Thursday, May 31, 1945
Barbara Cashion Editor-in-Chief
Bill Carmichael Associate Editor
Rebekah Huggins Business Manager
Houston Teague Sports Editor
E. C. Smith, Jr. Circulation Manager
Harold Cheek Exchange Editor
Frances Ellinger Feature Editor
Sam Ross Publicity Editor
Robert Brooks Staff Photographer
Venitah Sanders Entertainment Chairman
Miss Manci Advisor
In this final 1944-1945 issue of the Pro-
conian it is quite natural to reminisce, to rec
ollect, and to appraise the year’s activities,
influences, and achievements. Memories of the
session now ending will linger with you al
ways. While a valedictory is not usually an
evaluation, will you permit its inclusion in
this written leave-taking after eight years of
happy association with you?
Some one has said you go to college for
an education which your fellow-students will
provide you. In high school, students uncon
sciously educate each other in the “give and
take” of daily association. Individual and
group relationships among high school stu
dents tremendously influence their educational
progress. Action and reaction from these as
sociations create a school’s atmosphere, de
velop its esprit de corps, and produce its
During this session the process just de
scribed has been a very intriguing study.
Appreciation of and growth in practical ap
plications of democracy have consistently
characterized your formal and informal life
together. One learns the American Way of
Life not by lip service but rather by living
experience. You have used chiefly the latter.
Moreover, excellence in achievement has evi
dently been the criterion of an increasing
number of this year’s students.
In judging the preceding generalizations,
specific reference to aims and the extent of
their realization should be helpful. Last Sep
tember the school set up at least two major
1. Acceptance of responsibility both for
promoting one’s own program of education
as well as for supporting that of the entire
school as the community’s organized educa
2. Achievement of “quality jobs” in all
curricular and extra-curricular activities.
As Gov. A1 Smith used to say, “Let’s look
at the record.”
Student, teacher, and parent cooperation
has reduced absences almost fifty per cent.
A check of the fifth six weeks’ marks in
the high school shower percetnages as fol
20% A’s, 30% B’s, 29% C’s, 16% D’s, 5%
F’s. However, too many students were not
See VALEDICTORY, page J
Here it is the last day of school (for us
Seniors) and when we think ’bout this being
the last Keyhole we will grace (all under
classmen can now get out Kleenex). This
column is not intended to spread dirt but
rather to put down recollections and incidents
HOW CAN WE EVER FORGET? — Se
nior Day . . . Miss Thomas . . . basketball sea
son . . . Mr. Honeycutt’s kindness . . . Igs’
amazing retorts . . . Senior Play . . . Bill and
Fergie . . . Proconival . . . Sharkey’s fascinat
ing ways (Men’s Temptation) . . . Bud’s
“What de are you doing here?” . . .
Corny . . . Hillife . . . Hayrides (Holy cow!)
. . . Fran’s Ouija Board and Rodney . . . San
ford . . . Evelyn and Cotton . . . Teague (the
same by any other name) . . . Johnny Boy
and Freda Lee . . . Dot’s smile and Dot’s suit
ors . . . Becca-Period.
Which faculty member is always saying?—
To the 4th degree! ... I don’t see why they
put this in the book . . . Do you have a slip?
. . . Telephone, Mr. Honeycutt, you know we
can’t excuse that . . . Where’s the rest of the
class? . . . Let’s pay attention to the roll call.
Seen at the Jr.-Sr.: Ward, in a white suit,
looking ever so happy with Helen . . . “This
is table number 12 . . . Johnny exclusively
Becca’s . . . Pee Wee’s trainees . . . Roast
Beef! . . . roses, gardenias, and an orchid . . .
Doreen and Jack gliding ’cross the tiles . . .
Nita in whirl of white . . . “Night and Day”
. . . everybody smiling . . . Huey and Ardie, a
cute couple . . . “And it was going to be a
full moon!” . . . And through it all the real
ization that this was our last time, together.
Last Thoughts: Some of CHHS plan to be
here this summer. See ya around, we hope.—
Wonder what the new principal will be like?
We could never have another Mr. and Mrs.
Honeycutt.—Hope you kids get the new build
ing we’ve waited for so long. How we wish
we could have had one. Never let the ole
CHHS spirit down. No matter how great your
building or your faculty are, you can’t have
a good school without ye ole spirit—that in-
SILO —“Full of Corn”
After four long years we reached the end of
the trail. Next week we go out into the big
and cruel world. And so for the last time we
sit down to our typewriter to turn out an
other column—our last one. Through the past
three years we turned out our weekly stint.
Eighty-four columns and over a hundred
thousand words. New jokes and old jokes,
some funny, some clean. The better ones never
reached the print, but instead, the censor’s
And so we leave the fair surroundings of
dear old Cone and advance to what we hope
to be better and greater heights. (We are
thinking of taking up mountain climhing.)
We worked hard with all our editors (Cash-
ion, Lloyd, Dashiell) and do you blame us?
They’re all alike. When they don’t need you,
you’re just trash under their feet. But when
there’s work to be done on Monday morning
—oh, brother, do you have fun.
We’ll miss the old job. No more writing
jokes about Danziger, Cummins, Huggins and
the rest. Just going around leading a peace
ful life for a change. We’ll miss the weekly
damnings from the Faculty and the Juniors
and it won’t be any fun going around not
wondering who’ll be the next to knife you in
It’s really hard to break away from the old
routine and we’re probably starting writing
columns in our sleep next fall just from
force of habit.
Next fall someone else will take over the
old job. To them we can only offer our sym
pathies and tidings of good luck. To them
we leave the following: one rusty and bat
tered typewriter, one ream of cheap paper,
seven Varga girls, some old chewing gum (to
be found on the bottom of our desk, part use
of the desk in the back of the English class,
the right to put feet on said desk, and many
other privileges too numerous or too sugges
tive to mention.
And now, goodbye. To our friends and to
our enemies we bid our grateful thanks for
whatever happiness or sorrow you may have
brought into our school life.
Well, Joe, let’s put the show on the well-
known road, whatsa?
All the Family
tangible something that makes our teams
click. Well, so long everybody. It’s been swell.
Best to you, CHHS.
SUNDAY and MONDAY
“THE AFFAIRS OF