The Corsican
Volume 4 - 1919
Year Book of Corsicana High School
Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas


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Dedication | Corsican Staff | Faculty | Senior Class | Junior Class | Sophomore Class | Freshmen Class | F.A.T.A. Club | Bryan Debating and Declamation Club | As You Like It Society | Spanish Club | Latin Club | Orchestra | The High School Club | Sports Scores | Track Meets | Football Team | Girls' Basket Ball Team | Boys' Basket Ball Team | Baseball Team | Track Team | Popularities

 

Dedication

To Mr. C. W. Morris, principal of the Corsicana High School, in Sincere appreciation of his success in raising the standard of our school and promoting interest in student activities, we, of the staff of 1919, respectfully dedicate the fourth volume of the Corsican.

 

Corsican Staff

Ethel Garrett - Asst. Editor
Ed. M. Polk - Ass't Bus. Mgr.
Samuel Kerr - Ass't Bus. Mgr.
Willie D. McAfee - Society Editor
Sarah Holmam - Editor in Chief|
Randle Cooksey - Business Manager
Edens Hyndman - Athletic Editor
Vera Smith - Senior Editor
Mary Miller - Junior Editor
Martha Murchison - Sophomore Editor
Jack Benson - Freshman Editor

 

Faculty

J. E. Blair- Superintendent of Schools (photo)
Miss Hackett - History
Miss B. Scott - Mathematics
Miss K. Scott - English
Mr. Morris - Principal, Mathematics
Miss Lewis - Asst. Principal, English
Miss Spilman - Latin
Miss Berry - Home Economics
Miss Miles - Spanish, English, Annual Critic
Miss Overton - History
Mr. Flynn - Manual Training
Miss Inabnit - H. S. Assistant
Mr. Jacobs - History, Athletic Coach
Miss Cobb - English, Mathematics, Latin
Mr. Parsons - Mathematics, Director of Senior Play
Miss Wade - Penmanship
Mr. Gregory - Science
Miss Rafferty - Supervisor of Music, Director of F.A.T.A. Play

 

Senior Class

Motto: "Esse quam videri."
Colors: Green and White.
Flower: Sweet Pea.

Officers

Fall Term:
Randle Cooksey - President
Helen Bonner - Vice-President
Lloyd Thomas - Secretary
Evelyn Blair - Treasurer
Randle Cooksey - Yell Leader

Spring Term:
Douglas Decherd - President
Alice Beaton - Vice-President
Adys Chiles - Secretary
Murphy Williams - Treasurer
Randle Cooksey - Yell Leader
Willie Dean McAfee - Reporter

 

Senior Roll

Robert Neblett
Adys Chiles
Verna Evans
Ella Ford
Myrtle Fesmire
Hattie Daniels
El Freda Witte
Gladys Samuels
Ollie Burke
Faye Ashmore
Minnie Mae Jones
Evelyn Blair
Lloyd Thomas

Heyman Jarrett
Douglas Decherd
Lucile Smith
Vera Smith
Ada Barbee
Mary Sharp
Elbert Phipps
Randle Cooksey
Ruby Brown
Alice Beaton
Rosa Lee Barnett
Sarah Holman
Newton Suttle

Carrett Walker
Margaret Davis
Cassie Stokes
Julia Kiber
Undine Wood
Murphy Williams
Elbert Worsham
Willie Dean McAfee
Louise Hoskins
Dorothy Henderson
Helen Bonner
Bess Kirven


Junior Class

Motto: "He can who thinks he can."
Colors: Purple and White.
Flower: Violet.

Officers

Fall Term:
Samuel Kerr - President
Franchelle Jackson - Vice-President
Mary Miller - Secretary and Treasurer
Milissa Davis - Student Faculty Council

Spring Term:
William Shell - President
Jennie Belle McClure - Vice-President
David Davis - Secretary and Treasurer
Ruby Morgan - Reporter
Melissa Davis - Student Facility Council

"Pictures with last names only, some difficult to read"

Junior Roll

Jarrel
Pringle
Smith
Johnson
Jaffe
Shell
Walton
McClure
Inabnit
Lee
Jackson
Kerr
Polk
Elliott
Davis
LeMay

Fawber
Pugh
Garrett
Horton
McGee
HyndmanNobb
Blair
Daviss
Compton
Hamilton
Davis
Drummond
Dorsey
Jackson
Samuels
Lotspeich

Jordon
Horton
Holland
Holloway
Feagan
Reese
Robinson
Murchison
McElwrath
Flannegan
Hoover
Rankin
Rodirick
Minter

 

Sophomore Class

Motto: "We laugh to scorn the wisdom of the schools, And think the first of poets, first of fools."
Colors: Purple and White
Flower: Violet

Officers
Fall Term and Spring Term
Merton Minter - President
Margaret Carter - Vice-President
Evelyn Allison - Secretary
Irvie Sparkman - Treasurer

Sophomore Roll

Charles Banister
Willie Ray Dorsey
Charlton Gunter
Herbert Hipps
Fred Hodge
Thomas Lee Houston
Sam Ingham
Joe Miller
Merton Minter
Arthur Mowlam
George Roper
Irvie Sparkman
Evelyn Allison
Carrie Bunch
Mable Bush
Margaret Carter
Lillian Church
Ruth Crosby
Emma Davies
:ucile Denbow
Clara Dubose
Lucile Eliot
Elizabeth Greenlee
Katharyn Haden

Winnie Hughes
Maggie McGaha
Mary Obersmicht
Lovelle Pittman
Ollie Pogue
Louise Sedgley
Katharine Shell
Modena Thompson
Velma McKinney
Algin Barbee
Arthur Bush
Arthur Caldwell
Dan Comfort
Charles Robert Dockum
Frank Garner
Preston Harrison|
Burdine Hervey
Isaac Levy
Charlie Love
Eugene Mays
J. E. Metcalf
Vivian Ringer
Hugh Miller Stuart
Olen Stokes

Hugh Wareing
Marion Terry
Hobson Sitton
Walter Ramsay
Viola Allen
Nora Boyd
Essie Conner
May Bright Elliott
Lessie Ford
Mattie Harris
Lucile Holland
Birdie Bell Huff
Louise Hoffman
Stella Jarett
Eula Milburn
Lorene Prestrige
Annie Lee Robbins
Willie Rogers
Margarite Rogers
Jessie Stephens
Lucile Wooley
Lottie Reeves
Francis Cox

 

Freshman Class

Motto: "Keep on keeping on."
Colors: Yellow and White.
Flower: Daisy.

Officers

Fall Term:
David Kelton - President
Audry Payne - Vice-President
Harry Burke - Secretary and Treasurer

Spring Term:
Rose Hughes - President
Alton Justiss - Vice-President
Katharine Woods - Secreatry and Treasurer

Freshman Roll

Gordon Baskett
Matthew Blair
Milton Chilcoat
Leon Daniels
Isadore Goldberg
Charlie Gregory
Philip Grimmett
Roland Jordan
Alton Justiss
Charles Prince
Curtis Thomas
Clifford Tinkle
Elton Tinkle
James Asa White
Willie B. Herod
Roy Carroll
Kittie Atkinson
Verna Boyd
Alma Burke
Carro Davis
Clemmie De Lafosse
Willie Mae Fluker
Kathryne Greenlee
Annie Jacobs
Zollie Mae Lee
Lanty Mae Miller
Martha Miller
Carrie O'Connell
Adele Sutton
Elizabeth Weaver
Emma Wendorf
Kathryne Woods
Lou Chambers
Jack Benson
John Braselton
Harry Burke
Elmer Butler
Halbert Clayton
Leslie Douglas
Wensel Fulton
Hamilton Garner
Ben Rector Guynes
David Kelton
George Kirven
Philip Sheets
Hugh Sitton
J. B. Taylor
Avery Walker
Lloyd Waltn
Calvin Westbrook
Bailey WOod
Edgar Young
Katherine Bunch
Carrie Bess Compton
Fama Crowther
Oma Crider

Pride Curry
Frances Dunn
Sue Allie Eliot
Florine Grayson
Jewell Hamilton
Eugenia Johnson
Alvarie Layton
Bethel McKinney
Beatrice Phelps
Lois Smith
Inez White
Loula Ben Vinning
Julian Barton
Burleigh Butler
Clark Butler
Richard Daniels
Lawrence Fauber
Harrison Jackson
Bowden McNutt
George E. Meridith
Davis Montford
Louis Rothkopt
J. Smith
Juel Weaver
George Megarity
Roy Rogers
Turner Mae Garner
Mabel Gray
Lillian Hamilton
Katherine Jenkins
Katherine Johnson
Ozelle kent
Winifred Roberts
Ethel Lee Rogers
Myrtle Steele
Lou Adline Taylor
Allie May Terry
Hallie Tucker
Etta Yate
Ben Dave Allen
Douglas Almond
Lowell Estes
Rice Forman
Haden Harvard
David Johnston
Cleo Miller
Allen Pugh
Etheline Bressie
Martha Burke
Elizabeth Curry
Laura DeLafosse
Era Griffen
Martha Haden
Lela Hart
Thelma Hervey
Thelma Holloway

Lucile Hornbeak
Dorothy Houston
Nellie Hoyt
Rose Hughes
Gertrude Hyndman
Flora McClintock
Ethel McCuiston
Glynn Mitchell
Lois Mitchell
Avvie Moore
Belva Peacock
Mary Louise Pugh
Hattie Ramsey
Martha Rutherford
Josephine Young
Irma Wright
Roy Blair
Harold Borg
Cecil Gibson
Jodie Hoffman
Conrad Matthews
Terry McCary
Carleton Speed
John Underwood
William Underwood
Fred Walker
Irvine Brown
Daphne Barnes
Ruth Beall
Helen Beck
Gladys Burgess
Lela Burnes
Bessie Butler
Bessie ChilcoatHazel Church
Zella Coleman
Grace Dorwood
Ruth Goldsmith
Martha Goodman
Mary Harris
Lena Katz
Frankie Kessinger
Ferne Hewitt
Lois Langston
Lois Megginsn
Thelma Metcalf
Josephine Murchison
Gertrude Newsom
Louise O'Briant
Louise Parker
Beatrice Royall
Mary Louise Thompson
George Tidd
Verlee Chancey
Elzena Henry

 

 F.A.T.A. Club

The History of the F.A.T.A. Club

The F.A.T.A. of C.H.S. was organized in the Fall of 1918 with a membership of 20. The purpose of the club was to aid athletics. Several entertainments were given last year. Athletics were greatly aided financially by a play, "The Trial of an American Girl," which was given in the May of 1918.

This year the club followed out the same plan and the play given was "The Gypsy Rover," a musical comedy. The proceeds from this play were given to the fund for which the entrie High School is now working.

The membership of the club was increased to 27 members this year.

It is hoped by many and particularly by the Athletic Association that this will be a permanent institution.

UNDINE WOOD.

Officers:
Willie Dean McAfee - President
Carrie Bunch - Vice-President
Bess Kirven - Secretary and Treasurer
Undine Wood - Reporter

The Roll of the F.A.T.A. Club

Ruth Sutton
Carrie Bunch
Bess Kirven
Alice Beaton
Margaret Daviss
Margaret Davis
Undine Wood
Helen Bonner
Elizabeth Hoover
Ethel Garrett
Aline Reese
Katharine Shell
Franchelle Jackson

May Bright Elliott
Mattisue Inabnit
Frances Dunn
Evelyn Allison
Evelyn McElwrath
Tabby Jackson
Margaret Roderick
Mary Louise Thompson
Corinne Lotspeich
Mary Frances Johnson
Louise Hoskins
Willie Dean McAfee

 

Bryan Debating and Declamation Club

Officers

First Term:
Erwin Smith - President
William Shell - First Vice-President
Fred Hodge - Second Vice-President
Edwin Pugh - Secretary
Ray Lee - Treasurer
Ray Lee - Reporter

Second Term:
Ray Lee - President
Merton Minter - First Vice-President
Herbert Hipps - Second Vice-President
Garrett Walker - Secretary
Murphy Williams - Treasurer
Erwin Smith - Reporter

Roll of the B.D. & D.C.

Charles Banister
Herbert Hipps
Fred Hodge
Ray Lee
Merton Minter
Edwin Pugh
Vivian Ringer
Bailey Woods
Murphy Williams
Cowin Robinson
Roland Jordan
Philip Grimmett
Lloyd Walton
Floyd Hamilton
Hugh Stuart
Garrett Walker
Joe Miller
Alton Justiss
Wayne Fauber
Lawrence Fauber
Elmer Butler
Douglas Almond
Leslie Douglas
Louis Rothkopt
Roy Blair
Hayden Harwood
Conrad Matthews

 

The "As You Like It" Society

Roll:
Rosa Lee Barnett
Evelyn Blair
Ruby Brown
Myrtle Fesmire
Dorothy Henderson
Sarah Holman
Joe Jarrell
Camille Jaffe
Julia Kiber
Jennie Bell McClure
Gladys Samuels
El Freda Witte
Ollie Burke
Martha Burke
Miss Lewis
Verna Evans
Marguerite Noble
Mary Miller
Adys Chiles
Ruby Morgan
Lucile Wooley

History of the "As You Like It" Society

The "As You Like It" Society of the Corsicana High School was organized in 1915 with the help of Miss Lewis and Mr. Clough, who was then principal.

The purpose of the club is to increase the appreciation of good literature and also to bring the girls together in a social way.

The first year the club studied "Women Famous in History"; the second, "Folklore and Balladry." The last year has been spent in the studying Souther literature, both poetry and prose. These studies have given much pleasure and are highly profitable.

For four years the club has aroused much interest and has been successufl. Even greater success is seen for the future.

DOROTHY HENDERSON

 

Officers for 1918
Julia Kiber - President
Joe Jarrell - Vice-President
Jennie Belle McClure - Secretary
Evelyn Blair - Treasurer
Sarah Holman - Reporter
Dorothy Henderson - Sergeant-at-Arms

Officers for 1919
Rosa Lee Barnett - President
Lucille Wooley - Vice-President
Verna Evans - Secretary
Ollie Burke - Treasurer
Joe Jarrell - Reporter
Mary Miller - Sergeant-at-Arms

  

The Spanish Club

Roll:
Douglas Decherd
Rose Lee Barnett
Edwin Pugh
Ray Lee
Garrett Walker
Joe Jarrell
Evelyn Blair
May Bright Elliott
Ethel Garrett
Evelyn McElwrath
Franchelle Jackson
Daisy Wolens
Hattie Daniels
Ruth Ashmore
Winnie Hughes
Thelma Kumke
Elbert Phipps
Arthur Mowlam
Margaret Daviss
Mary Frances Johnson
Louise Hoskins
Mable Bush
Miss Miles, la maestra
Lloyd Thomas
Ruby Morgan
Louis LeMay

History of the Spanish Club
The Spanish Club was organized in 1918 with the purpose to promote interest in the customs and language of the Spaniards - and, to have a good time once a month. The club, under the direction of Miss Miles, has held four monthly meetings. At the end of each program everyone is turned loose to have a good time. The meetings are held at the homes of its members, and Spanish refreshments are served. The members show much interest in the club by a larget attendance.
REPORTER.

Officers:
Douglas Decherd - President
Rosa Lee Barnett - Vice-President
Edwin Pugh - Secretary and Treasurer
Ray Lee - Reporter


The Latin Club

Officers for 1918 and 1919
Louis LeMay - President
Camille Walton - Vice-President
Erwin Smith - Secretary
Vivian Ringer - Treasurer
Charles Banister - Reporter

Roll:

Evelyn Blair
Sarah Holman
Dorothy Henderson
Camille Walton
Erwin Smith
Jennie Belle McClure
Ruby Brown
Lillian Samuels
Mattisue Inabnit
Martha Murchison

Margaret Roderick
Arthur Lee Elliott
Jewell Flanigan
Charles Banister
Martha Haden
Margaret Carter
Ollie Pogue
Herbert Hipps
Vivian Ringer
Marguerite Noble

Mary Sharp
Merton Minter
John Murray McGee
Corinne Lotspeich
Mary Oberschmidt
Katharine Haden
Lucile Denbow
Louis LeMay


History of the Latin Club
I speak truly when I say the Latin Club has more interesting names for its officers than all other clubs. The Consul Major (the greater consul) or president is Louis LeMay. The Consul Minor (the lesser consul) or vice-president) is Camille Walton. Scriba (scribe) or secretary is Erwin Smith; Nuntator (or reporter) is Charles Banister. But more imposing and dignified than even the name of president is that given to the treasurer, Aerarii Praefectus, keeper of treasure. This really important office is held by Vivian Ringer. Miss Spilman is our Monitor or advisor. The name of these officers date back to the time when Caesar was Consul Major.

We have heard talks on some very interesting topics this Spring. Boys will be surprised to hear that banking and insurance was employed by the old Romans many, many years ago. The system then was entirely different from the one in use today.

All girls who like to sew will be interested to know about Roman pins and needles. They were rather crude and rough but they were richly ornamented and carved.

At every meeting we try to take up some story of mythology. Two interesting myths were "The Curse of Gold" and the "Cerberus, the Watchdog of Hades." Several stories have been told in Latin, among them "Fabula de Washingtonio et Ceraso." We all agreed that never before had we enjoyed the story of George Washington and the cherry tree as much. "A Version of the Death of Caesar" proved to be very different from the death immortalized by Shakespeare.

The Roman aqueducts and the evolution of the aqueduct were also discussed. Once we had the opinion of President Wilson and Lansing regarding the study of classics. We feel that we have profited by this club, besides the enjoyments we have derived from it.
MARY OBERSCHMIDT.



Orchestra

Officers:
J. E. Metcalf - President
William Shell - Librarian
Miss Sadie Rafferty

Piano:
Ethel Garrett

First Violins
Matthew Blair
Carrie Bunch
Melissa Daviss
Charles Robert Dockum
Amboline Feagin
Janie Hamilton
Ray Lee
William Shell
Undine Wood
Camille Walton
Adele Sutton
Josephine Young

Second Violins

Esther Blair
Ray Blair
Rose Hughes
Dorothy Houston
Josephine Murchison
Louis Rothkopt

Drum
J.E. Metcalf

Cornets
Erwin Smith
Martha Miller
Lawrence Fauber

Trombone
Edwin Pugh

Orchestra History
The Orchestra, which was organized some time ago, has had a very successful year. Their director, Miss Rafferty, very faithfully trained the new members so that now no High School Orchestra is able to surpass it.

They have been in demand for public entertainments and school affairs this year. They played for "The Gypsy Rover," "Much Ado About Betty" and for entertainments and speeches at the Y.M.C.A.



The High School Club

Officers:

Fall Term
David Davis 0 President
Ben Dave Allen - Vice-President
Lloyd Thomas - Secretary
Randle Cooksey - Treasurer

Spring Term
David Davis - President
Ben Dave Allen - Vice-President
Douglas Decherd - Secretary
Lloyd Thomas - Treasurer

History of the High School Club
This has been another good year in the history of the High School Club. There has been a good attendance throughout the year. Mr. Morton has been an indispensable aid in "putting through" the Club this year. The members have enjoyed a large number of good programs furnished by the Misses Harpers and Nobles, prominent men of the city, Mr. Hoisington and others.

It is hoped that next year we will have another splendid Club of this sort in the Corsicana High School.

Sports Scores

Football Scores
Corsicana 7 - Forest High School 12
Corsicana 0 - Hillsboro 6
Corsicana 0 - Waxahachie 20
Corsicana 7 - Waxahachie 7
Corsicana 0 - Terrill School
Corsicana 7 - Frost 6

Total 21 - Toal 159


Baseball Scores
Corsicana 15 - Hardin College 2
Corsicana 7 - Ennis 7
Corsicana 10 - Waxahachie 9
Corsicana 5 - Waxahachie 2
Corsicana 5 - Ennis 6
Corsicana 6 - Purdon 2
Corsicana 3 - Navarro 2
Corsicana 8 - Rice 0
Corsicana 3 - Forest Avenue
Corsicana 11 - Palmer 3
Corsicana 5 - Rice 4

Total 69 - Total 35


Boys' Basket Ball Scores
Corsicana 32 - Blooming Grove 18
Corsicana 14 - Malakoff 14
Corsicana 20 - Forest Avenue 40
Corsicana 44 - Hubbard City 8
Corsicana 28 - State Home 18
Corsicana 14 - Malakoff 19
Corsicana 23 - Malakoff 27
Corsicana 24 - Hardin College 10
Corsicana 30 - Hubbard City 6
Corsicana 32 - Kerens 20
Corsicana 21 - State Home 16
Corsicana 24 - Emhouse 17

Total 306 - Total 213


Girl's Basket Ball Scores
Corsicana 19 - State Home 16
Corsicana 20 - State Home 14
Corsicana 4 - Zion's Rest 6

Total 43 - Total 36


Track Meets

At T.C.U. points: 1 At S.M.U. Points: 7 At Austin Points: 8 At A. & M. Points: 8 At County Meet Points: 98 At District Meet points: 64


The Football Team of 1918

Robert Neblett
Behold! Our trusty football manager. We are glad to say that he made us an excellent manager this year. His position required not only ability and experience but much hard work. He matched games with strong teams, thereby proving C.H.S. feared none. We hope our manager next year will make as good a record as Robert has made.

Hobson Sitton
Hob is one of the most popular boys in school. He was captain of the 1918 football team and we never want a better one. He always played in the backfield, and if he had not been there we could not have won a game. He always stayed in the game until he was knocked out. Hobson had his arm broken during the season, which kept him out of a few games and hindered us a great deal. We greatly hope to have him on or 1919 football team.
Weight, 160 pounds. Wearer of "C"

Mr. G. L. Tatum
Mr. Tatum was our coach this year and helped much to develop the team. He was always pleasant on the field and became popular with the boys. He was right at the front in an argument and never let our school get the worst of it.

Dan Comfort
"D. Boone" played in the back-field. He was light weight, but was "game" when the ball was given to him. He will be with us next year and no doubt he will be a star half-back. Weight 130 pounds Wearer of "C"

Randle Cooksey
It was by the hard playing of Randale that we held our opponents to such low scores. He always figured in every play and made gridiron life hard for the members of the opposing team. He graduates this year and we will realize that we are losing a good man.
Weight 135 pounds Wearer of "C"

Ben Dave Allen
"Stookie" played mostly in the back-field. When called upon to hit the line or go around end, he never failed to do his his best. Because of his good playing and popularity with the team, we have elected him captain of the 1919 team and we believe he will be one of the best that C.H.S. has ever had.
Weight 160 pounds Wearer of "C"

John Murray McGee
"Johnny" made us a husky center, always true in snapping the ball and ever ready to play on either the defensive or offensive. He will be with us next year and will be one of the main stays of the team.
Weight, 150 pounds Wearer of "C"

Burleigh Butler
"Burly" came from the country. At the beginning of the season we had to break him into the game because he did not know what a football was. This was done easily, as he was ambitious to learn, and he has proved his worth in the first game of the season. He was afraid of nothing and could stand up to anything as some of our opponents can testify.
Weight, 160 pounds Wearer of "C"

Bowden McNutt
He is from the country also, and we can say for him that he was one of the hardest tacklers the opponents of C.H.S. ever got up against. He always played fair but hard. If a play came his way, he could be depended upon to open a hole in the line. His team-mates will always remember his playing.
Weight 150 pounds Wearer of "C"

Preston Harrison
Preston played in the line during the entire football season. He was in almost every game and played hard to uphold the honor of the "Black and Gold." His help next year will strengthen the team.
Weight, 150 pounds Wearer of "C"

Davis Montford
"Puny" is another country product of ours, and is doubtful whether he ever saw a football game before he came here to school. However, he made us a good man for the lines, holding back his man on every play and opening up a hole for his own back-field.
Weight, 150 pounds Wearer of "C"

Wilma Archer
"Itch" is one of the fastest men on the team. He was always in the way of an enemy pass and always stops an enemy runner. He is a good end and we look for his support next year.
Weight, 135 pounds Wearer of "C"

Hugh Wareing
"Hootie" was one of the best defenders of the goal of C.H.S. He played at quarter=back in many games and he showed rare judgment in calling signals. He always tackled his man whether he was a giant or a pigmy. We only hope that he will make as good a man next year as he has this.
Weight, 135 pounds Wearer of "C"

Willie Ray Dorsey
Willie Ray made a small end but his playing was always "fast and furious." When he was turned loose with a pass, very few of his opponents caught him. We are looking forward to his aid next year and we are sure he will be a "dandy player."
Weight, 135 pounds Wearer of "C"

Euseby Elms
Our trusty center who was ever seen in the thick of the fight tackled fiercely and carried his opponent off his feet. We lose him on account of his removal to Dallas.
Weight, 135 pounds Wearer of "C"



Girls' Basket Ball Team

El Freda Witte
El Freda made us a star guard this year. She is a Senior and we will miss her next year. She was also a member of the victorious Junior Girls' team last year and no doubt it was because of her presence on the team that we won so much this year.

Mary Miller (Captain)
Mary is one of our fine players. She was captain and under her leadership our team fought its way to victory. She is an excellent girl and is universally liked. She will no doubt be here next year and we can rely on her for doing her part.

Adys Chiles
Adys is our star forward. She always threw a goal when she attempted it. In fact, she played her opponents off their feet. She is of our fair Seniors and is well liked all over the school. When she leaves us this year, we will no doubt lose a fine basket ball girl and a good student.

Sarah Holman
Sarah was the chief factor in all the games played. She never missed a ball or a goal and filled her opponents with awe. She is a Senior also, and we will lose a great guard. She is not only a star basket ball player but is the "head boss" of the "Corsican."

Alline Love
Alline is our star center. She always did her part towards winning the game. She is a fine girl and we all liked her. She was a member of the Junior girls' team last year, which defeated the Seniors. She is expected to be here next year.

Marthe Haden
"Cotton," as she is generally called by her friends, showed us all how to play forward. She can throw a goal in any position and very few times does she miss them. We all like her fine and could not get along without her.


Boys' Basket Ball Team

William Shell
Bill was one our most dependable forwards this year. He could always be relied upon to throw a goal when it was needed and to block his opponent's throw which was not needed.

Mr. P. H. Ramsey (Coach)
It was due to Mr. Ramsey at the Y.M.C.A. that our team showed up so well. By his efforts we were able to cope with some first class teams. The High School appreciates his work with the boys.

Hamilton Garner
"Ham" was our star forward, throwing many goals for C.H.S. He showed up well in all the games and we feel proud of him because he did his best to uphold C.H.S.

Randal Cooksey (Captain)
Randle was captain of our squad this year and did much work towards victory. He was noted for his tireless playing and cheerful spirit. He graduates and we will certainly lose a great basket ball man.

Dan Comfort
"D. Boone" was a good player and played well. He is liked by all and we feel sure that he will continue to be liked. No doubt he will be better next year and then the opponents of C.H.S. had better beware.

Harrison Jackson
Jackson was our fiery guard and he was some player. He struck terror to the hearts of the opponents of C.H.S. He was always clean and fair in his playing and for this reason was a great favorite.

Ben Dave Allen
"Stookie," so called because of his height, made us a fitting center. He was sure of goals and made many a point for C.H.S. It was a rare thing for his opponent to put one by "Stook." We feel sure of a great team next year with him as center.


The Baseball Team of 1919

Mr. Jacobs
As Mr. Jacobs was also our baseball coach, we cannot say anything better about him than we did in connection with the track team. His efforts made our team a winning one, and we are sure of a better team next year with him as our coach.

Will Miller, Third Base (Captain)
"Bud," after returning from the Navy, came back to C.H.S. to play a little ball. He was elected captain by his team-mates and made a good one. Because of his wonderful hitting ability, he won most of our games for us. Sure, he will be here next year.

Edens Hyndman, Manager
No doubt you all know this fellow. Having some previous experience, he wanted to be manager and so, got elected. No doubt he thinks he made a good one and he has.

Ed. M. Polk, Pitcher
Ed. M. Polk was a terror to the opposing batsman. He fanned them all alike. He was also a good batter and figured largely in our many victories.

Charles Holloway, First Base
Holloway was our reliable first baseman (at times). He never missed one (unless Archer threw it too hard) and was a regular wonder at the bat. We are depending on him for our first baseman for 1920.

Wilma Archer, Short-Stop, Pitcher
Behold our speedy short-stop and classy pitcher. He was one of our best players, being fast on the bases and fast in the field. He was an excellent batter, hitting many two-baggers, three-baggers and home runs. We hope to hold him till next year.

Ben Dave Allen, Catcher
This man is all right. We have never seen a better catcher or a lazier one. He never struck out (?) or made an error. We hope he will be here next year to furnish amusement for the team.

Arthur Caldwell, Right Field
Arthur is known to all our fans because of his wonderful ability in catching fly balls, and sometimes he hits one, too. He is our regular right fielder and we believe he is the best to be found.

Curtis Thomas
Curtis did not win a regular place on the team. He was used as an out fielder in a few games and proved his worth. He is a fine fellow and well liked by all. He will be here next year and we are sure that he will be a first class man.

David Kelton
Very seldom do you find a ball player like Dave. He was our star substitute. He will be as good next year as he was this and then he will be worth having on our team.

John Underwood
John made us a good left fielder. He was a fast outfielder and a fair batter. As this was his first tryout for the team, he must have ability in order to win a regular place on the "nine."

Ned Rankin, Center Field
Here is the center fielder of C.H.S. He is known in the baseball world as the "king of center fielders," being excelled only by Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, and a few other old heads. He is a good fielder and a dangerous batter.

Dan Comfort
Dan came out as a second baseman and with a little more training would have made a regular infielder. In the few games in which he took part he showed himself a real ball player. Next year we will have him, no doubt, and he will be a regular.

Hamilton Garner
"Ham" was used as a substitute fielder, taking part however, in only a few games. He was both a fair fielder and batter.

Charlie Gregory
Charlie was one of our most faithful men. He never missed a practice, but for some reason he was never allowed to play. He is a fine ball player and no doubt would have shown up to good advantage had he been given a chance.



The Track Team of 1919

Harrison Jackson
Jackson made us a good track man this year. Besides being a fast runner he was a good pole vaulter and high jumper. He is a good fellow and well liked by all. He went to T.C.U. and S.M.U. meets, where he qualified in the high jump, pole vault, 220 hurdles and 440-yard dash. He won second place at T.C.U. in high jump, hurdles and 440-yard dash.

Hobson Sitton
Hob was one of our main stays this season. In the county meet he took five first places and in the district meet at Waxahachie he won the hurdle race, the pole vault and several races. At the University of Texas he took second place in the 220-yard hurdles. His other victories are too numerous to mention. Qualified in all preliminaries but did not place in the finals at T.C.U. Won third in 220 hurdles and pole vault at S.M.U. He won his first gold medal to be won in the State meet by tying the State record in the 220 hurdles at A & M.

Willie Ray Dorsey (Manager)
"Kid Dorsey" was a fast man on the track team. As we have lost trace of his many victories, of course we cannot name them. He is a fine sport and is universally liked. He won second place in the mile in the county meet and also third place in the 120 hurdles.

Sam Ingram
Sam is a fast 110-yard, 220 and 440-yard man. He took part in the county, district and a few other meets and gave his opponents a run for their money. He was on the relay team and we have our doubts as t whether it could have been won without him. He took first place in the 440-yard dash and second in the 220-yard dash in the county meet. He was second in the 100 and 220-yard dashes and first in the 440-yard dash in the district meet. He qualified in all preliminaries but did not place in the finals at T.C.U. and S.M.U.

Randle Cooksey
Randle came out for practice too late to get in sufficient training, nevertheless, he showed up well in the county meet, taking first place in the 220 hurdles and second place in the pole vault and 120 hurdles. He was prevented from going to district meet on account of being taken sick just before this event came off.

David Davis
David is our half-mile man. He easily won the race in the county and district meets. At T.C.U. he came out fourth. He improves every year and some day will break the world's record. He showed up well at all the State meets but did not place in any event.

Bowden McNutt
Bowden came out for track this year and gave a good account of himself. His specialty was the 100-yard dash. In the county and district meets he showed well. He went to the T.C.U. and S.M.U. meets, where he qualified in the preliminaries in the 100 and 220-yard dashes but did not place in the finals.

Mr. John Jacobs
We can safely say that Mr. Jacobs is one of the best coaches to be found anywhere. By his hard work he developed a winning track team for C.H.S. He is a great athlete himself and knows just how to train the boys. He is a favorite with the boys because he is one of them.

Fred Hodge
"Big Fred" is one of our best track men. Many of us have seen him win the mile race. This year he proved his worth by helping us to win many track events. He won second place in the half-mile at the county meet and was also a member of the winning relay team.

Davis Montford
"Puny" is a strong man of C.H.S. Those of you who have seen him throw the shot will not doubt indorse this statement. He made a good showing in all the meets he entered. He went to T.C.U. and S.M.U. meets but did not quality for the finals in the half-mile or shot put. He took both second places in the broad jump and shot put and third place in the half-mile.

Ben Dave Allen
Behold another strong man. "Stookie" was an expert with the discus, winning the county meet easily. He also took a place in the district meet. As he gets taller, no doubt he can throw the discus much farther.

Milton Chilcoat
"Goobits" is the leading mile runner in this district. He easily won the county an district meets, but in the higher class meets he got up against some seasoned mile runners and did not show up so well. "Goob" went to the T.C.U., S.M.U. and State meets; he qualified in the preliminaries but did not place in the finals. Won first place in the mile in district meet.

Lloyd Thomas
"Doc," as some call him, tried to break the record in the 100-yard dash. In the county meet he won the 220-yard dashes and a few others. In the district meet he won the 220-yard dash. As he is a Senior, we will lose a very fast track man. He qualified in all preliminaries but did not place in the finals at T.C.U., S.M.U., A. & M., and the State.


Popularities

Explanation of "Popularities"
A contest was held at the beginning of the Spring Term for the election of the prettiest, cutest and most popular girls and the most popular boys. These were Elizabeth Hoover, Frances Dunn and Mary Frances Johnson and Randle Cooksey. They were elected by a popular vote of the entire student body.

 


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