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Goldsboro Hi News
THE NEWSPAPER OF THE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
VOL XIV No. 8
GOLDSBORO, N. C, MAY 30, 1941
50 CENTS A YEAR
SENIORS OF ’41 WRITE 'FINIS’ TO GHS CAREER
By Lillian Jenkins
It was September 13, 1937, when 251
awed little Freshmen descended on GHS,
They were members of the largest Fresh
man Class in the history of the school.
In order that they might start in a
style typical of this illustrious group,
they elected Betty Michaux their presi
dent; Ernest Crone, vice president; Hor-
tense Liles, secretary; Bobby Hejrward,
treasurer; and Bobbie Helms, cheerlead
er. Andrew Smith, Annie Mae Christen-
bury, and Billy Brown nominated the
candidates, while Billy Charlton served
as election judge, and Eunice Highsmith
and Mary Eleanor Taylor were registrars.
Later on in the year, Kirby Hart and
Lillian Jenkins were elected parliamen
tarian and historian respectively. The
late Mrs. W. P. Middleton was the adviser
to the class.
When the SA Council was elected, the
future seniors of '41 were well represent
ed by Sally Sanborn, Betty Michaux,
Prince Nufer, John Roberts, Lessie Mal
lard, and Dolores West the first term,
and by Sally, Prince, Dolores, Lessie,
John, and Hilda Longest the second
term. On the standing committees were
Pat Fordham, Athletic; John Roberts,
Cafeteria; Earl Layton, Assembly; and
Hilda Longest and Wiley Smith, Social.
The Freshmen were also represented
at the Parent-Teacher-Student Associa
tion by Elizabeth Royall, Lillian Jenkins,
Eleanor Watkins, and Elizabeth Hawley.
Throughout their high school career,
the Freshmen were destined to be asso
ciated with dramatics, publicity, and
spectacular projects. It all began when
the Latin 1 class presented Julius Caesar.
However, it was produced with modern
costumes and setting. Then again, the
general science classes presented three
scenes of American life, each depicting
the progress of science.
Naturally the class could not continue
without colors, a motto, and song. The
class from then on. was known by its
colors, red and white; its motto, “United
we stand, divided we fall;” and a song,
“ ’41 Forever,” composed by a committee
consisting of Elizabeth Royall, chairman;
Shirley Lancaster, Lessie Mallard, Earl
Layton, Edwin Lee, and Bobbie Helms.
Sports naturally occupied a prominent
position in the lives of the newest mem
bers of the school. Bobby Hesrward,
Charlie Weathers, and Ernest Crone were
on the swimming team, while Russell
Singleton, Brinkley Taylor, and Derwood
Bizzell were on the junior football team
and received letters in the spring. Amer
ica’s favorite game, baseball, called Billy
Wynn, Brinkley Taylor, Russell Single
ton, J. C. Rose, and Clyde King as candi
dates. Clyde was made manager. Then
spring football arrived. Derwood Bizzell,
George Sten|iouse, and Clifton Daniel,
Gray Whitford, David Henson, and A. J.
Oliver answered the call for candidates.
But don’t forget the ^irls. Already
the Freshman basketball feam, led by
Hortense Liles, had won the inter-class
basketball and Betty Michaux, the pr.esi-
dent, was presented with the Belk-Tyler
Cup. When time for regular basketball
competition rolled around Hortense,
Helen Wooten, Peggy Ballard, and Pat
Fordham were there fighting for their
The Junior-Senior Reception is eagerly
looked forward to by everyone, but Peggy
Ballard, Elizabeth Mayo, Hilda Longest,
Betty Michaux, Ann Edgerton, Sally San
born, Evelyn Ginn, Susie Gentry, Eliza
beth Hawley, Marion Hinkle, Edith Mas-
sengill, Lessie Mallard, Betsy Modlin,
Gaynell Odom, Hope Pate, Minnie Louise
Stith, Olivia Shumate, Lula Mae Van Hoy,
Helen Wooten, Virginia Weatherly, and
Doris Wilson were able to view the activi
ties early because they served as enter
tainers and waitresses.
The Glee Club and the Band were also
a part of numerous Freshmen’s lives.
In the Band activity there were Harry
Ward and Leonard Edwards. In the
band itself were Sherrod Highsmith,
Eunice Highsmith, and Harry Ward.
The Glee Club had as its members of
’41 Carl Wilson, Helen Rogers, Dorothy
Smith, Bobbie Helms, Hope Pate, Gwen
dolyn Malpass, Elizabeth Royall, Camilla
Lynch, Madeline Gurley, Nellie Howell,
Hazel Whitley, Martha Zealey, Shirley
Lancaster, and Ellen Lovelace. Susan,
Elizabeth, and Hazel went to Greens
boro for the Music Festival.
So ends the first part of the life of a
class which will long be remembered in
GHS as a class that took advanta|fe of
every opportunity to better itself, both
as individuals and as a single unit wcJrk-
ing together for the good of the school;
Two hundred and four members of the
Sophomore Class returned to GHS on
September 12, 1938, for another session
with books and sports, not to mention a
few other important things such as elect
ing their officers. Prince Nufer was
chosen as class president; Earl Layton,
vice president; Betsy Modlin, secretary;
Ernest Crone and Sally Sanborn, cheer
leaders; Henry Stenhouse, parliamen
tarian; and Tom "^ameron, treasurer.
Misses Miriam Koch and Naomi Newell
were the class advisors.
When the SA Council was called to
order the first term, there were six
sophomore homerooms represented by
Tommy Bland, Kirby Hart, Norris Sut
ton, Peggy Ballard, Gwendolyn Malpass,
and Dolores West. Doris Harris, Tom
Dameron, Annie Mae Christenbury, Sam
Bass, Albert Handley, and Clifton Daniel
were representatives the second term.
The Sophomores were also well taken
care of by having eleven members of the
class serving on eight SA standing com
mittees. These were Betty Michaux,
Social; Henry Stenhouse, Cafeteria; Ver
non Pate, Inspection; Wiley Smith, Eliza
beth Hawley, Virginia Weatherly, Assem
bly; Ernest Crone, Activity; Andy Smith
and Tommy Bland, Board of Elections.
When it came to sports, the sophs
didn’t wait to be urged to participate.
Peggy Ballard, Pearl Lee, Hortense Liles,
Helen Rogers, Minnie Stith, and Dolores
West tried their hand at basketball. Al
though the girls’ swimming team was
not part of the high school’s athletic
program, it was a large team and its
ranks were swollen by Mary Louise
Thomson, Betty Michaux, Prince Nufer,
Lessie Mallard and Shirley Lancaster.
The boys were also represented on the
boys’ swimming team. These were Ernest
Crone, co-captain, Steve Simmons, Harry
Ward, A. J. Oliver, and Earl Layton.
Members of the junior football team