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Seniors Bequeath Valuables To GHS Students
We, the members of the Senior Class of
1941, being sound of mind and body, and
realizing that we are about to pass from
this small world of ours to a larger world
of better things, (we hope) do hereby
will and bequeath our following spiritual
and material possessions to the remain
ing inhabitants of this institution of
learning on the one condition that they
profit by and care for these possessions
as we have done:
Section 1: To the members of the
school board, whose wish it was for us to
have a well developed character as well
as a well developed intellect, we leave
our deepest gratitude and our appre
Section 2: To Mr. Gaddy, who, though
he has been with us only two years has
readily earned his place in our hearts
by his understanding of our problems
and by his tact in dealing with us when
we erred, and who has so worked with
the school board in its desire for us to
be better citizens that we feel amply
prepared to face the future, we leave
our devotion and the desire for him to
know that we have gained much from
our two year’s association with him.
Section 3; To the members of the fac
ulty, those who have been with us during
our entire four years of high school and
those who have been with us only part
of that time, we leave our gratitude and
our love for the part they have played
in preparing us for our roles as citizens
of tomorrow. May their coming students
enjoy their friendship and guidance as
much as we have.
Section 4; To the school board, Mr.
Gaddy, and members of the faculty, we
have one thing in common which we
wish to leave. That is the wish that
upon leaving high school, we may so
live our lives as to reflect the excellent
training received at their hands, that
they may point to us with pride and
know that is was they who have helped
to lay the solid foundation for the place
we may make for ourselves in life.
Section 1: To the incoming Seniors,
we begrudge to you our precious privil
eges of being first in the lunch line and
of sitting on the front seats in chapel.
We hope that now you won’t break so
many legs and injure so many innocent
bystanders trying to be first at lunch,
or strain so many necks trying to see in
Section 2: To the incoming Juniors,
we leave you the privilege of producing
a Junior play almost as unforgettable as
our momentous production of “Stage
Door,” and the privilege of giving a
Junior-Senior Reception almost as bril
liant as our sparkling affair. We say
“almost” because we know it is impossible
for you to attain our height of perfection.
Section 3: To the incoming Sopho
mores, we leave to you the bright pros
pect of looking forward to the day when
you will be a Junior and can then begin
to receive a little attention.
Section 4: To the incoming Fresh
men, we leave to you a little of our
intelligence so you won’t be considered
quite so dumb by the upper-classmen, a
little of our tact so you can use the
proper technique with your teachers, and
a little of our sympathy in view of the
four years of struggle ahead of you.
Several of the more talented members
of our class have been endowed by the
gods with gifts to such an extent that
they can afford to be generous enough
to bless others by leaving a few of these
gifts as signified in the following man
Kirby Hart leaves to Grace Ennis his
original words, “scummy”, and “Amoos-
ing but confoosing,” in order that she
might break the monotony of her poverty
Sally Sanborn leaves her cool, calm,
and collected nature to the little fresh
man who stays so flustered, Frances
John Junior Roberts leaves his ability
to break the girls hearts and string ’em
a line to his brother, Tiny, who is stead
ily following in his footsteps.
Helen Rogers leaves her freckles to
the girl with the skin you love to look
at, Virginia Faison.
Helen Wooten and Virginia Stith leave
the large mirror in their locker to the
Junior girls in hope that it will keep them
as pretty as it kept the Senior girls.
Fat Smith leaves his place at the end
of Mrs. White’s apron strings to the
next Junior who has what it takes to
Shoeball McClenny wills his position
as fullback on the football team to Mickey
Florence Horne leaves a plow and a
one way hitch hiker’s ticket to Magnolia
to any interested Junior.
Frank Ormond wills his yellow car
“Damn It” to Macon Michaux.
Elizabeth Hawley wills her razor-blade
hair-cut to the teacher among us who
possesses such beautiful long tresses.
Lillian Jenkins leaves her short green
skirt and red socks to Ruth Minton.
Earl Layton wills his reluctance for
getting out of class on pretense to Billy
Ellen Lee Lovelace wills her hair rib
bons and bracelets to feminine Harriet
Ann Edgerton wills her ability to
talk to boys to that shy little girl, Helen
Peggy Ballard wills her Ipana tooth
paste smile to Paul Duckworth.
Betty Michaux wills her geometric
figure to a certain little wallflower among
the Sophomores, one Miss Betsy Yelver-
Knot Dameron wills his shy little
giggles to boisterous Nancy Paige Swift.
Mary Louise Thomson wills her ex
pressive glance from the corner of those
daring brown eyes of hers to her little
sister, Elizabeth. May Lib have as ex
cellent success with these glances as
Donald Herring wills his little Ford to
any Junior who has the patience to work
on it everytime it breaks down.
Jean Denmark leaves her red flannels
to Dorothy Perkins, since the two of
them are so near alike in physique.
Buddy Boykin wills his health and
size to that scrawny fellow Jack Gue.
Gwen Malpass leaves her surplus
weight to the Lee twins. (More power
to you, kids.)
Hope Pate wills her saddle shoes to
any cute freshman who wishes to dress
George Williams leaves his old mule
to anyone with the ability to make a
better farmer than he has.
Jean Startt leaves her Yankee accent
to Ruth Weil.
Lessie Mallard bestows her stylish
little bangs upon feminine little Dot
Dot Grant wills her love for Luke
Montz to Frances Gaddy.
Robert Denmark leaves his moustache
(fuzz) to “Cowboy” Ray Alston.
David McCormick considerately wills
his ability to run to George Buie.
Thomas Edgerton leaves his six years
of high school experience to anyone who
wishes to make high school his' life’s
Ida Bell Benton wills her blond curls
to Donnie West.
Dorothy Smith leaves part of her
“way with the men” to Pearl Privette.
Having blessed the remaining persons
of this school by bestowing our posses
sions upon them, and feeling ourselves
a little bereft and lonesome, we do here
by close this, our Last Will and Testa
ment, on the date of April eight, in the
year of nineteen hundred and forty-one.
Witnesses: Half Swan