Walstonburg High School - Talisman Yearbook (Walstonburg, NC)

 - Class of 1948

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Doris Wheeler “People do not lack strength; they lack will.” Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Key Board Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Pack-O-News 2, 3, 4; Talisman Staff 4; Cheer Leader 4; Beta Club 4. Frances Craft “They stumble that run fast.” 4-H Club 3, 4. Doris Williams “To have failed is to have striven; to have striven is to have grown.” Basketball 4; Talisman Staff 4. Miss Mary Irma Rives Sponsor ci ass Poem We are walking through a fog — A cloud that enshrouds the future with mystery un- revealed. As we grope along, uncertainties and fears engulf our being; Our feet stumble, sometimes lurching us into darkness. Yet, there prevails a more persistant force — the guid- ance and instruction of many years has set its pattern and we find relief in its direction. Our future is richly endowed, but only by the mould- ing of our hands can it take shape. Patterns — yes, we have followed a pattern even as we have made our own. Through the years we have striven for our goal, and soon, we ll be gone Into the future — out of the fog into the sunlight — leaders, showing the way. We are youth, we are strong, we have faith, come what may; So have faith in us who have had all faith in you. Doris Wheeler, Class Poet - f 10 fa-

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Verona Lee Owens “It is well to think well, it is divine to act well.” 4-H Club 1. Gladys Parker “Be not simply good, but good for something.” Beta Club 1, 2, 3, 4. Basketball 1, 2, 3; 4-H Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Officer 4; Pack-O-News 4; Talisman Staff 4. Frances Shirley “A rolling stone gathers no moss.” Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; 4-H Club 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1. 2, 3; Talisman Staff 4. Mildred Speight “It requires greater virtue to support good fortune than bad” 4-H Club 1. Dorothy Parker “If I knew I should die to- morrow, 1 would laugh today.” 4-H Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2; Pack-O-News, 2, 4; Class Officer 2, 4; Cheer Leader 2. Robert Parker “Keep clear of a man who does not value his own charac- ter” 4-H Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Class Officer 1, 2, 3, 4. Phillip Shirley “A man is a worker, if he is not that he is nothing.” Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; 4-H Club 1, 2; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Pack-O-News 1; Key Board Club 4. Minnie Mae Tug well “Life is a long lesson in hu- mility.” Basketball 1. 2, 3, 4; 4-H Club 1; Pack-O-News 4; Talisman Staff 4; Class Officer 3, 4. - 9

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Class History We, the seniors of ’48 are nearing the goal toward which we have striven since that first day we approached old W. H. S., a place we soon learned to love. After years of fun, com- panionship, and hard studying, we are approaching that wonderful, yet sad occasion — gradu- ation. Graduation, when we shall go our separate ways, following the foundation and the morals we’ve learned these twelve years of stepping-stones to that mountain top. But as we ascend our pedestal on that mountain top of dreams, we like to stop and reminisce a little, to think of our joys and difficulties while climbing these stepping-stones. We’ll never forget our first days in high school. We were freshmen at last! Confused but proud, we tramped the halls of W. H. S. Miss Marjorie Dean Garris, our home room teacher, was a fine leader, and we soon caught on to the ways of the upperclassmen. Conscientiously, we elected our officers for the year. They were: Jarvis Holloman, President; Dorothy Parker, Treasurer; and Dorothy Hardison, Secretary. The most important social of the year was the party given at the teacherage. Learning that all fun and no work meant low grades, we settled down to work and soon those long-awaited vacation days drew near. Ding, Dong, Ding! Back to school and we were sophomores! Starting the year off with a bang, we elected our class officers, who proved to be good leaders. They were: Robert Parker, President; Jarvis Holloman, Vice-President; Doris Wheeler, Secretary; and Dorothy Parker, Class Reporter. A weiner roast at Tago and a show afterwards was one of the memorable socials of the year but the most impressive event of the year was the ordering of our class rings. With Miss Virginia Wright as our class sponsor, the months sped by and it was vaca- tion time again. Juniors! We could hardly believe it. A few of the class members had dropped out; the stepping-stones had become too difficult for them or matrimony had overtaken them. We have many wonderful memories of our Junior year, one of which was the receiving of our class rings. Soon we came out of our daze, though, and realized that with only two stepping-stones to climb, we must make every minute count. On December 6, 1946, the Juniors gave their play, “Miss Adventure,” with Doris Wheeler taking the lead. Other class members taking character parts were Robert Parker, Rachel Grif- fin, Doris Beamon, Jarvis Holloman, Phillip Shirley, Dorothy Parker, and Edna Ruth Rouse. The play was a great success. The class presented Miss Mary Irma Rives, play director, with an orchid — a miniature award for so grand a leader. Her patience and integrity will never be forgotten. Sh-h-h-h-h, be quiet! Don’t let the seniors in on this! I wish that wonderful night would soon arrive, became passwords of the juniors. Planning the Junior-Senior Banquet was an- other wonderful event of the year but still more wonderful was the night of April 18, 1947. We, the juniors, entertained the seniors, companions and fellow-students who were soon to seek their fortunes in the wide world. Everyone had a grand time and went home stuffed with the good food and sweet memories of the Junior-Senior Banquet of ’47. With President Robert Parker, Vice-President Carl Hinson, and Secretary Minnie Mae Tugwell acting as dependable class officers, and with Mr. Jasper Lewis as class sponsor time seemed to fly until — we were no longer juniors. Vacation days were over and we were Seniors! We had finally reached that last stepping- stone. Upperclassmen, we were cocky and proud. Realizing the importance of efficient and experienced leaders, we chose as class officers the following: Robert Parker, President; Minnie Mae Tugwell, Vice-President; Dorothy Parker, Secretary; and Gladys Parker, Treasurer. With Miss Rives as our class sponsor, we secured after some difficulty, our inheritance — the senior home room. Days sped by and the question of having an annual came up. All the seniors wanted one but — was it possible? Of course, it was possible but a lot of hard work had to be done. The seniors enjoyed getting the material ready for the press and we believed that everyone who bought an annual would always treasure it. The senior play directed by Miss Sue Hunsucker, was a huge success. So many events hap- pened during our senior year that it is difficult to determine their importance in order. Order- ing visiting cards, caps and gowns, and invitations were just a few of the things that kept the seniors very busy. Last, but certainly not least, was the ordering of our diplomas. We, the seniors, realize that after looking backwards, that our dreams are not ended, but that they are just being fulfilled. As those dreams are being fulfilled, as we go our parting ways, we’ll always remember good old W. H. S., the foundation of our future, with a feeling of pride, of kindness, and of loyalty. Doris Williams, Class Historian.

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