The Corsican
Volume 24 - 1939
Year Book of Corsicana High School
Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas


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Dedication

To Miss Eda Watson, whose interest and willingness to help have endeared her to every C.H.S. student and whose loyalty and hard work for the past seven years have contributed in producing attractive and artistic publications of The Corsican, we, the class of 1939, dedicate this twenty-fourth volume of our year book.

Faculty

Board of Education

Dr. J. W. David
W. K. Logsdon
W. P. McCammon
Mrs. W. T. Shell
Mrs. H. R. Stroube
J. H. Sullivan
R. L. Wheelock

Faculty

W. H. Norwood - Superintendent

O. P. Douglas - Principal

Don Q. Adams - B.A.; Hobby - Hunting; Southwestern University, Texas Tech, Northwestern, Texas A&M., S. H. S. T. C. and S. W. S. T. C; English

H. C. Allen - B. A.; Hobby - Fishing; Trinity University, University of Texas; History, Commercial Law

R. A. Armistead - A.B., M.A.; Hobby - Radioing; Baylor University; History, Speech Activities

Helen Bonner - B.A.; Hobby - Walking; University of Texas; History

M. S. Cook - B.S., M.S.; Hobby - Books; S.M.U., N.T.S.T.C., Northwestern University; Mathematics, English, History

Hortense Davant - A. B.; Hobby - Cutting FLowers; North Texas State Teachers College; English

G. T. Dickinson - B.A., M.A.; Hobby - Motion Pictures; Baylor University, N.T.S.T.C.; English

Louie D. Agnew Elliott - A.B.; Hobby - Music; Baylor, American Conservatory of Music; Latin, English

Mary Few - B.A.; Hobby - Chinese Checkers; Paris Junior College, East Texas State Teachers College, University of Chicago; Spanish

L. P. Forsythe - B.S.; Hobby - Hunting; Kansas State Teachers College; Industrial Education

J. F. Gardner - B.S.; Hobby - Basketball; East Texas State Teachers College; Mathematics

Hazell Hardage - B.A., M.A.; Hobby - Collecting Ferns; Ouachita College, Peabody College, University of California, University of Tennessee, Columbia University; Biology

B. E. Jeffers - B.A.; Hobby - Basketball; S.M.U., University of Texas; Mathematics

Anna Belle Kiber - B. A.; Hobby - Dogs; C.I.A., University of Colorado, University of Texas; English

Margaret Lowry - B.M.; Hobby - Music; Tulane University; Music

Emma Dorcas Morgan - A.B.; Hobby - Horseback Riding; Baylor University, Baylor College, T.C.U., University of California, University of Hawaii; English

John A. Pierce - B.S.; Hobby - Football; Texas A&M; Mathematics, Mechanical Drawing

Annie Maud Shaw - B.A.; Hobby - Bicycle Riding; Southwest Texas Teachers College, Peabody College, University of Texas; Mathematics

Eda Watson - B.A.; Hobby - Traveling; T.W.C., University of Texas, C.I.A., University of Southern California; Librarian

Minnie Wiles - A.B., M.A.; Hobby - Radio; S.M.U., University of Chicago, Peabody College; History, Civics, Economics

Mrs. V. E. Wheeler - B.A.; Hobby - Horseback Riding; Southwestern University, Howard Payne College, Columbia University; Bible

J. G.  - B.A., M.A.; Hobby - Photography; University of Texas; Chemistry, Physics

Mrs. Murphy Williams - B.S.; Hobby - Gardening; University of Texas, Columbia University; Home Economics

K. Manette Wilson - B.A.; Hobby - Building a Home; Otterbein College; Commercial

Woodrow H. Wilson - B.S.; Hobby - Coaching; North Texas State Teachers College; Bookkeeping, History, Typing

Mrs. Leslie K. Wareing - Secretary to Principal; Hobby Bicycling

Hallie McClure - Secretary to Superintendent; Hobby - Skating

Seniors

Senior Class Officers:

FALL TERM

President - Hal Bookout
Vice - President - Margaret Kerr
Secretary & Treasurer - C. M. Hagle
Reporter - Leah Beth Mitchell

SPRING TERM

President - Hal Bookout
Vice - President - Theo Ann Story
Secretary & Treasurer - John Davis
Reporter - Jewel Taylor
Sergeant-at-arms - Charlie Johnston

Members:

Bill Absher
Dan Allen
James R. Allen
Mary Frances Atkinson
Isa Baum
Martha Beeman
Ben Blackmon
Clyde Bickerstaff
Wilford Bohn
John Bonner, Jr.
Hal Bookout
Ruth Bounds
Willie Bowden
Minnie Sue Boyd
Dana Bristow
Katherine Brown
Neal Bryant
Janice Buckalew
Maud Muller Burleson
Helen Butler
Charlie Fae Carr
Ben F. Carroll, Jr.
Genevieve Castles
Frances Clarkston
Dorothy Copley
Tommy Crews
William Croft
Keith Crowley
Claude Cunningham
John Davis
Willie Mae Derden
Leon Donaho
Mickey Edwards
Robbie Love English
Clay Fluker
James Edwin Fotson
Joyce Gentry
Josh Halbert
Jimmy Gipson
Ray Glenn
Ruth Elaine Golden
Ed Graham
Wendel Grantham
Loyd Warren Grooms
Dorothy Nell Harrell
Frances Harris
Leldon M. Harris
Billy Harvey
John Hastings
Aline Hodgden
Emery Holloway
Emma Jo Holloway
Fernell Hopkins
Jerome House
Marjorie Huffman
Marie Humphries
Mildred Humphries
Betty Jane Jackson
Maurice Jackson
Milton Jackson
Josephine Jernigan
Charlie Johnston
Luella Jordan
Margaret Kerr
Robert E. Kiser
George Labban, Jr.
Bill Lang
Denmond Lee
Leland Lee, Jr.
Leoma Lennon
Frances Marsh
Angie Elizabeth Martin
Rose Marie Martin
Doris McClung
Joe McDonald
Jack Megarity
Wynona Melton
Ruby Delee Milton
Leah Beth Mitchell
Martha Mariee Moore
Mary Ruth Mortorn
Audrey Murphey
Irene Murphy
Donald Murphree
Josephine Nelson
Elaine Norris
Weltha Norris
John Nutt
Homer Pace
Sammy Palmeri
Ruth Parker
Billy H. Patrick
Gertrude Patrick
Marion Perkins
J. H. Perry
Kathryn Ann Phillips
Aubrey Poarch
Buddy Powell
Doris May Puryear
Frances Ramsey
Pat Range
Elby Reid
Diana Roberts
Billy Robeson
Gulick Robinson, Jr.
Newton Roman
Freida Rothkop
Linnie Lee Sanders
Mary Frances Schoeps
Inez Scoggins
Marguerite Scoggins
Virginia Lee Seale
DeAline Shields
Henry B. Sikes
Anita Slade
Jack Smalling
Mary Louise Soape
Dimple Standefer
Theo Ann Story
Stanford Summerall
Ferne Sumner
Margaret Sutton
Jewel Taylor
Rosa Lee Territo
William Travis
Dolores Tuck
Pauline Tucker
Eugene Walling
Nellie Bly Walsh
Edgar Wareing
Laverne Warrington
Ruth Wossum
Nora Whistler
Joe Williams
Mildred Wilson
Kathleen Woodruff
Verna Juanita Wright
Ray York

--- Seniors who do not have pictures

Ralph Benson
Virginia Clampitt
Dorothy Cravens
Jackie L. Ellington
Frank Farmer
Forrest Green
C. M. Hagle
Phyllis Harwell
Clarine Hightower
Maurice Hightower
Billy Clarence Hoffman
Virginia Lee Jackson
Carlos Love
Jerrell Mahoney
Malcolm Roman
Elmer Smith
Waymon Terry
August Wendorf, Jr.
Carl Young

 

Juniors

Junior Class Officers:

FALL TERM

President - Sue Frances Gordon
Vice - President - Eugene Rice
Secretary - Vera Katherine Belt
Treasurer - Domice Neal
Reporter - Verne Hale

SPRING TERM

President - Cullen Dunn
Vice - President - Kenneth Allison
Secretary - M. C. Legg
Treasurer - Eugene Rice
Reporter - Ralph Stell


Members:

Atwood Allen
Eugene Allen
Kenneth Allison
J. Jack Almond
E. H. Anderson
Homer Andrews
Norman Andrews
Freda Atkinson
Gladys Ayers
Margaret Balcolm
Yevonne Barnaby
Elliott Beale
Elizabeth Beavers
Runie Becton
Elmo Bell
Vera Katherine Belt
Lula Benefield
Ora Lee Bentley
Charles Borsellion
Billy Borwnfield
Sylvan Brustein
Harbert Burkhart
Earl Bush
Janie Bell Bush
T L. Carlisle, Jr.
Mildred Carroll
Billy Castles
Rosa Lee Chirafis
Margaret Clowe
Patty Collins
Monie Ruth Compton
Melvin Costlow
Annie Frances Cox
Helen Crouch
Jimmy Curington
Lillian Davidson
Wanda Mayree Davis
Mary Dickson
Albert Donahoo
Opal Dorman
Cullen Dunn
Helen Duvall
Margaret Evans
Doris Everett
Cloie Farmer
Dorothy Farrar
Johnnie Ruth Fogg
Vivian Ford
Alouise Foster
Margie Faye French
Imogene Fry
Betty Redus Garner
Frankie Gay
Thomas George
Kathleen Goode
Paulyne Gordon
Sue Frances Gordon
Juanita Gravatt
Roy Gray
Verne Hale
Carlene Hamilton
Guy Hamilton
LaVerne Harris
Mary Elizabeth Hayes
Jane Hill
Willis Hodges
A. B. Horn
Margaret Fae Hosch
Leland Howard
Betty Humphries
Marie Hurley
Walter James
Patsy Ann Jeffers
La Rue Jefferson
Billy Jones
Janie Ruth Kay
John Kelly
Jane Kenner
Carey Kinsolving
Billy Kirby
Dick Knight
M. C. Legg
Peggy Ann Levi
Helen Levine
Daniel Levy
Ernest Long
Mattie Mae Long
Dorothy Love
Jack Marr
Mona Matthews
William Mayfield
Martha Jo McClung
Theo Montfort
Anetha Moore
Domice Neal
Audrain Neese
Doris Newman
Peggy Norriss
Helen O'Daniel
Mary Lou O'Daniel
J. D. Oden
Loyd Parker
Marjorie Parker
Virginia Parker
Sarah Pearson
James Pike
Evelyn Price
Frances Price
Jeannette Purifoy
Joann Ramsey
Bessie Ratliff
Marjorie Rawlinson
Julia Redden
Rembert Renfro
Eugene Rice
Helen Roman
Kathleen Roman
Natalee Scott
Loyd Sharpley
Jeanne Sheets
Charlie Skelton
Franklin Slate
Bessie Lee Smith
Virginia Ray Smith
W. M. Spear
Ralph Stell
Jim Taylor
Verlene Taylor
Kenneth Terry
Will Roy Thompson
Mary Netta Thrash
Helen Thrasher
Clarence Travis
Rodney Van Sweden
G. H. Weatherby
Tom Westbrook
Margaret Willard
Rufus Wilson
Katrine Wright *

Jack V. McDaniel (Not listed in yearbook)

 

Sophomores

Sophomore Class Officers:

FALL TERM

President - Johnnie Garitty
Vice-President - Betty Edwards
Secretary - Jane Rittersbacher
Treasurer - Dorothy Dale Rea
Reporter - Billie Bob Ransom
Cheer Leader - Tula Johnapelus

SPRING TERM

President - James Wilkinson
Vice-President - Elizabeth Molloy
Secretary - Lida Lynn Wood
Treasurer - Carrie Bess Gray
Reporter - Nellie Jo Smith

Members:

Reti Carroll
Louise Calkins
Gerald Bass
Maxine Blumrosen
Mariann Bell
Doris Biddy
J. R. Blumrosen
Fayrine Barron
Ruth Berrier
Gurlie Bivin
Josephine Borsellino
Bessie Borsellino
Elizabeth Blakney
Cora Frances Blanding
Paul Baggett
Dorothy Lee Barnes
Marie Bonner
Johnny Chirafis
Sue Bonner
Frances Davidson
Robert Cocke
Lila Jean Brown
Velma Copeland
Sophronia Broussard
Bob Brubaker
Doris Chandler
Burnie Buchanan
Bertha Farmer
John Andy Autrey
Dorothy Carr
Frank Dunton
Ed Blackburn
Madra Elaine Carson
Neva Mirl Bruce
Billy Bradford
Dolly Burge
Melvyn Lynn Clark
Mae Dell Clarkston
Juanita Cook
L. B. Daniel
Betty Lee Edwards
Frances Donoho
Dan Cunningham
Calvin Curington
Roslyn Daiches
Ed Ellington
Evalyn Daniel
Mildred Evans
Lynn Davis
Johnny Etheridge
Eloise Adame
Alton Davis
Gene Cummins
Bonnie Denton
Sonny Breithaupt
Margie Cravens
Charles Deveny
Dorothy Dodson
O. A. Carroll
Wilmer Emery
W. T. Calhoun
Jeff Bondurant
Terry Fluker
Robert Layton
Bob Lee
Garrett McAfee
Lillian Howard
Betty Jean Garrett
Marjorie Grantham
Peggy Gordon
Elisha Hobbs
Jean McBroom
Gladys Hays
Tate Lindsey
Helen Jordan
Paul Flynn
Francis Lewis
Peggy Jean Lee
Richard Harwell
Carlton Jones
Ishmael Granger
Charles Henry Harrison
Kathryn Harris
Emma Jean Godrey
Campbell Gillespie
Carrie Hoffman
June Gunn
Ruby Griffith
Bonnie Green
Carrie Bess Gray
Norma Faye King
Roy Gray
Jimmy Fogarty
J. L. Gandy
Doris Lunn
Amos Hart
Tula Johnapelus
Frenchie Huff
Mary Kate Howell
Lonnie Belle Hosch
Johnnie Garitty
Leon Levy
Mary Pearl Hammock
Billie Lou Hillburn
Kathryn Hester
Doris Nell Lindsey
Mary Etta Herod
Katie Ruth Knighten
Junnior Haverkorn
Roy Edgar Jordan
Lavita Love
Merel Lennon
Elmer Earl Hand
Edwin Grantham
Elzie Hopwood
Jerold Jones
Stanley Hardison
O'Neal Long
Otis Langston
Curtis Follis
J. E. Lawhon
Alton Long
Posey Hollingsworth
Hubert Joyner
Jack O'Neill
Lois Miller
Charline Middleton
Dorothy Roxburgh
Warren Murphey
Mary Elizabeth Marshall
Joyce Parker
Margaret Metcalf
Lorene Mann
Jack Newcomb
Cloyd Peabody
Billie McKie
Raymond Prine
Patricia McDonald
Billie Bob Ranson
Jimmy Morris
Kenneth Roxburgh
Kathryn Roberts
Shirley Millican
Kathryn Pollard
Carl Nokes
Nancy  Pittman
Don Newcomb
Albert McMichael
John Newcomb
Billy Murphree
Jane Rittersbacher
Mike Mullins
Susie Fae Odom
Elizabeth Molloy
Dottie Lee Reed
Weldon Miller
Worsham Pryor
Clyde O'Donnell
Rufus Nutt
Forest Robinson
Rosalie Noel
Robert Phillips
Tom McPherson
Pat Patrick
Betty Jo Owen
Lois Madden
Kenneth Oden
Dorothy Dale Rea
Jewel Dean McDonald
John McColpin
R. L. Melton
Jack Russell
Harold McIntosh
Graham Roman
Jimmy Plyler
Buelah Belle Roberts
Harld Sawyer
Tom Paschal
Felto Prewitt
Lawrence O'Rourke
Dewey Rhoads
Leland Morton
John Reed
Robert Lynn Pugh
J. C. Puckett
Count Wright
Buena Allyn Watt
Vidal Woods
Ralph Spence
Nellie Jo Smith
Hawkins Scarborough
James Scoggins
Bryant Stone
Anna Mays Slay
James Shook
Marie Shipp
Mary Ellen Sutton
James Wilkinson
T. L. Wilson
Glenn Tally
Mary Gene Weaver
Edna Marie Terry
Joe Bob Tekell
Ruth Wentworth
Alvin Williams
Lynn Wilson
Cynthia Taylor
Alice Tatum
Robert Tate
Evelyn Vaughan
A. D. Tally
Ethel Shaw
Joyce Summerall
Dolores Wortham
Roy Stewart
Lida Lynn Wood
Doris Watts
Ethel Stephens
Julia MaeWard
Billy Gene Young
Louis Williams
Kenneth Wilson
Martha Ann Waddell
Ethel Vest
Dorothy Mae Tate
Thomas Seay
J. P. Thompson
Bonnie Thompson
Joe Terry
Imogene Terry
Dorothy Wylie
Billie Stewart
Eloise Willard
Edgar Ward
Sturgeon Wall
Kenward Sutton
George Williams
Paul Wilson
Jack Smith
Clarence Travis
Bruce Sullivan
Duane Womack
Frank Wright
John Wheelock
Betty Wheelock
Carl Genry
Walter Farmer
Henry Lee Marr
Samuel Bridges
Norman Werner
J. D. Williams
Doyle Coley
Milton Loftie
Curtis Scroggins
Clarence Grimmett
Eugene Beale
Ray Blood
Ernest Cherry
Vesta Friday
Albert James
Russell Purifoy
Bobbie Butler
Max Dening
Hazel Hodges
Annie Beatrice Winkler
Horace Melgon
Hazel Howard
Ralph Clark
Helen Beauchamp
Imar Budai
James Ellett
Earl Levins
Lelia Wright
Evelyn Shugart
Darrell Williams
Marjorie Willard
Iona Hopkins
Vivian Prewitt
Majorie Fowler
Billie Corwley
Weldon Buchannan
Ayra V. Johnson
Newton Burke
Mary Bank Head
Lucille Byrd
James Harris
James Arnett
Louis Dugger
Maynard Phillips
Bill Brannon
Mina V. Turner
Nolen Howard
William Loftis
Dorothy Pinkard
Jack Denny
Helen Standard
T. E. Jordan
Juanita Hopkins
Pearl Bruner
Alice Harwell
A. T. Smith
Pauline Kennemore
Dorman York
Winona Williams
J. O. Carver
J. W. Gaines
Edwin Rainey
Vernon Boone
Joe Territo
Mary Frances Soape
Noble Patterson
Morris King
Robert Bittner

 

Favorites:

Jewel Taylor - Most Beautiful Girl
C. M. Hagle - Most Popular Boy
Diana Roberts - Most Representative Girl
George Labban, Jr. - Most Representative Boy
Sue Frances Gordon - Most Valuable Pep Squad Girl
Robbie Love English - Queen

 

 


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