STATE HOME HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
TWENTY-THREE GIRLS AND TWENTY THREE BOYS IN CLASS
Commencement exercises for the graduating class of the State Home
High school were held Thursday night and diplomas were awarded to 23
boys and 23 girls. Class honors were also divided, Charles White
being valedictorian and Madeline Ratliff, salutatorian.
The class address was delivered by Dr. Roy A. Langston, pastor of
the First Methodist church.
Members of the class took their place on the state as the orchestra
played “Father of His Country” as the processional. They were
accompanied by J. S. Hailey, Superintendent; Dr. Langston, speaker;
J. S. Callicutt and E. E. Sheehay, trustees, and B. A. Jerrries,
principal of the school.
Following the invocation by Rev. M. W. Bergeson, chaplain, the
girls’ glee club sang “To a Wild Rose” by Edward Mac Dowell.
The welcome address was given by Bill Perkins, president of the
class, and the valedictory address, “The Abundant Life, “ by Charles
One of the features of the musical program was a cello solo by
Walter who played his own composition “Schoolmates.” He was
accompanied by Miss Rosa Baade.
Other Musician Numbers.
Other musical numbers on the program included “Come to the Fair” by
the glee club, the class song, “When the Golden Sun is Melting,: and
the recessional, “The Color Guard,: played by the orchestra.
Diplomas were awarded by Mr. Jeffries.
Judge J. S. Callicutt presented the Roger Q. Mills award to the
winner in debate and the Carrie Mills award in home economics to
Gaylon Thornton and Rose Mary Penhale, respectively. Major C. H.
Mills started these awards several years ago in honor of his father
and mother and they are being continued by Mrs. Mills. Judge
Callicutt gave an eloquent eulogy of Senator R. Q. Mills and his
wife, Carrie Mills, and also complimented Mrs. C. H. Mills on
retaining the awards. Winner of first place in these contests
Pearl Delaney won second prize in the home economics department and
Dorothy Lucile Britton, third. Each of these winners were presented
$5, Marks Bros. and J. M. Dyer Co. making the awards.
Kelton Story Award.
The Kelton award of $20 for the best short story went to Mildred
Inez Hallmark and the second prize of $10 went to Albert Reed.
Madeline Ratliff won second prize last year and received the $10
Thursday night. The rule in making the awards is that the winner
must graduate from the Home before receiving the prize. Last year
Miss Ratliff, a junior won second place and the money was withheld
in keeping with the rules. Dr. Leslie Kelton made the awards which
he said were given by the Kelton family. There were 17 participants
in the short story writing contest this year.
Miss Thelma Berger offered a prize of $2.50 to the student who read
the most books and made the best selections of literature to read.
This award went to Jeanne Clemens.
Bill Perkins was president of the class; R. P. Locke, vice president
and Ida Lee McGinty, secretary. The class had as its motto “Sailing,
Not Drifting.” The colors were maroon and white and the class flower
The Class Roll:
Girls—Dorothy Lucille Britton, Rosalie Jeanne Clemens, Pearl
Delaney, Alpha Sue Davis, Sybil Juanita Freeman, Renna Mae Franklin,
Mary Alice Glover, Grace Ellen Holland, Ruth Hubbard, Mildred Inez
Hallmark, Lois Mitchell, Mary Louise Maddox, Eva Fern Mitchell,
Bettie Lou Montgomery, Ida Lee McGinty, Agnes Bernice Powers, Clara
Mildred Powers, Rose Mary Penhale, Lila Madeline Ratliff, Lora
Bernice Tindel, Margaret Wood, Dorothy Lee Wheeler, Juanita Louise
Boys—J. W. Blevins, William F. Benson, Walter Charles Bell, Bill
Clarence Britton, Alfred Coop, Harry Gardner, Lawrence Winford
Hartwell, Ernest E. Hubbard, W. O. Johnson, R. P. Locke, George
Frederick Millard, Albert Reed, Claude Dentson McHorse, Bill Marion
Perkins, J. B. Reed, Austin Sharp, Ben G. Smith, Dean Thompson,
Jimmie Woodrow Tarrer, Gaylon Clark Thornton, Arthur Theis, Chaarles
Raymond White, Herman Welch.