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Memories of the Class of 1951
President: Bob Cannon
Vice President: Ronnie Milligan
Secretary: Geri Snider (LaPort)
Treasurer: Winnie Williams (Cotton)
Class Colors - Blue and Gold
Motto - "Not for ourselves, but for all"
Flowers - Delphinium and Yellow Rose
Remember the Seventh Grade at Alexander Graham Junior High ?
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Remember Graduation night ?
180 on the Senior Roll - June 4, 1951
The Senior Trip to Washington
A few other snapshots have turned up:
FHS Basketball Team
Thanks to Bill Webb for the team pictures
Majorettes Friday night Football
The Old Gang
1950 "After the game"
Above pictures courtesy of Pat Gibson Smith
and Malcolm Bethune
Above pictures courtesy of Kitty Bramble
The American's Creed - Presented to us by Frank
Ertel Carlyle (1897-1960) US Representative North Carolina 7th District
1949 - 1957
Find your copy and frame it.
Junior Senior Prom
1951 Prom Theme Song
Moonlight and Roses
Moonlight and roses
Bring wonderful memories of you,
My heart reposes
In beautiful thoughts so true;
June light discloses
Love's olden dreams sparkling anew,
Moonlight and roses
Bring memories of you.
North Korean offensive pushes beyond the 38th parallel; truce
President Truman calls Russia a world wide aggressor; the Cold War becomes
General Douglas MacArthur relieved of command in Korea.
Puerto Rico becomes a United States commonwealth.
Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister for the second time.
Electricity generated from nuclear power for the first time.
Mass production of penicillin and streptomycin reaches records.
New York Yankees win the World Series over the New York Giants,
Joe Dimaggio retires from the New York Yankees while Mickey Mantle starts his
Best Film - An American in Paris
Best Actor - Humphrey Bogart for the African Queen
Best Actress - Vivien Leigh - A Streetcar named Desire
On Broadway - The King and I
Other Movies: A Place in the Sun - Elizabeth Taylor,
Strangers on a Train - Farley Grainger, Robert Walker
The Day the Earth Stood Still - Michael Rennie, Patrica Neal
A Christmas Carol - Alastair Sim, Kathleen Harrison
The Red Badge of Courage - Audie Murphy
The Thing from Another World - Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheriden
When Worlds Collide - Richard Derr, Barbara Rush
Alice in Wonderland - Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Winn
The King and I opens on Broadway
Songs: Hello Young Lovers, Getting to Know
You, Cry, Kisses Sweeter than Wine, In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening.
Books: A Man Called Peter, Catherine
Marshall; Lie down in Darkness, William Styron; Desiree, Annemarie
Selinko; From Here to Eternity, James Jones; The Caine Mutiny,
Herman Woulk; The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger
TV Shows: I Love Lucy, Adventures of
Ellery Queen, Captain Video, What's My Line
CBS presented the first commercial color TV broadcast but the
public had only Black & White.
Movie theatres experiment with wide screen projection and 3-D effects.
Dennis the Menace premieres.
Tupperware, Swanson Frozen Dinners and baseball cards were introduced.
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September 01, 2014
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