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To the writer of this kolumn,
I HEREBY PRESENT—
TV e Congratulate Us
THE ORDER OF THE RATTLESNAKE
the greatest amount of Venom
on short order.
I’ve been hankering to know just what you think was
THE big moment of our school year. I’ve thought ’n thought;
—honestly, I have, and I can’t decide.
Was it that day when a certain
well-loved man kept all the teach
ers waiting while he played Van
Johnson, and signed his autograph
over and over for admiring
friends? Perhaps it was the night
when the sleeping Hal Bennett
reached out for that luscious red
head, fell out of bed, and hence
sported a neatly-cracked collar
bone; or maybe it was the time
when Room 214 copying a certain
Hollywood breakfast program,
decided to give an orchid to the
oldest member of the class, who
was none other than Miss Sale.
She not only received the orchid
but a brand new year to add to her
too long collection.
The big moment could have
come on the day when the eighth
graders discovered that little
known species, the seventh grad
ers— (Ray Green and Ann Wright,
I mean), or when Bobby Younts
fanned life into a cafeteria system
that really worked, or when Fred
die Glaesner made that touching
declaration that he DID love Mrs.
Burns or when Polly Carroll dis
covered Billy Jones.
Miss Booker’s big moment
should certainly be considered by
all. She came in one morning
wearing- a smile a yard wide and
flashing a you-know-what. There
was the day when we discovered
that Leonard Delappe had a
BLOND twin, (and I do mean
BLOND), or when Dickie Hayes
became Richard. There was an
other big day, announced by a
crisp, “STAND BY FOR AN
NOUNCEMENTS,” made by a
spotless navy-blue uniform minus
the gold braid. Then came the
revelation by Mrs. Doty that she
had found, at long last, a DADDY
for Frankie and MARGE. I’ve
thought about that day when we
actually saw the much talked
about “Miss Jane”, complete with
OWN KOMMENT: Oh! to be
Perhaps it happened on the
night when Norman Thomas gave
a lovely interpretation of Papa-
geno or that other great musical
fete, when we heard a grand per
formance by a well-known fiddle
player, whose first number, A
STUDY IN TEMPER,” was com
posed especially for the first as
sembly group at Junior High.
All in all, it has been a grand
and glorious year. As for the big
moment, I can’t decide. I am go
ing to remember each as a part of
a never-to-be-forgotten year.
Be good. See you next year,
P. S. I know a secret. I know who
I am. Do you?
Members of the JUNIOR POINTER staff look over the scorebook from the National Scho
lastic Press Association. This year the points added up to the required sum for a first class
honor rating. The students are (in the usual order): Carolyn Murray, associate editor; Tom
Garst, illustrator; Max Thurman, sports editor; Donald Thurber, news editor; (seated) Mari
lyn Robinette, editor-in-chief, and Maizie Strickland, columnist.
iz Elect S
Dot Kendall, Evelyn Nance
Mary Lou Plummer
Royster Tucker, Henry Shavitz
A Former Student
Writes Miss Walker
Eddie McCormick, a very talent
ed person in an anU music, who
w-as a student in Miss Walker’s
art class in 1937, writes from the
Peabody Conservatory in Balti
Dear Miss Walker:
As I was visiting the Walters
Art Gallery my thoughts took me
back to the art classes I once had
It is so interesting to actually
see the great works of art. In
deed, art is not an ornament for
gracious indolence. It is beautiful
and requires study.
If you have not already seen
this art museum, I hope you will
have the opportunity to do so.
Junior High Regrets
By Donald Thurber
“Many of ue- eighth graders re
gret having to go to Senior High
next year, because we have looked
forward so eagerly to the time
when we would be the ninth grad
ers and the leaders of Junior
High.” Thus remarked Suzanne
Slate, speaking for many of
those 269 students who have to
cross the athletic field and become
the anonymous members of a
small freshman class in Senior
Of course it would be impossi
ble to recognize individually each
of the eighth grade students who
would have stood among the lead
ers in the coming year; but, the
Junior Pointer would like to rec
ognize those most outstanding
leaders in the different fields who
will have to leave.
Junior high athletics bid fare
well to Doris Craven, and to
Leonard Delappe, captain of the
junior high basketball team. An
other athlete leaving who shares
acclaim is Dewey Beck.
Don Silver, the outstanding vi
olinist of the school, is among the
musicians who leave.
Shirley Pierce steps down from
Junior High dramatics to continue
her talent at Senior High. (Re
member as “Miss Jane”?)
Carolyn Andrews, IS u z a n n e
Slate, and Van Boyles leave, the
foremost candidates among all
those would-be “officers of the
Max Farlow is not sure wheth
er he will leave at all!
So, farewell to you. Some may
go unrecognized, but none unre
Ninth Grades Select Outstandins Home Room Citizens
Seems sorta hopeless to try to
tell all the services Dewey Greer,
room 208, has rendered Junior
High since there have been so
many of them. Dewey was evi
dently born a leader, anyhow, he’s
been president of every school he’s
ever attended. In Junior High he
has served on activities and com
mittee too numerous to mention.
In Dewey Greer, Junior High has
had a hard working, conscientious
and valuable leader.
On the lighter side Dewey, be
ing the contented boy that he is,
has no particular dislikes, but he’s
happiest with a fishing rod and
old straw hat. When asked what
he thought was his main feature.
Dewey, *with a bland expression
of innocence on his face, softly
replied, “my ears.”
Rattle, rattle, rattle—^no, those
aren’t Kent Jackson’s bones—
they’re just the milk bottles he is
dragging behind him. Yes, you’ll
see him, too, about any afternoon
after school—that brown-haired,
brown-eyed boy at Gibson’s with
a cart of milk bottles behind him.
But that’s not all he does for his
favorite hobby is airplane build
ing. He is an active member of
the A.M.A. (Academy of Modern
Aeronautics and is also a member
of the Model Masters Club which
is a branch of this academy.
When asked who his favorite
actress was he replied, “Lana
Turner,” for, he said, “she has
yaller hair, and that’s my favorite
color.” (Is that the only reason
you like her, Kent? Huh?)
To sit down to a big dinner of
fish and pineapple would be his
greatest delight, but to see a girl
walk in adorned in the blue jeans
would spoil his appetite—for that
is pet peeve! (Observe carefully,
Kent likes everyone and is al
ways around when there is fun to
be had.—M. S.
PEGGY JO MARTIN
Ever noticed the cute blonde
dancing in the gym with Kenneth
Bryant? (Did you say dancing?)
Well, anyway, she’s Peggy Jo
Martin, 206’s mayor.
She likes sports very much and
sometimes has trouble with Mrs.
Freeman trying to get out of class
to play softball or basketball.
Being so fond of sports gives
her a good reason to be one of
Junior Hi’s cheerleaders. Peggy
Jo attended all of the out-of-town
basketball games to cheer for the
team. She made a good cheer
leader because she had a lot of
pep and enthusiasm and that’s
what is needed for a team to win.
Pegy Jo went to most of the High
School baseball games. (Have you
ever noticed the H. P. catcher?
That gives her reason enough.)
Room 102’s contribution to the
Junior Pointer’s liet of outstand
ing ninth graders is Carolyn Mor
ris. Among the services Carolyn
has rendered during her last year
at Junior High are mayor, home
room cheerleader, chairman of the
lost and found committee and po
sition as assistant housekeeper in
the cooking lab.
Carolyn lists as her favorites,
music (she plays the piano) and
home economics. She is a devoted
mystery fan and likes anything
pertaining to sports. So if you’re
looking for a girl with both brains
and personality, Carolyn Morrih
is a good one to keep an eye on.
fided to me that she has but one
enemy—a fried oyster!
Twinkling green eyes and a
sparkling smile greeted me when
I asked Betsy about her outstand
ing features. The most interest
ing thing about Betsy is that she
she has no particular dislikes, no
favorite color, no favorite food—
just an easy-going, happy-go-
lucky girl. She does have one ma
jor like, however, and that’s really
a love. She could just live off of
music. She has been a prominent
member of Jr. High orchestra for
two years and is crazy about
Tchaikowsky’s compositions. This
blonde-haired personality of 209
also likes Latin and thinks Mrs.
Burns is a grand teacher. “Nonne
putas ea est?” Betsy has served on
the student council for two years.
After much persuasion, she con
210 has a genius in its midst
in the form of Donald Thurber.
Donald has made a grand record
in the Junior High only receiv
ing one “C” in his three years at
tendance. His success grows
greater in the ninth grade, get
ting all A’s with the exception of
one B. Donald attained the climax
of his years by being elected vice-
president of Junior High in the
second semester of this year. He
has been a member of the stu
dent council for 3 years. From his
services during this school year
he is credited with 240 points.
Blue is Donald’s favorite color,
this also being the color of his
eyes. For the sports, basketball
and football seem to head the list.
Strangely, he does not like chic-
en. However, lemon pie will make
up for the chicken in Donold’s
opinion. Last, but not least, his
tory and math top the subjects
for 210’s “most outstanding citi