Nahunta High School - Chieftain Yearbook (Pikeville, NC)

 - Class of 1955

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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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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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shyness. He seems more sure of himself. He is staying with his father still but I have a feeling not for long because he has that moonstruck look that spells love. Having no time to linger and gather more information 1 depart with a hasty good-bye. This can only be Tommy Howell at work with his mechanical mind. Old cars and such, litter the rather large building. From the name on the front I gather Tommy is doing very well. A female voice calls out, this can be no other than Tommy ' s wife for his face lights with a feeling I ' ve never seen before. The mist steals in at this time clouding the figures and off I go again. On stopping I hear a buzzing sound and a loud ouch. I look and sympathize with the little boy in the dentist chair. For Cooper Dees never was too careful with a knife. Cooper looks tired, too many patients, I suppose. He hasn ' t changed very much for I see he has a very pretty nurse to help him. I go off chuckling as I remember some of his teenage antics. A large granite building is my next stop. One of my classmates hasn ' t done this well, I think. They haven ' t, it ' s just a community building. I hear a noise and lo and behold it ' s Allen Ray surrounded by a group of young boys. From the talk I piece together the fact that he has become a 4-H leader. He is well qualified, I think. He looks very prosperous but I don ' t have time to find out exactly what he does. The mist billows out again and then thins for it must make way for a very shiny, new convertible. This gets a whistle from me but I stop and stare for behind the wheel is Jonathan Hooks looking as proud as a peacock. The car speaks for his success and he has a college tag on the bumper. This must be about his last year. He made it and with flying colors. There remains but one more member of the Senior Class, the mists twirls and swirls and jerks to an abrupt halt. A voice is heard, " Dorothy, you ' re home. ” The voice belongs to my bus driver, Mar- garet Morris trying to get me out of my daze. Oh, well I decide, tomorrow is another day, maybe I can get the last member. After all, tomorrow is the FUTURE. By Dorothy Ivey EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO US Christine Allen Vernon Gordon Dorothy Jonathan Jencie Margaret Tommy Cooper Ruby Lula Belle Marie Sponsor, Miss Bone.

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