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JAMESTOWN HI-LIGHTS Published By Jamestown High School Vol. XIV, No. 5 Jamestown, North Carolina, Saturday, June 2, 1956 25c Per Copy Seniors Present ‘Finders Creepers’ The Senior Play was presented on the nights of May 3 and 4 to a full house. This rib-tickling mys tery comedy, with an emphatic ac cent on the comedy, kept the house jumping. When Mr. and Mrs. Nelson (Ann Elkins and Benny Webster) invited Hercules, their nephew (Phillip Tate) and his friend, Wilbur Max well (Donnie Thomas) to visit them, the boys did not know that Mr. Nelsonn was an undertaker. When they discovered this, they were all for heading home, especi ally when they found there was another “guest,” Mr. Jason T. Quigley (Jim Kerr) in the house, who—‘ran out of gas.” But Wilbur spotted Celeste, Here’s cousin, (Doris Crickmore) and decided to stay. Then things began to pop. For one thing Mr. Quigley walked around, read newspapers, and climbed into bed with Hercules. For another they found that Mr. Quigley wasn’t dead, that someone had tried to murder him, and that Mr. Quigley planned to show up at his own funeral to trap the guilty party. Now Here was for leaving until he saw Nina Quigley, Mr. Quigley’s grand-daughter (Bar bara Murphy) and decided to stay. So Here and Wilbur set out to solve the case and matters went from bad to worse to terrible. Here tip ped off Nina that her grandfather was alive, and Nina tipped off Mr. Schuster, Mr. Quigley’s lawyer (Donald Becker) and Madeline, Mr. Quigley’s sister (Lorretta Clark) (Continued On Page 4) Annua! Award Day Exercises Jamestown High School held its annual Award Day Assembly May 22, 1956, in the school auditorium. Letters or stars were awarded to fifty-one students for their parti cipation in the school’s athletic program. Coaches Larry Kloster- man and Bobby Davidson present ed the letters to the football, track baseball, girls’ and boys’ basketball teams. * Special awards were presented to the following students: Jimmy Young—Cobb Blocking Trophy, presented by its donor, James A. Cobb, a former coach. Charles Sheets — HedricR In spirational Award, presented by its donor, former coach Earl Hed rick. Jimmy Kerr—William H. Guyer, Jr. Memorial Award, presented by Sidney W. Ray, coach at a Durham county high school and a former coach at Jamestown. Bobby Hodgin—Most Valuable Boys’ Basketball Award, presented by Joseph P. Slade, a former Jamestown coach. Doris Crickmore—Most Valuable Girls, Basketball Award, present ed by Mrs. Mary Siler, former girls’ coach at Jamestown. Ronnie Janey — Most Valuable Baseball Player Award, presented by Thomas Ragsdale, mayor of Jamestown. Ernest Macon, Jr.—Most Valu able Track Member Award, pre sented by William A. Hackney, former sports editor and now Sun day editor of the High Point En terprise. IpJitratinn ,To one who, through her. willingness to help everyone and her constant service r to the school, has endear^ ,herself in the hearts of alfy- toe of the staff of the-!:;^. JAMESTOWN HI-LIGHTS proudly dedicate this last edition of the school paper Mrs. Audrey Wrike. Inspiring Message By Dr. Eugene Few On Sunday evening. May 27, at 8 o’clock, the Baccalaureate Ser mon was given in the school audi torium. Rev. N. H. Blackburn, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in ' Greensboro, and father of Juanita Blackburn of the graduating class, gave the invocation. The scripture was read by Rev. Don Haynes, pastor of the Oakdale Methodist Church. Dr. Eugene Few, District Super intendent of the Greensboro Dis trict of the Methodist Church, de livered a very inspiring message to the seniors. The High School Glee Club pro vided special music for the occas ion. They sang “Send Out Thy Light” and “God of Our Fathers” and accompanied the congregation in singing “0 Worship the King” and “This Is My Father’s World.” The benediction was pronounced by Rev. Lester Ballard, pastor of H 1 n s h u w iViemori^' Jietnodisi. Church of Greensboro. Annual Junior- Senior Banuuet About 7:00 on Friday night, April 20, boys and girls dressed in their evening clothes began to ar rive at the Sheraton Hotel. The event was the annual Junior-Senior Banquet. ‘ The theme this year was “Show^- boat” and, the ballroom was deco rated accordingly. The evening began with the in vocation by Mrs. Lane. Evalyn Lacky welcomed the guests. ToMts were given by Ellis King, Sue Garst, Ronnie Janey, and Ann Tol- ton. Ted Konkle, Mrs. Styers, Mr. Miller, and M'r. Idol responded. After a delicious meal the pro- (Continued On Page 4) Next Stop Washington All aboard! That was the wel come call heard by seventy-three seniors and three chaperons at seven o’clock on the morning of May 9. The long awaited moment had finally arrived. We were off to Washington! Our two Traihvays buses wheel ed us north across Virginia toward our destination. The first big stop was the Washington National Air port. W'e watched planes from all over the world land and take-off in surprising numbers. We even saw one from Greensboro. We stopped at our Yankee land home,' the Potomac Park Motor Court, long enough to unpack and tneil we weic uix aga'm to viaiL Uit, (Continued on Page 2) Commencement Exercises June 1 On Friday evening, June 1, the commencement exercises were held at eight o’clock in the gymnasium. There were 75 proud seniors to re ceive diplomas. Following the invocation by the Rev. Walter West, pastor of James town Methodist Chuurch, the wel come was given by the Salutatorian, Doris Crickmore. Instead of having an outside speaker the class followed the practice adopted last year of giving their own address. The topic for the 1956 Commencement was “Foot-prints on the Sands of Time.” Ted Konkle, president of the Senior class, gave the keynote speech. His speech was followed by Betty Lou Key’s “Baby Shoes” and Jim my Kerr speaking on “Sports Shoes.” Then Charles Sheets dis cussed “Sturdy Boots,” Patsy Hine “Dress Shoes,” and Phillip Tate “The Shoes We Choose.” Special music was provided by the Glee Club, who sang “Stay By My Side” and “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor,” and Ann Elk ins, who sang “The Lord’s Prayer.” Mr. W. E. Comer presented the Civitan Award to Doris Crickmore. Other awards and diplomas were presented by the principal, Mr. K. T. Miller. At the conclusion of the program, Michael Young, the Valedictorian, Vc'^ valedictory ontitl'id prints/’ i; Jamestown High School Graduating Class of 1956 Mascots: Janice Mendenhall and Charlie Webster. First Row—Doris Callicutt, Juanita Blackburn, Doris Aspden, Sonja Shook, Judy Hughes, Sonda Craven, Barbara Bailey, Sue Gaither, Shirley Phillips, Faye Millis, Rebecca Weaver, Mary Adams King, Fred Denny, Jean Davis, Sue Snyder, Ann Elkins. Second Row—Joe Townsend, Mary Alice Elliott, Beverly Overcash, Pat Menden hall, Doris Crickmore, Donald Newman, Loretta Clark, Barbara Murphy, Jewel Lineberry, Betty Wimberley, Margaret Davis, Patsy Jones, Barbara Morgan, Martha Caldwell, Wayne Wagner, Glenda Slack. Third Row—Shirley McKinney, Joyce Bryant, Tommy Little, Charles Sheets, Nancy Hill, Linda Tittsler, Norma Davis, Nancy Dye, Billy Hassell, Donnie Thomas, Patricia Patton, Carolyn Malpass, Philip Tate, Benny Webster, Jackie Hutchins. Fouurth Row—Kenneth Eads, Donald Becker, Donald Driggers, Patsy Hine, Robert Bryant, Jimmy Young, Jimmy Layton, Joan Spence, Richard Maiden, Nor man Faircloth, Ronald Treadaway, Bobby Callihan, Donald Alley. Fifth Row—Betty Key, Ted Konkle, Karl Wittmann, Glenda Cruthis, George Millis, James Curtis, Michael Young, Wilbur Smith, Jim Kerr, David Dewar, Irvin Williard, Robert Warren, Billy Rich, Ted Gleason, Jerry Willard.