West End High School - Zephyr Yearbook (Nashville, TN)

 - Class of 1952

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CLASS PHUPHEIIY The scene is a cozy living room in a large estate, hidden deep in a rustic countryside. The playful shadows from the fire, flickering in the open hearth, are reflected in the contented faces of the celebrated diplomat, Rockye Sud- darth, and his beloved wife, the former Rosie Grumet-- now the famous dancer. The two are not enjoying solitude, as their lives have been blessed with a large brood, one of whom is removing a dusty book from the shelf. As Rockye and Rosie turn around, they see that their son is bringing them the 1952 West High ZEPHYR. Immediately they perceive an inquisitive air about their young tot and know that they are in for an evening of reminiscing. As Rockye's trembling hands turn the yellowed pages, one of his youngsters scrambles into his lap and points to a group picture. "Gad, Pater, who are they?" "Son, that's the D. O. class of '52-Glancy Bennett, Warren Pate, William Wolfe, Betty jackson, and Annie Myers. Unfortunately, most of them are now unem- ployed due to their aversion to work of any kind. How- ever, two notable exceptions are Bob Armstrong and Charles Reeder. These two are now successful farmers who constantly hum, 'There's No Business Like Sow Business.' " "I say, Dad, these pictures here fill me with phan- tasmagorical trepidation," squeaks the tyke. qAt this point, Rosie interrupts and shrieks, "How many times have I told you, no baby talk?" and gently hits him in the teeth with a skillet.j "These pictures of joe Collier, john Ramsey, and julian Robinson? Why, son, they're now the Board of Directors for the Cultural Chamber Music Society of America, all accomplished artists. "Outdoor Chamber Music, I'd say,'i replies the youngster. QRosie again gently administers the skillet, this time fracturing two vertebraeg Continuing, they find a picture of Troy Daniel, noted vocalist, who, explains Rockye, now, turns pages for all piano soloists at Carnegie Hall. Here is a photograph of Paul Hodges and joel Greenberg, now studying post- graduate courses in basket-weaving, at Vanderbilt, under the direction of Professor john Rowan. lt seems that Bill Lee, famed electrician, presently is in charge of the tulip bulbs in the garden of renowned horticulturist, Moose Marshall. just look at these pictures of Carol Ann Tidwell, Jan Smith, and Dot Minton, now proprietresses of the local Old Ladies' Home. "They always were the quiet, peaceful type," remarks Rosie. Rockye mentions that this old West clique had completely broken up when Blanche Roseberry had eloped with Ned White, the famed trapeze artist. Barbara Tyson served as maid of honor. The last picture is that of Bobbie Williamson who has long since become a nun. In the meanwhile, we notice that Rosie has picked up a news magazine. Peeking over her shoulder, we see that johnny Pearl has become a famous big game hunter. "From dames to games," murmurs Rosie. He hunts, armed only with a club. However, the club contains over 200 members, headed by the fearless team of Bruce Aldridge and jim jones. In the sport world, we see that Pat Koch and David Pollack have been accused of playing crooked tennis, and everyone knows that that is quite a racket. They will be brought up before Judge joe Qellyfishj Knox, well known for his lack of determina- Page Thirty tion. It is rumored that he will be summoned before the bar. We might add that outstanding members of the bar are james Adamson and David Boyte, who also play pro-baseball for the Nashville Vols, during the summer season. Tommy Roberts and Billy Clark, rabid fans, sell popcorn and peanuts, in order to see the games free. Thumbing through the magazine fedited by Sally Payne, with photographs by Wayne Herndonl, we find an impressive article entitled, "Are Men Necessary?", written by Donaline Carter and Sally Sewell, and another, entitled "Money Ain't Everything," by financier Clifford Mitchell. He contends that a man with nine million dollars is no happier than one with ten million. Editor Payne, in a secret scoop, reveals that Russia has given the world twenty-four hours to get out. We, attempting to overlook the homey scene of Rosie kicking her children periodically, return to diplomat Suddarth, still rambling through the ZEPHYR of '52, and talking to his precious brain trusts, most of whom have their B.A. and Master degrees. "By Jove, Father, look at that smiling youth," observes Romulus. "Yes," replies Rockye, "that's Tommy Nichol. At present, he poses for the Tootwaddle Toothpaste ads. You know, the paste that prevents rust." "And this group of girls here?" "Why, that's Betty Lee Barnes, Lois Lyon, and Bernice Cutler. They're probably the best dance chorus in the country." On hearing this, Rosie files into a jealous rage and grabs her husband in an Indian death grip, taught to her at the David Winer School of Wrestling. How- ever, one of the children snaps on the TV set and the program "Drew Ragan Sings" flashes on, and Rosie im- mediately collapses in a swoon. Stepping gingerly over her, we sit down to observe the show. Drew is joined in song by Irma Dinkins, and together they sing "Because," indeed a touching rendition. Famed movie stars Shirley Averbuch, juetta Shofner, Geneva Reeves, and Alice Thomas appear. QAs most movie stars, each girl has been married six times.j Following the guest stars, a girls' chorus line prances on stage, led by Anna Brawner. Seen in the colorful chorus are Betty Bowman, Marilyn Cassetty, Sara Daly, Yvonne Cartwright, Phyllis Hessey, and Shirley Hays. The orchestra, com- posed of such West grads as Richard Spaulding frenowned piccolo playerj, Jerome Rosenblum fwhose gentle fingers delicately caress the harp stringsj, and Darold Johnson- baugh Qtuba tooter terrificj strike up "When the Saints Go Marching In." We hold our sides at the antics of Betty Rogers and Fred Selle, the sensational new comedy team. Suddenly, there is a whirring sound as the TV set jumps six feet, emits three rockets, plays a short chorus of a Sousa March, and then goes blank. "My word, Pater, little Socrates has pulled a wire from our TV set," cries Romulus. "I needed it to build my atomic pablum dispenser," replies Socrates. He is immediately throat-stomped by Rosie fanother tactic learned at the Winer Wrestling Schoolj, as Rockye puts in a call for the repairman. A short while later, the TV serviceman enters, and he is none other than Dan Longley, assisted later by john Harris and Tommy Reid. The set is quickly repaired and turned on. The program proves to be the "Gillette

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CLASS PHIIPHEIIY Cavalcade of Crumbs," this particular program being a wrestling match between Gorgeous George Harsh and the masked "Orange Ogre." After a titanic battle, the Gorgeous One triumphs, and the Ogre is unmasked as Richard Williams. Throughout the match, we can see in the front row Peggy Batson, Frances Ridge, Martha Wade, Eleanor Edgar, Bernice Weingart, and Elinor Doochin screeching "Kill him! Tear out his hair!" and other exclamations so typical of these girls. In the meanwhile, Rockye and a few of his children have reverted to the annual. "Who is that handsome boy, Father?" exclaims Minerva. "Why, that's Joel Berlin, honey. Nowadays he's known as the number one bachelor in the country, in spite of the fact that he suffers from rheumatism-always was an in- active lad .... "Speaking of good looking people," Rockye continues, as he turns to his dearly beloved spouse, "did you know that some of our former classmates are contending for the "Miss Ajax Cleanser" title, namely, Melba Cullum, Martha Jackson, Jane Murphy, Peggy Petway, and Mary Ray?" "Jeepers," shouts Rosie. Then, lowering her voice to a whisper, she adds, "but don't tell them about Edith Leflcovtts, Peggy Ridings, Jane Stephens, and Barbara Hanawalt getting caught while peddling second hand English notebooks." "Pater, what was going on in that tent that we passed this afternoon?" queries little Aristophanes. "Oh, yes, that was the Rev. Don Austin holding his outdoor camp meeting. His revival team, consisting of Gail Poag, Gay Carter, Barbara Hawkins, and Elizabeth Wade, is sweeping the country. As a matter of fact, some of the girls travel by broom. Before each meeting, there is a musical jam session presented by such West grads as Cynthia and Nella Loftis, Joan Tummins, Sylvia Barrish, Ruth Hodge, and Marjorie Hines. The head usher, I hear, is J. E. Martin. And I see in the papers where the congregation observed a moment of silence in respect to Brother Don Barrick, who has gone temporarily insane." "What happened, Pater?" "He tried to make the Camel 30-day test in February, so I've been informed," explains Rockye. Upon hearing Rockye's allusion to the paper, we decided to peruse the news ourselves. Picking up the tabloid, we are glad to read that General of the Army, Bill Boswell, has an- nounced that, to insure security, he has made high school R. O. T. C. a compulsory four-year course. In this he has been emphatically backed up by his staff consisting of Don Jacobs, Jack Ward, Sheldon Gross, and Eddie Harvey. Reading on, we come to the cooking page, headed by Nancy Woodroof, Peggy McMahon, Elizabeth Singleton, and Freddie Kelly. They have homemaker's qBarbara Dobynsj recipe for baking fried chicken in such a manner that it tickles your tongue. It seems that you're sup- posed to leave the feather on .... Next, we glimpse an unemployment ad by Suzanne Willis. Poor girl . . . she always was just fiddling around . . . Barbara Wasserman, Marilyn Sue Weinberger, and Rosalyn Stillman have exclusive jobs as spotlight polishers in Percy Warner Park . . . Pro golfer Brock Stokes recently experienced calamity on the golf course when a near-sighted player stuck Stokes in the cup in- stead of the flag . . . We are shocked to read that Charlotte Davis, Reba Carter, and Carolyn Greenspan have been thrown into jail for operating a machine for by-products of corn. There is also a good picture of stalwart revenue man, Jimmy Rice, smashing it . . . Black headlines an- nounce the discovery of Joe Puryear, lost on his paper route ten years ago . . . Joanne Scott is on a concert tour, and her publicity posters are painted by Ann Locke. At her last concert, Joanne sang "Deep River" so realistically, that four kids dove off the balcony. Beverly Brueck and Martha Stevens still are at UT, teaching courses in boy-girl relationship, states the college bulletin fheaded by Don Goad and Joel Fortj. A loud sigh is emitted by one of the Suddarth girls, still gazing at the '52 annual. Looking closer, we understand the reason. "Yes, girls," says Rockye, "that's George Kennedy. He's just come back from Hollywood, you know. George was quoted as being tired, and no wonder! It's a long walk! And here's Paul Jones, editor of one of those minute magazines. It's shaped like a postage stamp. You lick the back of it and paste it on your eyeball. And here are Judy Sandler, Diane Smith, Mary Elizabeth Harbin, Melba Jean Richards, and Kitty Temple. We haven't heard from these girls recently, they all became lady undertakers, you recall, and seem to have dropped out of sight." Now, Rosie speaks up and inquires, "Did you hear about Jo Ann Ferguson and Jean Parker being voted the most popular house-mother on a big college campus?" "Always were friendly girls." muses Rockye. "Look, kid- dies, here's Lurleen Patrick-she's teaching history back at West End High, where Marian Turner. Carolyn Wesley, and Fayrene Wolfenbarger are famous for their cuisine. Doc has retired, and Jare Pearigen is now the principal. Bill Fullerton is head custodian. Oh, I almost forgot- Mignon McClendon cooks all the steaks. And here are some more girls that have made good-Betty Black. Shirley Howell, and Jane Maxwell. They operate a canine beauty shop and specialize in giving human haircuts to poodles. Gay Hancock, Joan Rogers, and Margaret Mont- gomery are competitiors, for they operate a barber college across the street." "Oh, a clip joint, eh?" cracks little Aristotle. fRosie has now dislocated her darling's collarbone.J We then take leave of this tender scene, with little screams of terror caressing our ears. As we drive off in our rocketmobile fbuilt and designed by Bernard Schkarl, we look over our shoulder, to see Rockye and Rosie atop the roof, playing "King on the Mountain" with their offspring, tossing them gaily right and left. A tender scene indeed, we reflect. As we near home, we spot a huge newspaper office, in front of which appears to be a man on strike. Slowing down, we read his sign: THIS PAPER UNFAIR-WILL NOT PRINT, "Moore . . . or Less." Though the night is hazy, we can see that he is wearing hornrimmed glasses and is reading a joke book. We speed off, never to learn who he is. DON MOORE SHIRLEY AVERBUCH CHARLOTTE DAVIS SALLY PAYNE Page Thirty-Ono

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