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Page 27 text:
History of the Class of 1946.
Perhaps four of the happiest yet shortest years of our
ives have just drawn to a close-years rich in memories
hat will linger in our hearts forever. It is the purpose of
his brief history to recall some of tne outstanding events
If those memorable and unforgettable years.
It was on the morning of August 31, 1942, that one'
iundred and three bewildered little freshmen were called
o attention in the gymnasium, to start their upward climb
o the day now so near. To us it was the beginning of a
new and heretofore unknown world. Such curious and
infamiliar things as Hi-Y and Home Ec initiations proved
o us that this was really that strange world. But it was
ilso a world of war. Old grads and classmates went
narching off, some never to return-to give their lives for
:he freedom we now enjoy, and nationfwide rationing
vas put into effect. On September 18 we witnessed our
irst football game. We saw our team, the Blue Devils,
Jutscore Bruceton and go on to win, 13f6. We had be-
:ome a little more adjusted by the time class officers were
:lected. Bill McCarley was chosen presidentg Don Ramsey,
licefpresidentg Bobbye Humphreys, secretary, and M. C.
Sompton, treasurer. The football queen was crowned the
might of November 6 and freshman attendants were
lanice Berry and Helen Chandler. We finished our exams
December 23 and were given a holiday until January 4.
About three weeks after we resumed our studies we suff
fered a great loss in the burning of Cavitt Hall. It was
Jn the evening of January 27, 1943, that we saw its gray,
Jrick walls crumble to the earth, only to rest in the soft
white snow. The rest of the year we managed very well
without a cafeteria, even though lunches had to be brought
from home. In February we were most ably represented
it the InterfClass Contest by June Collins, Harry Neal,
md June Nichols. School was dismissed May 14, and we
were freshmen no longer.
When we returned in September, '43, our number had
dropped to eightyffour. My! The freshmen surely were
small! Or at least that's the way they looked to us. To
start the year off we had a new principal, Mr. Moody,
ind four new teachers: Mesdames Outland and Moody,
Miss Paschall, and Mr. Sidwell. Every Wednesday after'
moon students were either learning the principles of first'
iid or marching militarily to the cadence of an instrucf
:or for one or the other was required of all. Once more
ave elected Bill as our president. Other officers were Bob
Vaughn, vicefpresidentg Bobbye Humphreys, secretary,
md M. C. Compton, treasurer. To attend the football
queen we again chose Janice Berry and Helen Chandler.
Dur football team had a good season that year, winning
seven of its ten games. Murray was among its victims,
zoo. We were really proud of our basketball teams that
rear also. At the regional playfoff the girls defeated
3yars-Hall of Covington to become West Tennessee cham'
aions, while the boys were nosed out by South Side. June
Sollins won second place in humorous reading in the
fnter-Class Contest. Other black and gold representatives
were Rozanne Clark and Billy Jobe. A second year was
behind us and, as sophomores, our mental worries were
Climbing the Hill as juniors fand upperclassmenj we
were still fewer, to be exact 74. We again had a new
principal, Mr. Pitner, who had formerly held a position
in the mathematics department. We also welcomed back
Mr. jelks as athletic coach. Class leaders were named
and they were as follows: Bob Vaughn, president, Pat
Brisendine, vice-president, june Nichols, secretary, and
M. C. Compton, treasurer. Our football team again had
an unusually successful season. Only once did the Blue
Devils of '44 taste defeat. Our attendants to the football
queen were Jean Allen and Helen Chandler. On
December 12, at the football banquet, Bob Vaughn was
elected captain, and Virgil Wall, alternate captain. The
boys' basketball team was undoubtedly the best Grove has
ever produced. Final rankings placed it fifth in the state.
Three members of our class were on the first team-
Stanley Cooper, Jimmy Haywood, and Bob Vaughn.
And speaking of classmates, Rozanne Clark, Bob Vaughn,
and Don Ramsey were elected to the National Honor
Society. Junior members of the Quill and Scroll were
Helen Chandler, Rozanne Clark, Mary Ashley Davis,
june Nichols, and Myrle Augusta Oliver. A boxing
team was organized by Coach Jelks and staged two meets
with Union City. Class talent really came to the fore'
front in the Inter-Class Contest, for June Collins and
June Nichols took highest honors. The middle of May
soon came and vacation was again at hand.
Ah, seniors at last! But only sixty of our original
one hundred and three were still together. New names
on the faculty were Mrs. McCullar and Misses Bryant
and Edenton. Bob Vaughn was chosen to fill the class
presidency for a second year. Also given official positions
were june Nichols, Helen Chandler, Jimmy Haywood,
and Don Ramsey. Editors of our two publications, The
Tower and 'lThe Comet, were Myrle Oliver and
Rozanne Clark respectively. The football team was vicf
torious in most of its games, winning eight and losing two
by very close margins. Murray was defeated 6-0 in the
annual TurkeyfDay tilt and the Williams Trophy was
once more within Grove's walls. Football queen for 1945
was Pat Brisendine. Helen Chandler, serving her fourth
year, and Jean Allen, serving her second year, were the
senior attendants. Bob Vaughn was voted outstanding
player and received the Fisk Award, besides being recog'
nized in All-State selections. Among tne twentyftwo
lettermen were the following seniors: Vaughn, Wall,
Cooper, Swayne, Peebles, Kennon, and Moody. The
shipment of class rings was delayed and they were not
received until after Christmas. Invitations were ordered
in January and graduation exercises were held May 16.
Thus we come to the close of another chapter of our
lives - a chapter that we will always remember. We are
grateful to the teachers who have guided us through these
four years and pray that the Grove spirit will remain
with us forever.
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Forever And Forever ff Amen
No doubt, we as seniors, having struggled through American
history and literature have heard of Nathan Hale and suppos'
edly memorized his great quotation: I regret that I have but
one life to lose for my country. Being not vain, we do not
claim to be heroes: but, nevertheless, we are conceited by the
fact that we are Americans and so even though our gifts may
be scant in quantity and quality, we do freely give them with
open hands and a free heart. It is therefore our wish as seniors
to place our gifts and achievements in this year-book in order
that our greatest merits and accomplishments will be enshrined
in the hearts of those we so reluctantly leave. Thus, we as the
graduating class of Grove, 1946, being unbalanced in intellect,
and of ill-reputed character, do ordain, constitute, and construct
this our last will and testament.
jean Allen-With remonstrance of spirit I do relinquish jimmy
Brice to eagerly awaiting females of the under-classes.
Pat Brisendine-I bequeath my willing personality to Jerry Sue
Wilford Brisendine--I grant my super trips to Humboldt
to any fellow who may appreciate their meaning.
Helen Bruce-I endow my divine love for the blue and white of
a sailor's uniform to Evelyn Weinberg. May she be successful.
john Bucy-I entrust my loud mouth to Alan Lasater.
Joe Ed Carter-I leave my perfect goals to John Hooper.
Helen Chandler-I bequeath my fraternity pin to any soul who
thinks they're big enough to get it.
Rozanne Clark-I leave The Comet to Billy Ray Balch hoping
that he will resort to nothing worse than aspirin.
Bobby June Collins-I will my ability of being the center of
attraction to Dan Veazey.
M. C. Compton-I leave my large hrown eyes to the junior boys
as an agent in charming the women.
Stanley Cooper--I leave two dozen enlarged and tinted pictures
for my many fans.
Robert Crick-I will my absorbing interest in history class to
Bobby Jennings-no doubt he'll need it.
Mary Ashley Davis-l leave my tactics on How to Rope a
Man in the library for all future reference.
Sue Deal-I bestow my beautiful singing voice to Marjorie
Marjorie Derrington-I concede mv broken'down, dilapidated
Spanish book to anyone with brains enough to understand it.
Mary Ann Dumas-I grant to K. B. Humphreys my Mable
Todd Laugh. May he learn.
jo Nell Ford-I bestow my blooming voice to Betty Joy Hastings.
Robert Lewis French-I yield my fierce love affairs to Richard
Carolyne Giles-I bequeath my place on the honor roll to Anne
Betty Gorman-I leave the basketball period to Carleen Robert'
son with memories of those many workfouts.
jo Rene Gorman-I bequeath my desire for a handsome Van
johnson to Catherine Patterson,
Jimmy Haywood-I leave my ability to get along with the gals
to anyone who has what it takes. V
james Hester-To some luckless soul, I gladly will my long
hours spent in writing off spelling words.
Katherine Hill-I bequeath my ability to crack dry corn to
Dorothy Nesbitt, so she may carry on.
Mary Sue Holder--I leave my most sympathetic regards for
those behind us.
Bobbye Jean Humphreys-l bestow upon Vianne Vincent my
favorite pastime--getting in particular mixfups with tall,
Charlotte Jackson-I leave my job as typist on The Tower to
anyone who may get away with erasures.
Dorothy jeffrey-Gladly I will my brogue to the Rebels of
Grove so as to keep up a line of conversation,
Billy jobe-I will my jivy feet to Charles Baker Orr. May
he profit by their presence.
Louis jones-I render my job as manager of the basketball
team to anyone who can manage it.
Jesse Key-l will my genius to John my little brother so that
the Key Tradition may go on.
Freeman King-I unselhshly leave my big feet to anyone that
has the excess energy to carry them around.
jane Mann-I leave my pretty dimples to anyone who has the
patience to sleep with his fingers in his cheeks.
Juanita Martin-My merry smile and twinkling lips, I will to
any friend in need of a boy friend.
johnny McGuire-I will my enormous stature to J. B. I... in
hopes that someday he'll be big like me.
Oneida McNutt-I bestow my gaiety upon Peggy Wynns.
Imogene Miller-I leave my numerous excuses to get out of
class to anyone who needs them.
Austin Moody--I bestow upon any freshman, whatever was
responsible for my graduation.
Bobbye june Nichols-I will my ability of falling down stairs
to those freshmen who are just learning to walk.
Margaret Nichols-I bequeath my neatness to Frances Arnett.
Roy Nichols-I will my shy and modest ways to Bo Brice.
Cornelia Owens-I relinquish my sweet disposition
Ray Peebles-I leave my playful ways to Robert
Don Ramsey-I will my dependability and scholastic record to
Evelyn Ray-I bestow upon Sue Sparks my plentiful supply of
makefup in hopes that she'll have the luck I did.
Betty Rhea-Reluctantly I leave my seat by coach on basketball
trips to the next girl who is as lucky as I.
Martha Spaulding-To Margaret Paschall I give my red hair,
so that her life long ambition will be granted.
J. B. Stewart-Willingly I leave my ability to work solid
geometry to the juniors who will certainly need it.
Dorothy Anne Sullivan-To Marjorie Cooper I bestow my
Bob Swayne-Regretfully I leave my beautiful curls to Bobbye
Collltins hoping that he has what it takes to roll them up every
Bob Vaughn--Sorrowfullv I leave the captaincy of the football
team and my place as big shot around Grove to Billy Cronin.
Frances Vaughn-I render mv lovely smile as an offer for
advertising Ipana Toothpaste.
Virgil Wall-I concede my book on How to Get by Without
Work to Bobby Jennings.
Hilbert Whitehead-I will my innocent looks and quiet manners
to james Chandler.
johnny Wiggs-I gladly relinquish my traits that attract the
girls to any junior-they are musicalness, wittiness, hand-
Kenneth Wimberly-I leave ever grateful for the lucky breaks
I received while in high school.
Myrle Augusta Oliver-I do bestow mv nickname Monkey
to any poor body that fits the title.
Seniors--We leave, to the underclassmen, still not believing
we're graduating, all the trimmed-up pencils, all the empty
fountain pens and all the stale food found under the holes
Executioner: Myrle Augusta Oliver
Mr. No Soap
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Barbara Baggett, William Balch, Jane Black, Joyce Bennett, Marshall Bomar, Robert Bowden, Jimmy Brice, An'
nette Brisendine, Martha Jo Broadway, Betty J. Callicott, Jean Cates, Gwendolyn Cherr , William Clark, Marion
Coe, Joseph Cole, Bobby Collins, Joan Corbett, Billy Cronin, Marjorie Crowder, Charies Davis, Jane Dinkins,
Noel Edwards, Emily Enoch, Hannah Fitch, Laurene Forrest, Jack Gillespie, Billy Gream, Betty Griffin, Frances
Hicks, Sarah Joyce Hill, Emogene Hooser, William Hunter, Douglas Jackson, Robert Jennings, John Key, J. B.
Latimer, Jessie Laycock, Bettye Jean Lewis, Charlene Lyell, Ralph Manning, Margaret Marr, Robert Marshall,
Mary Belle Morris, Anne McClarin, Gene Nanney, Dorothy Nesbit, Verne Odom, Norma Oliver, Charles Orr,
Rena Owens, Glynn Paschall, Margaret Paschall, Dorothy Phelps, Anthal Phelps, Katherine Phelps, Imodell Phil'
lips, Tommy Redmon, Marjorie Reeves, Dick Richardson, Margie Richardson, Jerry Sanders, Doris Simmons, Don
Skelly, Gerald Small, Charles Snow, Evelyn Spann, Jack Sparks, Sue Sparks, Calvin Stephenson, Charlotte Taylor,
lgfiary Jo Thompson, Robert Van Cleave, Keith Veltman, Faye Warren, Hazel Weddle, Evelyn Weinberg, Marie
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