1935 State Home
Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas


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   Baccalaureate services for the graduating class of the State Home high school were held Sunday morning in the main auditorium of the institution with Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church, delivering the sermon. A sperial program consisting of selections by the Girls' Glee Club, the orchestra, congregational singing, a song by the glee club and class and the invocation by J. Stanford Halley, superintendent was presented. Rev. G. O. McMillan, chaplain of the Home, led the exercises.

   John 1:6. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John, was the basis of the sermon by the Rev. Mr. Neal. In his opening remarks the minister said that there were two statements in the verse of scripture which he had selected as his text. One of the statements, ''whose name was John" is not important, he added, but the other is. John  is a common name, but John was no common man," the Rev. Mr. Neal declared as he launched into his address. "Just because you have a common name is no reason for you being a common man or living a common life.

You may not write your name on the scroll of fame or do great deeds, but you can live an honorable, upright life and do those things which you are qualified to do. You have your place in society and it will not function at its best if you fail to do your part. You may not be great or do great things, but you can do good," the class members were told by the speaker.

"Reach The Stars*

   The minister then admonished the class members to always determine to live their best, and to do the things they had selected as their life work well. "Reach for the stars," he said, "and if you fall short you will have done your best."

   "Every life," the Rev. Mr. Neal declared, "has some distinguishing mark. There is something you can do and do well. Find that thing and do it. That job is for you and for you only, if you do not do it, it will go undone throughout eternity."

   In discussing the statement, "There Was a Man Sent from God" the minister said finding God proceeds finding your work. "To follow God means to make a sacrifice," the class was told, "for you must make a choice. You can not have this and that. But when you have adjusted your will to God's you will learn to depend upon Him."

   "Ambassadorship has its reward as well as its sacrifice," the minister declared, "and the reward is the conviction that you are sent of God." He then urged the class to accept Jesus Christ as their leader and let Him be their ballast as they set upon the voyage of life.

Senior Class.

   There are 19 boys and 32 girls in the senior class this year. The class roll follows:

   Boys— Clarence W, Balch, James

   Maurice Carpenter, Clifton Cardwell, Edmond Dickerson, E. J. Elkins, Dan Higgins, Warren Hearn, William Jack Hamblin, Burnice Worth Hill. William Hollingsworth, L. R. William King, James T. Moore, Ross McCown, Albert Lee McGowan, O. D. Reynolds, Elsey Dean Raulston, Lee Roy Tippie, T. J. Wheeler, Emory Roland White.

   Girls— Verna Christine Anderson, Christine Virginia Adams, Nell M. Black, Lucille Duff, Jessie Earles, Alyce Connie Folks, Susie Beatrice Guinn, Julia Joan Hamblin, Elizabeth Hale, Almeda House, Garnet Iren Klein, Evalyn Helen Kriel, Willie Mae Martin, Annie Mae Meadows, Pauline Meadows, Katherine Doris Moore, Agnes Martin, Vannie E. Nichols, Flora Mae Pryor, Ivy Pruett, Margaret Louise Reed, Mary Louise Reese, Odell Shipp, Sue Belle Shipp, Eugenia Faye Shipp, Rubye Labern Smith, Edna Earl Sheppard, Irene Sudduth, Joyce Marie Wooten, Crystal Wooten, Bonnie Ruth Wheeler and Pearl Yarbrough.

Style Show Tuesday.

   The senior style show will be held Tuesday night at 8 o'clock and the junior program for the seniors will he held Wednesday night at 8 o'clock.

   The annual senior-alumni banquet will be held Thursday night in the main dining hall. A special program has been arranged for the occasion,

   Final commencement exercises will be held Friday night at 8 o’clock with Mrs. Sarah T. Hughes, district judge of Dallas, as the principal speaker.

   School will be dismissed Thursday afternoon but will be resumed again on Monday for all except the seniors. The State Home school has a ten months term for all except the senior class.

The Corsicana Daily Sun  -  Monday, May 20, 1935

Submitted by Diane Richards


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