Union Kempsville High School - Tiger Yearbook (Virginia Beach, VA)
- Class of 1940
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THE STUDENTS OF KEMPSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Kempsville Hiqh School
The history of Kempsville High School can be traced back for a number of years,
the first school being: known as Kempsville Academy. This school was moved to several
places, until the present grrammar school was built in 1910, with a staff of three
A high school was begun, but was found unsuccessful.
The present school was built in 1924, with lVlr. T. C. Anderson as principal and a
faculty of four persons. Durimr the first year of the school, both the Student Council
and Kempsvillian were begun, and they have continued until the p1'esent time. Kemps-
ville is the only school in the county which can boast of such a record.
Also at this time the P. T. A. was started, Mr. John Wood being the first president.
Throughout the years this organization has done much to contribute to the welfare of
Throughout its history Kempsville is proud of the athletics offered. Both the girls
and boys basketball teams were started in 1924, and they have been a great credit to
the school, having won county championships many times. In 1937 football was offered
to the students of the higrh school, making the athletic program include baseball, track,
football, and basketball.
In the 16 years of its existence at its present site, the school has made great strides
in the realm of education. The curriculum is constantly being improved and enlarged,
and the faculty has grown from four to fifteen.
Tho firsf KEMHISCO stuff proscnls fhis
unnnul, ll personfll record of ll your at Kemps-
nillv, with fho hopo fhnf, in fho fzltnre, if will
lw the :nouns of recalling one of the happiest
pwriods of life. If his tho wish of the staff that
you will find in this 1'oco1'd your own Vccowl,
nnrl fhof somon'hm'o there will lm ll cornm'
that moans more fo you than to anyone else.
We the student body of Kempsville High
School are proud to dedicate this, their first
omiimil, to MISS HELEN EDDY, twlio exempli-
fies most closely the high ideal which we
strive to attain.
FRANK L. FENTRESS
Attended W i 1 1 i a m and
Mary College for two years,
North Carolina State for
three years, summer school
at University of Virginia for
one year, and University of
Columbia for two yearsg
Principal of the Court House
School for four years.
FRANK W. COX
A. B., William and Mary
Collegeg M. A., University of
Virgtiniag Principal of a High
School in Giles County for
six years 5 Principal of
Oceanna High School for
Clerk and lVI:ItrO
Miss Helen Eddy
A winning personality and an
Quiescent, punctilious, neat.
. Impressive, tolerant in his at-
titudes with a knack for coin-
ing' humorous phrases.
Correct in dress, bright in
class, fast in typing, nice to
Nimble feet, winning ways, an
ad for Esquire.
An "A" student, sincere and
confident in her many spheres.
Bright eyes glinting with
Stalwart and a rumbling
bass voice surprising you with
Meticulous, quiet, with music
a part of her.
Discriminating in her friend-
ships, amazingly far-sighted.
Athletic, enthusiastic, loyal.
Quick-witteil, regal in her
manner, and dogfinatic in her
Precise, trim efficiency, unob-
trusive in temperament.
Kaleidoscopic in her many
A good sport, a true friend
and a gentleman.
A person with a wealth of
activity and completing every
Slow drawl punctuated by un-
Easy going, animated real-
CHARLES H EFFINGTON
Splendid mathematician, con-
Pardonicg prim and at the
same time petnlant.
Debator, expressive, and n
Loquacious, a perpetual tease:
eyes that sparkle.
TH ELMA JONES
Daring, lots of fun, surpris-
A born photographer with u
spirit of great determination.
Garrulousness covering a defi-
Lenient when meritedg earn-
est in her purposes.
Realistic, pleasing, easy to
Concise, an ideal Home Eco-
Unassuming violinist and ver-
Genial and easy going with n
pleasing' tenor voice.
Straight forward and win-
An impudent giggleg a quick
wit sharpened with sarcasm.
Volatile, practicalg in short,
Tall, terrific, strong in per-
A star guard, domesticg and
feel that twinkle.
Quiet and unassumingg con-
fidence one of his possessions.
and immensely capable.
Skeptic, soft spoken, frank.
Analytical of mind, substained
An old fashioned nosegay!
Conscientious, fun loving and
Steadfast, responsible and
lligrnified, intellectual, a friend
Always ready and able to
serve with a smile.
ln the spotlight: a born lead-
er-in short, personality.
'Unceasing' ehatter, tempered
with a contagious giggle.
Glamour her keynote, amica-
ble and light hearted.
Last Will and Testament
ff -are-' of the class of 1940, weakened by four long years of mental strain, and
lx' feeling that our days at Kempsville High School are numbered, do hereby
draw up, ordain, and establish this our last will and testament, hereby 1'e-
voking all former wills made during our years of ignorance and unsophis-
FIRST: We leave to the class of 1941 all our originality and aptness of thought
feeling that it will have need of these in its trying Senior year at Kempsville High
SECOND : Irving Hughes leaves his ability to keep his feet still to Gloria Barnes
so that she won't wear out all her shoes dancing the "Frisco."
THIRD: Leon Basnight leaves his ability to manage school-day love affairs to
Elmore Lewis so that Elmore will have a chance at being "the biggest flirt" next year.
FOURTH: Harvey Nash leaves all his valuable notebooks to Barbara Makinson
so that she won't have to study so hard next year.
FIFTH: Eddie Joyner and Dorothy Cox will to John Williams and Claudia Albert-
son all the auto tracks he made going to Blackwater, so that John can go more 1'apidly
SIXTH: Rosa Gottlieb leaves to Lother Reider her reducing exercises and Frances
Peele leaves to Virginia Jordan her weight diet with the hope that Lother and Virginia
will both be Five-Pointers.
SEVENTH: Elizabeth Large leaves her giggling to the quiet and serious Ruth
EIGHTH: Harriet Large wills Katherine Eaton her athletic abilities so that
Katherine can make the team next year.
NINTH: Edward Absalom leaves his worn out ferry to Norwood Shirley hoping
he'll "cruise out" of Blackwater once in a while.
TENTH: Ruth and Jean Stillman leave their kindness and gentleness to Herbert
Brady so that he will have more patience.
ELEVENTH: Sue Whitehead bequeaths to George Fingleton her mental abilities
so that he won't study himself into a ne1'vous breakdown.
TWELFTH: Cleon Harrell wills his notebooks to Anna Hill with the hope that she
will be able to get something out of the chaos.
THIRTEENTH: Beverly Yarus leaves her filled up date books to Isaac Gottlieb
so that he can have some idea of the modern girl.
FOURTEENTH: To Elizabeth Singleton goes Mildred Green's talking in class,
hoping she will not wear out her gums.
FIFTEENTH: Shirley Wolfe bequeaths her quiet ways to Paul Large so that he
can be more easily heard than seen.
SIXTEENTH: John Barden and My1'tle Peach will their basketball abilities to
Geleene Jones and James Robishaw with the hope that our teams will be champions.
SEVENTEENTH: Louise Ives wills her experience in Blackwater mud to William
Robishaw so that he won't have so much trouble when he goes down Court House way.
EIGHTEENTH: Ed Tate leaves his nonehalance to Louise Gibney so that she can
be more at ease during her Latin translation.
NINETEENTH: Ethel Broun bequeaths her musical talent to Thorne Edmundson
so that he can become a talented musician someday.
Last Will and Testament-lContinuedl
TWENTIETH: Ruth Kreger leaves her freckle cream formula to Marie McClain,
said formula always to be prepared by the chemist, James Robishaw.
TWENTY-FIRST: Catherine Duplain wills to Ransome Herbert her blonde hair
so that he will attract the girls more than ever.
TWENTY-SECOND: William Congleton leaves his little mouth to the talkative
Frances Price so that she won't annoy the teachers.
TWENTY-THIRD: Lorraine Bugge, having faith in bashful Estelle Jones and
feeling that she will keep that faith, entrusts Levy to her care.
TWENTY-FOURTH: Leonard Longworth leaves his little shoes to Esther Brown
with the hope that she can find some use for them.
TWENTY-FIFTH: Elliott Jones leaves his ability to study to June Bodnor so
that she will do her homework at home.
TWENTY-SIXTH: Edith Bonney leaves a sermon to Doris Ives so that Doris may
take heed and have a chance at Wake Forest too.
TWENTY-SEVENTH: Florence Harrison and Margaret Mizzell leave all their
tar-heel ways to Norman May and Harold Bell so that they may better unde1'stand any
future refugees from Carolina.
TWENTY-EIGHTH: Franklin Hargrove wills to the most serious of all the
Juniors, Arnold Ewell, his worried expression and puzzled smile.
TWENTY-NINE: Sterling Montgomery leaves his unconcerned attitude to Gar-
land Smith, who seems to take his studies so seriously.
THIRTIETH: James Parron and Charles Heffington leave their talking surplus
energy to the quiet non-excitable Elizabeth Mast.
THIRTY-FIRST: Harry Bonneville wills his second-hand dancing steps to Lillian
Longworth in order that she may brush up on her jitter-bugging.
THIRTY-SECOND: Helen Ober and Margaret Griffith leave their dignity quiet
demeanor to Barbara Makinson and Irene Barrett on the condition that they use them
for the purpose of impressing upon undergraduates the supremacy of seniors.
THIRTY-THIRD: Marjorie McKown wills her knowledge acquired during her four
years in High School to Ray Barnes so he will be able to loaf while in classes.
THIRTY-FOURTH: Hazel Miller leaves her ability to sing to Theodore Waters so
that he can join an orchestra some day.
THIRTY-FIFTH : Margaret Thomson bequeaths Napoleon to Mary Bartee so that
if Mary is in the senior play next year she can be late.
THIRTY-SIXTH: Thelma Jones leaves her basketball ability to Dorothy Jane
Smith and Ruth Munden and we'll see who takes the best advantage of it.
THIRTY-SEVENTH: Rose Helfington and Hilma Horner leave their ability in
grammar to Margaret Green and Evelyn Hargrove with the hope that these two will
THIRTY-EIGHTH: Alonzo Fentress and Duman Wright leave their love for school
to Dorothy Moore and Esther Land. .
THIRTY-NINTH: We leave to the school in general our sincere thanks and appre-
ciation for the kindness and patience it has shown in putting up with all our faults and
short eomings during our four years sojourn within its walls.
Hereunto have we set our hand and seal knowing that all promises herein pro-
claimed are unalterable and indissolvable.
Signed, Josephine Paul, Testator.
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Ottficez-s Sec. A Officers Sec B
l'resi1Ienf ,A,,,,,,,,,,,, ,A,,,, AA,,,, I 1 -ene Reider I'reside11f ............,,.,,... Wllllllll Roblshaw
lrilfl'-1,l'0SI!1l'llf ,. , Norma Taylor Vice-Presideizf ...,.. ,,,,, P use Havutv
Secretory .. ,. Elizabeth Nuckols Secrefary ,, ,,,,,, . ,, living Haldv
Treasurer , ,,,, Granville Grey Trrvnsurer ,,,,. ,,,.,..l.., G oidon Oliver
Sponsor , ,,,, , , Mr. John Roberts Sponsor ,.,.,...,,,,, ..., M iss Mildred Tavloi
See-tion A: Section B:
Miss Louise Copeland
Officers Sec. A
M r. Horace Moore
Officers Sec. B
SCCVIEIU ry-Tren su rm'
Miss Elizabeth Watterson
O1i'1'c0rs Sec. C
BA RBARA-Why hello Elizabeth!
ELIZABETH-Hy Barbara, I certainly didn't expect to see you here. Now let me see, just how
long has it been since we last saw each other? A
BARBARA-My land Elizabeth, can't you remember back that long? It has only been ten years
because this is 1950 and you remember we both went to the Junior-Senior Banquet in 1940.
ELIZABETH-Oh well,fyou didn't expect me ti remember that far back did you? By the way do
you know what has become o any of the 1940 Senior class and our dear old teachers?
BARBARA-Do you remember where Rice's uied to be?
BARBARA-Well Franklin Hargrove had the idea that he would like to have his shop there, so he
cut the prices at his former store so low that he ran Rice's out of business and built his store there. The
place is practically swarming with Kempsvillians, Beverly Yarus became Mrs. Franklin Hargrove and
now they have tive beautiful children. And the other day when I was talking to Franklin in there,
Margie McKowan came up, she is Franklin's privite secretary. Cleon Harrell is a floor walker in
"The La Franklin Chic Clothes Shop." And Rose Heffington is a lingerie sales clerk. On the third
floor, where the latest styles in ladies clothes are displayed Carolina is one of the most outstanding
models, then on the second floor Ruth Kreger and C ttherine Duplain work in the beauty salon. Ruth
is a manicurist and Catherine gives permanent wa Jes, etc., while in the dry goods department Harriet
Large sells all sorts of materials.
ELIZABETH-Well no one can say that we Kempsvillians don't stick together. When I was leav-
ing San Francisco several months ago for Washington, who do you think I saw at the airport going
from one building to another? '
HARUARA-I have no idea.
ELIZABETH-Lorraine Buggee, she is now se:retary to the president of the Cross-Country Air-
lines. And then when I went down to watch them roll the plane out, since I was ahead of time, I saw
none other than Duman Wright who seems to be some sort of diesel engineer and mechanic around
there. You could have knocked me over with a feather when I walked right into Mr. Sterling Mont-
gomery himself, he is one of the senior air pilots of the line. And then our hostess, Shirley Wolfe,
puzzled me greatly by saying that my seat was to be next to that famous comedian the second Will
Rogers--the one and only William Congleton. William told me a great deal about Peggy Griffith and
Margaret Thompson. You know Peggy is one of the biggest box-office draws in Hollywood, and Mar-
garet has become quite a character actress on the stage. By the time I reached Washington I was cer-
tainly "wised up" on the activities of the 1940 Senior Class of Kempsville.
BARBARA--While you were in Washington did you see Elliott Jones, you know he is now at the
Mount Vernon Methodist Church.
ELIZABETH-Yes, I did, in fact I attended one of his sermons, it was excellent. I also saw Miss
Pollock, who is the Librarian in the Congressional Library. She told me that both Ruth and Jean Still-
man work in Washington. Ruth is a Sup1'eme Court reporter while Jean is a secretary to one of the
Senators in the Senate.
BARBARA-You remember the Carollanne farm I guess?
ELIZABETH-Why of course.
BARBARA-When I went to a horse show there Sunday I saw Frances Peele riding around, I
asked someone what she was doing and they said that she is a trainer of some of the finest breed of
horses in the country. Then all of a sudden people began saying, "There he is," "Oh I didn't expect
him to look like that," and other such exclamations and upon looking to where they pointed I saw
Mr. and Mrs. Eddy Joyner fMrs. Joyner being of course the former Miss Dorothy Coxl. Eddy
seems to be quite a celebrity now that his poems have made him one of the most outstanding Ameri-
can poets of this time.
ELIZABETH-Speaking of the married Seniors do you ever hear anything about Louise Ives and
BARBARA-Oh, Louise and Edith both married within 2 or 3 years after graduating. You can
imagine who they married.
ELIZABETH-After leaving Washington I went to Chicago and on the way to my hotel from the
airport I passed a big row of buildings and on the top was written "The Brodrick Basnight Jr. Cig-
arette Company." And I hear that Charles Heffington is a salesman for the company. I really went to
Chicago to see a professional football game as I am quite interested in football. And boy was I sur-
prised when I saw Stumpy Fentress run out on the field-the star player and he was certainly in good
form that day. That night I was doubly surprised to see Rosa Gottlieb at a well known night-club,
she is a blues singer there.
BARBARA-By the way I went to a vaudeville show last week here in Norfolk. I wanted espe-
ciallyl to siee it because Thelma Jones does a tumbling act in the show and Irving Hughes is a thin man
on t e si e.
ELIZABETH-Some show huh?
BARBARA-Yes and it turned out to be more of a show than I had expected when I happened
to glance down a few rows in front of me and saw Mrs. Eugene Sawyer, the former Miss Louise
Copeland, sitting there with four little future Home Economics gi1'ls on one side and four little boys
on the other side. On the way out I stopped her and asked her was she starting a kindergarten or
just what, but she just turned her head, smiled, and said, "No they are all mine." Also on the way out
I saw Kenneth Lassiter, he is now touring the country with the symphony orchestra as a violinist.
ELIZABETH-Speaking of music reminds me that about a month ago I went to a piano concert
in New York. I had heard that Ethel Broun was in this concert so naturally I was anxious to attend.
While at the concert I saw Sue Whitehead come in with a group of young people. It seems she is now
a teacher at some school in New York and she had brought her class to hear Ethel.
BARBARA-The teaching profession has certainly acquired quite a number of our old Kemps-
villians hasn't it?
ELIZABETH-Yes and by the way Hazel Miller has opened a private singing school in New York.
BARBARA-Harry Bonniville and Helen Ober have gone into business together. They opened a
dancing school here in Norfolk. And speaking of schools Mr. Moore is teaching at a deaf and dumb
school not far from here.
ELIZABETH--It seems as if Miss Watterson wasn't able to carry out what she said to her
Latin class once. She said that she would be at Kempsville still teaching Latin until she had to come
to class in a wheel chair. Well her plans didn't materialize for she is now a translater of Latin docu-
BARBARA-By the way you must come and see me some time soon for I've had my house entirely
redecorated. Hilma Horner who is an interior dec arator now, did it and she did an excellent job of it
too. Talking about Hilma makes me think of Mildred Green who is now with the Gregg Publishing
Company in Philadelphia. She is a shorthand demanstrator and getting along well I hear. That re-
minds me, you remember Miss Overley our commercial teacher don't you?
BARBARA-Well she is now one of the best designers in the country. You may have heard of her
for her styles are quite popular everywhere.
ELIZABETH-While I was in Philadelphia last fall attending the Army-Navy game I ran into
Leonard Longworth and Piggy Absolam. Leonard is a second class petty officer in the Navy and
Piggy is an army officer. I also saw Josephine Paul Knot Jo Paul anymorej there with her sailor as
usual. And I hear that she is very happy. In philadelphia, as I was walking down the street I saw
Edward Tate's shingle hanging out, it seems that he is quite a prominent lawyer in Philadelphia.
BARBARA-Quite a few of our 1940 Seniors haven't been mentioned yet who are working here
in Norfolk. John Barden owns a large store here and is making quite a profitable business of it.
While in Sears Kz Roebuck the other day I saw Myrtle Peach, she is a sales clerk there. Jimmy Parron
is a shipping clerk for the French-American Lines and I saw Elizabeth Large in the General Hospital
tilre other day when I went to see a friend. She finished her training and is now the head nurse up
ELIZABETH-Don't forget Harvey Nash and Mr. Fentress. When I saw Ed Tate in Philadel-
phia he told me that Harvey is an athletic director at Penn State. And when in Washington Miss
Pollock told me about Mr. Fentress, he is the Supervisor of Secondary Education in the Virginia State
BARBARA-Oh yes, Miss Eddy is a guidance counsellor at the University of Virginia. And Mr.
Roberts has become an executive for the Smith-Douglas Fertilizer Company.
ELIZABETH-And listen-when I went to the winter carnival this winter I heard everyone talk-
ing about the new ice skating champion. And who do you suppose it was?
BARBARA-Oh come, tell me, I haven't any idea of who it could be.
ELIZABETH-It was none other than Miss Mildred Taylor, and boy can she cut those figures, and
how! And she used to tell us she couldn't skate.
BARBARA-Well you can't always depend on what the teachers say.
ELIZABETH-You certainly can't.
BARBARA-Really I believe we have accounted for every Senior at the banquet that year. And
since it is getting late I had better be going. Try to come and see me some time during your travels
although I know that you don't have much time since you have become a traveling reporter for the New
York Times, but try to anyway.
ELIZA BETH-So long.
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The Student Government Association
The Student Government Association of Kempsville High School is
composed of the entire student body. It is represented by the Student
Council, which is comprised of four senior, three junior, two sophomore,
and three freshmen representatives.
I The purpose of the council is not to order, but to advise, in order that
more cooperation may be established between the members of the faculty
and the students. The Student Counci
Sue Whitehead ,,,,,,,.,,,, ,,.,.
James Robishaw . . H V1'ce-Presideiif
Cleon Harrell , ,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,, Secrefflfy
Elizabeth Mast ,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,., ,,,.. R 0 lwrfel'
Leon Basnight ..,, Senior Represe11fn,fi'1Je
Ethel Broun , Senior Represe11faf1"vc
John Williams ,,,,,, .lrmior Rep1'esem'afi1ve
Irving Hardy,,Sophomore Represe11fafi'Uc
Irene Reidei 'l.,, Sophomore Represenfnfiifc
lloris Wolfe , ,1"l'f'HlIH1!IN 13cpr0sr'nfnf1'1w
l endeavors to uphold high stand-
ards of honor and to impress the
value of individual responsibility
upon each one.
Regular meetings of the council
are held prior to home room meet-
ings and are open to all who secure
permission to attend.
All students should realize that
only through their individual ef-
forts may a worthwhile student
government system be achieved,
and they should do their utmost
for the basic organization of the
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l'upfuin ttttt tt..ttt,ttttt.t .... S t erling Montgomery
l,1'1'l1ff'1mn1' .... Harry Honnerville
l,1'vufvmn1f tvtt.. Duman Wright
This year has been very successful for the Student Patrol. The pur-
pose of our patrol is to help keep order and to cooperate with our fellow
students. The aim of our patrol has been to obey the laws of our school,
community, state, and country. This aids in the betterment of the schools
and its individuals. At the end of the year we were presented with certi-
ticates from the Tidewater Automobile Association which we are very
proud of for our outstanding work.
It was necessary at mid-term this year to revise our patrol. This was
done for the betterment of our organization. We are greatly indebted to
our new sponsor Mr. Roberts who with his capable leadership has guided
us through the year. This has been a banner year for our Student Patrol.
P1'6Side1Lt .......... ...,, .,......,., ,,,,..,. ..,.,, I1 I lliott Jones
SOC7'61ff11'y ,,,7, , , ,,..... S hirley Wolfe
S11ofNSor ......,.....eeee..e.,A,.eee.....e.eeeeeeeeeeeeee........eeee.eee....,..eee..e,eeeeee.. Miss Watterson
Although the Shutter-Snapper Club is only a few years old it has
grown rapidly until it is one of the largest and most active clubs in school.
The club is justly proud of its accomplishments. A dark room has
been furnished with up-to-date equipment. In this dark room members
are given an opportunity to learn the rudiments of amateur photography.
The aims and ideals of the cl b
. u are: to create an interest in photo-
graphy, and to provide an interesting pastime for students who are inter-
ested in photography.
Members: Edward Absolam William C
. , ongleton, Dorothy Smith, John
Borden, Granville Gray, Elmore Lewis, Alice Oliver, David Robishaw,
George Halstead, Barbara Makinson, Ethel Broun, Kenneth Broun, Irene
Barrett, George Holland, Shirley Yarus, Marie McClain, Mary Bartee,
Estelle Jones, Betty Dixon, Louise Ives, Margaret Thomson.
Page Literary Society Poe Literary Society
l'l'l'Hl'd!'llf ...,.., , Sterling Montgomery 1'r0s1'fIenf .,,...,......,.,.,,.,,,.....t. Ethel Broun
l'ic-1'-I'1'esifle11f ,,.....,. ,... J aines Robishaw l"ice-President ,.,,,,,, Elizabeth Singleton
S1'crf'fnry ,,,,, . Doris Ives Svr'refrzry ..., ,,,, ,,.... M i ldred Hurforrl
He'porf4'r lizitlierinn- lCaton 13z'pnr1er , Norma Taylor
The Literary Societies have held their meetings regularly this year
with Ethel Broun, president of the Poe Society, and Sterling Montgomery,
president of the Page Society, presiding alternately.
We feel sure that each student has done his best to make his parti-
cular society the winner for the year. The programs have been highly
successful although there is room for improvement. They have been very
enjoyable and interesting.
We sincerely hope that next year the societies will be as successful as
they have been this year.
Our appreciation is extended to the two faculty advisers, Miss Pollock
of the Page Society and Miss Copeland of the Poe Society.
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First Page Editor .......
Associate Editor .. ,,,
Editorial Page Editor ....,. ,,,,,,,,
Associate Editor .......
Sport Page Editor .......
Associate Editor .... .
Back Page Editor .... .
Associate Editor ...,. .
News Editor ........ .
Exchange Editor ,.,. .
.. Cleon Harrell
. Ruth Stillman
. Edith Bonney
to Rose Gottlieb
Art Editor ,ttt,.....,,. or ,,,,,,,, Beverley Yarns
Staff Photographer ...........,......,....................i,ti..,t.............i.iitt...... Elliott Jones
Reporters ,.,, Dorothy Moore, Barbara Makinson, Gordon Oliver, Anna Hill,
Irene Barrett, Jean Stillman
1!us1'm'.ss illurmyrr ,c i c Y . ., s.As Sterling Nlontgomery
Assislufif .llurfrfyw c c Margaret Thomson
x'lflI'1'l'fI.S1'Il!l illrlnuyvr A ssYs,s, Leon Basnight
f'1'l'l'HIllf1.0II illmzrfyyw' ,i ss,s. Evelyn Hargrove
Assisffrnf illurzugm' i , ss,, . sssss. Ruth Stillman
The Ifl'HljlNl'I'Hl'fllI is the monthly paper publishcd by the students un-
der the supervision of Miss Iilnora Overley, faculty adviser.
It is the purpose of the staff to present a true picture of all phases of
our varied school life condensed into four printed pages. In order to do
this, there are many feature articles as well as the conventional news
stories. The sports page contains descriptive Writeups of all athletics at
Kempsville. Another purpose of the paper is to give the students an op-
portunity to express their opinions.
The Iff'lHjIS1'1'll1-llll is very fully and effectively illustrated, which adds
immensely to the attractiveness of its make-up.
The staff members are elected by the senior members of the out-going
P?'6SiClG7Lt .,...,,..... ..... .,.............,.,...,...,. ....4 .. B e verley Yarus
Vice-P1"esidew,t ...... ...... E dward Absalom
Secretary ........ ....... R osa Gottlieb
Trcctsurm' ....,..,,,,......,...4,... .,,,,....w ,. .4 V ,,, w, ,w ,. w,.V ,, , A ... Eddie Joyner
The year of 1939-40 has been an unusually busy one for the Dramatic
Club. Try-outs were held early in October, and sixteen new members were
The Dramatic Club chose as their two one-act plays or Scholar
Sketches, "Red Carnations" and "The Ghostly Passenger." "Red Carna-
tions," a dainty little satire, was written by Glenn Hughes with wit,
humor, and distinction. "The Ghostly Passenger" by Mellard Crosby was
a mystery comedy in which ghosts prowled, burglars wandered in and out,
and romance began to bud.
After both plays were presented in the auditorium, "Red Carnations"
was chosen to go to Norview.
1'l'l'NI'fll'lIf , eeeooe ........ J ames Robishaw
Vl'C'l'-l,l'I'SI'IIl'IIf v ,,,, Y , ,, , , , S tirling Montgomery
Secwfrlry and Tl'l'tlSlH'l'I' Y , , , Y ,.,, , .......,. S h irley Wolfe
Asst. M anafrer '40
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1'rcfsifIcnt ..... ..,,. ,,.... ,.,.,A., , .... I ' I lizabeth Mast
Secretary ...A ..A.. C atherine Duplain
Iicportw' ...... ......., I rene Reider
The Glee Club has spent many happy hours entertaining not only the
school but outside audiences as well.
The membership has nearly doubled that of last year. Miss Smith,
the new sponsor, is able to lead the club far in the musical world.
The Glee Club had the honor of being asked to sing Christmas carols
at the Tidewater Memorial Hospital, and the members looked quite pic-
turesque in their white vestment at such an appropriate time of the year.
Gay was the atmosphere as the Glee Club prepared for Commence-
ment. After practicing twice a week, they gave the seniors a harmonious
John llenry llarrlx'
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Mr. Felix Hardin
Miss Lucille Smith
The Orchestra can boast greater activity than any other club in the
school. It has provided many entertaining programs this year, under the
able direction and sponsorship of Mr. Felix Hardin and Miss Lucille Smith.
The progress which the organization has made this past year has been
noted throughout the country as a fine piece of work.
Following the concert given on April 10th-the orchestra entered the
State Competitive Music Festival at Richmond, April 19th.
A successful season will be brought to a close when the orchestra par-
ticipates in the forth-coming commencement exercises.
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l'rws1'rlmlf l it it ,l llll Gary Griffith
VIUFI'-I,Vl'SI-flfllf ee , ,, ,l Norma Taylor
S!'f'Vl'ffIl'jl and 7'rwusnr1'r , , ,l Mildred Burford
Ikwgurrlf-r e e rrrr e e Julia Kovach
Anne- Jackson Kitty Ifishc-r
Isabelle Jvndrick Dorothy Druniniond
Most-s Gottlieb lilizabm-th Singleton
The newly formed Library Club of Kempsville High School was or-
ganized on December 21, 1939 for the purpose of making the students more
Th iffy-I"ou r
Home Economics is one course which is needed by every school and
which adds much to its vocational opportunities.
In Home Economics a girl learns to cook, sew, work on hobbies, and
to get along better with others thus giving her the much valued experience
which she will undoubtedly need in later years.
Individuals and as a group, everyone needs to see that the happiness
and welfare of each person in the family.
When a girl takes Home Economics she realizes this need and works
and studies in order to better understand these needs. The social life of
each individual is carefully analyzed and studied for each Home Economics
girl is interested in others and how to better both social and economic con-
The Home Economics course does not include just the work done at
school, for each girl also has several home projects which she works on
during her spare time.
Home Economics is a highly educational subject thus giving forth
very instructive and useful knowledge to all who take up this course.
l'I'cSidcl1t .A,..,., ,, ,,,7Y, ..,,,,,.,AA,,, ,v, 7AA,. G 0 r don Oliver
Vice-President . ... J ohn Creekmore
Secretary ,.,,.......,..,..,......,...,. AA..,. ...,,...AA,... ... A l ice Oliver
Pledge: "I pledge my head to cleaner thinking
My heart to greater loyalty
My hands to larger service
And my health to better living for my club, my community and my country."
Motto: "To make the best better."
The 4- HClub members are a wide awake group of boys and girls who are keenly
interested in the opportunities offered by rural life. Determined to live up to their
pledge they participate in a variety of activities which tend to promote growth of mind,
body and soul. Thev learn to cooperate and share in work and play.
Regular monthly meetings are held under the direction of the Sponsor and Mr.
Ozlin, County Agent to whose untiring efforts much of the success of the club is due.
At each meeting topics of interest are discussed, members report on their individual
projects and programs are enjoyed. Some of the Projects carried are: home beauti-
fication, crops, poultry, live stock and small fruits.
A friendly spirit of rivalry exists between the clubs of the county and each 4-H
Club year is closed with an Achievement Day. At this time the various activities are
judged and many p1'izes are awarded for individual as well as group work.
Members also send exhibits to the State Fair at Richmond and valuable prizes are
won. To many of the boys and girls the trip to the 4-H Day at the Fair was a never
to be forgotten occasion. Sixty-five Princess Anne 4-H members boarded a N. and S.
Bus at 6 A. M. and returned late that night having received valuable instruction from
the poultry, livestock, vegetable and other exhibits. The midway provided fun for all.
One of thc high spots of 4-H work is the annual State Short Course at V. P. I.
Here boys and girls from every section of Virginia gather for a week of interesting
study and play.
Closer home is the District Camp at Jamestown. Here too, work is mingled with
play in a week of grand camp life.
Thus with a mixture of study, work and play. Club members strive ever to "make
the best better."
Future Farmers of America
1're'sifIe'nf .... ,, ....... Irving: Hughes l'icfe-l'resifle'nf ,, ,.,.,.,. Hniy BOllYl6Vllll
7'rvusnre'r Norwood Shirley Secrefary ,,,, GOI don Oliver
li'vporn'r ,, , Stuart Ives Wrifclz Dog ,,,,,,,,,,,...,. Richfud Mxttox
Advisc-r,, ,,,A ...,,,,. l . G. Roberts, Jr.
.I ohn Baum
Agriculture has been taught at Kempsville for more than sixteen
years. The Kempsville F. F. A. chapter received its charter from the State
Association in 1935. This organization affords an excellent opportumtv
for the training of leaders, and for doing things in an organived wiy
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Editor ,... . ,,,, . Edward Absalom Activities Editor , .lean Stillman
Associate Erlifor , Evelyn Hargrove Sports Erlitm' , , , Irene lim-ider
I,iff'rnry Hdifm' ,... Cleon Harrell Business Mgr. . , Sterling lllontgomery
Art lu'difor .. ,, ,, ., .,,..... Peg Griffith Assf. liusfness Jlgr. , Irving llnrdy
lfrlifor of ldmfoyrnplly Elliott. Jones Sponsor Miss lfllnora Overley
School days come to an end and many old friends drift away to take
their places in the world, but memories always linger. Often, photographs
of friends help one to recall happy hours and unforgetable incidents, some
serious, some amusing.
We, the staff of the "Kemhisco" for the year Nineteen Hundred and
Thirty-nine and Forty, have conscientiously endeavored to portray the
activities at Kempsville High School. The result is an annual which we
hope every Kempsvillian will cherish forever. There is nothing to equal
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"Pig" Absalom .,............ ...,..... L eft End
"Monk" Montgomery Right Guard
"Tour" Reider ...,..,. ....... ....
Ranny" Herbert ....,. ....
. Left Tackle
. Left Guard
Louis Johnson .,....,. ,......... C enter
"Eddie" Joyner ......... .,............... C enter
"Stumpy" Fentress ...,........ Right Tackle
"Droop" May ...,,..,... Right End
"Ace" Nash ..........., ...,.. F ullback
"Termite" Brady ....... ..,....... F ullback
"Tiny" Robishaw .,.... ...... Q uarterback
"Jimmy" Parron ,...., Quarterback
"Billy" Caton .i.... .... L eft End
"Bill" Robishaw ...., ....,, R ight End
"Dopey" Wilson ...,.
Page Haverty .,...
Ernest Minor ....,,,.,
"Screech" Parron ,.
"Billy Duplain .........,.
"Grandpa" Webb ,...... ....,
"C. F." Bates ....,.. ,.
"Doc" Hardy ...., ,.
Ray Barnes ...i,.
Coach "Mickey" Moore
Portlock ........ 0 0
Deep Creek ..... 13 0
Holy Trinity ...... 7 27
Great Bridge ......
, .... Halfback
Dick" Albertson ...... ..,., L eft Guard
.. Right End
,. Right End
Boy's Basketball Team
.lohn Williams, 1.5 Irving Hughes, Q llavid Robishaw, 5.5
Gordon Oliver, gg' William Robishaw, 51 Joe Barrett, 1'
lidward Absalom, 1' Irving' Hardy, gr lVlelvin Hughes, 1'
Frank Hargrove, c Arnold Ewell, c
Harry Bonneville, Mgr.
Harris C. Moore, Coach
lfldward Joyner, Trainer
Girl's Basketball Team
Geleene Jones, 1' lVlareraret Gritfith, 1' Dorothy Roseberry, 1' Shirley Yarus, 1'
Shirley Wolfe, 1' Elizabeth Mast, 1' Vivien Jones, 1' Mildred liurford, 1'
Claudia Albertson, 1' Irene Rieder, 1' Kitty Crowling, 1' Esther Brown, gg
Katherine Eaton, gt Gary Griifith, gg' Doris Wolfe, 3.5 Helen Eddy, Coach
llelen Ulmer, gy Dorothy Smith, Q' Alice Oliver, gr Sue Whitehead, Mgr.
Thelma Jones, gr Oneida Kilmon, ,fr Ann Mattox, 3: Ruth Stillman, Asst. llrlgl
Cleon Harrell, Manager
Harris C. Moore, Coach
Ping Pong Cllampinns BHdlIli7lf07I Champifms
Kitty Crowlingf Geleene Jones
John VVillian1s Irving Hardy
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Fuel, Feed and
217 Seventeenth St.
Virginia Beach, Va.
Phone Va. Beach 534 Night Phone 431
All Work Guaranteed
W. R. MAY
Jarvis Bldg. Virginia Beach, Va.
Coinplim ents of
Theatre Bldg. Virginia Beach, Va.
Health Center Roller Rink
Open Every Afternoon and Night
9th and Granby Sts.
A. L. BAXTER 81 CO.
Dr. A. Bartley 8: Sons
Jewelers and Optometrists
R. M. GREGORY
146 Glfanby St, 237 Chu,-ch St, 208 21st St. Phone 4, Virginia Beach
F. G. HAMPTON
Poultry, Eggs and Smoked Meats C0m7'lZme"LtS of
:no Market st. Phone 43858 T. M. BELLAMY
Norfolk Savings 8: Loan Corp.
200 E. Plume St. Norfolk, Va.
Peebles 8: Simpson Motor
Gasoline, Oils and Accessories
Washing, Polishing, Greasing
State Farm Mutual
Automobile Insurance Co.
Floyd T. Deary, Agent
Phone 96-J Virginia Beach
Traylor Optical Co.
115 College Place Norfolk, Va.
Frank S. Weisel Company
The Original Cash and Carry Wholesale
Candy Company of Norfolk
116 Bank St. Norfolk, Va.
Annc Lee Beauty Shoppe
Almae Dowdy and Peggy Connor
3415 Fairview Bldg. Norfolk, Va
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lll ,ioyed the privilege of serving the stu-
dents of Kempsville Hig'h School ....
first in their undergraduate days, and
later, as they found their place in the
business life of our community.
LJ Today, as always, The Hub offers the
students line apparel, correct in style,
yet priced within his budget.
The Slore for Men and Hays
rx For C ir .'
gndm Civil Service
tl ' il Bookkeeping
R V' Filing
Selden Arcade Phone 41287 Norfolk, Virginia
of liusiness Al1IIll7llSfI'!IfIlPIl
Offers Couzprelimlsiiie Courses in
Higher Accountancy KC. P. AJ
Law fVirginia Barb
Chartered to Confer Degrees
Granby at Brooke Phone 272545
1 BUS CORPORATION
CIIARTERED HUSES TO ANY
rl: POINT AT ANY TIME
gl Klnq Floral Co.
in Virginia Beach Blvd.
ill' I"Io1vcrs for all Occasions
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Premium qualify-now at the
price of "regular"
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Colonial Oil Co., Inc.
P. O. Lynnhaven, Va.
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Fastest growinyf, most nzfoclwwly equipped business school in Norfolk
Come in and see this model
Phone 41544 Suite 346 Monticello Arcade
E Unequulcd Employmenit Service
Ralph and Raymond Ricks
P Phone 23227 Fairmount Cleaners
Phone 21511 Instant Service
429 W. Olney Road Compliments of
Norfolk' Vilma Graham Funeral
LJ Conzplimenfs of I
Dr. Ezera Storm
BEDDING PRODUCTS Co.. Inc.
Compliments of ANNUALS
El 246 Roush St. Norfolk, Va.
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Complmzents of TERMITES
. TERMINIX COMPANY
Brsese and Console OF NORFOLK
1609 Colley Ave. Phone 27197
Beryl W. Summitt
Ewell 61 Williamson Funeral Home
55u ..SF5 .51 ,RFSESEE
H. L. Smith, Jr.
and Alla R. Smith
Real Estate, Rentals and Insurance
1603 Atlantic Ave., near 17th St.
Virginia Beach, Va.
Extra -A Delicious
Strength iii, Flavor
no III. 5
JOHN C. WOOD
Sykes Funeral Home
1124 East Berkley Ave. Berkley, Va.
H. D. Oliver
1501 Colonial Ave.
Barry. Parks 6. Son.
26 Selden Arcade
Complete Farm. Insurance
At Low Rates
Complinvents of Complrments of
Dr. Pepper Salesman
Compliments of Bond Bread
Between frzfends, nothing Cfl7'1'l0S quite so much u'm'1nth of feeling-is
quite so personal--as the exchange of photographs. W0'tLlfl7I,,t you like a
new one ?
WELLFORD DUNFORD PHOTOGRAPHER
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