Greensburg High School - Green and Gold Yearbook (Greensburg, KY)

 - Class of 1945

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CLASS HISTORY Dear Classmates, as reminiscing seems to be the order of the day. let us recall some of the memories that have made these past four years mean so much to us. When our voyage began in September 1942, our class of 92 members was one of the largest ever enrolled in Greensburg High School. We were all entrusted to the care of Miss Mary Alice Thompson and Miss Sylvia Luther. As our part in the school carnival we presented a patriotic program entitled. ••Victory,” and for our Diamond Ring and Carnival Queen Candidates we decided on Nancy Simpson and Margaret Russell. With the close of our first year we looked ahead with eager eyes to the second year of our voyage. Our Sophomore year began with the realization that our ranks had decreased greatly with the withdrawal of Dorothy Bloyd, Radena Hedgespeth. Geneva Hick-erson, Bessie Johnson. Louise Judd. Lucille Judd, Hanna L we, Edith Marr. Eulala Milby, Mozella Pruitt, Maeola Shelton, Dorothy Thompson, Sylvia Thompson. Zora Price, James Blakeman, Vessie Bradshaw, Junior Burress, Awdwin Durrett, Thomas Handy, John Price, Herman Ratliff. Thurman Simpson, Landis Tucker, Leslie Cox, Fred Melton, and Billy Warren. We that remained regretted their leaving, but welcomed aboard Justina Flowers, Annaoelle Milby, Lyda Blakeman. Marcus Munday, Odell Salsman, and Don Mitchell. It was decided that this year Our progress should be guided by Mrs. Charlie DeSpain and Miss Pauline Curry, now Mrs. Elmer Patterson. Under their direction we presented the "Grand Old Op'ry’ , in the carnival and elected Doris Dean Calhoon as Diamond Ring Candidate, and Cora Money for Carnival Queen Representative. Another year had slipped by and half of our voyage was over. As Juniors we looked forward to another year of new experiences aand opportunities with Mrs. DeSpain and Mrs. O. L. Gumm as our sponsors. The beginning of our third year found missing from our ranks T. I. L yall. Buster Marsnali, Newman Parker, Garvis Pierce. Thomas Judd. Margie Milby, Edna Parker, Nancy Simpson, Janet Lee Stangcr, Clarrissa Tucker, Sylverna Warf, (who joined the Seniors), Mery Lou Graham, Hazel Forbes. Flowers. Lyda Blakeman. and Marcus Munday. Busier Marshall, T. I. Loyall and Thomas Judd had become members of the Armed Forces. Waiting to be admitted were Mae Adkins. Billy Warren, and B. J. Montgomery. During carnival time "Green River Showboat' was our program and Peggy Jo Clark and Cora Money were Diamond Ring and Carnival Queen Candidates. On April 13, we embarked upon our first dramatic production. "Hobgoblin House”, which proved from ah appearances a great succesSi Neither could we forget the banquet we gave in honor of the Seniors of '45. So we sailed blissfully on our way to the fourth and last year of our voyage. As Seniors, we breathed the name again and again in ecstacy and also with a little disbelief for it seemed almost impossible that four yeais could pass so quickly. For the last part of our voyage we were intrusted to the care of Mrs. DeSpain and Mrs. Curry. We found ourselves saying “Hello” to Doris Thomas, Audrey Squires, Mary Lou Graham, and Julia Clark, and goodbye to Harold Chaudoin, Claude Sharpe, Page Sullivan, and Roy Wise, when they traded High School for Army and Navy careers. Besides them, Robert Allen, Gareth Milby, Peggy Jo Clark. Cora Money. Geraldine Squires, Letha Melton and Mae Adkins. One of the highlights of this year was our Carnival Victory with Peggy Thompson as Carnival Queen, and Audrey Squires as the Diamond Ring winner. We presented another successful play entitled “Super Suzy,” with proceeds of 413 dollars breaking all previous records and of course we can never forget the Juniors and the fun we had at Mammoth Cave. So with our first port in sight we stop reminiscing and return to the present realizing that part of our voyage is over, so to our Professor Mr. Sanders, Mrs. Curry, the other members of the faculty and our many friends we take our leave thanking you for your guidance and co-operation that we’ve had through the years. And now to our beloved sponsor whose love and patience we shall always remember with affection and appreciation, we say what we want to say least of all— Goodbye Mrs. DeSpain. FLORENCE HAGAN. Historian

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THE CLASS WILL We the Senior Class of Greensburg School, County of Green, and State of Kentucky, being of unsound mind and disintegrating memory, after four strenuous years of application to our studies do hereby make, publish, and declare this as our last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills, bequests, and devices of whatever nature by us already made. First, to the Junior Class, following us, we do hereby bequeath our old scats with the tacks that tear our clothes, our old books, with most of the leaves loose or gone, all the mistakes we made and all the knowledge we failed to acquire. We also leave them our Senior privileges if they can find them. Second, to the Sophomore Class we leave our quick wits, rapid elucidations and best of all our ability to play hookey without having to take a 5' cut in our grades. Third, to the high school infants, the Freshmen, we leave our utmost sympathy and our ability to absorb English, Science, Math and all those studies which are beyond the comprehension of their undeveloped mental capacities. Next, to Mrs. Curry, we leave our everlasting thanks, and good will for her kind assistance. To The Board of Education, that has so generously provided for us during these four years we do hereby bequeath all the broken window panes and chairs, the finger prints on walls, and ink stains on the floor. To our highly esteemed Superintendent, Mr. Sanders, we bequeath a new book of rules which this class has labored over so faithfully for the past months. The said book containing provisions for increase of holidays to one bi weekly, changing the hour for opening school to 9 o’clock instead of 8, and that diplomas be presented without having to study for them. We leave to the library our carefully horded store of comics. We the members of the Senior Class do hereby will the following personal properties: Doris Thomas leaves her ability to get married to Arlene Neagle. Florence Hagan and Yvonne Thomas leave to Barbara Larimore and Adena Bloyd their seats in the study hall which are always vacant. Julia Clark wills her slimness to Ilah Dean Adkins. Carolyn Shuffett leaves her typing eraser to Juanita Hancock, if there is any left after Florence Hagan and Fanny Sidebottom get through using it. Annabelle Milby and Juanita Beams leave to Honey Lou Moss and Eloise Squires their popularity. . Margaret Howard and Naomi Dobson leave to Helen Moore and Leora Bass their waitress ability. Wilson Cooke and Doris D. Calhoon leave to Perry R. Milby and Roger Pruitt the radiator by the typing room. Inez Berry wills her quietness to Juanita Perry. Billy Warren leaves his basket oall shoes to B ill Lingle if he can find enough tape to patch them. Douglas Ford wills to Norville Marcum the ability to “woo” the women. Betty Ann Mouser leaves her ability to get acquainted to Mary Jean Hodges. Minton Jones leaves to Bobby Durham his shyness and bashfulness. Richard Mouser leaves to Tommy O'Banion his jokes, which Tommy seems to understand. Elizabeth Wisdom leaves her ability to make A's in Latin to Orthelia Bagby. Marie Price and Dorothy Hall leave their ability for walking the halls to Margie Dobson and Zelda Fields. Beatrice Lobb leaves her height to Rex Blakeman so he may attain heights of glory. Holland Judd leaves his place in the hall to Paul Mills. Raymond Berry leaves his heavy physique to Joe Jones. B. J. Montgomery leaves his driving ability and his friends in Lebanon to Hubert Davis. Odell Salsman and Margie Henderson their courting ability to Ray Acree and his girls. Jimmy Perkins leaves his height to Rebecca Cooke to prevent her being trampled. Morris Goff leaves his softball ability to Rollin Judd. Margaret Russell wills her ability to swipe pencils to Mattie R. Davis. Ramona Cox leaves her loud voice to Rosa Pepper. C. R. Mears leaves his formula for well groomed hair to Clay Scott. Rollin Shuffett leaves his ability to skip school to Winfred Loyall. Herman Thompson leaves his math ability to Leon Upton. Mary Frances Judd and Mary M. Burress will their ability to have running noses, cinder bruises and Charlie horses to Margaret Squires and Ada M. Paxton. Fannie Sidebottom, Carolyn Caven, and Ruth Akin will their lasting friendship to Louise McKinney, Helen Moore and Margie Paxton. Allene McAllister wills her ability to get up at 8:10 and get to school by 8:15 to Golda Vaughn. To our beloved sponsor. Mrs. Charlie DeSpain. we bequeath our undying love and affection, with the request that she give the next class she teaches the same guidance and justice that she so generously meted out to us. To this school, our beloved alma mater in order to show our appreciation of what it has done for us. we do in ihis last will and testament hereby bequeath the amount of ten thousand memories. Testator. Minton Jones

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