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Show Hide text for 1927 volume ( OCR) Text from Pages 1 - 156 of the 1927 volume: “ SPH ■t t THE VIRGINIAN 1927 PUBLISHED BY THE SENIOR CLASS BRISTOL PUBLIC LIBRARY 701 Goode Street Bristol, Virginia 24201 1926 The Virginian 1927 OJL Ijutt cD. cudluu Ol Qw ( r -c Lcr chn Qs o dk-i ' YY , rdd ,z l r- L 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 Bebicateb to “l oto sab mib tfjc jop tfjat glabbenS tfjisf Scene, Comes tfje tfjougfjt tfjat to bap toe must part; 2Tfjat tfje bonb tofjicfj affection fjas eber kept green, itlust be sebereb to bap in tfje fjeart. miw- i 0ur lma jHater “Put fonblp our thoughts tuiU return to our school, £ n tfjc brings of remembrance borne, nb our hearts shall rejoice to recall the glab times, nb forget all the sorroto that came.” 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 SOUTHWEST-VIRGINIA — t - L - yy? --zs -— -z- ' z — -y y -yyy-L- — ziyf i -e (T ' Home of Hon. Henry C. Stuart Ex-Governor of Virginia 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee 1926 The Virginian 19 2 7 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 ji 4 47. ' ROY B. BOWERS, Superintendent 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 Poarb of Cbucation Mr. H. G. Lavinder, Chairman Mrs. C. J. Harkrader Mr. J. B. Lyon Mr. S. C. Carter Mr. W. R. Mumpower Mr. B. E. Ballard, Clerk Jfacultp Mrs. Virginia Parrish Principal Miss Annie Aaron History Miss Jennie Buford Hanson French, Latin Mr. T. S. King Science Miss Etta Hillman Spanish, Physical Education Miss Delle Smith Science Mr. E. L. Carter English Miss Ella Burrow History Miss Mary Claire Oglesby Mathematics Miss Ruby Crumley Commercial Course Miss Willie Clark Commercial Course Miss Ilia Miller Principal of Junior High Miss Lucy Hazelwood Mathematics Miss Lillian Hazelwood English, Latin Miss Martha Belle Gray English Miss Ruby Mort English Mr. Clay Easterly Manual Training Miss Blanche Kennedy Mathematics, Hygiene Miss Emily Gilmer Art Miss Marion Travis Home Economics Miss Jean Mish Home Economics Mrs. L. B. Boatwright His tory 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 ®fje ;Parent=®eacf)erg Association of tf )t Virginia public cfjoolfi CENTRAL COUNCIL Mrs. C. N. Bush, Pres. Mrs. Sam Davis, Vice-Pres. Mrs. Loretta Scott, Sec’y Mrs. E. H. Coffey, Treas. VIRGINIA HIGH ASSOCIATION Mrs. John C. Gilmer, Pres. Mrs. J. F. McEver, Vice-Pres. Mrs. J. A. Crockett, Sec’y Mrs. S. D. Hoover, Treas. JEFFERSON SCHOOL ASSOCIATION Mrs. Sam Davis, Pres. Mrs. Lee McChesney, Wce-Pres. Mrs. Herbert Hayes, Sec’y Mrs. Eugene Rush, Treas. LEE SCHOOL ASSOCIATION Mrs. George Warren, Pres. Mrs. Carroll Kidd, Vice-Pres. Mrs. Fred Tauscher, Jr., Sec’y Mrs. Wise Canter, Treas. With characteristic willingness the Parent-Teachers Association has stood ready to help where needed during the past year. Virginia High counts among its achievements, the organization of jthree rural associations, thru the Extension Committee. During the state-wide membership drive forty new members were enrolled. From a financial stand- point success has marked the year’s work. An happy event socially was the reception tendered the teachers in the early fall. The Jefferson School Association this year has contributed to the comfort and happiness of the teachers by furnishing a cozy, pleasant rest room for their use. In case of accident or illness, a completely equipped Red Cross room is in readiness, where the children may be taken for treatment. Lee School Association bought during the year $190.00 worth of books, and a four-section book case. A rest room and a well-supplied first aid Medi- cine Chest are always kept up. The Central Council this year helped in making the school fair a success, entertained the Tennessee State Congress of Mothers with a beautifully appointed banquet, aided the Part-Time School and contributed to public welfare work. The Part-Time School is supported by both sides of town and the pupils are privileged to work half the day and go to school the other half. The P.-T. A. is very glad to be able to assist these underprivileged children in furnishing supplies that are asked for and also helping to find work for them. Miss Kate Wheeler is the teacher in charge of the Part Time School. 16 ' 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 Motto Senior Class Color Silver and Blue OFFICERS Patty Lynn Godsey Fred Scyphers Viola Jones Lois Roberts V, HONORS ti7 V,W Mary Moorman Willie Anderson Gene McEver Pauline Holt Douglas Brewer Margaret Ballard 18 Flower Iris President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Valedictorian Salutatorian Giftorian Historian Prophet Poet Legator Musician 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 PATTY LYNN GODSEY “ Thou hast no fault; or I no fault can spy; Thou art all beauty, or all blindness I. ” B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L spells Patty. Academic LOIS ELIZABETH ROBERTS ‘A daughter of the gods, divinely tall and most divinely fair.” S-T-U-D-I-O-U-S spells Lois. Academic FRED SCYPHERS " He is a friend indeed with all, A friend ' s best virtues shining bright. ” W-I-L-L-I-N-G spells Fred. General 19 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 VIOLA MARIE JONES “In the fall a young girl ' s fancy lightly turns to basket-ball. ” G-O-O-D-S-P-O-R-T spells “Vi.” Commercial CARL JEFFERSON CRUMLEY “ Just a good fellow with a mind supreme Nothing impossible is Jeff ' s theme. " S-T-E-A-D-Y spells " Jeff.” General PAULINE BROWN “ Beautiful faces are those that wear The light of a pleasant spirit there. " F-R-I-E-N-D-L-Y spells “Polly.” General 20 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 V H S 1 9 2 7 CARRIE ELLEN DISHNER ‘Blest with that sweet simplicity of thought So rarely found and never to be taught.” I-N-D-U-S-T-R-I-O-U-S spells Carrie. Academic MARTHA LOUISE SPURGEON We tire of those pleasures we take, but never of those we give. ” F-R-A-N-K spells Martha. General ORA WADE ‘ When hearts are true Few words will do. ” P-R-E-C-I-S-E spells Ora. General Ji 21 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 CLIFFORD P. EDENS “A new world leaps out at his command And ready nature waits upon his hand.” L-I-T-E-R-A-R-Y spells Clifford. General I 9 7 ROBENA COMBS ANDERSON “ Oh , blessed with temper whose un- clouded ray Will make tomorrow as cheerful as today. " G-O-O-D N-A-T-U-R-E-D spells Robena. Academic 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 IRENE GLADYS CASSELL “ am happy, from care I am free; Why can ' t all girls be like me?” I-N-Q-U-I-S-I-T-I- V-E spells Irene. Academic GARLAND E. CREGER “ Time, I dare you discover Such a youth, and such a lover. F-A-I-T-H-F-U-L spells “Bear. General MARY MOORMAN “ Deep brown eyes, running over with glee, Bonnie brown eyes are the eyes for me.” D-E-T-E-R-M-I-N-E-D spells Mary. Academic 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 i ,V f V ; MARGARET FRANCIS MYERS " She doeth little kindnesses Which most leave undone, or despise. " G-O-O-D-H-E- A-R-T-E-D spells “Peggy.” Academic POLEY H. KAUFFMAN ‘ My only books, Were women ' s looks. And folly ' s all they’ve taught me.” S-H-I-E-K spells Poley. Academic 1 9 2 7 MARGARET REBECCA BALLARD " Kitten on the keys.” M-U-S-I-C-A-L spells “Marg.” General 1926 The Virginian 19 2 7 MABEL RUTH ARNOLD Just a little bit of sunshine. P-L-A-C-I-D spells Mabel. Commercial GORDON ARONHIME, Jr. Better be small and shine, than large and cast a shadow. ” T-A-L-K-A-T-I-V-E spells Gordon. Academic MARTHA ELIZABETH BOWERS Happiness is cheaper than worry, So why pay the high price?” M-I-S-C-H-I-E-V-O-U-S spells “Scrib. Academic 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 MARY VIRGINIA BARKER With gentle yet prevailing force. Intent upon her destined course. S-O-B-E-R spells Virginia. Home Economics J. RADCLIFFE GOSE “A quiet, unassuming chap of sterling worth . ” B-A-S-H-F-U-L spells Radcliffe. General EUGENIA BOYER ‘ Her frowns are fairer far Than smiles of other maidens are. ’ I-N-D-E-P-E-N-DE-N-T spells Eugenia. General 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 LENNIE MAE PITTS ‘ And violets, transformed to eyes, Enshrined a soul within their blues. D-I-G-N-I-T-Y spells Lennie Mae. Academic EUGENE E. RASNICK “ VPj ' se to resolve and patient to per- form. ” T-H-R-I-F-T-Y spells “Gene.” General MARY LUCILE NEWMAN “ That dimple in thy cheek contained Has beauty in its round That never has been fathomed yet By myriad thoughts profound.” W-I-T-T-Y spells “Mary Cile.” Academic The Virginian 19 2 7 HARRIETT HARKRADER “Sweet are the thoughts that savor of content, The quiet mind is richer than a crown.” C-O-M-P-E-T-E-N-T spells Harriett. Academic WILLIAM RAYMOND GOSE “ All the women in the world would not make me lose an hour. ” G-I-R-L S-H-Y spells Raymond. General LOUISE WHITE “The happiest heart that ever beat.” I-N-D-I-F-F-E-R-E-N-T spells Louise. General 28 19 2 6 The Virginian 1927 HAZEL LUCILE COMBS A maiden never bold, of spirit still and quiet. ” R-E-S-E-R-V-E-D spells Hazel. General CHARLES H. ARONHIME Silence is deep as eternity ; speech is as shallow as time. ” C-H-E-E-R-F-U-L spells “Billy.” General ALTHEA BERTHA ZIMMERMAN Joy rises in me like a summer’s morn. ” I-M-P-U-L-S-I-V-E spells Althea. Academic 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 BONNIE LOUISE MAIDEN ‘ You can live without music, You can live without a book, But we know a man who Cannot live without a cook.” P-E-P-P-Y spells Bonnie. General RANDOLPH ROBERTS “ Who mixed reason with pleasure and wisdom with mirth.” D-E-P-E-N-D-A-B-L-E spells “Skin.” Academic ADA SMALLING GOODPASTURE “ A pretty girl, a witty girl, A girl so full of fun. A brainy girl, a carefree girl, A thousand girls in one. B-R-I-L-L-I-A-N-T spells Ada. Academic 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 MARGARET ELIZABETH SHERWOOD I’ll be merry, I’ll be free. I’ll be sad for nobody. ” S-N-A-P-P-Y spells “Brownie.” General NATHANIEL RANDOLPH GALLIHER “It’s easy enough to be pleasant When life flows on like a song, But the man worth while, is the man who can smile When everything goes wrong. ” N-A-T-U-R-A-L spells “Nat. General CORNELIA STONE CARMACK ‘A cheerful heart, a cheerful smile, A charm of friendship all the while. A-M-I-A-B-L-E spells “Corny. Academic 19 2 6 The Virginian 192 7 BEATRICE LOUISE CROSS Beautiful faces are those that show Beautiful thoughts that lie below. " T-I-N-Y spells “Bill. Academic RYBURN FRANCIS THOMAS Few things are impossible to diligence. O-B-L-I-G-I-N-G spells Ryburn. Commercial MYRA PHELPS Nor hope to find a friend but what has found a friend in thee. ” D-I-L-I-G-E-N-C-E spells Myra. Academic 32 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 ROBERT FAIRMAN PRESTON, Jr. " Quiet, sincere and liked by all. " C-O-M-P-L-A-C-E-N-T spells “Bob.” Scientific VIRGINIA LITTON “A thing of beauty is a joy forever — Its loveliness increases. ” A-R-I-S-T-O-C-R-A-T-I-C spells “Jim.” Academic JOHN THWEATT OSBORNE “ Not ever serious, not frivolous, but a rare good fellow. " S-C-I-E-N-T-I-F-I-C spells John. General 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 MARY AILEEN BROWN “Modest , simple and sweet.’’ S-E-N-S-I-B-L-E spells Aileen. Academic EARL LEE CREGER “ What care I when I can lie in rest. Kill time and take life at its best. ” S-I-N-C-E-R-E spells Earl. Scientific 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 PAUL RANDALL ROE ‘Fear not the anger of the wise to raise. Those best can bear reproof who merit praise. ” R-E-T-I-R-I-N-G spells Paul. General THELMA HOLT ‘ When it rains, let it rain; Make the best of everything. P-L-E-A-S-A-N-T spells Thelma. General C. NELSON PHELPS ' He hath a wisdom that doth guide his valor. ” S-T-U-D-I-O-U-S spells Nelson. Academic 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 WILLIE NETHERLAND ANDERSON “ Willing she is, and eager to please, What other virtues are better than these ? ” V-I-V-A-C-I-O-U-S spells Willie. Home Economics LAWRENCE PHELPS “A most excellent young man. W-O-R-K spells Lawrence. General HAZEL CONSTANCE WORLEY “ Her voice was ever soft, Gentle and low — an excellent thing in woman. ” R-E-S-E-R-V-E-D spells Hazel. General 19 26 The Virginian 19 2 7 LETA COLONA DOANE “ How brilliant and mindful the light of her eye. Like a star glancing out from the blue of the sky. ” I-N-T-E-L-L-E-C-T spells Leta. Academic WILLIAM J. FICKLE “When studies and pleasures clash. Then let studies go to smash. ” F-I-C-K-L-E spells “Bill. " General CLARIBEL PETTYJOHN That which is worth doing at all is worth doing well. ” R-E-S-E-R-V-E-D spells Claribel. Academic 19 2 6 The Virgi nian 19 2 7 EDITH KEYS FUGATE Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eyes, In every gesture dignity and love.” W-I-N-S-O-M-E spells Edith. General 2 i PRESTON BUCHANAN. Jr. Of their own merits modest men are dumb. ” C-A-R-E-F-R-E-E spells “Press. Academic PAULINE KEYSER HOLT “7 am as I am, and so I will be. C-A-R-E-F-R-E-E spells “Polly.” Academic 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 EUGENE McEVER He’s good in athletics, he’s good in classes, too — His manhood is unquestioned , great things in life he’ 11 do.” A-T-H-L-E-T-I-C spells “Gene. General MARGARET DeARMAND It is better to be wise than to be other- wise. ” I-N-D-U-S-T-R-I-O-U-S spells Margaret. General JACK C. KYLE The world looks brighter from behind a smile. ” C-O-M-P-E-T-E-N-T spells Jack. General 39 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 • WILLIAM TAYLOR DICKEY, Jr. Argue, if you can — If not, dispute it like a man. A-R-G-U-M-E-N-T-A-T-I-V-E spells Bill.” General DEWEY O. PETTYJOHN I often regret my speech but never my silence. ” T-I-M-I-D spells Dewey. General 1926 The Virginian 1927 Home Economics P-R-A-C-T-I-C-A-L spells Merle. JOSEPH ROBERT STEELE “A friendship that makes the least noise is often the most useful. ” U-N-A-S-S-U-M-I-N-G spells “Joe.” Scientific PAUL HOOVER " A rare compound of oddity, frolic and fun, Who relished a joke and rejoiced in a pun. ” M-I-S-C-H-I-E-V-O-U-S spells Paul. General NANCY MERLE RUTHERFORD “ Good humor only teaches charms to last, Still makes new conquests and main- tains the past. ” 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 HOWARD SUBLETT Put your troubles in the bottom of your heart, And sit on the lid and smile. ” H-A-P -P-Y— G-O— L-U-C-K-Y spells “ Mule Head. ” General JAMES BAKER GRIMSLEY What if it does rain tomorrow , it is fair weather today. " G-I-G-G-L-Y spells Baker. General 42 1926 The Virginian 19 2 7 PAUL BERNARD LONG ‘ Happy the man and happy he alone Who can call today his own. " S-T-E-A-D-Y spells “Tommy.” Post-Graduate Commercial DOUGLAS BARNES ‘‘A friend to one and all alike. ” Q-U-I-E-T spells “Buck.” Post-Graduate Commercial DAVID CASH “ Things are bound to happen, why worry, Everything comes to him who waits, why hurry? " S-A-R-C-A-S-T-I-C spells David. General i ' 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 history PREHISTORIC AGE This age of our education lasted for a period of seven years, during which time we absorbed the rudiments of our future education. The ancient “three R’s” laid the foundation for any knowledge which we might later acquire. We will have to admit that Miss Miller is a wonderful disciplinarian and we are indebted to her for teaching us that, “The head and the hoof of the land, and the haunch and the hump is — obey!” HISTORIC AGE Year I When we finally completed our course in the grammar grades and reached high school, to Mr. Dulaney was assigned the honor of being our first high school teacher. We are not sure that he was altogether pleased with this arrangement; however, he showed no signs of dissatis- faction, but worked zealously on throughout the year, making for us a season of progress. 1 . mi ' Year II This year Miss Mort and Mr. Nunley were chosen to be our leaders. We had thought when we were Freshmen that we were hopelessly ignorant, but now we came to the realization that undoubtedly we were blanks. In spite of such conditions, the encouragement given by our sponsors resulted in only a small number being left by the wayside and the majority shedding their Sophomore skins and assuming the shape of Juniors. Year III As Juniors we gained for ourselves the reputation of leading the school in attendance at the basket-ball games and in all other worth-while activities. The most “talked of event” during the entire year was the banquet which we, with the assistance of our mothers and our sponsors. Miss Hillman, Miss Smith and Mr. King, gave to the Seniors. As top-notch hosts and hostesses we were highly commended. Year IV As Seniors we are not so dignified as some who have gone before us, but we have studied hard and are continuing to wrestle with the remaining problems. I dare not say what an altered opinion we have of Senior feelings because heretofore we imagined that finishing a course at Virginia High would fill our hearts with joy, but — no — we discover a twitch in our hearts which tells us that we L-O-V-E our dear old school and hate to leave her. Mrs. Parrish is a wonderful help to us, And we love her more each day. She may forget us but we believe she won’t, When we are far away. Miss Aaron and Miss Hanson are good as gold, Were it not for A. L. our annual would perish; Forever the mem’ries of Virginia High And our friendship there, we ' ll cherish. — Willie Anderson. 19 2 6 The Virginian Class! IJropfjecp My dear old pals of ’27, The future is coming sure as heaven. And we must trot along you see Into the years that are-to-be. When I talked with Father Time He told me lots of things in rhyme, About the years when you and I Must wander in the bye and bye. Old Father Time is a princely Knight. He said he would like to treat us right And also if we would try our best, To do our bit, he would do the rest. He called each one of you by name And mentioned some who would soar to fame; He said that others — oh! — but gee, I can’t tell all he told to me! But this much I’m allowed to tell — He said we would all do mighty well; And that in forty years or so. We’d every one have lots of “dough.” He said — and now you will rejoice — That all will get our pick and choice And not an old maid will be found When 40 years have rolled around. He said the boys would turn out grand And be the finest in the land; They’ll make the best of husbands ever, They’ll love their wives and leave them never. The girls we wed will be the rarest Of all on earth we will win the fairest, And I was tickled as could be When Father Time told this to me. Some of the boys (I have to laugh) Will grow as fat as Murphy’s Calf, Forgetting that they once were slim Or that they had ever seen a gym. The girls — oh my! What’s this I hear? That fashions change in 40 years. We will see their heads with grey hairs crowned, Their skirts will be trailing on the ground. Here is a yell for our Virginia Girls, Though your hair be grey, Time said you would be sweet as pie And what he says I can’t deny. And here’s to the lads who romped with me On Virginia’s court in whirl-wind glee, We played the games and won them all, (When we didn’t lose) in basket-ball. And when these lads shall grow quite stout. In forty years or there-about, I shall laugh and laugh until I, too, Shall grow quite fat from laughing at you. — Eugene McEver. 45 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 iPoem We’re leaving you, Virginia High, We ' re leaving you today. It grieves us, dear old friend, More than we care to say. It grieves us to say farewell, To start out on life’s highway, Leaving the ones we love so well. Ah, yes! It grieves us more than we can tell. You’ve proven such a loyal friend, Faithful you’ve stood, until the end; You have taught us one great fact, That for knowledge no one should lack. You have taught us to play the game square, No matter how hard; to always be fair. There was nothing for us you did not do, Ah, yes! Dear school, you were truest of true. You will always remain in our hearts, dear friend, And your name, we shall ever defend. For it was you who with patience and kindness Brought out our inner fineness. It was you who helped our life-long aim To make for ourselves a worth-while name. So — remember, dear school for the best we do, We gratefully owe the result to you. Pauline K. Holt. 46 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 ;§ ong I Many, many months ago Virginia High, we came to you, Now we’ve learned to love you so And our High School days are thru, But we’ll keep fond memories And a parting song we’ll make Of the days we’ve spent with you Just for old times sake — Chorus We’d like to see our dear Virginia High Stand for a thousand years ’Twill have our thoughts and cheers Virginia High, we’ll loyal be to you Our faithful teachers, and our Supt., true, In years to come — when we’re gone We’ll be recalling those carefree ways And those days at Virginia High Dear School- we’ll keep your standards And your ideals high We are leaving you, that’s why we are so grieved to say Goodbye. II Here they’ve taught our lessons, Molded futures, too — Here we’ve met our comrades Friends that are true blue, Tho’ the thought of parting Brings a heartache and a sigh, We shall not forget You Schoolmates of Virginia High. Margaret Ballard. 47 19 2 6 The Virginian 1927 Will TOWN BRISTOL STATE— VIRGINIA COUNTRY — U. S. A. mdi We, the Senior Class of Bristol, Virginia, High School, being of unsound mind, uncertain age, and feeling that we are soon to depart from this life of exams, tests, problems, parallels, Shakespeare, and flunks, do hereby ordain and establish this as our last will and testament here on this earth. First : To the faculty of Virginia High we bequeath our love and appreciation for all they have done for us. Second : To the Juniors we will every loose thing that can be found on and about the cam- pus of said Institution of Higher Learning. This bequest includes ducks, discarded cuds, erasers, broken desks, window panes and shades. Also fallen plaster and leaky radiators. Third: The Sophomores, we desire to be sole possessors of our Senior English books in the year of 1929, and we give to them all “Short Stories” written by this class and marked “A” by Mr. Carter. Fourth: To the Freshmen we bequeath every inch of our sympathy. Fifth: The members of the Senior Class do hereby will and bequeath the following personal traits in such a way as seems best to them: Poley Kauffman leaves his manly ways to Charlie Harkrader. Margaret Ballard dedicates her latest book, “How to Grow Thin,” to J. D. Cross. We, the Seniors, give our wit to Mr. King, which is not dry but “juicy.” Lois Roberts leaves her flapperish ways to Louise McChesney. Doug Brewer, Bill Fickle, and Bob Preston leave the latter’s heirloom (Dodge) which was brought over from the old country, for the use of the staff of the VIRGINIAN for the year 1928, in order that they may have cheaper and more efficient transportation between our Alma Mater and The King Printing Co. We recommend Newton Bush, Jack Fuller and Carl Tranum as caretakers. Randolph Roberts leaves his studious ways to Herman Cuddy. To Jim Crockett, Dave Cash leaves his collection of masticated matches. Gene McEver wishes to donate his SAFETY razor to Joe Callahan, but in case of default on the part of the aforementioned party, said hardware will descend to Joe Kelly. The athletes of the Senior Class leave their best wishes and hardest work-outs to the future athletes of V. H. S. Annette Ferguson, Polly Holt, Irene Cassell, and Elizabeth Bowers contribute their old curling irons, discarded lipstick, and worn-out rouge to Frances Faust, Annette Kearfott, Mary Gordon Mclver, Irene Hagan, Etna Kabler and Helen Fuller. Willie Anderson, seeing the needs, wills her dignity to Lillian Kennedy. Beatrice Cross leaves her basket-ball ability to “Leapin’ Lena.” Mule Sublett leaves his knowledge of Chemistry to Dutch Davis and Rippy Owen. (Editor ' s Note: This applies to the year 1929.) (Legator’s Note: Better late than never.) Baker Grimsley leaves his ability to talk more than 5 miles pur-r-r-r hour to Bill Godsey. Natt Galliher, Paul Hoover, and Jeff Crumley leave their good natures to Jimmy Hayes, Waldo Miles and Peanut Maiden. Bear Creger leaves his ability to make up excuses for tardiness and absence to R. Whitten and Paul Sublett. The Senior Class leaves a sum of money, which shall be known as the “Class of ’27 Fund, " for the purpose of purchasing a NEW march for assembly. Having disposed of all our worldly possessions as we see fit, and realizing that we may soon succumb to our several maladies including angina-pectoris, umbilicalitis, gastritis, we hereby affix our names, declare, seal, and record, this the 31st day of May in the year of collegiate sui- cides, hurricanes, floods and wrecks, 1927. Signed, Douglas C. Brewer, Le ator. In witness hereof in the presence of the Senior Class, we hereby affix our names as such. Robert F. Preston, Jr., William J. Fickle, Jr., Attorneys at Law. 48 r. A ' ' % Y ; 19 2 6 The Virginian 1927 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 Junior Class OFFICERS William Allin Annette Kearfott Presiden t Vice- Presiden t ■ i k mig vs % i V L h t J Y Herman Cuddy Secretary Virginia Crosswhite Treasurer Motto “On to ’28“ Class Colors Class Flower Orchid and Pink Class Yell Sweet Peas Whoop ’em V. Whoop ’em H. Whoop ’em S. Whoop ’em, Whoop Rah! Rah! Rah! Sis! Boom! Bah! Juniors, Juniors! Rah! Rah! Rah! ’em, V. H. S. MEMBERS Allin, Bill English, Vesta Owen, Kenneth Barker, James Faust, Frances Pettyjohn, Dewey Bush, Newton Francis, Mary Lois Peters, Hazel Brown, Anna Mae Fuller, Jack Rutherford, Mildred Barker, Virginia Galliher, Norbourn Reasor, Elsie Brooks, Evelyn Godsey, William Slatery, Frances Callahan, Joseph Gilmer, India Snead, Louise Crockett, James Glover, Pauline Sherritt, Lucile Crockett, Claude Grimsley, Baker Short, Staley Cuddy, Herman Henly, Hazel Simcox, Herman Chandler, Kenneth Hawks, Dorothy Tranum, Carl Carmack, Juanita Hasselvander, Mary Taylor, Frank Campbell, Brownie Holmes, Elizabeth Taylor, Pauline Crosswhite, Virginia Kearfott, Elizabeth Thomas, Mary Couch, Naomi Keesling, William Tallman, Ruth Campbell, Brazilla Kingsolver, David Wade, Pauline Darter, Edith Kelly, Joseph Watson, Sarah Davis, Wesley Miller, Howard Williams, Alma Davis, Paul Mumpower, Audrey White, Lois Davis, Earl McChesney, Louise Worley, Ruby Eversole, Irene McEver, Sarabel Mclver, Mary Gordon Smith, James 50 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 Brownie Campbell Mary Gordon Mclver William Keesling Pauline Glover Evelyn Brooks James Smith Edith Darter Vesta English Herman Cuddy Anna Mae Brown Mary Hasselvander Claude Crockett Mary Thomas Pauline Wade 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 it; i aHL v 4 J J v. V Louise McChesney Frances Slatery Herman Simcox Naomi Couch Elsie Reasor Joseph Callahan Hazel Henley Dorothy Hawks Jack Fuller Sarabel McEver Mary Lois Francis Baker Grimsley Sarah Watson Bill Allen 52 1926 The Virginian 19 2 7 India Gilmer Brazilla Campbell Wesley Davis Virginia Crosswhite Irene Eversole Frank Taylor Annette Kearfott Lucile Sherritt Frances Foust Louise Sneed Hazel Peters Joe Kelly Ruth Tallman Audrey Mumpower Staley Short 53 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 1926 The Virginian 192 7 SOPHOMORE 55 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 I MEMBERS Dorothy Kendall Nannie Mae Leonard Lavinia Mumpower Lewis Brooks Howard Crumley Earl Jackson James Maines Franklin Rouse Carl A. Stone Ben Wisler Bessie Coffee Mabel Cooper Elizabeth Dungan Estelle Eversole Carlyle Ferguson Dorthy Fugate Mary Fleenor Helen Godsey Juanita Jones Edith Keezee Pearl Pitts Lena Salyer Nannie Mae Sira Georgia Stone Laura Taylor Nina Talbert Jane Weatherly Maxie White Katheleen Willis Helen Hughes Mildred Reaves Stuart Carter J. D. Cross, Jr. M erlin Davis James Holmes Charles Harkrader Walter Maiden Robert Martin Waldo Miles Collman Pendleton Billie Wyatt Jack Warren Thelma Almany Jessie Combs Georgia Booher Isabel Buchanan Isabelle Gemmell 19 2 6 The Virginian 192 7 MEMBERS Angeleen Pesto Mary Shirreffs Clara Wade Cora Walling Ruby Weatherly Evelyn Good Daphne Horner Mildred Hood Helen Hurley Lucile Hayworth Irene Hagan Lillian Kennedy Etna Kabler Julia Kelly Thressa Killinger Nancy Ruth Kilgore Helen Mainous Louise Powell Marianne Roberts Margaret Smith Hazel Smelser Donna Straley Gladys Wise Helen Young Elwood Bausell Robert Case Arthur Countiss Olin Dettor Herbert Dishner Marvin Dishner Homer Harris James Hayes Lawrence Kelly John Lambert Frank Moore John Rasnick Albert Simcox William Stepp Maurice Stinette Pierce Thomas Charles Weingartner Wayne Will iams Paul Wright George Young Nannie Kate Barker Eufaula Dickenson Jamie Gose Mona Gunning 19 2 6 The Virginian 1927 is op!)omore Class “ 1929 ” OFFICERS Walter Allen Maiden. Howard Crumley Etna Mae Kabler James Hayes Evelyn Good President Vice-Presiden t Secretary Treasurer Poet Motto To be, rather than to seem ” m x Y } % m. , ! M Colors Lavender and White Flower Violets POEM We’ve passed the first mile post That marks our Freshman Year; And we are pulling for the second, Watch us pass it without fear. As Sophs at old Virginia High, The best school in the world, We’ll onward go towards “over the top” With banners all unfurled. So here’s to the Sophomore Class! The best in our high school. We’ll reach the top by a steady climb, Ever heeding both precept and rule. — Evelyn Good. 1926 The Virginian 1927 ffjfor " 5 H»T T0 « FRESHMEN 59 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 JfreSfjman 3 oU 1 AJ ' Aronhime, Howard Ketron, Richard Atchley, John King, S. L., Jr. Barnes, Mary Logan, Clyde Bolling, Dorothy Long, C. T. Bolling, Juanita Long, Lillian Brown, Mildred Lytz, Ethel Brownell, Katherine Martin, Iris Brummitt, Vernon Mills, Elva Butterworth, Elmer Minnick, Charles Butterworth, Moses Minnick, Lula Callahan, Elizabeth Morris, Donald Cash, Francis Mumpower, Robert Combs, Harold Perers, Annie Sue Cooper, David Pippin, Harmon Corvin, Alva Pitts, Woodrow Cosgrove, James Preston, P. T. Dunn, Mildred Poole, Rosa Eldridge, Mildred Rasnick, Frances Ellison, Ruth Salyer, Lucille Eversole, Hildred Sanders, John Faidley, Charles Seneker, John Feathers, Beattie Sharrett, Irma Feathers, Eunana Sheen, Gordon Feathers, Thurl Shelbourne, Frank Flannagan, Lyle Smith, Boyd Fleenor, Wiley Smith, Morgan Furrow, Carson Snodgrass, Clyde Garrett, Ruth Snyder, Elizabeth Gilmer, John C. Sorah, Winnie Hall, Joe Stoots, Lillian Harper, Margaret Sublett, Paul Hart, David Taylor, Edith Hawn, John Taylor, Fred Hines, Francis Wade, Austen Hobbs, Sylvan Walling, George Jones, Carl Warren, Ruth Jones, Howard Wheat, Minnie Kabler, Catherine White, James Keesee, Alma Whitten, Robin Keesling, Wilma Williams, Edna Qiwm ' ■ 60 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 Jfresliman Class OFFICERS John Atchley President Paul Sublett Vice-President Ruth Ellison Secretary and Treasurer Motto “We build the ladder by which we climb ” Colors Blue and Gold Flower Forget-Me-Not YELL “Freshie, freshie, that’s our cry, We’ll be Seniors by and by.” 1926 The Virginian 19 2 7 THE Little Virginian VOL. I. BRISTOL. VA., HIGH SCHOOL, NOVEMBER 26, 1926 No. 1 STAFF Lois Roberts Clifford Edens Lucile Newman Randolph Roberts Eugene McEver Virginia Litton ) Willie Anderson j Leta Doane I Ada Goodpasture j Mary Moorman Cornelia Carmack William Dickey Radcliff Gose ( Margaret Myers | Bonnie Maiden Garland Creger Annette Ferguson E. L. Carter Editor-in-Chief Assistant Editor Society Editor Joke Editor Sport Editor Poetry Exchange Editors ...Literary Editors Art Editor Socials Business Manager Asst. Business Manager Circulation Manager Faculty Advisor 1926 The Virginian 192 7 l tteoman Hiterarp ottEtp OFFICERS Iris Martin President James White Vice-President Carl Jones Secretary and Treasurer Motto Victory crowns patience Colors Yellow and Black Flower Black-Eyed Susan 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 Virginian Hiterarp H ocietj OFFICERS ISOBEL GEMMELL Louis Brooks Juanita Jones Georgia Stone President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Motto Post Proelium Praemium ' Colors Pink and Green Flower Carnation 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 HeuSFeffensontan 3Uterarj jfeorictp OFFICERS Douglas Brewer Louise Snead Bill Allin Clifford Edens President Vice-Presiden t Secretary Treasurer Motto Life without literature is death ” Colors Green and White 65 Flower White Rose 19 2 6 The Virginian 192 7 SJomesttc Science Mildred Brown Virginia Crosswhite Sarabel McEver Lois White Hazel Worley Ruby Worley Georgia Booher Pauline Brown Mabel Cooper Ruth Dunlap Mary Lois Francis Hazel Henley Elizabeth Holmes Helen Hurley Myra Phelps Margaret Sherwood Margaret Smith Cora Walling Louise White Helen Young 1926 The Virginian 19 2 7 ©omestic Srt Elizabeth Callahan Mildred Dunn Ruth Ellison Helen Hughes Alma Keesee Elsie Reasor Jane Weatherly Maxie White Dorothy Bolling Eunana Feathers Frances Rasnick Virginia Barker Jessie Combs Kathleen Willis 67 Eufaula Dickson Mona Gunning Lavinia Mumpower Claribel Pettyjohn Ruby Weatherly Irene Cassell Bessie Coffee Estelle Eversole Dorothy Fugate Helen Godsey Juanita Jones Edith Keesee Lois White 1926 The Virginian 19 2 7 Elwood Bausell Lewis Brooks Vergil Bowers Harold Combs Arthur Countiss Jeff Crumley David Cooper J. D. Cross David Cash Robert Case Charles Faidley Albert Simcox Clifford Edens Waldo Miles Billie Dickey Dewey Pettyjohn jHanual Straining Maurice Stinnette Wayne Williams Olyn Dettor Eugene Rasnick William Stepp Earl Davis Beatty Feathers William Flannagan Marvin Dishner David Hart Richard Ketron Charles Minnick John Lambert Harmon Pippin Jack Warren Howard Miller Herman Simcox 68 Joe Hall Lucille Hayworth Robert Kilgore Iris Martin Robert Mumpower Elizabeth Snyder Lyle Flannagan Billie Wyatt Wesley Davis John Gilmer Raymond Gose Baker Grimsley Charles Harkrader Olin Mumpower Charles Snodgrass Neil Martin 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 lee Cluti Miss Marian Travis, Director Mary Moorman, President Bonnie Maiden. Vice-President Patty Godsey, Treasurer Harriett Harkrader, Sec’y 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 OFFICERS Carl Tranum Presiden t a»r4 Wesley Davis Vice-President Bill Allin .... Secretary and Treasurer Frank Marney Director V ' % MEMBERS Stuart Carter Franklin Rouse 1 v j i j James Hayes Walter Maiden i vi ' Frank Shelbourne James Holmes David Meany Claude Crockett v %’£%■! ! 1 Elwood Bausell Homer Harris vWw;i ; !■ iti Jf Newton Bush Carl Tranum Jack Fuller Bill Allin William Keesling Wesley Davis ' 7 Jeff Crumley Gordon Sheen 1 1 s -1 Nelson Phelps Charles Faidley Herbert Dishner David Cash Harmon Pippin 70 . MX m 1926 The Virginian 19 2 7 Ql rcfiestra Miss Marion Travis Director J. D. Cross... Drum Charles Faidley Violin Randolph Roberts Violin Ada Goodpasture Piano Marianne Roberts Ukelele Daphne Horner Ukelele Mary Gordon McIver Ukelele Margaret Myers Ukelele John Atchley Saxophone Joseph Kelly Clarinet James Hayes Clarinet 71 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 4 t VVr ' v . % V i: C V vv V % J mm y m :? f W V He Certle Jfrancais LES OFFICIERS Lois Roberts Gordon Aronhime Ada Goodpasture Leta Doane Le President Le Vice-President Le Secretaire Le TreSorier LES MEMBRES Robena Anderson Elizabeth Bowers Aileen Brown Cornelia Carmack Beatrice Cross Leta Doane Ada Goodpasture Nelson Phelps Pauline Holt Virginia Litton Bonnie Maiden Mary Moorman Margaret Myers Myra Phelps Lois Roberts Gordon Aronhime Voici le cercle Francais, Savez-vous ce qu’y on fait? Ou joue, on chante, donne comedies Parle Francais-Toujours-Mais Oui! § ' if 72 1926 The Virginian PasebaU 1926 TEAM Eugene McEver, Captain Short-Stop Garland Creger Ca tcher Howard Miller First Base Poley Kauffman Second Base Edward Glover Third Base Bradford Allin Center Field Beattie Feathers Left Field Paul Long Right Field Paul Sublett Outfield Silas Long Pitcher Bill Dickey. . Pitcher Stanley Rutherford Pitcher Fred Reuning Coach RECORD V. H. S. .. 2 V. H. S. 4 V. H. S. 2 V. H. S. . 2 Bluff City 6 Bluff City 3 Abingdon 4 Pulaski 5 73 19 2 6 The Virginian 1927 Virginia Jligtj jfetate Ctjamptonsi Defeat South Norfolk High, 10-7 On December 2, Coach Reuning, accompanied by fifteen of his trusty warriors, departed for Norfolk, Va., where on the following day, they defeated the powerful South Norfolk High School outfit. Emerging on the long end of a 10-7 count, their victory entitled them to the Class “B” Championship of the entire State, which was one of the most outstanding victories ever registered by a Virginia High football team. Winning the toss-up, Captain McEver elected to kick-off and Creger sent the ball soaring into the arms of the Norfolk fullback, who returned approximately twenty yards. From then on through the quarter each team punted frequently in an effort to feel out the strength of the opposition, the South Norfolk kicker having a slight edge on Feathers. In the closing minutes of this frame. Captain McEver in a smashing line play broke through tackle, eluded a number of would-be tacklers, and negotiated a seventy-yard run for a touchdown. Creger kicked the extra point squarely between the uprights. In the second quarter, South Norfolk took the local’s kick-off and staging a brilliant march down the field, in which five consecutive first downs, featured, placed the ball on the one-yard line following a fifteen-yard penalty, from where, on the next play, the Norfolk right halfback crashed through for a touchdown. The quarterback kicked the extra point to tie the score at seven all. Held for three downs, and with a tied score apparently facing them, Creger dropped back to the fifteen yard line and again kicked the ball squarely between the uprights for a beautiful goal, the three netted points of which proved to be the margin of victory. With six minutes to play, South Norfolk resorted to the forward pass with but little success, a majority of their attempts falling short of their destination. The whistle cut short their most dangerous drive just after they had penetrated Bristol’s territory in a last desperate effort at scoring, giving to the locals a hard-earned but well-deserved victory. To attempt the naming of any outstanding players for the locals would be futile, as each man, realizing what victory would mean to his school and to his followers at large, exerted his utmost in an effort to turn back the oppo- sition. How well they succeeded can be told in a single sentence: Virginia High, 10; South Norfolk, 7. Following are the Virginia High players who started the game and to whom the victory is due, not a single substitution being made: Harris and Cash, ends; Davis and Crockett, tackles; Creger and Miller, guards; Owens, center; Fuller and Sublett, halfbacks; Feathers, fullback, and Captain McEver, quarter-back . Others making the trip included Allin, Thurl Feathers, Earl Davis, and E. Creger. P. Sublett, halfback , was unable to make the trip due to injuries received in the Tennessee High clash the previous Saturday. 74 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 State Championship ,OassB 19 2 6 The Virginian 1927 football Squall Gene McEver, Captain Quarter-back Howard Sublett Right Halfback Paul Sublett Left Halfback Beattie Feathers Fullback Paul Davis Left Tackle Jim Crockett Right Tackle Kenneth Owens Cen ter Howard Miller Left Guard Garland Creger Right Guard Homer Harris Left End Jack Fuller Right End David Cash Right End Paul Long Left End Bill Allin Guard Bill Dickey Tackle Earl Davis Center Thurl Feathers Tackle Earl Creger End JfootlmU Jfinate Oct. 2 — Virginia High 52 King Junior Varsity 0 Oct. 9 — Virginia High 23 Milligan Junior Varsity 6 Oct. 15 — Virginia High 29 Johnson City 0 Oct. 22 — Virginia High 60 Greeneville High 0 Oct. 30 Virginia High 7 V. P. I. Frosh 21 Nov. 5 Virginia High 32 Blacksburg High 0 Nov. 12- Virginia High 35 Erwin High 0 Nov. 19 Virginia High 13 T. M. I 0 Nov. 27 Virginia High 38 Tennessee High 0 Dec. 3 Virginia High 10 South Norfolk High 7 FOOTBALL LETTER MEN Gene McEver, Captain Howard Sublett Howard Miller Paul Sublett Garland Creger Beattie Feathers Homer Harris Paul Davis Jack Fuller Jim Crockett David Cash Kenneth Owens Paul Long 77 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 MISS HILLMAN Athletic Directors MR. REUNING I?nsket=3BaU tournament The girls began their basket-ball season by having a series of inter-class games in order to determine the champion class team of the school; also to determine the girls who would represent the school in inter-high school contests. By winning four successive games and by defeating the Juniors 26-10 in the final game, the Seniors became the champions of the school and the permanent owners of the Silver Loving Cup which they won last year. The scores of the games and the line-ups of the teams follow: Seniors 33 Juniors 13 Sophs... .43 Freshmen 12 Juniors 21 Freshmen 13 Seniors .25 Sophs . 11 Seniors Margaret Sherwood, Capt. , F ; Viola Jones, F; Mary Moorman, F; Lois Roberts, G; Ora Wade, G; Beatrice Cross, G. Juniors Elizabeth Holmes, Capt., F; Brownie Campbell, F; Elsie Reasor, F; Sarabel Mc- Ever, G; Annette Kearfott, G ; Louise Snead, G ; Irene Eversole, G; Louise McChesney, G. Sophomores Besssie Coffey, Capt., F; Juanita Jones, F; Estelle Eversole, F; Elizabeth Dungan, G; Lucile Hayworth, G; Maxie White, G; Jamie Gose, G. Freshmen Lyle Flannagan, Capt., F; Brownie Eversole, F; Hazel Hines, F; Tootsie Calla- han, G; Elva Mills, G; Pearl Brown, G; Dorothy Bolling, G; Eunana Feathers, G. 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 S enior cJ ' unior Soph omore Sreshman Cheer h, eiders 79 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 (©iris’ Pasfeet=?Ball TEAM Viola Jones, Captain Bessie Coffey Mary Moorman Lois Roberts Lvle Flannaean Forward Forward Forward Guard Guard Sarabel McEver Guard Juanita Jones.... SUBS Forward Tootsie Callahan Guard Lucile Hayworth Guard 80 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 1927 3teket=pall Virginia High 25 William King .... 9 Virginia High 23 Barrack 29 Virginia High 30 Blountville High 4 Virginia High 14 Barrack High 21 Virginia High 22 Tennessee High .. 25 Virginia High 22 Welch, West Va. 42 Virginia High 24 St. Paul 20 Virginia High 23 Tennessee High 14 Virginia High 27 William King 27 Virginia High 21 Tennessee High 23 INDIVIDUAL SCORING Field Goals Fouls Total Moorman 60 50 out of 65 170 Jones, V 18 2 out of 10 37 Coffey 15 10 out of 21 40 Jones, J 5 1 out of 1 11 Total 258 CLASS TEAMS Senior Moorman 34 5 out of 1 1 73 Jones, V. 12 1 out of 5 25 Sherwood .. 13 1 out of 3 27 Total 125 Juniors Holmes 12 7 out of 19 31 Campbell 11 1 out of 1 23 Reasor 3 0 out of 0 ..... 6 Total 60 Sophomore Jones, J. .13 9 out of 18 35 Eversole, E 10 0 out of 1 20 Coffey.... 5 1 out of 1 11 Hayworth 1 0 out of 0 2 Total 68 Freshman Hines .. 8 5 out of 1 1 21 Eversole, B. ... 5 . 2 out of 3 12 Flannagan . 2 0 out of 5 4 Total 37 81 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 Guard Guard Forward iBopsi’ J?asfeet=PaU TEAM Paul Davis, Captain Paul Sublett Howard Sublett Gene McEver Beattie Feathers SUBS Bear Creger Howard Miller Homer Harris 82 Center Forward Forward Guard Guard 1926 The Virginian 19 2 7 1927 PaskebpaU Virginia High 51 Cherokee Indians 24 Virginia High 23 Tennessee High 16 Virginia High 29 V. P. I. Fresh 21 Virginia High 35 Blountville High 23 Virginia High 31 Central High 36 Virginia High 22 U. of Tenn. Fresh. 25 Virginia High 46 Tennessee High 30 Virginia High 24 Central High 44 Virginia High 32 Vinton High 31 Virginia High 47 Rocky Mount 21 Virginia High 40 Alexandria 23 Virginia High . .17 Norfolk 47 •sgfSr VIRGINIA HIGH STATE CHAMPIONSHIP CLASS B We entered the State Championship race with a victory over the strong Vinton High School, March 25, at Bristol, Virginia, defeating them by the close score of 32-31, whicn entitled us to the championship of the 6th, 7th and 8th districts of Virginia. On March 4, the Rocky Mount High School team came to Bristol and were defeated by Virginia High, 47-21, which gave us the championship of the Southwestern half of the State. On March 8, Alexandria (the Champions of the Northeastern half of the State) came to Bristol to play for the Class B Championship. Virginia High quintet went into the game with a strong determination to win and defeated the speedy Alexandria quintet by a 40-23 score. On March 19, Virginia High, champion of Virginia in Class B, played Maury High of Norfolk, champion team in Class A, for the State Champion- ship. In this game Maury defeated Virginia High by a score of 47 to 17. 83 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 Virginia Hiterarp anb Stfjletic league STATE FREE THROW CONTEST The Virginia High girls won a silver loving cup, offered by the State High School Literary and Athletic League. Elizabeth Holmes had the best individual score, her record of 45 successful shots out of 60 being better than that made by any boy within the state. Following are the members of the team with their scores: Elizabeth Holmes 45 out of 60. Mary Moorman — 43 out of 60. Bessie Coffey — 36 out of 60. Hazel Hines 31 out of 60. Juanita Jones 30 out of 60. SILVER FOOTBALL The Virginia High School Football Team was presented with a beautiful silver football by the Virginia Literary and Athletic League by virtue of the fact that they won the Class B Championship of the state, which is held by the League, among high schools and prep schools of the state. The Virginia High team defeated South Norfolk High School, at South Norfolk, by the score of 10-7. The silver football which is of regulation size, is thus inscribed: STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Football Class B Virginia High School League Virginia High 1926 84 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 potior 3Roll Club Nelson Phelps Randolph Roberts Fred Scyphers Leta Doane Patty Godsey Lois Roberts Claribel Pettyjohn Mary Moorman Willie Anderson Nannie Mae Leonard Mary Shirreffs Clara Wade Jamie Gose Herman Cuddy Virginia Crosswhite Edith Darter Frances Foust India Gilmer Mary Hasselvander Dorthy Hawks Lucille Sherritt Norbourne Galliher Elsie Reasor Bessie Coffey Estelle Eversole Dorthy Fugate Helen Godsey Juanita Jones Carl Stone Nina Tolbert Maxie White Kathleen Willis Charles Harkrader Daphne Horner Mildred Hood Helen Hurley Lucille Hayworth Lillian Kennedy Marrianne Roberts Helen Young Margaret Smith Beattie Feathers Francis Cash Mildred Eldridge Ruth Garrett Iris Martin Erma Sharrett Frank Shelbourne Clyde Snodgrass Ruth Warren Katherine Brownell Ethel Lytz tfi 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 ikfjool Jfatr ( " y v % The most successful school fair in the history of Bristol, Virginia, Public Schools, was held Thursday, September 23, at Jefferson School. Throughout the afternoon and evening, patrons and friends of the schools gathered in the gymnasium to view the exhibits and warm praise was heard for the entire display. The school fair is sponsored by the Council of the Parent-Teacher Asso- ciation. Prizes are given by the Parent-Teacher Associations of Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Lee and the High School for the best exhibit in many departments. Exhibits of the High School were creditable and special mention should be made of the sculpture work by Robert Kilgore, fashioned from the mud of the “old swimming hole.’’ Winners of the various exhibits by students of High School are as follows: Best Hand Work Zinnias Coxcomb Peaches Pears Collection Cookies.. Woodwork Art Jelly Vegetables Carrie Dishner Virginia Barker Nannie Mae Sira Carrie Dishner Nannie Mae Sira Carrie Dishner Virginia Crosswhite Garland Creger Daphne Horner Isabel Buchanan Clyde Snodgrass ‘ " ©asp 3rt Cxljibtt Students and citizens of Bristol were fortunate in having an exhibit of the Elson Art Prints which was sponsored by the Senior Class. This ex- hibit contained many inspiring and famous pictures and as a result the school was presented with two beautiful pictures for our halls. These were presented to the school at a chapel service by Miss Patty Godsey, president of the Senior Class. In the upstairs corridor will hang a colored production of “Sunset” by Inness. 1926 The Virginian 19 2 7 19fjo’S W )o in Virginia igl) 1. Pauline Holt Best Sport j Typical Virginia High Boy z. Gene McKver ) Best Boy Athlete 3. Lyle Flannagan Typical Freshman Girl 4. Billy Dickey Most Brilliant Without Studying 5. Patty Godsey Prettiest Girl 6. Poley Kauffman Chief Drug Store Cowboy 7. Lois Roberts Most Brilliant from Studying 8. Carl Stone Typical Sophomore Boy 9. Lucile Newman Happiest j Typical Virginia High Girl 10. Mary Moorman I Best Girl Athlete 11. Douglas Brewer Best Looking Boy 12. Bessie Coffey Typical Sophomore Girl ( Most School Spirited Girl 13. Bonnie Maiden ... _ | Peppiest 14. Brownie Campbell ... Typical Junior Girl 15. Jimmie Hayes Most School Spirited Boy 16. Annette Ferguson Flapperish Flapper 17. Bill Allin Typical Junior Boy 18. Paul Sublett Typical Freshman Boy 87 1926 The Virginian 19 2 7 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 27 ®fje jfootbaU Banquet On Tuesday evening, December 14th, the members of the 1926 football squad of Virginia High and their girl friends, were given a beautiful banquet by the Parent-Teacher Association. The decorations for the banquet hall were carried out in the color scheme of orange and black. The tables were attractive with the orange and black runners through the center. Crystal candlesticks containing burning tapers added brilliancy to the setting. The unique place cards were miniature foot- balls and the favors suitable for the Christmas season. Merriment and enthusiasm abounded during the entire evening. The prize which was offered by Mrs. J. L. Kennedy, a loyal friend to our teams and school, to the boy who proved to be the best athlete, was won by Eugene McEver. Sport writers, athletic directors and Gene’s superior work on the football field rated him as the best captain of the best team in Class B in the State of Virginia. The members of the squad showed their confidence in the ability of Paul Davis by choosing him as captain for next year’s team. “Dutch” was quite overcome by surprise and appreciation. The boys of the team expressed their devotion and loyalty to the coach, Mr. Reuning, by presenting him with a handsome brief case. Mrs. Virginia Parrish fulfilled her duties as Toastmistress in a pleasing and acceptable manner. Between the delicious courses many school songs were sung and toasts were given to the following: The Team Willie Anderson The Captain Joe Kelly The Coach Jimmie Hayes Our School Mary Gordon Mclver Our Mothers Kenneth Owen 90 19 2 6 The Virginian 1927 ®f)£ ®reasure % unt For two years our school has held a very successful magazine subscription contest under the auspices of the Curtis Publishing Company. The pupils are divided into three groups, the Reds, the Blues and the Greens. The group securing the greatest number of subscriptions is entertained by the others. Friday evening, November 6, 1926, was the date for the event. The High School gymnasium was the scene of a merry meeting of winners and losers, who had gathered to have a jolly good time. At eight o’clock an exciting treasure hunt took place, beginning in the gymnasium, extending on and off the campus as far as the Ice Plant, finally ending in the gymnasium. Jimmie Holmes and Isabel Buchanan, who were the first ones to return, were presented with prizes. When the members of the party were again assembled, they were greatly interested to learn that an automobile race was soon to be staged. While each group had a representative team in the race, and while all of them did unusually well, the honors were carried away by the Blue Team. Carl Stone, a member of the Blue Team and representing the Ford, won the individual prize. During the evening several smaller group contests were enjoyed. While the members of the party were being served refreshments of Cracker Jacks, Margaret Ballard favored them with a number of piano selections. ®f)e I-pteum CourSE For several years in Virginia High School it has been the custom to have a series of educational entertainments, sponsored by either the school or the Senior Class. This year Virginia High and Tennessee High sponsored a course jointly, two numbers being held at each school. This course was furnished by the Piedmont Lyceum Company of Asheville, North Carolina. The entertainments were as follows: “Chimes of Normandy,” a musical drama, which dealt with the rural life of Normandy in the seventeenth cen- tury. The Cleveland Symphonic Quartette composed of four musicians of ability and talent gave a splendid concert. The Swiss Bell Ringers with their wonderful bells furnished a most unusual and enjoyable entertainment. The last number was a play entitled “The Wandering Spooks.” This treated of a dark mystery which held us in shivering suspense to the end of the play. All four numbers were attended by appreciative audiences composed chiefly of the high school students. 91 19 2 6 The Virginian 1927 Paps On Monday evening, November 8th, two one-act plays, “In Dixon’s Kitchen” and “The Mouse Trap,” were presented by the Dramatic Club in the Virginia High School Auditorium. The funds derived from the plays were used in publishing our school paper, The Little Virginian. “In Dixon’s Kitchen,” Mary Moorman made an adorable little country maiden and Randolph Roberts a most ardent make-believe lover. DRAMATIS Annie Lee Dixon Lem. Gilmer Dixon Jack Dixon Pa Dixon Ma Dixon PERSONAE Mary Moorman Randolph Roberts Jimmy Holmes Robert Kilgore Clifford Edens Elizabeth Bowers In the second play of the evening, “The Mouse Trap,” the leading roles were played by Willie Anderson and Walter Maiden. They were admirably supported by: Mrs. Curwen Etna Kabler Mrs. Miller Elizabeth Bowers Mrs. Bemis Virginia Litton Agnes Campbell Patty Godsey Jane, the Maid Pauline Holt 3Funtor= enior Banquet One of the most enjoyable events of the year was the Junior-Senior Ban- quet given by the Junior Class to the Senior Class. This feast was held in the gymnasium of the school on May 2, 1927. The colors of the Senior Class, which are silver and blue, were artistically arranged throughout the entire banquet room. Tall vases of iris were used as center pieces on the tables. From behind a screen formed of handsome palms and graceful ferns soft music was heard throughout the evening. Unique favors were used as place cards. Between the courses of the delicious menu, served as bountifully and faultlessly by our mothers, original toasts and songs were given and responded to by members of both classes. William Allin, president of the Junior Class, presided and acted as toast- master. The program follows: Junior Class Greeting Song. Joseph Kelly To the Seniors. Junior Class- Song to Seniors. Patty Godsey — Response. Dorothy Hawks To the School. Louise McChesney Piano Solo. Mary Gordon Mclver — To our Mothers. Junior and Senior Class Songs. 92 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 ©be to Jflarttja’si jforb Thru rain and shine, and snow and hail, Thru sleet and wind it did not fail. It rattles and shakes and trembles and creaks, And sometimes it balks and refuses to start. It’ll go for Martha, but for no other one, For it’s Henry Ford’s truest son. The path it beat was a mile and a half; It led to K. P. C., printers to the Staff. Three years this trusty friend has run, But now, sad to say, its journey is done. It needs new tires, its tubes are worn. Its body is scarred, its top’s torn; Its load is heavy, its power is low, But still there are a few more trips to go. Goodbye, dear friend, you have always been true; In Ford Heaven the brightest star will be handed to you. 93 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 Celebration of Hee’s iBtrtfjbap On Wednesday, January nineteenth, the pupils of Virginia High School assembled in the auditorium for the celebration of the birthday of our beloved hero, statesman and Southern gentleman, Robert E. Lee. On this occasion the stage was beautifully decorated with Confederate flags and ferns. The speaker for the occasion was Dr. J. F. Howell who delivered to us a splendid address on his experiences in the Civil War. The most interesting events of his life as a soldier were those with Lee at Richmond in ’64 and ’65. He was in Lee’s army then and on many occasions saw this noted general. Dr. Howell is commander of the S. V. Fulkerson Camp of Confederate veterans of Bristol and appeared in a uniform of Confederate grey. Mrs. H. J. Koester, regent of the Bristol, Virginia, Chapter of U. D. C., presented the school with a picture of Lee and his staff, which was given by Mrs. H. F. Lewis. “3u Carlp Jlirb” On Friday evening, March 25, the Junior Class presented “An Early Bird,” a delightful comedy by Walter Ben Hare. In this play we see the business man of wily schemes outwitted by the ne’er-do-well college lad who, much to the surprise and delight of the boy’s father, forces the P. D. Q. Railroad to hand him out a half million dollars. The love stories of the two couples sustain suspense to the end and add fun and pleas- ure to the play which was most creditably presented by the following cast: CAST OF CHARACTERS Cyrus B. Kilbuck, president of the P. D. Q. Tony Kilbuck, his son Mr. Barnaby Bird, boss of Fagg County Mr. Mulbury, chief attorney of the Road Bruce Ferguson, clerk in the Railroad offices Artie, an office boy Mr. Percy Allen, a young farmer Mrs. Percy Allen, Jessamine’s chum Mrs. Van Dyne, purchasing agent for Railroad Jessamine Lee, the girl Imogene McCarty, a stenographer Mrs. Beavers, from Flagg Corners Rosa Bella Beavers, belle of Flagg Corners Dilly, Mrs. Beaver’s Hired Girl William Godsey Walter Maiden Frank Taylor Joseph Callahan Wesley Davis Joseph Kelly Bill Allin Louise McChesney Lucile Sherritt Mary Gordon Mclver Evelyn Brooks Dorothy Hawks Frances Foust Annette Kearfott 94 1926 The Virginian 19 2 7 “iSitc of Jfun” The “Nite of Fun,” an annual event of Virginia High School P. T. A., which is always eagerly anticipated by the children and grown-ups as well, was held Friday evening, March 18. Many new and interesting attractions were found on the “Great White Way.” Mutt and Jeff, who were en route from the Orient were there. The “Fashion Show” represented a revue of fashion resorts including Palm Beach, Miami, Lake Placid, Paris and Bluff City. At these places were a bevy of beautiful girls and handsome young men showing the latest spring creations. Prominent among the belles and beaux were the Misses Godsey, Newman, Harkrader, Moorman, Fugate, Kabler, Cassell and the Messrs. McEver, Sublett, Fuller, Hayes, Crumley, Owen and Galliher. Lovers of sport enjoyed the stunts and games in the gym, where none but “professional” playing was allowed. Another interesting feature was “Old Plantation Melodies,” sung by eight High School boys, whose talents rival those of the famous singer, John Mc- Cormack. The boys’ program of melodies was as follows: Carry Me Back to Old Virginia Matthew Markwalter My Old Kentucky Home Paul Roe Old Black Joe Francis Hines Old Folks at Home Harold Shepherd In the Evening by the Moonlight James Holmes Mr. Moon.. Joe Hall Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Billie Dickey Dixie Bud Rutherford The auditorium feature which is always popular, was especially so this year since the mothers and fathers were the principal performers. The follow- ing program was given by the parents: Piano Solo Mrs. J. C. Gilmer Silver Threads Among the Gold Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McEver Sweet Girl Graduate Mrs. C. B. Kearfott Dost Thou Love Me, Sister Ruth Miss Moorman and Mr. Worrell Dialogue Jimmy Hayes and Irene Cassell Selections from “ The Bohemian Girl " - Mrs. F. Goodpasture, Mr. Worrell When You and 1 Were Young, Maggie Mr. C. B. Kearfott Reading Mr. Fred Reuning Old Black Joe Mr. McBee Martin (With echo quartette) Massa’s in de Cold, Cold Ground Mr. Julian Moorman, Mr. Martin, Mr. Worrell and Mr. McEver. Minuet : Mrs. Hugh Eaton Mrs. English Baumgardner Mrs. R. P. Moore Mrs. C. E. Starke Mrs. Henry Roberts, Accompanist Miss Elizabeth Harmeling, Accompanist Miss Morrison Miss Mish Miss Gray Miss Rhoades 95 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 Commencement, 1927 May 21— Recital, Piano and Expression Class. May 26 — Reading Contest. May 27- Senior Play — A Comedy. May 28 Junior High School Play An Operetta. May 29 Baccalaureate Sermon — Delivered by Dr. Robert Yost. May 30 Class Night. May 31 Commencement Night — The awarding of diplomas to the graduates and the Baccalaureate Address. 96 1926 The Virginian 19 2 7 Virginia tgf) Softool labrarp Mother The Big Mogul Prisoners of Hope Innocents Abroad The Book Nobody Knows The Everlasting Whisper... The Music Master So Big The Splendid Rascal Vanity Fair Freckles The Little French Girl Nize Baby Little Women Mrs. Parrish Mr. Bowers The Seniors The Freshmen Virgil’s Aeneid Ada Goodpasture Randolph Roberts Lena Salyer Jimmy Hayes Annette Ferguson Kenneth Owen Miss Hanson Cad Stone Beatrice Cross and Clara Wade Three Musketeers Newton Bush, Jack Fuller and Carl Tranum The Joyous Troublemakers Etna K. and Elizabeth B. The Virginians V. H. S. State Champions The Short Cut Poley Kauffman Wild Animals I Have Known — Etna, Elizabeth, Annette, Irene, Polly The Big Town Round Up Cowa ns on the Corner Read ’Em and Weap Exam Grades The Solitary Rider Miss Smith 97 The Virginian 19 2 7 Jhist a jingle A is for Athletics which we love; B is for Ballard, who coos like a dove; C is for Carmack, French she adored; D is for Doane, who often seems bored; E is for Edens, Caesar’s his name, F is for Ferguson, how she paints is a shame; G is for Godsey, our president of fame; H is for Hanson, whose Latin gives us a pain; I is for Me, who wrote this “pome;” J is for Jones, who on the typewriter shone; K is for King, who the rabbits doth slash; L is for Lois, who asks for the cash; M is for Moorman, so coy and so gay, N is for Newman, whom the advertisers pay; O is for Oglesby, who drills us in Math.; P is for Parrish, who keeps us in the path; Q is for Quality, which in our Annual is found; R is for Reuning, whose team is all-round; S is for Scyphers, his name is Fred; T is for Travis, with whose music we are fed; U is for “U,” who reads this jingle, V is for Virginia, whose bob is the shingle; W is for White, whose ancestors were Danes, X is for Quantity, which unknown doth remain; Y is for Young, a Sophomore I suppose, Z is for Zimmerman, who brings this to a close. R. R., The Unknow n Prisoner, ' 27. f 98 1926 The Virginian i t Htbing Hobe Think not that love will ever die In our school, Virginia High — For — There’s such a loving pair, In Brownie dear and Bear. And — Tho “Chick” is far away “Dutch” waits for the mail each day. When Annette gives a pensive sigh We know she wishes that Bill were nigh. As the Vergil Class reads on in bliss Miss Hanson’s mind is with her Swiss. Virginia’s body is here — in Ohio is her heart, For ’tis there that Roy learns Mechanical Art. Of all flowers that bloom on land, sea or coast, For Bonnie, the Lilly is the one she loves most. When Mary doesn’t have a date at all, There’s bound to be something wrong with Paul. From all wild animals Helen keeps aloof, Except from one — a crafty Wolfe. These above are just a few Of Cupid’s love-lorn crew Who daily moan and dream and dream and sigh In the corridors of old Virginia High. 99 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 M ls f)ort % istorp of tfje ££orU) Written by The Students of The Virginia High School, with Notes I. Facts of International Interest 1. Marconi discovered the North Pole. 2. La Salle discovered the South Pole. 3. In response to the question, “What treaty closed the World War?” the following answer was given: “For Sale.” 4. A new civil right has been discovered by these students. It is: The Right to Bare Arms. (Female right!) II Great Revelations of American History 1. Washington motored to the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. 2. November 11, 1918, marked the beginning of the Revolutionary War. 3. The cause of the Spanish-American War was the capture of Roose- velt ' s Administration. 4. The last four presidents of the United States were Madison and Lee. 5. An ex-president is one who cares for sick soldiers. 6. The plan of the Federals at the beginning of the Civil War was to head off the Confederates at the Hudson River. 7. The races in the United States are as follows: Caucasian, Negro, Indian and Magnolias. 8. A prominent negro of our country is Wilkes Booth Lincoln. The names of these great historians who threaten to alter the world’s history may be had upon applying to the elder historians of this school. 100 1926 The Virginian 19 2 7 Louise McChesney — “It must be heck to live in Miami. They never have Christmas there. ” Frances Faust — “How is that?” Louise — “Haven’t you seen that sign, ‘It’s always June in Miami’?” Earl Creger — “Miss Smith, where is Atoms?” Miss Smith — “Atoms? You mean Athens, don’t you?” Earl — “No; Atoms — the place where everything is blown to.” I, the editor, may dig and toil ’Till my fingertips are sore, But some poor fish is sure to say, “I’ve heard that joke before.” Virginia Litton — “Randolph’s usually up to his chin in music.” Harriett Harkrader — “Up to his chin? When?” Virginia — “When he plays his violin.” Joe Steele — “I call my Ford ‘Lucy’ because she’s always going to pieces.” Martha Spurgeon — “I call mine ‘Virginia.’ She’s such a little creeper.” Mr. King (in Biology) — “Now, exercise will kill all germs.” Annette Kearfott — “But, Mr. King, how are we going to get the stubborn little things to exercise?” Servant — “What can I bring you, sir?” Salem Judge — “Get me that old witch Hazel.” Miss Travis — “Just a moment; what flat are you singing in?” Mary Moorman — “This ain’t no flat, it’s an auditorium.” Mr. Holt (angrily) — “The idea of your overdrawing your bank account. I never heard of such a thing.” Pauline — “Oh, it’s all right, Daddy; I sent them a check to cover the amount I overdrew.” Mr. Carter — “We’ll take Lamb tomorrow and I want you to digest it thoroughly. 101 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 Irene Cassell — “I just got back from Lizzie’s. I was there three hours.” Gordon Hagy — “Too bad you stayed so long for nothing.” Summer hotels, and some aren’t . — Washing Dirge. Miss Burrow (in H. 6) — “Did Winthrop have a hard time persuading the Puritans to come to this country?” Carl Tranum — “I should say so! even the bullets for the muskets had to be lead. ” Wayne W-illiams Jimmy H-ayes Earnest Y-oung Ryburn T homas Estelle E-versole Gordon A-ronhime David C-ash Jimmy H olmes Clifford E-dens Randolph R-oberts Lena S-alyer Carl T-ranum Yo U- Franklin R-ouse Lucille N-ewman Radcliffe G ose Merle R-utherford Willie A-nderson George Y-oung Miss Smith (in Chemistry) — “First I’ll take some sulphuric acid and then I’ll take some chloroform.” Student — “Then we’ll have a holiday.” Randolph Roberts “Did you know that Sampson and Delilah put on the first successful vaudeville show?” Carl Stone — “No, how’s that?” Randolph R. — “Their act brought down the house.” 102 19 2 6 The Virginian 1927 It’s a short road that has no advertising sign — Cornell Widow. Yardsticks used to be the most important part of a teacher’s outfit, but today it’s lipstick! Many an alley cat can look at an ermine coat and say, “There goes papa. ” A detour is the longest distance between two driven points. Clifford E. — “I need a little light on this subject.” Miss Hanson — “You might try reflection.” Gene Tunney says, “I belong to the public.” Well, one would think so, after what the public paid for him. You can always tell a Senior — He is so sedately dressed; You can always tell a Junior By the way he swells his chest; You can always tell a Freshman By his timid look and such; You can always tell a Sophomore, But you can’t tell him much. Mr. Easterly — “Does your wife select your clothes?” Mr. Reuning — “No, but she picks the pockets.” Miss Aaron (in 48) — “Where is Berlin?” Margaret Myers — “In New York, writing a new song hit.” Mr. Carter (in English) — “What makes you think Evangeline was the first wicked poem in this country?” Brownie Campbell — “Why, doesn’t he say, ‘This is the first prime evil’?” “Did you hear how a child of six broke the bank last night?” “Now, how?” “Pounded it with a hammer till all the pennies fell out.” What every Freshman knows — IT ALL. 103 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 19 2 6 The Virginian 192 7 ©ur ®ead)ers These are our teachers, now don’t they look queer? You’d never guess them at all, I fear Unless I give you a hint or two, And tell you something of what they do, I believe I’ll begin at the very end, I was told to do this by a Chinese friend. So I’ll begin with the “Angel,” at the bottom of the page, Who at talking French beats a Frenchman, twice her age. Who is the next, with the dainty fingers and toes? think it out, She’s rough on typewriters, without a doubt. Now the next little maid for patience beats all, Also in her love for good football. Who would think the infant in the middle, a Clark; I’ll say at shorthand she’s quite a shark. Now you’d never guess this prim little maid, did beat All the prize athletes with her nimble feet. The little man in kilted skirt, we love, yet we sometimes tease, As he has a quaint habit of saying, “Seats, please!” Of course you all know our prof — so dear, Who sometimes comes around our classes to hear. Pray, who is the babe that laughs with glee? Why, a second Emerson, he proved to be. Next is a pretty maid quite serious she looks, She’s a wizard in Chemistry as well as in books. Truly the maid with many curls, we hold most dear, Altho’ her frown we sometimes fear. Now if there’s one you can not guess You are quite dumb, I must confess, For there’s not another thing to tell Unless I’d chance their name to spell. 105 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 Margaret Myers — “What type of person lives longest?’’ Leta Doane “A rich relative.” All the methods of raising children have been discussed pro and con and it still remains an undisputed fact that the best way is the milky way. “Mule” Sublett — “Gosh, I’d hate to be a fish.” Gene McEver “Why?” “Mule” — “Why, then I ' d have to live in schools all my life.” Postmaster - “What’s that peculiar odor around here?” Clerk -“Probably th e dead letter, sir.” It is reported that the ancient Greeks frequently committed suicide. What a hardy race they were! Once is all we moderns can do it. Miss Aaron (in H. 8) -“How would you define Premillennialism ?” Learned Senior “Very poorly, ma’am.” Billy Aronhime “There were horrible tortures they used on the orientals weren’t they? ” Preston Buchanan “Horrible tortures?” Billy— “Yes, I’ve just been reading how they plastered the chinks in the walls of the old forts. Pauline had a little skirt, The latest style, no doubt, But every time she got inside, She was more than half way out. Mrs. Boatwright “What is a Juvenile Court?” Sarah Seneker “It is a court where children under 18 years are tried.” Bruce Crowe (who wasn’t paying attention and asked to repeat the above answer) —“A Juvenile Court is the place where children under 18 years of age court. ” Miss Hazelwood (in English Class) — “Name and define the two modes.” Bright Pupil— “The two modes are the Indicative and the Infinitive. The indicative indicates, and the Infinitive ends.” 106 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 Mrs. Parrish (in Hall, 3:15, seeing that everybody has a job) — “Newton, is your Science notebook up to date?” Newton — “Yes, ma’am, I’ve put everything in it except what I et this week. ” Mrs. Parrish (in Chapel) — “We now sing number 57 All Thru the Night.” Miss Mort (making announcement in Study Hall) -“Has anyone seen ‘The Scarlet Letter’?” Mr. King — “No, but, by the way, have you seen the ‘Next Generation’?” 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 cfenotuletigment£ The staff of The Virginian wishes to express its appreciation, To Boys’ and Hutcheson’s Studios and Kelly Green for their excellent service as photographers. To The King Printing Company for the cour- teous 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 ninth Annual. 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 ADVERTISEMENTS 109 1926 The Virginian 19 2 7 FAUCETTE COMPANY, Incorporated ()0(»-610 STATE STREET Wholesale and Retail China , Glassware, Metalware, Toys White China for Decorating Always Special Bargains in Hosiery L E V I S O N ’ S “ Shoes for School Girls and Boys ” VIRGINIA INTERMONT COLLEGE Member of the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools of the Southern States r Jl fS session has broken all records in enrollment, in work done by M 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 21 years, and most of the teachers have been connected with the school for at least ten years. The number of regular college students has greatly increased. Graduates of the Bristol, Virginia, High School are especially urged to enroll. Special advantages in work for Teacher Training, in Piano, Voice. Vio- lin. Organ, Theory, Musical History, Musical Appreciation, Normal Train- ing in Public School Music. Home Economics, Art, Expression, Secretarial and Business Courses, Physical ' Plaining, Swimming and Out-door Sports. For Catalogue and View 7 Book, address, H. G. Noffsinger, President. 110 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 A Hint to All Seniors WHEN planning your home remember your heart’s desire to equip it with the best Gas and Electric appliances. Direct Action Gas Range Electric Refrigeration Hoover Suction Cleaner Bristol Gas Electric Company Union Shoe Shop H. M. Cawood Bristol, Tennessee We fix the hard to fix and please the hard to please Staple and Fancy Groceries 14 Front Street We take pleasure in serving the best at lowest 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 ill 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 WATSON’S BARGAIN STORE We Sell It For Less 814-816 West State Street, Bristol, Tennessee H. H. GALLOWAY, Pres. JAKE BEWLEY, Vice-Pres. R A. SWADLEY, Sec’y and Treas. Swadley-Galloway Company, Inc. WHOLESALE GROCERS 901-903 State Street Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee BOGGS-RICE COMPANY, Inc. The Home of Good Furniture Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee Call Blevins’ Electric Service when in need of an electrician We will solve your electrical problems FROCKS, GOWNS, AND COATS Unique Creations — Reliable Service — Individual Attention Select Merchandise — True lvalues at THE FASHION SHOPPE 504 STATE STREET 112 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 EASTMAN DEALERS Kodaks, Films Photo Supplies Photo Finishing Enlarging Copying Coloring Framing BRISTOL, VIRGINIA ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA -MAKERS OF MILLIONS OF PICTURES- BRISTOL, VIRGINIA MULTIGRAPH DEP’T Form Letters Addressing Mailing Letter Heads Envelopes Bill Heads Post Cards For Good ‘ Photographs Go To Pop’s 403§ State Street SULLINS COLLEGE V i r g i n i a P a r k BRISTOL, VIRGINIA 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 COWAN’S Where Everybody Meets Everybody PRESCRIPTION DRUGGISTS Phone No. 1 “At Bristol’s Busiest Corner’’ DOMINION Lumber Supply Company BUILDING MATERIAL Phone 840 Bristol, Virginia Holston Creamery Company Bristol, Virginia Pasteurized Milk , “ Holston Brand " Butter , Ice Cream Cheese , Groceries — Meats that Please A Convenient Place to Park Corner Moore and Sycamore Streets Phone No. 349 1 14 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 Our Daily Thought Is To Serve You Better E believe that most people in our city think that this is a pretty good store. THIS , in spite of the fact that our service is not zvhat it should be in spots and our merchandise doubtless sometimes shows faults. But errors happen to every human being. Our sales people cannot always be perfect and they are sometimes thoughtless, as you yourself doubtless are . It is human to err. BUT we believe heartily in the spirit of the organization. Our people are loyal and it is their intention to always be court- eous and helpful to the people they serve. IF there are any members of our organization who do not have this feeling, zve trust that zve shall learn about it and supply their places by people who are earnest and enthusiastic about their work. BUT well as we have served you in the past, we have never been entirely satisfied. We are alzvays striving to improve. Our mistakes, if you tell us about them, will help us to make more definite progress. If our merchandise is. not always right it is because we do not know it and zve shall be grateful to you for telling us when anything is not entirely satisfac- tory. We not only will give you your money back without question, but we will make double haste to get into your hands exactly the goods you want, in the best and most per- fect form. ALWAYS remember that it is our desire to serve you better, and tell us when zve can help you in any way, or when zve can make our merchadise or service more satisfactory to you. The H. P. King Company 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 Bristol Builders Supply Company INCORPORATED BUILDING SUPPLIES ALL KINDS OF BUILDING MATERIAL AND COAL Offices and Factory: Lee and Scott Streets BRISTOL, VIRGINIA Phone 638 Bristol Door Lumber Company BRISTOL, VIRGINI A-TFNNESSEE TENNESSEE REGISTERED DIAMOND TRADE MARK BRAND Guaranteed Millwork and Building Material Cochran’s Drug Store 50 ' ) State Street The Best in Soda Fountain Service Whitman s and Norris Candies Kodaks and Kodak Finishing “In Business for Your Health " Always Phone No. 928 116 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 College of William and Mary Williamsburg, Virginia Winter and Summer Sessions Regular courses for Bachelor and Master degrees. Special courses in Teacher Training, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Engineering, Home Economics, Jurisprudence, Business Administration, Physical Training, etc. H. L. BRIDGES, Registrar J. A. C. CHANDLER, President Catalog sent upon request W. I. BOLLING BROTHER GENERAL AUTO REPAIRING WRECKING SERVICE OPEN DAY AND NIGHT Phone 316 210 Moore St. Sevier’s Steam Laundry Phone 44 Phone 44 “ Say it with Flozvers " Fairmount Gardens King College Pike Phone 952 Bristol, Tennessee Member Florists’ Telegraph Delivery Association Stop any Studehaker owner you meet on the street and ask him how he likes his car. Then come in and see us. Joe Baker Motor Company BRISTOL, VIRGINIA 117 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 CjrOOd Name g°°J name is a name that serves some better purpose than merely iden- tifying the man who owns it. A name is only the label of the package — but a good name indorses the contents, which is why more people are buying their merchandise in this store. B. K. MERRYMAN COMPANY, Inc. “A Good Place to Shop” Mitchell-Powers Hardware Company BRISTOL, VIRGINIA HARDWARE AUTO SUPPLIES MILL SUPPLIES Leslie Sheet Metal Works Phone 820 Roofing, Furnaces and Household Specialties 716 State Street Bristol, Tennessee CHRYSLER " 50 ” “ 60 ” " 70 ” “ 80 ” SALES AND SERVICE Yirginia-Tennessee Motor Corporation Bristol, Virginia BOYS’ WEAR Hart, Schaffner Marx Clothes MITCHELL-SMITH CO. The Corner Clothing Store Dress Well and Succeed 118 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 J. T. CECIL, President C. T. WOLFE, Sec’y and Asst. Treas. R. B. MITCHELL, Vice-President H. E. JONES, Treasurer J. D. MITCHELL, Vice-President J. A. SLAUGHTER, Mftr. Sup. I)ept. Capital, $300,000 Interstate Hardware and Supply Company General Hardware Mill and Mine Supplies Electrical Supplies Plumbing Goods Automobile and Garage Accessories BRISTOL, VIRGINIA-TENNESSEE 119 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 Compliments of A FRIEND Compliments of R. F. WAGNER Contractor and Real Estate Investor BUCKELS BROTHERS I) I S T R I B U T o R S O F T II E CELEBRATED PURINA STOCK CHOWS Sold only in Checkerboard Bags KNOXVILLE IMPROVED FERTILIZERS Phone 415 15 Progress Street Gemmell Brothers Company The Electric Shop EVERYTHING ELECTRICAL 511 Cumberland Street Bristol, Virginia Kingsport, Tennessee Phone 374 Phone 8 Troy Laundry Company Superior Laundry Work of All Kinds WE WASH WITH SOFT WATER Bristol, Tennessee 120 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 King College Bristol ' s College for Bristol ' s Young Men “I believe that the American Boy has a better chance for Education for making a fine success of his life in a College of not more than three hundred students .” — Elihu Root. For catalogue and other information, address President, Drawer 395, Bristol, Tennessee MINOR’S DRUG STORE For Service New York Life Insurance Company DARWIN P. KINGSLEY, President CLARENCE C. BROCK, Special Aftent Rooms 201-203 Mahoney Bldg., Sixth and State BRISTOL, VIRGINIA-TENNESSEE STATE LINE DRUG STORE G. A. MONTGOMERY, Proprietor 1620 West State Street Bristol, Tennessee Telephone 327 121 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 i LILy BUTTER PASTEURIZED w Darter Butter Co. Bristol. va.Tcnn. e a d it on thick " Baylor Coal Company WHOLESALE ANI) RETAIL STEAM AND DOMESTIC COALS GLENN BAYLOR, Manager Commonwealth Avenue Telephone 1591 GLOVERS’ TAILORS Cleaners, Pressers, Hatters and Dyers 25 Sixth Street Phones 1687 and 487 “I’m a Careful Driver” That’s what nearly every car owner who has had an accident has said at one time or another. HUT — are the other fellows careful? Insure with B. E. BALLARD, Agent, City Hall Bristol, Virginia R. C. HORNER, President Established 1902 R. C. Horner Company INCORPORATED WHOLESALE FRUITS, VEGETABLES Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee 122 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 TWIN CITY BAKERY BUTTER KRISP BREAD CAKES, PIES, SPECIALTIES Martha Washington Candies School Catalogs and Illustrations Leather Dance Favors and Covers Dance Programs and Invitations Fraternity and Class Stationery The Chas. H. Elliott Co. The Largest College Engraving House in The World Commencement Invitations, Class Day Programs, Class Pins and Rings Seventeenth Street and Lehigh Avenue PHILADELPHIA Wedding Invitations Fraternity and Class Calling Cards, Menus Inserts for Annuals PRINTING AND ENGRAVING PROMPT SERVICE PEERLESS PRINTING COMPANY 410 Cumberland Street BRISTOL, VA. 123 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 Open Day and Night SAVOY CAFE GEORGE FURGE, Proprietor FOR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN Fresh Food and Good Things to Eat Telephone 690 FRONT STREET BRISTOL, VA. BRISTOL GROCERY CO. INCORPORATED WHOLESALE GROCERS 829-833 STATE STREET BRISTOL, VA.-TENN. UNCLE SAM’S LOAN OFFICE RALPH GOURSE, Proprietor 630 STATE STREET BRISTOL, TENNESSEE VV. H. BLAKLEY, President II. E. ERB, Secy.-Treas. “We Fit the Hard-to-Fit” SMITH-BLAKLEY COMPANY INCORPORATED A Store of Specialties for Men and Boys BRISTOL, VIRGINIA KENNY’S HIGH GRADE COFFEE HAS NO EQUAL TRY A POUND TODAY C. D. KENNY CO. Prompt Delivery 628 STATE STREET PHONE 213 124 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 BALLOON TIRE VULCANIZING THE LATEST METHOD BY FACTORY EXPERT CITY SERVICE STATION Moore and Sycamore Sts. LYNN-KAYLOR COMPANY INCORPORATED BRISTOL’S GREATEST GROCERY STORE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL 542 STATE STREET BRISTOL, TENNESSEE USE “White Seal” FLOUR The Best Made Manf’d By SHANKEL MILL CO. THE CANDYLAND Home Made Ice Cream and Candies Salted Almonds and Peanuts Fresh Made Daily 423 State Street Bristol, Va. WARREN BROS. Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobaccos, Fruits, Drinks, and Candy Store No. 1 Store No. 2 106 Front Street Corner Front and State Sts. BRISTOL, VA.-TENN. 125 1926 The Virginian 19 2 7 CANDIES KODAKS and FILMS Compliments of Bunting ’s Drug Store DELICIOUS SODA AND ICE CREAM 126 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 BRISTOL COAL ICE COMPANY, Inc. COAL AND ICE Our Motto: Quality and Service OFFICE, YARD and FACTORY, PIEDMONT AVENUE PHONE 547 THIS SPACE STANDS FOR THE FRIENDSHIP AND GOODWILL OF The Bristol Coffin Casket Company EAT DIXIE ICE CREAM MADE BY DIXIE ICE CREAM CO., Inc. Abingdon, Ya. Bristol, Va. 127 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 STEAM COAL DOMESTIC COAL BRISTOL TENN.-VA. BRISTOL FILLING STATION HIGH-GRADE TIRES AND TUBES Corner State and Goodson Sts. Bristol, Va.-Tenn. “Bobs” — “Bobs” — “Bobs ' Spring and Summer Styles Come in and Get Yours We Have Them Just Out For Each and Every Contour HOTEL BRISTOL BARBER SHOP WALTER FRANKLIN F. I). CALDWELL Hutcheson’s Studio Photographs of Distinction BRISTOL, VIRGINIA FOR GOOD TILE WORK SEE US BRISTOL TILE CO. Bristol, Tenn. Fifth Street. 128 1926 The Virginian 19 2 7 BRISTOL TYPEWRITER CO. OFFICE OUTFITTERS 15 LEE STREET BRISTOL, VA.-TENN. OLD VIRGINIA — Land of Flowers BRISTOL FLORAL COMPANY Home of Flowers WE GREET THE GRADUATES F. W. Woolworth Company Bristol’s Only 5c and 10c Store Nothing Over 10c COMPLIMENTS OF J. B. Denton H. H. Worrell Groceries, Meats, Fruits and Vegetables Phone 5115 900 State Street COMPLIMENTS OF CLARENCE B. KEARFOTT ARCHITECT OF VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL 129 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 Bristol Cadillac Company Sales and Service 414 Cumberland Street Telephone 769 Simply Grand! FLOUR “White and Light” SERVICE MILL COMPANY, Inc. Compliments THE SANDWICH SHOPPE of THE HOME OF Piggly Toasted Sandwiches and Fountain Specialties Wiggly MOORE ST. THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA EDWIN A. ALDERMAN, President The Training Ground of All The People Departments represented: The College, Graduate Studies, Education, Engi- neering, Law, Medicine, The Extension Division. The Summer Quarter, Also Degree Course in Fine Arts, Architecture, Business and Commerce, Chemistry, etc. Tuition in Academic Departments free to Virginians. All expenses reduced ro a minimum. Loan funds available for men and women. Address THE REGISTRAR, University of Virginia 130 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 GOLDEN EAGLE FLOUR Bristol’s Leading Baking Material for the Past Thirty Years SPARGER MILL COMPANY BRISTOL, VIRGINIA Furrow Electric Company Delco Light Dealers Electrical Contractors Westinghouse Mazda Lamps House Wiring, Fixtures, Supplies BRISTOL, TENN.-VA. PHONE 469-W JOHN W. McCRARY Groceries, Fruits, Vegetables, Fresh Meats PHONE 323 COR. STATE and 2ND CRYMBLE ELECTRIC COMPANY , Inc. COMPLETE ELECTRICAL SERVICE 28 Moore Street BRISTOL, --- - VIRGINIA THE SHOE FIXERY We Will Gladly Repair all Old Shoes 38 Moore Street T. T. McKAMEY ROY WILL LADIES’ HAIRCUT A SPECIALTY 522 State Street 131 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 The codfish lays a million eggs, While the helpful hen lays one, But the codfish does not cackle To inform us what she’s done. And so we scorn the codfish coy, While the helpful hen we prize; Which indicates to thoughtful minds That it pays to advertise. Bunting’s Flower Shop LINDSAY BUNTING, Owner Wedding Flowers Funeral Designs Phone 1599 REYNOLDS ARCADE BUILDING JAMES B. LYON GENERAL INSURANCE FIRE, LIFE, CASUALTY, BONDS LOANS AND INVESTMENTS “ Lyon’s Insurance Makes You Safe” No. 8, Sixth St., Bristol, Va.-Tenn. MRS. A. S. McDOWELL, Solicitor Wyrick Mineral Springs Crockett (Wythe County) Virginia Hotel Open the Year Round 132 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 For High School Clothes , Shoes and F urnishings. Call 071 Us “PERRYS” Established 1890 “Where they all go for clothes” 604 State Street, Bristol, Tennessee Southern Finance Company Incorporated INSURANCE Rooms 406, 408, 410, 412 Reynolds Arcade Building Bristol, Virginia Waterman s Pens, Fine Stationary and Toilet Articles The Owl Drug Company VIRGINIA HIGH’S ALPHABET A — is forAaron, in history she’s fine; B — is for Burrow, who gives us her time. C is for Carter, who keeps English at par; D — is for Dears, which all of us are. E is for Easterly, our teacher with a smile; F — is for Fun, for which we’d walk a mile. G — is for Gray, of whom we are fond; H is for Hanson, the cute little blonde. I -is for Miss Ilia, principal of Junior High; J is for Joy, of which we never tire. K — is for King, our teacher so big; L is for Latin, on which we all dig. M is for Mort, our teacher so kind; N is for Nothing, it in our heads you’ll find. O — is for Oglesby, with her compass and rule; P is for Parrish, the mother of our school. Q — is for Quality, in which we all abound; R —is for Reuning, whose teams make our touchdowns. S — is for Smith, in Science she is wise; T— is for Travis, who cooks and makes pies. U — is for Usual, this is our “School;” V — is for Victories, to win is our rule. W — is for Wishing good grades we could make; X — is for Christmas, which seems so late. Y — is for Yelling, which we do in fine style, Z — is for Z, which concludes this rhyme. — Thelma Holt. 133 19 2 6 1927 The Virginian 1926 The Virginian 19 2 7 Sutograpfjs j 2Jbt. (5 1 -CLtsZv ' Loity ikcuZt tiUuH 4 J V C dAZsL. l) O x TIsIl 19 2 6 The Virginian 19 2 7 CoM (i , Q , 0 . S , Sutograpfjs For Reference Not to be taken from this room ■: ■ ' ' : (, -v : ’ T ■ ; EW gill ”
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