1923 Pulaski County High School

"The Oriole"

FACULTY

 

Professor Kenneth V. BRUGH, Principal
Hampden - Sidney College & University of Virginia

 

Miss Mary THOMAS, Assistant Principal
Farmville State Normal; University of Virginia; Columbia University

 

Miss Evelyn FINKS, English
Martha Washington College; University of Virginia

 

Miss Anne Belle CHAFFIN, Mathmatics
Randolph - Macon Womens College; Sargent School for Physical Education

 

Miss Louise WATTS, Latin
Farmville State Normal; William and Mary College

 

Mr. Hensel ECKMAN, French and Science
Chelton Hills School; University of Pennsylvania

Senior Class

 Joeanna S. ALLISON

 

William E. BONES

 

Robert Landis BUNTS

 

Minnie V. CANNADAY

 

Henry G. FOGLESONG

 

Dorothy N. JAMESON

 

Gertrude L. JENNINGS

 

Ernest LEWEY

 

Nannettee Elizabeth LIVINGSTON

 

Alice L. LOWMAN

 

Elizabeth R. MATHENEY

 

Daisy May E. NELSON

 

Lillian Ethel PACK

 

Minnie V. PIERCE

 

Beveridge ROBERTS

 

Marshall Lee RUNION

 

Mamie Ruth RUSSELL

 

Gerard E. SOUTHERN

 

 
 

History Senior Class
Isn't it strange that when we were Freshmen we thought that Commencement Day was the very 1oveliest of all the School year, and now when our graduation day is actually here, we're really very sorry to leave P. H. S.? Of course, one couldn't expect us to be wholly in tears and mourning, for there is always a happy side to everything, and graduation assuredly has its good points!

How little we dreamed when we entered high school and the way seemed so difficult that it would be only too short, as "Freshies," what manners we affected and what high hopes we were now members of that great body called the "high School," and some day hoped to be grave and reverend and dignified Seniors. But oh, how far away that all seemed! So we just had a good time then, trying not to show our ignorance of new systems too much.

Almost before we knew it, we were Sophomores. Then, it seemed ages since our Freshman year, and just about as long before we would "finish school" as the phrase is. Gracious, what horrible studies confronted us! We had never seen anything like this before, and sincerely hoped never to meet with such terrors in the future. Then it was that we put in most of our studying, and, as a result, were so glad of any hard earned rest that we just decided to enjoy ourselves and not worry about dignity or establishing a precedent or anything. You know you never can be young but once, so why not have our fling now.

But the next thing we knew (though usually we didn't know much of anything) we hopped over into the Junior room, where we didn't feel a bit at home, but which seemed to be the place everyone expected us to be and was rather surprised if from force of habit we walked into the room where the Sophomores held sway. Surely, now with only two more years in school, we must begin to add to, or perhaps we should say to accumulate, our stock of dignity, But did we? Nay, not so. The evils of boning and cramming were over for the present, so why not have a little more enjoyment? Exams may come and exams may go, but fun goes on forever; that is, with apologies to Lord Tennyson. Almost before we could realize it however, we discovered by power of intuition that we were at last privileged to reside in the longed for and coveted, though somewhat chilly, Sanctum of the Seniors, just across the hall.

For the second time in our scholastic lives we were overawed (the first time being when we entered the sacred portals and were dubbed Freshmen). Otherwise, we didn't feel one bit different from what we had before. We were, evidently, not very responsive to environment. And would you believe it, we didn't seem to care about anything much but having a good time, when we should have been obtaining our education and planning life careers and so on. From this one might judge that the class of '23 did neither toil nor spin nor set the midnight oil to burning. Though we fear we never quite equaled the lilies in glory, neither did we become old and wrinkled because of much study, which we read somewhere was a weariness to the flesh. We were only normal boys and girls who really studied quite a lot when it was absolutely urgent. It was during '23 that the class started their famous picture gallery. During the previous year, we boasted only one very swell and obscure calendar, while in the second semester of the following year no less than twenty and no more than twenty- five, calendars dotted the walls and various articles of furniture such as desks, chairs, and blackboards; the only explanation is that it was a sudden and over-artistic fad.

Hikes, parties and entertainments further added to the pleasure of the class, being "heartily enjoyed by all those present."

Through it all you may see that 1923 has been "out for a good time," but don't think that we are never serious and think no deeper than the "thrills" of class night or various forms of jollification. We truly realize how much dear Pulaski High School has done for us and how very, very much we owe her that we can never repay. We hate to leave you, P.H. S., now that the time for departure has come, but we trust that you will not completely forget the fun-loving and oftentimes thoughtless, but ever loyal, members of the class of '23.

 

 

 

 

 

Last Will and Testament

We, the 1922-23 Senior Class of Pulaski High School, feeling that we are facing the end of P. H. S. life, do solemnly declare this to be our last will and testament, disposing as wisely and discreetly as we are able our real and personal property.
First: We, the Senior C1ass of '23, hereby will to the Junior class our "Good Will," together with our neversharp pencil sharpener, so that they may always be supplied with pointless pencils in case of emergency-such as a surprise written lesson. We also will to the Junior Class the responsibility of keeping Oriole; the little bird that came to make its home in P.H.S. in 1921 and finding conditions favorable for its growth remained, becoming an essential and creditab1e asset to Pulaski High School. We hope that it may continue to grow with the coming years in the hands of our successors.

Second: To the remainder of the high school we will free tickets to the Senior Class, with our compliments.

Third: Elizabeth MATHENEY wills her fame as an actress to Isabelle MILLER
Beveridge ROBERTS wills her editorship of The Oriole to Thelma RICHARDSON - She also wills her curls to James CUMMINGS.
Gerard Southern wills his good looks to Foy McGUIRE. He also wills to William ALLISON the right to ring the period bells.
Minnie PEIRCE wills her winning ways to Alyne HURD.
Ernest LEWEY wills his popularity to Marvin HARDEN
Aline STUART wills her cheerful nature to Alene MILLER
Marshall RUNION wills his love for Miss Watts' Latin to John COX
Nanette LIVINGSTON wills her cute smile to Beatrice WEBB
Henry FOGLESONG wills his sporty nature and red to Ronald POWELL
Mamie RUSSELL wills her bobbed hair and freckles to Naomi CANNADAY
William BONES wills his fame as a walking history to Clarence MILLER
Sena THOMPSON wills her low and musical voice to John CROWDER
Robert BUNTS wills his right as the tallest boy to graduate P. H. S. to Hastwell SIZER
Anna ALLISON wills her flirting ability to Maxine UMBARGER.
Alice LOWMAN wills her habit of being tardy to Martha DERRICK
Lillian PACK wills her gentle, Puritan nature to Evelyn WORLEY
Daisy NELSON wills her love for all things christened "Henry" to Vera GROSECLOSE
Gertrude JENNINGS wills her spontaneous giggle to Conway SMITH
Doroth JAMESON wills her brains to Howard GILMER
Minnie CANNADAY wills her "specks" and rosy cheeks to Virginia ROBERTS

Fourth: To the members of the faculty we will the following;
To Mr. BRUGH, our sincere appreciation of his kind advice and inspiring influence during the past year
To Miss THOMAS, our gratitude and thanks for her most helpful aid all through our four years of high school. Also, a class that will love her almost as much as we do, not quite, though, for it couldn't be found
To Mr. ECKMAN, the respect and love of each individual member of the class of '23. We also will to him a French class that will study regularly all irregular verbs assigned by him
To Miss FINKS, an English class that does not believe brevity to be the soul of wit
To Miss CHAFFIN, a Geometry class that can put a figure on the board in less than 45 minutes and "stand up" when reciting
To Miss WATTS, a Latin class that does not kick at too long or too short lessons. Also, a smaller Virgil class
In testimony whereof, we have written and signed and do declare this paper this the 23rd day of May, 1923, to be our last will and testament.
Minnie CANNADAY, '23, Testator

 

 

 Class of 1924

 

 President - Martha DERRICK
Vice President - Alton DUNCAN
Secretary - Sylvia BYRD
Treasurer - John COX
Historian - Conway SMITH

 Pauline BOPP
Sylvia BYRD
Naomi CANNADAY
Margaret DALTON
Martha DERRICK
Louise DUDLEY
Alyne HURD
Aleene MILLER
Jeanette RAY
Thelma RICHARDSON
Marion THOMAS
Maxine UMBERGER
Beatrice WEBB
William ALLISON

Joe BONES
Alonzo CARPER
Billy CHEVES
John COX
Charles DEAN
Alton DUNCAN
Howard GILMER
Marvin HARDEN
Albert KIRKNER
Foy McGUIRE
Ronald POWELL
Livingston SHEPPARD
Hastwell SIZER
Conway SMITH
Clarence MILLER 

 Class of 1925

 

 President - Margaret BREWER
Vice President - Otis SPRAKER
Secretary - Mildred CARSON
Treasurer - Theodore HALL
Historian - Daisy Lou MATHENEY

 Ella ALBERT
Margaret BREWER
Mildred CARSON
Mable COALSON
Elizabeth CONNER
James CUMMINGS
Elsie DUNCAN
Lena GRAY
Vere GROSECLOSE
Marie HARDY
Louise HURST
Louise KIRKNER
Daisy Lou MATHENEY
Helen MORRIS
Myrtle MYERS
Selma QUESENBERRY
Pearl RICHARDSON
Virginia ROBERTS
Audrey SASHER
Roda Neil SHEPPARD

Anna SMITH
Virginia SNYDER
Dorothy SPENCE
Louise STRAUSS
Grace WHITAKER
Ethel NUNN
Mary FARMER
Carl BUNTS
Edgar CARRICO
Woodson CUMMINGS
Theodore HALL
Lenis HART
Onis HUFFORD
Frank JACKSON
Tom JORDAN
Meredith LIVINGSTON
Robert RUNION
Otis SPRAKER
Roby SUTHERLAND
Porter WISLER 

 Class of 1926

 

 President - George CROWDER
Vice President - Dewey DALTON
Secretary & Treasurer- Ruby HUFFORD

 Lucille BYRD
Dorothy CARPER
Ollie FAGG
Opal GRANTHAM
Ruby HUFFORD
Ruth JACKSON
Nell LOWMAN
Virginia RUNION
Clara SCHAUB
Sherwood VAUGHN
George CROWDER
John CROWDER

Carson DALTON
Dewey DALTON
Tecumseh DALTON
Charles GATEWOOD
Leonard GRANTHAM
Junoir LYON
George LYONS
Wallace SURFACE
Forest WAINWRIGHT
Walter WYATT
Delmas GALLIMORE

more to come.........................


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