Valdosta High School
"Beware of Two Black Eyes"
as "Snooks," migrated to us from Miami in the fall of '25. She
has proved to be a most popular member of the student body. With her
peculiar brogue and ways, she has endeared herself to the hearts of
the faculty and the students, especially the boys. If it were
a crime to be cute she would be a hardened criminal.
"Truth, simple truth, is written on her face."
little kind deed here and there will make the world much better.
Cortelyou has always been a girl who has done everything that she
could for others. She has been actively engaged in all
branches of high school life, especially distinguishing herself in
"It is not any crime
In this day and time.
To say what you think....
But to write it in ink?
came to us in the fall of '24 and has proved an excellent member of
the class. She was chosen treasurer of the Class of '26 and
has managed the finances with much skill. She was also chosen
to prettiest girl in the Senior class and is still living up to this
reputation. As social editor of the Dosta, Beauchamp has
distinguished herself in the realms of journalism.
Football, '22, '23, '24, '25
If you should as me what I like
I'd answer--girls--and I'd be right.
been one of the most faithful men in athletics. His one aim
was to make varsity football and this dream was realized this year.
We always go to him when in doubt about either the spelling or the
pronunciation of the words of our lessons. In his Senior year
of school he has developed into a prominent business man. We
predict much success for Bert.
Mary Kate Burrows
"I have more understanding than all my teachers"
has in her the making of a great poetess. She has written
several poems showing much worth and value. Her deep study of
psychology has mad her one of the most interesting
conversationalists in the class. Probably the reason her mind
dwells on such subjects is that until her ninth year in school she
was brought up under the strict training of the college.
"Always doing something
A task she'll never shirk.
She shares her joys with others
And is always found at work."
matter how long the lesson is Evelyn always knows it. We think
that Evelyn's bashfulness is a cloak for her wisdom. We know
that she will make good in college because she always takes time to
think before she acts.
Basketball, '24; Annual Staff, '26
"An all-around marvel of diligence"
She is an
athlete of an exceptional ability, her literary work especially in
English has won her many honors. She is a consistent student
of "A" rank and, although she seems so businesslike in every
respect, we suspicion that she has designs on one of the members of
the opposite sex of our class.
"Let nature's girt go not to waste--
My tongue's for talking as well as taste."
one of the most original members of the Freshman class of '22.
She is the life of the class and has paid especial attention to the
cultivation of her voice. She has always been foremost in the
student activities and is ever ready to do her part to make Dosta Hi
a success. She was chosen president of the W.A.B.'s and has
carried out her office duties very well.
"The women simply adore him,
His lips are like cupid's bow,
But he never ventured to use them,
So they voted him slow.
though a little girl-shy will perhaps surprise some one by eloping
with our most popular girl. In spite of everything the girls
will always fall for him because they always fall for the man who
turns on them and icy stare.
"A gentle lady of leisure
Has time enough to waste
And though all the world may hurry
She never needs to haste."
School seems to
be a sideline for Geraldine. Although she has always done her
work well, her mind has been elsewhere. She is a loyal
student, who is appreciated by all the class.
Football, '22, '23, '24, Captain '25
He is a royal friend to the core,
His friends do him adore.
been with us since the fall of '22. He rapidly became popular
by starring on the football team. He played varsity football
for four years and was one of the greatest attractions of the
season. He was captain of the team of '26 and won the love and
admiration of every one of the athletic men. Uncle Si is wise
for his years.
"How recklessly he fordeth his way around."
better known as Percival, is Mineloa's contribution to Dosta Hi.
He believes in taking life easy and he is happy all the time.
He studies sufficiently to pass up his work and if you're ever
lonesome call on him for some dry wit to cheer you up.
"Come not near me in the measure of my wrath."
to have been imbued with an extra share of pep and deviltry.
She is a good sport and will try anything once. She has a
great weakness for Emory men. It is enough to say that she is
John Robert Dasher
Football, '24, '25; Basketball, '25, Captain, '26;
Baseball, '26; Track, '25, '26; Annual Staff, '26.
"Oppressed with two weak evils--Love and Hunger."
distinguished himself in the athletics of V.H.S. for the past two
years. he is one of Dosta High's few four-letter men.
His good playing of basketball caused him to be elected captain of
the team in '26. In '26, at the district meet, he won first
place in the 100-yard dash. he is a celebrated official of the
distinguished R.A.R. club.
Annual Staff, '26
"It is nice to be natural when you're naturally nice."
ability of Margaret was shown when she was elected treasurer of the
Freshman class of '22, of the Sophomore class of '24, and of the
Junior class of '25. Margaret is always ready to make use of
her ready wit and her great literary ability to aid in making any
school activity a success. She is loved by all because of her
affability and friendliness.
"Blest are we who are not simple."
The first we
knew of Gladys was in the fall of '24. She came to us as one
of those overworked Juniors but now she is a sophisticated Senior.
There is no limit to her conversational ability--to hear her you
would call her an orator.
Basketball, '25, '26
"Live and laugh and let the world go by."
Ramelle is a
good basketball player. She is almost too busy to attend
school, but in spite of her affairs she makes a good student.
Frankness is her one outstanding characteristic.
Track, '25; Annual Staff, '26; Manager Football, '25; Manager
Basketball, '26; Debate, '26
"Worry kills people--why die?"
vocabulary is so large and his speech so fluent that those of us who
possess only a limited number of words can hardly talk to him or
understand him. He is without doubt the most faithful and
consistent workers in High School. His work on the "Dosta" of
'26 has been unlimited and to him we owe a very great part of its
success. He is the Grand Kershaw of the R.A.R.'s.
"When affection paints the portrait may critics mouths be shut."
things come in small packages. Placid as a quiet lake under
June skies is "Koot"--gentle, calm, serene and smiling. She is
an all-around student and stands in special favor with the faculty.
We must not forget that she is a W.A.B.
Football, '24, '25; Track, '25, 26.
"And when it comes to doing things he's made of stuff worth
Joe made his
debut into High School in the fall of '22 and has shared our joys
and sorrows throughout our four years. He made varsity
football in the fall of '25 and has been a track man for two years.
Joe is a boy much admired and loved by all the class--especially the
girls--they say his smile wins.
"Woman's tongue keeps no Sunday."
man hater, at least, in the eyes of the Senior class, is renowned
for her length, physically, and her dept, mentally. Her ready
wit has endeared her to the girls and well as the boys and there are
some who might be able to prove that she does not come by her title
of "man hater" honestly. She holds an honorable place in the
ranks of the W.A.B.
Annual Staff, '26
"Hang sorrow, care will kill a cat,
Therefore let's be merry."
Dorothy is a
member of the Senior class, who is refined, quiet and unassuming,
yet when she is called on to help in any phase of high school
activities she responds gladly. She is not pretentious but one
recognizes her as a true student. Her greatest distinction is
that she is a member of the W.A.B.
"A steady and brilliant mind with the air of dignity."
first heard of in high school in the fall of '24. He is a
brilliant student and has proved his capability in many ways.
His studies do not worry him but his fear of skirts seems to be an
"Tell her of Jacob's ladder and she will ask you the number
She has won many
friends by her quiet conscientious manner. She is always
dependable and willing to do her part--a wonderful trait and rare.
"To thine own self be true--thou can'st not then be false to any
man," so characterizes Doris that we can see nothing short of
success for her.
"Measure not your mind's height by the shadow."
honor man is always to be envied and Guerry is the envy of his
class. Soberness, conscientious work and an open mind are his
"Soft, gentleness is she in sweet attractive grace."
the honor of being elected "Miss Dosta" this year. This means
that she was voted the most popular girl in Dosta Hi. She was
also elected the best all-around girl in the Senior class. She
has excelled in music while in high school.
"The only way to have a friend is to be one."
He is quiet,
sincere and studious. His friendship is a pleasure to all.
He is a great lover of V.H.S. having taken part in football in '22,
debate in '22 and is on the staff of the '26 "Dosta."
Basketball, '23, '24, '25, '26.
"An everlasting argument--silent only when nothing can be said."
ability as a literary student she won first place in the cooking
contest at the district meet in '26. She has laughed her way
into the hearts of the entire student body. She is a
basketball player of very great merit.
"If I don't get there today I'll get there tomorrow."
Theron is a
talented musician to the neighbors great regret. He is noted
for his nonchalant attitude toward his textbooks. We think
Theron must be in cahoots with the clock for it dare not strike 9
until he arrives. Wine, women and song have dealt gently with
this young man so far.
"A girl with plenty of common sense and a lot of devilment."
ago Evelyn better known as "Tally," came into our midst and took her
place in "Dosta." The teachers immediately recognized her
ability in the works of literacy merits. And she soon settled
down into the routine of High School life. She is a musician
of some note and has been under the tutorage of Miss Sneed.
She has distinguished herself by making the varsity team in
basketball, and she has helped to make the season a success.
She is also a member of the W.A.B.
"I think and think, but never find
Just what's the matter with my mind.
It turns, whirls and oft revolves,
But never a problem does it solve."
agree that Ruth is justly entitled to the honor of the cutest girl
in the Senior class. One of her many assets is a smile that
never comes off. She is a good old chum, being large of heart
and mind and there is nothing that she will not do for a friend.
"I find it my greatest desire,
Is to be called wife of some noble sire."
face, a sweet voice, a sweet manner, a sweet disposition--this is
"Dot." "Dot" has so firmly rooted herself in our hearts that
she was voted the sweetest girl in the class. She is also
distinguished by being a member of the W.A.B.'s.
"I want a house just for two,
Filled with happiness thru and thru."
Floride is a
charter member of our class. She has shared the ups and downs
of the class of '26 since the Freshman year. She is very good
in the work of the literary curriculum of the school. Her
excellency in the use of cosmetics is an art coveted by many in our
"I'd rather walk with a man any day than with an angel."
enjoys the distinction of being the sponsor of the R.A.R. club.
She is also a very capable musician. Her whole soul is the
soul of music and rhythm. At the high school manless dance she
won the prize for the best Charlestoner. She is a very popular
girl and makes friends wherever she goes.
Football, '25; Basketball, '25.
"Oh, what may man within him hide,
Tho angel on the outward side."
his mark in the high school life of the class of '26. He has
played football on the varsity team, played on the basketball team,
and is a member of the R.A.R. club. He has a cheerful
disposition and possesses a marcel in his red hair that causes all
the girls to give him a great deal of trouble. He has been a
tireless worker on the Annual staff for this year.
"Words, words, WORDS."
run her race with patience apparently thinking that her four years
of high school life has served only as a stepping stone to greater
and better things. In her sweet unsophisticated way she has
been a loyal student and may be characterized as always dependable.
Although she has been in high school for four years she has not as
yet put away her baby talk.
President Senior Class, '26.
"How beauteous mankind is."
high school in the fall of '23 and on account of an unfortunate
injury he was kept from playing football. He is
editor-in-chief of the "Dosta" of '26 and also president of the
Class of '26. He was elected best looking boy in the Senior
class and holds a responsible position in the R.A.R. club. He
is a good Charlestoner and is gradually emerging from the stage of
looking upon girls as a ravaging work of art.
"All the earth and air with thy voice is loud."
Valentino has been commanded to step off his high perch and give
place to his rival. Alas, the day of Rudolph is ended, he is
the premier sheik no longer. He must depart forever and at
once for T.O. McLendon has taken his place. He is an especial
favorite in the eyes of Miss Bonner.
"She is what she is--just friendly and cheerful."
been with us during four years of high school life. She is an
all-around good sport and especial favorite with the faculty.
Her never tiring energy and bigness of hear has won many friends for
"Silence is more expressive than words."
quiet, amiable, friendly and feminine. She is an exceptionally
fine student. Sterling is the word for Nannie's main make up.
She has been especially commended for her fine work in French.
Football, '25; Basketball, '26; Baseball, '24, '25, '26; Track '25.
"I wonder who will run the world when I leave it."
been with us since time immemorial. He is a four-letter man.
Tales of his prowess have been spread afar [per se]. He is the
great filibuster of the Senior class and Mr. Mott's great friend.
Powell is one of the most popular boys of his class.
Mary Frances Robertson
"A friendly heart has many friends."
versatile capable wide-awake has won a place all her own in V.H.S
She is full of pep and a loyal fan of every form of athletics.
Blest with good looks in an unusual degree we will prophesy the men
will follow in her train.
"She walks softly, looks sweetly, and talks lots."
combines good looks and brains, and is not affected by either.
She is a consistent, conscientious student and whatever walk she may
choose her influence may always be for the best. In her four
years of high school career she has won staunch friends to whom she
is ever loyal.
"Pure old grit and self volition
Are never balked by mere condition."
entered the hall of fame this year by making the debating team.
His school spirit and unselfishness have made him a friend to all.
he has much ability and is very industrious. Although of a
quiet nature he is very entertaining with his witty remarks.
"Much study is wearisome of the flesh."
She is a
girl who has won many friends by her sweet manner and conscientious
work during her career at Dosta Hi. She has distinguished
herself especially in home economics. Some man will find her a
rare treasure as a homemaker in a "cottage built for two."
"Chatter, chatter all day long, and still there is more to say;
we wonder if she ever will run down."
been with our class since they first entered the Valdosta High
School. She has this year distinguished herself by winning the
prize offered by the U.D.C. for the best essay on the Confederate
flag. She is a loyal supporter of all branches of athletics.
She will be very greatly missed next year.
Basketball, '24; Captain B.B., '25.
"Variety is the spice of life, it gives it all its flavor."
her entre three years ago from the college; she has played
basketball for two years and was the captain in '25. She won
the preliminary in expression last year, and although losing in the
district meet, she was tried again this year. "'Tis the songs
you sing and the smiles you wear that make life worth while."
"Silence is golden."
quiet and living in a little world all of her own we know that Ada's
love for Chemistry will penetrate into some distant realm. One
could never tell whether Ada knows her lesson or not, but just
question her an you will soon find out that she can always give
brief answers. We are still wondering if Ada has decided this
question: "To be or not to be."
"A good friend is the best of sports."
We got our
first view of Thelma in the tenth grade. She quickly
distinguished herself by her sweet disposition and ability to play
basketball. She made the varsity team and her playing was a
"sight to behold." She was voted the wittiest in our class.
She is one of the many in the class who will make a good mark in the
life after school days.
"Charming in manner, appearance and speech."
gifted with an abundance of energy and pep as she has demonstrated
by finishing her high school days with flying colors. Her good
disposition has made her a possessor of a great number of friends,
among the student body as well as the faculty.
Basketball, '24, '25; Captain B.B., '26.
"This bold, bad woman."
otherwise known as "Piggie" has been with us all the four memorable
years of High School life. She has won second place in the
district meet this year. She is a shining star in the realm of
basketball and has made three letters and has attained the coveted
place of captain of the basketball team. She is also an
estimable member of the W.A.B. club.
Football, '22, '23, '24, '25; Basketball, '22,
'23, '24, '25; Baseball, '22, '23, '24, '25.
"Lives of football boys remind us,
That they write their names in blood
And departing leave behind them
Half their faces in the mud."
popularity has been on the increase since the fall of '22. He,
then, only a Freshman in high school, made the varsity football
team. He is also a letter man in basketball and baseball.
For four years he has played in every football game scheduled by
Dosta, and it was very seldom that he failed to gain ground.
In '26, Zant's last year in high school, the fans presented him with
a handsome gold watch in appreciation of the work he has done in
leading old Dosta to Victory.
just come back to us from Miami where she went some time ago.
We are glad to have her back. She is of great literary ability
and has an exquisite sense of humour. She is an all-round
student and is a favorite with her classmates as well as the
George Ellis Claus
"Shall I go, or have I said enough."
distinguished himself as a public speaker on various and sundry
occasions. He is especially fond of snooky looking people.
George is everybody's friend. "Let's go fishing. Got a
Football, '22, '23, '24, '25.
"A sweet attractive kind of grace."
Joel is one
of the best football players that Dosta has ever possessed. He
has played a great part in leading Dosta on to the brilliant
victories gained in the realm of football. He has good
business sense and applies business methods to high school life.
Football, '25; Basketball, '26.
"Always devilish and quite cute."
has been in Dosta Hi only one year he has gained an enviable
reputation. Everybody looked for "Nut" on the football field,
for it did not matter how hard the fight or how badly hurt he was he
was always smiling. He was also a basketball star of some
Football, '24, '25; Track, '26.
"Who wooed in haste and means to wed in leisure."
shared the fortunes of our class for four years. He has
experienced a hard fall into the depths of love, the object of his
affection being no other than that of "Miss Dosta." He has a
great amount of business sense.
"What a piece of work is man."
Jack is a
man of few words but when he does come out of his shell he startles
us by his scintillating wit. Such worth as he is will not go
unnoticed by the world. He will be greatly missed in V.H.S.
pg. 34 & 35
Last Will and Testament
State of Georgia,
City of Valdosta,
County of Lowndes.
The Senior Class of the Valdosta
High School on the 4th day of June, while we still are in good health, but
doubtful sanity, do hereby will and decree our most prized and highly
cherished possessions to that undeserving but well meaning class of
Item 1--The Senior Class as a whole wills to the Junior
Class as a whole, first our privilege--leaving school at any time we wish
to, after two fifty;
Second, we will to the hilarious Junior Class, our
Item 1--D.B. Blanton his great
enunciatory powers to Cyrus Adylette.
Item 2--Beauchamp Breedlove her
stately hearing to Catherine Fowler.
Item 3--Ferda Bruce wills to Martha
McArthur her seeming importance.
Item 4--Skinny Conoly leaves his ability
to play Football to Herbert Carlton Blackburn, Jr.
Item 5--Joel Dampier leaves his
neatness to Winfield Lawson [he needs it].
Item 6--John Robert Dasher leaves his
meekness to William Campbell.
Item 7--Joe Davis leaves to Rudolph
Brown his Managerial abilities.
Item 8--Joe Deming wills love of French
to Warren Roberts.
Item 9--J.L. Harris leaves his great
regard of truth to George Everett.
Item 10--To Vernon Dean, Doris
Hitchcock leaves her inability to talk in class to Virginia Jones.
Item 11--Ruth Johnson leaves her
inability to talk in class to Virginia Jones.
Item 12--Floride Joyce leaves her love of
cosmetics to Melba Young.
Item 13--T.O. McClendon wills his ability
to trip the light fantastic to Ralph Valloton.
Item 14--"Nut Norwood" leaves his
constant good humor to Duke Mullis.
Item 15--Caroline Parrish wills to
Frances Cleveland her infantile prattle.
Item 16--To John Winn, Powell Puckett
leaves his guilt-edge mirror and unbounded admiration of
Item 17--Jack Rouse leaves his high
treble voice to Vester Brooks.
Item 18--Catherine Smith leaves her love
of the Domestic Department to Hilda Davis.
Item 19--Chester Smith wills his debating
ability to Julian Herring.
Item 20--Zant leaves his athletic
abilities to Harry Mixon.
Item 21--George Claus leaves his graceful
walk to Jesse Davis.
Item 22--Tennys Jones leaves her ability
to play hookey to Marguerite Langdale.
Item 23--Gladys Dudley wills her
knowledge to Vashti Howell.
Item 24--Frances Holmes leaves her place
on the Basketball team as jumping center to Mary Lou
Item 25--Emily Tillman leaves her lasting
"permanent" to Essie Fry Gibson.
Item 26--Louie Holcombe her rights to the
title, "Miss Dosta," to Elizabeth Pendleton.
Item 27--Thelma Williams wills her
dignity to Grace Garrett.
Item 28--Hazel Taylor leaves her extreme
height and daintiness to N.W. Brantley.
Item 29--Mary Youles her title of class
giant to Lloyd Bartley.
Item 30--Guerry Harris leaves his time in
study hall to Meville Harris.
Signed, sealed, declared and published by the Senior
Class on this, the fourth day of June, 1926.
Emily Tillman (L.S.)
Hazel Taylor (L. S.)
Evelyn Jackson (L.S.)
Senior Hall of Fame Boys
Senior Hall of Fame Girls
|Biggest Man Hater
Senior Chemistry Club
Officers: There ain't any
Colors: Changeable, Blanton Mixes Them
Object: To enter solution in the easiest
way and to precipitate
out as Seniors, with no filtrate to reject.
||Knows how to apply heat.
||Understands mass action
||A rival of Einstein.
||It should be diluted to suit the
||He handles a delivery tube like fireman
does a hose
||Mercurous chloride? Oh, that's
used in chemical experiments.
||Why wait for spring for violets, when
we can get violet gas from iodine any day?
||Hydrogen sulphide? Bring a gas
||"Gee, by hydrogen is light."
||Bromine, that's a dangerous gas.
||"It's going to explode."
||Varies in valance--knows all about
||Freckles are not marks of
decomposition, they are beauty spots of "Mother Nature."
||Knows as much about saturated solution
as Conley does about mass action.
||A shirt burned with acid holds no
terror for a Senior.
||Like Neon, little known.
||Easier to break or hid, than to clean
||Understands effects of nitrous oxide.
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