THE GOLDEN AGE OF JHS ~ 1954 ~ Page II

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On May 13, a sold out Jefferson High School auditorium was the scene of a “Womanless Wedding” presented by the 1954 Youth Advisory Committee. Proceeds were to go toward the purchase of equipment and supplies for the “Teen Junction” Youth Club in Jefferson and surrounding communities.

The Cast was;

Bride ~ Spud Welborn, Groom ~ Leonard Brown, Best Man ~ Rufus Hooper, Candle lighters ~ Southworth Bryan, H. T. Hogan, Grandpa ~ Hillyer Johnson, Father of the Groom ~ Boyce Hooper, Mother of the Groom ~ Coach John Davis, Children ~ The Strickland family baby, Mammy ~Garnett Spratlin, Rejected Sweetheart ~ Henry Robinson, Old Maid Aunt ~ Storey Ellington, Mother of the Bride ~ Byrd Martin, Flower Girls ~ Dan Arnold, Mac Jackson, Bridesmaids ~ Dale Burch, Tommy Bryan, John James, Billy Elder, Billy Beale, Lewis Davis, Morris Bryan, Jr., Lou Holliman, Nat Hancock, Dr. J. T. Stovall, Tabo Tolbert, Ring Bearer ~ Albert Westmoreland, Maid of Honor ~ Jack Davidson, Matron of Honor ~ Coach Carroll Bufford, Minister ~ Edmond Garrison, Trainbearers ~ Buck Marlow, G, T. Kesler, Ushers ~ Bobby Bailey, Harold Jarrett, Albert Garrison, Frank Crawford, Music ~ Clarence Strickland.

The Director of the play was Mrs. Lanis Ethridge.

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All Faculty attended the Junior-Senior Banquet at Jefferson High School.

Top ~ Mrs. John Anderson and Mrs. A.W. Ash. ~ Bottom; Mrs. Mabel Harrington and Mrs. Sue Langford.

Miss Annie Roberts and Mrs. frances Roberts. ~ Mrs. Garnett Spratlin and Mrs. Hilda Tonge.

Top; Mrs. Elizabeth Moore ~ Bottom; Miss Frances Smith

Miss Irene Rankin.

Mrs. Hoke Gurley.

Seniors leave on Washington trip.

Coach Billy Beale and Coach John Davis.

Cheerleaders holding PEP Rally in gym before Commerce game.

Football Cheerleaders; Caroline Storey, Pam Cutts, Captain, Patricia Venable, Billie McCain, Annette Crumley, Roger Bullock and Stevie Blackstock.

Another big crowd to cheer the Dragons on in the old Memorial Stadium.

First Row ~ Left to Right: Jerry Johnson, Gilmer Glenn, Bobby Davis, Bucky Johnson, Howard Cooper, Webster Samples, Locke Potts and Jackie Scott. Second Row ~ Left to Right; Gus Johnson, Ed Stancil, Benny Tompkins, Allen Duffel, Bobby Manus, Eugene Doster, Wayne Wages and Captain Dwight Howard. Third Row ~ Left to Right; Robert Taylor, Woodrow Stewart, Donald Marlow, Hoke Elrod, Roger Maddox, Marvin Hall, Billy Wilbanks and Donald Cole.

Don Marlow scores for Jefferson.

Billy Wilbanks makes a tackle against Winder.

The Jefferson B-Team in 1954.

Basketball Cheerleaders Payne, Jones, Satterfield, Parks, Glosson, Massey, McCain, Bullock and Hale.

First Row~ Left to Right; S. Shropshire, J. Lynne, C. Storey, Second Row ~ Left to Right; J. Wood, Pam Cutts, Liz Murphy, Patricia Venable, J. Wilson, N. Potts, Third Row ~ Left to Right; Jackie Marlow, B. Elrod, Miss N. Carey, B. Wilson and H. Rainwater.

Dragonette Captain Pam Cutts.

Boys Basketball: Left to Right: Howard, Hall, Wages, Middlebrooks, Henderson, Yarbrough, Manager, Second Row; Left to Right; Coach Billy Beale, Langford, Potts, Edwards, Johnson, Elrod and Cole.

Jefferson Dragon Captain Locke Potts.

Girls Schedule and results for the 1953 - 54 season.

Pam Cutts scorers for Jefferson against Winder in Winder.

Boys schedule and results if 1953 - 54.

Baseball team ~ 1954; Left to Right; Potts, Wages, Duke, Henderson, Langford and Doster. Second Row ~ Left to Right; Davis, Johnson, Middlebrooks, Maddox, Hall and Jennings. Third Row ~ Left to Right; Stansel, Coach Henderson, Middlebrooks, manager and Theron Kesler.

Locke Potts muscles one in under the goal for the Dragons in Winder.

1954 eight grade classes.

Track Team Members ~ Left to Right; Taylor, Middlebrooks, Anderson, Hall and Howard. Second Row ~ Left to Right; Evans, Finch , Carithers, Self, Gooch, Harris and Maddox. Third Row; Legg, Davis, Taylor, Johnson, Love, Edwards and Hammond.