Senior Gigi Selby Selected for G. S. Heritage Trail: This summer I had a wonderful experience when I participated in the first Girl Scout Heritage Trail, a two-month tour and exploration of the culture, sights, etc. of the United States. I applied a year ago in October and was put on a temporary list.
All of the girls on the list were interviewed, and four girls from each of the twelve regions of the United States were chosen. In January, I received word of my selection from the National Girl Scout Council. I did a lot of preparing in the next few months which included selecting clothes, getting shots, and learning about what I was going to see.
Although the groups of eighteen girls went to different sections of the United States, they saw similar things -- state capitols, industrial plants, etc. in each section visited. My group included girls from Denmark, France, and Great Britain, twelve Senior Girl Scouts from ten states, and two adult leaders.
I chose to go on the Southeast Trail which started in New York City, June 23. After five days of orientation, we traveled by chartered bus to Washington, D. C. Our other stops included Williamsburg, VA; Asheville, NC; Oak Ridge, Tenn; Atlanta, Ga; Florence, Ala; Jackson, Miss; New Orleans, La; Houston, Texas; Shreveport, La; Fayetteville, Ark; and Tulsa, Okla. We stayed in private homes at each stop for three or four days. At the close of the trip, all the girls met at Kansas University in Lawrence Kansas, for nine days of evaluation and exchange.
Trip Highlights: Some of the highlights of our trip were the Capitol in Washington, graphite reactors in Oak Ridge, and the cyclorama in Atlanta. In Washington, we received a letter from President Kennedy congratulating for our efforts for peace. We each received a key to New Orleans, a city we all enjoyed, especially the French Quarter.
On a trip from Lawrence, Kan. to Independence, Mo., Ex-President Truman welcomed us to his library.
I was never homesick, but I was surely glad to see the mountains when I returned. Look for me in the March issue of "Seventeen". I hope you will enjoy the Heritage Trail story and the pictures taken in Oak Ridge, New Orleans, and Houston as much as I enjoyed being on the trail.
WI Students Take Many Tests: November and December seem to be test month at Washington Irving as the ACT test, College Board Examination, and the SCAT Test have been or will be given during these months.
More than fifty seniors planning to attend West Virginia University or Potomac State next year took the ACT test a West Virginia University November 4. This examination is replacing the Placement Test, formerly given to students when they entered a state college, and tests students on their knowledge of English, mathematics, social studies, and natural science.
All juniors were required to take the SCAT test given on November 8 at Alderson Broaddus College.
The College Board Examination will be given for the first time this year on December 2. Washington Irving serves as a testing center for the central West Virginia area. Many colleges require that candidates for admission take one or more of these tests. The four National Merit Semi-finalists from Washington Irving will also take this test so that they may submit their scores to the scholarship sponsors.
Juniors Exceed Goal with $810.15 As Sales Profit: With sales amounting to $2,700.50, the Junior Class topped their goal of $750. Although the sale ended October 27 with a profit of $784.47, last minute sales raised the total to $810.15, which is more than any other class in WI's history had earned.
For the fifth consecutive year Miss Tiennebrunne's advisory group won the first prize, a five-pound box of candy. Their sales totaled $635.25. Mr. Gudekunst's advisory group received three points of candy for their sales, which totaled $532.70. Third place went to Mr. Traugh's advisory group, who received a two pound box of candy.
Fourth place went to Mr. Hall's with $406.25; fifth place, Miss Hollins' with $381.15; sixth place Mr. Frederick's with $231.55.
Miss Nutter is in '62 Who's Who: Miss Virginia Nutter, Latin and English teacher, has been honored by being elected to "Who's Who in Education 1962", a recognition to teachers and administrators who have served on local, state, and national levels.
The book, published every five years, is a professional profile stating the education, accomplishments, and positions held by the teacher.
Miss Nutter was recommended by the National Educational Assoaciation, her requirements being the publication of 20 articles for the West Virginia School Journal, helping with an English textbook, serving on a National Committee, and acting as president of Classroom Teachers of America.
36 Senior Girls Try for Awards: On December 5, the Betty Crocker Search for the American Homemaker of Tomorrow Test will be held, under the supervision of Miss Una Jarvis, home economics teacher.
The test is sponsored by General Mills. It is a program offering added educational experience to all girls who participate and providing opportunities for advanced training to girls winning scholarships.
The state winner receives a $1,500 Betty Crocker scholarship and an educational tour in April and May, 1962, at General Mill's expense.
The national winner, the Betty Crocker All-American Homemaker of Tomorrow, will receive a $5,000 scholarship. The second place winner will receive a $4,000 scholarship; the third place winner will receive a $3,000 scholarship; and the fourth place winner a $2,000 scholarship.
Seniors who will take this test are Jean Singleton, Rae Varner, Margaret Heflin, Sandra Wallace, Martha Phillips, Susan Lemaster, Shirley Corathers, Becky Sharpe, Sharon Linn, Judy Peoria, Gigi Selby, Jane Davis, Beverly Wright, Linda White, Lauya Stracke, Dianne Moffett, Sharon Dillon, Carolyn Mills, Cherry Austin, Sandi Taylor, Carolyn Hilson, Joy Greene, Jo Haught, Janice Jones, Lee Conrad, Patty Lipscomb, Phyllis Williams, Pam Hall, Kitty Wysong, Cheryl Holmes, Judy Whitehair, Sharon Sylvester, Joyce Reed, Barbara Birshtein, Shelia Dennison, and Natalie Harrison.
WIHS Has New Lab Equipment: When the students taking science courses went into their labs this year they found new equipment. The biology students found a new film strip projector and film strips on plant life, and a bio-scope. The chemistry students found new chemicals, and the physics students found a geiger counter, motor transformer, a cathode ray tube, an electric tuning fork a demonstrator AC/DC motor generator, an optical disc, two new balances, and a static electricity machine.
David Brown Receives Letter of Commendation: In recognition of his excellent performance on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, Dave Brown has been awarded a letter of commendation.
Mr. John M. Stalnaker, president of the National Merit scholarship Corporation, stated: "The Letters of Commendation provide tangible recognition of the commended students' high ability. It is our earnest hope that the recipients will continue their education and thus benefit not only themselves, but also the nation.
Dave was among the high school juniors in more than 15,000 schools who took the NMSQT last March. The test is a three-hour examination that covers five separate areas of educational development. It was the first step in the seventh annual Merit Program.
Bill Bowie Chosen Boy of the Month: Bill Bowie, treasurer of the senior class, was chosen Boy of the Month for November by the Kiwanis Educational Committee. Bill, who is co-captain of the football team, a member of Hi-Y, track and A-Choir, is the second of three sons of the Reverend and Mrs. William Bowie of Christ's Episcopal Church.
Bill resides with his parents, brother, and Admiral, his dog, at 601 Marian Street. During the summer months he plays baseball for the American Legion League, and in his spare time works on automobiles.
101 WI Students Qualify for First Period Honors: One hundred and one students at Washington Irving High School qualified for the first six-week's period Honor Roll. To make the Honor Roll one must have an over-all average of B, or better.
Martha Ann Norman, a junior, was the only student to earn a straight-A average.
Twenty-three seniors earned a B average: Barbara Birshtein, David Brown, Sandra Clark, Jane Davis, Joy Greene, Pamela Hall, John Harpold, Josephine Haught, Margaret Heflin, Mimi Hodges, Connie Leasburg, Danny Losh, Richard Lynch, Holly McMunn, Gary Norris, Jean Singleton, Steve Snyder, Lauya Stracke, Barry Talkington, Manalea Weekley, Judy Whitehair, Susan Woofetr, Beverly Wright.
Seventeen juniors qualified: Mary Averill, Pamela Cutright, Janet Fankhouser, Marcia Fox, Patty Gainer, Andrea Gottleib, Julie Hoblitzell, Lucy Meredith, Frances Oliverio, Mary Pierce, Ronald Rogers, Carolyn Smith, Cheryl Taylor, Blair Thrush, James Van Deevender, Wendell Young.
Twenty-three sophomores: Carol Bauld, Steve Bockell, Carol Findley, Phillip Fowler, James Genin, Holly Hill, Carolyn James, Jeanne Linger, Brenda Logue, Elizabeth Lowther, David Lynch, Norman Nelson, Geraldine Phillips, Joan Plum, Nancy Pollack, Judy Propst, Pam Randolph, Linda Rogers, Braden Swaney, Janice Ware, Sharon Winters, Bill Yoke, Marsha Young.
Thirty freshmen: Bob Aaron, Marcia Booth, Sharon Buseman, Robin Darrall, Linda Deffet, James Freeman, Rodney Gay, Carol Gottlieb, Susie Hayes, Donna Hollandsworth, Alan Holmes, Thomas Humphries, Robert Lees, Patty Kay Linn, Holda Logston, Linda Mackall, John McCusky, Mary R. McDaniels, Jerry McMunn, Dorothy Miller, Janis Noe, Paul Patton, Debbie Powell, Susan Randolph, Ellen Reid, Jamie Robinson, Susan Robinson, Ann Marie Ryan, Mary Lou Sacks, Thomas Stealey, Ernest Swiger, Nancy Swiger, Harold Tate, Peter Thrush, Michael Vernon, Richard Wagner, Linda Warner, Linda Yeager.
WI Band is Busy with Activities: Having completed (from the musical standpoint) another football season, the Washington Irving High School Band is now practicing for band concerts and parades. The band appeared Saturday morning, November 11, in the Armistice Day parade and will participate in the November 24 Christmas parade held in Clarksburg.
New additions to the majorette line this year are Annette Shaffer, Penny Shanaman, Susan Christie, Sherry Taylor, and Carolyn Smith.
Seniors previously in the line are Kendra White, Marilyn Hurst and Gigi Selby. Twirlers selected are Susan Morrison and Sandra Davis, and Drum Majors are Barry Talkington and Holly McMunn.
Heidi Peschel Tells of Life in Cen. Europe: A student with an unusual background who has remained undiscovered at Washington Irving High School for two years is Heidemarie Peschel, who now resides at 258 Haymond Highway with her parents.
Born in Poland, Heidemarie attended a Polish school for one and one-half years and then a German school in Poland from the second to the fifth grades, where she learned four languages, Polish, German, Russian, and English.
To get to school, Heidemarie walked five miles to the train station, rode fourteen miles on the train, and then walked one and one-half miles to the school. After attending the seventh and eighth grades in West Germany, Heidemarie came to America where she attended Broadway for one year, Fairmont West Junior High for one month, and then WI.
Now a Junior, Heidemarie is taking French which makes her fifth language.
When asked how she liked life in America, Heidemarie said that she liked it very much and added, "Life was very hard in Poland which was then under communistic rule."
Choral Clinic to be Novermber 29: On the evening of November 29, in the Washington Irving High School auditorium, the Harrison County Choral Clinic will present its annual concert of 18 songs under the direction of Mr. Joseph Goltz, head of the Choral and Opera Department at West Virginia University.
The choir is composed of high school students from Bridgeport, Bristol, Lumberport, Shinnston, Roosevelt-Wilson, Victory, Unidis, and Washington Irving and practices weekly at Central Junior High School. On November 27, 28, and 29, Mr. Goltz will work with the choir in preparation for the concert that week.
The participating high school directors are Mrs. Andrew, chairman of the clinic, Mr. Whitener, Mrs. Holden, Mrs. Tharpe, Mrs. Riley, Miss Orcutt, Mrs. Phillips, and Mrs. Lawman.
Among the soloists performing Wednesday night will be Nancy Adams, Linda Isner, Sue Williams, Ray Bond, Gay McCullough, Bill Arnett, Jack McWhorter, Albert Hoffman, and Jane Davis.
Hi-Y News: Following the established tradition of attending church together once a month, the WI Hi-Y met with a good turnout at the First Methodist Church, Sunday, November 12.
The Hi-Y/B-Square assembly will be February second.
The District Hi-Y meeting will be held Friday, Dec. 1, at Morgantown High School, beginning at 7:30 pm.
Lwr Us Be Thankful: Again it's the month for national gratitude and the time to ask ourselves for what we are thankful. If we can't be thankful for what we have received, at least we can be thankful for what we have, so far, escaped.
We no longer demand that we catch up with Russia. If we did that we would have to rip up 14 of every 15 miles of highway and two out of every three miles of railroads, sink eight out of every nine ocean-going vessels, scrap 19 our of every 20 cars and trucks, destroy 50 million TV sets and nine out of every ten telephones.
We'd have to put 60 million of our people back on farms which they wouldn't own, and jam most of the remainder into city tenements. These are some of the things to remember at this Thanksgiving season.
Halloween Behavior: Congratulations! None of our boys were found in the building on the corner of Washington and Court Streets on the night of October 31.
There was no damage done to the school; as a matter of fact, none of the windows were soaped. It was the kind of Halloween all enjoy -- full of fun and harmless pranks.
It would seem that the WI students are growing up and no longer act like ten year olds. One might even go so far as to say that they are proud of their school and respect it.
Pause a Moment; Give Thanks: In 1863, during the bleakest days of the Civil War when some of the bloodiest battles of the conflict were being waged and people's spirits were at a low ebb, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that a day of national thanksgiving would be observed ont eh lat Thursday of November.
Now, nearly a century later, some people may believer that the world situation is too grave to pause a moment to think about our blessings. But, if the people of 1863 could turn away from the great national crisis to heed Lincolns' proclamation, we of 1961 can surely find time to forget any troubles that may be present, to give thanks for everything we have, and to think about the other people of the world who do not have these things. Then we will certainly agree we are the most fortunate nation on the globe.
The Library Belongs to You: The library belongs to you. Do you use it just when some teacher makes a special assignment or do you browse for your own pleasure and see how much help the library can be to you in all subjects?
Many people think that it is used just to take out books for book reports; others come in after school with the rush because they must have an American History book for a map or a botany book to look up the birds and the bees.
If you knew the pleasure that a library could give you during your lifetime, you would learn to use its facilities while you have the opportunity.
Is There Improvement?: According to a WBOY radio editorial, "there has been a noticeable change in the littering around Washington Irving High School, although this problem is not yet completely solved".
We, the students of WI, cannot stand on a bad reputation. Many trash containers are placed in convenient locations about the school -- use them.
Let's make all Clarksburg know that WI is proud of its name and won't have it blurred by a problem that can be solved.
Remember -- "Every litter bit hurts!"
NROTC Test Dec. 1: Applications are now available for the annual NROTC college training program, to be given December 9, 1961. This program is open to all high school seniors and graduates who can qualify.
Upon receipt of a baccalaureate degree and completion of naval science training, NROTC students are appointed as career officers in the Navy or Marine Corps.
Persons attaining a qualifying score will be given the Navy's rigid physical exam next February.
Student Visitors Welcomed at WI: Friday, November 24, WI had two visitors, Bogga Christiens from Rekjavik, Iceland, and Barbara Brondike, from Wilmington, Delaware.
Bogga is an exchange student, who arrived in the United States in August and who will be living in Wilmington with Barbara and her family until June.
The girls came at this time of year to see the beautiful sights in West Virginia and to visit Barbara's aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Swiger of Clarksburg.
New Students: Among the new students at Washington Irving this year are two seniors, Julia Zurzulo and Virginia Romano from Broadway; one sophomore, Mary Conely, from Parkersburg; and two freshmen, Rose Bosley from Weston and Shelia Caynor from Unidis.
Tree Club Has New Members: Tree Club members have been kept busy lately with the election of new members and yearbook pictures.
New members are seniors Holly McMunn, Mitzy Brinkley, Judy Waugh, Lauya Stracke, Judy Peoria, CJ Fetchero, Sam Ellis, Carolyn Wolfe, Patty Thompson, Bill Spears, Jon Rose, Gwen Lang, Frank Fragomene, Sue Wagner, Susan Beverage, David Brown, Joan Rector, and Joyce Reed.
Junior members are Jim Sims, Betsy Dillmore, Janet Fankhouser, Emily Rokisky, Annette Shaffer, Andy Gottleib, Linda Long, Martha Norman, Bob White and Diane White.
If You're Hungry Don't Read This: Mmm -- where have all those inviting odors I've been smelling coming from? If my "smeller" is right (and I think it is), they've been drifting through the halls from room 105.
Miss Riley has been teaching her Home Ec. student s the secrets of a good cook. To date, the girls have prepared such tasty treats as cinnamon toast with hot chocolate, tomato soup with cheese crackers, French toast, potato soup with cheese biscuits, and homemade biscuits.
I don't know about you, but when I get wind of those delicious odors, I get downright hungry. Boys, BEWARE! The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
85 Students Attend U Class in Journalism: Eighty-five students representing 15 high school newspapers in West Virginia and Pennsylvania heard Jim Comstock give the keynote address for the 27th annual meeting of the West Virginia Association of Journalism Directors.
Mr. Comstock pointed out how a high school newspaper, like a small community weekly newspaper, can be an asset to that "community".
Following Mr. Comstock's address, students were then introduced to staff members of the University's newspaper, The Daily Athenaeum, and heard these staff members give brief talks on their duties.
Class sessions were then held in reporting, makeup, sports reporting, advertising, photography, and critiques on individual newspapers.
Schools represented at the conference included Morgantown; St. Francis of Morgantown; Washington Irving, Clarksburg; Magnolia, New Martinsville; Charlseston High, Charleston; Parkersburg; Keyser; Mullens; Martinsburg; Bridgeport; Warwood of Wheeling; Romney; Central Catholic of Wheeling; and two Pennsylvania schools, Kittanning Senior High and Turkeyfoot High.
'Here's to Your Discontinued Good Health' -- Kruschev: "Russians set off 50 megaton bomb." "Tests are now over", says Mr. K. Yes, their tests are now completed just as ours were in 1958.
And what effect will these tests have on OUR lives?
There are three principal radioactive elements in these bombs which will play a part in our future. The first is Stontium-90, which causes leukemia and bone cancer. It will affect primarily your children and impacts those whose calcium formation is not yet completed, and because of St-90's long life, it will be around for years to come.
The second element is Cesium-137/ Reports say that this element in the next few generations will cause physical and mental defects in 160,000 children! The last element, and probably the worst of all, is Carbon-14. Some scientists say this horrible force released on mankind will kill or cripple 4,000,000 children!!
The significance of these figures lies on the fact that these statistics concern OUR children! If this radiation were centered in one spot, it could, in time, wipe out half the population of New York City or half of W. Va.'s population. These statistics mean that the children of every other citizen would be marked for death or life in a mental institution. Maybe you would be an unlucky one. Maybe you will be an unlucky one.
The radiation will fall in next springs' rain. April showers will bring more than May flowers.
Lost and Found: There are certainly quite a few forgetful students at WI, for the lost and found drawer grows fuller every day. Among the nicer items are two pairs of glasses in pink cases and a watch. There are also bracelets, earrings, pens, necklaces, compacts and wallets.
If you lose or find some belonging, go to the office.
47% of '61 Class Continue Education: Of the 186 members of the Class of 1961, 88 students or 47% of the class have gone on to higher learning. Comparing this record with the class of '57, we find that both classes have the same percentage.
West Virginia Colleges claimed 47 boys and 30 girls with WVU being the favorite among the students. Eleven students went out of the state. In Clarksburg five girls are studying nursing at St. Mary's School of Nursing. West Virginia Business College has two boys and five girls enrolled.
Three girls are attending Beautician School and one boy is attending Barber School.
Compared to the class of '57 the number of marriages have decreased from 10 to only three in '61.
Forty-three students started to work after graduation compared to 56 graduates in 1957, which shows that more students are continuing with some form of education. Then joined the different branches of the armed forces.
Botany Class Discusses Radiation: Because of the present day world crisis, Mrs. Martino's Botany classes took time out to study radiation and its effects, the cause of our nation's unrest.
As a prelude to this study, the classes were given a background on Communism and Mr. K's diabolical plans to overrun and bury us. Through discussion, students concluded that if they would work as hard for Democracy as the Russians work for Communism, there would be no problems.
What is wrong with our outlook on radiation? Are we too engrossed in our private worlds to be concerned about something which could wipe us from the face of the earth?
Radiation is not to be laughed at! It causes a decrease of the white blood cells which in turn may cause cancer and increase susceptibility to disease. It may also cause internal bleeding. In addition radiation presents an even more serious threat to future generation. We must wake up to reality, and now is the time -- before it's too late.
Elkins Crushes Hilltoppers: After trailing their Randolph County hosts, Elkins, by only a 7 - 0 score throughout most of the first half, the Hilltoppers, within a span of three minutes, were knocked completely out of contention by long, scoring punt returns by Elkins and a fumble lost deep in their own territory.
Elkins scored early as John Dressler moved the ball to the Lee Streeter's 5 on two long runs. Brad Sanders then scored on the next play and add the PAT, cracking over center. With neither team able to mount an offensive, it appeared the half might end with this score; but with four minutes remaining in the half, the roof caved in on the Mooremen.
The first blow came when Eugene Hunter received a punt on his own 35 and raced to pay dirt for the Tigers' second score. A pass from Gary Irwin to Neil Kuhl was good for the extra point. When the Gold and Blue could not keep a drive going, they punted to their 25 where Sanders took the ball and was on his way to his second touchdown. Hunter's kick for the extra point was good. Elkins scooped up a WI fumble on the Hilltopper's 15 and Dressler tallied on the next play with an Irwin-to-Marvin Gutshall aerial for the point after, making the halftime score 28 - 0.
Elkins scored twice more in the second half, once on a 90 yard run by Hunter who kicked the successful extra point. The enemy scored the second time on a pass from Irwin to Joe Dakan covering thirty yards.
WI scores came on an 18-yard run, capping a 60-yard drive, and a 5-yard run following a pass interception by Glenn Capehart which carried the ball to the Elkins 5. Nicky Stevens scored both TD's and both extra points, running for the first, and drop-kicking for the second.
It was the Hilltopper's final road trip of the season.
Mohigans Defeat WI Runners: By defeating the Hilltoppers 15 - 48, October 21, Morgantown High's cross-country team, state champions for the past two seasons, continued their dominance over WI, who has not beaten the Mohigans in the three years they have fielded a team. The event was held at the Morgatown Country Club.
Dave Trickett paced the hosts, running the 2.1 mile course in 11 minutes, 11 seconds. Dave Garlow, MHS, was second; Ronald Jenkins, MHS, third; Jerry Glendenin, MHS, fourth; Ralph Greene, MHS, fifth; Joe Reed, WI, sixth; and Robert Berkshire, MHS, seventh.
Scoring is based on the finish of the first five runners from each school. After the first five runners are in, if any of the remaining runners beat out one of the other school's top five, the other school's score does not count for that runner. The lowest score wins the meet with first place counting one point, second place two points, third place three, etc.
WI Breaks Loss Column Against Bucs: The Mooremen looked as if they would break their losing streak Homecoming night behind the fine offensive play of Clarence Grose and the sparkling defensive play of Doug Aspy.
Until the final period of play, it looked as if WI would win its first game; then, out of the fog, little (5' 5", 115 lbs) Bob Hood of the Bucs caught a pass from quarterback Hornbeck to tie the game 6 - 6.
This was the way the game ended with WI breaking the losing column for the first time this year.
Although both teams were close to pay dirt in the first half, neither team could get that extra few yards it needed to break the game open. Both teams used a great variety of running and passing plays although the Bucs completed 8 of 13 passes and WI completed 1 of 8.
By intercepting three of WI's passes, Curtis Payne was a pain in the neck for WI and was a constant threat of the offensive as well. The final score was the Hilltoppers 6 and the Bucs 6.
Polar Bears Edge Lee Streeters 6 - 0: At Hite Field, Oct. 27, Fairmont West eked out a Big Ten Conference win of WI's Gold and Blue, on the strength of a second period touchdown.
The Westsides dominated play in the first half and had moved inside the WI 20 twice previously but could not push the ball into the end zone until their only score which came late in the second period.
Although playing a good defensive game, the Hilltoppers were unable to mount a serious offensive threat of their own until late in the fourth quarter. A Fairmont player was smeared as he attempted to punt the ball from his own 39. With a fourth and five situation from the 12, Bob Combs flipped an aerial into the arms of end Ray Smith which was dropped and which ended the Hilltopper's threat.
Offensively, WI was led by Clarence Grose and Bill Bowie, while Dick Yoke and Doug Aspy stood out defensively.
Radio Club Begins Year: At the first meeting of the Radio Club the members elected Stever Berman, President; Kendra White, Vice-president; Mimi Hodges, Secretary; and John Harpold, Treasurer.
Old members of the club include Jon Rose, Martha Norman, and Jerry Hustead.
New members for the 1961-62 year are Barry Talkington, Dave Brown, Annette Shaffer, Susan Christie, Darla Merrill, Emily Rokisky, Bob White, John North, Brenda Winston, Anita Ritchie, and Bob Baker.
The radio programs this year will alternate with popular music and group discussions which should be interesting to all.
WI Will Play All Home Games in New Armory: The General Nathan Goff Armory, dedicated Oct. 22, will be the scene of the 1961-62 home basketball schedule for the Washington Irving Hilltoppers. The schedule for the Gold and Blue is as follows:
|Jan. 9||Fairmont West||Home|
|Jan. 30||Fairmont East||Home|
|Feb. 1||Fairmont West||Away|
|Feb. 9||Fairmont East||Away|
WI Falls Prey to Eagles, 28 - 7: WI fell to cross-town rival Victory in a November 10 contest at Hite Field, as both teams closed out their season.
After a scoreless first period, the Eagles chalked up the first of their three, second-period TD's on a long downfield drive, following a WI punt. Carl Nichols plunged over from three yards out and then ran the extra point capping the drive.
WI lost the ball on the kickoff by means of a fumble, and Victory soon marched to the one-yard line, from where McDaniel tallied. Johnston went around end for the extra point. The Mooremen failed to move the ball, and after they punted the Eagles scored again on a 30 yard scoring pass from Nichols to Dan Knight. McDaniel's successful run for the extra point made the halftime score 21 - 0.
Following a scoreless third stanza, the Eagles added their final score of the night on a drive covering 88 yards in ten plays with Nichols hitting pay dirt on a 4-yard run.
The Lee Streeters only score came in the dying minutes of the game as Dick Yoke hauled in a Victory punt and raced 70 yards down the sidelines for the score. Nicky Stevens drop-kicked the extra point and the game ended with the Hilltoppers trailing 28 - 7.
Gigi Selby is Crowned 1961 Queen: With the crowning of the queen, senior Gigi Selby, by Principal Kenneth Cubbon, Washington Irving's 1961 Homecoming activities got underway during the half time period of the Buckhannon-Washington Irving game, October 20. Miss Selby's escort was John Graham.
The queen's attendants were Linda White, senior; Susan Courtney, junior; Anita Ritchie, sophomore; and Barbara Minehart, freshman. Serving as their escorts were Steve Zinn, Charles Cooper, John Hersman, and Greg Knight.
Mike and Betsy Christie carried the queen's crown, a pearl tiara, which was purchased by the Tri-Hi-Y for use in future WI homecomings. The crown is presently in the trophy case.
As the ceremonies began, the queen and her escort, her attendants and their escorts, and the cheerleaders formed a procession across the field while the Washington Irving Gold and Blue band played a version of "hymn to the Sun" specially arrange for the occasion by Mr. Puffenbarger, the band director. The band stood in a semi-circular formation around the queen and her court during the coronation.
The queen and her attendants were chose by vote of their classmates.
Following the game, a semi-formal dance at the VFW brought the homecoming activities to a climax. The dance, held in honor of the queen, was sponsored by the Tri-Hi-Y with music furnished by Johnny Coulson's orchestra.
WI College Day Held October 27: To acquaint the upperclassmen with W. Va. colleges and the branches of the armed forces, representatives from several colleges and the Army, Navy, and Air Force were at WI for the annual College Day, October 27.
Mr. Davis, graduate of WI and Salem College's representative who gave a short talk about education, introduced the representatives to the student body.
Each representative was assigned a certain room where any upperclassman, interested in knowing more about the college, could ask questions.
Thanksgiving Speaker: The Reverend Samuel Glass of the First Presbyterian Church spoke to the Tri-Hi-Y girls Monday, November 13.
In his remarks on Thanksgiving, the speaker emphasized what we, as citizens of the United States should be thankful for, and compared the living conditions of other countries with the conditions and standards of America.
Miss Susan Stout Dies in Illinois: Friends of Miss Susan Stout, Washington Irving Class of 1954, were saddened last week when they learned of her death in Illinois where she was attending school.
Co-valedictorian of her high school class, Miss Stout had graduated from the University of North Carolina, and at the time of her death was working on her doctor's degree in the University of Illinois. She was a philosophy and psychology major.
Miss Stout , who was born and reared in Clarksburg, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Stout of 134 Thompson Street, Clarksburg.
Speech Class Students Make Stage Debut: "Louder, much louder please -- project your voice to the last row -- stand up straight, shoulders back, head up -- breath deep -- make that diaphragm work!"
It is not unusual to see Jim Pulice rolling on the stage, Sharon Conwell demonstrating cheers, or Tom Thorn telling how to win football games, since the speech classes have moved to the auditorium for a few days.
Several lucky passers-by caught a glimpse of the performances given by the speech students and were surprised to find so much talent in the senior class.
UNICEF Drive 'Trick or Treat' Results in $1300: On Saturday, October 28, the United Christian Youth Movement sponsored the annual "Trick or Treat" for UNICEF in Clarksburg between 6:30 and 8:30 pm.
Seventeen Protestant churches, with the assistance of the youth of the Tree of Life Synagogue, participated in the drive. The groups collected $1300 for UNICEF.
The drive was conducted by the officers of the UCYM -- Dave Brown, president; Jane Davis, vice-president; Mimi Hodges and Jo Haught, secretaries; Jack McWhorter, treasurer; and Vera Lowther, Dave Kuhl, Linda White, Betsy Dilmore, and Kathy Hyman, area chairmen.
Freshmen Choose Two Cheerleaders: When the freshman class gathered November 1, Wednesday afternoon, in the school auditorium, 31 girls participated in tryouts for class cheerleaders.
Carol Gottlieb was chosen varsity cheerleader while Cathy Ross, runner-up, will serve as reserve cheerleader. Carol will begin cheering with the WI - Victory football game and will continue throughout her three remaining years of high school. Cathy will cheer with the reserves during basketball season, and in her senior year will cheer with the Varsity squad.
Former WIHS Student Reigns as Mrs. West VA.: Mrs. Donald Douglas, the former Miss Alice Selby, a graduate of Washington Irving High School with the class of 1951, was selected to represent West Virginia in the Mrs. America Pageant to be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in November.
Mrs. Douglas, or Alice, as she is known in Clarksburg, was very active in high school where she was a member of National Honor Society, Permanent Athena, A-Choir, and Be Square. She also was a senior princess.
After graduation from college, she became Mrs. Donald Douglas and moved to Germany to be with her husband who was in the Army.
After returning from Germany the couple lived in Fairmont for a short while where their first child Stephanie, now three, was born. They then moved to Parkersburg where their second child Robb Charles was born a year ago.
Before being chosen Mrs. West Virginia, Mrs. Douglas was chosen as Mrs. Ohio Valley.
B-Square Designs OLD, NEW Customs: With the 1961-62 school year well under way, the Be Square organization has decided upon a plan that it hopes will become a yearly tradition at WI. Instead of each member buying the symbolic pins of the club every year, the girls will buy club jewelry and in successive years, each big sister will pass her pin on to her little sister.
As did the previous club, the organization plans to sell gold and blue basketball ribbons. These ribbons not only add a touch of color to the student body, but also show its support for the team.
Parents' Night Held at WI: At the annual Parents' Night, held Thursday evening, November 9, from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, parents were given the opportunity to meet and talk to teachers in classrooms.
A special bell, rung at 8:30 pm, summoned all to the school auditorium, where an informative program was presented, which included a motion picture, and selections by David Brown, Mimi Hodges, Pamela Hall, and Bill Arnett.
President, Bill Arnett; Vice-president, Rae Ann Varner; Secretary, Sharon Conwell; Treasurer, Bob Combs; Sponsor, Mrs. Andrew; meets every day, fifth period.
Future Nurses of America
President, Lauya Stracke; Vice-president, Martha Ann Norman; Secretary, Donna Law; Treasurer, Esther Charcandy; Sponsor, Miss Riley; meets monthly, second Tuesday.
President, Gigi Selby; Vice-president, Mimi Hodges; Secretary, Sharon Conwell; Treasurer, Tootie Weaver; Chaplain, Barbara Birshtein; Sponsor, Miss Kishbabagh; meets second and fourth Mondays.
President, Steve Berman; Vice-president, Kendra White; Secretary, Mimi Hodges; Treasurer, John Harpold; Sponsor, Mr. Davis.
National Honor Society
President, David Brown; Vice-president, Jack McWhorter; Secretary, Barbara Birshtein; Treasurer, Stephen McGee; Sponsor, Miss Bailey; meets every Wednesday.
President, Lauya Stracke; Vice-president, Esther Charcandy; Secretary, Albert Hoffman; Treasurer, Kendra White; Sponsor, Miss Taylor; meets every Thursday at 3:30.
President, Jack McWhorter; Vice-president, Barry Talkington; Secretary, Cassie McDougal; Treasurer, Bob Gainer, Shirley Burnell; Director, Mr. Puffenbarger.
President, Tootie Weaver; Vice-president, Bill Spears; Secretary, Mimi McNutt; Treasurer, Blair Thrush; Representative, Judy Cline; Sponsor, Mr. Frederick; meetings when called.
President, John Haropold; Vice-president, Margaret Heflin; Secretary, Kitty Wysong; Treasurer, Nancy Byard; Representative, Judy Cline; Sponsor, Miss Nutter; meetings monthly, first Monday.
President, Sam Ellis; Vice-president, Dave Rowe; Secretary, Jack McWhorter; Treasurer, Carl Shaffer; Chaplain, Carl Fetchero; Sergeant at Arms, Bill Arnett; Sponsor, Mr. Moore; meetings first and third Mondays.
Grand Sequoia, Elizabeth Ribas; Vice Grand Sequoia, Barry Talkington; Papyrus, Kendra White; Chief Tree Surgeon, Steve Berman; Supreme Dogwood, Marilyn Hurst; Sponsor, Mr. Heckert; meets monthly, first day of full moon.
President, Sam Ellis; Vice-president, Barbara Birshtein; Secretary/Treasurer, Blair Thrush.
President, Becky Sharpe; Vice-president, LaDonne McWilliams; Secretary, Sharon Woodson; Treasurer, Sandy Taylor, Sue Davis.
President, Barry Talkington; Vice-president, John Harpold; Secretary, Barbara Birshtein; Treasurer, Kitty Wysong; Representative, Judy Cline; Sponsor, Miss Tiennebrunne.
Fillers: Parking meters take in about $130 each year for American cities, the American Municipal Association estimates.
One million or more fires occur every year.
The giraffe is the tallest of all animals and full-grown male giraffes may be 18 or more feet high.
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