The Corsican
Volume 7 - 1922
Year Book of Corsicana High School
Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas


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1922 CHS Commencement Invitation


 

Dedication
He has directed his efforts toward the betterment of our schools. He has been an inspiration to the boys and girls. He has won the respect and friendship of each student. To Mr. H. D. Fillers the Staff of the 1922 Corsican dedicates this volume.

Board of Education
W. P. McCammon - President
Mrs. T. A. Miller - Vice-President
C. A. Middleton - Secretary
Mrs. Mai Tippett
W. N. Johnson
J. S. Eubanks
C. G. Davidson

Faculty
Mr. O. B. Douglas - Principal
A man who has directed his every effort toward the welfare of the students, studying them constantly and thoroughly, thereby winning their confidence and friendship.

Laura M. Moore, B. A., M. A. - History
Nell Lawler, B. A. - Mathematics
G. C. Daniel, B. A. - English
L. F. Flynn - Training
Mildred Juniger, B. A. - English
Eunice Tilley, B. A. - Science
J. G. Willard, B. A. M. A. - Science
Sadie Rafferty - Supervisor of Music
Laura Ward, B. A. - History
Ruthe Brown, B. A. - Mathematics
Wallace Abbott - Coach and History
Eunice Lindsey, B. A. - Spanish
Lucy Douglas, B. A. - History
Corinne Ritchie - Domestic Art
Margaret Barcus, B. A. - Mathematics
Beulah Talley, B. A. - English
D. B. Weatherby, B. A. - Mathematics
Mattie Sue Barton, B. A. - Latin
Katherine Kirven, B. A. - English
Iva Crawford, B. S. - Domestic Science
Genevieve Inabnit - Secretary
W. L. Hughes - Assistant Coach
Frances Moss - Secretary



Seniors

Officers

First Term
Katherine Woods - President
Charles R. Dockum - Vice-President
Carro Daviss - Secretary
Annie Lee Robbins - Treasurer

Second Term
Arthur Bush - President
Ferne Hewitt - Vice-President
Annie Lee Robbins - Secretary
Elmer Butler - Treasurer

Class Colors - Blue and Gold
Class Flower - Sweet Pea
Class Motto - "Don't be a crank; be a self-starter

Members

Martha Goodman
Hugh Wareing
Virginia West
David Johnston
Era Griffen
Ford Munnerlyn
Frankie Kessinger
Richard Daniel
Fred Walker
Carro Daviss
Douglas Almond
Katherine Greenlee
Annie Lee Robbins
Frank Garner
Roland Jordan
Pride Curry
Frances Dunn
Jack Benson
Mary Louise Thompson
Charlie Love
Lois Smith
Allie Mae Terry
Charles Robert Dockum
Rose Hughes
Martha Porter
Wensel Fulton
Katherine Jenkins
Gertrude Hyndman
Carrie Bess Compton
J. Smith
Beatrice Royall
Leon P. Daniels
Philip Grimmett
Turner Mae Garner
Elizabeth Weaver
Mary Howell
Irma Wright
John Braselton
Lois Mitchell
Daphne Barnes
Josephine Young
Winifred Roberts
Louise Parker
Grace Darwood
Fama Crowther
Evelyn Carroll
James Asa Willie
Kathleen Key
Birdie Bell Huff
Elmer Butler
Marguerite Rogers
Louise Pugh
Ferne Hewitt
Curtis Thomas
Helen Hook
Etheline Bressie
Hazel Church
Helen Beck
Glynn Mitchell
Lucile Hornbeak
Katherine Woods
Lawrence Fauber
Dorothy Houston
Sue Allie Elliot
Velma Holloway
Carleton Speed
Ray Ramsey
Minnie Fae Burke
Frances Harris
Alton Justiss
Lillian Hamilton
Florence Porter
Lillian Stover
Rice Forman
Lilla Dale Plunkett
Grace Finley
Adele Sutton
Arthur Bush
Ethel Brown
Avery Walker
Bessie Chilcoat
Ruth Goldsmith
Marion Terry
Kitty Atkinson
Hamilton Garner
Inez Beasly
Matthew Blair [listed elsewhere]



Juniors

Class Officers

Bell White - President
Ellowee McKee - Vice-President
Willie Ray Dorsey - Treasurer
Evelyn Babers - Secretary

Class Flower - Carnation
Class Colors - Orchid and White
Class Motto - "The secretary of success is effort."

Members

Willie Ray Dorsey
Minnie Grossman
Evelyn Babers
Glynn Fluker
Edith Pope
Ina Mabel Waites
Velma Metcalf
Park Allen
Elizabeth Haley
Bell White
Harold Borg
Gladys Smith
John Kiber
Ernest Watson
Emilie Johensen
Conrad Matthews
Juliet Allison
Paul Miller
Jewell Hamilton
Benedette Marr
Lorene Ferrell
Lou Erath Hornbeak
Lee Megarity
Everal Conner
Catherine Whitten
Gladys Averyt
Randolph Robinson
Margaret Mitchell
Susie Sharp
Louise Chiles
Karveletta Olsen
Ethel Wilson
Avis Nichols
Clark Butler
Maxine Lowrey
Murphy Holmes
Bessie Butler
Ethel Rogers
Johnnie Mae Pugh
Clara Turner
Jewell Prince
Leitha Ferrell
Scales Guynes
Hazel Weaver
Katherine Norton
John Howell
Oliver Henderson
Verna Robinson
Modina Plunkett
Lee Jones
Martha Bonner
Trent Bond
Willie Fayette Montgomery
Harold Roberts
Chester Barnes
Preston Sitton
Theta Mae Ringer
Earl Boyd
Agnes Hornbeak
Davis Montfort
Wesley Edens
Walter Johnson
Imogene Hampton
Roy Blair
Elzena Henry
Delmore Olsen
Wilma Patterson
Margaret Harper
Rex Bounds
Abe Goldberg
Louis Daniel
Vories Kirkland
Helen Hume
Ethel Dill
Kate Holman
Mayhugh Jones
Beatrice Bass
Janice Causey
Ellowee McKee
Newell Royall
Beulah Mae Lunn
Bailey Woods
Lucile Fryar
Mildred Walker
Virgie Rhea Prince
Louise O'Bryant
Josephine Murchison
James Tippett
Louise Graves



Sophomores

Class Officers

Roy Dillon - President
John Callicutt - Vice-President
Lois Estes - Secretary

Class Colors - Purple and White
Class Flower - Violet
Class Motto - "To be and not to seem"


Members

La Maie Robinson
Lois Estes
Pearl Heifner
Archie Lee Lotspeich
Catherine Lanham
Douglas Mattingly
Lois Averty
Artis Holloway
Ruth Moore
Katherine Newton
Clyde Watson
Maudelle Smith
John Callicutt
Pauline Fryar
Stanley Warnell
Leola Geraughty
Roy Dillon
Verna Mae Watkins
May Dale Young
Lena Kirkham
Florence Franklin
Clarence Carroll
Carl Borg
Frances Garrett
Margaret Henderson
John Roper
Jessie Mae Garner
Esther Hornbeak
Jasper Sweatman
Janie Hill
Lulla Mae Hutson
Lola Mae Stover
Hazel Munsey
Jack Berry
Howard Warren
Helen Stanley
Charles Leighton
Helen Weaver
Carl Stewart
Effie Munns
A. J. Tarbbutton
Lillian Brown
J. C. McClung
Lucille Smith
Opal Burris
Howard Allen
Helen Houston
Nellie Stark
Miami McGlohen
Robert Jackson
Bertha Hoffman
James Skinner
Grace Maderis
Sue Bonner
Paul Philips
Margaret Love
Margaret Davis
Leonard Hamilton
Eloise Jenkins
Lloyd Walton
Irene Tucker
Raymond Ford
Ben Mitchell
Margaret Pannill
Lucille Chiles
Jimmie McCarty
Ora Lee Davis
Virgil Dobbins
Evelyn Neale
Virginia Roberts
Lee Thag
Ethan Owen
Louise Edens
Ernestine Ard
Fullwood Boyd
Charles Steeley
Walter Robinson
Jack Phipps
Josie Boudin
Gladys Burgess
Louise Call
Orrice Gregg
Jeanette Leary
Gladys Mixon
Christine Smith
Ruby Wright
Clara Chewning
Buford Barnes
Thomas Carl
Francis Cox
Virgil Dobbins
Leslie Douglas
Jodie Hoffman
Charlie Steely
A. C. Dauchy



Freshman

Officers
Claude Porter - President
Sarah Davidson - Vice-President
Jim Berry - Secretary
William Elliott - Class Editor

Members

Neva Pearl Ard
Tille Babb
Patsy Ballew
Verna Bell
Louise Blackshear
Norma Mae Brauer
Pauline Bruechner
Della V. Burns
Lela Burns
Lillian Causey
Elsie Carl
Iva Clifton
Marguerite Compton
Cleo Curington
Mildred Darwood
Sarah Davidson
Thelma Davis

Lucile Dickson
Ruth Drane
Kathleen Edmiston
Minnie Elliott
Cossie Emmons
Mary Bess Finch
Grace Finley
Opal Flanagan
Mary Fountain
Katheryne Gage
Florence Gill
Mary Alice Graves
Lois Gray
Georgia Green
Frances Haden
Vada Hamilton
Rose Hardwick
Jennie Mae Hart
Sarah Eunice Harwell
Mayne Hightower
Janie Hill
Alvira Holm
Esther Hornbeak
Lola Belle Howard
Ruth Hoyell
Ellen Jennings
Louise Johnson
Dorothy Kaufman
Elizabeth Kelton
Katherine Langridge
Molly Lanter
Naomi Leverette
Margeret Love
Ekra Lunsford
Cora Lyons
Lucille Malone
Mildred McCarver
Miami McGlohen
Lettie McLeod
Beatrice McMichael
Dena Medford
Warrine Merrell
Ruby Milburn
Pauline Miller
Ruth Mitchell
Eloise Molloy
Mary Munroe
Bertha Moore
Ruth Moore
Thelma Muirhead
Opal Norris
Margaret Pannill
Claude Porter
Juanita Rafferty
Lois Ragland
Willie Mae Ray
Eleanor Riley
Helen Riley
Maurice Roberts
Ettie Belle Robinson
La Maie Robinson
Lady Fae Scott
Josephine Slater
Marguerite Starling
Dorothy Sweatman
Azile Taylor
Jewell Turns
Gladys Tiner
Ethel Varnell
Hattie Alice Walton
Verna Mae Watkins
Undine Weaver
Vivian Wheeler
Aline White
Ella Williams
Frankie Wilson
Ruby Wilson
Cecil Young
Mae Dale Young
Charles Stevens
Bruner Sutton
William Underwood
Talmadge Vandiver
Roy Varnell
Robert Walker
Marion Walton
Robert Walton
Robert West
Marion Whitten
Hubert Wooly
John Worthington
Melvin Yarborough
Tommie Younger
Leonard Allen
Raymond Allen
William Babb
Ralph Beeman
Jim Berry
Ewell Bingham
Sam Bondurant
Bailey Bounds
Henry Bowden
Theo Braselton
Fred Brooks
Douglas Carroll
Harold Davidson
Burle Daviss
Conner Dickson
Richard Dockum
Owen Elliott
William Elliott
Raymond Ford
Robert Galloway
Desmond Green
Ted Greenlee
William Gregg
Charlie Haste
DuPre Holman
Gus Hossack
Lawrence Huggins
Byran Humphries
Alvin Jackson
James Jackson
Eliot Johnston
Luther Johnson
Cecil Johnston
Howell Jones
J. C. Jones
Irwin Jordan
Ray Langston
Archie Lee Lotspeich
Norris Lovett
John Mason
Harold McAfee
John Lee McAfee
George McClure
Claud McNutt
Claude Milburn
Alfred Miller
O. D. Montgomery
Murrell Mosshart
Leslie Pogue
Campbell Pugh
Bill Rafferty
Leonard Rennaker
Irvine Robinson
Curtis Roughton
Roy Sizemore
Charlie Smith




Atheneum Club

The Atheneum Club is the Sophomore-Freshman branch of the As You Like It Society. Although it is a small organization, it does very satisfactory work. "Readings in Southern Literature" is the test used for study. Near the first of the year, the club chose the daisy for its flower; white and gold for its colors, and "True success is to labor" for its motto.

Officers
Fall Term
Lena Kirkham - President
Willie Mae Wadley - Vice-President
Effie Munns - Recording Secretary
Maudena Plunkett - Corresponding Secretary
Susie Sharp - Treasurer
Sue Bonner - Critic
Miss Talley - Sponsor

Spring Term
Sue Bonner - President
Susie Sharp - Vice-President
Dorothy Kaufman - Recording Secretary
Lena Kirkham - Corresponding Secretary
Louise O'Briant - Treasurer
Esther Hornbeak - Critic
Miss Taylor, Mr. Daniel - Sponsor

Members

Florence Gill
Lillian Brown
Lorene Ferrell
Lola Belle Howard
Effie Munns
Ora Lee Davis
Frances Haydn
Esther Hornbeak
Maudena Plunkett
Leitha Ferrell
Sue Bonner
Lena Kirkham
Louise O'Briant
Susie Sharp
Dorothy Kaufman
Emelia Johansen



The Hi-Y Club

One of the most popular organizations of the year was the Hi-Y Club, composted of boy students of the three upper classes of the High School. At the beginning of the school term, it was decided that the membership should be restricted to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors; that the enrollment should net exceed forty; and that all members must be passing in at least three subjects.

The club met on Thursday evenings in the social room of the Y.M.C.A. After a supper was served the members, they were addressed by some prominent speaker. These talks always interesting and instructive.

The club participated in many activities. Thirty of its members attended the Older Boys' Conference at A. & M. College. On "Sweethearts' Night," the girl friends of the boys were entertained with a banquet. At a later date, the fathers of the members were the guests at a "Father and Son Banquet." By the sale of season tickets and by their attendance at the games, the boys showed their interest in athletics.

Officers

Fall Term
Roy Dillon - President
Richard Daniel - Vice-President
Roland Jordan - Secretary
Paul Miller - Treasurer

Spring Term
Roy Dillon - President
Curtis Thomas - Vice-President
Elmer Butler - Secretary
Arthur Bush - Treasurer

Members

Hamilton Garner
Hugh Wareing
J. C. McClung
Willie Ray Dorsey
Elmer Butler
Curtis Thomas
Jack Benson
Preston Sitton
Ford Munnerlyn
Conrad Matthews
Chas. R. Dockum
Jasper Sweatmon
Richard Daniel
Everal Conner
Howard Warren
Douglas Almond
Clarence Carroll
Howard Allen
John Callicutt
Scales Guynes
Clark Butler
Arthur Bush
Mayhugh Jones
Roy Dillon
Rex Bounds
Newell Royall
Lloyd Walton
Philip Grimmett
Alton Justiss
Paul Miller
Bell White
Wensel Fultun
Frank Garner
Jack Berry
John Braselton
Jim Berry
Fred Walker
Davis Montfort
Jay Smith
Roland Jordan




Bryan Debating Club


At the beginning of the school term, the Bryan Debating Club met for the purpose of re-organizing. The enrollment was larger than in any previous year. During the term, the meetings were held each Tuesday evening in the Y.M.C.A.

The purpose of this club is to aid the boys in securing self-confidence, to enable them to appear with ease before an audience, to teach them to prepare and deliver logical and convincing arguments, and to instill in them a desire to succeed.

Roland Jordan and Abe Goldberg, two active members, were selected to represent the club in debate, and Louis Daniels in declamation.

Members

D. B. Weatherby
Roland Jordan
Wensel Fultun
Abe Goldbergv Johnnie Lee McAfee
Carl Stewart
Richard Daniel
John Kiber
Carleton Speed
Ben Mitchell
Fred Walker
Philip Grimmett
Lawrence Fauber
Roy Dillon
Hugh Wareing
Alton Justiss
Chester Barnes
Leon Daniels
Rex Bounds
Clark Butler
Lee Jones
Newell Royall
Clarence Carroll
Douglas Mattingly
Avery Walker
Raymond Ford
Paul Miller
Howard Allen
Jay Smith
Louis Daniels
Curtis Thomas
Harold McAfee
Frank Garner
Walter Robinson
Preston Sitton
Clyde Watson
A. J. Tarbutton
John Callicutt
Jim Berry



D. V. Club

The D. V. Club was organized January 9, 1922. A name was selected and the constitution and the by-laws were drawn up. The significant initials, "D. V.," standing for Dyne-Valence" was decided on. Dyne" is a term in physics meaning "force," "Valence" is a chemical term meaning "power." Thus it takes force combined with power to make a successful club. The purpose of the Dyne-Valence Club is two-fold; First, to stimulate school spirit among the students of the High-School second, to increase the knowledge in science. We can proudly say that this goal has been attained.  There is always a reason why a club succeeds or fails. The D. V. Club was a success because of its high standards. Only Juniors and Seniors making a grade of "B" or more in science and with a high department grade were eligible for membership. Freshmen and Sophomores meeting the same requirements were made associate members.

Officers

First Term
Chas. R. Dockum - President
Ellowee McKee - Vice-President
Era Griffen - Secretary
Theta Mae Ringer - Treasurer
Evelyn Babers - Reporter

Second Term
Richard Daniel - President
Philip Grimmett - Vice-President
Era Griffen - Secretary
Ellowee McKee - Treasurer
Martha Porter - Reporter
Florence Porter - Annual Reporter

Members

Imogene Hampton
Bell White
Lucille Fryar
Mr. Willard
Mr. Douglas
Ferne Hewitt
Richard Daniel
Gladys Smith
Evelyn Babers
Abe Goldburg
Catherine Jenkins
Jay Smith
Lucile Hornbeak
Scales Guynes
Florence Porter
Beatrice Royall
Ernest Watson
Clyde Watson
Louise Graves
Era Griffin
Raymond Ford
Theta Mae Ringer
Ellowee McKee
Daphine Barnes
Martha Porter
Chas. R. Dockum
Davis Montfort
Johnie Howell
Virginia West
Roland Jordan
Leon Daniels
Louise Parker
Philip Grimmett
Margaret Harper
Alton Justiss
Charlie Love
Carl Stewart
Helen Hume
Newell Royall
Pauline Fryar
Rose Hughes
Turner Mae Garner
Willie Ray Dorsey



Tennis Club

The High School Tennis Club has enjoyed a very successful season. Early in the term, the club began the construction of a clay court. After its completion, the members engaged in intensive play and in practice games.
The district and the county meet tournaments were held on the new court. In the county, the High School was represented by a team in singles and one in doubles.

Officers
Mr. Willard - President
James A. Willie - Secretary

Members

J. G. Willard
James A. Willie
Evelyn Babers
D. B. Weatherby
Newell RoyallRuthe Brown
Fred Walker
Nell Lawler
Eunice Lindsey
Charles R. Dockum
O. B. Douglas



As You Like it Club


The As You Like It Club was organized in 1915, for the purpose of promoting an interest in good literature. It is now the largest girls' club in the school. This year the club has devoted its time to the study of contemporary drama. By selling candy, pop corn, and peanuts at football games and at school, the girls have realized funds sufficient to buy attractive pins for the members. The A.Y.L.I. "animal show" was one of the cleverest attractions at the Carnival. This club has participated in almost every school event, and is justly proud of its splendid record.

Officers

Fall Term
Winifred Roberts - President
Allie Mae Terry - Vice-President
Ferne Hewitt - Secretary
Gertrude Hyndman - Treasurer
Grace Medaris - Reporter
Mildred Juniger - Sponsor

Spring Term
Evelyn Carroll - President
Jewell Hamilton - Vice-President
Birdie Belle Huff - Secretary
Winifred Roberts - Treasurer
Annie Lee Robbins - Reporter
Mildred Juniger - Sponsor

Members

Annie Lee Robbins
Beartrice Royall
Allie Mae Terry
Evelyn Carroll
Mary Louise Thompson
Gertrude Hyndman
Birdie Bell Huff
Kittie Atkinson
Grace Medaris
Hazel Weaver
Sue Allie Eliot
Helen Hook
Ferne Hewitt
Marguerite Rogers
Lillian Stover
Jewell Prince
Fama Crowther
Winifred Roberts
Lois Smith
Jewell Hamilton
Martha Bonner
Inez Beasley
Agnes Hornbeak
Katherine Norton
Beatrice Bass
Ethel Brown
Lou Erath Hornbeak
Ray Ramsey



Senior Orchestra

First Violin
Chas. R. Dockum
Matthew Blair
Adele Sutton
Dorothy Houston
Josephine Murchison
Willie L. Montgomery

Second Violin
Lois Averyt
Helen Stanley
Gladys Burgess
Louise Edens
Karveletta Olsen
Leitha Ferrell
Howard Warren
Clarinet
Marion Whitten
Elliott Middleton
Vories Kirkland


Cornet
Newell Royall
Lawrence Fauber

Trombone
Hugh Wareing

Drums
Jim Berry

Piano
Katherine Woods
Lois Mitchell



Junior Orchestra

First Violin
Marguerite Compton
Esther Grossman
Pauline Miller
Alice Bell Rouse
Irene Smith
William Evans

Second Violin
Emma Adgate
Jacqueline Love
Louise Allen
Raymond Goldman
Julius Jacobs
Cornet
Alvera Holm
William Elliott

Clarinet
Marion Whitten
Elliot Middleton
Vories Kirkland
Saxophone
Richard Dockum
Luther Johnson, Jr.

Piano
Juanita Rafferty

Drums
Jim Berry





Chorus


Miss Sadie M. Rafferty - Director

Daphne Barnes
Evelyn Babers
Pasty Ballew
Vernie Braselton
Gladys Burgess
Clark Butler
Janice Causey
Richard Daniels
Frank Garner
Turner Mae Garner
Martha Goodman
Minnie Grossman
Imogene Hampton
Margaret Harper
Helen Houston
Lottie Jones
Catherine Lanham
Charles Leighton
Ellowee McKee
Lee Megarity
Pauline Munsey
Katherine Newton
Margaret Pannill
Louise Parker
Annie Lee Robbins
John Kiber
Lena Kirkham
Beulah Mae Lunn
Paul Miller
Ruth Mitchell
Maurice Roberts
Sue Robinson
Beatrice Royall
Theta Mae Ringer
Mary Louise Thompson
Avery Walker
Hugh Wareing
Vivian Wheeler
Katherine Woods
Josephine Wooley
Clyde Watson
Leonard Allen
Howard Allen
Fulwood Boyd
Harold Borg
Clara Chewning
Virgil Dobbins
Willie Ray Dorsey
Grace Finley
Mary Fountain
John Howell
Lou Erath Hornbeak
Ferne Hewitt
Agnes Hornbeak
Lillian Hamilton
Pauline Miller
Willie Fayette Montgomery
Mildred McCarver
Karvaletta Olsen
Dupree Holman
Jewell Hamilton
Katherine Jenkins
Mayhugh Jones
Ford Munnerlyn
Conrad Matthews
Bill Rafferty
Winifred Roberts
Juanita Rafferty
Ethel Varnell
Ella Williams
Hazel Weaver
Ethel Dill
Raymond Ford
Earl Boyd
Etheline Bressie
Marguerite Compton
William Elliott
Mary Bess Finch
Loys Gray
Mary Alice Graves
Alvira Holm
Margaret Henderson
Esther Hornbeak
Luther Johnson, Jr.
Jewell Prince
Ora Lee Davis
Virgie Rhea Prince
Marion Whitten



In Memoriam


Mr. Ed S. McGee
Our hearts were made sad by his passing to the other side. But we have his noble life in our memory as we recall to mind the character of man he was. A man true to his family, true to his country, true to his God. Benevolence and kind deeds were a part of his daily life. High ideals and noble purposes made his life an outstanding one among the best people of Corsicana. In his going away the schools of Corsicana have lost one of their very best friends.

Martha Murchison
Every life has a mission, a purpose, even though that life be ever so brief when measured in terms of years. Her young life had a great mission and fulfilled it. Her purity and goodness of heart lives over and over again in the memories of all who knew her. Her untimely going made our hearts sad, but what a heritage she has left us! A spotless life, beautiful as the budding rose, gentle refinement, unselfishness, and nobility of life are the great things she bequeathed to the world:

"A heritage it seems to me
A King might wish to hold in fee."

Florence Elliott
Although she was a student in High School only a short time, she was indeed a friend to those who were fortunate enough to know her. Her sweet disposition, kind word, and sunny smile endeared her to all her acquaintances.

Elsie Clements
Measured years or time can ne'er efface
All memory of her pure heart and girlish grace
Raphael thought he be, no painter could portray
Her thoughtful brow where truth and love held sway;
Hope, bright angel, beckons loved ones come,
And would lead them all to Heaven, her home.


Class Favorites


Lillian Hamilton - Queen of the Carnival
Carro Daviss - Senior
Helen Hume - Junior
John Callicutt - Sophomore
Luther Johnson, Jr. - Freshman

 


The 1921 Season in Football

The final whistle on Thanksgiving Day brought to an end perhaps the most successful year in the gridiron history of the High School. A strong testimony of the football machinery and the sterling quality of the players is shown in the six victories and only two defeats. The score as a whole aggregated 107 points for Corsicana against 78 points for the opponents.

Among those who bowed to the onslaught of the High Eleven are listed Ennis, Hubbard City, Ferris, Itasca, Athens, and North Side Fort Worth.. The Cliff Dwellers with the better end of a 37 to 14 affair was the only high school able to wrest a decision from the Tigers on their home field. The Orange and Black took the small end of a game with Hillsboro. The clean-cut defeat at the hands of the Eagles was the blow that removed our colors from the State Championship race. Corsicana held off the attack of the opponents in the early stages of the battle, but in the last quarter Hillsboro began an offensive which tore through the Orange barrier for two touchdowns. With the exception of forward passing, the Eagles out-played the Tigers. In handling the aerial style of gridiron warfare, Abbott's forces showed superiority, but they were unable to make this style effective.

The Thanksgiving game found our team in a fighting mood. The North Siders felt confident of an easy victory. Before an open attack and the dazzling speed of our men the defensive went to pieces. The Orange and Black had the North Siders outclassed. Stubborn resistance, however, marked every yard gained by the victors. The game ended with North Side on the gloomy end of a 14 to 0 score.


Ennis 0                  Corsicana 14
Hubbard City 0    Corsicana 13
Ferris 13               Corsicana 20
Itasca 0                Corsicana 20
Athens 0               Corsicana 12
Oak Cliff 37       Corsicana 14
Hillsboro 28       Corsicana 0
North Side 0       Corsicana 14

Team

Wallace Abbott - Coach
"Wally" is one of the best coaches to be found. He is recognized as one of the foremost athletes of today. Words can not express our live for him and our appreciation of what he has done in making Corsicana High well known in the athletic events of the State.

William Hughes - Assistant Coach
"Papa's" former football training gave him the ability to put fight and team work into our boys. His pep and cheerfulness won him a place in the heart of every member of the team.

Dillon "Dillin" - Left Tackle, 158 Pounds.
"Dillin" : Our team = water: a fish. His fierce tackling, grabbing tackle passes, and breaking up the opponents' plays were the center of attraction in every game. He promises to be a star on next year's team.

Munnerlyn "Willie" - Captain, Quarterback, 165 Pounds.
Munnerlyn certainly did much to make his team a hard fighting and winning one. He was the field general, left half, captain and backbone of his team. Throughout every game his encouraging voice could be heard. In addition to this, he was an excellent and accurate drop-kicker , punter, and forward passer. "Jitney" will be greatly missed in next year's athletics.

Sitton "Skinney" - Fullback, 160 Pounds.
"Skinney" is, without a doubt, one of the best high school fullbacks in the state. There was never a line too solid or too hard for him to penetrate. In every game he played the sideline went wild when he executed one of his famous dives into the opponents' line. Sitton's bright career as a football star was ended by an injury of the knee. It is possible that he will be with us next year.

Thomas "Curt" - Left Half, 160 Pounds
Curtis was the fastest man we had and also a good dodger. Whenever he got the ball he was sure to increase our chances for a touchdown. Early in the season he injured his knee and was unable to take part in many games. C.H.S. will lose him this year.

Braselton "Solomon" - Fullback, 180 Pounds
Solomon did excellent work for C.H.S. this year. He started out as center; but when Sitton got hurt he was shifted to fullback. When he was called on to make a gain or stop the opponents he did his part and then some. Like the rest of the team, fair playing was his motto. He leaves this year.

Montfort "Puny" - Tackle, 165 Pounds
"Puny" was not able to take part in all the games; but when he did play, he worked as hard as anyone and did his part. He never failed to respond to call for an opening in the opponents' line. "Puny" excelled all in grabbing fumbles.

Garner "Ham" - Halfback, 165 Pounds
"Ham" was another unfortunate player of C.H.S. Early in the season he hurt his shoulder and two ribs, and was not able to display so much star work as he was capable of doing. He was especially good on end runs, because he naturally knew how to run them.

Wareing "Hugh-Ti" - Quarterback, 170 Pounds
"Hugh-Ti" was one of our best players. When he was not playing quarter-back, he was playing another back-field position, and was always an outstanding star. He was especially good on his smashing line bucks, punting, and tackling. "Hugh-Ti" has fought for C.H.S. a long time, and his skillful playing will be greatly missed on the gridiron next year.

Garner "Hawk" - Right Guard, 140 Pounds
Nothing too good can be said of "Hawk." No line buck ever passed him, and, what's more, one never will. When he was called upon to make a hole for his back-field men, he always paved the way. There are very few linemen who can equal him.

Rennaker "Scotty" - Guard, 140 Pounds
"Scotty" did not have many opportunities to display what he was capable of doing; but when he was given a chance, he showed that he had real football in him. We are counting on him to be a star next year.

Benson "Marcel" - End, 150 Pounds
"Marcel" was a hardworking player, especially when chewing gum. His long arms and his height enabled him to reach high and grab passes - the passes that took the ball right on down the field.

Dorsey "Doggins" - Left End, 145 Pounds
"Doggins" certainly did his best for C.H.S. this year. He was one man that never worked for personal gain, but made every effort for the team as a whole. As for breaking up the opponents' plays, running interference, or grabbing passes, he could not be excelled.

Smith "Pidge" - Center, 155 Pounds
Our school is lucky to have a football player like "Pidge." By his excellent work this year he has established his reputation as the star with the "grit to hit that line." When on the offensive, he stopped his opponent almost instantly. "Pidge" leaves us this year.

Sitton "Peek" - Guard, 162 Pounds
"Peck" is another one of those Sittons, and the name itself is "nuf sed." He was one to be depended on in our line. When he was called upon to make a hole for his own team, the deed was just as good as done, for he always responded. "Peck" lived up to the Sitton reputation and played the "Sitton" football that his brothers played before him.

Daniel "Happy" - Right End, 155 Pounds
In Richard we have one of the best right end players in the high school class. He held the admiration and love of the whole school when, regardless of a seriously injured shoulder,he finished playing in the game with Fort Worth. This one incident shows us that he has the "spunk" and is a real football star.

White "Peggy" - Right Tackle, 165 Pounds
It is impossible to give "Peggy" enough credit for his work this year. He played in the backfield, as well as in the line, and he was a star in both positions. He was a strong factor in our team and a terror to the opponent. Peggy is renowned for his ability to dodge and stay on his feet. He is the captain for next year.

Underwood "Bill" - Left Guard, 160 Pounds
There was not a man on the team who had more fight and nerve than "Bill." He never grumbled, but always worked his best in every play. No man nor any team ever looked too big for him to tackle. Words can not express his worth to C.H.S.



The 1922 Season in Basketball


With no one missing from our last year's team, the prospects for a successful season were very bright. Captain Bush, Munnerlyn, White, Braselton, Grimmett, and Garner - all first string men of last year - formed a nucleus for Coach Abbott's team.

Our first game was won by a margin of twelve points. The second game was lost to Oak Cliff by a score of 22 to 18. After this defeat, the boys returned with fight in their eyes and determination for revenge at some future date.

The games with Tyler, Waco, Westminster College and Hillsboro helped the Orange to forget its defeat at the hands of the Cliff Dwellers.

The game with Kerens, however, was played at the worst possible time for our men. Garner and Grimmett, two of our stars, were out of the game on account of illness. The scrapping Kerens won by a margin of seventeen points.

After winning easy victories from Barry, Blooming, Sherman, and Whitesboro, the opportunity came for avenging the defeat received at the hands of Oak Cliff. The game was characterized by excellent team work on both sides. The Orange and Black was outplayed in the last half, however, and could not stop the big center of the Cliff Dwellers.

The success of our team cannot be attributed to the playing of any one man, but to the fighting spirit and team work displayed by all.

Letters awarded to eight men: Bush, Grimmett, Munnerlyn, Garner, Braselton, White, Smith and McClung.

Dawson     14
Oak Cliff   22
Tyler         10
Waco        14
Westminister   25
Hillsboro   28
Kerens      31
Barry        19
Blooming Grove   28
Y.M.C.A.  11
Sherman   19
Whitesboro   16
Oak Cliff   28

Total    265

Corsicana   26
Corsicana   18
Corsicana   40
Corsicana   19
Corsicana   31
Corsicana   38
Corsicana   14
Corsicana   60
Corsicana   40
Corsicana   53
Corsicana   25
Corsicana   38
Corsicana   21

Total   423


Team
Walker - Bus. Mgr.
Braselton
Grimmett
White
McClung
Garner
Bush
Munnerlyn


The 1922 Season in Baseball


When the call for baseball men was sounded, May 1, material enough to make a State Championship Team responded. We practiced hard for a week or two, and then started playing our games. From then on we had hard luck. Every few days the rain kept us from practicing; consequently we could not keep in trim.

We opened our season with Teague on our grounds. Daniel, our south-paw twirler, pitched a wonderful game, allowing only four hits and fanning out nine men. The game ended in Corsicana's favor.

About a week later our team went to Hillsboro, and received a whipping to the tune of 5 to 3. Warnell pitched a good game, and would have won had it not been for a few errors.

It was not long before the Trinity University Cubs decided they could "pull some rough stuff" on us, and made a date for a game. Daniel was in the box again, and allowed only three hits. The final score was 9 to 3 in our favor.

Our next game was with Ennis. We had hard luck again, and the big end of the score was in their favor, 7 to 4. Warnell pitched an excellent game, and hit extra well. Ennis played an good game, and we don't mind admitting that their victory was fair and square.

After this game our season was almost ruined by rain. Several games were matched, but had to be cancelled on account of weather conditions.

Finally a beautiful day rolled up on Saturday, May 13th, and we played our last game of the season with the Oil City Nine. These little fellows had been playing good all season, and put up a good fight with us. Daniel pitched the first six innings, and allowed only one hit. He was then relieved by Warnell, who allowed only two hits. Although the final score was sixteen to nothing in our favor, we wish to say that the Oil City Nine showed as good form from as the High School boys did, and some of them will be on the first team next year.


Team

Richard Daniel - Pitcher
Here's a man we will put up before any high school team. He has the makings of a wonderful baseball player. He has a wicked left arm that enables him to throw the ball with a break that fools them all.

Jay Smith - Right Field
"Pidge" held down the right garden in veteran fashion. He is a fair hitter and a sure outfielder.

Scales Guynes - First Base
Talk about sacking a baseball and playing uptown ball, this fellow ranks with the best. He is always in the game encouraging and working hard. He can always be depended upon to get a hit when it is needed.

John Braselton - Catcher
With "Big John" behind the bat the players felt that the team would be run smoothly and well. He is a hard hitter and has a good peg.

Bell White - Left Field
"Peggy" held down left field this season. Although this was his first year out, he did remarkably well in hitting and in fielding the ball. He should develop into a good baseball man.

Curtis Thomas - Center Field
Too much can not be said about this fleet-footed outfielder. He is a good hitter, base runner, and sure outfielder.

Hugh Wareing - Catcher
Wareing is an old trusty. He has a level head and can always be relied upon to pull the right play at the right time. As this is his first year in baseball, he deserves special mention for his good work.

Roy Dillon - Pitcher
This is Roy's first year with C.H.S., but he has made a good record. He generally convinces the batters that face him that they should lay their bats down.

Ham Garner - Captain
"Ham" had hard luck this year. An operation kept him from playing until the season was in full swing. He is one of our surest in fielders and one of our best hitters.

Granville Summitt - Fielder
"Bugs" is a good utility man. When he is called upon to bat or to play, he fills his place to a "T."

Willie Ray Dorsey - Short-Stop
Little "Willie Way" is the man with the baseball head. He is always in the game heart and soul, encouraging and keeping up "pep." When it comes to hitting or fielding a ball, we'll put him up against the best.

Stanley Warnell - Pitcher
"Hocks" is our right hand twirler with all kinds of curves and smoke. When he gets in the box, the opponents begin to wipe their brows. He led the club this year in hitting.

John Howell - Third Base
Without Johnnie on third the C.H.S. team would be handicapped. He has a good eye for baseball and is a sure infielder and a fleet-footed base runner.

Jack Benson - Second Base
When a ball is knocked to "Marcel," the batter can save himself the trouble of running to first. It is very seldom that a ball gets by this man. He is also a fair hitter and a good bunter.


The 1922 Season in Track


With an array of practically green material, Coach Abbott produced a track team that won out in the District Track Meet. With little competition the team won all the events. The weather conditions interfered with the training of the squad during the early part of the season, and the lack of proper training handicapped the team.

The only state meet in which the squad took part was the Baylor Invitation Meet. Grimmett scored the only point for Corsicana in the discus, making a throw of 107 feet.

Philip Grimmett and Roy Varnell were exceptionally good men in the weight event. Philip was good on the shot-put, excellent with the discus, and superior in the hurling of the javelin.

In the distances we had only four men; Varnell, Roberts, Speed, and Watson. Fortunately they will all be back next year, therefore, with the expected wealth of new material, we ought to have a distance squad that will make history for C.H.S.

In the dashes we had a good man in Ford Munnerlyn, who ran the 100-yard, 220-yard, and 440-yard dashes in good time.

There was a shortage of men out for the hurdles. Sitton and Speed, however, proved to all that it is not quantity, but quality that counts in a track meet.

Team

Roberts
Hipps
Phillips
Watson
Varnell
Munnerlyn
McClung
Braselton
Blair
Warren
Mattingly
Fultun
Speed
Grimmett
Sitton
Bingham
Bush
Bounds
Jones
Mitchell
Milburn
Smith



Wearers of the "C"

Football
Dillon
Munnerlyn
Sitton (Hugh)
Thomas
Braselton
Montfort
Garner (Hamilton)
Wareing
Garner (Frank)
Benson
Dorsey
Smith
Sitton (Preston)
Daniel
Underwood
Basketball
Munnerlyn
Braselton
Garner (Hamilton)
Grimmett
White
McClung
Bush
Smith

Track
Blair
Munnerlyn
Grimmett
Sitton (Preston)
Sitton (Hugh)
Varnell
Watson

Baseball
Daniel
Smith
Guynes
Braselton
White
Thomas
Wareing
Dillon
Garner (Hamilton)
Summit
Dorsey
Warnell
Howell

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