Nahunta High School - Chieftain Yearbook (Pikeville, NC)

 - Class of 1955

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4-H Club 1,2, 3, 4, Officer 2, 3,4; FFA 1,2,3, Officer 3; Annual Staff 4; Paper Staff 3; Class Officer 3,4; Athletic As- sociation 2, 3,4; Junior Play 3; Stage Manager Senior Play; Usher at Senior Play; Sub. Bus Driver 4. VEilNON SULLIVAN Basketball 2,3,4; FFA 1,2, 3, 4; Class President 2; Athletic As- sociation 2, 3,4; Senior Play; Class Treasurer 2; Class Re- porter 4; Baseball 4; Annual Staff; Junior Play 3; Paper Staff 3. Bus Driver 4; Sub. Bus Driver 2, 3; Paper Staff 3; Annual Staff 4; Senior Play Prompter 4. Paper Staff 3; FFA 1,2,3, 4, Officer 3; Sub. Bus Driver 3,4; Annual Staff 4; Junior Play 3; Senior Play 4. Basketball 1,2,3; Cheerleader 4; FHA 1,2, 3, Officer 3; Usher for Junior Play, Senior Play; Paper Staff 3; 4-H Club 1.

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OKct MtCUKCHt Friends, this is a solemn occasion. We, the class of 1955, having passed on to our rewards, have left behind, this last will and testament. 1, as legal advisor of the class, drew up this document, and it is cast-iron, unbreakable and legal. Being collectively of sound mind and having the fear of no human being, save that Mr. Hollowell and Superintendent Proctor, we are assembled here that this will may be read. Listen at- tentively, and be thankful for what you are about to receive. ARTICLE 1 To our teachers we convey our ability to know a good thing when we see it. As this ability has been largely created by their instructions, we are merely returning to them their own invaluable gift; also, a suggestion for making their lives easier, less difficult lessons, not so many tests, and fewer rules to be obeyed. ARTICLE 11 To our school we leave our fame, and hope the students won ' t let it die. We realize they can ' t live up to our achievements, but we trust they won ' t skid back too far. ARTICLE III To the members of the Junior Class, our rightful heirs, who will so soon take our places, we do hereby will our laughs, giggles, unsolved puzzles, tardy and absent marks, all the unchewed gum, cold lunches, half-filled notebooks, and all other unclaimed properties that have no value whatsoever. ARTICLE IV Personal bequeaths; Robert Edgerton leaves his ability to play basketball to Billy Rae Holland, so the team will have a star next year. Ruby Nichols wills her ability to skip class and not get caught to Melva Jean Mitchell. Melba Aycock leaves her bench warming ability to Robbie so the team will have a bench-warmer next year. Bobby Fields wills his ability to work algebra to Cecil Lane. Joseph Rollins leaves his ability to keep quiet and study to the eighth grade boys. Lula Belle Berry wills her trim figure to Reba Wiggins. Marie Winders leaves her friendliness, good looks, and figure to Atuiette Sassar, hoping she will follow in Marie ' s footsteps. Dorothy Ivey leaves her ability to be teacher ' s pet to all underprivileged students. Jonathan Hooks leaves his ability to fire the boiler to anyone who likes Chesterfields. Allen Overman leaves his ability to win trips to Inez Sasser. Tommy Howell leaves his geometry and ruler to anyone who takes it next year. Gordon Wells wills his craving for algebra to A. B. Crawford. Cooper Dees leaves his laziness to David Stafford since he doesn ' t have any. Margaret Morris leaves her ability to get along in any situation to Shirley Bedford. Vernon Sullivan leaves his ability to flirt to Dickey Pierce hoping he will catch on after a while. Respectfully yours, Margaret Morris, Testator



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As I jolt along on the school bus 1 breathe a sigh of relief, another day has gone by, 1 think. My thoughts wander to my classmates whom 1 must leave after this last year. The noises around me dim and at last fade away. In my own private world of thought nothing can penetrate. My inner self seems to drift into the future, through the years and into the unknown. The parade begins. Ths mist swirls around a shadowy figure, the shadows lift and 1 find myself beside an old friend of mine, Lula Belle Berry. She, 1 find, did make up her mind between the two professions she was interested in. She is busy trying to control and teach a class of girls in home economi cs. After a struggle, she gets the class fairly quiet and the long grind begins. Wanting not to embarrass Lula Belle by trying to help, 1 move on. The mist billows out again, Lula Belle disappears but 1 find 1 have traveled into another time and life. Vernon Sullivan comes into view. He has changed as 1 can tell from his entire manner. He seems sure of his goal and the means of reaching it. A farmer and a very good one, he is which doesn ' t surprise me. His hitch in the army has been served and he and his charming wife are happy. Before 1 get the chance to observe more the scene clouds and 1 know I ' m bound for another trip. Much to my surprise a nicely furnished neat room appears. What are these gadgets 1 wonder. My question is answered by the attractive young woman that emerges from the shadows. Marie Winders has reached her dream of becoming a beautician. Quite suc- cessful too from the looks of the surroundings. As 1 start to explore the shop 1 am sud- denly yanked out of this scene on my way to more adventure. A shadowy blue figure sways toward me. The figure takes the shape of a young man in an airman ' s footsteps. By the stripes on his shoulder 1 assume he turned part of his charm on for the brass. My departure is rather abrupt from Robert to my next visitor whom 1 find walking along the street obviously on her way to work. 1 do a double take to recognize her. Yes, it ' s Ruby Nichols. Here is where she works, a swanky Beauty Salon. She like Marie has succeeded in her career of a beautician. Congratulations are due but 1 haven ' t the time for 1 leave Ruby as 1 continue on my journey. A familiar face swings open the doors of my memory. Yes, this is none other than Gordon Wells walking as if he owns the world. A second later 1 see why. In the window of a book store is this sign, " Best Seller for the Month illustrated by Gordon Wells. " 1 see that he hasn ' t wasted his extra- ordinary talent. The mist blurs my vision once again and another classmate looms before me. This one 1 can recognize by the radiant happy expression on her face. Margaret Morris has at last married her beloved boyfriend of school days. It has been a long wait but I ' m sure she will be blissfully happy for a good while. Rather than disturb her radiant thoughts 1 continue down the road of life. " Whoa there! " Stops me in my tracks, this is Joseph Rollins talking to a balky old mule. Joseph 1 find is farming and likes it. Old mother earth, he loves, and rejoices in seeing the products of his toil sprout and grow. He is having no trouble from the contented look on his face. 1 pause long enough to wish him a good harvest and I ' m off for parts unknown. The mist swirls madly and from it emerges an old chum of mine. She is in the mist of a busy office. Investigating further I discover that Melba gathered all her forces and entered into the field of commercial art. From the looks of things she ' s very busy. Having nothing to do 1 journey onward. Gazing around I observe that Bobby has overcome some of his

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