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Publication Date: 1941
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The Yongester, 1940-41


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E ditor.................... ........................................ ................................. ......... N AN CY JEN KIN S


Photographic E ditor................................................................................. JOHN H OOK


Business Manager........................................DICK CRAGO


Assistants: Caroline Kime, Betty Burnett, Jack Bowman, Carolyn Wiggins, Cor-
delia Barclay, Jim Wilson, Hilda Lancaster, Mary Frances Gibbs, Mary
Dorman, Margaret Harn, Barbara Constans.


Sponsor.............


.............................................MRS. MARGARET W. BOUTELLE


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Mrs. Marion Stearns Barclay
Instructor in Home Economics Education
Mrs. Margaret White Boutelle
Assistant Professor of English Education
Miss Cleva J. Carson
Assistant Professor of Music Education
Dr. Alfred Crago
Professor of Educational Psychology and Measurements
Mr. J. Broward Culpepper
Assistant Professor of Social Science Education
Mr. George S. Davis, Jr.
Graduate Assistant in Industrial Arts Education
Miss Sarah Grace Dickinson
Librarian and Instructor in Education
Miss Elsie Douthett
Instructor in Physical Education for Girls
Mr. Charles Livingston Durrance, Jr.
Instructor in English and Social Studies
Mr. William L. Goette
Assistant Professor of Science Education
Mr. Byron Harless
Instructor in Social Studies
Dr. J. Douglas Haygood
Assistant Professor of Education
Mrs. Sara E. Hill
Instructor in Business Education
Mr. Mark Bartley Jordan
Professor of Agricultural Education
Mr. Kenneth P. Kidd
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education
Mrs. Gladys Laird
Instructor in Core Curriculum Education
Mr. Hal G. Lewis
Instructor in Social Science Education
Dr. Rudolph L. Lokensgard
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education


Miss Lillian Irma Maguire
Instructor in English Education
Mr. James Aquila Martin
Instructor in Practical and Fine Arts Education
Mr. Thomas J. McConnell
Graduate Assistant in Industrial Arts Education
Dr. A. R. Mead
Director of Research
Mr. John H. Moorman
Assistant Professor of Business Education
Dr. J. W. Norman
Dean and Professor of Education

Mr. Hazen E. Nutter
Director Florida Curriculum Laboratory

Dr. E. Benton Salt
Professor of Health and Physical Education

Dr. G. Ballard Simmons
Assistant Dean and Director of Laboratory School

Mr. B. K. Stevens
Instructor in Physical Education for Boys

Mrs. Grace Adams Stevens
Instructor in Elementary Education

Mrs. Marie Wesley Swinford
School Nurse and Instructor in Health Education

Mr. Glover Emerson Tully
Instructor in Core Curriculum Education

STUDENT ASSISTANTS
Mrs. Florence Beasley
Social Science Education
Mr. J. A. Clegg
English Education

Mr. W. J. Miller
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FIRST ROW-Cordelia Barclay, Roderic Blake, John Booth, Jack Bowman, Betty Burnett,
Barbara Constans, Edwin Cameron. SECOND ROW-Mary Dorman, Rosemary Dwyer, Gerald
Foster, Jo Ann Getzen, Mary Frances Gibbs, Margaret Harn, Florence Glass. THIRD Row-John
Haygood, Rebecca Hayman, Lois Hilliard, John Hook, Nancy Jenkins, Hilda Lancaster, Anne
Laird. FOURTH ROW-Doris McKinney, Julia McLaurin, O. B. Ogletree, Richard Otte, John
Palmer, Gloria Postel, Stanley Rosenberger. FIFTH ROW-Frank Spain, John Stone, Dorothy
Tibbals, Fred Vidal, Ryndal Wetherington, Carolyn Wiggins, Jim Wilson. SIXTH ROW-Theresa
Bratley, Fred Buns, Sarah Carver, Marjorie Hughes, Jerry Gaddum, Caroline Kime, Laurence
Mack, Florine Miller, Nellie King Snow, Bob Stephens. Elizabeth Ritchey (not pictured).


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FOR four long years (or were they so long?), we've been in high school
years filled with study and lack of it, years filled with fun and lots of
it. They've been glorious for us, but do we detect just a few gray hairs in
the heads of our long-suffering homeroom mothers and our teachers?
We've run them ragged, yet we all feel that they're extra-special and that
we can never thank them enough for all they've done.

Remember the picnic they gave us in the ninth grade? That was only
the beginning: we liked it so well that we've been having them ever since,
at least two each year. But picnics haven't been everything; the high-
lights of the ninth and tenth grades were the Freshman and Sophomore
Hops. And of course there were the Junior-Senior Banquets in the eleventh
and twelfth grades.

Some of the things we did weren't so traditional, though: we went
to Raiford last year to see the State Prison farm; we sponsored a trip to
the Florida State Fair in 1940. Twice during our career we have turned
back the clock for social get-togethers. Once we had an old-fashioned
box-supper and square dance. Again, on April first, we exercised the
senior rights to a free day and had our regular Kid Party, with all the
kid paraphernalia; on May first, all toes were out for Barefoot Day.

It hasn't always been so light and free however; examinations do
come. When they do our senior worries begin, and once more we're
singing the blues. We wonder why we didn't read a few more books on
the suggested lists, why we didn't pay more attention in class, and per-
haps why maybe, some of us won't graduate.

But after it's all over, and we've managed to "come through" in all
our glory, we shall look back and recall with surprise, that there were
many times that we did study. It hadn't all been merrymaking and boister-
ous laughter; there were days of honest work and labor. It's then that we
grin and say, "Four long years-or were they so long-we've been in high
school. Thank goodness "All's well that ends well!"

B. B. and C. W.


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FIRST ROW-Bill Boyd, James Bryan, Marilyn Burch, Dick Crago, Grace Crider, Patricia Davis,
C. B. Emerson. SECOND ROW-Ilah Fleming, Mardie Garris, Addie Virginia Hamilton, Mary
Alice Hampton, Mary Ann Harn, Johnny McFarlen, Lillian Mack. THIRD ROW-Eleanor Matherly,
Dick Mehrhof, Raymond Morgan, Lyle Reeves, Margaret Rowell, Sophia Saunders, Patricia
Sherman. FOURTH ROW-Betty Jo Sherouse, Ballard Simmons, Billy Stephens, Josephine
Stock, Hart Stringfellow, Ann Tisdale, M. F. Turner. FIFTH ROW-Mary Waters, Helen Webb,
Opal Webb, Harriet Wood, Byron Wise, Melton Yates, Ann Zeigler. SIXTH ROW-Miriam Bishop,
Wyonia Beck, Dick Cox, Charles Dell, Norman Fuller, Lorraine Kelly. SEVENTH ROW-Billy
Lyle, Mary Catherine McInnis, Lois Preston, Ruth Simpson, Louise Smith, Alice Ruth Resch.

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T HE Junior Class is a fun-loving group of young people, united in a com-
mon purpose. The purpose is to learn to have a good time, to make
every one else have a good time, and perhaps to learn a bit on the sidelines.
This year more than any other year the class has furthered that purpose.

Early in the year our room mothers, Mrs. Matherly and Mrs. Wood,
gave us a delightful Hallowe'en party. The Wood home, which was the
scene of the party, was very spookily decorated and the fun was uproar-
ious. Every one enjoyed the party very much and left it with numerous
scratches and bruises obtained during the exciting treasure hunt.

As yet the class has had only one of the three social functions allowed
it by the administration. This affair was an all day picnic held on the
fifteenth of March. The class met in front of the school and left in pri-
vate cars for Rainbow Springs. Arriving late in the morning, we ate our
lunches at the foot of the beautiful falls. Later, boat trips, swimming,
dancing, and sunbathing were enjoyed by all. That night we arrived
home, a tired and happy group of students.

The juniors are looking forward to giving the Seniors their annual
banquet sometime in the near future. Enthusiastic plans have been made
for a banquet worthy of the present Senior Class.

A tentative trip is being planned to Daytona Beach and a swimming
party at some near-by lake, but no definite plans have been made.

This year, also, many juniors purchased their class rings. Naturally
there was a great deal of argument, but now a contract has been signed
for the next few years.

Through these activities the group has been drawn closer together
and we have been a great deal happier as a result of that. Next year, how-
ever, as we will be seniors and perhaps a leading group, we are planning
to become even more closely united for the good of ourselves and our
school.
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FIRST SEMESTER SECOND SEMESTER
Mary Ann Harn President Dick Mehrhof
Patricia Davis Vice-President C. B. Emerson
Melton Yates Secretary Marilyn Burch
Charles Dell Treasurer James Bryan
Josephine Stock Parliamentarian

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Addie Hamilton Whole year Addie Hamilton
Anne Tisdale Half year Anne Tisdale
Dick Crago Half year Hart Stringfellow


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FIRST ROW-Joe Adkins, Bobby Allen, James Bishop, Barbara Buckley, Ewen Cameron, Althea
Carter, Rosetta Carver, Roy Duncan. SECOND ROW-Glenn Gaddum, John Gibbs, Marion
Hammock, Dick Hester, Betty Nell Kinard, Betty Lancaster, Anne McConnell, Cooper Mathews.
THIRD ROW-Jack Miller, Billy Nelson, Avelene Nixon, Sarah Norman, Betty Perry, Billy
Philyaw, Belle Preston, Catherine Ritchey. FOURTH ROW-Jerry Robertson, Ralph Rosenberger,
Marjorie Scarborough, Katheryn Stevenson, Margaret Swartz, Mitchell Tidwell, Billy Stringfellow,
Keat Thompson. FIFTH ROW-Betty Mae Bell, Betty Bobroff, Marie Wood, Mack Currie,
Virginia Collins. SIXTH ROW-Neale Ensign, Betty French, James Geiger, Marguerite Hamilton,
Ruth Miles. SEVENTH ROW-Edna Mills, Ralph Rosenberger, Charla Smith, Susie Smith,
Frances Traxler, Jack Vidal.


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The Scoflpl nGe

C URIOSITY, mingled with reluctance, was the feeling with which most of
the sophomores returned to school for the 1940-41 term. Curiosity
was felt in regard to the number of new students entering our room.
Such intriguing names as Rosetta Carver, Marjorie Scarborough, Ann
McConnell, Neale Ensign, James Geiger, Roy Duncan, John Gibbs, Ralph
Rosenberger, Richard Hester, and Cooper Matthews made us anxious to
see these various adolescents. All these soon became welcome members of
our student body. Reluctance we felt, as we always do, at the end of a
glorious summer when we have to return to the routine of school. We
soon became interested in classes and have been absorbed in work ever
since.

The first social event of the year was the hay ride to Gold Head
Branch State Park. Mr. Tully's overcoat blew out of the truck, the curl
came out of Betty French's and Frances Traxler's hair, Rosetta Carver
nearly froze to death; but everyone had a splendid time.

Our Christmas party, a riotous affair, was held in the Home Econo-
mics Room, which was rather the worse for wear when we left it.

The St. Patrick's Dance was given on the fifteenth of March. The
gymnasium was decorated beautifully with green and white swags over
the window, and with appropriate bouquets of dogwood blossoms. The
dance was about the best our class has ever given, and we made the rafters
ring.

Our studies have demanded a good part of our time this year. In C. C.
we have journeyed from the ancient civilization of Asia Minor and Rome's
glory through the Middle Ages. We are now sojourning in the Renais-
sance. We have had economics, the study of history, of literature, and
family life and relationships.



FIRST SEMESTER SECOND SEMESTER
President-Marguerite Hamilton President-Rosetta Carver
Vice President-Neal Ensign Vice President-Billy Stringfellow
Secretary-Marjorie Scarborough Secretary-Betty Perry
Treasurer-Marie Wood Treasurer-Betty Bobroff
Sergeant-at-Arms-Frances Traxler Sergeant-at-Arms-Neale Ensign
Student Council-Betty Lancaster Student Council-Billy Philyaw
Parliamentarian-Nancy McLaurin Parliamentarian-Frances Traxler


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FIRST ROW-Frederick Arnold, Mildred Ayers, Virginia Black, Camilla Callahan, Raymond
Campbell, Emory Catts. SECOND ROW-Mary Jo Currie, Harry Dorman, Charles French, Saul
Fruchtman, Gladys Harn, Bobby Haygood. THIRD ROW-Dorothy Hewitt, Robert Hull, Eloise
Jonns, Alberta Jones, David Kite, Elizabeth Munson. FOURTH ROW-William Owens, Emily
Phillips, Buddy Stringfellow, Edgar Timmons, Peggy A. Tipton, Billy Turner. FIFTH ROW-
Ellis Turner, Suzanne Turner, Charlotte Waters, John D. Williams, James Wilmot, Dreyton
Zetrouer. SIXTH ROW-Helen Ahmann, Velma Bratley, Paul Knight, Mark Moorman.


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Ta TAe 4724ma. Glaa u

The united thirty-four-one class, in work and pleasure-
Often dull, a flash of brilliance here and there.
Sparkling, crying of new found treasures.
Books, art, always where
Initiative has revealed them. Mending mistakes, seeking new joys
with hope of contentment.
The vim and vigor of these glad lives steadily flowing forth. Rising
still
The tide of happiness; for some, resentment.
But never content, for theirs is the will,
And here they shall not be stilled.
On different waves of thought, each of them comes.
With his lively personality, a few seem impatiently searching for
wisdom.
Bobby, Robert, Saul, Mark, and other perplexers of thought,
With eager eyes, with hands they gather the crumbs
Of learning-learning by doing. And this has brought
To mind Raymond, Charles, and Sue.
Thinking of the future, Virginia and Helen;
I admire you, Roy, Harry, and Betty,
Working with your hands, modeling and building success.
When duty calls and the staff is bare,
The stars and stripes are flung high in the fresh morning air.
We find John at hand with Ellis ready;
The busy sounds of creation, triumphant exultation:
These are music to my ears,
Together, they are a united front. Amid temptations,
Defeats, hardships, laughter, and tears,
It is easy to see that many will emerge victorious.
Satisfaction and success will take form and peace will be there.
Freedom and equality and a liberty glorious
Will not perish, as the banners of loyalty and honor they bear.
On these faces are the signs of eagerness
To learn, live, love, and enlighten.
They have begun to build their happiness and with gladdening smiles
brighten
The lives of those around them. Charlotte, Alberta, Emily.
Dorothy and Camilla do things with consistence;
The countenance of Velma is quiet and demure;
Kind is the boy of the farm in the distance,
For Edgar is always thinking of others.
William and Paul are never without a friend;
Their interests are, as Glenn's and Dreyton's
Good sports and good sportsmanship with a will to win.
Fred, David, and Nip to finance are inclined.
Peggy and Mary Jo seem unwilling to wait on
A hopeful future in the secretarial line.
Gladys and Emery work with enthusiasm;
Things take new shape when they're around.
Eloise's good humor and interests never runs aground;
Mildred has always enjoyed a hard fast game.
They all work with interest and endeavor, and
In these hands, I know, our country will rise and democracy will sur-
vive forever. B. S.


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FIRST ROW-Don Beck, Elizabeth Becker, Marjorie Beville, Robert Bless, Donald Bradshaw,
Jo Anne Caines. SECOND ROW-Priscilla Carter, Jim Clayton, John Cox, George Dell, Jr.,
Marion Graham, Fred Hampton. THIRD ROW-Leal Hayward, Bill Husa, Bobby Kinard, Dan
McRae, Ann Mikell, Blake Moran. FOURTH ROW-Mary Alice Moratto, Patricia Mounts, Kenneth
Palmer, Allen Powell, Hellice Ryan, Erma Jean Schoch. FIFTH ROW-Bob Stevens, Mary Jo
Taylor, Ronald Thompson, Allan Tisdale, Harrold Voyle, Elizabeth West. SIXTH ROW-Sue
Wise, Harold Walker, Vivian Whiting, Jane Snow, Henry Zeigler.


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The i#9h1h qaade

HAVING recovered from their first feeling of surprise that they were ac-
tually in the eighth grade, the members of that class settled down to a
well-rounded program of studies and activities.

The most interesting part of the work program for the year was the
study of health, both in the past and in the present. Man's beliefs from
the very earliest times, concerning health were studied, and the terrible
health conditions which prevailed before the discovery of the microscope
were reviewed. This study of man's gradual increase in knowledge of the
care of the body was followed by a study of conditions actually existing
in Alachua County. Finding these conditions to be very poor indeed, the
class entered upon what was the big event of the year: the writing and
performance of a play. The object of the play was to give a picture of the
health conditions in Florida; thereby showing to others the need for a
county health unit to control and prevent communicable diseases. A com-
mittee composed of Ann Mikell, Sue Wise, Mary Alice Moratto, Patricia
Mounts, anct Kenneth Palmer wrote the play with the help of their spon-
sor in writing, Mr. Burnson. Another committee of actors presented the
play before the P. K. Yonge School, the Sidney Lanier School, the Kirby-
Smith School, and the P. K. Yonge School Parent-Teachers Association
meeting.

The social life for the year began with a truly spooky Hallowe'en
party at Bobby Steven's house. The next gala occasion was a weiner roast
and scavenger hunt combined, which was given by George A. Dell. Every-
body had a gay time at this party, with counting the windows of people's
houses and inquiring frantically for so many grains of salt, not to men-
tion the task of finding a black dog's hair to present to the judges. The
Christmas party, held at Allan Tisdale's was one of the nicest the Eighth
Grade has had and was enjoyed thoroughly.

The first dance of the year was a Valentine Dance held in the gym-
nasium. Students from grades seven through ten attended the dance,
which was highly successful. The highlight of the evening was the pro-
gram given during intermission, when music was furnished by an eighth
grade trio and by Herbert Riley, from Panama City. Herbert's playing,
especially was received with much approval and many calls for encores.
Many other events are being planned for the remainder of the year.
The members of the Eighth Grade realize that the success of the social
activities enjoyed during the year is due to the work of the home-room
mothers, Mrs. George A. Dell and Mrs. Fred Hampton.


FIRST SEMESTER SECOND SEMESTER
George A. Dell President Priscilla Carter
Mary Alice Moratto Vice-President Fred Hampton
Robert Bless Secretary Patricia Mounts
Betty West Treasurer Marion Graham
Ann Mikell Student Council Representative Allan Tisdale
John Cox Sergeant-at-Arms Jane Snow
Elizabeth Becker Parliamentarian


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FIRST ROW-Marjorie Beaty, Bill Bryan, Kathryn Carrol, Phil Constans, Kay Eshleman, Mary
Graham. SECOND ROW-Dorothy Gunn, Harry Hamilton, Charlotte Jacobs, Bobby Johnson,
Fal Johnson, Carolyn Norton. THIRD ROW-James Johnston, Donald Kokomoor, James Leukel,
Gerald McCoy, Rachel McInnis, Louise Moratto. FOURTH ROW-Mary Anne Otte, Juanita
Pancoast, Mina Jo Powell, Alton Rape, Betty Louise Smith, Oleta Tidwell. FIFTH ROW-Jack
Waters, Marjorie Campbell, Frances Ebaugh, Betty Jo Williams. SIXTH ROW-Bob Goette,
Conrad Marshall, Ann Parrish, Francis Wakefield, Mary Walker.


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THE Seventh Grade organized the group according to parliamentary rul-
ing and has studied and striven to participate democratically. Using
the secret ballot, we have elected class officers twice. The officers for
the first semester were:

President-Phil Constans.
Vice President-Bill Bryan.
Secretary-Mary Graham.
Treasurer-Harry Hamilton.
Student Council Representative-Kay Eshleman

At midterm Phil Constans and Bill Bryan thought some other mem-
bers of the class should have the prividege of being president and vice
president. The second officers were:

President-Bob Goette.
Vice President-Rachel McInnis.
Secretary-Mary Graham.
Treasurer-Harry Hamilton.
Student Council Representative-Kay Eshleman.

We talked about how to use the Student Activity money wisely. Dr.
Simmons came in and talked about the Student Council and its functions
and purposes.

Our class had a Hallowe'en party, at which we had different booths
where things were sold. The different booths were: a Country Store, a
House of Horrors, the Candy and Cookie Booths, a Fortune Booth, a Penny
Pitch, and a Sun-That-Never-Sets. Altogether, we made about $10.00 for
the Student Activity Fund. This year tried to have, and succeeded in hav-
ing better organizing and planning. Furthermore, we assumed and carried
out responsibility better than last year.

We planned and organized class parties and trips for the pleasure of
the class. We participated in the Red Cross and Tuberculosis Programs,
and had a tuberculosis display in the hall show case.


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FIRST ROW-Joe Adkins, Cordelia Barclay, Miriam Bishop, Bill Boyd, Theresa Bratley, Jimmie
Bryan, Barbara Buckley. SECOND ROW-Fred Buns, Raymond Campbell, Virginia Collins, Dick
Crago, Charles Dell, C. B. Emerson, Neale Ensign. THIRD ROW-Ilah Fleming, Gerald Foster,
Betty French, Mary Frances Gibbs, Caroline Kime, Betty Nell Kinard, Nancy Jenkins. FOURTH
ROW-Anne Laird, Betty Lancaster, Hilda Lancaster, Mary Catherine McInnis, Mark Moorman,
Sarah Norman, Billy Philyaw. FIFTH ROW-Catherine Ritchey, Jerry Robertson, Ralph Rosen-
berger, Stanley Rosenberger, Sophia Saunders, Marjorie Scarborough, Patricia Shermann. SIXTH
ROW-Ballard Simmons, Ruth Simpson, Charla Smith, Bill Stephens, Hart Stringfellow, John
Stone, Anne Tisdale. SEVENTH ROW-Frances Traxler, Ellis Turner, Ryndal Wetherington,
Carolyn Wiggins, Jim Wilson.
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treasurer; Anne Tisdale, corresponding secretary; Addie Hamilton, clerk; Hart Stringfellow,
parliamentarian; Barbara Buckley, Dick Crago. SECOND ROW-Kay Eshleman, Robert Hull,
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FIRST ROW-Cordelia Barclay, Barbara Constans, Dick Crago, Mary
Dorman. SECOND ROW-Mary F. Gibbs, Jo Ann Getzen, Addie
Hamilton, Hilda Lancaster. THIRD ROW-Betty Perry, Billy Philyaw,
Gloria Postell, Stanley Rosenberger. FOURTH ROW-Buddy String-
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The S4dewd-4acal4t Rfede&tlwteal B3a4

THE Student Council, composed of members chosen from grades seven
through twelve, is the deliberative and executive body of the school.
It is the council's aim to raise the standards of student cooperation and to
promote improvement in school living. If you should meet some one in
the school halls who very virtuously asked you please not to ride on the
elevator, please not to run in the halls, then you may be sure that person
is one of the members.

The Student Council, more formally recognized as the Student-Facul-
ty Representative Body, handles such matters as how the money from the
Student Activity Fund shall be spent, and what the assemblies will be; it is
the Student Council, too, which helps to regulate and ameliorate such con-
ditions as the crowded lunchroom and the abuse of library privileges.
Perhaps the most persistent, thankless duty of the executive group,
though, is the overseeing of all clubs. It is the Council that issues chart-
ers and checks up on the roll each week of the school year.

All is not work, however, for the representative body. This year its
very special activity was the trip made by nine of its twelve members
to Miami, where the State Convention of Student Leaders was held.
Enough cannot be said in praise of this convention; everyone enjoyed it
to the fullest extent, besides profiting immensely from the contact made
with other schools of the state. P. K. Yonge delegates came back home
especially jubilant because their school had captured for the second time
in succession, a seat in the state cabinet; Anne Tisdale was elected secre-
tary of the State Federation of Student Leaders.

Close behind this event came a most delicious luncheon served to
members of the council by the Home Economics Department, and a first-
rate picnic enjoyed at Lake Swan.

The Student Council suffered the loss of its guiding light, Mr. Cul-
pepper, at mid-term, but was genuinely consoled with not one, but two
new sponsors to take his place: Mr. Kidd and Mr. Nutter, who have truly
proved their worth as advisers to the Student-Faculty Representative Body.

The president of this most high body of student officers is Nancy
Jenkins, as diplomatic as she is attractive. The vice president is Jim
Wilson. Carolyn Wiggins keeps the minutes, and the recording secretary
is Anne Tisdale. Poor Addie Virginia Hamilton is the long-suffering
clerk, and Hart Stringfellow tries, almost in vain, to keep order during
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P. K. '/o#wfeq P'ze"t& "4Piztdes oj Pe~ we"
When P. K. Yonge presented Gilbert and Sullivan's famous opera,
"The Pirates of Penzance," on Thursday night, May the first, the audi-
torium was packed, for the matinee performance and showed the pro-
duction to be the highest type of high school presentation. Featuring a
chorus of seventy selected voices chosen from the four upper grades of
the school, and soloists from prominent Gainesville music circles, the
play was truly a success. The cast was alive and interested, and the chorus
provided a colorful, almost professional background. The costuming was
effective, while the dances added just the right touch of authenticity.
The cast included Richard, the pirate king, Nat Carson; Samuel, his
lieutenant, Fred Rivers; Frederick, a pirate apprentice, Clark Gourley;
a police sergeant, Aubrey Dunscombe; the Major-General, Samuel Eggers;
Mabel, his youngest daughter, Mrs. Helen Hobbs Wallace; Edith, another
daughter, Wilda Hayes; Isabel, another daughter, Miriam Bishop; and
Kate, yet another daughter, Patricia Sherman.

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The Baby Gator is P. K. Yonge's student publication. It isn't just an
ordinary newspaper such as most schools have. Ah, no! It's a magazine,
complete with stories, poetry, open forum, and even shocking bits of gossip.
Of late a new note has appeared in it-fashion news on what the smart
P. K. Yongesters are wearing. Perhaps you've seen our own name linked
with a more colorful article of your wardrobe.
One of the departments of Baby Gator which could not be so import-
ant were our paper just an ordinary one, is the art department. Thus we
see, that besides being unusual in make-up, Baby Gator has added attrac-
tion of offering more opportunities for display of talent for members.
The staff for 1940-1941:
Editor-in-chief: Jo Ann Getzen, and Editor for 1941-42.
Assistant Editor: Addie Virginia Hamilton.
Fiction: Cordelia Barclay, Betty Perry.
Non-Fiction: Billy Philyaw.
Poetry: Caroline Wiggins.
Open Forum: Barbara Constans.
Special Features: Gloria Postell, Caroline Kime.
Art: Buddy Stringfellow, Frances Traxler.
Business Manager: Dick Crago; Assistant: Stanley Rosenberger.
Typists: Mary Dorman, Mary Frances Gibbs, Hilda Lancaster.
Sponsor: Margaret W. Boutelle.
Mascot: Rusty (Addie's Cocker Spaniel).

Cappella ?Gh4 1
The A Cappella Choir is one of our very outstanding clubs, and is
undoubtedly the most well known. It has appeared many times before
Gainesville audiences, and has even journeyed to neighboring cities where
it has never failed to better its reputation for almost professional ease
and portrayal of the highest type of choral music.
Highlights of this year's activities have been the annual school Christ-
mas program, appearance on a Philharmonic program, a broadcast over
station WRUF with Dr. Gordon who is one of the choir's most interested
patrons, participation in the special Presbyterian Easter services and a
military escorted trip to Camp Blanding where the choir sang for an In-
fantry of the 31st Division.
Much of A Cappella Choir successes due to the exceptional leadership
of its director, Miss Carson, but also a large factor in its splendid record


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is the fact that its members taken from grades ten, eleven, and twelve, are
chosen for superior musical ability and the will for hard work.
The A Cappella Choir has assisted during previous years in school pro-
ductions of the operettas Pinafore and Martha. The operetta produced April
30 and May 1, 1941, was The Pirates of Penzance.


Organized in January, 1940, the Hi-Y Club embarked on its course of
activity this year with some reorganization and a probe into the needs
of the school and student body. The club has worked hopefully at its pur-
pose, to create, maintain, and extend throughout the school and community
high standards of Christian character, and on its obligations, clean speech,
clean sports, clean scholarship, and clean living.
Officers and members of the club for this year are: Jim Wilson, pres-
ident; Jimmie Bryan, vice president for first semester; John Hook, vice
president for second semester; 0. B. Ogletree, secretary for first semester;
Stanley Rosenberger, secretary for second semester; Jack Bowman, treas-
urer for second semester; Ryndal Weatherington, chaplain; Bill Boyd,
Dick Mehrhof, Hart Stringfellow, Bob Stephens, Roderic Blake, Fred
Buns, Fred Vidal, Bill Stephens, Dick Crago, Byron Wise, Joe Adkins,
Mack Currie, Billy Philyaw, Billy Stringfellow, Ralph Rosenberger, Neale
Ensign, John Gibbs, and Keat Thompson. The sponsors are Mr. Kidd and
Mr. Goette. Bob Miller, student at the University of Florida, has been
Y.M.C.A. representative in the club for the year.

Te Model 4i1plae GI4
The members of the Model Airplane Club work toward two basic ob-
jectives: (1) to become acquainted with the fundamental understanding
of model airplane design and construction; and (2) to build with increased
skill, flying and scale models.
The club is made up of boys from grades seven through twelve. The
roster is as follows:
Robert Bless, Jim Clayton, Harry Dorman, Charles French, Fred
Hampton, Leal Hayward, Robert Hull, Jack Miller, William Owens, Bob
Stevens, Keat Thompson, Ronald Thompson, Billy Turner, Jack Vidal,
Roy Wilmot, and Henry Zeigler. Frank Spain is student instructor. Mr.
Tully is the club sponsor.

The ,.41 Gu.
The individual activities of the Art Club this year have been many
and varied. They have consisted of landscape painting and drawing, archi-
tectural drawing, drawing of designs, oil painting, portrait drawing, and
also clay modeling. This last was the rage for a while and practically
everyone began, very energetically, to model quite realistic skulls, ash
trays, and Panama hats.
The most universally enjoyed and popular project of the year was
that of making excursions to the colored sections to draw the negro
shanties. In this project, as well as all during the year, Mr. Martin, the
sponsor of the club, stressed especially the value of endeavoring to see
form and color in unusual objects.
Another and recent project, which was very profitable and enjoyable
was the club's visit to the Student Union Building to see the exhibition
of modern paintings from the Metropolitan Art Museum. The club mem-
bers enjoyed themselves greatly on this excursion, during which they
voted on their favorite pictures.


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Members of the club are: Rachael McInnis, Priscilla Carter, Margie
Campbell, Mary Anne Otte, Juanita Pancoast, Gerald McCoy, Sue Wise,
George Dell, Allan Tisdale, Patricia Mounts, Mina Jo Powell, Melton
Yates, Betty West, Fal Johnson, Jane Snow.


The Dramatics Club is composed of twenty-one members from grades
seven through ten. The group meets for thirty minutes three times a week
at the activity period. Three plays have been presented by the club during
the school year. "The Great Allowance Battle," depicting the struggle
over the allowance in the average American family, was presented to the
Parent-Teachers Association at the January meeting and to the high
school assembly. "Mother Goes on a Strike," a comedy on the overwork
of a mother, and "Once Too Often," a satire on a murder mystery, were
presented to the club during one of the activity periods.
The purpose of the club is, not to present polished performances for
making money, but to give practice in oral expression to those who do
not have the opportunity to take the senior high school course in oral ex-
pression.
The members are: O. B. Ogletree, Bobby Allen, Billy Nelson, Saul
Fruchtman, Harry Hamilton, Bobby Johnson, Marie Wood, Buddy String-
fellow, Camilla Callahan, Harold Voyle, Dorothy Hewitt, Betty Munson,
Rosetta Carver, Blake Moran, Anne McConnell, Bobby Haygood, Charlotte
Waters, Betty West, Jane Snow, Marion Graham, Priscilla Carter.

4me4icaoz /Red 04odl liiU 4id (?4
The First Aid Club, sponsored by the American Red Cross, is taught
by the school nurse. It is composed of those students who are interested in
becoming better acquainted with the purposes of first aid, which are: (1)
to prevent accidents, (2) to equip the individual with sufficient knowledge
to determine the nature and extent of an injury, (3) to train the one
taking the course to do the proper thing at the proper time.
American Red Cross certificates are issued upon satisfactory com-
pletion of the course.

The 9uwioa Qaideoz e&G 4
Our Junior Garden Club is affiliated with the National Junior Garden
Clubs of America with headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. The National
Garden Club issues a badge and a card for each member of the local garden
club.
We may obtain certificates of award or what we might call merit
badges in several specific lines in gardening. The Amaryllis Garden Club
of Gainesville who are financing our Junior Garden Club project have
limited our spending to ten dollars.
Our project at the present is planting vines along the fences of the
Paddle Tennis and lawn tennis courts. Members of our club feel that we
are taking a short cut to health and a chance for exercise. We also feel
that it is an opportunity to make our world brighter. One thing that our
club likes to do is to make dish gardens. Now I leave you with one thought.
We are trying to make our grounds look beautiful. Won't you help us?
The officers of our club are the following: Sponsor, Mrs. Grace Adams
Stevens; president, Jim Leukel; vice president, Conrad Marshall; secre-
tary, Kenneth Palmer; treasurer, Phil Constans; sergeant-at-arms, Harold
Walker; members, Allen Powell, Fal Johnson, Henry Zeigler, Gerald Mc-
Coy, and Donald Kokomoor.


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About the middle of the second semester, Mrs. Barclay and a group
of eleventh and twelfth grade girls decided to organize a Home Economics
Club. The purpose of the club is to enable its members to become better
acquainted with other Home Economics girls and their activities. Meet-
ings are held twice a month in the rooms of the Home Economics De-
partment.
Members have been invited by some of Mrs. Barclay's friends to take
trips to Tallahassee and Camp Roosevelt.
Officers: President Betty Sherouse; vice president, Miriam Bishop;
secretary, Grace Crider; Treasurer, Julia McLaurin; reporter, Lois Hilliard;
sponsor, Mrs. Barclay.
Members: Louise Smith, Wyonia Beck, Margaret Rowell, Mary Frances
Gibbs, Addie Hamilton, Lois Preston, Ilah Fleming, Helen Webb, Opal
Webb, Lois Hilliard, Mary Waters, Alice Ruth Resch, Lillian Mack, Harriet
Wood, and Gloria Postell.



Early in the school year several Yonge literary fledglings, under the
guidance of a sponsor, united in a club under the mystic appellation
"S. W. S." and devoted themselves to the pursuit of literary creations.
The club had its inception at the home of the sponsor where the pur-
pose was avowed, and the procedure established of meeting every two
weeks at the homes of the respective members. Programs for the meetings
include the presentation and discussion of works of the members, the dis-
cussion of good literary forms, and often the group composition of a poem
or word picture. The club is valuable in that it affords opportunity, not
always possible in a class period, for those who intend to make writing
a vocation or social interest to compare efforts and to discuss literary
forms and content which are not of special interest to a class.
Members are: Betty Burnett, president; Cordelia Barclay, secretary;
Norman Fuller, Caroline Kime, Hart Stringfellow, Frances Traxler, Su-
zanne Turner, Jim Wilson, Harriet Wood, and Marie Wood, Ruth Simpson,
Carolyn Wiggins. Mrs. Margaret W. Boutelle is sponsor.



Several years ago a group of camera enthusiasts banded together un-
der the leadership of Mr. W. L. Goette to form the Camera Club. Now in
its fourth year, the club has prospered and is a service to the school. The
club has a two-fold program: first, to give those interested a general
knowledge of the fundamentals of photography; and second, to make a
photographic record of school and class projects.
The fundamentals of photography and processing are taught in the
class room and in the well equipped darkroom of the club.
The club has made a photographic record of the show cases prepared
by the biology class. A record was also made of several buildings in
Gainesville during different phases of construction.
Members for 1940-41 are: Betty Bobroff, John Gibbs, John Hook, Mar-
jorie Hughes, Cooper Mathews, Nancy McLaurin, Anne Mikell, Dick Otte,
Gloria Postell, Betty Perry, Lawrence Mack, Ballard Simmons, Charla
Smith, John Stone, Billy Stringfellow, Carolyn Wiggins, and Jim Wilson.
Sponsor: W. L. Goette.


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Best All-Around
Best Personality
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Cutest
Most Popular
Wittiest
Most Likely to Succeed
Best Natured
Most Studious
Biggest Man-Woman
Hater
Kindest
Most Common Sense
Best Athlete
Goofiest
Best Dancer
Biggest Hot Air-Artist
Biggest Flirt
Most Bashful


Girls
Nancy Jenkins
Anne Laird
Betty Burnett
Carolyn Wiggins
Betty Burnett
Barbara Constans
Nancy Jenkins
Margaret Ham
Carolyn Wiggins
Julia McLaurin .t
Theresa Bratley tie
Elizabeth Ritchey
Cordelia Barclay
Marjorie Hughes
Florence Glass
Anne Laird
Barbara Constans
Florence Glass
Theresa Bratley


Boys
John Palmer
Frank Spain
Jack Bowman
O. B. Ogletree
Jack Bowman
O. B. Ogletree
Jim Wilson
John Hook
Jim Wilson

Fred Vidal

Roderic Blake
Jerry Gaddum
Stanley Rosenberger
Dick Otte
Frank Spain
John Hook
Laurence Mack
Roderic Blake


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Sewoa6 eladi idl
W E, THE graduating class of P. K. Yonge, for the year 1941, are in solemn
stillness now assembled ahemm!) and being in full possession of our nor-
mally unsound minds, but mindful of our early departure, do hereby make,
publish, and declare this as our last will and testament.
To the patient and long-suffering faculty we give, devise, and be-
queath pleasant memories of our studious and industrious ways, our many
encouraging achievements, and our gratifying responsiveness to their en-
deavors.
We hereby give to and confer upon the juniors as a whole, the sole
power, right, and privilege to post upon the bulletin board the respective
grades we severally make during our first year in college, in order to in-
spire and arouse in them a zeal for high and noble attainment. To them
we also bequeath our impressive dignity and correct behavior.
To the various members of the junior class here and after referred to,
we will our abilities, possessions, and individual tendencies as follows:
Flighty FLOSSIE GLASS leaves her heart with Dick Cox in hopes that it will
last longer than all-day.
Demure REBECCA HAYMAN wills her gorgeous eyes to Mardie Garris. We
wonder if Mardie will use them to her best advantage as "Becky" did?
STANLEY ROSENBERGER wills his wavy hair to Ilah Fleming and sincerely
hopes she doesn't get seasick keeping up with it.
DoRIS MCKINNEY wills her position on the school bus to Mary Ann Harn
because we know that Mary Ann likes to ride other places than on
the avenue.
MARJORIE HUGHES wills her ability to play volley ball to Eleanor Matherly
and Betty Jo Sherouse so that they'll get their daily exercise.
JOHN STONE bequeaths his dark eyebrows to Patricia Sherman to add em-
phasis to her tempers.
ANNE LAIRD wills her Tobacco Road Stomp to Pat Davis and hopes that Pat
doesn't get confused.
THERESA BRATLEY wills her deliberation and sureness to Lorraine Kelly and
just hopes!
BOB STEPHENS wills his "burr head" to Raymond Morgan because we think
he would like the change.
CAROLINE KIME wills her figure to Miriam Bishop to aid her in getting
around the curves.
RODERIC BLAKE leaves his "horse sense" to Byron Wise who is sometimes
as "stubborn as a mule".
NANCY JENKINS leaves her "chatterbox" to Josephine Stock. Both will be
benefited immensely.
JOHN PALMER wills "Bitmore," incidentally his car, to M. F. Turner in hopes
that it won't have a (nervous) breakdown before M. F. graduates. We
wonder when that will be?????
MARGARET HARN wills her "line" to Johnny McFarlin. We think Johnny
needs a new one.
JERRY GADDUM bequeaths his campaigning ability to Dick Mehrhof (junior
president) so that he can come up in the political world.
Lois HILLARD wills her octagon soap shampoo to Helen Webb (period).
ROSEMARY DWYER wills her pointless remarks to Anne Tisdale and Hart
Stringfellow who see the more serious side of things.
FLORINE MILLER wills her "sparkle" to Opal Webb, or should Opals sparkle?


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FRED VIDAL wills his soprano voice to C. B. Emerson in hopes of a compro-
mise.
JOHN HOOK leaves his electrical mind to Marilyn Burch in the hope that
Marilyn won't be so easily shocked.
Ovid (FRANKly SPAINish) wills his "Casonovarish airs" to Charles Dell to aid
him in his "way with the women".
BETTY BURNETT leaves her Bow(man) with Anne Ziegler, but hopes that
Anne won't get all tied up.
SARA CARVER wills her collection of University rings (she has more than the
planet Saturn) to Sophia Saunders. Sara says she can spare a few.
LAURENCE MACK wills his position in the senior class to his sister Lillian in
the hope that she will do more with it.
DICK OTTE wills his nonsense (or should I say no-sense?) to Addie Virginia
Hamilton because she's the only junior who could do with less.
Jo ANN GETZEN leaves her weight in calories to Mary Waters so that she
won't be "Gone With the Wind".
JIM WILSON, who got caught in a brainstorm one dreary day, bequeaths his
intelligence to Norman Fuller. We hope Norman will use it to the best
of his ability. Ahem!
Petite CAROLYN WIGGINS wills her height to Mary Alice Hampton in the hope
that she will come down to earth.
GLORIA POSTELL leaves her post to Mary Catherine McInnis to tie her men
to so that Katie won't get her lines tangled.
HILDA LANCASTER leaves her mathematical ability, acquired by counting
freckles, to Dick Crago. Dick should be up in the billions by now.
JOHN HAYGOOD wills his queer ideas to Marion Hammock because we can
see that she wants to be original.
BARBARA CONSTANS wills her "loud mouth" to Jimmy Bryan who is some-
times left speechless.
JULIA MCLAURIN wills her height to Lois Preston and Bill Stephens in hopes
they will soon grow up.
FRED BUNS wills his ears to Lyle Reeves and Billy Lyle in hopes that they
will pay more attention in class.
MARY FRANCES GIBBS wills her corny jokes to Harriet Wood so that Harriet
can add them to her collection.
MARY DORMAN leaves her influence with student teachers to Wyonia Beck
and hopes that Nonie will use it to her best intellectual advantage as
Mary did.
O. B. OGLETREE wills his vim, vigor, and vitality to Louise Smith and Ruth
Simpson because it takes two to use up all of O. B.'s energy.
JACK BOWMAN bequeaths his side-burned French allure to Bill Boyd so that
he can catch a blonde. Gentlemen prefer blondes, Bill.
JOHN BOOTH wills his dark silent mystery to Ballard Simmons so that Bal-
lard won't be completely lost in the stillness of the night.
NELLIE KING SNOW wills her ability to "get around" in ten easy lessons to
Alice Ruth Resch in hopes that Alice Ruth will be more discreet.
CORDELIA BARCLAY wills her drawing ability to Melton Yates. Just be sure
you draw pictures instead of checks, Melton.
GERALD FOSTER wills his bees to Grace Crider in the hope that she won't get
stung so easily.
RYNDAL WETHERINGTON wills his ability to bluff the teachers to Margaret
Rowell in the hope that she will be as successful.


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Segiooa ela P h01ecv

One day in the year 1980, I was prowling through the archives of the
Library of Congress in Washington. A guide came up to me and asked if
I had seen the most important and valuable document in the whole Library.
Puzzled, I replied that I had not, and he walked off, motioning for me to
follow, to a far corner of the vast room.
"There it is," he whispered, "on that highest pedestal, approached by
the flight of stairs. It's under glass two inches thick, bullet-proof! It's
worth millions of dollars!"
Awed, I wondered what it was as I approached it rather uncertainly.
Maybe it was something of Lincoln's, or Washington's, or some other great
man's. I reached the top of the marble stairs and bent over the pedestal.
I gasped and staggered backwards-it was even more momentous than I
had imagined! It was the 1960 report on the P. K. YONGE CLASS of '41!
I bent over again and read:

JACK BowMAN-Teacher of Romance languages at Tally; got trampled to
death in a first day rush to register.
BETTY BURNETT-Associate teacher of Romance languages. Get the asso-
ciation?
MARGARET HARN-Famous as the first hostess on a battleship. She surely
keeps them fighting.
FRED BUNS-Just back from Europe; giving lectures on early English Lit-
erature.
LAURENCE MACK--Moved to Ocala.
JOHN HOOK-Perfector of that famous system, Hook, line, and sink-her.
GLORIA POSTELL-Made a fortune out of fiction.
DICK OTTE-Died of indecision-couldn't decide whether he Otte or should-
n't Otte!
CORDELIA BARCLAY-Gay divorcee. After her fourth divorce she's touring
the Riviera in search of material for her new book, Somewhere I'll Find
Him.
RODERIC BLAKE-Kiddies love him as the dashing, daring hero, the Lone
Ranger of the Air.
MARY DORMAN-Married one. If you want to know how that is, eat, drink,
and be Mary.
JOHN BOOTH-Fiery labor leader whose clean-cut statements and vehement
speeches have endeared him to the hearts of millions-of women.
MARJORIE HUGHES-Holds a hand full of hearts and they are all trumps-
you get it, don't you? Triumphs.
BOB STEPHENS-First transatlantic swimmer; our only reliable connection
with England. The submarines can't catch him!
NANCY JENKINs-Gershwin, Berlin, and Kern are boycotting her. It's no
use, though; there's nothing like her sweet swing.
O. B. OGLETREE-IS proud of his new invention, a double-size keyhole. It
seems that O. B. got tired of straining his eyes.


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CAROLYN WIGGINS-Lobbyist-the woman's friend. She advocates bachelor
buttons as a time-saving device for the recognition of eligible men.
JIM WILSON-Famous lexicographer, has just published his new book The
English Language in Fifteen-Syllable Words.
HILDA LANCASTER-Runs a shoe shop; she specializes in polishing off heels.
GERALD FOSTER-Now the most reckless of New York taxi-cab drivers. He
could show even Gainesville cabbies a thing or two.
FLORENCE GLASS-They found her in the basement of the Savoy; she'd been
stomping just a little too hard.
Jo ANN GETZEN-She never could remember dates, but she still "Getz'em."
STANLEY ROSENBERGER-Hair stylist-the creator of the "Rosenberger Rip-
ple".
CAROLINE KIME-Electrocuted for murder when a sweep of her lashes proved
fatal.
FRANK SPAIN-Graduated from law school in record time because of his
experience gained in laying down the law to the senior class.
BARBARA CONSTANS-On tour as a living example of the old adage, "Young
ladies should be seen and not heard".
Lols HILLIARD-Died happy-got dazzled by her own hair.
DORIS MCKINNEY-Looked in the Rainbow Room one day and found her pot
of gold.
FRED VIDAL-Collected snakes until he got a little too interested in an extra
big boa constrictor.
RYNDAL WETHERINGTON-Our Ryndal is now in convict stripes for life-
Robert Frost died of heart failure when he read one of Ryndal's poems.
JERRY GADDUM and John Haygood have become just a little flat-headed from
bumping their heads against the stone walls of convention.
ROSEMARY DWYER-Rosemary's for remembrance, so she manufactures scrap-
books and diaries.
MARY FRANCES GIBBS-Gave her quartermaster a full-time job.
JOHN PALMER-Is now a magician, proving that Palmer's palm is quicker
than the eye. His specialty is sawing a woman in half.
FLORINE MILLER-is all cut up about it-or should we say sawed?
REBECCA HAYMAN-Is doing a specialty dance in George White's Scandals.
NELLIE KING SNOW-Is called the fairy godmother of busy housewives-she
invented a portable sewing machine to be used while one is riding
horseback.
ELISABETH RITCHEY-IS now wanted by art experts. They can't tell the top
from the bottom of her latest painting.
EDWIN CAMERON-Author of the famous work "The life of Edwin Williams
Aikman Cameron" in Fifty-eight Volumes.
SARA CARVER-Sara's a famous woman lawyer, and has hung out her shingle,
"Sierra (Sara) Will Sue."
THERESA BRATLEY-IS now the companion of Lupe Velez, who likes her calm
serenity.
ANNE LAIRD-Originator of that dance sensation, The Pelican Pump.
JULIA MCLAURIN-Is now a Home Ec-spert and specializes in dieting, reduc-
ing, and other weighty matters.
JOHN STONE-Is playing the heavy (?) dastardly villain in a Broadway pro-
duction of "East Lynne". That fatal sneer!


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Know iye The Seiwyo

Back in the year nineteen twenty-nine
There began the school struggles of some people so fine
Who today are still struggling toward rich college years,
And, we hope, if they're lucky, some brilliant careers.
In spite of life's fancies, we know they're all geniuses,
With trends and earmarkings of Apollos and Venuses;
But they've still got the problems of finding themselves,
And families and children and filling the shelves.
For example, take Barclay, that's Cordelia to you,
She's a great scholar, and patriot true.
And Carolyn Wiggins, her small statured chum,
Is as smart as a whip, and cute as a plum.
Petite Nellie Snow, also one of the girls,
Is new, and she's nice, as her nature unfurls.
And Caroline Kime's so cute she's pernicious;
She's dark, and mysterious, altogether delicious.
Jerry Gaddum, with a mind that's quite free,
Is terrifically sharp with the repartee.
And Fred Vidal with his witty expression
Is very desirable in a good bull session.
There's Becky Hayman far removed from a fossil,
Her social prowess is simply colossal.
Jim Wilson, a chip off the old dictionary,
Big words, more brains, and cute but not airy.
There's bashful Jack Bowman; he's quite a guy,
He's French, and handsome; he doesn't have to try.
Constans and Ogletree come in the same strats,
Long tongued, loud voice, they're both democrats;
But their merits are there in spite of that fact-
They're nice, and smart, and not too much cracked.
There's Flyer John Palmer-he's a big killer-
He flies and soars for a girl named Miller,
Whom we know as Florine, a girl with a flash,
She lives in a dread of the day of John's crash.
Flossie Glass is the best part of the school.
She entertains all, but she's nobody's fool.
And we know how John Booth can cause such a stir,
But it takes all of his time to get a rise out of her.
Burr-head Bob Stephens is a pretty good guy,
He could star in athletics and not even try.
President Frank Spain just can't be out-classed,
Even with seniors when opinions have clashed.
Stan Rosenberger is the all-round boy,
He's "pretty" and smart and not at all coy.
Gloria Postell is not hard to point out;
That she's the life of the party, there's never a doubt.
Margaret Harn, you'll know what we mean
When we say that perhaps she is the class queen.
John Haygood, with his funny presentments,
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Gerald Foster, the "Butch" of the class,
Drives with the speed of a forward pass.
Sweet Sara Carver, though quite small in size,
Can throw any boy, we correctly surmise.
Blonde Anne Laird is no girl to try
To squander affections you simply can't buy.
Richard B. Otte is just a bit lazy,
But he's bright enough when he's not feeling hazy.
It's Roderic Blake's opinion we seek
When any farm questions come up in the week.
Lois Hilliard, with her pretty light hair,
Makes a room brighter whenever she's there.
Doris McKinney goes in her quiet way;
She's dark and she's pretty, now that's what we say.
Jo Ann Getzen-this lass can be proud
Of that Hepburn profile with which she's endowed.
Fred Buns, unruffled and certainly smart,
Is likable, too, so he's got a good start.
Theresa Bratley has braids turned to curls;
There's added charm in those new swirls.
Mary Dorman shines in things athletic
And though the word rhymes, she's not pathetic.
Rosemary Dwyer for bonny blue eyes,
We keep her in a state of perpetual surprise.
Marjorie Hughes' comebacks are quick on the trigger,
But she's most noted for that streamlined "figger".
Mary Frances Gibbs is the class musician,
And many's the time her help we petition.
Casanova Mack, do you get the illusion?
All his girls at one place would cause a confusion.
Julia McLaurin is queenly in poise;
We never could find her if we depended on noise.
Nancy Jenkins is top virtuoso.
She writes poems, and songs, and I'll bet a good floor show.
To leave out John Hook would be naturally drastic,
For his scientific knowledge is simply fantastic.
We find John Stone a student of fact;
He's a fine guy to know if you can use tact.
Now we come to yours truly, plodding on toward the top,
But you see for yourself that his poetry's a flop.
That's all the example that we have to show,
And, you see, by such statements there's a long way to go
Before each of these students can cope with the strife
That he'll surely encounter for the rest of his life.
That they're all good people, there's never a doubt
They're worth any trouble it would take to shout
Their thoughts and ideals of democracy true
Their fears and their notions of hypocrisy few.
If, through my endeavor, you find the significance
Of this quibble and quabble is just a new triviance
I beg all your pardons, for kindest release
Don't lock all the doors and call the police.
No harm was meant, I tried to be funny
Perhaps a bit caustic, to some extent punny;
But if I failed in all this and still can't retract,
It's a salute to the seniors-I state that as fact.
R. L. W.


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The Yongester, 1940-41


$7 Seati" 475" TdIe
A Pot Shot at a Hot Shot (or something)

It was Jane-uary in a King-dom of Spain, and the Snow-Blakes were falling.
In the city of Lois Angeles, King Stanley and his son Prince Gerald lived in a
Hughes Glass palace surrounded by Palmer trees and Ogletrees.
"What awful weather," groaned Gerald to his father. "I hope it will be Dwyer
soon."
"It wont do any Harn if it isn't," replied his father. "It won't Mack any dif-
ference any how."
"Oh, yes, it will. I can't go see Princess Carolyn and it's Vidal that I go. Oh,
it Gibbs me a pain even to think of not seeing my Gloria-s princess.
-'Wells, maybe you Will, son. But Ther es a rival-that Gaddum-about, Prince
John, likes her too. It Buns me up. I'll Betty (bet he) goes to see her today. So
Snow or no Snow, I'm going, too. Give me some Jack to buy gas."
Prince Gerald jumped in his Cameron colored roadster, and off he went.
Far away in a Stone Castle, evil was afoot. The Laird of the castle, Prince
John, and his favourite cut-throat, a Chinaman named Ah Tee (Otte) were busy
plotting mischief.
"He'll go see her today,'' sneered John. "You'll be there too, and, when he
comes, jump for him. Hil dadge (he'll dodge) you, but still you can Ryndal him
with bullets. With him dead, Carolyn will wed me.
"But-," objected the Chinaman.
"Now don't start Tibble-ing; you'll drive me Dottie."
Ah Tee Bob-bed his head and replied, "I'll go, and Ah Tee always Getzen
(get's 'em)."
When Ah Tee had left, Prince John became uneasy. Perhaps Ah Tee might
miss Gerald, or kill Booth the prince and the princess. Or Ah Tee might get angry
with Princess Carolyn after he finished with Gerald and decide to Carve'er up. With
these thoughts in his mind, Prince John jumped on his bicycle and pedaled madly
toward Princess Carolyn's castle.
Prince Gerald pulled up his roadster put on the Blake, and got out. He knocked
on the door, and, receiving no answer, he tried the door.
"The Doris locked," he exclaimed, "and I'll freeze in this Kime of weather.
There must be a Dorman. I'll call him. Hay, man! Hay,manl',
A second story window flew open and the Gloria-s Princess Carolyn, wearing
quantities of Julia-ry, appeared. At this moment Ah Tee appeared from around a
corner and slowly raised his gun. Just then Prince John rode around the corner be-
hind Gerald... Ah Tee saw him too late, and John received the shots meant for Gerald.
He fell to the Flor,-rine-ddled with bullets.
"Now that he's dead, you're mine," said Gerald to Carolyn.
"I always loved you, not John," said Carolyn happily. "What an experi-Nancy.
"I never doubted your Constans-y" replied Gerald.
And so they were Mary-ed and lived happily ever after.

C. B. and C. W.


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