 Q W .XL TX ' . - fs . iff? K -. if ,Q X W2 as iff' ' Rf: fi as H Q ,M its l' M! My V L :ii 5 35 1 . YY? W ' N 1, dm " 5 wg uw V 4 5.4 ke s . 5 is if ,gi 5 , , es, QQ -' "" i r.: J xg' Lx 2, I A A WA 'ff ,:X gm g pf, :N -ff myw Q35 qgxmfg fm A 4 .N f f. ,. 5 4 ,. S H KA Il-- : . . .. wk- QF" V 5 Nw U g Q ve Q X 'BE 1. Ns .M gp Q, .AA .x 9, W V' as Kris ww 59 as AQ 3 12' w a 5 ig' WM? 3? 'gfz Q1 awk aww High . . A n ' is Q- V Ny .Vt fx arf' xv , . 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This form of aircraft may be generally described as a heavier-form-than-air mechan- ically propelled device, having fixed wings which support it in the air. The iirst recorded concept of dying in heavier-form-than-air craft is found in Greek Mythology in the story of Dadol and his son Tcarus who succeeded in propelling themselves through the air by means of wings sewed to the body with wax. Controlled from the ground by cords, then the glider in 1901. An airplane's wings and some of its other surfaces act much like the face of a kite. The airplane rushes forward, the air presses on its liner urfaces and holds it up. In other action even more powerful helps hold up the airplane: especially the wings. A Stratatinu flies at a high altitude to avoid rough weather, storms and fogs. The new type of streamlined airplane is the world's largest dying boat. The United States Navy's new six-ton heavy engined patrol bomber is capable of going to Europe and back nonstop. 1, VH' 1-5 .Q iff... 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Also to our friends, Mr. Van Ammon for his patience in making the pictures, and to Mr. Roberts for his help and assistance, we want to say Thank You! ff I - 1 , MTHEFII-WAY ' ' C 'ta 1. A 6 K A -V .' J 'A I i 1 at 1 n M-if wif , 7 5 as r . C44 1 if b"i'L" ' "-773.43 M, 1- "flu-txol wifi-"kf,,.a'x. 'fa' I, VS 'I "' fr 'T' ll' in e s m i ss, iw an - at in , r, af .. ff? rf fi W" M P A Z f:Zl'l"" 'l ' n u iagtmmwa-'lL. 'J' 0 ' FCRA. "H-'s5't'1QqjiSL:l?f5a!A I M' I J -L ll!! , ' k . ,, - A I 4 , g e , ,,, n , Wg., nnsa ff, 77791 Ley.. g0,,,7vfVu!.JJS7! 17671 I wwe 77012-f71w7.JHZ fl U- lx A xx! A Ii 'gl .: lfthrgri-Hg,-Q! 4: ' E341 'zfl Ti -, ' '.. K- I xr V. I V bl in Y . ' Uc fML4,,, up ,A zfff ,- 3 if , K' H A I . i as r, n f . ,f .X 'nr Via 59' v f'fm1if 2 flfZ'rfef-6-12 ff ,. ,. . --'G'-11'u col--'U f"" fl J i i' 'L' 'i i I ' 1 ' -I f S0 LQ.. .rv' it P 4 X K um- ,V M I L ln p U, 1 'Q f .,v- v-., A 1:l4.X.-.,,h,.R. Lin, Lu, L.. -I ci L1 ,L Iii- lid I 'MLK-" 'i' 5-J' 'f K 'X 'I'-V' i M , y I li 'fr ., . ACOMPLIMENTS OF JOHNSON'S FURNITURE CO. and JOHNSON'S, INC. STATESVILLE, N. C. SH ERRILL-WHITE SHOE COMPANY INCORPORATED Dealers in the Best of SHOES AND GENTS' FURNISHINGS Telephone 83 102 W. Broad S STATESVILLE, N. C. RADIO COMPLIMENTS OF REFRIGERATION SERVICE RED PIG BARBEQUE cmplefe Service On RADIOS - REFRIGERATION - WASHERS 505 South Center Street STATESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA HICKORY HIGHWAY HARTZ MACHINE SHOP ALL KINDS OF REPAIR WORK WE BUY AND SELL NEW AND USED BOILERS ELECTRIC AND ACETYLENE WELDING 119 Oakland Avenue Day Phone 199 Night Phone 1163-R STATESVILLE, N. C. Best Wishes from THAD WILKINS TO THE SENIORS OF TROUTMAN HIGH SCHOOL t SAM PLE-WINTERS COMPANY AGRICULTURE IMPLEMEN TS West Front Street Phone 1173 STATESVILLE, N. C. ROGERS-WINTERS HARDWARE CO. O Phone 1220-J West Front Street STATESVILLE, N. C. JENKINS STATESVILLE DRY CLEANERS ROOFING 8: HEATING CLEANING - PRESSING P ALTERATIONS 1031 West Front Street Phone 1153-J STATESVILLE, N. C. ROOFING - HEATING SHEET METAL WORK Telephone 828 325 Mayo Street STATESVILLE, N. C. Spainhours "The Store of Quality" Fashions" IHHIII Statesville, N. C. HARMON'S FOOD STORE MEATS - GROCERIES - FEEDS 1005 West Front Street Telephone 274 STATESVILLE, N. C. COMPLIMENTS OF Iredell Implement Company ' Phone 393 South Meeting Statesville, N. C. BILTMORE DAIRY FARMS O Phone 1072 STATESVILLE. N. C. "supreme in Quality since 1897" Morrison-Lael Fixture Corporation Designers and Manufacturers of Fixtures for Banks, Stores, Offices, and Educational Institutions Counters Wall Cases Show Cases Booths Phone 1214-W-Box 145 Statesville. N. C. J. M. Ostwalt 86 Sons Manufacturers of FLOUR AND FEED Burl-Ground Meal and Graham Flour PHONE 2131 TROUTMAN, N. C COMPLIMENTS OF BROWN FURNITURE COMPANY TROUTMAN. NORTH CAROLINA COMPLIMENTS OF Wagner Hardware and Furniture Company if Troutmcm. North Carolina COMPLIMENTS OF TROUTMAN CHAIR COMPANY O TROUTMAN, NORTH CAROLINA COMPLIMENTS OF TROUTMAN SHIRT COMPANY if TROUTMAN, NORTH CAROLI.NA Sherrill Lumber Company Our good Lumber is Cheap Our cheap Lumber is Good Phone 43 STATESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA Exclusive Distributor for Bird Roofing Watts and White Machinery Company Telephone 806 SALES SERVICE A Full Line of Farm Machinery DeLAVAL MILKERS AND DAIRY SUPPLIES STATESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA Comfort, Pleasure and Profit When You Farm with Case MYERS 0IL COMPANY Distributors TIRES - BATTERIES - KEROSENE - FUEL OIL ACCESSORIES Phone S 10 SALISBURY RoAD STATESVILLE, N. C. BELK'S DEPARTMENT STORE South Center Street 'iff "The Soutlfs Leading Distributor of Reliable Merchandise" ik' STATESVILLE. NORTH CAROLINA Compliments of Statesville Motor Coach Company, Inc and GMC Truck and Parts Dealer Serving Troutman with Six Round Trips Daily STATESVILLE, N. C. HARTLINE'S SERVICE STATION GAS - OIL GROCERIES DRINKS - SANDWICHES Phone 2143 TROUTMAN, N. C. CAROLINA MOTOR COMPANY FORD DEALER SINCE 1912 O Telephone: Parts-67 Office-170 STATESVILLE, N. C. Compliments of 'k EFIRDIS CRAlG'S LUNCH DEPARTMENT Goon COFFEE AND SANDWICHES TROUTMAN, N. C. STATESVILLE, N. C. ,, I O I'IEFNER'S CAFE "A Good Place to Eat" STATESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA J. F. DUNCAN HEATING AND PLUMBING SHEET METAL WORK STATESVILLE, N. c. O Deluxe Ice Cream "Our Best Wishes to the Students of Troutman High School, not only while in High School but also in your further studies, or vocation in life.', MOORESVILLE ICE CREAM COMPANY, Inc. MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA I I I Daily Capacity 1200 Barrels - 400 Barrels Mixed Feeds STATESVILLE FLOUR MILLS COMPANY STATESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA TURNER MANUFACTURING COMPANY Phone 6 9 2 STATESVILLE, N. C. AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY O Phone 2161 TROUTMAN, N. C. HOLLAND COAL COMPANY Dealers in COAL - FUEL OIL - SAND -- STONE - SLAG - LIME Phones: Office: 315 Residence: STATESVILLE, N. C. 7 MAYTAG WASHERS AND IRONERS Good Luck! ADMIRAL DUAL-TEMP TROUTMAN REFRIGERATORS T I L E "And rem.embe'r only Admiral can c buzld a Dual-Temp. DIAMOND HILL COAL CO. 0 Phone 580 P. O. BOX 249 STATESVILLE TROUTMAN1 N- C- McNEER DILLON COMPANY NORTH CAROLINA FURNITURE Manufacturers of DRESS SHIRTS COMPANY 'A' 'k P. McNeer Dillon, Owner STATESVILLE, N. C. STATESVILLE, N. C. Compliments of AUNT SALLY'S BREAD AND CAKE O STATESVILLE, N. C. Compliments of WATTS 8a TRAVIS MOTOR COMPANY NASH DEALER it East Front Street STATESVILLE, N. C. Hllllll R. S. BARKLEY, Inc. 235 East Front Street STATESVILLE, N. C. FRIGIDAIRE APPLIANCES PLUMBING - HEATING HIIHII FOX INSURANCE AGENCY SOUND INSURANCE Fire, Automobile, Hospitalization, Working Compensation, and Accident Insurance 0 107M2 W. Broad St. Phone 6 STATESVILLE, N. C. Compliments of BOGGS ' MOTOR COMPANY o 305 West Front Street STATESVILLE, N. C. WALLACE JEWELERS 216 West Broad Street Phone 1240-W STATESVILLE, N. C. Statesville's Finest Jewelry Store 7 MILLS ELECTRIC HALE-KALE COMPANY GROCERY STORE Electrical Contractor Dealer For Economy Sake O S 112 Court Street Phone 178 TROUTMAN, N. c. sTA'rEsvu.LE, N. c. Phone 2501 SHERRILL STATESVILLE MACHINE SHOP MANUFACTURING COMPANY Manufacfufefs of sTA'rEsv1LLE, NORTH CAROLINA WOOD WORKING MACHINERY NHLLWORK BUILDING TROUTMAN, N. c. Phone 5 6 60 Compliments of STATESVILLE CHAIR COMPANY STATESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA THOMAS 8: HOWARD COMPANY Wholesale Groceries STATESVILLE, N. C. Phone 4 Compliments of SOSSAMON STRATFQRDVS FURNITURE CO. "Everything for Your Home" Next to Merchants and Farmers Bank 0 Q STATESVILLE BLACK MOUNTAIN Phone 474 BRYSON CITY ALBEMARLE STATESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA FRANKLIN SYLVA "Famous For Fashion" 220 West Broad Street STATESVILLE, N. C. RIMMER'S, Inc. WESTINGHOUSE HOME APPLIANCES SPORTING GOODS S Phone 980 STATESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA Compliments of M ERCHANT'S 8: FARM ER'S BANK STATESVILLE, N. C. 9 Complete Music Department and Radios Musical Instruments and Appliances Stoves and Ranges, Heaters and Rugs Linoleum - Refrigerators BUNCH FURNITURE INCORPORATED Member Federal Deposit Insurance West Broad Street Telephone 400 Corporation Statesville's Oldest Furniture Store 0 Remember! You Are Always Welcome Z? FRALEY'S "Famous for Fine Foods" 9 Compliments of DIAMONDS WATCHES JEWELRY lu.u.I.COI1ClI'CI,IIIZ "Famous for Fine Diamonds" if STATESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA IIIIIIII J. J. NEWBERRY'S 5-10 86 25 Cent Store STATESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA RAY LASS D EPA RTM ENT "Gaining and 'retaining will by d STATESVILLE, N. le. I .0 Compliments of MODERN ELECTRIC CQMPANY STATESVILLE 5 MONITOR HOME APPLIANCES cocA'coI'A ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING BUTT'-ING COMPANY Statesville, N. C. O RADIOS-REFRIGERATORS-WASHERS 0 STATESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA Compliments of M RAMSEYvs CHAIR COMPANY D E PA RT M E NT Manufacturers STATESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA 0 Furniture - Woven and Slat Seat Chairs Porch Rockers - School Furniture STATESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA Child Sets EMPIRE o KNII IING MILLS conPonA'rloN Compliments of I IREDELL F. C. X. . il? STATESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA STATESVILLE, N. C. O .Compliments of COMPTON'S SERVICE STATION 0 TROUTMAN, N. C. Compliments of FRED TALBERT'S WATCH REPAIR SERVICE Q 'rRou'rMAN, N. c. S DAY 8: NIGHT Compliments of SERVICE STATION TROUTMAN CLOTHING STORE TROUTMAN, N. C. Q S TROUTMAN, N. C. Compliments of NEIL'S GROCERY STORE ii? TROUTMAN N c Compliments of M. M. MANESS FLOOR SURFACING AND FINISHING ii TRou'rM AN, N. c. Compliments of CAM PBELL'S CLEANERS TROUTMAN, N. C. Phone 2881 Compliments of NEIL'S ESSO SERVICE STATION G Phone 2951 TROUTMAN, N. C. TROUTMAN'S CAFE "A good place to meet friends and dine." S 116 East Broad Street STATESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA Compliments of WESTERN AUTO SUPPLY and LA FAYE BEAUTY SALON S 120 East Broad Street STATESVILLE, N. C. Curtis Freeze: Do you see that big fellow playing guard? In a very short time he is going to be our best man. Anna Morgan: Oh! This is so sud- den!!! 'kin' Mafielda Smith: This book will do half your work. Alvin Perry: Gimme two, quick. iii' Doctor: Take this pill in a glass of water. Paul Honeycutt: Aw, you know I can't get in a glass of water. 'k'k'k Joe Blanton: Wanna ily? Jimmy Hartlinez Oh, I'd love it. Joe Blanton: Just a minute and I'11 catch you one. Martha Loftin: Are flies flies be- cause they fly? Betty Orren: I suppose so. Martha Loftin: Are fleas fleas be- cause they flea? Betty Orren: Sure, what of it? Martha Loftin: I told Mr. Litaker bees are bees because they be, and he kept me after school. 'kti' Mr. Smith: Yes, you can ask a question, but make it short. Sonny Smith: Well, when a doctor gets sick and another doctor doctors him, does the doctor doing the doc- toring have to doctor the doctor the way the doctor being doctored wants to be doctored or does the doctor doing the doctoring of the doctor doctor as he wants to doctor? 0 A. L. SIMS 8: SON GAS - ou. - KEROSENE Bowl Your Cares Away at the TROUTMAN RECREATION CENTER GROCERIES Phone 2783 SKATIN G AND BOWLING TROUTMAN, N. C 0 TROUTMAN N C Q TROUTMAN GROCERY STORE w. K. su'rl-:En and MERCANTILE CO. PHILCO SALES AND SERVICE TROUTMAN, N. c. ii? "We have it, we'll get it, crr it's not in town." TROUTMAN, N. C. B. C. OSTWALT NORWALK CONCRETE BURIAL VAULTS Guaranteed Airtight and Waterproof STEAM CURED BUILDING BLOCKS All Sizes - Free Estimates BLACKSMITHING Horseshoeing - All Types Farm Equipment Repair ELECTRIC WELDING PHONE 2674 TROUTMAN, NORTH CAROLINA ALL PHOTOS IN THIS BOOK WERE MADE BY AMMON STUDIOS East Broad Street STATESVILLE, N. c. o Parents . . . 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