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May 23, 1947
The long awaited event is over and there is nothing left but satisfying
Pound at the main table were Bob Peeler and Mary Ann Hunt and Bob
Hendricks and Joyce Purdee, two very snazzy looking couples. Bob in a tux
and the girls all glowing with flowers.
Over on the side was a half stag table consisting of Harold Lanier, Woody
McKay, Charles Williams, and “Tinker” Williams. After the banquet Harold,
Woody and Charlie escorted, “Mike", Juanita and Annetta Loman to the dance
Did you see Richard Deane with that big black bow? Behind is was Kathryn
Sink, they were both looking very handsome and happy. With them was a
new and very attractive couple Mary Dawton and Stanford Tate.
Over a little was a table of contrary mary’s (Mary Eleanor Gray, Mary Sue
Thomason, and Mary McLendon) also Adels Tuttle.
Richard and ‘Ern’ were starry eyed Friday and would you blame them with
Jerry Butler and Myrtle Smith??
A group, of sophisticated seniors (without the sophistication) was: Johnnie
McCrary and DeNeale Peeler, Becky and Bill Johnson, who after the dance
journeyed to the beach.
Holding Enid down was' Hubert assisted by Bill and Jane for fear her
butterfly dress might carry her away!!!
Jack Blackburn was the first to seperats the twins as he took Nancy
Haynes. They had as companions Margaret O. and J. E. Sink.
The table with a late start was Sue’s and Bensv’s, Martha’s, “Bull’s”, Mary
Anne’s, Raker’s, Gooball’s and Johnnie’s. All radiant with tux’s and orchids.
As usual Pat and Cook were succeeded by July and Henry, all looking sharp
(and Pat very outstanding.)
Next as we glanced around the banquet hall we spot a table of very at
tractive young ladies all engaged, Mary Frances (iilodfelter, Jimmie Blue
Sowers, Ruth Jones, and Evelyn McDade. They met their better halves after
We were ah surprised but yet pleased when we saw “Musky” and Peggy
Jean, also a brand new couple Jack and Pat.
Naturally Betty York and Johnny were there in full glory. Sharing their
glory was Doug and Nancy Jean Conrad.
A table of tuxs including' Paul Shoemaker, Jimmy Poston, Odell Watson,
and Jimmy Streetman.
A gruesome twosome without the gruesome was Betty Jo and “Stinky.”
Another stag table, these seemed to be popular, was Jack Swaim, John
Hudson, Jimmy Russell and Henry Brown.
Some old faithfuls were Betty Weese and Jack with Jimmy Johnson and
Instead of “holding everything,” Jerry Cissel was holding Jean Gregg’s hand.
Gladys Story and Jim Barger were doing all right, too.
Seated at a table were four rugged toys, Charles Price, Pete Clark, “Chub”
Wilson and Paul McCrary. After the banquet they brought their women to
the dance after which they ventured to Charlie’s cabin.
It’s a shame to see so many goodlooking men without the fairer sex as
were: Bob Holmes, Tommy Young, John Foust, Edgar Swing, Roland Swing,
Bill Jalmer, Charles Harbinson and Alex Beck.
We are proud to see that M. T. Brown and Robert Lee Leonard are seated
with the opposite sex, Mozelle Perrell and Lyniel Beck.
The hardworking girls who made the banquet so perfect were seated together
Grace Hendricks, Nancy Helmstetler, Nancy Wiatman, Betsy Sink, Mary Alli
son Martin, Audrey Blackburn, Issabelle Esslck and Anna Hedrick. After
wards they enjoyed ap arty at Grace’s house.
Two more attractive couples were Shirley Richardson and Jack Burkhart,
Doris Myers and Sidney Biesecker!!
Before the trying accident T. D. was seated happily with Charles Roth-
rock, Doug Craver, Zacky Taylor, James Everhart, Mack Tuttle, Johnnie
Bivens and Buddy Bender!! Afterwards they got their gals!!
Four very sharp looking gals were Peggy Wood, Nancy Witherspoon, Mary
Joe Sharpe and Dottie Russell.
To all those whom we didn’t mention our apoligles!!
So long until next year and luck to all those wonderful seniors!!
THE EYES AND EARS OP LEXINGTON HIGH
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that he has always been the town’s
darling. They just expected him to
be a hero. Personally, i don’t think
much of him.”
Now was the time for Tip to come
to his defense, but quick! “Well, I’ve
known Tip for a long time. In fact,
I’ve known him for a long, long time.
He isn’t such a bad sort. You’d like
him if you knew him. He’d like you,
too. Say, what have you been doing
these past two years?”
And so Dee and Tip sat talking
for an hour. While at the depot the
mayor was telling the crowd to be
patient. The band began playing
even though they were very nervous.
Mrs. Reed, with the remains of her
lace handkerchief, was trying to wipe
the tears that kept bubbling up into
her eyes. Yes, the people at the
depot were in a tizzy. Where was Tip
Reed? What had happened to him?
Tip, in the meanwhile, had found
out that Dee was old Doc Parnell’s
daughter, she had been in the navy
for two years as a nurse; and now
she was waiting to go on duty as a
nurse in Omaha. Tip had found out
that Dee was also a very cute but
not a beautiful girl, she was a red
head without a temper but with big
On the other hand Dee had found
out only that she was talking to a
very good-looking and personable
young man. And that was all she
knew except that she liked him very
The crowd soon began to leave the
depot. What was the sense waiting
for a hero who apparently wasn’t
coming? Slowly Mrs. Reed began to
walk to her home on English Street.
Dr. Parnell overtook her and sug
gested that she come home with him
to meet Dee. So she wouldn’t be
alone with her thoughts of what had
happened to Tip, Mrs. Reed agreed.
Driving into the drive, Mrs. Reed
and Dr. Parnell saw a young soldier
with Dee. Getting out of the car,
Mrs. Reed recognized the soldier. It
was her son.
“Tip!” Mrs. Reed cried out to her
Seeing his mother. Tip ran to her
and took her into his arms. Mother
and son poured out questions and
hurried answers to each other. Doctor
Parnell came to Tip and shook his
hand. Then Tip explained to his
mother and the Doc why he hadn’t
wanted a hero’s welcome. And he
also explained to Dee why he hadn’t
told her who he was. It was a great
laugh for all!
“But I could still kick you for not
telling me,” Dee said. “I said so
many nasty things about you. “What
can I ever do to make yoim forgive
“Why, she could go with you to
the banquet that the Ladies’ Aid pre
pared for you, son,” Mrs. Reed offered.
“That’s an excellent idea. Mom,”
Tip beamed at his mother. “How
about it. Dee? Okay with you?”
“It’s perfect with me, mate. Let’s
set sail,” said ex-Navy Nurse Parnell.
Thus the hero returned to Cassville.
Best Wishes To The
To The Seniors
LEXINGTON CHAIR CO.
‘ALL THE WORLD RESTS ON LEXINGTON CHAIRS’