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Hillsboro Hrgh School
Dear friends 1944 45
It 15 vxrth a yox ous s1gh and a tear 1n the exe that xxe record our H1llsboro Daxs tn th1s our last
letter to all of xou as the class of 45 We ran neck n neck xxrth Presldent Roosexelt for four stratght
xears but he xxe gratefullx acknoxxledge IS among the fexx of us that xolunteered for an extra term
Being chrldren of great dest1nx xxe haxe xxltnessed the greatest ex ents of all hlstorx ln our four x ears D1Ck
Tracx has not onlx caught B B Ex es but alas' Prune Face and Graxel Gcrtxe xx hlle on thc Burro Boule
xard haxe paraded the Dramatlc Hrghllghts of four excmng happx and adxenturous xears
Please excuse out reminiscing xxe are told that lt mexxtablx appears xx1th our recentlx attained
old age and bratnx maturxtx
What mere lads and lassles vxe xx ere xx earmg ruffled prnafores and sh1n1ng ha1r oil as xxe first beat
out H1t The L1ne xx1th our knockmg knees XXe had to restra1n ourselxes for almost a month xxhrle
the bu1ld1ng xx as be1ng 1ncreased to suflic1ent s1ze to hold all of us ancl Rox Slay maker s brg feet XX hen
the last pane of glass had been cemented 1n xxe managed to settle doxxn long enough to select 'lohn H
Coles as class pres1dent Mr XX h1te accepted the pos1t1on of sponsor
Our football team xxent undefeated that xear due chleflx to ack Thompson xxho serx ed is manager
and on the g1rls basketball team Nancy Pearre and Dorothx Turner xxere txxo of Mr Hessex s gals Both
Martha Tr1bble and Grace S1ms recerxed degrees of ment for forensic xxork an honor rarelx accorded
freshmen XXe had noxx acqulred that htgh school characterlstrc spring fexer and If xx as a sprrlted gang
that slammed the1r lockers for the last t1me as freshmen and opened the doors to the relief of summer and
1ts lack of vxork
Wrth sun tans and eager hearts xxc paraded for the first t1me as Sophomores Out of our group
Albert Schroeder xxas elected class pres1dent vxhrle Mrs Stroh and MISS Pogue serx ed as class sponsors
Our Sophomore xear xx as one of achrex ement and acttx 1tx oe Austtn Earl Dunn and Albert
Schroeder donned the1r broad shoulders and shone on the football team xxhxle Charles Embrx bhstered
the hope for our class on the basketball team We all remember the school electron near the close of the
xear xxhen ud Randolph xx as chosen Student Bodx Marshall He xxas the first Sophomore elected to
serxe durlng his umor xear IU that office h1therto held bx a Senior On the mus1cal s1de Carolxn Schubert
strutted to a superior ratxng as mayorette and jxmmx Enoch responded to the rhy th'n ln h1s bones 1nd
gaxe out vxxth the pxe to our ears Martha Tr1bble hung our honor xx1th the highest bx xxmmng hrst
place 1n the dramatic readmg section of the tr1 state forensic meet held at Peabody College And xx tsn t
that slmplx super prom the best xx ax to make xou forget those exam grades and start xacatlon'
GlX1Ug one last look at the sxxrmmmg pool xxe d1x ed right IH the mtddle of Hillsboro onlx to come
up xellmg WE BEAT XX EST' XX E BEAT WEST' and patt1ng jamle Wade Earl Dunn oe Austin jtmmx
Enoch and xmmx Martm on the backs for their sxxell games Then there xxere those basketball games
brought to such rous1ng finals bx Charles Embrv Rox Slax maker and am1e Wade With Embrx al1as
Broom drxhhlmg doxxn the floor to shoot himself onto the All Tournament teams and along xx1th lamxe
and Rox p1ck1ng up enough pornts to gather IH four trophies nobody exer ex er xx1ll forget that trlp
to Murfreesboro' XX1ll thexe Martha Neese xxas hlgh scorer for the gurls team xx1th 156 poxnts 1nd
Dorothx Turner and jerrx Ridge held forth at the opposrte end of the floor
We recall the feel1ng of prlde that possessed us xx hen sexeral persons from our brarnx group xxere
chosen for the Honor Socletx and others xxere rnltlated mto the u1ll and Scroll honorarx xournaltstmc
group Martha Tr1bble leased us xxhen she xxon a personal success both as Mrs Bennett IH PRIDE AND
PRE UDICE and as the candanaxlan mald IH the PFIZC xx1nn1ng play CLOSE COURTIN Jud Randolph
Hexx our k1te a lxttle hlgher bx addmg the Outstand1ng Forensrc Honor of the Countx to our banner
Albert johnson represented the school in the House of Representatxxes of the Student Congress and xx as
greatlv honored bx txx 1ce be1ng elected speaker of that assemblx He also xx ore our tm can croxxn as kmg
of the Scrap Drxxe at the celebrauon grx en for the JUNIOR FRESHMEN xx mners by the SENIOR SOPHO
MORE losers Fmallx OLR Student Body electron xx as here and WE made It the hottest xet Ten scared
JLIHIOFS rambled across the stage to p1tch the1r m1ts m the rmg ohn H Coles Grace S1ms xmmx 'vlartm
and Dot Turner surx1x ed rn close bouts
It xxas all xxe could do to assume a nonchalant galt and a superror gaze as xxe clxmbed our famrlxar
steps for the hrst t1me to our enxrahle positron as Seniors Occaslonallx a fexx Scnlor boxs xxould haxe to
be rennnded of the1r rank as elders those tnnes chleflx be1ng 1n the presence of xoung Freshmen gurls
Some of our xoung ladies found lt dlfflcult to forget our yuxemle jaunts but on the xx hole xxe assumed our
respons1b1l1tx xx1th all due res ect Startmg the xear off rlght xxe rode hlgh xx1th Rox Slax maker steppmg
on the starter as President an Carolx n Bass IHIITIX Enoch oe XXomack and Anna Vantrease helping to
push us up the h1lls and oxer the bumps ofSen1or1tx Mrs Max held and Miss XVe1s xxere our consrderate
back seat drlxers
Bexerlx XX allace and Dot Appleby prox1ded our class BEAUTX at our oxxn prom back to xxh1ch
our memorles ex en noxx turn xx1th fond remembrance and xxxshful xx ants Martha Tr1bble and Albert
ohnson lent lementlx xx1th the BRAINS rn dramatlc and forens1c trrals It IS fatal to start into our BRAXX N
for H1llsboro Seniors xxere chleflx respons1ble for a blazing season on the gr1d1ron court and d1amond
lndlxrdual honors looked xxell on such staunch shoulders as those of Roy Slax maker and Ilamle Wade
4tllC1tx football and Martha Neese All Cltx basketball But the greatest of them all mt xxent
quxcklx from l1p to llp Hillsboro Hlgh School xxon xts first champlonshrp' And that ll dnl' XX1th
four xears under the1r belts and rex enge IH the1r mmds those Burros took the floor and xx 1th II our hearts
ts thex fought for our greatest graduatlon present The Sex enth D1str1ct Basketball Champ1onsh1p Amld
the grateful applause xxe heard the names of XXeslex Hickman and Charles Embrx on the all tournament
ies frlends If xx as a great year a great four xears and as xxe slip our hrstory ln beslde those dust
coxered xolumes of xears before xxe hope that tt max be xxrthdraxxn frequentlx to recall to xou not onlx
those rncrdents xx h1ch it cltes but those personal acqualntances xxh1ch shall remam forex er rn our mmds
and so so long fellas It s been sxxell' And to xou H1llsboro Hlgh School xxe txp our hats and leaxe
xxzthtn xour xx alls four xears of hopes noxx realized of xxork xxell spent of amb1t1on furthered and
dexotron ex er lmgerrng Smcerely
Your Class of 45
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' John I-I.Coles
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