Virginia High School - Virginian Yearbook (Bristol, VA)
- Class of 1926
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issi NATURAL TUNNEL, NEAR BRISTOL i f J fe’ m fey 3 (7 R 5 fei THE VIRGINIAN 1926 PUBLISHED BY THE SENIOR CLASS OF Virginia High School Bristol, Virginia «$ «S • 5T 1925 The Virginian 1926 FEB 6 ’30 Virginlana 103572 Foreword The Virginian — O, the Memories That within its leaves enfold, Of our happy days together And our many joys here told. The Virginian — how we love it! And we hope you 9 11 do the same, Please forget its imperfections And rememhei — just its fame! 1925 The Virginian 1926 Dedication To Our Dads The most loyal and helpful pals we have, we, the 1926 Senior Class of Virginia High School, dedicate this eighth edition of THE VIRGINIAN 1925 The Virginian 1926 Staff Jane Smith. Harvey Hepworth Bernice Miller Bradford Allin Laura Lavinder Marian Sheen Evelyn Dungan Edward Glover Herman Hines Editor-in-Chief Assistant Editor Business Manager Ass’ t Business Manager Society Editor Art Editor Snapshot Editor Athletic Editor Joke Editor 4 1925 The Virginian 19 26 1925 The Virginian 1926 Contents Book I School Book II Classes Book III Organizations Book IV Society and Dramatics Book V — Athletics Book VI Jokes Book VII — Advertisements 6 1925 The Virginian 1926 Hall Window 7 1925 The Virginian 1926 High School Building 1925 The Virginian 1926 1925 The Virginian 1926 1925 The Virginian 1926 1925 The Virginian 1926 Miss Mary Claire Oglesby Ma thema tics Miss Willie May Moore Commercial Course Miss Lena Hunt Home Economics Miss Emily Gilmer Art Mr. Clifford Loomis Music Mr. Clay Easterly Manual Training Miss Etta Hillman Physical Education Spanish Miss Jennie Buford Hanson French La tin Miss Ilia Miller Principal of Junior High Miss Annie Aaron History 1925 The Virginian 1926 Mr. Thomas S. King Science Miss Eleanor Curtin Music Expression Miss Katherine Yates His tory Miss Minnie Rouse Bible La tin Mr. Hervey W. Nunley Mathematics Mr. Fred Reuning Physical Education Miss Delle Smith Science Mrs. L. B. Boatwright Mathematics Mrs. McChesney Commercial Course Miss Ruby Mort English 1925 The Virginian 1926 ' The Parent-Teachers Association of the VIRGINIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS The Parent-Teacher Association which has long been an element for good in our school system, has added the following outstanding achievements to its record during the past year: Virginia High Association reached its goal in securing an active membership of one hundred mothers and fathers who have paid dues, in addition to presenting programs of unusual beauty and interest under the direction of the chairman, Mrs. J. F. McEver, and, also, organizing the Association in Stumptown. Jefferson School Association stressed Child-Welfare Work, equipping a lunch room and feeding on an average of a thousand meals a month at cost, besides supplying clothes, books and medical attention to needy pupils and donating books valued at one hundred and eighty-five dollars to the school library. Lee School Association installed a gas stove and kitchen equipment, fed ten under-nourished children, gave twenty dollars in prizes for the School Fair and added fifty-five dollars worth of books to the library. The Central Council assisted in Red Cross Work; gave help to needy children; organized associations at Kingtown, North Bristol, and High Point; and entertained the Washington County Council, at which gathering were present many women of the State of Virginia, notable in school work. The following are the officers for the present year: VIRGINIA HIGH ASSOCIATION Mrs. John Gilmer, President Mrs. J. F. McEver, Vice-President Mrs. James A. Stone, Secretary Mrs. S. B. Hoover, Treasurer JEFFERSON SCHOOL ASSOCIATION Mrs. Sam Davis, President Mrs. Lee McChesney, Vice-President Mrs. C. T. Kilgore, Secretary Mrs. Eugene E. Rush, Treasurer LEE SCHOOL ASSOCIATION Mrs. George Warren, President Mrs. Carroll Kidd, First Vice-President Mrs. A. F. Willard, Second Vice-President Mrs. J. Fred Tauscher, Secretary Mrs. J. J. Moneyhun, Treasurer CENTRAL COUNCIL Mrs. J. L. Kennedy, President Mrs. T. B. Drinkard, Vice-President Mrs. Loretta Scott, Secretary Mrs. E. H. Coffee, Treasurer 1925 The Virginian 1926 SENIORS 15 1925 The Virginian 19 26 Troy Chandler Herman Baker Alys Lavinder Ruth McIver Senior Class OFFICERS HONORS 4 Laura Lavinder Ethel Steppe Rachel McCrary Jane Smith Lucille Carmack Phyllis Kennedy Harry Wolfe Anna Belle Snead Colors Purple and Gold Motto: “Esse Quam Videri” 16 X • V President Vice-Presiden t Secretary Treasurer Valedictorian Saluta torian Giftorian Historian Prophet Poet Legator Musician Flower Iris 1925 19 26 The Virginian MARY LOUELLA SCYPHERS Commercial Nickname — “ Mary. ” Favorite Expression — “Well, I reckon.” Ambition- To be an automobile salesman. Destiny To marry a mayor. Small in statue though she may be, she always presents a pleasant, smiling coun- tenance to her many Virginia High friends. HERMAN HENRY HINES Academic Nickname — “ Hiney. ” Favorite Expression — “ Aw, surely you don’t mean it. ” Ambition — To peddle laughs. Destiny— To write a famous joke book. When you’re feeling like fun, page Herman! Cares sit light on the shoulders of this youth, and the bright side of things is the side he always sees. JANE ELIZABETH SMITH Latin Nickname — “ Blondie, ” “ Calamity. ” Favorite Expression — “Be your age.” Ambition — To learn to control her temper Destiny — To be a band director. Although they call her “Calamity,” the name does not suit, for as Editor-in-Chief of The Virginian and as a member of the basket-ball team she has proven a decided success. She is a jolly, wholesome girl and is everybody’s friend. 17 1925 19 26 The Virginian GOLDEN DOUGLAS BARNES General Nickname — “Doug,” “Buck.” Favorite Expression — “What’s the matter with that? ” Ambition — To become as big as his teasers. Destiny — To become “strong man” in a circus. “Doug” is another one of our quiet mem- bers, but his cheerful grin and careless air secured him a welcome place in our hearts. Here’s to you, Douglas. MARY LOUISE WOLFE Academic Nickname — “Lone Wolf.” Favorite Expression — “Why, law me.” Ambition — To become matron at King College. Destiny To live in Grundy. “Lone Wolf” brings laughter and joy wherever she goes — she is a welcome addition to any group. RALPH CALHOUN General Nickname — “ Cal. ” Favorite Expression — “I guess I can.” Ambition — To teach at Virginia High. Destiny — To become manager of the New York Giants. Always cheerful and ready to see the bright side — that’s Ralph. He is quietly dependable and his grid work has been especially good. 1925 1926 The Virginian SUE ELLA DIX Commercial Nickname — “ Susie. ” Favorite Expression — “My gracious.” Ambition — To travel abroad. Destiny — To tell bedtime stories over the radio. Quiet and unassuming, but always cheerful and ready to help. Here are the best wishes to you in the future, Sue Ella. FLOYD ROBERTS Scientific Nickname — “ Floyd. ” Favorite Expression- Can you beat that?” Ambition — No particular ambition. Destiny — To marry Eula Lee and live happily ever after. Floyd demonstrated his ability many times in the class room and laboratory. Our good wishes go with him. EDITH SHARRETT Academic Nickname — “ Pete. ” Favorite Expression — “Do you think so?” Ambition — To learn to control an airplane. Destiny — To become a surgeon. Another newcomer who has won the respect and admiration of her class by her diligence. 1925 The Virginian 1926 CLARENCE ELMER BURCHFIELD, Jr. Scientific Nickname — “ Peewee. ” Favorite Expression — “Why not?” Ambition Just to “ manage. ” Destiny — To sell real estate in Florida. “Peewee” makes friends in short order and holds them forever. In him is the rare combination of managing ability and enter- taining ability and — can that boy sell tickets? We’ll say he can. Our last grin, “Peewee.” LAURA HERBERT LAVINDER Latin Nickname — “ Laura. ” Favorite Expression — “Oh, murder.” Ambition — To move to Wytheville. Destiny — To acquire such an excess of courage that she will finally consent to drive a car. She is a fine student and a good sport as well. She works hard, and is entirely unassuming. JOHN B. COUCH Commercial Nickname — “ Johnny. ” Favorite Expression — “Well, I don’t know about that. ” Ambition — To become the world’s champ- ion typist. Destiny — To sell sewing machines. John loves a life of ease, and he usually gets what he wants. Although he never lets his studies interfere with his pleasure he is liked by all. 1925 1926 The Virginian WILLIAM DUNN Commercial Nickname — “ Bill. ” Favorite Expression — “Holy smoke!” Ambition — To be as good in Manual Training as Mr. Easterly is. Destiny — To be a contractor. Simple diligence is combined with ability in the “other twin.” You carry the good will and wishes for success from us all, William! BASCOM S. SCYPHERS Academic EVA RUTH HENSLEY Academic Nickname — “ Rufus. ” Favorite Expression — “Maybe.” Ambition — To be a missionary. Destiny — To become a famous hypnotist. Tho her first year at Virginia High, she is liked by all. We wish you the greatest good luck in your future life. Nickname — “ Bass. ” Favorite Expression — “Reckon so?” Ambition — To get a full quota of laughs in this world. Destiny — To become editor of America’s greatest comic weekly. Truly he deserves the title of “Jester.” He is the Pied Piper for all our deepest hidden grins and laughs. He is popular both with the students and the faculty. OCN O 1925 The Virginian 19 26 ELVA LATTURE Academic Nickname — “ Elva. ” Favorite Expression — “Who said so?” Ambition — To own half interest in a Ford roadster. Destiny — Her ambition will be realized. Elva is one of those quiet, retiring girls who says little and accomplishes much — not to mention a certain Ford roadster and its owner! JOHN BRADFORD ALLIN, Jr. Academic Nickname — “Brad,” “Shorty.” Favorite Expression — “ Reckon? ” Ambition — To become such a good football player that he can qualify for “ Red ” Grange’s team. Destiny — To be a Wall Street broker. Although we had the pleasure of “Brad’s” presence for one year, the gap he leaves is large — his work on both the football field and the basket-ball court was among the best. “Brad” is also a fine student. EVELYN ELIZABETH DUNGAN Commercial Nickname — “ Tootsie. ” Favorite Expression — “ Try and get me to. ” Ambition — To vamp all the men. Destiny — To become a second Mae Mur- ray. “Toots,” the pet of pupils and teachers alike, is a lovable and useful member of the Class of ’26. 99 1925 1926 The Virginian ROBERT DAVIS General Nickname — “ Bob. ” Favorite Expression — “Who said so?” Ambition — To become a mechanic. Destiny — To be a judge. His acquaintances are his friends and yet Robert is not the “hail fellow, well met” type either. Just a loyal friend, a true Virginian, and a fine student. “And thus he bore without abuse the grand old name of gentleman. ” LUCILLE DICKENSON FUGATE Academic Nickname — “ Dick. ” Favorite Expression — “Law help my soul!” Ambition — To go to Yellow Stone National Park. Destiny — To be a newspaper correspondent. We believe the sweetness of her disposition will conquer the world as it has her class. ROY B. BOWERS, Jr. Academic Nickname — “ Roy B. ” Favorite Expression — “Whaddo you hope for?” Ambition — To become a great lawyer. Destiny — To be a famous public speaker. Roy is one of the hardest workers of our class and he believes in never starting any- thing that he can’t finish. His personality alone means success in the bright future that we predict for him. 23 1925 The Virginian 1926 ETHEL MAE WORLEY Academic Nickname — “Jack. ” Favorite Expression — “I’ll try to.” Ambition — To become a minister. Destiny — To become a famous milliner. Ethel came to us in her Senior year but leaves with many of the blessings that Vir- ginia High bestows. In her life work, what- ever it may be, she will be a “go-getter.” GARLAND BUEFORD DUNN Commercial Nickname — “ Garland. ” Favorite Expression — “Great night!” Ambition — To be a sailor. Destiny — To raise Irish potatoes in Russia. Garland is as quiet as quiet can be, but he gets results just the same. His friends are many. ALMA BERNICE PITTS General Nickname — “ Bunny. ” Favorite Expression — “Oh, dear.” Ambition — To be a famous author. Destiny — To become a great ballet dancer. Quiet and demure, but diligent and warm- hearted, she leaves many friends at Virginia High. 24 1925 The Virginian 19 26 GLENNA BEATRICE SIMCOX Commercial Nickname — “ Poodle. ” Favorite Expression — “Hot dog!” Ambition -To start a new fad. Destiny —To run a hair dresser’s shop. Glenna is always cheerful and ready to lend a helping hand, a friend to all of her classmates. We wish her success. JAMES GAYLORD MILES General Nickname — “Turk. ” Favorite Expression — “How come?” Ambition — To own a home at the edge of the Sullins Campus. Destiny — To teach in a night school in New York. “Turk” has won an enviable place in all our hearts by his friendliness and love of fun. He plays football, too, along with “Ed,” Herman Baker and “Bennie.” RUTH BRYAN McIVER Latin Nickname — “ Rufus. ” Favorite Expression — “Be yourself.” Ambition — To invent a new shade of rouge. Destiny — To become a famous evangelist. A brilliant student and hard worker, the beauty of our class, has made an enviable reputation in her four years at Virginia High. 19 25 The Virginian 1926 HERMAN JENNINGS BAKER Scientific Nickname — “ Bake. ” Favorite Expression — “How do you know?” Ambition — To invent a new type of loud speaker. Destiny — To be a politician. Herman, an all-round good fellow, is a good man to have on your side when it comes to an argument. We predict for him many honors in both the scholastic and the athletic side of college. ALYS LAVINDER Latin Nickname — “ Speed. ” Favorite Expression — “Don’t be silly.” Ambition — To invent a dance to rival the Charleston. Destiny -To become a movie vamp. May she always have the popularity and success which she has gained here, and make a name for herself in whatever profession she follows. FRANKLIN L. GROSECLOSE General Nickname — “ Frank. ” Favorite Expression — “Well, I can’t help it.” Ambition — To become a wonderful finan- cier. Destiny — Sole owner of a chain of fruit stores. Franklin’s class work didn’t trouble him enough to require his entire attention, for he used his spare time in the service of his friends. Cheerful and generous — that’s “Frank. ” 1925 The Virginian 1926 EDWARD ALTON GLOVER General Nickname — “Ed. ” Favorite Expression — “It can’t be done.” Ambition — To discover a cure for spring fever. Destiny — To become a captain in the state militia. No affectations or put-on can be found about “Ed.” He is one of the Seniors’ main representatives in athletics and we predict that the great ability he has displayed during acquaintance with him will continue with him. MABEL VIRGINIA WHITE Modern Language Nickname — “ Ginger. ” Favorite Expression — “Is that so?” Ambition — To ride in a Nash. Destiny — To become a famous fortune teller. She has won the warm friendship of every- one in her class during her sojourn at Virginia High, by her quiet and unassuming manner and her place will be hard to fill. RICHARD OLIVER BUCHANAN Latin Nickname — “ Horse. ” Favorite Expression - “Aw, go on.” Ambition — To own a race track. Destiny —To discover a diamond mine in Africa. Oliver is likeable and dependable — worthy to be a true son of ’26. He was a good athlete and scholar, and — “ He’s not enough to speak, but to speak true.” Our good wishes follow you, Oliver. 1925 1926 The Virginian EULA BLANCHE MUSICK Academic Nickname — “ Peanut. ” Favorite Expression — “Why not?” Ambition — To be a basket-ball coach. Destiny — To inherit a Western ranch and live there. Rather reserved, Eula isn’t heard very often, but she is one of our most loyal Seniors. MILDRED CLYDE YOUNG Home Economic Nickname — “ Milly. ” Favorite Expression — “See if you can.” Ambition — To be a physical education director. Destiny — To be a Chemistry teacher. Mildred has brought a cheery smile and a happy disposition along with a somewhat reserved nature. She has done efficient work and she will be missed. BENJAMIN J. BOOHER Scientific Nickname — “ Bennie. ” Favorite Expression — “But, listen.” Ambition — To become Yale’s football coach. Destiny— To write a famous history. The ole school won’t be the same without him. Here we have one who pursues the even tenor of his ways even if he does strike a bump now and then. “Bennie’s” face is never glum — he always has a smile and a cheery word for his friends. 19 25 19 26 The Virginian ALBERT GOODPASTURE, Jr. Scientific Nickname — “ Pluto. ” Favorite Expression — “Think not?” Ambition — To add to the knowledge con- cerning radio. Destiny — To sell radios. Good-hearted and friendly — that’s Albert. He is also quite a musician. Here’s luck to you, fellow-member of ’ 26 . PHYLLIS KENNEDY Latin Nickname — “ Phil. ” Favorite Expression —“Good night!” Ambition — To be a post-graduate at Vir- ginia High and vamp all the football boys. Destiny — To teach bridge playing over the radio. The talkative “Trilby” of our class is ready to lend a helping hand whenever needed. PAUL BERNARD LONG General Nickname — “Tommy. ” Favorite Expression — “Zat so?” Ambition- -To raise corn. Destiny — To become a farmer. Another one of our athletes — Paul is a person to be proud of on the football field. He’s a good friend to have, too, and there’s a certain twinkle in his eye that grips your heart. 29 1925 1926 The Virginian LUCILLE CARMACK Latin Nickname — “ Cile. ” Favorite Expression — “Good night!” Ambition — To possess a parrot that she can teach to talk Latin. Destiny — To become the wife of a rich farmer. The girl with the winning smile who is always ready to help others in their struggles with Cicero. May your future be happy. HARRY ANDERSON WOLFE General Nickname — “ Harry. ” Favorite Expression — “Is that so?” Ambition — To become a racer. Destiny — To install telephones. One of our shieks, but a good boy at heart, nevertheless, Harry, by his love of fun and his good-will has earned for himself a place at Virginia High that will be hard to fill. ANNIE LORAINE LEWIS Modern Language Nickname — “ Peggy. ” Favorite Expression — “Sur e ’nuff. ” Ambition — To become a good seamstress. Destiny -To follow in Miss Hunt’s foot- steps and be a Domestic Science teacher. Another girl who pursues the even tenor of her way when others are excited and flustered. Some day we will hear not of something spectacular, but well-deserved success from patient striving. 30 1925 The Virginian 19 26 EUNICE VIRGINIA HASSELVANDER General Nickname — “ Doonty. ” Favorite Expression -“Sure, I can.” Ambition -To be Virginia’s first woman governor. Destiny —To teach school out West. Eunice’s pleasantness and likeability have won scores of friends for her in Virginia High. We predict unqualified success for her. HENRY L. LOCKETT General Nickname — “ Slim. ” Favorite Expression “Holy smoke!” Ambition — To raise flowers. Destiny — To sell adding machines. A sunny disposition, pep, and loyalty are included in the personality of Henry. In for all the fun, he has proved to be one of our most persistent gloom chasers. ANNA BELLE SNEAD Academic Nickname — “ Bee. ” Favorite Expression — “Well, I guess so.” Ambition — To be a composer. Destiny — To make piano records for Brunswick. The “Queen of the Ivories” — may she be as popular and well-liked in the wide, wide world as she has been in Virginia High. 31 1925 The Virginian 19 26 MARGIE LEONA PETTYJOHN Academic Nickname — “ Oney. ” Favorite Expression — “Is that so?” Ambition — To become a future Virginia High teacher. Destiny- To become a Red Cross nurse. Another one of our Latin stars who possesses great cheerfulness and sweetness of character. SILAS T. LONG Scientific Nickname — “ Si. ” Favorite Expression — “Huh?” Ambition — To become a second Babe Ruth. Destiny — To invent a new dish-washing machine. Good sturdy ole “Si” is one of our most beloved members. Everyone likes him and he, apparently, likes everyone else. An all- round good sport — he makes a fine pal. Take our good wishes with you, “Si.” MAMYE VERMILLION Latin Nickname — “ Bill. ” Favorite Expression — “Guess.” Ambition — To own a millinery shop. Destiny — To become a fine housekeeper. A good friend and a true one in the sense of Virginia High, and what more could we desire? 1925 1926 The Virginian BERNICE CATHRYN MILLER General Nickname — “ Ber. ” Favorite Expression — “Would a true gentleman do that? ” Ambition — To join the Ziegfield Follies. Destiny — To become a leader of Woman’s Suffrage. “Ber” believes in making such things as The Vircinian come out even financially, however long the trip may be; she has the ability to put things across. ERNEST L. SIMCOX Commercial Nickname — “ Simmy. ” Favorite Expression — “Well, I guess so.” Ambition — To visit Ireland by airplane. Destiny- To become a sugar raiser in Cuba. He is just what his name implies — earnest. A loyal Senior and a willing worker. ELLA LOUISE WHITTEN General Nickname — “ Dusty. ” Favorite Expression — “Be yourself.” Ambition — To move to Kentucky. Destiny — To become a famous artist. When the roll of those who deserve to bear the name of Virginia High is called, we’ll find “Dusty” among the first and most worthy. 1925 The Virginian 1926 E. TROY CHANDLER Academic Nickname — “ President. ” Favorite Expression — “Wait a minute.” Ambition — To become Henry Clay’s rival as an orator. Destiny — To play tragic parts in drama. We are expecting great things from our Senior president. He has displayed marks of no mean ability as an actor. We think that his caution and ingenuity will carry him a long way. MARY ELIZABETH BARKER Commercial Nickname — “Mary Liz.” Favorite Expression — “Not guilty of ‘sech things’. ” Ambition — To be a Sunday School teacher. Destiny -To have her ambition fulfilled and to marry the preacher. Although one of the quietest members of our class, Mary Elizabeth has always been a loyal Senior and has helped her class in many ways. JAMES REAGAN HESS General Nickname — “ Jim. ” Favorite Expression — “Dunno.” Ambition — To be an announcer at a radio broad-casting station. Destiny — To become America’s ambassador to Spain. James doesn’t believe in working the limit, but he does believe in using a reasonable amount of gray matter to do anything which he finds must be done. 34 1925 19 26 The Virginian RACHEL REEVE McCRARY Academic Nickname — “ Bowhee. ” Favorite Expression — “ So’s your old man. ” Ambition- - To be a movie star. Destiny To sing in the Metropolitan. It will be many a day before we forget “Bowhee’s” laugh producing talk. We do not hesitate to prophesy that her voice will bring her fame and fortune. JAMES P. HORTON General Nickname — “Jim. ” Favorite Expression — “How come?” Ambition — To drive the Sullins bus. Destiny -To become rich from inventing a better hair groom than Stacomb. “Jimmy” has been a lively member of the Class of ’26 and the class is proud to claim him as one of their number. His happy- go-lucky nature has won him many friends in high school. Well might he say, “ On with the dance, let joy be unconfined.” HATTIE BEVERLY AYLES Academic Nickname — “ Dizzy. ” Favorite Expression — " Everything is hotsy- totsy now. ” Ambition — To be a senator. Destiny — To become a high diving cham- pion. The class is expecting every success to hitch itself to Hattie. Those that know her think the class will not be disappointed. 1925 19 26 The Virginian ROSE NELL BRIDGEMAN Academic Nickname — “Black Beauty.” Favorite Expression — “Oh, heavens.” Ambition — To be a second Mary Pickford. Destiny — To become Mr. King’s assistant. “Nellie,” the girl with the curls, has made her presence felt in many ways. Good luck to you! CHARLES SAYRS PRATT Commercial Nickname — “ Ichabod. ” Favorite Expression — “Well, you don’t say so? ” Ambition — To become a poet. Destiny — To sell Dodges. Charles, seemingly, never has a care in the world — he’s always jolly and simply bubbling over with friendliness and good will. He is one of our best liked members. ETHEL RUTH SMITH General Nickname — “ Ruth. ” Favorite Expression —“I reckon.” Ambition— To cultivate Mr. King’s dig- nity. Destiny — To become a famous silhouette artist. Nothing spectacular about her — but we are expecting to see her right there with the goods in the game of life. 1925 The Virginian 1926 EDNA CECELIA DUNGAN General Nickname — “Ed. ” Favorite Expression — “Hot ziggity. ” Ambition — To own a candy store. Destiny — To become world’s tennis cham- pion. “Ed” has mastered these four years and come through with flying banners. We expect to see it flying high for many years to come. She is our leading girl athlete. HARVEY MOORE HEPWORTH General Nickname — “ Shiek. ” Favorite Expression — “Aw, shucks.” Ambition — To be the greatest shiek in town. Destiny — To be an aviator. If he goes into the world with the same pep that he put into his high school days, we know he will make a success. Our shiek has real artistic ability and has been an important member of our class. MARIAN HOLDEN SHEEN Academic Nickname — “ Snookey. ” Favorite Expression — “Oh, my cow!” Ambition — To study Art. Destiny — To become a great artist and live in New York. We predict great success for our class artist — with her pleasing personality and ready wit. She has made an important place for herself in her class. 37 1925 The Virginian 1926 VIRGINIA BAILEY MUMPOWER Latin Nickname — “ Bail. ” Favorite Expression —“Oh, gosh, I don’t know. ” Ambition — To become a teacher. Destiny — To teach Latin at Vassar. We predict great success in Bailey’s chosen career as a teacher. She is one of our best Latin pupils and always willing to help the other one. GARLAND C. CUNNINGHAM Commercial Nickname — “ Garland. ” Favorite Expression — “I’m not sayin’.” Ambition — To cruise around the world in his own yacht. Destiny — To raise oranges in California. A new comer to our midst but a most acceptable member of the Class of ’26. He captured the old Virginia High spirit and is liked by all. ETHEL BERNICE STEPPE Academic Nickname — “ Mike. ” Favorite Expression Hardly. ” Ambition — To become a teacher. Destiny — To be Dean of English at Vassar. Ethel, the winner in the Hampton Roads Essay Contest, is one of the most studious in the class. She has helped to give the Class of ' 26 its air of wisdom. She was at all times a willing and efficient helper. 38 19 25 The Virginian 1926 1925 The Virginian 1926 Senior Snap Shots 40 1925 The Virginian 1926 Senior Class History Just four years ago in September there sailed, from a safe harbor into an unknown sea, a ship bearing a large and valuable burden. The good craft, ’ 26 , had, as crew, about seventy boys and girls, unused to the tossing and tumbling of such a vast sea; their journeyings had been on comparatively smooth waters heretofore. The vessel was equipped by a large number of capitalists who waited and watched anxiously for news of its voyages. The ship has as its captain, Stanley Rutherford, and the vessel was piloted by Fain, Hutton and Moore. The voyage, for the first few weeks, was very rough and slow; the duties and positions of the crew had to be assigned. The sailing after that was fairly safe until January; as a consequence of the stormy waters encountered at that time some of the crew fell from the top masts to the decks and some, alas!, were buried in the surging waves. In the happy month of June, the boat sailed into harbor with the minds of its sailors enriched and strengthened by their months of experience. The crew was now more sure of itself and had more faith in its ability — it had sailed through unknown seas and perilous storms, and it still survived with almost all of its original crew. Again, in September, the craft set sail, this time with Captain Paul Davis in command and Tanner, Hillman and Mort as pilots. The owners, encouraged by their former success, remained true to their investments and staunchly supported a second and third voyage. While a few of the crew found them- selves unable to withstand the rigors of the seas, and refused to reship, sailors from distant lands joined to take their places. After the third year of its travels in search for rich and important gains, the vessel returned to port for repairs and readjustments. Before sailing again on the fourth and last of its voyages, Captain Roy Bowers surrendered his position to Troy Chandler, and Hanson and Aaron succeeded Smith and King as pilots of the goodly vessel. The ship went far away through new waters, into strange and distant lands. In these foreign countries, the members of the crew gathered much material which was to be of untold value to them in their future. In June of their fourth year, the crew came into their final haven of graduation with their hopes and aims fully realized. They were filled with a great happiness and they parted from each other with many good wishes and cheery farewells. — Jane Smith. 41 1925 The Virginian 1926 Prophecy Extract from the Bristol Herald-Courier , 3000 A. D.: A translation of the mysterious manuscript found in the Sahara Desert has at last been published. This valuable translation is given to the world by the great translator of dead languages, Bailey Mumpower. On this summer day of 1940 we found ourselves lost in the vast, open ex- panse of the Sahara Desert. Our car, which up to this time had caused no trouble, developed a serious case of overheating, but after getting in touch with its inventor, Charles Pratt, who had become famous by the invention of an auto-plane (a combination of the automobile and aeroplane), we were able to overcome the difficulty in a short time. I may mention here that I was greatly aided in reaching Mars by radio by Albert Goodpasture, who had attained great heights in the radio world. After we had made the necessary repairs, we noticed an oasis a short distance beyond. Upon investigation we found it was occupied by a hermit, who proved to be none other than Robert Davis, who to escape the wickedness of the world, had sought refuge in the great Sahara. He informed us that he knew we were coming. Upon our expression of surprise he clapped his hands and a handsome slave appeared, bearing on a purple cushion, a large crystal. However, the supposed slave was not a slave but Edward Glover, our Poster Ace of ’26. “This ball,” said Robert, “keeps me in touch with my classmates of ’26; look and you shall see.” As we gazed into the crystal a birds-eye view of Bristol appeared to us. It was not Bristol of ’26, but a greatly improved Bristol with wide streets, beautiful avenues, and great manufacturing establishments. Due to the tireless efforts of Roy Bowers and Herman Baker, our Virginia representatives in Con- gress, Bristol was a revelation to its 1926 inhabitants. Water was now being supplied to Bristol by the much discussed Holston dam and aqueduct project. This view vanished and the globe revealed to us a series of buildings. The first, an opera house designed by James Miles, a now famous architect and owned by James Horton, a capitalist. The crystal took us into the interior of the building to view the performance of the evening. We saw in one of the luxurious boxes several well-known, society matrons, whom we recognized as our former classmates, Lucile Fugate, who believed in the old rhyme, “Changing the state and not the name Hands out happiness just the same.” Ruth Mclver, whose handsome face still justifies our judgment in voting her the prettiest girl in Virginia High and Jane Smith who has added not a ray of color to her name, but “White” she will ever remain. Anna Belle Snead, as pianist and Henry Lockett, our tip-top banjo player, were important parts of a fifty-piece orchestra, that was discoursing (?) wonder- 42 1925 The Virginian 1926 ful music. Another feature of much enjoyment was the vocal music rendered by Rachel McCrary, a famous opera singer. At the rise of the curtain we were delighted to see a picture which featured a handsome hero, Harvey Hepworth, playing opposite Alys Lavinder, successor to Gloria Swanson. This was followed by another picture in which Herman Hines and Bernice Miller presented a rip-roaring comedy. In the Pathe News Edna Dungan and Silas Long were pictured as world- famous athletes. Another glance into the crystal revealed to us a row of beautiful homes on Lee Heights, which Robert told us, belonged to prominent Bristolians, among whom were Elva Latture, Louise Whitten, Tootsie Dungan and Eunice Hassel- vander. On the Lee Highway between Bluefield and Roanoke, we saw the elegant home of Phyllis Kennedy. We found the abode of Laura Lavinder to be a handsome one in the City of Wytheville. Upon further inquiry we were given the following information: Sue Ella Dix was dean of the Business College in Roanoke; Glenna Simcox was teacher in the same school. Annie Lewis was reaping the benefit of her work in the Home Economic Department in her own home, with Nellie Bridgeman as a near-by neighbor. Ethel Steppe has become dean of the Columbia University. Leona Pettyjohn and Eula Musick have charge of an orphan’s home. Mary Elizabeth Barker has become the president of a bank in Knoxville, while Mary Scyphers is assistant cashier of the same bank. We learned that Bradford Allin, “Bennie” Booher, Paul Long and Elmer Burchfield (whom we remem- bered as our best football players of ’26) had become members of Red Grange’s team. The twice-married Harry Wolfe was living the life of a lucky divorcee. Louise Wolfe was helping a brilliant lawyer to buy ham and eggs. Oliver Buchanan, as skilled civil engineer was killing snakes in South America; Troy Chandler, a second Daniel Webster, was speaker of the House. Edith Sharrett and Mamie Vermillion were conducting a mission school for mountaineers. Earnest Simcox, James Hess and Bascom Scyphers were taking life easy on a large ranch out West. Garland Dunn had become a successful reporter for the Wallace Times, of which Lawrence Hill was Editor-in-Chief. The crystal told us that Franklin Groseclose was still interested in Virginia High and “she who lives in the house across the street.” Garland Cunningham, William Dunn, Douglas Barnes and Ralph Calhoun were millionaire oil well owners. Mildred Young, a great chemist, is located in Kalamazoo. Hattie Ayles, the town doctor, is ably assisted by Bernice Pitts, a famous trained nurse. Ruth Hensley, Ethel Worley and Ruth Smith have become valuable school teachers. We were greatly disappointed that we could not see Virginia White’s home, because the crystal showed views on only one continent. The crystal showed next a gorgeous Art Studio which we learned belonged to Marion Sheen, whose pictures have been accepted by the French Academy As the crystal became dark, we departed amazed and delighted to have heard of our old classmates here so many miles away from civilization. Lucille Carmack The Virginian 1925 A Fond Farewell i. We’ve come together for a last goodbye, Our work has ended here. And we’re each wondering what the future holds And just where we’ll be next year — As we each settle down to the cares of life And leave Alma Mater so dear, And oft we’ll sigh, for the days gone by And the joys of our school days here. II. We’re here tonight to bid farewell To the school we hold so dear, ’Tis sad for us; so soon we’ve come To the end of our Senior year. May the friends we’ve made be tried and true And prove the strongest tie. If our hopes come true, we’ll live with you In our dreams, O Virginia High. Chorus: The time has come to say goodbye, To our high school days so dear, We’ll ne’er forget the times we’ve had Nor memories ever near. As we live our life with its sorrow and strife, And the days pass by into years, We’ll ever be true to you, dear school, And cherish our high school days. 1926 1925 The Virginian 19 26 Senior Class Poem The spring always brings happy times With growing flowers and trees. The sun is bright, the leaves are green, Joy comes on every breeze. We look around us glad to see New beauties every day. All life is gay, all life is bright With sunshine, love and play. But this springtime there comes a cloud That shades the bright blue sky. We feel the joys slip from our lives As days go passing by. The hours that still are left to us Bring sighs and many a tear. Our minds are filled with thoughts of grief, For ’tis our Senior year. While sadness flickers o’er our days, There comes a ray of light, That takes away the fear we feel And leaves a thought so bright. We know that years can not take ’way The ideals true and sound Which we in Old Virginia High Have ever, ever found. Good-bye, our school, we leave thee now, We’ll keep our memories dear; Tho’ fate may draw us far away Our thoughts will e’er be near. Phyllis Kennedy 19 25 The Virginian 1926 Class Will We, the Seniors of Bristol, Virginia, High School, in the year of our Lord, 1926, being of sound mind and good looks, do hereby make and publish the following to be our last Will and Testament: First: To our Faculty, long may they live, even as long as the lessons they give. Second: To the Junior Class we leave all the second-hand chewing gum, discarded lip stick, broken desks and left-over rouge, to be used by them at the first banquet in the “Gym.” Third: We hereby make the following personal bequests with the hope that they be accepted in as loving a spirit as they are given: To Miss Hanson we leave “Brad” Allin’s shoes. “Ber” Miller, Edna and “Toots” Dungan leave their lip stick to Mary Moorman, Patty Godsey, and Virginia Litton, hoping that it will improve their appearance. Herman Baker leaves his ability to argue to Randolph Roberts. Silas Long and Roy Bowers leave their “shieky” ways to Jim Horton and “Poly” Kauffman. “Peewee” leaves his position at center on the football team to Jimmy Holmes. Troy Chandler leaves the “soup strainer” of Mr. Loomis to a Junior to be used in the auditorium only. Henry Lockett, Harvey Hepworth and Harry Wolfe leave the latter’s Ford to Robert Preston, David Cash and Paul Hoover for travel on the Big Creek Pike. Louise Whitten leaves her hairpins to Helen Burchfield. Laura Lavinder leaves her flapperish ways to Margaret Myers. Ralph Calhoun and Hattie Ayles leave their excuses they made up for tardies to be used by Jack Fuller and Newton Bush. Annie Belle Snead leaves what’s left of the piano to Bonnie Maiden. We hereby appoint Mr. Fred Reuning as Executor to carry out this will to the fullest extent, hoping that he will spare neither time nor money in so doing. We, the undersigned, do respectfully submit this, our last Will and Testa- ment. Witnessed by: Troy Chandler, President Senior Class. Miss Jennie Buford Hanson, Senior Sponsor. Signed: Harry Wolfe, Legator Senior Class. 1925 The Virginian 1926 JUNIORS ,V 1925 The Virginian 1926 Junior Class MEMBERS Merle Rutherford Douglas Brewer Jeff Crumley John Couch Earl Creger Garland Creger T. B. Drinkard Richard Fleenor William Fickle Nathaniel Galliher James Horton Kenneth Owen Robert Preston Stanley Rutherford Paul Roe Howard Sublett John Osborne Beatrice Cross Margaret DeArmond Pauline Holt Viola Jones Margaret Sherwood Lois Roberts Ora Wade Louise White Hazel Worley Billy Aronhime Gordon Aronhime David Cash Paul Hoover Poley Kauffman Eugene McEver Randolph Roberts Joseph Steele Billy Dicky Willie Anderson Virginia Beeler Aileen Brown Cornelia Carmack Carrie Dishner Leta Doane Cornelia Forgey Patty Godsey Ada Goodpasture Harriet Harkrader Virginia Litton Mary Moorman Margaret Myers Lucile Newman Clairbel Pettyjohn Lennie Mae Pitts Ruth Leonard Margaret Ryan Annette Ferguson Preston Buchanan Earl Davis Raymond Gose Radcliffe Gose David Kingsolver Howard Miller Elgin McCroskey Dewey Pettyjohn Lawrence Phelps Eugene Rasnick Herman Godsey Norton Smith Margaret Ballard Virginia Barker Eugenia Boyer Pauline Brown Hazel Combs Pauline Cole Ruth Dunlap Thelma Holt Elizabeth Holmes Cora Johnson Martha Spurgeon Bonnie Maiden Fred Syphers Ruth Dunlap 1925 The Virginian 1926 Junior Class OFFICERS Virginia Litton Harriett Harkrader Poley Kauffman Lois Roberts President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Motto Not at the top but climbing " Colors Flower Yellow and White Jonquil Yell 3-5-7-9-11, We number more than 77, But you’d better bet We’re in the Class of ’27. 1925 The Virginian 1926 1925 The Virginian 19 26 1925 The Virginian 1926 1925 The Virginian 1926 Hail to the Juniors of ’Twenty-six! Just one more high hill to climb, A few more studies to decline. Just one more long step to take, And our future’ll be at stake. As Juniors we are very gay, Alas! “Too gay!” the teachers say. We make the Seniors open their eyes And look at us with much surprise. They look at us as if to say, “I wonder how you got that way,” And we just look back and smile As if to say, “Oh, run awhile.” Oh! I’ll admit we sometimes bother, Even our dear mother and father, But nevertheless, you have confessed, As Juniors we are the very best. So hail to the Juniors, one and all! All hail to the Juniors, large and small! Hail, all hail, to the very best gang, Whose voices in this school e’er rang! Hail to the Juniors of Twenty-six! Pauline Holt 53 1925 The Virginian 1926 Senior Snap Shots 54 1925 The Virginian 1926 SOPHOMORE 55 1925 The Virginian 1926 Sophomore Class MEMBERS William Allin Paul Davis Baker Grimsley William Keesling Cliffard Edens Ernest Lewis Paul Lewis Staley Short Mabel Arnold Elizabeth Bowers Brazilla Campbell Naomi Couch Irene Eversole Pauline Glover Louise Snead Pauline Taylor Mary Thomas Althea Zimmerman James Barker Herman Cuddy Wesley Davis William Godsey Norbourne Galliher Joseph Kelly Carl Tranum James Smith Brownie Campbell Virginia Crosswhite Irene Cassell Edith Darter Vesta English Mary Lois Francis Evelyn Gallimore India Gilmer Annette Kearfott Louise McChesney Mary Gordon McIver Virginia Miller Mildred Rutherford Alma Williams VlOLETTE WlSLER Ruby Worley Newton Bush Claude Crockett Merlin Davis Walter Maiden Colman Pendleton Herman Simcox Ray Wagner Jack Fuller Elmo Smith Mary Lee Belcher Evelyn Brooks Mary Carroll Jamiee Gose Mary Hasselvander Hazel Henley Ruby Lytz Sarabel McEver Audrey Mumpower Lucile Sherritt Pauline Wade Sarah Watson Lois White Marinda Prevetts Carrie Sorah Bessie Snapp Georgia Cooper Howard Kelly 56 1925 The Virginian 1926 Sophomore Class OFFICERS James Crockett President Elizabeth Bowers Vice-President Mary Gordon McIver Secretary and Treasurer Motto “On to ’28 " Colors Flower Gold and Green Yellow Iris Yell Hoopa V, Hoopa H, Hoopa S, Hoopa, Hoopa, V. H. S. 1925 The Virginian 1926 Sophomore Poem We have the pep, And no use talking, We’ll hold our rep, Without even once balking, Until we plow thru’ With honors galore To our Senior year, With knowledge in store. r ■ ' K I Lit v - • ' i ' We’ve got our mind On the step ahead, Of our future we have No dread, For succeed we must; We’ll do it or bust. Watch us, we are coming More and more, To reap what the future Has for us in store, For it’s the aim of each Son and daughter To be an honor to Our Alma Mater. Virginia Miller. 58 1925 The Virginian 1926 1925 The Virginian 1926 Gladys Coalson Georgia Booher Evelyn Goode Isabelle Gemmelle Lucile Hayworth Irene Hagan Mildred Hood Daphne Horner Julia Kelly Nancy Kilgore Theressa Killinger Elizabeth Neal Louise Powell Marianne Roberts Margaret Smith Ruth Tallman Helen Young Earle Coalson J. D. Cross Olin Dettor Charles Harkrader James Holmes A. B. McClellan Waldo Miles William Steppe Jack Warren Wayne Williams Thelma Almany Annie Mae Brown Isabel Buchanan Vena Hilliard Helen Hurley Helen Mainous Frances Slatery Hazel Smelser Donna Straley Freshman Class MEMBERS Cora Walling Gladys Wise Levenia Mumpower Elwood Bausell Joseph Callahan Stuart Carter Homer Harris Jummy Hayes Bill Hill Robert Martin Frank Moore Paul Owens John Rasnick Pierce Thomas CharlesWeingartner Paul Wright Billie Wyatt Nannie Kate Barker Minnie Bridgeman Bessie Coffy Eufaula Dickson Estelle Eversole Carlyle Ferguson Mona Gunning Edith Keesee Nannie Mae Leonard Mae Lytz Mary McCracken Angeleen Pesto Pearl Pitts Linda Riggs Mary Sherriffs Clara Wade Jane Weatherly R uby Weatherly Bob Case 60 Arthur Countiss Howard Crumley James Forgey Earl Jackson John Lambert Albert Simcox Maurice Stinnette Ben Wisler Mabel Cooper Mary Fleenor Dorthy Fugate Helen Godsey Helen Hughes Jaunita Jones Lillian Kennedy Lena Salyer Laura Taylor Lucille Thayer Nina Tolbert Maxie White Kathleen Willis Nina Sira Lewis Brooks Herbert Dishner Marvin Dishner James Forgey Carl Jones Lawrence Kelly James Maines Charles Minnich Luther Pippin Franklin Rouse Robin Whitten George Young David Hart 1925 The Virginian 19 26 Freshman Class OFFICERS Nancy Kilgore President Jimmy Hayes Vice-President Estelle Eversole Secretary-Treasurer Motto “We can ! We will! " Colors Flower White and Yellow Daisy Yell White and Gold, White and Gold! We’re the Freshmen, Bright and bold! 61 1925 The Virginian 1926 Freshman Poem We’re only Freshmen, timid and shy, But watch us as the years roll by. ’Cause if we study hard and pass, Next year we’ll be the Sophomore Class. Then ’ere another year rolls ’round, With the jolly Juniors we’ll be found. And on we’ll climb till ’29, You’ll see us Seniors, dignified and fine. Evelyn Good. 1925 The Virginian 1926 wjmmMMi LITERARY SOCIETIES 1925 The Virginian 1926 Lee- Jeffersonian OFFICERS Silas Long Ruth McIver Harry Wolfe Lois Roberts President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Motto Life without literature is dead ' Colors Green and White Flower White Rose f min 1926 1925 The Virginian Virginian Literary Society OFFICERS Joseph Kelly Elizabeth Bowers Sarabel McEver William Allin President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Motto Post Proelium Praemium Colors Pink and Green Flower Carnation 1925 The Virginian 19 26 Wilsonian Literary Society Daphne Horner James Hayes J. D. Cross OFFICERS President Vice-President Secretary and Treasurer Motto “ Victory crowns patience ' Colors Yellow and Black Flower Black-Eyed Susan 1925 The Virginian 1926 Arthur Countiss James Forgey Lawrence Phelps T. B. Drinkard James Hess Frank Groseclose Howard Sublett George Young Robin Whitten Jack Warren Wesley Davis James Smythe Elwood Bausell Luther Pippin William Steppe Billie Wyatt Radcliffe Gose John Rasnick William Hill Ray Wagner Lawrence Kelly Manual Training Garland Creger Marvin Dishner Newton Bush Albert Simcox Howard Miller Joseph Steel Herbert Dishner Eugene Rasnick Jack Fuller Elgin McCroskey Lewis Brooks Earl Davis Earl Jackson Herman Simcox John Couch J. D. Cross, Jr. Homer Harris Coleman Pendleton William Godsey Ralph Calhoun Stanley Rutherford Eugene McEver John Lambert James Horton Staley Short Claude Crockett William Dickey Herman Simcox Poley Kauffman David Hart Stuart Carter Joe Callahan James Barker Maurice Stinnette James Holmes Paul Long Walter Maiden Waldo Miles James Hayes Merlin Davis Charles Harkrader 1925 The Virginian 1926 Domestic Science Willie Anderson Virginia Barker Ruth Hoover Marian Sheen Ethel Steppe Margaret Ryan Martha Spurgeon Ruth Smith Marrinda Prevette Cora Johnson Thelma Holt Mary Fleenor Ruth Leonard Annie Lewis 1925 The Virginian 1926 Domestic Art Lucile Carmack Eufaula Dickson Mona Gunning Evelyn Gallimore Hazel Henley Sarabel McEver Audrey Mumpower Ruby Worley Alma Williams Violet Wisler Mildred Rutherford Georgia Cooper Sarah Watson Edna Dungan Evelyn Dungan Bernice Miller Virginia White Margaret Smith Frances Slattery Georgia Booher Merle Rutherford 1925 The Virginian 1926 Clifford C. Loomis, Director Anna Belle Snead Piano Albert Goodpasture Trumpet Randolph Roberts Violin Vernon Large Drums 19 25 The Virginian 1926 Glee Club Clifford C. Loomis, Director Mary Moorman Ada Goodpasture Leta Doane Virginia Litton Rachel McCrary Margaret Myers Viola Jones Patty Godsey Edna Dungan Jane Smith Irene Cassell Merle Rutherford Lennie Mae Pitts Virginia Barker Virginia White Cornelia Carmack Lucille Carmack Ethel Steppe Margaret DeArmond Ruth Hoover Ruth McIver Mary Gordon McIver Mary Lucille Newman Mary Scyphers Marian Sheen Annette Ferguson Anna Belle Snead Pauline Holt Helen Burchfield Bonnie Maiden Mamie Vermillion 71 1925 The Virginian 1926 1925 The Virginian 1926 The Virginian 1925 1926 School Fair The Annual Fair, given by the public schools of Bristol, Virginia, was held in the Jefferson Schoo l gymnasium on Friday, September 17, 1925, sponsored by the Parent-Teacher Associations. This activity, directed by Miss Kate Wheeler and participated in by the teachers and pupils of all the schools, proved to be a decided success. There was an extraordinary exhibition of work from numerous and sundry departments. Prizes donated by the Parent-Teacher Associations and the merchants of the town, were awarded to the best exhibitions of the following: Vegetables, flowers, canned fruit, candy, fruit, bread from the Home Economics Class, aprons, lingerie and dresses from the Sewing Class, drawings and pieces of furniture from the Manual Training Department, and handwork made by children of the primary grades. The display, so artistically arranged, was heartily commended by the hundreds of visitors who attended the fair. Hallowe’en Party This day of spooks and witches was observed with proper rites and cere- monies when the Senior Class gave a party at the High School building. The gymnasium was appropriately decorated with corn stalks, pumpkins, witches, and streamers of orange and black. In each corner was a booth, arranged by a Senior, offering various attractions to those attending. At one booth ice cream was sold while at another a glorious and thrilling future was disclosed by Mrs. Bennett, the expert fortune-teller. The side shows which offered much amusement were the Fishing Pond, the Chamber of Horrors, the Kissing Booth, and the Beauty Parlor. The prizes for the best costumes in promenade were won by Edna Dungan as Red Riding Hood and Bascom Scyphers as a Country Jay. 74 1925 The Virginian 1926 Charles Harkrader J. D. Cross Lawrence Kelly James Maines Isabelle Gemmell Evelyn Goode Lucile Hayworth Mildred Hood Daphne Horner Elizabeth Neel Louise Powell Marianne Roberts Ruth Tallman Mabel Cooper Dorothy Fugate Helen Godsey Jaunita Jones Lillian Kennedy Nina Talbert Kathleen Willis Bessie Coffey Estelle Eversole Honor Roll Club Nannie Mae Leonard Mary McCracken Mary Shirriffs Clara Wade Mary Gordon McIver Virginia Crosswhite Edith Darter Virginia Miller Irene Cassell Evelyn Brooks Mary Hasselvander Herman Cuddy Ryburn Thomas Bradford Allin Roy B. Bowers, Jr. Charles Pratt Herman Baker Garland Dunn Ruth Hensley Lucile Carmack Sue Ella Dix Alys Lavinder Laura Lavinder Ethel Steppe Ruth McIver Mary Elizabeth Barker Fred Scyphers Randolph Roberts Richard Fleenor William Allin Joseph Steele Elgin McCroskey Margaret Myers Leta Doane Virginia Litton Mary Moorman Claribel Pettyjohn Lucile Newman Ada Goodpasture Patty Godsey Cornelia Carmack Lois Roberts Willie Anderson 1925 The Virginian 1926 Statistics Ruth McIver Gordon Aronhime Kenneth Owen Annette Ferguson Oliver Buchanan Bernice Miller Ethel Steppe Gene McEver Harry Wolfe Edna Dungan Bonnie Maiden Poly Kauffman Stanley Rutherford Alys Lavinder Roy Bowers Prettiest Girl Most Talkative Laziest Biggest Flapper l Biggest Baby School Most Indifferent Girl Best Student Typical Virginia High Boy I Best Boy Athlete Best Looking Boy I Typical Virginia High Girl l Best Girl Athlete Matrimonial Candidate .... ...Biggest Sheik Most Indifferent Boy Most Conceited Girl Most Conceited Boy 76 19 25 The Virginian 1926 Statistic Pictures 1925 The Virginian 1926 Football Banquet One of the most enjoyable events of the 1925 season was a banquet on December 4, tendered by the Parent-Teacher Association to the football team. Each member of the team was asked to invite a young lady. The faculty and their better halves, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Reuning, and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Gilmer were also present. The lunch room of the school was beautifully decorated in orange and black for the occasion. Orange and black candles in crystal candle sticks were placed at intervals on the tables which were arranged to form a V. On a small table in the center of the room four cups, won by the school, were con- nected by cords of silver to a large silver basket-ball on a pedestal in the middle. The place cards were attractive and the favors were of various kinds and caused amusement during the evening. A delicious menu was served in three c ourses between which several toasts were given. Toasts and responses were exceedingly clever and appro- priate songs were sung. Music was furnished throughout the evening by Anna Belle Snead at the piano, accompanied by Floyd and Randolph Roberts on the banjo and violin. TOAST TO TEAM Miss Burrow Our full back bows to the cheering crowd, And our halves and our quarter, too. And the praise ascends to our plucky ends Who fought for me and you. We’d watch the game and we’d all exclaim, “Juse see that fellow run!” And we’d shout and roar when the struggle was o’er. That the game was only won By the half-back’s pluck in that splendid buck That carried him over the goal, But did we see fit to think a bit Of the man who made the hole? So take your cup and fill it up And drink to them so sturdy and fine, A toast to our glorious, plunging backs And our men who held the line! 78 1925 The Virginian 19 26 Officers Rachel McCrary Alice Lavinder Louise Wolfe Laura Lavinder Lucile Fugate President Vice-Presiden t Treasurer Corresponding Secretary Recording Secretary Who ’s- Who Anna Belle Snead Ruth McIver Louise Wolfe Rachel McCrary Phyllis Kennedy Alys Lavinder Laura Lavinder Marion Sheen Lucile Fugate. 1 Prettiest .. j Cutest Most Popular Biggest Flirt Best Dancer Most Attractive Most Talented Sweetest 1925 1926 The Virginian “ Monogram Club” OFFICERS Paul Davis President Gene McIver Vice-President Silas Long Secretary and Treasurer Stanley Rutherford Paul Davis Elmer Burchfield Howard Sublett Silas Long Eugene McEver Jim Crockett MEMBERS Howard Miller Garland Creger Bradford Allin Earl Creger Paul Long Harry Wolfe Oliver Buchanan Beattie Feathers Edward Glover Benny Booher Billie Dickey Ralph Calhoun Herman Baker 80 1925 The Virginian 1926 Junior-Senior Banquet The Annual Junior-Senior Banquet, given to the Senior Class by the Juniors, took place in the gymnasium of Virginia High School on Saturday evening, May the first. The Junior Class, assisted by the Parent-Teacher Association, had as its guests on this occasion the following: The Senior Class, Mr. and Mrs. Bowers, Mrs. Parrish, Mr. and Mrs. Gilmer, Miss Aaron, Miss Hanson, Mr. and Mrs. King, Miss Smith and Miss Hillman. The gymnasium was very artistically decorated with streamers of purple and gold, the colors of the Senior Class. The same color scheme was carried out in the table decorations. Potted plants and tall vases of iris further enhanced the beauty of the room. A hidden orchestra furnished music through- out the evening. The color scheme of the Juniors was carried out in the menu: Grape fruit, entwined with smilax, chicken, dressing, gravy, pickles, cranberry jelly, celery, peas in potato nests, buttered rolls, ice tea, fruit salad, wafers, brick cream and cake. The president of the Junior Class, Miss Virginia Litton, presided and acted as toast-mistress. Between the courses of the banquet the following toasts and songs were rendered: Helen Burchfield Mary Moorman Harriet Harkrader Junior Class Troy Chandler Randolph Roberts To Our School Old Virginia High Solo To the Seniors Song to Sen iors Response To The Mothers of Virginia High Junior and Senior Class Songs “Good Night Ladies” 81 Mm II 1925 The Virginian 1926 Junior-Hi- Y-Club The most recent club in our school is the Junior Hi-Y, organized by Mr. F. L. Marney, physical director of Y. M. C. A., and sponsored by Mr. Clay Easterly. The boys have found the work interesting and are very enthusiastic. The following are officers and members: Wesley Davis President Franklin Rouse Vice-President Carl Jones Secretary and Treasurer Carl Tranum Ser geant -at - Ar ms MEMBERS Stuart Carter Howard Aronhime Walter Maiden Frank Shelburn James Holmes John C. Gilmer Homer Harris Frank Scyphers Charles Harkrader Nite of Fun The Nite of Fun given by the P. T. A. at the High School building, on Friday evening, March 5, was one of the most enjoyable occasions of the season. The hall in the basement was lined with gayly decorated booths offering candy, ice cream, pies, cakes, pop and other tempting wares for sale. A delightful program consisting of a minstrel show, play, songs, dances and recitations, was presented in chapel. The Fashion Show displaying all the latest styles was a marked success. Another entertaining feature of the evening was the basket-ball game between the men and the women of the faculty. After an amusing and thrilling contest which excited the interest of all, the ladies were declared victors. 1925 The Virginian 19 26 Commencement 1926 May 22 — Recital — Piano and Expression Class. May 29-— Senior Play — a charming comedy. May 30 — Baccalaureate Sermon delivered by Dr. Robert Yost. May 31 Reading Contest in which the boys compete for a medal presented by D. B. Ryland Co., and the girls for one presented by the Bristol Virginia School Board. June 1 Junior High School Play an operetta presented by Junior High students. June 2 — Class Night -“Editing The Virginian.” June 3 — Commencement Night —the awarding of diplomas to the graduates and the Baccalaureate address delivered by Judge William E. Burns, of Lebanon, Virginia. Is m mA U i ,v ■ 83 if I ' umii v v, W , 1925 The Virginian 19 26 Mr. Sykes Mr. Snapp Mr. Groseclose Mr. King’s Victims 1925 The Virginian 19 26 1925 The Virginian 1926 Take-off on the Faculty The Take-off on the Faculty, presented by the Senior Class, was given in the High School Auditorium on Friday evening, the twenty-third of October, 1925. The play was presented in three acts. The first, a scene in chapel proved to us the unusual ability of our musical director and the marked thoughtfulness of our principal, in providing chewing gum for everyone. The second act presented a vivid description of each teacher’s classes; while the third gave us an inside view of a faculty meeting. The burlesque proved a delightful and amusing entertainment. CAST OF CHARACTERS Mr. Bowers Harvey Hepworth Mrs. Parrish Marion Sheen Miss Hanson Phyllis Kennedy Mrs. Akers Evelyn Duncan Mr. Reuninc Silas Lonc Mr. Loomis Troy Chandler Miss Hillman Eula Musick Miss Mort Glenna Simcox Miss Rouse Ethel Steppe Mr. Kinc . Elmer Burchfield Miss Aaron Alyn Lavinder Mr. Nunley Albert Goodpasture Mr. Easterly. Charles Pratt Miss Smith Ruth McIver Miss Hunt Louise Whitten Senior Plays On Saturday evening, December 12, the Senior Class presented two one-act comedies in the High Schoool Auditorium. “A Case of Suspension,” a scene in a girls’ boarding school, was splendid, presenting an amusing and unusual situation. “Suppressed Desires” was equally as good and the parts were acted with ability by Marion Sheen, Evelyn Dungan and Herman Hines. Indeed, the plays lived up to their names as comedies and furnished many good laughs. “A CASE OF SUSPENSION” Cast of Characters Harvey Hepworth Harold i Silas Lonc Tom College Bovs Herman Baker Jack ' Jane Smith Dorothy ) Louise Whitten Alice [■ College Girls Ruth McIver Mildred i Troy Chandler Professor Edgerton Ethel Steppe Miss Judkins Charles Pratt Jonas Bernice Miller Kathleen “SUPPRESSED DESIRES” Cast of Characters Marion Sheen Henriette Bruster Herman Hines Stephen Bruster Evelyn Duncan Mabel 86 1925 The Virginian 1926 The Old, Old Story A Christmas Pageant In Song, Bible Story and Shadow Pictures Presented by the LITERARY SOCIETIES The Story Desired “I Love to Tell the Story” Sts. Mathew, Mark, Luke, John “Tell Me the Old, Old Story” Women from foreign lands. The Story in Prophecy Messages from the Bible Narrator and Apostles Time of Story “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” Chorus Story portrayed in Picture and Song: 1 — The Nativity. 2 — The Shepherds and Their Flocks 3 — The Angel Messenger 4 — The Heavenly Host 5 — Bethlehem in Judea 6 — The Adoration of the Shepherds 7 — The Wise Men 8 — The Adoration of the Wise Men The Story Summarized. 87 1925 The Virginian 1926 Virginia High Minstrels Tuesday Evening, March 30, 1926 PROGRAM Part I One-Act Comedy: “Meeting of the Darktown Literary Society” Characters Silas Long Herman Baker Billy Dickey Troy Chandler Herman Hines Elmer Burchfield, Oliver Buchanan Homer Harris, Douglas Brewer President Secretary Rastus Whitman Lew Harm Jasmine Johns Joharis Judges Policemen Bradford Allin Part II Interlocutor Eugene McEver Paul Davis Herman Hines End Men Elmer Burchfield Francis Hines Billy Dickey Circle. Stanley Rutherford “ Ivory” Dickey Kenneth Owens “Charcoal” Hines Jimmy Hayes “Ebony” Burchfield “Eight Ball” McIver Edward Glover “Coal” Davis Circle Songs “Virginia High ” “Just Lovin’ You” “Down by the Winegar Works” ...... “Just a Sailor’s Sweetheart” “Ain’t You Coming Out Tonight?” “Tie Me to Your Apron Strings” “Let Us Waltz as We Say Goodbye” “Let the Bumble Bee Be” “ Remember” “Thanks for the Buggy Ride” Grand Finale 88 1925 The Virginian 1926 Girls ’ Glee Club Minstrel Part One Entire Company “Blackberry” Newman “Black Narcissus” Burchfield “Cherry Blossom” Ferguson Merle Rutherford “Snowball” Smith Mary Moorman Ada Goodpasture, “Chrysanthemum” Holt “ Hambone ” Cassell Bonnie Maiden Rachel McCrary Marion Sheen Entire Company Opening Chorus Angry Then I’ll Be Happy Paddlin Madeline Home Ignorant Mamma Loud Speaking Papa Hills of Old Virginia Who Show Me the Way to Go Home Eve Just Like a Sailor Sometime Cecila Closing Chorus Dickey and Company “Hambone” Cassell Dickey and Company Mrs. Hines Dickey and Company Part Two Rapid Transit A Trip to New York A Game of Chance Whistling Solo The Salesmen 1925 The Virginian 1926 Program Presented in Auditorium ON Nite-of-Fun Harry Wolfe M. Sheen B. Miller R. McCrary A. Snead.. R. McIver Irene Cassell L. Lavinder P. Kennedy “DRIFTING ON” Reader ...Vamp Bathing Girl Seventeen Red Cross Nurse Senorita Ballet Dancer Riding Girl Widow Rachel McCrary Solos “Tie Me to Your Apron Strings Again” “ Remember” Elizabeth Bowers Readings “Christmas Dinner on the Wing” “A Coquette Conquered” Miss Alys Lavinder and Mr. V. E. Miller The Charleston ONE-ACT PLAY “George Washington’s First Defeat” Characters Roy Bowers Bernice Miller Irene Cassell George Washington Lucy Grimes Camelia MINSTREL SHOW “Kitchen Utensil Orchestra” Comedy: “Long Distance Telephone” Billy Dickey Leader Characters Billy Dickey Waldo Miles John Elliot Elizabeth Callahan Francis Hines Lee Elliot Paul Wright Lyle Flannagan 90 1925 The Virginian 19 26 1925 The Virginian 1926 Mr. Reuning Miss Hillman Athletic Association OFFICERS Bradford Allin Silas Long Mr. H. W. Nunley Mr. Fred Reuning Miss Etta Hillman President Vice-President Secretary and Treasurer Athletic Director for Boys Athletic Director for Girls The Athletic Association of Virginia High School has again been fully repaid for all efforts put forth to encourage athletics in the school. The success of all the teams representing the school has been, during the year ’25-’26, one of the greatest in the school’s history. Both boys’ and girls’ teams have been of Championship Calibre. Again Virginia High was fortunate enough to secure the services of Mr. Fred Reuning as coach of the boys’ team and Physical Director. Miss Hillman, the girls’ basket-ball coach turned out an excellent team this season. The faculty, students and patrons appreciate fully the work of both coaches, and the success of the teams under their instruction. 1925 The Virginian 1926 Herman Hines Bernice Miller Zippitty, zippitty, zi We’re from Va. Hi. We’ve g ot the stuff To treat ’em rough And win that game or die. Kick ’em higher, Kick ’em lower, Va. Hi, make a score. S-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s Boom-ah Va. Hi rah, rah. Hey team, say team, Fight, fight, fight. Hie, haec, hoc, Who’s gonna croak And that’ll be a joke. Cheer headers YELLS Orange and Black, Orange and Black, Here we come, so clear the track, Hi Boom Zackery Zack, go way back. Calumet Baking Powder, Yellow Corn Bread, Watch Va. Hi put to bed. In Va. we put ginger, In pepper we put pep, So bet your bottom dollar, boys, We’re gonna keep that rep. With a ve vo, With a vi vo, With a ve vo, vi vo, vum, It’s just as plain as it can be That we’ve got up the tree. 93 1925 The Virginian 1926 BASEBALL 1925 The baseball season of 1925 was short and snappy but very successful. While we only played five games every one ended with old Virginia at the big end of the score. THE SCHEDULE Va. High Va. High Va. High Va. High Va. High 5 Abingdon High 7 Kingsport High 4 V. P. I. Goblets 8 Johnson City High 14 Johnson City High TEAM Macauley McEver, Captain Robert Cocke Clarence Mason Edward Glover Eugene McEver Garland Creger. Silas Long Eugene Thompson Palmer Hines Earl Creger Haynes Whitten Solon Hale Beatty Feathers 0 6 2 0 1 Catcher First Base Second Base Third Base Short Stop Pitcher Pitcher Center Field Right Field Left Field Right Field Left Field Right Field 19 25 The Virginian 1926 Football Record Va. High 27 Galax 0 Va. High 13 Norton 3 Va. High 0 V. P. I. Goblets 18 Va. High 20 King Jr. Varsity 0 Va. High 13 Johnson City 0 Va. High ..... 7 Morristown 0 Va. High 0 Kingsport 20 Va. High 14 Erwin 10 Va. High 34 Tennessee High . 0 Total Va. High 128 Opponents 52 Eugene McEver, Manager Stanley Rutherford, Captain 1925 The Virginian 1926 Football Team 1925 The Virginian 1926 Football Letter Men S. Rutherford, Captain E. McEver, Manager H. Sublett B. Feathers G. Creger S. Long E. Burchfield W. Dickey P. Davis H. Wolfe J. Crockett H. Miller E. Glover B. Allin P. Long E. Creger O. Buchanan B. Booher H. Baker REVIEW OF THE SEASON The football season of 1925 at Virginia High was one of the most successful in the annals of the school, one of which we may be justly proud and one which was duly appreciated by the student body as was shown by the splendid backing given to the team by them. Out of nine games only two were lost, and both of them to teams of unusual merit. The first to defeat us was the V. P. I. Freshmen. Their best man, and they had some good ones, was an old Virginia High man, so that defeat was not so hard to bear, as it might have been otherwise. Our second defeat came when we met Kingsport and were defeated to the tune of 20 to 0. This was a little harder to bear because the teams, aside from being old rivals, were more evenly matched; they just out fought us. The sting of these two reverses was partly taken away when we journeyed to Erwin and snatched a victory from them out of the face of certain defeat. That game was one of the best examples of the fighting spirit which has characterized Virginia High teams. Then, to help wipe out the sting of defeat, we romped on our ancient rival, Tennessee High, with the gratifying score of 34 to 0. So, in spite of those two reverses, the season was one on which we may look back with pride as one of Virginia High’s most successful seasons. 1 itfc ' j Jfl ! 1925 The Virginian 1926 Boys’ Basket-Ball Team 1925 The Virginian 1926 Boys’ Basket-Ball The past season was quite a success, for out of 12 games only 4 were lost. Three of which were won by teams out of our class, the alumni, V. P. I. Fresh- men and Staunton Military Academy at the W. L. Tournament. Only one high school game was lost and this to Kingsport; we retaliated by playing them a game which ended in a tie and which was forfeited to us on their refusal to play it off. Later we beat Johnson City who had defeated Kingsport on their own floor. THE TEAM P. Davis, Capt., Forward H. Sublett, Forward B. Allin, Center E. McEver, Guard E. Glover, Guard S. Rutherford, Forward P. Sublett, Forward C. Creger, Guard E. Burchfield, Manager RECORD — 1925 V. H. S. .. ... 49 Mosheim . 22 V. H. S. 39 Erwin 9 V. H. S. 63 Hiwassee College 12 V. H. S. 40 Abingdon 16 V. H. S. 26 Kingsport 16 V. H. S. 38 Alumni 43 V. H. S. 30 Erwin 27 V. H. S. 36 Kingsport 36 V. H. S. 75 Norton 20 V. H. S. 20 V. P. I. Freshmen 51 V. H. S. 39 Johnson City 32 V. H. S. 20 Staunton M. A. 27 Total V. H. S. 475 Opponents 330 INDIVIDUAL SCORING Field Goals Fouls Total Points P. Davis . 20 4 out of 15 . . 44 H. Sublett 66 14 out of 27 146 B. Allin 21 5 out of 20 47 E. McEver 63 23 out of 47 149 E. Glover . 4 ......... 5 out of 8 13 P. Sublett 14 7 out of 17- 35 S. Rutherford 4 2 out of 11 10 G. Creger 3 1 out of 2 . . 7 1925 1926 The Virginian 1925 The Virginian 1926 Girls ' Basket-Ball We had one of the best girls’ teams that ever represented Virginia High. One of which we are proud. Only three games out of eleven were lost. These were lost to the Alumnae, Kingsport and Pulaski. In our second game with Kingsport we retaliated by defeating them by a score of twenty-five to seven- teen. THE TEAM Edna Dungan, Capt., Forward Mary Moorman, Forward Anna Belle Snead, Forward Viola Jones, Guard Cornelia Forgey, Guard Jane Smith, Guard Merle Rutherford, Guard Louise Snead, Guard Bonnie Maiden, Mgr., Forward RECORD— 1926 V. H. S. 34 Faculty 11 V. H. S. 27 Alumnae 30 V. H. S. 15 Bluff City . 14 V. H. S. .32 Wytheville 21 V. H. S. 48 Marion 6 V. H. S 46 Marion 13 V. H. S. 22 Wallace 10 V. H. S. 12 Kingsport 23 V. H. S. 25 Kingsport 17 V. H. S. ...32 Norton 10 V. H. S. 13 Pulaski 40 Total V. H. S. 306 Opponents 195 INDIVIDUAL SCORING Field Goals Fouls Total E. Dungan 69 15 out of 24 153 M. Moorman 52 ...... 13 out of 19 117 A. Snead 3 ..... 1 out of 3 10 B. Maiden 14 3 out of 6 31 C. Forgey 2 1 out of 5 5 1925 The Virginian 1926 1925 The Virginian 1926 Girls’ Basket-Ball INTER-CLASS TOURNAMENT March, 1926 For the first time in the athletic history of our school the girls staged an Inter-Class Basket-ball Tournament. This aroused a great deal of interest, especially the game between the Seniors and Sophomores. Because of a dis- puted score it was necessary to play a second game to decide which team was entitled to play the Juniors. In the finals on Thursday, March 18, the Juniors won the undisputed class championship and Mrs. Parrish presented the team a silver loving cup. TOURNAMENT RECORD Freshmen 13 Juniors 23 Sophomores 11 Seniors 12 Seniors ....16 Sophomores... 21 Sophomores 9 Juniors 28 POST-SERIES RECORD Juniors 9 Varsity 57 Sophomores 5 Sub-Team 35 TEAMS Seniors Phyllis Kennedy, Capt. Alys Lavinder Mayme Vermillion Bernice Miller Bernice Pitts Ruth Hensley Rachel McCrary Virginia White Sophomores Virginia Crosswhite, Capt. Brownie Campbell Annette Kearfott Pauline Wade Sarabel McEver Louise McChesney Evelyn Brooks Evelyn Gallimore Sub- Team Jaunita Jones, Capt. Eula Musick Bessie Coffey Louise Snead Beatrice Cross Lyle Flannigan Juniors Elizabeth Holmes, Capt Pauline Holt Annette Ferguson Helen Burchfield Ada Goodpasture Ora Wade Ruth Dunlap Freshmen Maxie White, Capt. Lucille Hayworth Nancy Kilgore Isabelle Buchanan Minnie Bridgeman Mildred Hood Evelyn Good Julia Kelly Varsity Edna Dungan, Capt. Anna Belle Snead Mary Moorman Cornelia Forgey Jane Smith Viola Jones 103 1925 The Virginian 1926 School Songs It’s old Virginia High, it’s old Virginia High, The pride of every boy and girl, It’s dear old V. H. S., it’s dear old V. H. S., It’s old Virginia High we cheer. So now’s the time boys, to make a big noise. No matter what the people say, There’s naught to fear, the gang’s all here, So here’s to old Virginia High. We ’re gonna’ win this game anyhow or die. We’re gonna’ win this game anyhow or die, Virginia’s team is out today To win this game and walk away, We’re gonna’ win this game anyhow or die. When old Va. falls in line allright, We’re gonna’ win that game again or fight. For when we yell, we yell, we yell for all. For upon the field the foe will fall, lose every ball, But staunch and true to our dear school. And it will surely bring us victory, too, For on this day we’re gonna’ say — gonna’ say, Rah-rah-rah. Oh hail, Virginia, hail, Oh hail, Virginia, hail, Our school’s the best of all the rest, Our praises never fail. Oh hail, Virginia, hail. Oh hail, Virginia, hail, Our school’s the best of all the rest, Our praises never fail, O V-i-r-g-i-n-i-a , Boom, Our dear old High School, we sing to you, Pride of old Va., we love you, yes we do — dear High School, Long may we cherish thee, love and adore, Sing praise and honor, forever more. Va. High, you know we love you, And we long for you to win, Va. High, we are rooting for you, And now we will begin To say hoorah for old Va. Who is always at our call, Bring back to us the grandest victory Of the husky old football. If you think you’re goin’ out to win this game, O, Tenn., change your mind. If you think Va. cannot play, Surprise you’re ’bout to find. For our old school’s an all-right place, And losing to us is no disgrace, So — if you think you’re goin’ out to win this game, O, Tenn., change your mind. 104 1925 The Virginian 1926 Jokes Miss Hillman (in book store) — “I want a Spanish book for my class.” Clerk — ‘‘Here is a good one for $1.00.” Miss Hillman — “Oh, they are above that, they had a $1.25 book last year. ” “Rippy” Owen — “Si says that Your brother is an undertaker. You told me he was a doctor.” “Tige” Harris — “N o, no, I just said he followed the medical profession.” Mr. King (at lunch counter) — “The study of the occult sciences interests me very much. I love to explore the dark depths of mystery, to fathom the unfathomable — . ” Miss Hunt — “May I help you to some hash, Professor?” Mrs. Parrish — “Can you give me a good description of a high school boy, Charles Pratt for example?” Douglas Brewer (pause) —“He is about six feet tall and a foot and a half broad and about four units short. ” The following is the story of Adam and Eve as told in the Bible Class by Leona Pettyjohn: “One day Adam, with his hoe, was returning from his potato patch to his humble abode. Young Cain was running ahead throwing rocks, and when they came to a beautiful garden, said, “Oh! father, look. I wish we could live in that beautiful garden.” “We did,” replied his father, “until your mother ate us out of house and home.” Miss Hillman (Physical Ed.) — “Right about face!” Bernice Miller — “Thank goodness, I’m right about something.” Two B. V. H. S. boys had run away from home. 1st Boy -“Here’s a telegram from your papa.” 2nd Boy — “What does it say?” 1st Boy -“All is forgiven — stay where you are!” Miss Oglesby — “Bradford, use triangle in a sentence.” “Brad” Allin — “If fish don’t bite on grasshoppers, try angle worms.” Silas Long recently advised “Peewee” Burchfield to go into the bakery business using the following sign: “Peewee Burchfield, Biggest Loafer in Town. ” 106 1925 The Virginian 1926 A Manual Training pupil asked Mr. Easterly when the War of 1812 was fought. After much thought Mr. Easterly replied, “Well, really, that date has slipped my mind.’’ Test: E.8 Question — “What principle do we find in Poe’s short stories?’’ Answer -“The deafness of effect, and the comedy of language.” Pardon us, Edgar A., for disturbing your slumber. Brownie C. — “You’re a coward, you’re even afraid of your shadow.” Beatrice C. —“Well, why shouldn’t I be? It looks like a crowd is following me. ” “Mule” (at hotel in Norton) — “I tell you I won’t have this room. I’m not paying out good money for a chicken coop with a folding bed in it. You needn’t think just because I’m from -. ” Elevator Boy (disgustedly) — “Aw, get in, this ain’t your room, this is the elevator.” Some answers given in a Junior High History Class on the World War: The “Big Four” who attended the Peace Conference were Wilson, Lord George, the one standing in the door and the one standing behind. They represented the following countries: United States, England, New York and Bluefield. ” The United States entered the World War in 1792. Columbus was appointed commander-in-chief of the Allied Armies. Mr. Lockett — “ What do you mean by driving at 60 miles an hour, Henry?” Henry — “I was just hurrying home to keep from an accident, father.” Eugene McEver — “I heard they are going to make 6-hour periods.” “Dotty” Rutherford — “I object to that.” “Mac”— “W hy?” “Dotty” — “Because six hours is too long to sleep.” Mrs. Akers — “Who can name the other work of Hay?” Garland Cunningham (after everyone else had tried) —“The Little Breeches. ” Mrs. Akers — “G arland always brings up the rear.” Miss Burrows — “How many of you want a 10c copy of “The Scarlet Letter?’’ Bascom Scyphers — “I will go in with Bradford and get one.” 1925 The Virginian 1926 Elva Latture Viola JOnes Ed GloVer Annette FErguson Bonnie MaIden JameS Crockett Oliver Buchanan GarLand Creger BrownIe Campbell Virginia White Toots Dungan Miss Burrows — “ Do any of you know if there are any wildflowers around here? ” Troy Chandler -“This school is full of them.’’ Robert Davis says that among motorists, when they oil not, neither do they spin. Oliver Buchanan — “Father, what does collegebred mean?” Mr. Buchanan — “A four-year loaf.” Robert Preston — “Did you get all those questions in that test?” David Kingsolver -“Yes, it’s the answers that I missed.” Billy Dickey “If you are left-handed, do you have appendicitis in the left side?” Kenneth Owen — “Mr. King is worse than a immigration officer.” Fred Scyphers — “W hy?” Kenneth —“He has swiped their slogan: ‘They shall not pass’.” Eugene McEver —“Brother ‘Mule,’ ain’t this life full of woes?” “Mule” Sublett — “It isn’t the woes that I mind, it’s the giddaps.” Tootsie Dungan — “Mr. Nunley, may I speak to you a minute?” Mr. Nunley- -“No, Evelyn, I told you I would not permit you to speak to nobody. ” Tootsie — “I see. May I speak to Viola?” Mr. King — “What’s the difference between moths and butterflies?” James Barker —“Moths fly at night and butter flies in the day time.” Gordon Aronhime (just before exams) — “Just think, Mr. Nunley, this is the last time we’ll get to talk all the period in here.” Mr. Nunley — “Yes, I know it, and no one is gladder of it than I.” 108 1925 The Virginian 1926 WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF Annette Ferguson wasn’t sucking her thumb? Harvey wasn’t tardy for a whole week? Phyllis wasn’t talking? Laura and Ethel missed a question? “Perculator” Hoover knew his lesson? We went to chapel two mornings in succession? Jane was fat? Peewee was slim? Jim Crockett didn’t have a girl? Mr. Loomis would forget to sing No. 98? Mr. King hated bugs and reptiles? Lucille Newman wasn’t giggling? Norton Smith stayed awake the last period? Miss Hanson had big feet? Dutch skipped the first period with Virginia present? Edna quit combing her hair in class? Herman Baker quit arguing? Alys Lavinder was redheaded? ALL SENIORS FAILED!!! Oh! Outch!! Ungh!!! Randolph Roberts — “If the president would die who would get the job?’’ Virginia Litton “Why, the vice-president, of course.” Randolph — “Goodness no, the undertaker would?” The best case of remembrance in Virginia High for a long time happened when “Brad” Allin on the way to Kingsport to play basket-ball remembered that he had forgotten his clothes. NEVERMORE I. Could you tell what the trouble was When those two girls went astray And so suddenly did scamper And in the closet, hide away? When Mrs. Parrish came to view them And with lectures full of lore Made their little spines just shiver While they whispered, “Nevermore?” 109 1925 The Virginian ii. I wonder what ’twas all about Our Han(d)som teacher at the desk, Pirouetting round in great distress And crying loud in anguished tones, “Please someone, come and crush its bones!” A hero to her rescue came — Poor mousie has gone on before, His dying song, “Oh, Nevermore!” III. Whene’er a speaker comes to school, Some uninvited guests appear. All species of the canine tribe — So frisky, brave, with joy alive. Alas one day a scholar came And used such ponderous words They fell down prostrate, on the floor, While faintly barking, “Nevermore!” IV. Can anyone find the test tubes? Did you see them go astray? Or were they really broken And hastily cast away? The echo comes to mock us We plan till our brains are sore, But the King is sure to catch us, And we’ll plead, “Oh, Nevermore!” V. Oh! What was that great explosion? From whence did it eminate? Can someone answer the question, Or are all too dead to state? A weak voice calls from the “Smith,” lab And we know that all troubles are o’er. We silently clear up the debris, And firmly resolve, Nevermore! VI. Now when asked the single question Of the Editor-in-Chief “Would you always like this business And the annual honor keep?” Lo! She raised her hands in horror And in tones ne’er heard before — Gave the clarion call for freedom, Then she murmured, “Nevermore!” Jane Smith. 1926 no 1925 The Virginian 1926 SOME THINGS THE SENIORS HAVE LEARNED AND ARE WILLING TO PASS ON: 1 — On a cold day, if the study-hall clock is not wound it will stop. This will also happen on a warm day. 2 It has been found that Tea Berry Chewing Gum will retain its shape indefinitely when left alone on the under side of a desk. 3 In Virginia High building the pupils find it difficult to ascend the steps in the north end corridor without raising one foot above the other. 4 — It is said that the Esquimos show no surprise at the sight of snow. 5 The pupils of Virginia High are seldom shocked when they see Coach Reuning trying to sell season tickets. 6 — It is said that in certain parts of Scott County the people prefer to go to bed after nightfall. 7 — It is rumored in Australia that a giraffe has never been know to build its nest in a tree. 8 — After long and careful investigation it has been decided that a General Course requires less work than a Latin Course. 9 Further investigation has established the fact that a greater number of pupils elect the General Course. F — is for faculty tried and so true Who work hard to make us do all that we do. A — is for Aaron in History somehow Knows all that has happened from the year one till now. C — is for Coach, sarcastic. Oh yes! But we’re proud of the team ’tis quite a success. U — is for Union of Teachers who reign O’er most of us kids, poor teachers, in vain. L is for Latin, and let me tell you, Before you attempt it, look up your I. Q. T — is T. S. Mr. King — we all say Has a jolly good nature and the easiest way. Y is for yearning, we know they must do To have some of peace and prosperity, too. S — is for Seniors, of which we are proud. E is for Each one of us — my, what a crowd! N — is for Naughty which none of us are. I — is for Intelligence in which we all star. O is for Order in this we abound. R is for Rambling and Roaming around. C — is for our Class, always in tune. L — is for Leaving which comes very soon. A — is for Athletics, of this much you hear. S — is for our School, which we all hold so dear. So, farewell, old Seniors, we’re leaving this year. Ill 1925 The Virginian FORWARD THE SCHOOL BRIGADE Twenty-five, fifty-One Dollar Onward Up go expenses Of our six hundred. Forward the School Brigade, Charge now for every grade Oh, what a price is paid By the Six Hundred. Forward the Whole Brigade, Is there a child dismayed? Yes, though it must be paid Oft they have wondered. There’s not to make reply There’s not to reason why There’s but to give and sigh Give to Virginia High Oh, Ye Six Hundred. When will the prices fade? Oh, the wild charge that’s made! Some one has blundered, Think of the price that’s paid. Honor the School Brigade Oft they are sore dismayed Noble Six Hundred! Blessings on Thee, Dear Old School, With thy Bells and many a rule With thy Athletes in the game Thou has won the greatest Fame. With thy Flappers, full of pep And thy Students splendid rep With thy Sheiks, with hair slicked down. From my heart I say with joy, ’Tis great to be a girl or boy! 112 1926 1925 The Virginian 1926 113 1925 The Virginian 1926 OUR ADVERTISERS Let us be your best advisors, Patronize our advertisers — For without them — Woe is We! This, our Annual, could not be. When we asked these to advertise, They said, “Why certainly- -yes” — Hence — here’s your record of Our life at V. H. S. Gas and Electric Appliances Of All Kinds, Including CURLERS Bristol Gas and Electric Company M — is for Money- ’tis queer how it goes, No one can tell and no one e’er knows. O — is for Ought to attend every game, Support every stunt and play just the same. N — is for No which never we say, Regardless of how much or what we must pay. E —is for Extravagant as some think we are, Our expenses mount up and shine like a star. Y — is for Yelling and singing aloud Of dear V. H. S., of which we’re so proud! 114 1925 The Virginian 19 26 Compliments of CLARENCE B. KEARFOTT ARCHITECT OF VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL A Distinctive Showing of Ladies’ and Misses’ Dresses Lovely Crepes, Georgettes and Prints, in the New Smart Colors; Sizes 16 to 42. Price range $5.50, $9.75 and $14.75. Silk Hosiery at less prices; good range of the wanted colors shown at 40c, 75c, 82c, $1.15, $1.58 and $2.10. Our entire line is sold daily at Cut Rate prices for Spot Cash. We solicit your business. GRIGSBY CLOTHING COMPANY Anything in Clothing and Furnishings for the High School Boys 704 State Street Leslie Sheet Metal Works Tinners TIN AND SLATE ROOFING, GUTTERING, SPOUTING AND FURNACE WORK, GALVANIZED IRON CORNICE, INSTALLATION OF HOT AIR FURNACES Phone 820 Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia CALL BLEVINS’ ELECTRIC SERVICE WHEN IN NEED OF AN ELECTRICIAN We Will Solve Your Electrical Problems Phone 557 115 1925 The Virginian 1926 LEVISON’S “Shoes for School Girls and Boys” Old Virginia— Land of Flowers Prig tol jfloral Company Home of Flowers WE GREET THE GRADUATES Royal Crown Flour BRISTOL’S LEADING BAKING MATERIAL FOR THE PAST THIRTY YEARS Twin City Mill Company Bristol, Virginia SIMPL Y GRAND! FL 0 UR “fV kite and Light " Service Mill Company, Inc. 116 1925 The Virginian 1926 (To wan’s Corner State and Moore Phone No. 1 and 36 Annuals of some schools remind us We should have some record, too Of the Work we’ve left behind us What we did and didn’t do. 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Accessories for Girls and Boys — Shoes, Slippers, Hosiery, Blouses, Shirts, etc. 1925 The Virginian 1926 Sales — NASH and AJAX — Service Nash heads the W orld in Motor Car Value SULLINS MOTOR COMPANY 19 Leet Street, Bristol, Virginia WATSON’S BARG AN STORE WE SELL IT FOR LESS 814-816 WEST STATE STREET, BRISTOL, TENNESSEE Compliments of Goebel Theatres Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee F. W. Woolworth Company Bristol ' s Only 5c and 10c Store Nothing Over 10c Branch Store Corner Main and Roan Streets, Johnson City, Tennessee THE FASHION SHOP Shop for Discriminating Jf omen 504 State Street, BRISTOL, TENNESSEE 120 1925 The Virginian 1926 Gemmell Bros. Company The Electric Shop EVERYTHING ELECTRICAL 511 Cumberland Street Bristol, Virginia Kingsport, Tennessee Phone 374 Phone 8 Bristol Coal Ice Company, Incorporated COAL AND ICE Our Motto: Quality and Service Office, Yard, and Factory: Piedmont Avenue Phone 547 FAUCETTE COMPANY, Incorporated 606-610 State Street Wholesale and Retail China, Glassware, Metalware, Toys White China for Decorating ALWAYS SPECIAL BARGAINS IN HOSIERY BRISTOL FILLING STATION HIGH-GRADE TIRES AND TUBES Corner State and Goodson Streets BRISTOL, VIRGINIA-TENNESSEE 121 1925 The Virginian 19 26 Bristol Builders Supply Company INCORPORATED BUILDING SUPPLIES All Kinds of Building Material and Coal Office and Factory: Lee and Scott Streets Phone 638 BRISTOL, VIRGINIA TURNER DRUG COMPANY ‘Prescriptions a Specialty The Oldest Drug Store Under Same Management In This Section Phone 782 643 State Street BRISTOL, VIRGINIA printing anti Cngrabing Prompt Service Peerless Printing Company 410 Cumberland St., Bristol, Virginia We Welcome You to Visit HECHT’S BAKERY Throughout It’s Interesting 122 1925 The Virginian 1926 CLOSED CARS CAREFUL DRIVERS THE DIAMOND TAXI FIFTH STREET PHONE 1400 HEMSTITCHING TO ORDER NEEDLES, OIL, REPAIRS Singer Sewing Machine Company, Inc. 14 Moore Street Phone 626 Bristol, Virginia STEAM COAL BRISTOL Cleaning and Pressing We solicit your business, not because we are the Largest Cleaners in Bristol and have the most sanitary and best equipped plant — but because of the Proven Reasons and Policies which have made these things possible. Phone 442 JAMES DARR 21 Fifth St. Kenny ' s High-Grade Coffee Has No Equal Try a Pound Today C. D. KENNY COMPANY PROMPT DELIVERY 628 State Street Phone 213 DOMESTIC COAL TENN.-VA. 123 1925 The Virginian 1926 Virginia-Tennessee Motor Corporation CHRYSLER SALES AND SERVICE Bristol, Virginia Office and Salesroom 1186 PHONES Service Department 680 BOYS Dress Well and Succeed See Us For Your Clothes JOHN W. McCRARY GROCERIES, FRUITS VEGETABLES Mitchell- Smith Company The Corner Clothing Store Self-Service Delivery Service Cash Prices J. H. Reynolds, President A. D. Reynolds, 3rd, Secretary VIRGINIA WOODWORKING COMPANY, INC. Manufacturers of MILL WORK - OAK FLOORING - SASH - DOORS Dealers in BUILDING MATERIAL BRISTOL, VIRGINIA-TENNESSEE FURROW ELECTRIC COMPANY DELCO LIGHT DEALERS ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS Westinghouse Mazda Lamps House Wiring Fixtures Supplies BRISTOL, TENN.-VA. Phone 469-W Boys and Girls, You and Your Friends Are Invited to the Church With a Young Heart Catoarp baptist Cfjurcf) Shelby, near Eleventh Street, Bristol, Tenn. JOSEPHUS ABRAHAM ROSEN, Pastor 124 1925 The Virginian 1926 Auditorium 125 Union Shoe Shop H. M. CAWOOD BRISTOL, TENNESSEE We Fix the Hard to Fix STAPLE and FANCY and Please the GROCERIES Hard to Please We take Pleasure in Serving the Best at Lowest 14 Front Street Prices Office: Bank of Bristol Building Sixth Street Entrance Compliments DR. A. L. DYKES of OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN PIGGLY Bristol, Tennessee- Virginia WIGGLY Phone 555 1925 The Virginian 1926 “Bobs” — “Bobs” — “Bobs” We Have Them Just Out Spring and Summer Styles For Each and Every Contour Come in and Get Yours HOTEL BRISTOL BARBER SHOP WALTER FRANKLIN F. D. CALDWELL Punting’ £f Jflotoer ;£H)op LINDSAY BUNTING, Owner TV ed ding Flowers Funeral Designs Telephone 1599 -City Market Minor’s Drug Store For Service Lynn-Kaylor Company INCORPORATED BRISTOL’S GREATEST GROCERY STORE Wholesale and Retail 542 State Street Bristol, Tennessee FOR QUALITY AND SERVICE— CALL Skelton’s Bakery Phone 177 The Home of Billy Boy Bread 126 1925 1926 The Virginian J. T. CECIL, President C. T. WOLFE, Sec’y and Asst. Treas. R. B. MITCHELL, Vice-President H. E. JONES, Treasurer J. I). MITCHELL, Vice-President J. A. SLAUGHTER, Mftr. Sup. Dept. Capital, $300,000 Interstate Hardware Supply Company General Hardware MILL AND MINE SUPPLIES Electrical Supplies Plumbing Goods Automobile and Garage Accessories Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee 127 1925 The Virginian 1926 Compliments of Enterprise Wheel Car Corporation Bristol, Va.-Tenn. Huntington, W. Va. Compliments of POOLE WORRELL Groceries, Meats, Fruits and Vegetables Phone 467 22 Lee Street B. K. Merryman Company, Inc. “The School Girl’s Store” Bristol, Tennessee JAMES B. LYON ALL KINDS OF INSURANCE BRISTOL, TENNESSEE H. H. GALLOWAY, Pres. JAKE BEWLEY, Vice- Pres. R. A. SWADLEY, Sec’y and Treas. SWADLEY-G ALLOW AY CO. INCORPORATED WHOLESALE GROCERS 901-903 State Street BRISTOL, VA.-TENN. 128 1925 The Virginian 19 26 BRISTOL OUTFITTING COMPANY, Inc. Complete Home Furnishers RANGES, HEATERS, SELLERS CABINETS 23 SIXTH STREET Our prices are always lowest possible, and we appreciate your business, be it large or small Smile and the World Smiles with you Weep and it Smiles anyway Insure Your Life with Insurance that Insures Interstate Business Men’s Accident Association of Des Moines, Iowa 1925 The Virginian 19 26 EMORY AND HENRY COLLEGE, Emory, Virginia FOUNDED 1836 Of the more than one thousand graduates during her history, Emory and Henry has furnished men to the various callings as follows: 2 State Governors i State Attorney General 124 Business Men 6 Supreme Court Judges i U. S. Consul 152 Ministers 3 Federal Judges 4 Bishops 5 Civil Engineers 23 State Judges 176 Lawyers 2 Druggists 2 U. S. Senators 217 Teachers 8 Journalists 6 State Senators 20 College Professors 4 Artists 8 Congressmen 12 College and University 3 Dentists III U. S. Government Officials Presidents 1 Brigadier General 10 State Legislators 50 Physicians 1 Major General 78 Farmers 3 Colonels C. S. A. For further information, address J. N. HILLMAN, President, Emory, Virginia. STONE LUMBER COMPANY Office and Wareroom: Third Street Mills and Yards: Ashe Street BRISTOL, TENNESSEE-VIRGINIA We Manufacture and Deal in Everything Used in Buildings of All Kinds OWN YOUR OWN HOME We will be glad to show you how a few years house rent savings will accomplish this by our Easy-Payment Plan For Good PHOTOGRAPHS Go To Pop’s H tutiio 403 a STATE STREET Quality Footwear at Popular Prices for the School Miss and Lads As well as for Mother and Dad and all the Family The Family Shoe Store “Why Pay More” 516 State Street 130 1925 The Virginian 1926 Virginia Sntermont College Member of the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools of the Southern States T HIS session has broken all records in enrollment, in work done by students, in the deportment of the girls, and in the general success of the institution. Intermont is now an endowed institution and therefore has a few scholarships to offer. The faculty is unusually strong and stable. Mr. Schroetter has been with the school 20 years, and most of the teachers have been con- nected with the school for at least ten years. 1 he number of regular college students has greatly increased. Graduates of the Bristol, Va. High School are especially urged to enroll. Special advantages in work for Teacher Training, in Piano. Voice, Violin, Organ, Theory, Musical History, Musical Appreciation, Normal Training in Public School Music, Home Economics, Art, Expression, Secretarial and Business Courses, Physical Training, Swimming and Out-door Sports. For Catalogue and View Book, address, H. G. Noffsinger, President. Hutcl) ebon ' s i§ tutito Photographs of Distinction Bristol, Virginia 1925 The Virginian 1926 Jllountatn ieto Bristol’s Cemetery Beautiful Sevier’s Steam Laundry Phone 44 Phone 44 TROY LAUNDRY COMPANY Superior Laundry Work of All Kinds We Wash With Soft Water BRISTOL, TENNESSEE Boggs-Rice Company INCORPORATED The Home of Good Furniture Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee The Bristol Insurance Agency STANDARD SERVICE ALL LINES Dominion National Bank Building Rooms 7-9 Phone 1495 BRISTOL, VIRGINIA 132 1925 The Virginian 19 26 DOMINION Lumber Supply Company Building M a t e r i a l Phone 840 Bristol, Virgin ia Tenneva Field 1925 The Virginian 19 26 This Space Stands for the Friendship and Good -Will of ®f ]t Bristol Coffin Sc Casket Company Bristol Door Lumber Company BRISTOL, VIRGIN I A-TENNESSEE Registered TENNESSEE Trade Mark BRAND Guaranteed Mill Work and Building Material When the Annual’s last piece has been printed And the pens have all cooled and dried, The Photographer’s last picture is tinted And the Engraver has finished with pride, We shall rest and faith we shall need it — Sit down to our studies again ’Till time for another Annual, Then do it all over again. 134 1925 The Virginian 19 26 EW and Increased Facilities for Day Students next year. Both College and High School De- partment fully accredited by the Board of Education of Virginia and by leading Colleges and Universities. The enrollment this session is the largest in the history of Sul 1 i ns, including both Day Pupils and Boarding Students, and numbers 385 girls, representing 37 States and foreign countries. For next year the Faculty will be practically the same throughout, and Music Pupils may take choice between a brilliant coterie of teachers who have made Sullins one of the South ' s Distinct Music Centers. Ten Scholarships offered for Bristol Girls in Fiterary Courses, including Swimming and Gym- nasium. Ten Scholarships offered for Bristol Girls in Music. These Scholarships will be awarded upon re- commendation and in order of application. W. E. MARTIN, Ph. D., President Bristol, Virginia 135 The Virginian 1926 Acknowledgments The staff of The Virginian wishes to express its appreciation: To Boy’s and Hutcheson’s Studios and Kelly Green for their excellent service as photographers. To The King Printing Company for the courte- ous and patient help which it has given to the Staff. To the students and teachers who have helped in so many ways. And to our advertisers, who have given us such generous aid toward publishing our eighth Annual. 136 1925 The Virginian 1926 THE KING PRINTING COMPANY PRINTERS TO THE VIRGINIAN STAFF 509-511 Shelby Street - BRISTOL, TENN.-VA. 1925 The Virginian 1926 138 1925 The Virginian 1926 Autographs 139 1925 The Virginian 1926 Autographs 140 1925 The Virginian Autographs 141 1925 The Virginian 1926 Autographs 1925 The Virginian Snap Shots 1926 9 143 1925 The Virginian 1926 Snap Shots 144
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