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You do not have to
You only have to know.
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— Robert Browning
WALTER M. WILLIAMS HIGH SCHOOL
NO. 1, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1957
Walter M. Williams Op ens 1957-58Term
Under Revised School Administration
Mr. Thomas Plan
New teachers pictured above left to right are: Mr. Ralph Lamm, Mr. W.
S. Lee, Miss Mary Boyles, Miss .lean Gunn, Miss Sara Caton, Miss Nancy
Pender, Miss Kathryn Ray, Mrs. Elizabeth Hill, Mr. L. G. Guthrie and
Mr. Bill Might. Seated left to right are: Mrs. Evelyn Albea, Mrs. .lean
Bleakley, Mr. Issac Braxton, and Mr. Harold Grant.
WHS Facility Increases
With Fourteen Instructors
Fourteen new members have been
aided (o the Williams High School
V faculty (his year.
.Mrs. Evelyn Albea graduated from
Woman’s College in Greensboro with
an A. B. degree. She is now teaching
first and second year French.
Before teaching physical science
and-civics, Mr. L. G. Guthrie attend
ed Elon where he received an A. B.
degree. He is now working for his
M. A. at UNC.
■fbe new library assistant, Mrs.
*.Ieaii Bieaklt^ graduated from Appa
lachian College with a B. S. degree in
Library Science. She was a member
of the Appalachian newspaper staff
and was listed in Who’s Who in
American Colleges and Universities.
Mr. William Might, freshman Eng
lish teacher, graduated from UNC
with an A. B, in joiirnalism where
he was a member of Kappa Sigma
fraternity. Mr. Hight won a Ford
Foundation scholarship and studied
at Oxford University.
Mr. Issac Braxton is a graduate of
Elon and holds an A. B. degree.
At W. H. S. he teaches world and
U. S. history. His college activities
include the Delta-Lau Kappa fra
ternity, varsity football team and the
"E” Men’s Club.
Mrs. .lean Gunn is a graduate of
Appalachian State Teachers College
where she received her B. S. Degree.
She now teaches physical education
at W. H. S.
The band director, Mr. Harold
Grant received his B. S. and B. M. at
East Carolina and Illinois University.
Miss Mary Boyle, English and Civ
ics instructor, graduated from Wom
an’s College with an A. B. degree.
She was a member of the “Corraddi”
staff, a literary magazine.
Mr. Lester Ridenbour, principal,
announced today the new members
of the office staff and changes in the
administration for the 1957-58 school
The new administrative staff in
cludes Mr. Harry Thomas, assistant
principal and counselor of boys’ stu
dent affairs. In regard to his new
position, Mr. Thomas stated. “I’m
looking forward to a good and con
structive year and hope that all stu
dents will feel free to let me help
them with any school problems that
might arise during the year.”
Miss Kathryn Ray was appointed
counselor of girls’ student affairs.
Her duties include conferences with
student;, concerning college informa
tion and scholarships. As girls’ stu
dent advisor, she will counsel in the
Guidance Office located in Room
According to Mr. Ridenhour. one
of the major changes in the admin-
i.stration will be the procedure of
registration of students. In the future
more time will be spent in channel
ing students in courses for college
Mr. Ridenhour stated earlier today,
“We would like to instill in students
the desire to stay in school and to
keep trying to improve our instruc
tional program. Through the student
council, we hope to build the spirit
and moral of the student body in
order (hat they might discipline them
We sincerely ask for the co-opera
tion of the students and teachers in
order to make our program a com
While in college he was in the or
chestra and chorus.
Mr. Ralph Lamm is now teaching
General Science and freshman Eng
lish. He received a B. S. degree from
East Carolina College. While there, he
served as president of the Baptist
Civics and World History will be
taught by Mr. W. S. Lee. He had
a B. S. degree from Beret College
where he served as student body
president. He also holds an M. A.
degree from U. N. C.
Miss Sara Caton graduated from
Greensboro College and holds an A.
B. degree. At college she was presi
dent of the Emerson Society. She now
teaches English at W. H. S.
Before tcaohing Flngiish, Miss Nan
cy i’ender won an A. B. degree from
Elon, an M. P, E. from Louisville,
and an M. E. from U. N. C. She
was also a student council member
at Campbell College.
Miss Katliyrn Ray graduated from
W. C. and UNC with an A. B. in
English and an M. A. in education.
Aside from being girls’ counselor,
she teaches senior English.
Duke and UNC arc (he alma ma
ters of Mrs. Elizabeth Hill. She has
an A.U. degree and teaches science.
Key Club To Present
Sixth Annual Directory
Within the next few weeks students
will receive their Williams High Key
Club Directory. According to Jim
Copland, chairman of this committee,
the directory will go to press by the
third week in September, and should
he available to all students by the
.second week in October.
This directory is composed of the
street addresses and telephone num
bers of all the students and faculty
members in the hi.gh school. They are
listed according to their separate
classes, and are in alphabetical order.
'I'hc Key Club prints 1700 of thc.se
books and will distribute them, free
of charge, to all members of the stu
This year the directory will be
considerably larger than past years,
mainly because of the increased en
rollment at the school. However, the
Key Club is planning additional im
provements in their directory. On the
second page there will be a list of
all the necessary “emergency calls”
such as the police department, doctor,
and fire department. Also on the cen
ter page there will be a large picture
of "vVilliams High, such as the annual
staff uses in (he yearbook, (he Doc-
Wah-Jack. Further improvements will
be made upon suggestions from other
members of the high school and Ke\
Since the third week in August,
members of the club have been sell
ing ads, enabling them to put out this
directory. In regard to the progress
of (he directory. Tommy Neal. Key
Club president reports. “The ads are
coming along very well, in fact much
better than (hey have in previous
Pictured above left to right are: Mr. Harry Thomas, assistant principal;
Mrs. Hilda Griffin, secretary; and Mr. Lester R. Ridenhour, principal.
Barker Staff Members Select
Five New Junior Assistants
Members of the Barker staff today elected five juniors to serve as
assistants on the editorial staff foi this ycaix ■ I hey .aw; Aiise L il.il
Deaton. Nancy Lorimer, Malcolm Kilpatrick and Ruth Lupton. These
juniors were elected on the basis of journalistic achievements and have
been assigned to specific page editors.
Mike Barham will be the assistant
Jr. Civitaii Club
Donates U. S. Flag
U. S. Senator Kerr Scott secured
a United States flag from the Senate
in Washington. D. C., for the benefit
of the local Jr. Civitan Club. The
club will present the flag to (he high
school in the near future. The flag
will be flown over the front lawn
“every day the sun shines.”
Last year the Jr. Civitan Club pre
sented a victory flag to W. H. S.
This flag has been flown after every
feature editor. He is also chaplain of
the Jr. Civitan Club and a member of
The assistant news editor will be
Phil Deaton. Phil is a member of
the Key Club., Monogram Club and
also participates in various sports.
Nancy Lorimer has been chosen
as assistant front page editor. She
also serves as a majorette in (he
Malcolm Kilpatrick, other than be
ing (he new assistant sports editor, is
secretary of the Civitan Club and
student store assistant.
Ruth Lupton will be the assistant
society editor. She is also a member
of the Civineltes.
Members of the directory com
mittee are: Jim Copland, chairman;
Don Newlin, Bobby Kennan, John !
H. Veron, George Best, Clyde Gor
don, and Tommy Neal.
New Barker junior assistants are: Nancy Lorimer and Phil Deaton seated
at the typewriter, Mike Barham and Malcolm Kilnatrick standing. Ruth
Lupton, also a ,lr. Assistant, was absent at the time the picture was taken.