The students of V.H.S.
entertained the visiting teams at dances in their homes throughout the
football season, the music being furnished by Powell Puckett and
his Dosta Serenaders. The last football dance was a gala affair at
the Woman's Club Building. These dances were enjoyed very much and
the proceeds went to the Annual of this year.
The W.A.B.'s gave a benefit
bridge party, the proceeds of which went to the Annual. It was held
at the home of one of the members of the club, Miss Vallie Dalton.
The club members acted as hostesses. The programme consisted of a
song by Miss Evelyn Jackson, a reading by Miss Mary Youles
and a dance by Miss Evelyn Murphy. Delightful refreshments
were served by the hostesses.
The football team was entertained
at a banquet by the girls of the Domestic Science department. This
was an enjoyable feature of the season. Speeches and toasts and the
good supper served by the girls were the main feature of the day.
The Senior class of this department entertained their
mothers at a banquet. This way given by the graduating class to show
what the department has accomplished. It was thoroughly enjoyed by
The R.A.R.'s, a club of boys,
have had a series of dances, the proceeds going to the Annual. The
group of wide-awake boys have defrayed to a great extent the expenses of
the Annual. They have also entertained some friends and members of
the faculty at a fish fry and at a dinner dance at Twin Lakes.
The Junior Class, in order to
raise money for the Annual, has entertained at a bridge party held at the
home of Miss Marguerete [sic] Langdale. The tables
were all full and after prizes were awarded, dancing was enjoyed by many
of the guests.
The Freshman class gave a
masquerade ball at the home of Mr. Curtis Jackson. This was
one of the first entertainments of this kind ever pulled off by a Freshman
class in the Valdosta High and the Freshies of Miss Dampier's
section deserved honorable mention as being the instigators of this plan
of raising money for the school activities.
The girls of the Senior class
gave, as a method to raise money for the Dosta, a manless dance.
Some of the girls masqueraded as boys and were such good men as to cause
some of the Beau Brummels of the Junior and Senior classes to experience
severe pangs of jealousy.
The Senior Class was entertained
by the Lowndes County Club of the S.G.W.C. This was in the form of a
prom party. Practically every member of the Senior class and some of
the members of the faculty attended. This occasion proved to be a
delightful one in every respect.
An enjoyable affair every year is
the Senior Play presented by the graduating class. This year it was
under the capable direction of Miss Marie Fry. The play
selected this year by the class differs from the usual order of the high
school plays in that it is diverted from the monotonous trend into which
these plays have been heretofore thrown. It is "The Whole Town's
The cast is:
|Ethel [their daughter]
|Chester Binney [Simmons' partner]
|Annie [a maid]
|Roger Shields [a Chicago blood]
|Letty Lythe [a movie queen]
|Lila Wilson [a girl]
|Sally Otis [ditto]
||Mary K. Burrows
|Sadie Bloom [a dancing teacher]
|Donald Swift [a picture director]
||John R. Dasher
The District Meet
The District meet was awarded to
Douglas, to be held there on the 22, 23, 24 of April.
Valdosta was represented well in the district meet and
went over to win or to go down fighting.
In the preliminary debate Joe Davis and
Marguerite Langdale went down with flying colors before the strong
team of Ocilla.
Chester Smith and Theron Hornbuckle went
over the Quitman only to be slightly out-pointed by Quitman's excellent
Billy Haygood was our representative in the
boys' essay contest. On account of his inexperience he did not
place, but we are sure that he will carry away the honors of next year.
Melba Young, our girls' essay representative, demonstrated her
ability as an essayist by winning second place.
Evelyn Jackson, our representative in the piano
contest, performed creditably but failed to place.
In the 100-yard dash John R. Dasher equaled the
record by stepping the century in ten and one-fifth seconds. In the
relay race composed of Joe Demming, N.W. Brantley, Bubber McGowan,
and Johnny Dasher we carried off third place. In the broad
jump Oscar Godwin won second place, his opponent beating him only
an inch. In the 120 yard hurdles Arthur Garbutt, running
under a two-yard penalty, partially overcame this handicap in the second.
Raymond Boone heaved a shot over 40 feet, winning second place.
Baby Boone did well in the high jump but failed to place.
However, we are counting on him strongly for next year.
When the points were tabulated the following was the
result: Ocilla, first, 40 points; Valdosta, second, 38 points;
Quitman, third, 37 points.
We didn't win this year but if we don't win next year
"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark," for we lose only two
trackmen, and a few of the literary contestants.
The courtesy and consideration with which the
contestants and visitors were treated shows the genuineness of the people
The meet is to be held in Quitman next year. We
only hope that the meet there is carried off as nicely as the one in
The Junior-Senior Banquet
The Junior-Senior banquet is an
enjoyable feature of High School life. Every year the Juniors
entertain the graduating class at a banquet. This is a gala affair
in the society life of High School. The Juniors of this year carried
off the part of entertaining the Seniors in a very praiseworthy manner.
The toastmaster, Mr. William Converse Haygood, acted in a way which
would have done credit to any experienced toastmaster. It was held
at the Woman's Club Building; the hall was beautifully decorated with tea
roses and ferns, and the Senior class colors predominated throughout the
whole color scheme.
The speeches made by the faculty were interesting, and
those by the students were full of wit and humor, especially the
extemporaneous ones. Between the courses the Juniors presented the
unique programme of the night, which composed of dancing, speaking and
After the banquet the Juniors entertained the Seniors
at a dance.
Reges ad Regnum
(King for the Kingdom)
||Steal what you can and what you can't,
||Mary Youles and all W.A.B.'s
||"We ain't gonner reign no more"
Wanta Alpha Beta Club
Color: Blue and White
Flower: Bachelor Buttons
Song: "A Good Man's Hard to Find"
Margaret Dasher.............Secretary & Treasurer
Motto: "We move anything"
Can You Imagine?
Joe Davis not drawing.
Frances Holmes serious.
John Winn quiet in Chemistry class.
Ferda Bruce failing.
Dignined Seniors dignified.
Sarah Cranford failing to take up for woman's rights.
Theron Hornbuckle on time for school.
Julian Stovall not inquisitive.
Hazel Taylor tall and thin.
Martha McArthur not in love.
Thelma Williams with bobbed hair.
Mary Youles with a glimmer of intelligence.
Mr. Mott in golf togs.
Miss Bonner in a good humor.
Eunice Clayton with black hair.
Evelyn Jackson not singing in chapel.
Caroline Parrish not talking baby talk.
Essie F. Gibson not telling a joke.
Nut Norwood not grinning.
Miss Dampier with an Irish BROGUE
Powell Puckett with all his teeth.
Johnny Dasher not hollering.
The Dosta Staff