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: 1942
Copyright Date: 1942
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The Yongester, 1941-42

l4nnual Staff

Editor.............. ........... ......................................... ................. .................ADDIE H AM ILTON

Photographic Editor....................... ............................ ........ BILL STRINGFELLOW

Business Manager......................................... CK CRAGO

Assistants: Dick Mehrhof, Rosetta Carver, Buddy Stringfellow, Allan Tisdale, Rachel
Mclnnis, Leon Gray, Carolyn Jones, Mary Alice Hampton, Betty Jo
Sherouse, Anne Tisdale, Marguerite Hamilton, Pat Davis, Mary Cather-
ine Mclnnis, Harriet Wood.

Sponsor ................ ........................ ...... ......................... M R M ARGARET W BOUTELLE

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The Yongester, 1941-42

The Faculty

Mrs. Marion Stearns Barclay
Home Economics

Mr. John Jefferson Berry
Industrial Arts

Mr. James Edison Bevis
Industrial Arts

Mr. Lawton Walter Blanton

Mrs. Margaret White Boutelle
English, Core Curriculum

Miss Cleva Josephine Carson

Dr. Alfred Crago
School Psychologist

Miss Sarah Grace Dickinson

Miss Elsie Margaret Douthett
Physical Education for Girls

Mr. Charles Livingston Durrance, Jr.
Core Curriculum, Spanish

Mr. William Louis Goette

Mr. Mark Bartley Jordan

Mr.. Kenneth Patrick Kidd
Mathematics, on leave

Mrs. Margaret Bowers Kingman
School Nurse

Mr. Auman Eugene Kitching, Jr.
Core Curriculum

Mrs. Gladys O'Neal Laird
Latin, Mathematics

Miss Lillian Irma Maguire
Assistant School Psychologist

Mr. James Aquila Martin

Mr. W'lliam James Miller
Core Curriculum, Science

Mr. John Haynes Moorman
Business Education

Mr. Hazen Edward Nutter
Chairman of the School Faculty

Mrs. Clara McDonald Olson
Core Curriculum

Mr. Earl Malcolm Ramer
Core Curriculum, on leave

Dr. Glenn Ballard Simmons
Acting Dean and Director of Laboratory School

Mr. Billie Knapp Stevens
Physical Education for Boys

Mr. Virgil Earl Strickland
Core Curriculum, History

Mr. William Jefferson Suggs, Jr.
Business Education

Mrs. Marie Wesley Swinford
School Nurse, on leave

Mr. Glover Emerson Tully
Core Curriculum, Science, on leave

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The Semior Class

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

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Senior Cyictivities

Library Staff '41, '42
Baby Gator '41, '42
Gamma cheerleader
Imaginary Invalid

Make Up and Live
Home Ec. Club '42

A Cappella
Pirates of Penzance
Patience, American Passport
Home Ec. Club

BILL BOYD (Willie)
A Cappella
Pirates of Penzance

Pres. of Hi-Y '41, '42
V. Pres. of Hi-Y '41
Class V. Pres. '42, '37
Class Treas. '41, Honor
Society, American Passport
A Cappella, Alpha Captain

A Cappella
Pirates of Penzance

Bus. Mgr. Annual, Baby
Gator, Student Council '39,
'40, '42, Honor Society,
American Passport,
A Cappella '40, '41
Pirates of Penzance

Class Secretary '38
Dramatics Club '40
Home Ec. Club '41
Baby Gator '41, '42
Beta cheerleader

American Legion Award '38
Vice Pres. '41, '42
American Passport
Baby Gator '42
Library Staff '42
Pirates of Penzance

Graduated at midterm
Class Treas. '40
A Cappella
Pirates of Penzance

C. B. EMERSON (Cebe)
Class Vice Pres. '41
A Cappella
Pirates of Penzance
F. F. A.

Beta Captain .
A Cappella '40, '41
Camera Club '42
Projectors Club '42
Student Council '40

S. W. S. Club
Biggest flirt
Imaginary Invalid

Secretary '39, '42
Make Up and Live '40

Pres. Student Council '41, '42
Honor Society '41, '42
Editor of Baby Gator '41, '42
Captain of Alphas
Editor of Yongester '41, '42

Vice President '38
Parliamentarian '40, '41
American Passport
Treas. '42
Alpha cheerleader

Make Up and Live
Class Pres. '40
American Passport

Nothing But the Truth
Tobey Helps Out

A Cappella
Pirates of Penzance

Gamma Cheerleader
Home Ec. Club. '40, '41
Library Staff '41, '42
Pirates of Penzance

Library Staff '41
Honor Society
Ass't Director of
American Passport

A Cappella
F. F. A.

Sec.-Treas. '39
President '42
Imaginary Invalid

Treas. of Hi-Y '42
Class Pres. '41 (2nd Sem.)
2 year letterman in
basketball, Honor Society
Gamma Captain
American Passport
Class Sec.-Treas. '39, '40

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Senior activities

Most Bashful

Home Ec. Club
Baby Gator '41, '42
Senior Class Sec. '41

Lois PRESTON (Boots)
Home Ec. Club '40, '41
Beta Cheerleader

Library Staff '40
American Passport

Four H Club
Home Ec. Club '41, '42

A Cappella '41
Pirates of Penzance
Projector's Club '42

A Cappella '40, '41, '42
Pirates of Penzance
Baby Gator '42

Class President '38
Pres. Home Ec. Club, '41, '42
Class President '42

Treas. Hi-Y '41, V. Pres. '42
Camera Club
Student Council '39
American Passport
A Cappella
Pirates of Penzance

Honor Society '42
Baby Gator Staff '42
A Cappella
Toby Helps Out
Pirates of Penzance

Alpha Cheerleader
Home Ec. Club '40, '41
Nothing But the Truth

Graduated at midterm
Bus. Mgr. American Passport
Senior Class Pres.
Ass't Bus. Mgr. Baby Gator

Pres. '38 (2nd Sem.)
Class Treas. '39
Parliamentarian '41
Library Staff '41

Student Council '41
Honor Society
S. W. S. Club
Class Sec. '36, '37
A Cappella
Pirates of Panzance

Gamma Captain
Gamma Cheerleader '42

Student Council '37, '42
A Cappella, Baby Gator
Pirates of Penzance
Pres. of Honor Society '42
Secretary of Florida Ass'n
of Student Leaders '41, '42
Rep. State Defense Coun-
cil '42

M. F. TURNER (Pro)
Class Treas. '41
A Cappella
Pirates of Penzance
Patience -

Home Ec. Club

Home Ec. Club '40, '41
American Legion Award '38
Class President '38

OPAL WEBB (Tootie)
Student Council '39

Class Botanist
Stage Mgr. of American

Honor Society '42
Baby Gator '41, '42
Sec. Home Ec. Club
American Passport

MELTON YATES (Rembrandt)
Class Artist
Secretary '41
Parliamentarian '40

Vice Pres. '40
Library Staff '41

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Wal//ing 5hrokn School

The other night as I was wandering along the corridor near the eighth grade
room, I stopped suddenly at the sound of strangely familiar voices. I leaned closer
and true enough, Addie and Ilah were talking about all the fish we had seen on our
trip to Marine Studio. They mentioned, too, our super-magazine, The Gator Egg,
and they laughed about the novel puppet show we gave.

As I moved farther along the corridor, I heard Mrs. Olson, Jimmy, Ann, and
Hart talking about our Freshman Hop. Then they recalled the fun of the picnic at
Mary Alice's cottage on East Lake and all the work, worry and final success of our
book on Alachua County.

Although time was growing short, I had to hear what was going on; and now,
yes, indeed, Mr. Ramer's booming voice rang out as he urged everyone of us to
attend our game party; he seemed to know we would have a good time if everyone
participated. Over in the corner Wyonia and Betty were talking about the Sopho-
more Hop and how we had all enjoyed the great Christmas party.

The eleventh grade room was next, it always is, and Mr. Durrance and Mr. Cul-
pepper were talking about the all day class picnic at Rainbow Springs. It was
one of the highlights of the year. C. B. and Bill spoke about the fun of giving the
Junior-Senior banquet, and then Mr. Durrance said to be sure not to forget to thank
our lovely class mothers fcr the grand Hallowe'en party.

From the next, and last, door Mrs. Boutelle could be plainly heard directing the
American Passport. Dick and Patsy ran suddenly from the room, and I recoiled with
shock at this appearance, only to realize that they were re-living our "Kid Day."
I could hear Mr. Miller urging everyone to buy defense stamps; all promised gladly.
The talk turned then to one of the best parties in all our years together-the grand
time provided by the Micanopy students for us in their home town. The Junior-
Senior banquet was next in line for discussion-how much fun it was and what a
relief it was to be guests instead of hosts. Some of the girls shed a tear or two over
graduation, and I left, satisfied that I had heard almost everything important that
had happened in the last five years.
D. M.

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The Junior Class

FIRST ROW: Joe Adkins, Bobby Allen, Bonnie Baucom, James Bishop, Betty Bobroff, Barbara
Buekley, Ewen Cameron. SECOND ROW: Barbara Campbell, Althea Carter, Rosetta Carver,
Virginia Collins, Maxie Currie, Roy Duncan, Neale Ensign. THIRD ROW: Betty French, Glenn
Gaddum, James Geiger, Marguerite Hamilton, Marion Hammock, Betty Kinard, Betty Lancaster.
FOURTH ROW: Nancy McLaurin, Cooper Mathews, Ruth Miles, Jack Miller, Jane Morley, Billy
Nelson. Avelene Nixon. FIFTH ROW: Sara Norman, Betty Perry, Bill Philyaw, Belle Preston,
Catherine Ritchey, Jerry Robertson, Ralph Rosenberger. SIXTH ROW: Marjorie Scarborough,
Susie Marie Smith, Katherine Stevenson, Bill Stringfellow, Margaret Swartz, Keat Thompson,
Frances Traxler. SEVENTH ROW: Jack Vidal, Marie Wood.

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Third L-eg

Yes, we returned to our winter haunt on September 17. It took our "bouncing-
bump" to Gold Head, however, to assure us we were actually again at P. K. Y. L. S.
attempting to renovate our roles as politicians, basketball whizzies, and scholars. (Dr.
Crago's records permitted a few of our number to assume that vainglorious title.)

Sometime before Christmas we decided to elect class mothers. (It is customary
that said officers entertain us with a party to celebrate the holly season.) This done,
our newly elected mothers, Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs. Mathews, and Mrs. French honored
us with a "dairy party"-cocoa, butter cookies, and milk fudge. We exchanged toys
which, regardless of missing legs and wheels severed during The Children's Hour,
were later given to the underprivileged fund.

Immediately following the announcement that the Junior Class was at liberty
to present a play, if it so chose, rebellion and civil strife set in. To play or not to play
-that was the question. Settled in the affirmative: To purchase copies of "A
Ready-Made Family"; present two performances, March 4 and 5; and to secure Mrs.
Olson and Mr. Robinson for directors. Final curtain! It seemed we were destined
to become the Southeast's leading theatrical troupe. To celebrate success, the direc-
tors, cast, and production staff "whopped-it-up" to the tune of Perry's "jook", a case
of Par-T-Pak, and innumerable sandwiches. We labeled it "stage party."

While still returning properties used in the play, our president reminded us of
the oncoming Junior-Senior banquet. We languidly dilly-dallied about until one day
before the specified time for banqueting we found ourselves embroiled in streamers,
dogwood, sailboats, and Scotch tape. How had we offended the Senior to be so
unjustly rewarded. We sensibly "came about," however, and entertained our guests
in a manner to make us both happy and proud. Having chosen a nautical theme, we
honored in absentia four Juniors who have enlisted in the Nation's armed forces-'
Eckrol Olson, Roy Duncan, Ernest Denton, and Mitchell Tidwell.

Our success, though sweet to our ears, left us exhausted temporarily. But the
urge to become Seniors soon stirred the necessary energy to meet the inevitable
-R. C.

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ne Sophomore Class

FIRST ROW: Helen Ahmann, Frederick Arnold, Mildred Ayers, Glennon Bateman, Virginia
Black, Velma Bratley, Cora Betty Brown. SECOND ROW: Camilla Callahan, Raymond Camp-
bell. Emery Catts, Rudolph Crider, Mary Jo Currie, Juanita Denton, Harry Dorman. THIRD
ROW: Saul Fruchtman, Gilberi GQy, Gladys Harn, Bobby Haygood, Marian Hughes, Robert Hull,
Eloise Johns. FOURTH ROW: Iw Knight, Marjorie Mack, Mark Moorman, Betty Munson,
Elaine Neil, William Owens, Eml V hi4ps. FIFTH ROW: Irene Rogers, Barbara Sillman, Nell
Spear, Buddy Stringfellow, Jack Tanklqey, Edgar Timmons, Peggy Ann Tipton. SIXTH ROW:
Juanita Townsend, Billy Turner, Ellis Turner, Suzanne Turner, Charlotte Waters, John Wil-
liams, Roy Wilmot. SEVTETH ROW.: Edward Wood, George Yates.

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Te Sophomores

The Tenth Grade enjoyed a very prosperous year in P. K. Yonge. Besides their
scholastic activities, the Sophomores have enjoyed gathering of the class for recrea-
tion and amusement at a party, a dance, and a picnic. The first took place in the
classroom, on the last day of school before the Christmas holidays. Small gifts were
placed under the tree by the students who, after exchanging them, donated them to
the Hi-Y for distribution among the underprivileged children of the community. Ice
cream and big, delicious cookies were graciously served by the generous room moth-
ers, Mrs. Philips and Mrs. Tipton, as rubber dolls, teethers, and rattlers were revealed
to the eyes of anxious students. The Christmas tree was well decorated and added
beauty and fragrance to the scene.

On the fifteenth day of March, later in the year, part of the class gave an as-
sembly program for the student body. It was a magazine quiz and each grade of the
high school was represented. The eleventh grade won the contest. This program was
the result of a magazine unit taken up by the students to broaden their knowledge of
literary journals and their value.

On May 2 the Sophomores had a dance in the Yonge School Gym and a large
number attended. A thoroughly enjoyable time was had by all, the dance proved
to be a success. Mr. Durrance, the core teacher, accompanied by Mrs. Durrance,
chaperoned the event.

Later in May the class enjoyed a swimming party in the shady recesses of Glenn
Springs. Everyone brought his lunch and bathing suit. After participating in many
aquatic sports, the group danced in the pavilion.

During the year each section of the class has taken up some phase of study on
democratic government and history. English and literature played a major part in
the school studies. Near the end of the year a unit on immigration, which included
several excellent films on the study, was followed, and proved to be a profitable ex-.
perience for the class. Raymond Campbell made an exhibit disclosing a turpentine
still, of the main sources of negro income in the South. One section studied the
Civil War, which proved very interesting. Maps, scrapbooks, and posters were made,
and Juanita Townsend made an exhibit on the publications and fashions of this
period, displaying some Confederate money.

The Tenth Grade wishes to thank their Class Mothers, Mrs. Philips and Mrs.
Tipton for enabling them to have such an enjoyable year.
-B. S.

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The Freshman Class

,I1jS~tY ''FI


FIRST ROW: Anne Baucom, Elizabeth Becker, Marjorie Beville, Robert Bless, Donald Brad-
shaw, Priscilla Carter, Jim Clayton. SECOND ROW: Barbara Anne Cleaves, George Dell, Mar-
ion Graham, Fred Hampton, Leal Hayward, Anne Hughes, Bill Husa. THIRD ROW: Evangeline
Johnson, Bobby Kinard, Eula MacPherson, Dan McRea, Anne Mikell, Blake Moran, Mary Alice
Moratto. FOURTH ROW: Jack Morley, Patricia Mounts, Kenneth Palmer, Allen Powell, Erma
Jean Schoch, Jane Snow. Bob Stevens. FIFTH ROW: Mary Jo Taylor, Allan Tisdale, Harold
Voyle, Harold Walker, Betty West, Vivian Whiting, Alice Williamson. SIXTH ROW: Elizabeth
Williamson, Sue Wise, Henry Zeigler.

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Ji Lights of the Year for Freshman Class

September 8-Eighth Grade Regiment reclassified as ninth grade; Colonel Olson
replacing Colonel Tully, who was sent to Drew Field. Four new recruits; one
iSeptember 20-Tommy, the Red, becomes adjutant to Colonel Olson. Regiment
September 27-New officers elected and social campaign started. Four parties or
October 1-November 25-Maneuvers: Lieutenant Colonels Goette, Laird, Carson,
Stevens, and Douthett putting regiment through rigorous drills and tactics.
Several casualties.
November 20-Mrs. Schoch's home becomes temporary U. S. O. quarters for Ninth
Regiment. Hamburgers, chocolate, ice cream, and treasure hunt served.
December 12-Christmas Dance. Dress uniforms. Beautiful decorations. Squad
excels, Loads of red and white streamers with Christmas music and punch.
December 19-Furlough for Christmas.
January 30-Officer Harrison graduated. Great sorrow.
February 10-Adjutant Palmour replaces Harrison.
February 15-Transfer of troops. Baucom to Texas. Sapp to Palm Beach.
March 13-Regiment entertains troop at Assembly with one-act play "Wisdom
March 15-More movements. Three superior calibre soldiers; two from New York,
one from Massachusetts.
March 23-Freshman Hop. Very beautiful and interesting military decorations.
Good time had by all attending. Medals given for valorous conduct.
April 13-New trooper transferred from "Deep in the Heart of Texas." Received
warmly by all.
April 24-Regiment again plays before the Camp at Assembly. Scatters "Pearls"
before the troops.
May 10-Staff conferences with reinforcements from Micanopy sector.
May 15-Physical Fitness program reaches climax in clear waters of near-by springs.
May 20-Exams made for commissions. All to pass, more or less.
-A. T.

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Li?5ith Gradce

FIRST ROW: Marjorie Beaty, William Bryan, Jo Ann Caines, Margery Campbell, Kathryn Car-
roll. Philip Constans. SECOND ROW: Hubert Dupree, Kay Eshleman, Frances Ebaugh. Bob
Goette, Mary Graham, Leon Gray. THIRD ROW: Dorothy Gunn, Harry Hamilton, Charlotte
Jacobs. Fal Johnson, Jimmy Johnston, Donald Kokomoor. FOURTH ROW: Jimmy Leukel,
Gerald McCoy. Rachel McInnis, Conrad Marshall, Louise Moratto, Mary Ann Otte. FIFTH ROW:
Juanita Pancoast, Ann Parrish, Mina Jo Powell, Alton Rape, Betty Smith, Oleta Tidwell. SIXTH
ROW: Francis Wakefield, Mary Walker, Jack Waters, Betty Jo Williams, Bobby Johnson.

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JihtI j9rade

The present eighth grade, class of '46, enjoys the distinction of having been the
original first grade in the P. K. Yonge Laboratory School. As a group we entered
school in September with the old members of the class excepting two new members,
Leon Gray, of Quincy, Florida; and Hubert Dupree, Gainesville, Florida.

Under the direction of Mr. Virgil Strickland, our core curriculum teacher, the
class began an interesting unit with science as the chief interest. After finishing this
unit, we began another on "The Growth of the United States," which we continued
throughout the year.

During the second term under the direction of Mrs. Boutelle, we published' The
Yonge Pioneer, which includes the history of the eighth grade. We have also spon-
sored the buying of a Defense Bond by the high school. When it matures, books
will be bought for the library.

During the school year the eighth grade has sponsored many parties. An in-
formal dance was given early in the school term. Next we enjoyed a picnic at the
Devil's Mill Hopper. We decided to take a rest after that exciting event. Later we
gave a Tacky Party at the home of Mary Graham. Prizes were awarded to Ann
Parish and Harry Hamilton. The final gathering of the group for fun was at a
swimming party at Magnesia Springs.

We wish all Yongesters a happy, busy summer.
-R. M. and L. G.

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Seventh Cracde

FIRST ROW: John Allen. Lawrence Allen, Richard Anderson, Jimmie Bevis, Iris Bishop, Hil-
liard Cameron. SECOND ROW: Doreen Cogdill, Eleanor Copeland, Carroll Cumbee, Billy Evans,
Marilyn Gaines, Hurd Haines. THIRD ROW: Billy Harter, Jeanne Hill, James Jacobs, Donald
Johns, Carolyn Jones, Janette Jones. FOURTH ROW: Billy Munson, Bernard Palmer, Esther
Powell, Patricia Rodman, Betty Rogers, Jack Searcy. FIFTH ROW: Evalyn Simmons, Sara
Smith, John Snow, Fred Stringfellow, Milton Stubbs, Alice Marie Thomas. SIXTH ROW: Perry
Thompson, George Tillman, Jimmy Turlington, Lorena Vansickel, Nancy Welch.

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4 ~year \itk the Seventh Grade

The group has gained several new students during the year. Jimmie Bevis, Car-
roll Cumbee, John and Lawrence Allan, Donald Johns, Patty Rodman, and Betty Ann
Rogers came into the class.

The only withdrawal was Truman Bigham, who went to Washington, D. C., to
join his parents there. The group had grown to be very fond of Truman during his
stay with us. A Hallowe'en party was given in his honor as a farewell tribute to him.

The special project of the seventh grade was to see that books were returned to
the library on time. The group is to be commended for its fine cooperation in car-
rying out this matter. Over 97 percent of the class had no overdue books during
the entire year.

During the month of February we held our midyear election of class officers. It
was the first time our class had had a campaign of any kind, and it was great fun to all
of us; Doreen Cogdill was re-elected president. Jimmie Bevis'was elected vice-presi-
dent, Patty Rodman, secretary, Nancy Welch, treasurer, and John Allan, sergeant-
at-arms. Carolyn Jones was re-elected Student Council Representative.

For one of our three social activities for the year, we had a Valentine dance. This
was the first formal affair held by our class this year. Guests included pupils from
grades of this school and also from other schools.

For our second activity we had a swimming party and a hayride combined. The
swimming took place at Mrs. Simmons' cottage at Swan Lake.

Our third and final activity for the year was a swimming party at Magnesia
Springs on the day after the close of school.

To keep alive the memories of these wonderful events of our school days, we are
making a scrap book, which is not to be completed until we have finished the twelfth
--C. J.

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The tucaent Council

FIRST ROW: Mary Walker, Carolyn Jones, Sue Wise, Rosetta Carver, Anne Tisdale, Irene
Rogers. SECOND ROW: Robert Bless, Buddy Stringfellow, Barbara Buckley, Addie Hamilton,
Dick Crago, Bill Philyaw. Representatives first semester (not in picture): Hart Stringfellow,
Frances Traxler, Robert Hull, Betty West, Jo Ann Caines.

The Jaby Gator Staff

FIRST ROW: Marie Wood, Barbara Campbell, Addie Hamilton, Anne Tisdale, Wyonia Beck,
Ruth Simpson. SECOND ROW: Janet Murrill, Marilyn Burch, Pat Davis, Rosetta Carver,
Frances Traxler, Marjorie Scarborough. THIRD ROW: Grace Crider, Pat Sherman, Charlotte
Waters, Betty Perry, Bill Philyaw. FOURTH ROW: Harriet Wood, Barbara Buckley, Marguer-
ite Hamilton, Buddy Stringfellow, Dick Crago.

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Club Pictures

oC Capella

FIRST ROW: Ruth Simpson, Katherine Tanksley, Virginia Collins, Sara Norman, Pat Sherman,
Marilyn Burch, Emily Philips, Nancy McLaurin, Althea Carter, Eloise Johns, Rosetta Carver,
Betty Bobroff, Catherine Ritchey. SECOND ROW: Betty French, Erma Jean Schoch, Betty Lan-
caster, Mary Catherine McInnis, Miriam Bishop, Barbara Buckley, Ewen Cameron, Robert Hull,
Ellis Turner, Jack Tanksley, Helen Ahmann, Frances Traxler, Aveline Nixon, Betty Perry, Mar-
jorie Scarborough. THIRD ROW: M. F. Turner, Neale Ensign, Dick Crago, Cooper Mathews,
Jimmy Bryan, Joe Adkins, Mark Moorman, Bill Philyaw, Ralph Rosenberger, Hart Stringfellow,
Bill Boyd, Ballard Simmons, C. B. Emerson, Billy Lyle, Jerry Robertson.

Lib rary



SEATED: Carolyn Jones, Mary Jo Taylor, Nancy Welch, Hellice Ryan, Wyonia Beck, Pat Davis.
STANDING, FIRST ROW: Ilah Fleming, Grace Crider, Lillian Mack, Ruth Miles. SECOND
ROW: Bobby Haygood, Bobby Allen, Roderick Blake.

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FIRST ROW: Buddy Stringfellow, Keat Thompson, Joe Adkins, Ellis Turner, Billy Nelson, Bill
Philyaw. James Bishop. SECOND ROW: Dick Crago. Robert Hull, Cooper Mathews, Bobby Al-
len, Ballard Simmons, M. F. Turner, Hart Stringfellow. THIRD ROW: Maxie Currie, Dick
Mehrhof, Mark Moorman, Byron Wise, Jimmy Bryan.

honor Society

FIRST ROW: Mary C. Mclnnis, Eleanor Matherly, Addie Hamilton, Anne Tisdale, Ruth Simp-
son, Harriet Wood. SECOND ROW: Jimmie Bryan, Ballard Simmons, Dick Mehrhof, Hart
Stringfellow, Dick Crago.

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ils the eniors See T emselves


Best All-Around Addie Hamilton Jimmy Bryan

Best Personality Addie Hamilton Bill Stephens

Prettiest-Best Looking Mary Catherine Mclnnis Dick Mehrhof

Cutest Wyonia Beck Bill Stephens

Most Popular Mary Ann Harn Dick Mehrhof

Wittiest Harriet Wood Billy Lyle

Most Likely to Succeed Anne Tisdale Dick Crago

Best Natured Betty Jo Sherouse Jimmy Bryan

Most Studious Ruth Simpson Hart Stringfellow

Biggest Man-Woman Hater Ruth Simpson Byron Wise

Kindest Mardie Garris Hart Stringfellow

Most Common Sense Betty Jo Sherouse Dick Crago

Best Athlete Ilah Fleming C. B. Emerson

Goofiest Harriet Wood M. F. Turner

Best Dancer Anne Zeigler Bill Boyd

Biggest Hot Air Artist Pat Davis Norman Fuller

Biggest Flirt Lillian Mack Norman Fuller

Most Bashful Mary Waters Raymond Morgan

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is the juniors See the


Best All-Around Addie Hamilton

Best Personality Mary Ann Harn

Prettiest-Best Looking Mary Catherine McInnis

Cutest Patsy Davis
Most Popular Mary Catherine McInnis

Wittiest Patsy Davis

Most Likely to Succeed Addie Hamilton

Best Natured Anne Tisdale

Most Studious Ruth Simpson

Biggest Man-Woman Hater Helen Webb

Kindest Mary Waters

Most Common Sense Addie Hamilton

Best Athlete Ilah Fleming

Goofiest Lorraine Kelley

Best Dancer Mary Ann Harn

Biggest Hot Air Artist Patsy Davis

Biggest Flirt Lillian Mack

Most Bashful Mary Waters



Dick Crago

Bill Boyd

Dick Mehrhof

Billy Lyle
Bill Boyd-Dick Crago

Bill Stephens-
Norman Fuller
Dick Crago

Jimmy Bryan

Jimmy Bryan

Byron Wise

Hart Stringfellow

Dick Crago-
Hart Stringfellow
C. B. Emerson

Billy Lyle

Dick Mehrhof

Norman Fuller

Charles Dell

Byron Wise

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Senior Class Will

We, the Class of 1941, being in a sound state of mind, and knowing that we
are about to leave our beloved school, do hereby will and bequeath to the Junior
Class here assembled, on this the seventh day of April, 1942, our prized abilities,
possessions, and intimate secrets of success set forth individually and separately be-
low. These properties are given with full power to the receivers to sell, mortgage,
lease, or to dispose of in any manner satisfactory to the heirs:

PAT DAVIS, desperate and disappointed, wills her "secrets on slimness" to Rosetta

ANNE LOUISE ZEIGLER sentimentally wills her tear-stained files of past experiences
to Susie Marie Smith to whom they would prove interesting reading anyway.

LORRAINE KELLEY leaves her Alpha Gamma Rho pin to Virginia Collins, hoping to
divert her interests.

CHARLES DELL leaves his courting technique and "way with the women" to Billy

BETTY MAE BELL wills her ability to stay out of trouble to Marguerite Hamilton,
just in case Maggie needs it.

MIRIAM BISHOP wills her military aspirations to Betty Kinard hoping Betty will keep
up the patriotic spirit.

SOPHIA SAUNDERS triumphantly leaves her tardy record to Betty French.

MARY CATHERINE MCINNIS grudgingly wills her celebrated line to Marjorie Scar-
borough. Jack neds a rest.

RICHARD MEHRHOF wills his "Gable eyebrows" to Marion Hammock for the pur-
pose of keeping ten boys on the string at the same time.

.OPALnand HELEN WEBB leave their Webb to Margaret Swartz. Hope you get a good
catch, Margaret.

JANET MURRILL and MARGARET ROWELL leave their university orientation to Betty
Perry advising Perry to broaden her field.

KATHERINE TANKSLEY leaves her overflowing address book to Frances Traxler,
hoping she won't run into trouble.

HART STRINGFELLOW leaves his absent mind to Marie Wood, knowing that Hart
won't miss it and Marie doesn't need it.

WYONIA BECK wills her commercial abilities to Ruth Miles, hoping Ruth will get a
position where her heart lies, too.

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MARY ANN HARN leaves her well-known telephone number to Catherine Ritchey with
a warning not to confuse Pikes and KA's with those Phi Delta Thetas! (Tain't

HARRIET WOOD leaves her wit to Bobby Allen so that he, too, can entertain his class-

ANNE TISDALE wills her three faithful men to Belle Preston, while Anne goes on to
higher education.

MARDIE GARRIS wills her air of mystery to suave Billy Stringfellow.

JOSEPHINE STOCK leaves her speedy ways to Althea Carter in a vain effort to slow
her down.

BALLARD SIMMONS leaves his embarrassing moments to Neale Ensign. New exper-
iences often prove interesting.

LILLIAN M'ACK leaves her ability to go from one flaming love to another to Sara Nor-
man. That ought to give Billy something to worry about.

MARY ALICE HAMPTON wills her sweet disposition to James Bishop, hoping it will
pull him through, too.

BILL BOYD sympathetically wills his far-traveled bicycle to Betty Lancaster, knowing
it's a long way to Georgia.

ILAH FLEMING wills her athletic prowess to Jack Vidal, hoping to see him at the

C. B. EMERSON leaves his reputation as Micanopy's No. 1 Romeo to James Geiger.

JIMMY BRYAN leaves his record-breaking constancy to Jerry Robertson, adding the
final touch.

BILLY LYLE leaves no will, planning to keep in close contact with the Junior Class
through the cooperation of one of its members.

MARILYN BURCH leaves half of her high ambitions to Katherine Stevenson, hoping
Cathy will have happy results.

ELEANOR MATHERLY wills all doubts she had about the superiority of the S. A. E.'s
to Nancy McLaurin, hoping Nancy, too, will throw them to the winds.

DICK CRAGO wills to Keat Thompson his abilities to be unsuccessful in the adminis-
tration of feminine affairs.

MARY WATERS leaves her bold and forward nature to Aveline Nixon.

BYRON WISE wills the rare possession of being totally ignorant of his attractiveness
to Neale Ensign.

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BETTY Jo SHEROUSE, our president, wills her reputation to Barbara Campbell. All
the good ones have burned down, anyway.

RUTH SIMPSON wills her many talents to Jack Miller.

PAT SHERMAN wills her class-room appetite to Barbara Buckley to keep Barbara
from talking.

BILL STEPHENS wills his diary to Glenn Gaddum, in an effort to change Glenn's line.

Lois PRESTON wills her intellect to Betty Bobroff to aid Betty in moron jokes.

ALICE RUTH RESCH wills her power of concentration to Ewen Cameron.

GRACE CRIDER, becatise of the present shortage in materials, leaves her sense of pro-
portion to Cooper Mathews.

LOUISE SMITH leaves Ralph Rosenberger her colorful attire in hopes that he'll bright-
en up.

RAYMOND MORGAN wills his romantic talents to Maxie Currie.

MELTON YATES wills his neat printing to Betty French hoping that she will improve
her illegible homework.

ADDIE VIRGINIA HAMILTON wills her appetite for paper to Bill Philyaw in order that
he can eat excess copies of the Baby Gator next year.

NORMAN FULLER wills his vices and virtues to Joe Adkins. You can take it or leave
it, Joe!

M. F. TURNER gladly and willingly wills his former heart interest to whoever will
take her.

P. D. and M. C. M.

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Senior kClass Prophecy

Four hundred years and seventy days ago the class of '42 brought forth to this
school a new system, conceived in happiness, and dedicated to the proposition that
all students should have a good time.
In the ensuing time, wars have come and gone, students have failed and gradu-
ated, and faculties have lived and died. School has become a fearful place. Millions
who never saw it before are being forced to attend. Thousands pine away daily for
lack of fun. Hundreds are perishing as they try vainly to escape the fierce punish-
ment of Mr. Hazen E. Nutter, the fifteenth, for skipping school.
Through all of this misery, strife, and toil one light shines forth. One bright
gleam burns through the darkness to give faith to laboring students, to warm their
hearts and cheer their lives. It is the record of the class of 1942 as given in the year
1965. It reads as follows:

Anne Tisdale-died in prison after serving four of her six years for bigamy, or
should we say trigamy.

M. F. Turner-Champion Golf Pro of 1951. He took his eyes off the ball one
too many times and is now keeping them on the children.

Richard Mehrhof-Expert in city sanitation. His winning smile and business
initiative are wonderful assets in his field of work, garbage collecting.

Mary Waters-Now operates Bird Island Cruise at McIntosh. She gives dem-
onstrations as a herpetologist (snake charmer).

Hart Stringfellow-The only U. S. ranking general to have ten fine children-
all boys and all in the navy.

Louise Smith-went screwy from sorting nuts in a doughnut factory. She tried
to distinguish among the holes in the doughnuts and it just couldn't be done.

Melton Yates-Painted too realistic a picture of Mrs. Roosevelt and was hung
for giving valuable information to the enemy.

Wyonia Beck-Drafted by the government as the nation's only reliable air
raid siren. Nothing ever stopped that scream.

Miriam Bishop-Dated too many soldiers on the same night and was liquidated
in the struggle.

Lorraine Kelley-Housemother at the Alpha Gamma Rho House.

Billy Lyle-Operator of "Lyle's Lay 'Em Out Funeral Parlor." Offers free
burials to any member of the class of '42.

Pat Sherman-Operates a skating rink. Skaters waltz to Beethoven's Fifth

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Ballard Simmons-Hollywood's leading comedian, now starring in "Pink Ears."

Eleanor Matherly-Married a S. A. E. and is now living in Jacksonville as a
leading socialite.

Ruth Simpson-Gained access to a huge library and consumed so much knowl-
edge that she presides in New York as the "Queen of All Wisdom."

Lillian Mack-Author "Flirting in Ten Easy Lessons" and is now giving demon-
strations in Los Angeles.

C. B. Emerson-Broadway's Romeo. Now starring in "Lillian, Won't You
Settle Down?"

Bill Boyd-Champion Olympic sprinter of 1950. He says he owes his success
to chasing "that Buckley woman."

Mardie Garris-Now teaching Home Ec--to her two daughters.

Mary Alice Hampton-Operates "Ye Olde East Lake Swimming Hole," which
has been visited by thousands of celebrities.

Charles Dell-Outstanding surgeon, until, infatuated by a nurse, he took a man's
liver out instead of his appendix.

S Marilyn Burch-Set up a real estate office and hung out her sign, "Burch
Houses for sale cheap."

James Bryan-Top ranking chemist of "Bryan's Hair Restorer Chemical Com-
pany," he has perfected a hair restorer that really works. His latest customer was
captured and is now in a cage next to Gargantua.

Ilah Fleming-Expert nurse and authority on heart ailments. Her hobby is
wrestling and she has recently beaten "the Angel."

Opal Webb-Guards carefully little opals. Not jewels-youngsters.

Dick Crago-Leading Republican senator from Florida, advocating free institu-
tions for morons. Dick always was considerate of the juniors.

Grace Crider-Gum chewing secretary of the P. K. Yonge School.

Betty Jo Sherouse-Ran for president of the U. S. in 1960 as the "Managing

Sophia Saunders-America's foremost interior decorator. Her latest fad is an
orange and pink living room designed for resting the eyes.

Janet Murrill-Became an expert syrup-candy maker; but one day when she
tried-to pull the candy, she never got untangled from it; now she poses as the All-
American Candy Girl.

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Lois Preston-Runs a kumquat farm and has made Micanopy famous as the
Kumquat City.

Mary Catherine McInnis-Actress. A mixture of Mae West and Kathryn
Hepburn, her best line is "Come up and see me sometime big boy; rally you must."

Addie Hamilton-Killed in action while trying to stop a fight on her dog and cat
farm. Even Rusty couldn't save her.

Pat Davis-Gave up her "fast talk" when she met up with the wrong tobacco

Alice Ruth Resch-Army nurse at Camp Blanding. Said to be the only nurse
able to stroke five men's heads at once. She always did get around.

Betty Mae Bell-Designer. She creates wonderful new styles and specializes in
perfect fitting at the Naval Base at Norfolk.

Raymond Morgan-Figures out a new way to solve an optical confusion.

Byron Wise-Botanist and zoologist. Drafted by the Army to discover a lasting
preventive against bed bugs.

Harriet Wood-Published "One Thousand Jokes and Witticisms" and died from
shock when someone laughed at them.

Bill Stephens-Admiral of the first battleship with a complete girls' crew.
Admiral Stephens is the drawing attraction for all women to enlist.

Katherine Tanksley-Got all tangled up in her line and the more she tried to
untangle herself the more she tangled until it got so complicated that she gave it up.

Norman Fuller-Became an F. B. I. agent, the initials standing for Fuller Brush,

Anne Zeigler-Outstanding joke-teller, and boy, what jokes!

Margaret Rowell-Became a telephone operator in New York City and had more
rings in her ears than on her fingers.

Helen Webb-Now living in Tennessee, operating a store, although her heart
is still out with Mississippi Joe.

Josephine Stock-Now operates a ranch "Deep in the Heart of Texas."

Mary Ann Harn-College widow, specialized in the field of Phi Delta Thetas.

A. H.

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04Senior Fairy Tale

A beautiful girl named Ruth lived by the Waters of Lake Simmons. She was the
Bell of the Dell, but as yet she had permitted no suitor to catch her in his Webb.
A Byron named Sherman, of good Stock, rode into the Wood one day blowing his
Harn; he stopped under a Burch and filled his flask Fuller than before from the
Waters of Lake Simmons. As Byron Sherman started to Turner round and mount his
trusty steed, he felt a Pat on his Beck. A vision of Grace and Lillian-like beauty
appeared before his eyes as he whirled around to confront our heroine, Ruth.

The Byron's Hart went pit-a-Pat, and he immediately fell in love with Ruth.
Ruth was like-Wise charmed with the Byron's Mary face. She said: "I Garris I
surprised you, but as I was Resch-ing through yonder Wood, I was attracted by your
horse. What Morgan I say?" Byron Sherman replied: "Wyonia stay awhile and
talk with me?"

But Saunder-ing through the woods at this crucial moment came Ruth's father,
Duke Hamilton. As Duke Hamilton came forth with his two sons, Zeigler and
Tanksley, the Byron was pouring forth his ardent love to Ruth and had just Prest-on
her a large Opal to wear upon her Lillian-like hand.

"Begone with you," shouted the Duke, "before I start a Rowell and kill you."
Ruth Crid-er Hart out to her father, but he would not let his Hart be Melton. But
the Byron lifted Ruth to his trusty steed Crago, swung into the saddle and was gone
in a flash.

The Byron and Ruth rode into the village of Tisdale where they asked Bishop
Murrill to marry them in haste.

But as Bishop Murrill began the ceremony, a messenger named Mehrhof rushed
up with the news that Duke Hamilton was in the village.

"Mclnnis, but this is terrible. We Betty Jo before he gets here," Ruth cried.

"I can hide you here in the home of Sister Lorraine and Sister Eleanor until the
Duke is gone," said Bishop Murrill.

"Hide us at once," cried the girl.

Without further ado the Byron and Ruth were taken to the Inn of I/;l ung,
which was the home of the Sisters, and stayed there in safety till daybreak, when
the Byron paid his Bill and rode away with Ruth. At the village black-Smith, Crago
was shod for the long day's journey back to the castle of Lyle-Hampton-Emerson,
which is at the edge of the Forest of Byron on Lake Stephens.

So ends our fairy tale with the two lovers safe in the castle at the foot of Davis

H. W.

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Students In Service

"We are now in this War. We are all in it- all the way.
Every single man, woman and child is a partner in the most tre-
mendous undertaking of our American history.
"Ahead there lies sacrifice for all of us.
"But it is not correct to use that word. The United States
does not consider it a sacrifice to do all one can, to give one's best
to our Nation, when the Nation is fighting for its existence and
its future life * *."
President of the United States.








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Key West, Florida

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Lakehurst, New Jersey.
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Camp Cooke, California.
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Pensacola, Florida.
U. S. Naval Air Station
Norfolk, Virginia.

U. S. Naval Training Station
Norfolk, Virginia.
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Meridian, Mississippi.

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