Title: Yongester
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Title: Yongester
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Language: English
Creator: P.K. Yonge Laboratory School
Publisher: P.K. Yonge Laboratory School
Publication Date: 1943
Copyright Date: 1943
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Volume ID: VID00007
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Yongester, '43



Alumni anb lrrmer itubaents in tle erbaitc


The Student Council of the P. K. Yonge Laboratory School

President............ ................ ROSETTA CARVER
Vice President................. .............. FRANCES TRAXLER
Secretary............................................... BARBARA BUCKLEY


Eleventh ............ .............. ... BUDDY STRINGFELLOW

Tenth...................... ............. ALLAN T ISDALE
N inth.................. .. .................. BILL BRYAN
Eighth ............ ................. GEORGE TILLMAN

Seventh....................... ................. H UBERT UCKLEY

Sponsor............. ........... ....... MR. H. E. NUTTER

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Yongester, '43
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Mrs. Marion S. Barclay
Home Economics
Mr. James E. Bevis
Industrial Arts
Mrs. Margaret W. Boutelle
English, Core Curriculum
Miss Cleva J. Carson
Dr. Alfred Crago
School Psychologist
Mr. Carroll F. Cumbee
Miss Sarah G. Dickinson
Mr. Charles L. Durrance, Jr.
Core Curriculum, Spanish
Mr. William L. Goette
Mr. Leon A. Gray
Mrs. Margaret B. Kingman
School Nurse
Mr. Auman E. Kitching, Jr.
Core Curriculum

Mrs. Gladys O. Laird
Latin, Mathematics
Miss Lillian I. Maguire
Assistant School Psychologist
Mr. James A. Martin
Mr. John H. Moorman
Business Education
Mr. H. E. Nutter
Chairman of the Faculty
Mrs. Clara M. Olson
Core Curriculum
Miss Mary Ann Rhodes
Physical Education for Girls
Miss Elizabeth H. Rusk
Dr. G. Ballard Simmons
Acting Dean and Director of Laboratory School
Mr. Billie K. Stevens
Physical Education for Boys
Mr. Robert O. Stripling
Social Studies
Mrs. Felicia W. Traxler
Social Studies
Miss Ellen Wallace

FIRST ROW: McLendon, Peeler, Dunn, Laird, Kingman, Rhodes, Boutelle. SECOND ROW: Martin,
Dickinson, Hough, Traxler, Pieper, Rusk, Barclay, Stevens, Green. THIRD ROW: Moorman, Mead,
Kitching, Goette, Nutter, Gray, Stripling, Bevis, Stevens.

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Yongester, '43



FIRST ROW: Bill Stringfellow, Barbara Campbell, Marie Wood, Kenneth Keene.
SECOND ROW: Sara Norman, Neale Ensign, Barbara Buckley, Rosetta Carver.
THIRD ROW: Frances Traxler, Joe Adkins, Betty Bobroff, Althea Carter.
FOURTH ROW: Virginia Collins, Betty French, Marguerite Hamilton, Jo Ann Jones.

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Yongester, '43

Senior c/ictivities

President '43, '42
Treasurer '40
Photographic editor "The
Yongester," '42, '43
Vice President '41
Varsity G for football
Stage Manager, "Mrs. Mini-
ver, '43
Stage Manager, "A Ready-
Made Family '42

Alpha captain '43
Treasurer '43
President Hi-Y '43
Parliamentaian '42

Vice President '40
Secretary '40
"Make Up and Live" '40
Student Council '41, '42, '43
"Pirates of Penzance" '41
A Capella '41, '42, '43
Baby Gator Staff '42, '43
"Mrs. Miniver" '43

Vice President, '38
President '39
A Capella '41, '42, '43
Hi-Y '41, '42, '43
Accompanist, Christmas Mu-
sical '42
"Patience" '42
"Pirates of Penzance" '41

A Capella '41, '42, '43
Captain of Betas '43
"Patience" '42
"Pirates of Penzance" '41
Victory Corps '43
"Mrs. Miniver" '43

Secretary '42
"Patience" '42
Major of Victory Corps '43
Vice President '43
Captain of Alphas '43
X-Rays '42, '43
Baby Gator Staff '42, '43

Student Council '38, '39
Sergeant-at-arms '40
"Make Up and Live" '40
"A Ready Made Family" '42
"Pirates of Penzance" '41
"Patience" '42
Parliamentarian '43
A Capella '41, '42, '43

President '41, '42
Student Council '42, Presi-
dent '43
"A Ready Made Family," '42
"Mrs. Miniver" '43
A Capella '42, '43
Annual Staff '41, '42
Baby Gator Staff '42, '43
Captain of Alphas '41

Treasurer '41
"Imaginary Invalid" '42
"Pirates of Penzance" '41
"Patience" '42
A Capella
"A Midsummer Night's
Dream" '38

Vice President '42
President '40
A Capella '40, '41, '42, '43
Annual Staff '40
"Patience" '42
"Pirates of Penzance" '41
"A Ready Made Family" '42

Entered Second Semester '43

Secretary '39, '43
Student Council '40
Treasurer '41
"Patience" '42
Baby Gator Staff '41, '42, '43
Victory Corps
"Mrs. Miniver" '43
A Capella '43

Sergeant-at-arms '42, '43
A Capella '41, '42, '43
"Patience" '42
"Pirates of Penzance" '41
Mrs. Miniver" '43
Co-captain of Betas '43
Soloist, Christmas Musical

President '39
Baby Gator Staff '41, '42
Co-Editor '43
"A Ready Made Family" '42
"Pirates of Penzance" '41
"Mrs. Miniver" '43
Student Council '40, '42, '43
Winner of Essay Contest-
State-wide '42
A Capella '41, '42, '43

"A Midsummer Night's
Dream" '38
Treasurer '39
"Pirates of Penzance" '41
"Patience" '42

Vice President '39
A Capella '43
Captain of Alphas '43
X-Rays, President '43
Reader, Christmas Musical
Secretary '43
Baby Gator Staff '42, '43
President '40

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Yongester, '43




FIRST ROW: Betty Lancaster, Nancy McLaurin, Edith Merrin, Jack Miller.
SECOND ROW: Ruth Miles, Bill Nelson, Avelene Nixon, Bill Philyaw.
THIRD ROW: Belle Preston, Catherine Ritchey, Ralph Rosenberger, Marjorie Scarborough.
FOURTH ROW: Margaret Swartz. Susie Marie Smith, Jack Vidal.
(Seniors not pictured: Bob Allen, Cooper Mathews, Jerry Robertson, Ewen Cameron, Keat
Thompson and Betty N. Kinard.)

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Yongester, '43

Senior cy/ctivities

Student Council '38, '39, '40
Sergeant-at-arms '40
"A Ready Made Family" '41
A Capella '40, '41, '42, '43
"Patience" '42
"Pirates of Penzance" '41
Soloist, Christmas Musical

"A Midsummer Night's
Dream" '38
A Capella '43

"A Midsummer Night's
Dream" '38
A Capella '41, '42, '43

A Capella '41, '42
"A Midsummer Night's
Dream" '38
"Pirates of Penzance" '41
"Patience" '42


"A Midsummer Night's
Dream" '38
Dramatics Club '41
"Jimmy's Little Sister" '40
"Ready Made Family" '42

Entered Univ. of Fla., '42

Secretary '40
Vice President '40
"Make Up and Live" '40
President '38
Treasurer '42, '43
Victory Corps
"Patience" '42
A Capella '42, '43
"A Ready Made Family" '42


Student Council '41, '42, '43
President '40
Secretary '38
A Capella '41, '42, '43
Baby Gator Staff '40, '41,
'42, Co-Editor '43
Hi-Y '41, '42, '43
"Mrs. Miniver" '43
"A Ready Made Family" '42

A Capella '41, '42, '43
Hi-Y '41, '42, '43
"Pirates of Penzance" '41
"Patience" '42

A Capella 43
"Pirates of Penzance". '41
"Patience" '42
Victory Corps

A Capella '42, '43
Hi-Y '42, President '43
"Mrs. Miniver" '43
"A Ready Made Family" '42
Captain Betas '43
State Winner American Le-
gion Oratorical Contest

"A Ready Made Family" '42
Hi-Y '41, '42, '43

"Mrs. Miniver" '43
Lieutenant, Victory Corps '43

"The Imaginary Invalid" '42
Dramatics Club '41
"Jimmy's Little Sister" '40
"Mrs. Miniver" 43
Treasurer 43


Secretary '41
A Capella '41, '42, '43
"Pirates of Penzance" '41
"Patience" '42 accompanist
Sergeant-at-arms '42, '43
Captain of Gammas '43
Baby Gator Staff '42

Treasurer '40
Sergeant-at-arms '39
Baby Gator Staff '43
Beta Co-Captain '43
Victory Corps

"A Midsummer Night's
Dream" '38
A Capella '41, '42, '43

A Capella '40, '41, '42, '43
"Pirates of Penzance" '41
"Patience" '42

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FIRST ROW: Bobby Haygood. Robert Hull, Buddy Stringfellow, Mark Moorman, Edgar Timmons,
Helen Ahman. Camilla Callahan, Irene Rogers, Virginia Black, Emery Catts, Emily Philips,
SECOND ROW: Mildred Ayers, Margie Mack, Cora Betty Brown, Charlotte Waters, Eloise Johns,
Dorothy Hewitt, Marion Hughes, Gladys Ham, Juanita Townsend, Suzanne Turner, Kathryn
Stevenson, Mary Virginia Hughes, Velma Bratley, Mary Jo Currie. THIRD ROW: David Kite,
Rudolph Crider, Paul Knight, Saul Fruchtman, Harry Dorman, George Yates, Edward Wood, Roy
Wilmot, George Perrine, Frederick Arnold, John Richardson, John D. Williams. Charles Thomas.

Yongester, '43


The bird is one of the happiest, most intelligent, and most beautiful of nature's
creatures, and the junior is comparable with such a creature in many ways. We now
get a bird's-eye view of his year at work and play.

It was hard to keep a flock of juniors together because of their varied routines
and interests, but many were united in the war-work period, where each was anxious
to help with a war task or to prepare himself for such a task. After having First
Aid, some of the flock sprouted wings in Pre-Flight Aeronautics class, which was
feathered largely by our own flock. These war-birds made a "V" formation straight
in line with Victory.

Recreation was provided for the flock, and because the "Auto-bird" was extinct,
the first affair of the season was informal at the Yongo Game Preserve in November.
A bird named Bobby Haygood arranged for it and was also the wild "life-of-the-
party." The Yonge birds displayed their new feathers at this function.

The juniors were strange at times;.as the draft and cold winds approached, each
bird could be seen "flying around like a chicken with its head cut off." Part of the
junior flock flew up to warmer heights of learning, better fitting themselves for service
when and wherever they might be needed. The male members of the flock wanted
to be more than mere yard-birds when the time came for migration. Later on, in
the springtime, the flock of Junior Swifts swooped down on the wise old Owls and
Kingbirds to learn some College English. At the end of the year twelve Swifts said
"Feather-well" to their classmates, and others made plans to graduate in the
summertime. The twelve were: Helen Ahman, Marion Hughes, Buddy Stringfellow,
Edgar Timmons, Robert Hull, Ellis Turner, Camilla Callahan, Charlotte Waters,
Betty Munson, Virginia Black, Suzanne Turner, and Mark Moorman. Their motto:
"The early bird gets the worm."

As is typical of many birds we know, some of the flock were "up in the air"
about the junior play. Birds must display their voices if the times will permit it,
and the necessity for this was the mother of a new invention: The Play Committee.
They decided to have the play, That Uncertain Age, which was given in the Yonge
Auditorium on May 3, 1943, to an enthusiastic audience.

Birds of a feather flocked merrily together at the Junior-Senior Banquet on April
9, 1943, and they flew down to the Game Preserve afterwards to mingle with the
Nighthawks. They appeared to be Vultures "on a lark" as they devoured the help-
less fowl placed in their feed-trays. When the Swallows were finished the Vultures
warbled out some school songs and "listened to the Mockingbird" singing sweet tunes.

The Banquet and Prom Committee was as follows: Buddy Stringfellow, Edgar
Timmons, Robert Hull, Helen Ahman, Emery Catts, and Irene Rogers.

Before the season was over many turtledoves and love-birds were flitting about
and all the members of the class were transformed into ducks at Glen Springs.

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FRONT ROW: Elizabeth Adams, Cynthia Merrin, Lois Watkins, Marion Conley, Jane Snow, Erma
Jean Schoch, Ann Mikell, Marion Graham, Fred Hampton, Robert Bless, Allan Tisdale, Bob
Stevens. George A. Dell. Leal Hayward, John Martin. MIDDLE ROW: Sue Wise, Betty West,
Priscilla Carter, Dorothy Mays, Elizabeth Becker, Vivian Whiting, Mary Jo Taylor, Mary Alice
Moratto, Marjorie Beville, Mildred Vitatoe, Ann Hughes, Eula Lola MacPherson, Charlotte Fowler,
Hellice Ryan, Juanita Graham, Betty Geiger. Ora Lee Bennett, Bessie Dees, Patricia Mounts,
Henri Douglass. BACK ROW: Bill Husa, Allen Powell, Don Swan, Jim Dailey, Henry Ziegler,
Donald Bradshaw, Jim Clayton, Kenneth Palmer, Harold Voyle, Jimmy Martin, Bill Kelly, Jim

Yongester, '43

Yecor c of the Tribe of the

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(Tenth Grade to You)

On the ninth moon of the year 1942, the tribe of the Last Finger assembled
to hold an annual nine moon pow-wow. At that time several new braves and squaws
were welcomed into the tribe. The tribe met under Big Chief Light-from-the West-
Rusk. Chosen as Little Chief was Much-Do-Little-Talk-Wise.

The first festival of the year was held at the wigwam of brave Swift-One-Dell,
on the tenth moon. Two score braves and squaws attended. "Fire water," fruit,
and cookies-with-center-missing were contributed as provisions. No scalps were lost.

In wigwam 150, the start of Christmas vacation was celebrated with a gift-
giving day. Many provisions were supplied to tribal members.

Tribal reorganization took place in the first moon of the new year. Red-in-
the-Head-Graham was elected Little Chief.

The next festival was a war dance in the second moon. Much war paint and
many new feathers were displayed by members of the tenth and surrounding tribes.
Three times bonfires were extinguished to provide "variety." (Blackout dances, if
you please). Intermission entertainment was provided by tribal members.

The next event was a return engagement of the above.

The final plunge of the nine moon pow-wow was a water festival at the Glen
Springs Water Hole. Each tribal member received a thorough dousing. Many braves
displayed wonderful prowess in dog paddling. Squaws were properly impressed.

At this point the tribe of the Last-Finger-of-the-Yonge-Nations disbanded for
three moons. It was hoped that all the braves and squaws would return safely for
the next big pow-wow.

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FRONT ROW: Orian Wells, Jim Leukel, Leon Gray, Kendrick Eshleman, Bill Bryan, .Doreen
Cogdill, Fal Johnson, Juanita Pancoast, Ann Parrish, Rachel McInnis, Kathryn Carroll, Dorothy
Gunn, Charlotte Jacobs. MIDDLE ROW: Marjorie Beaty, Mina Jo Powell, Virginia Wilson, Mary
Louise Smith, Betty Jo Williams, Frances Ebaugh, Mary Ann Otte, Louise Moratto, Mary Lou
Leggett, Mary Graham, Mary Walker, Joyce Johnson, Margery Ann Campbell, Betty Way. BACK
ROW: Conrad Marshall, Frank Wakefield, Phil Constans, Bob Goette, Jimmy Johnston, Tommy
Miles, Reggie Rives, Donald Kokomoor, Hubert Dupree, Tom Crews, Harry Hamilton, Jack Waters,
Alton Rape, Gerald McCoy, Bobby Johnson.

Yongester, '43

Ninlk jracce

General assembly was held for the Ninth Division on September 7, 1942. Gen-
eral Fal Johnson was appointed to direct the assembly of battalions A and B of the
Ninth Division.

Other officers were also appointed: Lt. General Joyce Johnson was to succeed
General Fal Johnson in case of any casualties, while Major General Pancoast recorded
these incidents. Major General Parrish begged for alms to provide recreation for
the Ninth Division. Brigadier Generals Cogdill and Bryan carried on the business
from the democratic point of view. The Parliamentary Regiment was headed by
Lt. Colonel Eshleman. Major Gray, head of the Military Police force, did his duty
well as our M. P.

Since all furloughs were cancelled, a Christmas Dance was held for the service
men and their dates. Men from other Divisions were invited to join the fun. WAAC's
were also invited. Punch and cookies were served in great amounts. This special
recreation was sponsored by Colonels Olson, Leukel, and McCoy.

Colonel Olson was transferred and Colonel Stripling took her place at semesters.
Colonel Olson was given a book from the Ninth Division. In return she gave them
six boxes of maple sugar candy.

Dress uniforms and shining metals were displayed at the Freshman-Sophomore
Hop. The Music Room was gaily decorated with balloons which were dropped from
the ceiling just before everyone left to go back to barracks. Balloons were popped
and noise was made but the victrola played on. Mess (refreshments to you) was
served by Corporal Walker assisted by Privates First Class Constans and Leukel.

As final recreation before being sent overseas for three months, the Ninth
Division held a swimming party at Glen Springs.

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FRONT ROW: Oleta Tidwell, Bettie Smith, Marilyn Gaines, Truman Bigham, Lawrence
Allen. Jeanne Hill, John Snow, Fred Stringfellow, Richard Anderson, George Tillman,
Esther Powell, Carolyn Jones. MIDDLE ROW: Sara Smith, Eleanor Copelan, Iris Bishop, Lorena
Vansickel, Alice Marie Thomas, Jeannette Jones, Hilliard Cameron, Nancy Welch, Jane Hamilton,
Evalyn Simmons, Patricia Rodman, Jimmie Bevis. BACK ROW: Perry Thompson, Foster Olroyd,
Carroll Cumbee, Russell Martin. James Jacobs, Milton Stubbs, Billy Evans, Hurd Haines, Jimmy
Turlington, Bernard Palmer.

Yongester, '43

EihAth Grade

The gathering of students labeled eighth graders returned to the protective por-
tals of P. K. Yonge with five new members in their class: Jane Hamilton, Foster
Olroyd, Russell (Rusty) Martin, Bettie Smith, and Oleta Tidwell.

To get us off in balance, Mrs. Laird welcomed us into the realm of mathematics;
she attempted to minimize the agonies of algebra next year. Miss Rusk introduced
us to fine literature, composition, and history.

Our first social function was a retreat to Sonny Snow's home. We had supper,
cut a few rugs, and returned to our respective homes to await another equally suc-
cessful gathering.

The second gathering was held in the physical fitness work-out room (gym to the
unfit). At this function "joy clothes" and "glad rags" were evident as we chinned,
did push ups, and danced a little on the side.

To bring our social activities to a close, we biked to Glen for a duck-and-dive
session. New strokes were exhibited, dances executed, and food consumed. A most
successful picnic.

Near the end of school we once more settled with our books, for the inevitable
exams were approaching, and we were required to pass them for that vainglorious
title, "high school freshman."

Pres.-Carolyn Jones Pres.-John Snow
V.-Pres.-Fred Stringfellow V.-Pres.-Fred Stringfellow
Sec.-Jane Hamilton Sec.-Jeanne Hill
Treas.-Evalyn Simmons Treas.-Truman Bigham
Representative-Nancy Welch Representative-George Tillman
Sgt.-at-Arms-Foster Oloroyd Sgt.-at-Arms-Lawrence Allen

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FRONT ROW: Rutledge Emerson, Bill Harter, Bob Beaty, Maurice Hinson, Dorsey
Sanders, Jack Wilson, John Fox, Fred Mathews, Edgar Marshall, Jack Searcy. MIDDLE
ROW: Mary Louise Slagle, Mary Ann Canova, Suzanne Thomas, Emily Smith, Carol Lou Sherman,
Molly Duke, Elaine Smysor, Daphne Wood, Polly Ann Haynes, Nita Nell Bohannon, Jane
Bonacker. BACK ROW: Warner Weseman, George Fletcher, Sidney Robertson, Edward Garris,
Pat Riley, John Alien, Mac Olson, Charles Richardson, Chester Morris, Lester Tillman, Richard
Bashaw, Herman Spivey.

Yongester, '43

Seventh Grcmce

Splash! Splash! We seventh graders really know how to start the year out
right! The first thing on the books was a duper-super-ish swimming party at Glenn
Springs, in the first month of school, too. This party lasted all day, and entailed
enormous quantities of very good food-which, of course, is dear to us.

We do have a studious side, too, however, as is proved by our study unit on
health. We climaxed this unit with a luncheon which we planned, cooked, and ate
by ourselves in the home economics laboratory. And what is more important-lived
to tell the story.


This was next on the calendar, and a lovely event it was! It was our first ex-
perience at a semi-formal dance, but it certainly went off smoothly, due to the
various capabilities of our home room mothers. That we enjoyed it is shown by the
consensus of opinion which decrees that we make this an annual affair.

Pres.-W. J. Matherly Pres.-W. J. Matherly
V.-Pres.-Jane Bonacker V.-Pres.-Jack Wilson
Sec.-Jack Wilson Sec.-John Fox
Treas.-Bobby Wallace Treas.-Dorsey Sanders
Council-Emily Smith Council-Hubert Buckley

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FIRST ROW: Frances Traxler; Allan Tisdale; Rosetta Carver, presi-
dent; Hubert Buckley; George Tillman. SECOND ROW: Irene
Rogers; Buddy Stringfellow; Barbara Buckley; Bill Bryan; Doreen
Cogdill; Robert Bless; Raymond Campbell (not pictured).



FRONT ROW: Jack Vidal, Ann Parrish, Barbara Campbell,
Frances Traxler and Bill Philyaw, co-editors, Allan Tisdale,
Billy Evans, Marie Wood. SECOND ROW: Elizabeth
Becker, Marion Conley, Miss Rusk, sponsor, Patricia
Mounts, Barbara Buckley, Rosetta Carver, Buddy String-
fellow, Robert Bless, Edgar Timmons.

FRONT ROW: Leon Gray, John Richardson, Kenneth
Keene, president; Bill Bryan, Allan Tisdale, Bill Nelson.
SECOND ROW: Mark Moorman, Bob Goette, Leal Hay-
ward, Robert Hull, Buddy Stringfellow, Robert Bless.

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Yongester, '43
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FIRST ROW: Mac Olson, W. J. Matherly, Charles Richardson, Maurice Hinson, Edward Garris,
Sidney Robertson, Jane Bonacker, Molly Duke, Nita Nell Bohannon, Emily Smith. SECOND
ROW: Edith Merrin, Barbara Campbell, Elizabeth Adams, Mary Jo Currie, Frances Ebaugh,
Charlotte Jacobs, Daphne Wood, Sara Ann Smith, Ruth Miles, Carol Lou Sherman, Esther Powell,
Marie Wood, Nancy McLaurin, Bobby Haygood. THIRD ROW: Mina Jo Powell, Frances Traxler,
Rosetta Carver. Phil Constans, Jack Vidal. Conrad Marshall, Jack Miller, Althea Carter. Jim
Montgomery, George Tillman, Truman Bigham.


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FIRST ROW: Margaret Swartz, Mildred Ayers, Marie Wood, Cynthia Merrin, Velma Bratley,
Emily Philips, Joyce Johnson, Lois Watkins, Mary Alice Moratto, Betty Bobroff, Avelene Nixon.
SECOND ROW: Margie Mack, Emery Catts, Betty Munson, Dorothy Hewitt, Marion Hughes,
Mary Virginia Hughes, Ann Hughes, Marjorie Scarborough, Raymond Campbell, George Perrine,
Nancy McLaurin, Althea Carter, Frances Traxler, Rosetta Carver. THIRD ROW: Mary Jo Currie,
Virginia Collins, Barbara Buckley, Neale Ensign, Mark Moorman, Frederick Arnold, Ralph Rosen-
berger, Ann Mikell, Erma Jean Schoch, Jack Miller, Roy Wilmot, Edgar Timmons, Ellis Turner,
John Martin.

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FIRST ROW: Iris Bishop, Evalyn Simmons, Charles Richardson, Edward Garris, Bobby Campbell,
Marilyn Gaines, Marion Graham. SECOND ROW: Jack Vidal, John Snow, Kenneth Keene, Bill
Bryan, Raymond Campbell, president, Ann Mikell, Marjorie Scarborough.


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Yongester, '43

War = Work Warriors

P. K. Yonge went to war with a will to win. Citizens of our school organized a
Victory Corps, which gained sixty members during the year. The prerequisites of
this Victory Corps were a completion of, or enrollment in, specified school subjects,
participation in a physical fitness program, participation in community service, and
approval by the school faculty.

A nutrition class originated with the girls, and eighteen received Nutrition Cer-
tificates of the American Red Cross. One section of the tenth grade studied nutri-
tion, with emphasis on war conditions.

Twenty-two of our girls received certificates in Home Nursing, and some of
these have already done volunteer nursing tasks.

During a special war-work period, our students engaged in these useful activities:
sewing; making and collecting for the Red Cross; fifty-six house-wife kits, fourteen
writing boards, three dozen book pockets, three dozen utility bags, innumerable coat-
hangers, six unbreakable ash trays, seven hand-made jigsaw puzzles, eleven posters,
and three dozen well-made book marks.

In the Home Economics classes many girls chose projects which would help the
immediate war effort, such as planting victory gardens, remodeling clothes and
furniture, and taking care of children for working mothers.

In assembly we have had a talk on snake bites and their treatment by Dr. Goin,
herpetologist at the University of Florida, an excellent film which covered all the
phases of First Aid, and a film on physical fitness in war time.

Every student in grades seven through twelve took a First Aid course during
the year. Some already held certificates, and a majority of the others earned

War Stamps have been on sale in our school throughout the year. Special drives
were planned during the year. For example, during the week of April 12-19, the
local chapter of F. F. A. urged all students to complete their stamp books and pur-
chase bonds so that they might be eligible for a free ride in an Army "jeep."

During the summer many of our number will continue at their volunteer posts
as airplane spotters, members of the Home Guard, and Red Cross workers.

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Yongester, '43


Time: May, 1955.
Place: Maggie Hamilton's Country Estate, Auburndale.
Purpose: Reunion of Class of '43.
What will happen there-

Bright and early on the morn of May 10, 1955, citizens of G'ville viewed a
spectacular sight. A beautiful eight passenger plane was seen to glide gracefully
among the treetops and Presbyterian steeple. It was also seen to come so very
low that it had to stop just in front of Wise's drug store for a red light. Finally it
came to rest on the playing fields of Yonge, and out flopped Angel of the Airways
Ensign. He was on his way to Maggie's reunion and had dipped his wings long
enough for some former classmates he had invited to climb aboard.

Catherine Ritchey had replied in her customary Southern drawl, "I'll come
along if there aren't too many men." After her third untying of the nuptial knot,
she's finding men "a bore."

Keat Thompson went on the condition that he could sit on the wing and create
glass objects without the use of his respiratory system.

When Betty Bobroff was asked to join the others flying, she declined until
Ensign told her she could occupy the front row of seats. It seems Betty is neglect-
ing her Ry-Krisp.

Just before flying time, Jack Vidal arrived with his usual gusto and enthusiasm
where other people's good times are concerned. He made it only by successfully
giving his wife the slip, the first time he's been successful in this enterprise in eight

Ruth Miles missed the plane because she was arrested for contempt of court on
the charge of volubility.

At length all were aboard and the plane soared-along the runway for miles.
It couldn't gain altitude until Betty French parted with a small portion of her
collection of bracelets, necklaces, and Pan-Hellenic hardware. It has been rumored
she had enough to keep the country off the gold standard for ten years.

On the trip down the old classmates reacquainted themselves. Everyone was
different. The only hangover from high school days was Betty Lancaster's ring-
of admirers that stood about as she read selections from "A South Carolina Nun."

As the plane sped along its course, we viewed the underlying countryside. A
very pleasant sight-until suddenly below us we saw twelve dejected juniors. They
were the early graduates, and not knowing whether to attend the reunion or remain
in G'ville, were confining themselves in Belleview. A situation similar to Dante's

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We made one stop just beyond Ocala, where the cross state canal was near com-
pletion. Here we took on our old friend, Kenneth Keene, who, with his faultless
mathematical calculations, was making a clean sweep of the laborers' wages by out-
witting the natives at every turn on bolita.

We arrived at Auburndale, and while approaching Maggie's rolling estate, we saw
the gardener toiling under the orange trees. He looked familiar, yes, familiar enough
to be our old laurel-cherry expert, Bill Nelson.

We were ushered into Maggie's home and asked to just mosey about until dinner
time. We took an interestingly titled book from the shelf and found it had been
written by our most cultured member, Bobby Allen. The title-"English Literature
as a Substitute for Intoxicating Beverages."

Nancy McLaurin was pacing the lawn, rehearsing her lines for the lead in
"I Was a Florida Players' Girl."

Barbara Campbell was there. She had already retired and was living com-
fortably on royalties from her novel in diary form, "Five Years with the World's
Greatest Lover," or "Moments with Marguerite."

Althea Carter wasn't at the reunion. The poor girl was in the hospital with two
broken ribs. The Navy and civilians were still fighting it out for her.

Jack Miller helped to stuff the chickens. You remember he always wanted to
be a taxidermist.

Aveline Nixon and her Hollywood stand-in, Rita Hayworth, were stopping by
on their way from a personal appearance in Miami.

Belle Preston sprinted up from Palm Beach where she was working out with the
All-American track team.

As we sipped orange juice in the gathering dusk, Maggie announced that we
would be entertained by the class members, and the following panorama unrolled be-
fore our eyes:

An introductory speech was delivered by Cooper Mathews. His usual displays
of oratory and fireworks were present.

An old ballad was sung by Virginia Collins-"Sigma Chi Sweetheart." It seems
Virginia has progressed further than sweetheart-she's house mother.

Joe Adkins entertained his former classmates by playing selections from his
latest symphony. Meanwhile Susie Smith carved out Maggie's supply of guest Ivory.

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Throughout the program Ralph Rosenberger paraded ceremoniously among the
assemblage displaying his war trophy, a captain's bars.

Marie Wood was to read a selection from her latest book, but at the last
moment we received this note from her publishers: "Miss Wood was one of our most
promising authors until she went to Hollywood."

At this point our program was interrupted by the shouts of a Fuller Brush Man.
He was demanding of Sara Norman some overdue payments on brushes for cleansing
rings of the wedding and bath tub varieties. Sara, infuriated by this public accusa-
tion, replied with her customary composure, "You Lyle! I owe you nothing.
Besides, those brushes aren't any good."

It was then that we adjourned to the drawing room to hear Margaret Swartz's
broadcast from Washington.

We met with little success, however, for the reception was not at all good.
But, like a rescuing battleship, Scarborough, the eminent radio engineer, sailed in and
in no time at all whipped up a super-resonal amplifier. Those weeks of agony spent
in rushing forth from P. K.'s portals proved to be of some use at some time.

After the broadcast we just visited about. Edith Merrin was as peachy as ever,
in fact so much so that she has been around the world on a tour sponsored by the
South Georgia Peach Growers' Ass'n.

Barbara Buckley had given up stock raising and gone to New York to make a
name for herself along with the Powers models.

Then into our peaceful group dashed Bill Philyaw, foreign correspondent to
Shang ra Lai for the Educator's Journal. Philyaw apologized for being late. He had
planned to be on time, but he just couldn't get everything collected and in order.

Frances Traxler couldn't make the reunion. All her children had to report to
the juvenile court. They're murdering', thievin', but worst of all Robin' Sons.

Rosetta Carver, Congressional Representative from Florida, controlling stock
holder of Bethlehem Steele, correspondent-at-large for "Time," and professor at
Tuskeegee, was overheard remarking that she came two days early to the reunion
because she never knew what to do with her spare time.

Admiral Stringfellow took advantage of Florida's inland waterway and started
to Auburndale on a destroyer. It's a good thing he stopped by Keystone and got
Olympic swimmer Jo Ann Jones, because just above Daytona the destroyer got wise to
the fresh water and sank, leaving Jo Ann obliged to tow our exponent of Annapolis
fifty miles.

Late in the evening we expressed oure happiness at seeing one another again, and
departed for our various walks of life, much content with the class of '43 in 1955.

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Most likely to succeed


Most intellectual


Prettiest-best looking

Most versatile

Most popular


Most common sense



-Best figure-physique

Most bashful

Best personalities






Rosetta Carver

Barbara Campbell

Rosetta Carver

Marguerite Hamilton

Barbara Buckley
Tie Marguerite Hamilton

Rosetta Carver

Barbara Buckley

Nancy McLaurin

Rosetta Carver

Sara Norman
Tie Betty Bobroff
Betty Lancaster

Virginia Collins

Betty Lancaster

Susie Marie Smith

Barbara Buckley

Marjorie Scarborough

Nancy McLaurin

Rosetta Carver

Betty Lancaster


Kenneth Keene

Jack Vidal

Kenneth Keene

Jack Vidal

Neale Ensign

Bill Stringfellow

Bill Stringfellow

Ralph Rosenberger

Tie Bill Philyaw
Kenneth Keene

Jack Vidal

Cooper Mathews

Neale Ensign

Joe Adkins

Bill Stringfellow

Cooper Mathews

Jack Vidal

Cooper Mathews

Cooper Mathews

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*nutor QCiase P1ill

We, the members of the Class of '43, being in our sane and correct minds, do
bequeath to the Class of '44 our unquestionable dignity, the first three rows of seats
in the auditorium, and our "private dining hall" in the Cafeteria. In addition to, the
above, the individual members of the Class of '43 do will and bequeath the follow-
ing to the members of the Class of '44:

JOE ADKINS wills to Mark Moorman a suit he outgrew last summer, for Joe
knows that before graduation Mark will be taking up his seams.

COOPER MATHEWS wills his "way with the women" and collapsible dog house to
Saul Fruchtman, hoping Saul will get as much pleasure out of them as he did.

ROSETTA CARVER'wills her key to Room 230 to whichever Junior wants it, just
so it isn't a girl.

BILL STRINGFELLOW leaves to Paul Knight his special brand of haircut. To pre-
vent head colds, Paul, we advise you try it out by degrees.

JACK VIDAL leaves to Harry Dorman the empty space in his head, for he knows
that Harry can file it inconspicuously in his upper dental plate.

NANCY MCLAURIN wills her beautiful wardrobe to Helen Ahman, who just
hasn't (quote) "a thing to wear."

EDITH MERRIN leaves her satisfied disposition to these girls: Velma Bratley,
Dorothy Hewitt, Eloise Johns, Margie Mack, and Nell Spear, all of whom will be
attending a mere Yonge Ladies Finishing School after the graduation purge of boys.

BILL PHILYAW leaves his home permanent waving devices to Frederick Arnold,
who, with curls, will be just too delectable for words.

MARJORIE SCARBOROUGH leaves her bangs (piano and coiffure) to Bobby
Haygood, with hopes for similar success.

SUSIE MARIE SMITH leaves her obstacle-course agility to Rudolph Crider.

MARIE WOOD leaves her wisdom to Roy Wilmot; between them they will
establish an all-time record for P. K. Yonge.

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BETTY BOBROFF wills her knowledge of Army tactics to Marion Hughes and
Gladys Harn, in hopes that they too will be successful at Military Ball.

CATHERINE RITCHEY wills her background of Oriental mystery to Juanita
Townsend, who has a different idea of mystery.

AVIE NIXON wills her interest in the signal corps to Betty Munson, who's been
needing a way to keep in touch with her man in Africa.

FRANCES TRAXLER wills to Camilla Callahan her influence with the boys in the
Curriculum Laboratory.

BETTY FRENCH wills her voice to Suzanne Turner, who, as a doctor, will find
it valuable in putting patients to sleep without ether.

BARBARA BUCKLEY wills her red dress to George Perrine, who will use it to
stimulate trade in his mercantile establishment.

MARGARET SWARTZ wills her bold and forward manner to quiet, reserved Edgar

KEAT THOMPSON wills his fame as a bicyclist to Edward Wood, who, when the
busses can't run, can still make it in from Micanopy to P. K.

BILL NELSON wills his Austin to Irene Rogers, who, as the surviving Junior,
will need it to get around fast next year.

JACK MILLER wills his eyebrows to Cora Betty Brown, just for a change.

RALPH ROSENBERGER wills some of his height to Mary Jo Curry and hopes that
she will come up and see him sometime.

RUTH MILES wills Jack to Emily Philips.

SARA NORMAN wills her acting ability to Robert Hull, hoping that it will take
effect in time for the Junior Play.

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j$iamn Cates e 'Will

BELLE PRESTON wills her second period appetite to Katherine Stevenson so the
teacher will know Katherine is busy with something.

ALTHEA CARTER wills to Charlotte Waters her rules for playing a certain game,
because she knows Charlotte is going to be a postmistress.

Swimmer JOANN JONES wills her lifesaver badge to Buddy Stringfellow, who's
going to need it in 1955 to convince patients that he's a doctor.

BOB ALLEN wills his extra pair of glasses to Emery Catts so that she can see
her way down University Avenue without stopping at the Pike house to ask directions.

BARBARA CAMPBELL wills her excess vim, vigor, and vitality to Ellis Turner and
George Yates. Goodness knows she has enough for two.

VIRGINIA COLLINS wills her supply of hair ornaments, nasturtiums, gardenias,
palm trees, etc., to Mary Virginia Hughes.

KENNETH KEENE wills his sweater-boy figure to Raymond Campbell, who is a.
member of Camera Club and will soon start taking pictures of himself.

NEALE ENSIGN leaves his athletic prowess to John David Williams, Nip Turner,
and David Kite, with hopes that they too will develop those Victor Mature shoulders.

MARGUERITE HAMILTON wills to Virginia Black her baseball abilities, in hopes
that Virginia may, too, tag a runner or catch a man.

BETTY LANCASTER wills her "Secrets of Keeping a Man in Love" to Mildred
Ayers, to whom we know it will be indispensable.

BETTY NELL KINARD wills her superb voice to John Richardson, who will need
it to serenade a certain Junior girl left behind in the rush to graduate.

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