Tuscaloosa High School
Superintendent of Education Dr H.G. Dowling
Through high school they fly! Seven hundred and more a year, our
young people - thin ones, fat specimens, dull, brilliant, plain,
exquisite, courteous and gentle, rude with the ignorant haste of
youth, patient and industrious, lazy beyond description, bane of
the teacher's existence, and also ample reward for every effort!
Hullabaloo in the wide hallways, regular beat of cheering from
the pep sessions, roars from the football field, sweet harmony
in band and chorus rooms, secret whisperings of clubs and cabals,
rumors of heavy thinking in Math and Science and English halls!
And then all too suddenly the last day of school is here;we hand
them a little parchment roll, give them a friendly pat upon the
shoulder,and send them out to ways that neither we nor they have
properly foreseen.......... H.G. Dowling 1940
Secretary to Superintendent of Education Miss Susie Mae Smith
Miss Smith was formerly Principal of Tuscaloosa Junior High School
Board of Education:
Mr J. Gordon Madison
Mr Hayse Tucker
Mr J.A. Duckworth
Mr Rueben Wright
Mrs Sam Wiesel
Dr H.G. Dowling
Principal of Tuscaloosa Senior High School Miss Clara Verner
You come to us as freshmen, wide-eyed, expectant, uncertain in
your new surroundings. You leave us three years later, poised,
perhaps even a bit sophisticated. In the interval we hope you
have experienced the exhilaration of play, the inspiration of
dreams, the satisfaction and pride that comes to those who can
truly say, We have fought the good fight; we have finished our
course." Clara Verner (Miss Clara) 1940
MISS EVELYN ASHLEY Latin & French. Sponsors the Latin & French
Clubs. Began classes with "Now, people."
MISS ANNA BROWN Literature & English. Guides the Jennie Brown
Club. Began classes with "All right, students."
MR KARL BRUDER Art. Art staff of the Black Warrior under his
wing. Remarks, "Just relax and let yourself go."
MR CARLETON BUTLER Band & Instrumental Music. Master mind of the
red coats and majorettes. "Jeez, let's get going."
MISS MARGARET CAMPBELL Vocational Home Economics. Adviser for the Future
Homemakers of America. When lifting gum, "You look
very nice today, dear, except for one thing."
MISS VERNON CLARKE Distributive Education. Directs the Salesmanship
Club. "Get out your notebooks and get to work."
MRS M.W. CLINTON Health and Girls' Physical Education. Sponsors
the Pep Squad and works with Girl Scouts. Warns,
"I can't pass you if you won't dress."
MR MATTHEW W. CLINTON English and Social Studies. Royal Director of
R.O.F.B...."I WILL NOT talk above you. When you
get through, I'll begin."
MISS WILLIE DAFFRON Librarian. Asks, "Now just what do you think I
ought to do to you."
MISS EM DONOHO Chemistry and Photography. Faculty adviser for
the Camera Club and the Science Club. Heard to
say, "You must get understandings."
Mr CHARLES EBERSOLE Industrial Arts. Even above the machines you can
hear, "Now fellas."
MISS JEWEL ECHOLS English and Social Studies. Hi-Life consultant.
Rationalizes, "You can go if you give a good
reason for it."
MISS HELEN McGIFFERT Plane Geometry and Economic Geography. Adviser
for the Motion Picture Committee. Most familiar
theorem; "Get to work now."
MISS SUE McCLEOD Home Economics and Boys' Social Problems. Guiding
light of the C.G. and C.O.B.... Takes pride in
saying, "Let me tell you about my boys."
MISS VENA MORROW Stenography and Typing. Student Placement Bureau
organized under her supervision. Business-wisely
asks, "Is that business-like?"
MISS PEARL PATTON English and Social Studies. also French II.
Collects with the Stamp Club. Encourages with, "I
think that would be very interesting."
MISS RUBY PATTON Biology. Adviser for the Biology Club. Says often,
MISS MYRTLE PAYNE Bookkeeping and Business Training. Puns, "I'm a
Payne, but I can't help it."
MR TORREY FULLER English and Journalism. Responsible for the
Hi-Life. Parting shot, "Goodbye now."
MRS W.A. GRAY Senior Math and Freshman Algebra. Philosophizes:
"If you don't get it this year, you'll get it next."
MISS RUBYE GULLEY Algebra and Geometry. Busy with the business
staff of the Black Warrior. Constant Query:
"Where's my pencil."
MR FRANK KENDALL Coach and Boys' Physical Education. Advises Red
Letter Club. Also regularly advises:" Let's get
'em on, boys."
MRS VIVIAN LAWSON Librarian... Sotto voces:"Move to another table."
MISS IRMA McDAVITT Stenography and Typing. Urges "Limber up."
MISS LOUISE PHIFER American History and Vocational Guidance. Pilot
of the Boys' Hi-Y. Practices what she preaches:
MR VINCENT RAINES Speech. Taskmaster of the Greasepainters and
Debaters. Also well known to the Motion Picture
Committee. Urges, "Up and at 'em."
MISS ELIZABETH ROSE English and Social Studies. Sponsors Honor
Society. Mento for the editorial staff of the
Black Warrior. Always wants to know, "Where's
MISS FANNIE SCHMITT Head Librarian. Quiets with, "Quiet please."
MRS FESTUS SHAMBLIN Chorus Music. Shelters the A Cappella Choir
"I won't go another inch until you all get quiet."
MRS MAURICE STUCKEY Utley's Assistant in D.O.... Diversified comment,
"Be seated, students."
MRS E.D. THAMES Senior English. Ring leader in Remedial Reading
Familiar quotation:"Now, my little dears."
MR T.D. UTLEY Diversified Occupations. Faculty sponsor of the
D.O. Club. Comments with, "I wonder."
MR EDGAR E. WEAVER American History and Occupations. His word to the
wise, "Let us study."
MR GEORGE ZIVICH Physics. Paralyzes with, "I see a zero from here."
Tuscaloosa High School Senior Class - 1940
Abbott, Fontaine Adams, Lottie Apperson, Roger
Attwood, Marion Avery, Marion Bailey, G.E.
Barksdale, Amy Jean Barlowe, Eugene Barr, Lorraine
Bates, Billy Bates, Winsley Bidgood, Willis
Bowerman, Thomas Browne, Elizabeth Burkhalter, Kathleen
Burnum, John Burroughs, Dorothy Causey, Minnie Evelyn
Channell, James Chancey, Robert Chappell, Mary Helen
Clarke, Florinne Clary, Rick Clayton, Margie
Cleere, Mason Cobb, Lucy Lee Colburn, Leo
Cole, Jimmy Conner, Ellis Copeland, Billy
Copeland, James Cox, June Crisler, James
Cummings, Louise Dailey, Mildred Darden, Margaret Bell
Drew, Polly Ann Driskill, B.C. Duncan, Virginia
Durham, Wilson Easterling, Mary Echols, John
Elliott, Gus Ellis, Grace Englebert, Betty
Fehler, George Fields, Lorene Fowler, Edris
Gaines, Byron Gibbons, Howard Glass, Louise
Goode, Betty Goode, Grace Grace, Julia
Gray, Kathleen Gresham, Edward Gulledge, Jane
Haley, Mollie Hamby, Margaret Hanley, Mary Martha
Hanna, Barbara Hannah, Helen Hanson, Gloria
Hardin, Jack Harris, Ruth Herndon, Joyce
Herndon, Nan Hicks, Eloise Higginbotham, Nell
Hinton, Jimmy Hobson, Henry Holley, Jeanne
Holliman, Marie Hopper, J.T. Hubbard, Bonham
Hubbard, Mary Snow Hughes, Pat Hughes, Sarah
Hunter, Jessica Hutchins, Margaret Jackson, E.S.
Jacobs, Gene Jamison, Billy Johnson, Janice
Johnson, Melvin Johnson, Nellie Jones, Hal
Jones, Lucia Kartzinel, Shirley Kirkley, Eathon
Koster, Frances Krebs, Joe Lancaster, A.D.
Larsen, Keith Larsen, Laurene Little, Frank
Manderson, Margaret Marlowe, Forrest Mashburn, Ruby
Mayfield, Margie McLane, Dorothy McPherson, Lucille
Mize, Norman Moore, Jean Moorer, Ruth
Morton, Max New, Bobby O'Connor, Billy
O'Gwynn, Jean Oliver, Charles Panabaker, Jack
Parker, Ava Nelle Parker, John Partain, Betty Jo
Partrich, Mary Lee Patterson, Anne Lou Patton, Dorothy
Pearson, Robert Phillips, Gena Grace Pruett, Ruth
Ray, Elizabeth Ray, Frances Reuben, Marvin
Savage, James Schuyler, Imajean Sewell, Joe
Shirley, Margaret Sikes, Virginia Skelton, Ruby Dean
Smalley, Noah Snow, Dorothy Snyder, Beth
Stallworth, Nancy Stein, Lenora Strickland, Nell
Sullivan, Elaine Swindle, Sam Thornton, Lois
Thrower, W.G. Tillman, Elaine Tubbs, Robert
Tucker, Elsie Tucker, Opal Turner, Betty
Waldrop, Rosemary Watson, George Weaver, Inez
Williams, Billy Wilson, Lois Wooley, George
Wright, Gene Wright, James
CCC - Stevens Pass
Stevens Pass Side Camp
G.R. Hodges E.S. Griffin W.H. Vickery
T.A. Williamson K.B. Taylor C.G. Lilly
M.L. West H. McCurry L.O. McBryde
E. Lee C.R. Moon T.L. Lay
O.J. Davidson L.D. Peck D.A. Parker
F.G. Ozbolt D.A. Curl E. Thomas
J.W. Rogers G.E. Sledge C. McClung
C.A. Cates T.R. Bowerman B. Cowan
C.C. Connell B.G. Montgomery J.P. Crosswhite
O.W. Hicks G.L. Jackson M.T. Enis
H.F. Creasy B. Browning B. Brown
CCC - Chatter Creek
Chatter Creek Side Camp
E. Edwards C.L. Fletcher H.E. Hogan
R.D. Phillips H.E. Cobb C.L. Parker
R.S. Norwood C.L. Chapman W.G. Osborn
C.B. Redd C.C. Robbins R.T. Chandler
E. Lisby E.A. Minton J.R. Sellers
T.E. Cost A. Peek H.L. Stephenson
O. Hocutt S.E. Hindman R.L. Pennington
G.W. McElyea H.A. Muncher J.L. McCowan
P.J. Lindsey E.H. Mayes R. Allred
J.T. Hollingsworth B. White E. Harris
P.Z. Walker J.E. Allen
CCC - Main Camp - Camp Icicle
G. Kirk A.A. Powers H.F. Wilburn
T.L. Burden W.P. Morrow J.A. Hyatt
M. Elliot A.A. Fuller C. Franks
C.E. Wylie L.I. Haynie H.W. Poteete
W.T. White E.W. Thomas J.E. Watson
H. Eubanks L.J. McGahuey W.L. Wright
A. Franklin E. Hamilton C.R. Burnell
H.G. Campbell J.E. Kelly C.J. McCreless
C.J. Perry P. Jones B. Gillis
W.F. Glasgow W.J. Eason J.H. Pike
J.H. Hall F. Beard C.C. Whitehead
H.L. Adams J.D. Dailey V.I. Gold
C.L. Smith B.E. Henson L.C. Carpenter
J. Sproul J.J. Howard V.L. Parish
L.Z. Bragg O.F. Williams W.W. Turney
Z.A. Trotter M.B. Walker J.T. Crane
T.J. Minton J.E. Wilson W.E. Singleton
J.C. Sanders E.L. Vinson L.H. Page
C.H. Garrett M.I. Wright H.A. Gilchrist
G.R. McMullan J.W. Tucker P. Bell
W.C. Hanks H.P. Cobble O.V. Riggs
F.J. Moss J.E. Swindle P.P. Vest
H.I. J. Moore A.W. Butler E.W. Tidwell
E.D. Letson C.H. Brucke W.E. Johnson
D.L. Davis B.L. Knight C.R. Heaton
E.L. Williams C.W. Holland W. Gilchrist
V.H. Nelms J.D. Williams A.R. Hamilton
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