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1. Jeanne Hurt; 2. Claude
SKankle; 3. Bill Mann; 4. Frank
Deese; 5. Bill Hough; 6. C. B.
Efird; 7. “Buddy” Roberts; 8.
Jane Morrow; 9. Pauline Beaver;
10. Warren Perry; 11. Mary
Katherine East; 12. Bonnie Mc-
Cubbins; 13. Menefee Bennett; 14.
Iris Almond; 15. A. P. Hubbard;
16. Mr. A. B. Gibson; 17. Neil
Graham and Betty Lynn Crowell;
18. Peggy Efird; 19. John Beatty;
20. Sidney Gulledge; 21. H azel
Mauldin; 22. Virginia Gilliam; 23.
Ann WinecoiFf; 24. Bill Mann, Peg
gy Efird, and Ann Winecoff.
Chosen By Seniors
Did you know that the seniors
consider Sidney Gulledge, their
president, the cutest, the best
sport, the most capable, the most
dependable, the best leader and the
most popular boy in the class of
Bill Mann, the student president,
was chosen the best all-round boy
and the best citizen among the
graduates of the two grades.
Claude Shankle was voted the
most friendly, the wittiest and the
most original; and C. B. Efird, Jr.,
the most studious, the most am
bitious and the most talented.
The seniors chose Bill Hough as
the most talkative; Warren Perry,
the best-looking; John Beatty, the
most stylish; A. P. Hubbard, the
biggest flirt; Frank Deese, the
most sincere; “Buddy” Roberts
the most attractive.
Among the girls, Pauline Beaver
and Virginia Gilliam tied for the
honor of being the best all-round.
Pauline Beaver was voted the best
leader and the most capable girl,
and Virginia Gilliam, the friend
liest and the best sport.
Iris Almond was voted the most
studious, the most ambitious and
the best citizen.
Peggy Efird polled the most
votes as the cutest, the best-look
ing and the most popular.
Jane Morrow was selected as the
most stylish, the most attractive
and the most talented.
Mary Katherine East, the most
original and the most dependable,
was also runner-up for several
(Continued on Column Five)
Raleigh, N. C.
May 31, 1959
Dear Full Moon Editor:
On a recent trip to the World’s
Pair in New York I heard about
most of my classmates, the grad
uates of 1939. I got on the bus
at Raleigh, and you can imagine
my surprise when I found that Ed
Dennis was driver. He has just
made an excellent safety record
with the Greyhound lines. Ed told
me that Ann Winecoff and Tina
Grigg had finally married Dolan
and “Pete” and were living in Al
I stopped in Washington long
enough to learn that Rachel
Burris was planning all the meals
for the White House now. I walk
ed down the street and noticed a
sign “Expert Beautifying. The
Kateenie.” I had fieard them plan
this in high school, so I thought it
must be operated by my class
mates, “Teeny” Morton and Kath
leen Russell. Sure enough it was.
So on to New York. In one of
the largest hospitals, I found “Bill”
Mann, brain specialist, and Mary
Elizabeth Drye, Mary Katherine
Underwood, Lucille Harward, Eve
lyn Talbert and Pattie Taylor,
nurses. Mary Katherine East is
Dr. Mann’s laboratory technician.
On Fifth Avenue, Martha Efird
Peggy Efird is a model.
At the Metropolitan Opera I
found that one of our most effi
cient class members had at last
achieved success at her long-desir
ed career. It was none other than
“Jerry” Crisco. In the field of
music, I also found C. B. Efird
(now Karl Van Efirdsky) conduct
ing his own orchestra with James
Green and his saxophone, Jane
Morrow at the piano, and James
Oh, yes, I forgot to mention that
Warren Perry’s Funeral Home is
right next door to Dr. Mann’s hos
pital. I hear that Warren is very
successful in all his undertakings.
On Broadway I found Virginia
Bowers, Sara Doby, Rachel Leo
nard, Louise Holt, and Julia Ma
bry among the chorus girls.
Claud Shankle is one of New
York’s leading politicians. He’s
now running for the city school
board, and Charles Castevens, with
his white straw hat, is his cam
I have just discovered that the
journalism class held in A. H. S.
twenty years ago created interest
in some of the students. This in
terest has developed into success
for some, and the New York Times
has several ’39 graduates on the
staff. Glenn Smith, who was al
ways seen carrying papers, is now
head of the circulation department.
Elberta Ragsdale is one of the few
women to rate a staff position—
she is a photographer. Marshall
Boyce is reporter, and Bill Hough,
editor of “Bulldog Barks” in our
Full Moon back in ’39, is now
sports editor of the Times. Rogers
Almond is writing comic strips and
drawing cartoons; Jack Williams,
in a recent contest, won the prize
for the oldest joke. Bruce Lowder
is head of the composing depart
ment of the Times.
David Lowder now owns a chain
of hardware stores, and Pattie Lee
Crowell is one of his employees.
Iris Almond is his most efficient
My most humiliating experience
during the trip was the time that I
was given a ticket for going too
slow. Imagine that, and who
should stop me but Clarence Rog
ers. (After we recognized each
other as schoolmates, he did soften
up a bit.)
At the University of New York
Margie Lipe and Virginia Wilkin
son were teaching French.
New York has some of the most
attractive sig’nboards I have ever
seen. After noticing this, I inquir
ed about these signs and found that
Ed bwanner was the cause of it all
—he painted the signs.
The New York police were
working on the most baffling case
when I was in that city. However
Detective Roberts was bringing up
some most helpful clues.
While everyone else was at the
fmr—or almost everybody—I de
cided to go to the circus, which I
might say wasn’t doing such good
business with the fair being held.
I found there a double feature,
qiyn Lowder the world’s smallest
giant, and C. B. Clark, world’s
largest midget. Lucy Mae Miller
was a bareback rider, and Joe
Glenn Morris, a bull-fighter.
A huge sign which attracted me
read “Mills’ Hosiery Mills.” Up
on inquiry, I found that it was
owned by the Mills sisters, Lula
I went out to the airport hoping
to see some of my classmates, and
sure enough, I found that Douglas
Cranford was pilot of his own ship,
which had been built by Franklin
Deese and his crew. Edith Shaver
was air hostess, and she looked
very pretty in her uniform, too.
In one of New York’s largest
high schools. Pearl Smith was
teaching home economics. I found
that Macie Snuggs was a telephone
My favorite radio program while
I was gone was given by two of
our talented classmates, “Oscar”
and “Minnie.” Of course, you’ve
guessed it, 0. D. Shoe with his
guitar and Menefee Bennett, blues
ringer. Their sponsors are Misses
Emma Lee Griffin, Juanita Hatley
and Mary Ethel Cranford, owners
of the G—H—C dry goods stores.
1 met Sue Coble, who is now
Jeanne Hurt’s private secretary.
She told me that Jeanne had just
had her nineteenth novel accepted.
Edith Holt is head of the New
®®P^'^tment of Education.
The most surprising thing I
on my trip was that Sidney
Gulledge was official pie taster in
a large bakery in New York. Sid
ney s appetite was all that kept him
trom carrying on his profession of
I heard that Hazel Mauldin and
VVilma Morton will meet in a ten
nis match next fall for the U S
championship. John Beatty 'has
just won the Olympic high jump.
Someone told me that Bonnie
Hayes McCubbins had just been
named the Patsy Kelley of 1960.
Pauline Beaver has just been
awarded a prize for a magazine
cover she drew. Mitchell Calla
way and James Fesperman, I
tound, were employees of the Ford
Motors in Detroit. Walsie Bell and
Annie Dick are now Red Cross
workers and hold outstanding po-
^tions m that organization. Leon
Efird IS now a farmer, but not an
ordinary one; he takes care of the
Vanderbilt estate on Long Island
I was told that Mazelle Williams
Margaret Turner and Ruby Galli-
Margaret Austin is very success
ful as an interior decorator, and
Mildred Ballard sings alto with th
Chicago A Capella choir.
Pauline Fesperman is home deii
onstrator for one of the countif
The World’s Fair—oh, yes, la
most forgot that. I must tell yo
that the manager of this feir «
—yes, none other than Ainslie P
Now, as I read this 1959 Fii
Moon, the first one I have seen i
months, I find that it is still a gM
paper, and that A. H. S. is one o
the most progressive schools ii
North Carolina. I feel proud, m
deed, to have been a member a
the class of ’39, and I think you I
agree that most of its memoei
have achieved success.
First To Wii
Almost immediately after it'r*
announced in the auditorium tM
the first room to subscribe 100 pe
cent to the senior edition of t“
Full Moon would receive tickets
a show at the Alameda theat®
Max Morton, representing
Cockerham’s home room, F"'
rushed to Miss Ellerbe, busin®
sponsor, and joyfully thrust w'
her hand three dollars. (Is n su
prising that “Ready” Morton w
the fat man’s race Field dri
Just a few seconds and steps
hind Max—but just that j
late—came representatives ot 1 .
the twelfth grade, and 11-3- ,
All other high-school stu
subscribing for the senior qi
were admitted to the auditor^®,
see the movie.
RENTAL SYSTEM IS CHANGJ|
A new plan of renting ^ ,
for next year—each student
ing books will be required w
a flat rate of $2.40, for which
will be given all required
books and a dictionary. A
cannot, under this new sys
rent a part of his books and
Hazel Mauldin was ,J
best sport; Ann Winecoff, m® J
talkative; Bonnie McCubbins, T
biggest flirt; and Menefee flenn 1
the most sincere.