Published By Jamestown High School
Vol. XIV, No. 5
Jamestown, North Carolina, Saturday, June 2, 1956
25c Per Copy
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
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)
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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
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
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
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
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
,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-!:;^.
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
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.
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
‘ The theme this year was “Show^-
boat” and, the ballroom was deco
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-
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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
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,
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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
Following the invocation by the
Rev. Walter West, pastor of James
town Methodist Chuurch, the wel
come was given by the Salutatorian,
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.
At the conclusion of the program,
Michael Young, the Valedictorian,
Vc'^ valedictory ontitl'id
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,
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.