Berry High School - Torch Yearbook (Mount Berry, GA)

 - Class of 1930

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SILVER AND BLUE '-'Bl and his lovely wife, Miss Elena Step- hens were giving a luncheon at the Max Landrum Hotel in honor of the great discoverer. It so happened that we were invited to the luncheon also. President-elect Moore gave us a great surprise when he told us that practically his entire cabinet was of the world's best men and women- Berry men and women-and best of all from the class of '30, They were as follows: Lemuel Tankersley, Sec. of State, as all of us know that Mr. Tankersley was a fond admirer of fair sex, we were not surprised to find his home practically managed by the warm heart and generous words of Laura Newsome. Jesse Maxwell, Sec. of War, but it is doubtful will do much fighting as he is the husband of our ever cher- ished Myrteen Campbell. Felton Swilling, Sec. of Navy. Fel- ton is a bachelor since Mary Low- man, the world famous aviatrix, has never said the small, but ever so significant word "yes". Terrell Lowery, Sec. of Treasury. It is a comfort to know that "Ned" assisted by his competent wife, Lil- lian Bruce, will have charge of our country's finance. Clyde Blackstock, Sec. of Labor. Even though Clyde was said to be the laziest boy that ever attended Berry, he is to fill the office of sec. of Labor, and will comfortly provide for his wife, formerly Miss Ruth Frix. Sec. of Interior, John Coats. Tho- ugh John says that most of his work is of exterior variety, he will not refuse the place. Lawrence Barnett, Sec. of Euca- tion. We were greatly chagrined to -IN find that Lawrence was to fill such an exacting position, but was some- what relieved to find that he is to be assisted by his capable wife, the former Mary Gay. Ranzy Jones, Postmaster General. Little Ranzy always wanted to be a general in the army, but now he is doubled general as he is filling the responsible position as Postmaster General and his Wife the former Miss Thelma Cochran forces him to be general of her and their boys. Clyde Gailey, Sec. of Agriculture. Most of Clyde's time is taken up by playing with Goldiesmith as he calls the small golden haired girl of which he and Ruby Smith Gailey are the parents. Burton Stephens, Attorney Gen- eral. In Burton's college work a great stress was placed on the value of forceful argument, and we noticed that he had at last persuaded Fleda Ballenger to give up her perfectly good nome for that of Stephens. George Collier, Sec. of Commerce. George finds that his persuasive t'alk which he developed while selling books is of great help to him in dis- positions of our commerce. We were quiet confident that Mr. Moore's carefully selected cabinet would be a most wise and prudent group. After the luncheon we decided to visit our former classmates who had taken up their abode in the Federal C'ity. We were motoring down Pennsylvania Avenue when we saw a most colorful sign, "Moody-Prater Dancing School." A unique act was being taught by Misses Mildred Moody, Maybelle Prater and Mary Mooney. Page Sixty-nine

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SHNER AND BLUE ll -IGN: NELLIE ALLEN NMa!! Hailed from Rome, Georgia with the ambition to receive a degree from Johns Hopkins University. Member of the Delphic society, Ho- mecon Club and served on Y cabinet. Motto: "Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well". Favorite saying: "Well, of all things". MAXWELL LAND-RUM "Maximum" Came from Adairsville, Georgia in the fall of '26. Motto: "Die trying not try dying." Hobby: Radio ex- perimenting. Favorite saying: "Dad- gem-it." He is a member of Athe- r-ian society and academic club. MAY BELLE PRATER "Prater" Blew in from Rome, Georgia in the fall of '26 with the ambition to take Mr. Carlson's place as architect of the school. She has been a member of the Y, Delphic society, Euclidian Club, and was a delegate t'o the stu- dent volunteer convention in the spring of '30, Motto: "If ye can't be fiist, just be last. Favorite saying: "Gee, I don't know". Pastime: Studying-? CLYDE ANGLE 090077 Arrived at Berry from Rome, Georgia in the fall of '27. His motto is "Better late than never". Ambi- tion: To be a forest ranger. Member of Varsity Club and was a star base- ball playerg member of Philo society. LOIS LACY "Joe" Breezed in from Canton, Georgia in the spring of '28 with the ambition to take Miss Dexter's place if she could find, borrow, or steal enough Lobby pins and a hair net to give to Mary Mooney t'o keep her hair out of her face while she had a boyish bob. Member of Delphic society and Math Club. Motto: "Giggle and create happiness". Favorite saying: "Oh, Myrt, don't do me so dirty". Hobby: Making her bed skreak over the liv- ing room when Miss Barnes had guests. Pastime: Going to the boys' s.hool. PROPHECY We the prophet and prophetess having gone to Washington, D. C. for the presidential inauguration of 1949 arrived there three days before the inaugural services, but just in time for the unveiling of the Doris Jones "Bronze Bust" of Commander Robert Shields, the discoverer of the Eastern Pole. The plane which had so laboriously thrust itself through the ethereal heavens carrying Com- mander Shields and his company to victory was equipped with a platinum propeller, which had been a gift to the famous aviator by the Lundy Thompson Platinum Corporation. At the conclusion of the unveil- ing program, we slowly plodded and rounded our way through the crowd, until we were in reach of the "one time insignificient Berry student that had put the child of destiny to shame." Of course, "Sifus" rec, ognized us and immediately inquired the whereabouts of our former class- mates. Just then a telegram was rushed to Mr. Shields stating that the president-elect, Mr Winifred Moore, Page Sixty-eight

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SILVER AND BLUE IW Q05 The next place of interest was the Lester Motor Corporation which was founded and directed by Hope D. Lester, the inventor of the Radio- power Limousine. Hope's success was partly due to the help of his private secretary, Miss Emmie Jor- dan. Mr. Lester said that his chief engineer, Mr. Clyde Angle, was also a great asset to his business. We at- tributed Mr. Angle's designing ability to the fact that his home was quite a geometric one as he and his Berry sweetheart, the former Madeline Bag- well, were the proud parents of six little Angles. We were convinced that there is truth in the Hindu saying, "Small men often do great things" as we found Jesse Ray Gunn in the grocery business selling a great many spuds and making no small income for him- self and his life's companion who was formerly Miss Lois Lacy. Mr. Gunn told us of the whereabouts and suc- cess of Raymond Williams, Alton Per- due, and E. C. Littlejohn. They were owners and operators of the world's greatest chain stores, which cross the continent and deal exclusively in pea- nuts and popcorn. As Mr. Shields was so greatly pleased with the attainments of these many Berry boys and girls, he decid- ed to make a tour of the world and see or find out what the other mem- bers of the class of '30 were doing. We were invited to go on this jour- ney with him. After the giant airship took her leave from the airport in Washington we stopped first in Mooresville, N. C. at the home of the Jamisons. Mr. and Mrs, Jamison were known as "Red" Jamison and "Freckles" West- brook at Berry. When at last we brought ourselves to part with the Jamisons we headed to Charlotte, N. C., but due to a burst gas line we had to make an undesired landing on a large plantation near Chesterfield, S. C. As we swooped fiercely to the ground, a small boy came toward us. As the child neared us we saw the resemblance of Grover Fitts in the child's countenance. Up- on questioning the lad, we found that he really was the son of Grover Fitts and Jack Cadle. The Fitts household entertained us and gave us a glass of cool, refreshing water to drink. We learned that Dailey Smith and J. A. Shropshire lived in the vicinity. Re- membering Dailey's handiness with tools, we sent for him to come and help fix the ship, which he could hardly do for telling us about the home he and Mary Anne Jacobs had. He told us that J. A.. Shropshire was trying to break himself of the habit of trading knives, horses, and foun- tain pens, as he had just traded Mr. McCain a lame horse for a spring colt and Elsie had immediately broken their engagement. After our ship was repaired we continued our flight to Charleston and were glad to find the Blue Goose Tea Shoppe and enjoy the wonderful hospitality of the Allen sisters, joint owners of the Shoppe. Our next hop was over to Havana, Cuba to see the world-famous Mara- thon runners compete with athletes from other countries at the Interna- tional track meet. We were greatly pleased with the records set by Messrs. Nolan Arnett and Qllie Tyree, Page Seventy

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