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LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
By BETTY COFFEY AND MARTHA WRIGHT
To whom it may concern:
We, the senior class of Bearden High School, year of 1949, do ordain and establish this last will and testament.
ARTICLE 1 To the principal and faculty members, we leave our winning wavs and personalities.
and our extreme wish that the seniors of 1950. will be as perfect in their manner, grades, etc as we were.
ARTICLE 2 To the juniors, we leave our manner of being "dignified” seniors. Cherish this title: and attain the same privileges WE did.
ARTICLE 3 As bad as we hate to. we leave the following superlatives to our most worthy undergraduates.
1. Hugh McSpadden leaves his sharp ability to shoot pool to Gordon Harms.
2. Dorothy Smith gladly wills her big, clumsy feet to Fern Jenkins.
3. Bob Towle bequeathes his red flannels, with lace, to Alfred Smalley, so he. too. may charm the girls.
4. Martha Wright wills her ability to “sneak down to the shower room” to Marv Hu Medlin; also, her love of the "sea” to Joyce Tipton.
5. Everett Owensby, painfully leaves Sue Christopher to someone who will appreciate her.
6. Betty Coffey bequeathes her swimming and rowing ability to Martha Whaley, so she, too, may take Thomas rowing occasionally. Watch out for the waves, Martha, sometimes they get pretty rough! !
7. Jack DeArmond wills his old faithful chewing gum to Frank Bean.
8. Leona Hamby leaves her angora sweater to Delores Jinks, sophomore "sweater-girl”.
9. Don Adams leaves his ability to sleep in class and still make A’s, to Ted Chambers.
10. Agnes Rimmer wills Tom feurkhart to Betty Phillips. Handle with care, Betty, he’s fragile.
11. Sue Ware wills her loud and boisterous manner to Helen Day.
12. Liz Dowell, bequeathes her ability to get along with Mrs. Helsley; also her poor grades to Juanita Maxey.
13. Peggy Eslick leaves her bangs to Sue George.
14. Geneva Wilson leaves her ability to make people laugh, to Helen Underwood and Betty Beck.
15. Jack Chadwell leaves his ability to "gold-brick” and get into class without an excuse to Thomas Phillips.
16. Sadie Medley leaves her ability to wear clothes to Wanda Anderson. Also, her “graceful” walk to Juanita Epps.
17. A1 Newton wills his ability to slice a golf ball over the club house to Hagan Lyle.
ARTICLE 4 Last but not least, we just leave. Period!!
Witness: The Senior Class Testators
Mrs. Elizabeth Cates Betty Coffey and Martha Wright
By LEONA HAMBY
Do you realize the significance of this date—the graduation exercises of the seniors of 1949—we see many changes that have taken place in the lives of our fellow students ten years from now, some for the better end some for the worse.
Jack DeArmond has retired at the age of 27 as owner of a large S. L. DeArmond Grocery in the lower end of the Market house.
Our Democrat party has won the election of 1959 with the help of Geneva Wilson and Everett Owensby.
Sadie Medley finally got her man, Bill Marshall, but still holds a singing job at the “Southland” which pays well.
Betty Coffey has made a very nice bubble dancer at the Roxy Theater.
Don Adams operates a big saloon in Chattanooga with Jim Tipton as a regular customer.
Martha Wright is the cigar and cigarette girl at the "Stork Club.”
We find Elizabeth Dowell on the hill, not the Eastern State, but the University of Tennessee studying to be a Medical Missionary.
Can you think of anything better than a red-headed secretary? Agnes Rimmer is one of the finest. Although she denies making eyes at the boss. We wonder!
Bobby Towle is pastor of the Little Brown Church in the Dale.
Hugh McSpadden, a great football player, is playing with the Georgia Bulldogs.
A1 Newton is a professor of Articulture at the University of Tennessee..
Sue Ware is a model for "Seventeen” magazine, just open the page and she’ll be there.
Jack Chadwell is the head of the Weather Bureau of the Municipal Airport.
Dorothy Smith is now floor lady of the Knox Dry Goods Co. where her classmates buy their children’s clothes.
Peggy Eslick has just been promoted as head of psychopathic ward at Eastern State Hospital.
Leona Hamby is still after her man. Better hurry or you may be an old maid.
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