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 - 1 ! ! i ! Merry High By PAULINE COBURN The...
1 ! ! i ! Merry High By PAULINE COBURN The "Miss Debutante Ball" is in the air again and from Merry High School have been chosen some very beautiful and talented young ladies to run for "Miss Debutante." Young ladies from other parts of West Tennessee have been chosen also. The young ladles from Merry High are Gertrude Jones, Gar-line Gar-line Gar-line Long, June Carter, Gladys Wilkes, Annie Springfield, Evelyn Evelyn Randolp, Nancy Grimes, Earline Thomas, Betty Cherry, and Marion Baker. We hope that one of these young ladies will be "Miss Debutante." The Sophomore English class members were all excited as they returned from their literary literary trips around the world to scenic and interesting spots of America, Canada, Alaska, the Far East, France, England, and Latin America. They displayed keen interest in comparing the strange customs, various religions, religions, striking school differences differences and certain plant and animal life with that in Amer ica. Posters, pictures, costumes and exhibits lent atmosphere to their imaginery travels, inter-class inter-class inter-class visiting added to the enthusiasm. enthusiasm. Principal Berry, Miss Irma Robinson, W. P. Newbern and Mrs. Anna Cooke were faculty members who looked in. Mrs. Maggie K. Smith is the instructor instructor of these classes. On Monday night at St. Paul Church the highest award in exploring exploring was received by Scout Robert M. Bowman Jr. of troop 111. Robert Bowman is a senior at Merry High. He was the first Negro scout to receive the Silver Award in Jackson and in the whole J. F. Lane Division. Robert serves as Den Chief of Pack 116 and Junior Assistant Scoutmaster of troop 111 He also has the largest number of Merit Badges in the J. F. Lane Division, a total of 25. Robert is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Bowman Sr. His father father is scoutmaster of troop 111. Last Friday in assembly a program in two parts was presented presented by a group of young lad ies called the "Flamettes." The first part was all religious, religious, in which they had Scripture Scripture and prayer, a trio and a review of the Sunday School lesson. Appearing on the second part of the program with musical numbers were the Flames, Flamettes, Jeanette Jones, An-nie An-nie An-nie Werthing, Rebecca Yar-brough, Yar-brough, Yar-brough, Henrietta Martin, Jerome Jerome Carr, Lem Bonds, and also the Recorders. The comedian, comedian, for the program was Re-ginal Re-ginal Re-ginal Greene. Wednesday in observance of Lincoln's birthday, a short play! was presented by the en(ors in the Dramatic Club. The play was intitled "Lawyer Lincoln." j The participants in the play i were Shirley Winston, Barbara ; Graham, Dorothy Jackson, Gloria Gloria Montgomery, Gladys Wilkes, ! Jimmie Dixson, Frank Russell, : James Grimes and Clarence ! Montgomery. Mrs. Fannie Johnson Johnson and Miss Lurline Savage were the directresses for the play. Thursday a program in observance observance of Negro History Week was presented with participants from the various classes. 1

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  1. The Jackson Sun,
  2. 16 Feb 1958, Sun,
  3. Page 27

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