MINCO HIGH SCHOOL
GRADUATES ATTEND BANQUET AND FORM ORGANIZATION
first annual reunion of the graduates of the Minco High School held last Friday
night, May 26th, in the high school auditorium, was hailed as a grand success.
One hundred and forty one attended. Credit for this large attendance can be
attributed to the publicity committee: Matt Wall-Hill, '23, Marjorie McAdams,
'25 and Sam McAdams ‘29.
Unanimous accord in all proposals tends to show
the loyalty and willingness of the former students of the local school in
organizing for mutual interests. One hundred per cent positive votes were made
to organize for a permanent annual reunion, to work in harmony and accord with
the school administration at all times and present the Presbyterian Auxiliary
and waiters with thanks and appreciation for the splendid banquet and service.
Decorations were carried out in the High School colors with
an abundance of beautiful flowers adding much to the very fine arrangements.
Trophies, banners and flags appropriately placed about the hall vouched for
victories won for M.H.S. The class of 1934 furnished the engineering ability for
the decorations in the persons of Lenora Grant, Mildred Thayer and Wilma Locke.
The program committee, headed by Mrs. J. E. Peery and aided
by Alta Marjorie Stephenson, '29 and Maurina Grant '29, managed to furnish a
program full of surprises and talent. Toastmaster J. E. Peery. the
Superintendent of the local school for the past fourteen years ably directed
from his point of vantage. His very accurate knowledge enabled him to make
understanding introductions of the class speakers. J. W. Morgan, who was
superintendent at the time of the first graduating class of 1917 gave an
interesting short history of his labors in establishing Minco on the accredited
school list and introduced the speakers of the three classes that graduated
under his administration.
Hugh Fry, who is now the Manager of the Southwest District of
the Bell Telephone Company, and lives at Altus, represented the first graduating
class and was given the honor as main speaker being allowed 10 minutes of time.
Ancient incidents were disclosed much to the embarrassment of the other class
mates present. Other class representatives ably recounted the important
incidents of their respective years and it would appear all that was learned in
school did not come out of books. The talks were made more pleasant by special
music by some of the talented graduates.
The reports have it that the class of 1917 had the largest
percentage present with the 1934 class having the greatest number.
The following program was rendered:
Dedication ____Mrs. M. Woodworth
J.W. Morgan____Talk on class of ‘17 and introduced Hugh Fry,
president of the class.
Class Talks____Hugh Fry, Ada Chitwood, Mrs. Lucille Baker-Halley
Piano duet____Mrs. M. Woodworth and Alta Marjorie Stephenson
Class Talks____Leatha Aber-Scoggin, Margie McAdams, Bus Wall,
Quartette____Chester Halley, Randall Hurley, Russell Loomis,
Class Talks____Fred Phelps, Mrs. Phelps-Durnell, Randall Hurley,
Class Talks____Cecil Bush, Cordon
Piano Solo____Louis Groskoff, Matheny.
Piano Solo____Mrs. Leatha Aber-Scoggin.
Election of Officers
(Bill) Woodworth, chairman; Chas. Stephenson, secretary-treasurer.
Meeting for 1934 was voted to be held Friday night of week
following graduation exercises. Early registration for banquet urged
Program-Class of 1925.
Decoration-Class of 1930.
Banquet--Class of 1920.
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Committee--Purpose of this committee is to select names to bring before the next
meeting for adoption as a name for the organization, and is composed of Hugh Fry
and Matt Wall-Hill.
Ring Committee – Victor
Noxon, Sam McAdams and Veta Johnson. This committee is to make designs, plans
and other arrangements leading toward a standardized ring for graduation classes
of Minco High School, thus cutting expenses to students and making a uniform
insignia for the school.
been made with Mr. Hudgens, manager of the Royal Theatre, to run a preview show
for the graduates, half of the proceeds going to the Auxiliary serving the
banquet. But due to the late hour it seemed inadvisable to follow out these
plans. Thanks anyhow, Mr. Hudgens.
It is believed that
next years reunion will be an event looked forward to, and plans are already
under way to make it a bigger surprise than this and even better chances to swap
yarns and tell some untold stories, even though somewhat changed with age.
The class Ma's and
Pa's were on the job taking care of the kids, and that is no small job. Their
loyalty is worth a lot and means much to the youngsters.
Following is a list
of graduates present:
1934--Lucille Starkey, L. E. Betche, Mildred Thayer, Lester
Douglas, Lenora Grant, Elizabeth Coffey, Josophine Dobry, Edmond Dobry, Vona
Pinkaton, Geneva Lacy, Wilma Locke, Harold Peery, Sadie Mae Hume, Gordon
Matheny, James McNeil.
Knippelmier, Pat Phelps, Homer Morrow; Marshall Clabourne, Joe Fritzgerald, Veta
Johnson, Mrs. Richard Krey, Harold Bush, Ernest Dobry, Elias Dobry, Walter
Knippelmier, Glen Rogers, Dale Rowe, Milton Andrews.
1932--Robert Lauderdale, Elmer Kilgore, Newton Cooper,
Kenneth MCComas, Robert Phelps, Bernie Robertson, Mary Ellen Guthery, Bernice
Branum, Francis Bosley, Marjorie Rhae McMahan, Martin Rowe, Mrs. William Watt,
McCormick, Hallie Lauderdale, Randall Hurley, Everett Markle, Mrs. Walter.
Schaeffer, Francis Pravdick, Blanche Beaty.
Spencer, Lula Barber Robert Wynns, Rudolph Knippelmier Theodore Thompson,
William Watt, Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Salyer, Mrs. K. W. Hubbard, Cheat Mears.
Phelps, Mrs. Henry Mozer, Hazel Merritt, Anton Dobry, Mrs. Bonnie Edmonston,
Jessie Parrish, Mr. and Mrs. Winfred McConnell, Mrs. Gladys Reed, Louis Groskoff.
Stephenson, Virgil Acton, Haskel Dobbs, Mrs. Raymond Kittley, Katheryn Chitwood,
Mrs. Ray Masters, Mrs. Phillip Froneberger, Mrs. Tod Davis, Mrs. Louise
1926-- Henry Mozer, Bus Wall, Wilma Ferguson, Odessa Chitwood.
1925--Mrs. W. F. Rudolph, Russell Loomis, Mrs. Gertrude
Branson, Ray Masters, Phillip Froneberger; Shelby Parrot, Margie McAdams, Mrs.
1924-Marvin Woodworth, Mrs. F: Unruh, Elva Foster, Clyde
Acton, Roy Basset.
1929--Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hodges s Alta Marjorie Stephenson,
Mrs. J.T. Durnell, Maurine Grant, Archie Groff, Mrs. Clarence Hefner, Mr. and
Mrs. Sam McAdams, Arlie Parrott, Ray Oaks, Cleatus Fitzgerald, Esta Lee
Hill, Mrs. Chester Halley, Mrs. Roy Basset, Dolly Arthur, Mrs. Ward Roysden.
1918--Ada Chitwood, V. A. Noxon.
Woodworth, Chester Halley, Idella Robbins, Hugh Fry.
enjoyed the festivities of the evening, but were not graduates of the school
were: Clarence Hefner, Mrs. Lillian Horn, Raymond Kittley, Mrs. Bus Wall, Ted
Tracy, W.F. Rudolph, Allen Hill, Fred Scoggin, Mrs. Hugh Fry and Mrs. Frank