Vinson High School - Vinsonian Yearbook (Huntington, WV)
- Class of 1942
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THE IVISST IIUNTINGTONLIN
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for us thc 2ldV2lIlf2lQCS oi' an
High School Iiducution.
VVc, thc Seniors of l94l2, apprcciatc
for his loyalty to Vinson High School,
his service to thc school and the class,
and particularly for
sponsoring this volume.
FIRST ROW: Betty Midkift, Helen Wickline, Peggy Waugh, lennie Crank,
and Bonnie Ellen Hensley.
SECOND ROW: Alice Booton, Esta Smith, Maxine Malcolm, joyce Chapman,
and june Hopson.
THIRD ROW: Edna lohnston, Mary Frances Waugh, lean jackson, Betty
Hutt, and Lucille Peters.
FOURTH ROW: Mary Alice Staley, Llda Mosby, lack Davis, Betty Kaufman,
and Nellie Black.
FIFTH ROW: George W, Shirley, Bessie Steele, Charlene Frazier, julia
Thompson, and Fred Bowe.
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Commerce Music Math. English
ROY HATTEN B. D. MCQUINN LUCY CLARK GEORGE SHIRLEY
Science English Social Studies Latin
MADGE MATTHEWS OPAL HESLIP HOMER MCCOY VEDA PLYMALE
Librarian Home Ec. Coach Home EC.
CRETE WARD MAXINE STEWART BETH NICHOLS
Math. Social Studies History
EUGENE SMITH I BONNIE HENSLEY
Vrcc-Presndent Tri-HI-Y '-ll '42
H.-Y '42 Annual and Vlnsonuan Staffs
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ANNA LEE GREENE
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Cheer Leader '41
Cheer Leader '41 - 42
MARY FRANCES WAUCH
Cheer Leader '42
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Don Clark, limmie Withamg Vernard Lemons, Sergeant-at-Arms, Robert Webster, Chap-
laing jeanne Warren, Wanda Fosterg Patty Morehead, Mary Louise Hanbyg Fred Bowe,
Vice-Presidentg Betty Lo Nease, Secretary, M. O. Brumfield, Sponsorg lennie Lee Crank,
Student government in Vinson High School is the name given to three
institutions that have control ot all the activities ot the school. These
institutions have the power to make rules and regulations in all matters
of student activity not strictly academic, subject, of course, to the final
authority of the school administration.
Student government was organized in Vinson High School in i936
by lvl. O. Brumfield. lt consists of the Student Council, the Student Court,
and the Social Activities Committee.
The Student Council is the legislative department ot the Government.
Each grade of the school has two representatives who make the laws ap-
plying to the whole student body. A president is elected from either the
junior or the Senior Class of the year. l-le or she appoints a vice-president,
secretary, treasurer, chaplain, sergeant-at-arms, and corresponding secre-
The Student Council has the power to pass general regulations: to
raise money and to expend that money, to fill vacancies in the offices of
class presidents. On the whole, it has a broad grant of power to engage
in practically any activity not specifically forbidden to it by the school ad-
ministration or by the Constitution of the Student Body.
The Student Court is the judicial department of the Government.
This Court is made up of two faculty members, the principal, and two
students appointed by the Student Council. It tries cases and renders
decisions concerning all matters brought before it.
A department that has the veto power as to whether a certain activity
can be given is the Social Activities Committee. This committee is made
up of two students and one faculty member, appointed by the Student
Council. This committee must give approval to any dance, party, or other
school social function before that function can take place.
Student government has achieved a rapidly increasing success. lt
has obtained a place in the school as an honorable institution. lt is en-
gaged in a wider field of activities than formerly and all signs indicate that
its scope will widen as more years come and go.
Each year the Student Council has many activities. This year we
have tried to make an outstanding one in the history of our school. "Sadie
Hawkins' Day" was held on November 7, l94l, with a dance that night.
On October 28, l94l, we sponsored a Hallowe'en Party-in the school
Awards are given for the Council members for their services each
year. For the two year members a suitable award is given. For the one
year members a standard pin of the Student Council is awarded.
The Student Council wishes to take this opportunity of expressing
their sincere thanks to the student body and the faculty and the principal
for their splendid co-operation and help in making this a bigger and better
The Student Council, at this time, wishes to thank lennie Crank, the
President for 1941-i942 for her leadership and guidance during this school
BONNIE ELLEN HENSLEY,
Treasurer Student Council.
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JUNIOR CLASS PLAY
COMIN' THRU THE RYE
Silas Stonebraker, who runs the American House
Libby Stonebraker, his young daughter -
Harvey Keyser, in love with Libby -
Lily Turner, in love with Harvey -
jessie Weatherby, a village "relic" -
Sheriff Haskins, the law -
james Kearney, an ex-sailor - -
Mrs. Humphrey Mearson, from Denver
Rosamond Mearson, her young daughter -
Trixie Angel, who is fond of dogs -
Ronald Tanner, a suspect - - -
Rosalie Reed -
Monica Morrison -
Lora Dell Forman
STORY OF THE PLAY
In a little town named Rye, on the mid-Western plains, lives old
Silas Stonebraker and his lovely young daughter, Libby. They run the local
hotel, Several days before Christmas, the Westbound bus is stalled in a
snowdrift at the edge of town, so into the hotel come all the passengers.
Among them is a breezy ex-sailor, james Kearney. He has been "every-
where," but has never taken any girl seriously until he meets Libby. His
feelings in the matter are returned, but a local swain, Harvey Keyser, feels
that he holds prior claim upon Libby's affections, having helped financially
her father. Some of the more amusing characters are two college girls.
Trixie Angel, who has a pet dog, jesse Weatherby, who hopes to become
Mrs. Silas Stonebraker, Mrs. Humphrey Mearson and her romantic daugh-
ter, who is quite enamored of jim, causing Libby some anxious moments.
MAXI NE MALCOLM.
SENIOR CLASS OF VINSON HIGH SCHOOL
May io, 1942
CAST or CHARACTERS
Gloria and june Wade, identical twins -
Aunt Mary, their aunt - -
Martha Mason, lune's girl friend -
lerry Mitchell, Gloria's suitor -
Bob Carlson, lune's suitor - - -
Schuyler van Schuyler, New York aristocrat -
Mrs. van Schuyler, his mother -
Geraldine van Schuyler, his sister -
leeves, SchuyIer's valet -
Dora, the Wade housekeeper -
Miss Arnold, a messenger -
TIME OF PLAY-About two hours.
SETTING+The Wade living room.
lennie Lee Crank
Mary Frances Waugh
Peggy Ann Waugh
Bonnie Ellen Hensley
STAGE CREW AND PROPERTIES: Alice Booton, Fred Bowe, Charles LeMaster, and
USHERS: Anna Lee Greene, Esta Smith, Elizabeth Kauffman, and Betty Lou Raymond.
SEATING: Vetress Fillinger, Nellie Black.
DIRECTORS: M. O. Brumfield and George W. Shirley.
MAKE-UP: B. D. McQuinn.
DON'T MISS IT!
OR DID YOU MISS IT?
A Comedy in Three Acts
Written by lames C. Parker and Presented by Special Arrangement with
The National Drama Co., Memphis, Tenn.
In "Seeing Double" you will find the "unpredictable" Wades-two
girls who are identical twins yet have very contrasting personalities.
Ciloria Wade is interested in city life and brings the van Schuylers, a
group of so-callecl aristocrats, to her home.
june Wade is a detective story writer, a tact which annoys Ciloria and
You'll be greatly amused as Schuyler van Schuyler, Cloria's anemic
aristocrat, is almost driven to distraction by the antics of june, whom he
mistakes for Gloria.
Come prepared for two hours ot good wholesome entertainment and
you will also be
A Royalty Play
DATE - APRIL I0, l94Z 8100 P, M.
PLACE - VINSON I-IICI-I SCHOOL
ADMISSION: Adults .30 Children .20
Flrst Pow: Mr, B, D, MeQuunn, sponsor. Second Row: Bob lones, Tom Malloney,
Elnley Cfraham, Cllttord Plymale, lack Vxfulkerson, Bull Adkins, Boyd Earl lackson, lack
Lewis, Eenene Eranklrn Smltb, Bull Roberson, and lack Welvster. Third Row: Herbert
Blain, Russel Rucker, Samuel Bowles, lr,, lack Wlweeler, Claarles Eskew, Fred Bowe,
Rlehard Muller, and Merlun Tucker,
Furst Row, seated left to flglill Bonnne Hensley, loan Newman, Mrs, Warcl, lune
Morehead, Ruth Brammell, and lean lackson,
Second row, lett to rrglwtj Maxme Malcolm, Martha Wlwutely, lenme Crank, Betty Nease,
Betty Blair, Iune Hnpson, Lucille Peters, Anna Lee Greene, Betty Raymond, lune
Stuckuns, loyce Chapman, Peggy Wattgh, Lorda Delle Forman, and Edna Bowe.
Tlatrd Row, lett to rnglat: Edna lobnson, Betty Kaufman, Vettress Eillinger, Iudy Ellns,
Betty Rutherford, Lnda Mosby, Peggy Berry, Betty Bradley, Betty Whttt, Edna Pollard,
and Mary Frances Vxfaugla.
The Tri-Hi-Y Club of Vinson l-ligh School was organized by its pres-
ident in the year of l94O. Since that time it has been very important in
This year its president is Peggy Waugh, the vice-president is Edna
Roxie johnston, the secretary is Ruth Brammell, and the treasurer is Betty
Lo Nease, and the corresponding secretary is Anna Lee C-reene.
The club has two meetings a month. One at home which is consid-
ered as a social and one at school which is strictly a business meeting. There
is also some sort of social activity each month. There are thirty active
members in the club, and it is sponsored by Mrs. Crete Ward.
The Tri-l-li-Y Club has taken active part in knitting for the Red Cross.
Several of the girls knitted sweaters.
The social for October was a covered dish luncheon held at the home
of Lora Dell Forman. A theater party was attended Thanksgiving as the
social for the month of November. Mrs. Ward entertained the members
of the club at a Christmas party in December. Mrs. Roland Patrick in-
vited the club to have a covered dish luncheon at her home for the social
event of january. In February the Tri-Hi-Y Club and the Hi-Y Club had
a sweetheart ball.
At the first of the school year the Tri-Hi-Y and the Hi-Y Club had a
joint induction of the two similar clubs at Mason City, West Virginia. They
chartered a bus to attend. There were forty members of both clubs who
HI - Y CLUB
Mr. B. D. McQuinn is the sponsor of the Hi-Y. The Club consists
of 20 members for the first semester of l94l -l942.
The President is Frederick Bowe. The vice-President is lack Wheeler,
the secretary is Eugene Smith, and the treasurer is Frederick Wilkerson.
The club is composed of three committees - the Devotional, the Program,
and the Project. The chairmen of the committees are: Devotion, lack
Wheeler, Program, Frederick Wilkerson, Proiect, Charles Eskew. The club
has an executive committee made up of the officers who have to consider
and pass excuses for absences from meetings and who plan the general
procedure of the club. The club has organized three basketball teams for
In November the club was invited to Mason City, West Virginia, to
conduct an induction of members into the Mason High School Hi-Y. Late
in November the club had a spaghetti dinner at the home of Clifford Ply-
male, a member. On the sixteenth of December a banquet was given at
the home of Mr. McQuinn, the sponsor. The club also attended a dinner
given at the Y. M. C. A. and a dance given there later on.
The Vinson Hi-Y is progressing and expanding rapidly and will do
bigger and better things in the future for the school and community. We
hope to increase our membership to 30 for the second semester.
jUNIOR - SENIOR PROM 1941
Thursday, May 29, l94l, in the ballroom of the Hotel Governor Cabell
members of the junior Class were hosts to members of the Senior Class
at a banquet and prom.
The banquet which began at 7 o'clock was enjoyed by everyone. A
delicious course, which consisted of fried chicken, dutchess potatoes, green
beans, fruit cocktail, salad, and strawberry sundae, was served. At the
speaker's table were seated the guests of honor, Miss Ruth Staley, assistant
superintendent of schools in Wayne County, Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Lloyd,
member of the board of education, Mr, j. H, Bowling, our principal, Mr.
M. O. Brumfield, the Senior sponsor, Mrs. Beth Nichols, the junior sponsor,
Nancy Winchester, president of the Senior class, Elizabeth Kauffman, pres-
ident of the junior class, Fred Bowe, vice-president of the junior class.
After the dinner course was finished a few words were spoken by each of
The prom, which was a semi-formal dance was one of the many given
in the city during the closing weeks of school to celebrate the adjournment
of the school year.
lt was a warm evening, so the girls wore their summer formals, and
the boys wore sport coats, slacks, and campus suits. Fred Becker and
his orchestra played many a lively tune and jitterbugs took the floor. As a
highlight of the evening Miss june Morehead, a member of our school,
entertained us with a few songs and dance numbers, The conduct was
very polite and couples exchanged partners by programs which were made
in advance. Mr. Bill Estler and his photographer, Mr. W. T. Chambers,
took several pictures of this big event for the l-lerald-Advertiser. More
than one hundred young people were present and paid proper respect to
the chaperones who were faculty members and their wives or husbands. At
l a. m. the orchestra played its goodnight tune and the happy, flushed
couples streaked for all night cafes to down hamburgers, coffee, and milk.
This junior-Senior Prom was enjoyed by everyone and marked the
climax of the many pleasant social events of the high school year.
JUNIOR - SENIOR
PROM OF l94I
MISS VINSON HIGH SCHOOL
Peggy Hickman, Queen, and Nancy Winchester, Attendant
First Row: Mr. B, D. McQuinn, Mildred Kennedy, Edna Mae Pollard, Lora Dell Foreman,
Marshall Blaine, Bob Webster, loan Newman, Charles Lloyd, Ioyce Lee Plymale, Nadine
Blain, Maxine Malcome, Bill McMullen, johnny Walker, Edna Bowe, Wanda Foster,
and john Damron.
Second Row: lack Lewis, Bill Adkins, Duane McCoy, Charles Osburn, Ralph Craig, Buddy
Caldwell, Betty Campbell.
Third Row: Bob Adkins, Herbert Blaine, Russel Rucker, William May, Charles Eskew,
Betty Lou Smith, Richard Tuft, Louise Ekers, and Fred Bowe.
The Vinson Band in Orange and Black is at it again with their band
instruments. New members have been added and several old ones have
graduated. Those who are graduating this year have already received their
letters so that they could wear them all the school year.
The Band Booster's Club has been working tor several years now to
keep the band in the top ranks with other leading bands as tar as instru-
ments and uniforms go. Many new instruments have been added since
they have been organized.
The Band attended football games this year both at home and away.
They really had a good showing with four majorettes, a mascot, and we
are really proud of them.
The time when the band shines is always at the annual Band Festival
held every year in Huntington. This year our band won approval again.
Betty lo Carey
Mary Ellen Hunter
Billie Sue I-lopson
FOURTH ROW FIFTH ROW
Mary Louise Hanby
Eddie Lee Hensley
Betty Lou Stewart
"To faithfully present the news of the news of the school . . . both
fairly and without partisan feeling," is the policy and goal of the Vinsonian,
Vinson's student publication.
The staff of this paper is chosen by the student council composed of
students, and with faculty advisor, Mr. M. O. Brumfield, head of the De-
partment of Commerce, acting as a mentor in difficult situations, complete-
ly operating under the hands of students.
This year, Helene Wickline is the editor of the Vinsonian, She is ably
assisted by Betty Midkiff, Peggy Waugh, lennie Crank, Bonnie Hensley,
and Anna Lee Greene.
The Vinsonian Staff wishes to take this opportunity to thank the stu-
dents for their patronage.
THE WEST HUNTINGTONIAN
ln the production of the i942 WEST HUNTINCTONIAN, as is the
case of any business, the will to succeed is of a prime importance. This
spirit has been the guiding hand of the Seniors that have put in countless
hours in producing this book. They did not stop when they were dis-
couraged, but worked on with the blind hope that they would succeed.
The Student Body has co-operated with us more this year than eve
before in the history of the school. By using an installment plan, a hun-
dred students were able to buy this book. Enough sales have been mad
to insure publication, and the i942 WEST HUNTINCTONIAN comes to
you with our best was .
THE ANNUAL STAFF OF 1942.
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The Vinson "Tigers" were really the Tigers this year in basketball.
The boys improved as the season went along. They worked hard and had
the respect ot every team that they played.
Larger crowds were attending the games this year which is a scale
to go by in the strength of the team.
Herbert Stephens was the star of many games. jimmie Patterson,
Norris Lewis, Everett Fannin, Charles Eskew, Irvin LeMaster, Eugene Sal-
yers, Dick Midler, Bobby Waugh, and jimmy Lilly make up the squad.
Everyone says this is the best team at Vinson for many years.
Modern design in football and basketball has developed
these games tar beyond the ability ot teams a decade ago.
More knowledge ot the game is necessary by the coach,
the player, and the spectator.
Drastic rule changes each year demand study, practice.
performance, and extensive training.
Training is so necessary that the athlete himself realizes
his part in the training schedule. The slogan YOU MUST
TRAIN TO WIN, has put our nation beyond all others in phy-
sical fitness. lnductees and volunteers in Uncle Sam's vast
war time Army and Navy are ready to go, because THEY
HAVE BEEN READY TO GO.
The Vinson "Tigers" ot the season, athletes who repre-
sented the teams ot l94l, 1942, have shown a spirit to win
by training to win, which is the spirit ot the day,
HOMER MCCOY, Coach.
First Row: Geraldine Huffman, Nellie Black, Wanda Foster, Alma Billman
Second Row: Sara Hutchinson, Esta Smith, Mary Staley, Maudie Coates
First Row: M. O. Brumfield, james Ross, Coach l-lomer lVlcCoy.
Second Row: lvan Pemberton, Danny Patton, james Lilly, Eugene Salyers, Erwin
LeMaster, Richard lvledler, Norris Lewis, james Traylor.
Third Row: Robert Waugh, james Patterson, Fred Bowe, Samuel Bowles, jack Webster,
Charles Eskew, Robert jones, junior Chapman, William Neal,
The Vinson High School "Tigers" played very good football this year.
They won four games, tied one game, and lost four games.
There was only a small squad of boys which was more reduced when
two key boys became injured and could not play the remainder of the
Members of the team were:
Richard Midler - RE Eugene Salyers LE
jack Webster RT Everett Fannin
Covey Smith - RC Charles White
Charles LeMaster LC Charles Eskew
Vernord Lemons LT lrvin LeMaster
Pontie Black - - LC Ivan Pemberton
Buddy Isabell - - RT Fred Bowe - - FB
Boyd jackson - - Center
The victories of the Vinson "Tigers" included Man, Chesapeake, Fort
C-ay, and lronton St. joseph.
The tie was with Russell, Kentucky,
At Duvall there was a 6-7 loss. We also lost to Portsmouth Central.
The best game of the season was at Ceredo-Kenova. We lost that
game 20-13. Ceredo-Kenova had a very good season of football or we
would have beaten them.
lack Webster and Charles Eskew were injured in that game so that
they could not participate further in football.
Vinson looks forward to a very successful season next year. We are
only losing three boys due to graduation.
The football team was well trained and performed better than any
at Vinson High School for some time.
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MISS WEST HUNTINGTONIAN
IENNIE LEE CRANK-MISS WEST HUNTINCTONIAN
IUDY ELLIS, BETTY SIMMS, ATTENDANTS
SENIOR CLASS WILL OF i942
We, the Seniors of l942, realizing the uncertainty of this cruel world,
do hereby feel it necessary to write a will bequeathing our traits and honors
to the faculty and the underclassmen, who will follow in our footsteps.
First, to our Principal, we leave our best wishes for a long and happy life,
and may he find many more pleasant hours among the students of Vinson
High School. To our Faculty we leave our love and gratitude for all the fine
things they have done for us, and for their untiring effort in teaching us
the knowledge that we have so graciously received. Third, to the juniors,
who will follow in our footsteps, who leave the fine record of our Senior
Class, and may they enjoy their last year as much as we have. Fourth and
last, each individual wishes to leave something to a lower classmate or to
some member of the faculty:
joan Altizer wills her beautiful hair to Edna Mae Pollard. You won't
have to worry about curlers now, Edna.
Nellie Black wills to Mr. Richard james lvlidler, jr. lDick to usl a
razor blade that is too dull to cut thumbs. Also some first-hand inform-
ation on how to clean a razor. lBut now with thumbsll
Sam Bowles wills to jimmy Patterson his cute mustache.
Fred Bowe wills to Mr. George Shirley a magic pencil and pad so
that he won't have such a hard time making out detention lists.
Nellie Black wills to june Morehead her position as Cheer Leader.
Alice Booton wills to lvlr. Roy l-latten a large chest of tools and a lot
of chemicals to make an artificial cow.
joyce Chapman wills to Bob jones her ability to give American History
jennie Crank wills to Betty jo Conley part of her tinyness so that she
may reduce her height.
Eileen Conley wills to Doris Rice her way with Mr. Shirley.
Maudie Coates wills to Edna McCoy her ability to skate.
jack Davis wills to june Stukins some of the Senior dignity.
Vetress Fillinger wills to Ruth Brammell one stick of Beech-nut chew-
ing gum so she won't have to ask her Sunday school teacher for some.
Charlene Frazier wills to Mrs. Clark a new pair of glasses so she can
catch the students copying.
Anna Lee Greene wills to Dan Peters a package of Red-Horse chewing
june Hopson wills to her sister, Billie Sue, her ability to become a
SENIOR CLASS WILL OF l942
Betty Hutt wills her musical talent to Mary Louise Hanby.
Bonnie Ellen Hensley wills her ability to jitterbug to Mary Scott.
Edna lohnston wills to Mrs. Ward an extra set for her ring in case she
breaks hers when calling the attention of her students.
Elizabeth Kauffman wills to Mrs, Matthews a machine saying "Be
quietl Be quietl" for her study halls.
Richard Miller wills to Mr. George Shirley a large size bottle of Doctor
Miles' nerve tonic to aid his nervous system.
Lida Mosby wills to Nadine Blaine a pack of love letters from Tom
Maxine Malcolm wills to june Stukins a package of juicy Fruit gum
to pop in Mr. Shirley's class only, next year.
Betty Midkift wills to Doris Henderson a compass so that she won't
get up from her seat and get lost.
Lucille Peters wills to lack Adkins a stogie.
Elma Perdue wills to Mrs. Pifer a package of chewing gum or bicar-
bonate of soda lwhichever she prefersl to aid her indigestion.
Betty Lou Raymond wills to Vernord Lemons some of her pep. Now
isn't that appropriate?
Esta Smith wills to Charlene Secrets her position as cheer leader.
Bessie Steele wills a book on "Love" to Nellie Almekinders. This will
come in handy during her last years in high school.
Mary Frances Waugh wills to Martha Ann Whitely her position as
Helen Wickline wills to Mrs. Beth Nichols her sunny disposition.
Frances Young wills to Mr. George Shirley her ability to keep her
lulia Thompson wills to Mr. B. D. McQuinn a chest of tools so that
he will be able to invent his sensitive radio to pick up conversations of
historic people centuries ago, especially Cleopatra's love affairs.
Because ot his great ambition to be a United States soldier, Peggy
Waugh would like to will Mr. George Shirley a B-B gun and a Hudson
Bomber so that he will be prepared to meet the enemy.
We do hereby solemnly swear this to be our last will and testament,
on this day, in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty-two.
THE SENIOR CLASS OF l942.
REUNION OF SENIOR CLASS OF '42
HELD AT HOTEL PRICHARD
Huntington, W. Va., May 13, 1962.
A class reunion was held throughout last week by the Vinson High
School graduating class of 1942. Peggy Waugh, president of the class,
presided over the meeting. Miss Waugh and Miss Bonnie Ellen Hensley,
another officer of the class, are now connected with the staff of laboratory
technicians of the Mayo clinic in Minnesota.
Others who attended the class reunion were:
Mrs. William Brammell, formerly Miss lean jackson, who is now
throwing rolling pins.
Mrs. Lee "Buddy" Isbell, formerly Miss Mary Frances Waugh, who
is also throwing rolling pins.
Miss Betty Huff, who in private life is Mrs. lack Davis, found it very
hard to get away because of her contract with the Metropolitan Opera
Miss Nellie Black, who is now superintendent of nurses at St. Mary's
Miss Lucille Peters, who is assistant pianist in Mrs. Atkinson's Hall
Miss Charlene Frazier, a teacher of high mathematics at Vinson High
School, who has replaced Mr. Homer Tabor, who is now teaching at the
Cimlet Hollow High School of higher learning.
Many skilled operators of the Comptometer were present including
Miss Maxine Malcolm, Miss june Hopson, and Miss Mary Alice Staley.
Mr. Fred Bowe, proprietor of Camden Park.
Mr. Charles LeMaster and Mr. Charles White, now professional foot-
ball players with the famous Yellow Streak Squad of Skunk Hollow.
Edna Iohnston, who is now Mrs. Don Willis and resides in Kenova.
REUNION OF SENIOR CLASS
Betty Kauffman, a telephone operator of the C. and P. Telephone
Miss Ioyce Chapman, Znd. Lt. Army Nurse with the U. S. Army.
Mr. jack Davis, now in the employment of the R-Kay Studios.
Eugene Smith, U. S. Army engineer.
Miss Elizabeth Watts, Miss Elma Perdue, and Miss Emogene Tomblin
are connected with the F. B. I. Intelligence bureau in Washington, D. C.
Miss Eileen Conley, famous dancer from the popular Club Continental.
Miss Betty Raymond, "Town Cryer" reporter.
Miss Maudie Coates and her brother, Willard, are now the proprietors
of the Arena Gardens.
Miss Frances Young and Miss Bessie Steele, bookkeepers for the
Huntington Veterinarian Hospital.
Miss Vetress Fillinger, an Army Air Hostess.
Mr. Sam Bowles and Mr. jack Diamond, famous trapeze artists with
the nationwide George Shirley circus.
Miss loan Altizer, Miss Esta Smith, and Miss Anna Lee Greene, models
for the Model Laundry.
Miss lennie Crank, manager of the Teddy Bear Department of Hunt-
ington Dry Goods Company.
Mr. Richard Miller and Mr. Norris Lewis, now hoboing on the C. and O.
Miss julia Thompson, secretary for the Ackerman Lumber Company.
Miss Helene Wickline and Miss Betty Midkiff, foreign correspondents
for the New York Times.
Miss Alice Booton, technical adviser of the Home Loan Organization.
SENIOR CLASS HISTORY
As I sit here before the fire day-dreaming, my mind wanders back
over my school days. Come with me down the lane of memory to a warm
September morning in the year of l93O.
On this memorial morning four frightened little girls in gingham quietly
slipped into seats in Miss lennie Crum's room. They were Lucille Peters,
Mary Alice Staley, lean jackson, and june Hopson. These and five others,
who were double-promoted into our class, were the only ones who com-
pleted their high school work at Dear Ole' Vinson.
Our first five years were uneventful. Then came a great change to
our little group. Nellie Black, loyce Chapman, Peggy Waugh, lennie Crank,
and Charles LeMaster entered Vinson from other schools. Betty Huff,
Betty Lou Raymond, Catherine Frazier, Betty Midkiff, and Helen Wickline
were double-promoted into our class. Also at this time, due to a change
in mid-semester promotions, Maxine Malcolm, Frances Young, Lydia Mosby,
Elma Perdue, and Richard Miller joined the "gang"
We continued on our merry way through the sixth, seventh and eighth
grades, We passed from a world of safety and security into a land of
wonders-HIGH SCHOOL. On this glad day we find added to our gang
Anna Lee C-reene, Edna johnston, Mary Frances Waugh, Elizabeth Watts,
Elsie Mae Taylor, Maudie Coates, Bonnie Ellen Hensley, Eileen Conley,
Emogene Tomblin, julia Thompson, junior Bowles, Willard Coates, and
Fred Bowe. Our sponsors were Mrs. Ward and Mr. Tabor.
By the beginning of the tenth grade we were well on our way to
glorious high school careers. We had for our sponsors Mr. Tabor and Mr.
SENIGR CLASS HISTORY
Then came our junior year, opening a land of opportunity to a group
of starry-eyed students. This year Elizabeth Kauffman entered Vinson and
became our class president. We gave our class play, "Pigtails". Mrs. Pifer
and Mrs. Nichols, our class sponsors, directed it. Remember? On Febru-
ary 22 we gave a dance at St. Cloud's Common which was one of the most
colorful events of the year. Our next big occasion was the junior-Senior
Prom which was held at the Hotel Governor Cabell. Pictures of this event
were featured on the front page of the society section of the l-lerald-Ad-
vertiser on the following Sunday morning. This, indeed, was a night that
will not be soon forgotten.
We entered our Senior year with the hope that we would be the most
outstanding group ever to be graduated from Vinson. Esta Smith joined
us at this time. Mr. Shirley and Mr. Brumfield, our sponsors, have devoted
both time and talent to help us reach our goal. Most of us received our
class rings for Christmas which bore our class motto-Respice Finem,
which means "Onward to the Coal."
On April ll our Senior play was given. lt was "Seeing Double" and
was a great success.
Chosen as Valedictorian and Salutatorian from our Senior class of i942
were june Hopson as Valedictorian and Charlene Frazier as Salutatorian.
May lO to May i5 was Senior's week. Baccalaureate was on Sunday,
lvlay IO. Commencement exercises were on May l2 and 38 students re-
ceived their diplomas.
And so, dear classmates, as we approach the end of our Senior year,
let us keep in mind that the past i2 years have only been the foundation
on which we build a house-our lives. Let us always remember our
motto, "Onward to the Coal"- be it great or small.
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Student Mix March 6
junior Dance March l3
Student Mix March ZO
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Senior Class Night May ll
Commencement May I2
Last Day of School May l5
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The West Huntingtonian Staff extends
its hearty thanks to the Advertisers who
have placed their confidence in us by adver-
tising in our annual.
The courtesy and co-operation shown to
us is deeply appreciated.
THE ANNUAL STAFF
The Senior Class of 1942
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ROLLINS FUNERAL HOME
Kenova, WP. Va.
Phone 4531 1822 Chestnut Street
WHO'S WHO IN SENIOR CLASS OF I942
BEST ALL AROUND
lennie Lee Crank
MOST APT TO SUCCEED
Charles Le Master
Bonnie Ellen Hensley
Maudie Lee Coates
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HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA
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BEST ALL AROUND
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Maynard L. Turner
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