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MURRAY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
(Placed on the National Register of Historic Places June 21, 2004)


SCHOOL YEAR 1959-60

THANKS TO VERNON LOWERY
FOR LENDING HIS
ARROWHEAD 1960
FROM WHICH THIS MATERIAL IS TAKEN.

DEDICATION

They have understood our problems, assisted us with patience of steel, listened to our complaints with an admirable smile, inspired us with confidence, encouraged us when we were disheartened, and enhanced our chance for success.

Their determined effort to make us satisfied and happy shall always be remembered as one of our most precious high school memories. Words cannot express our appreciation for their various contributions; but to show how much we love, honor, and respect them, the 1960 Arrowhead Staff dedicates the 60 Arrowhead to THE PARENTS OF THE SENIOR CLASS.

SCHOOL OFFICIALS


The Board of Education members were:

Carl Davis, William Baynes, James Loughridge (Chairman), William Beavers, T. P. Ramsey, John Webb, L. N. Foster.

Ray Bagley was County School Superintendent.

FACULTY

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C. W. Bradley was Principal.
Miss Margaret Adams, mathematics
Mrs. C. W. Bradley, biology
Mr. Howell C. Brown, business
Miss Edna Jo Butler, homemaking
Mr. Van Compton, English, business English
Mrs. Herschell A. Green, civics, world history, government, geography
Mr. Douglas G. Griffin, coach, English, mathematics
Mrs. Rossie Ann Henry, English
Mr. Seward Hix, chemistry, science, physics
Mrs. Glenn Howard, English, literature
Mr. M.D. Jackson, agriculture, shop
Mrs. J. W. Jennings, English, business math, reading
Mrs. Hill Jones, English
Mrs. Frank Langford, mathematics
Mr. Stanley Lewis, band
Mr. G. I. Maddox, agriculture
Mrs. Charles Pannell, homemaking, family living
Mr. Charles Poag, government
Mrs. Carl Pack, French
Mrs. Richard Raber, typing
Mr. Richard Raber, social studies
Mrs. Kermit Robinette, librarian
Mr. C. A. Ross, American history
Mr. Kenneth Ross, world history, physical education


THE SENIOR CLASS

OFFICERS


President: Leara Gertrude Harris
Vice President: Donald Rhett Greeson
Secretary: Barbara Ann Rogers
Treasurer: Carolyn Marie Greeson
Reporter: Frances Lynn Shields
Valedictorian: Bonnie Ausmus
Bonnie Faye Ausmus
Loretta Jane Babb
Mary Lynn Baggett
Clarinda Ballew
William Henry Bartley
William Edward Baynes
Dorothy Sue Bearden
Buddy Beavers
Jimmy Blassingame
Jane Nadine Bostic
Jo Ann Branam
Kenneth Bright
James Harry Bryant
Linda Joan Bryant
Peggy Joan Bryant
Frances Bunch
Shirley Ann Burger
Jimmy Campbell
Pauline Wannell Garlock
Sam Caylor
Lanny Micheal Charles
Sharon Paulette Cline
Carl Edward Cochran
Charles Selwyn Cochran
Julian Coffey
James Edward Crisp
Carolyn Sue Crowley
Eugene Davenport
Gwendolyn Grace Davis
Inez Deal
Joe Glenn Defore
Rose Lee Dill
Calvin Dunn
Frederick Lonnie Dunn
Donald Lee Elrod
Dymple Elrod
Helen Elrod
Dwendolyn Joyce Elrod
Lorraine Elrod
Aline England
Mary Jane Flatters
Hazel Virginia Gallman
Rube Lee Gallman
Virginia Ann Gibson
Verlon John Gladden
James Willard Gladden
Kenneth Wayne Graves
Kenneth Paul Greene
Carolyn Marie Greeson
Donald Rhett Greeson
Gerald Lavern Harper
Leara Gertrude Harris
Betty Louise Hawkins
Harold Eugene Hawkins
Jimmy Maxwell Haynes
Jeanette Headrick
Willard Jerome Headrick
William Taft Hefner
Charles Lamarr Henry
Lorria Annette Hickey
Dorothy Virginia Hickey
Charles Higdon
Earl Chapman Hiers
Glenda Carolyn Hill
Janette B. Holcomb
Donald Erwin Holcomb
William Carlton Holman
Peggie Ann Honey
Nancy Joan Hudson
Cullie Vernon Huffines
Arnold Lee Hufstetler, Jr.
Bonnie Mae Huggins
Richard Neil Jackson
C. A. Johnson
Gilbert Leon Jones
Jakie C. Jones
Katheryn Jane Kendrick
Thomas Colvard Kendrick, Jr.
Neil Kilgore
Wayne Bivins Kirk
Glenn Grover Leonard
Phillip Henry Leonard
Peggy Jo Long
Ronald Martin
Bobby (Henry) Mashburn
James Jerry Mashburn
Julian Brence Mason
Joel Henry McDonald
Robert (Bob) Lane McEntire
James Lamar Mealer
Mary Sue Mealer
Brenda Sue Moore
Reba Ann Moore
Mary Ann Morris
Jesse Wayne Morrison
John Douglas Mosteller
Martha Jane Mosteller
Rama Claudene Nelson
Alan Thomas Parker
Gerald Douglas Peeples
Janice Elain Petty
Glenda LaVerne Petty
James Ray Poag
Russell Taylor Pritchett
Benjamin Franklin Ratcliff
Sharon Louise Ratcliff
Martha Louise Rice
Carolyn Joyce Ridley
Grace Yvonne Ridley
Helen Marie Ridley
Linda Joyce Ridley
James Leon Ridley
Murphy Ridley
Richard Paul Ridley
Jesse Robinson
Barbara Ann Rogers
Neubie Jean Sampson
Patricia Ann Sanford
Frances Lynn Shields
Marcus Antony (Buddy) Shields
Robert Eugene Smith
Benny Hayse Stafford
Marie Stafford
Jerry Swilling
Edna Earl Tankersley
Amaryllis Tarpley
Betty Carolyn Taylor
Katheryn Marie Walls
Julian Cecil Welch
Jerry LeBron Wheat
Mary Patricial Whitener
Monnie Powell Wiggins
Eddie Lamar Wilson
Linda Fae Winkler
Mary Charlotte Wooten
Robert James Young


SENIOR CLASS FAVORITES

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SWEETEST PERSONALITY


CALVIN DUNN AND CAROLYN GREESON

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MOST ATHLETIC


RAY POAG, BETTY TAYLOR, PATSY SANFORD LAMAR HENRY, GENE SMITH, TAFT HEFNER

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MOST VERSATILE


LORRAINE ELROD AND WAYNE GRAVES

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MOST VALUABLE TO SCHOOL


TRUDY HARRIS AND RHETT GREESON

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MOST ADVENTUROUS


MARTHA MOSTELLER AND LAMARR HENRY

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MOST SOPHISTICATED


LONNIE DUNN AND FRANCES BUNCH


ORGANIZATIONS


Arrowhead 1960 mentions the following activities: Annual staff; journalism class; Beta Club; Future Business Leaders of America; French Club; Future Farmers of America; Future Homemakers of America; Future Teachers of America; Georgia Association of Library Assistants, Hi-Y Club; Pep Club; Varsity Club; Senior Tri-Hi-Y; Junior Tri-Hi-Y; Murray High Band; MCHS Cheerleaders; The Belvedores.

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THE BELVEDORES


Gerald Harper, Willard Gladden, Kenneth Green, James Mealor

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        Left: Randy Richards, Assistant Drum Major
        Middle: Frances Bunch, Head Majorette
        Right: Glenn Robert, Drum Major

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MURRAY HIGH MAJORETTES


Gwen Loughridge, Frances Fincher, Bebe Wilder, Priscilla Keith, Phyllis Fincher, Frances Bunch. Not pictured: Vivian Duvall
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MCHS CHEERLEADERS


Judy Hooker, Marcelle Headrick, Katheryn Kendrick, Jane Babb, Ann Arthur, Janice Underwood, Patsy Roe.
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KING AND QUEEN OF HEARTS 1960


Miss Pat Sanford and Mr. Lamarr Henry

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F.F.A. QUEEN 1960


Miss Amaryllis Tarpley

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FOOTBALL TEAM


The picture had no identification information.

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HOMECOMING QUEEN


Miss Carolyn Greeson

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STATE TRACK PARTICIPANTS


Lamar Henry, Garvin Wilbanks, Taft Hefner, Willard Gladden, Chapman Hiers, Jimmy Haynes, Verlon Gladden, Gene Smith
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BASEBALL TEAM


Front: J. D. Miles, Dickie Lay, Joe Henderson, Dwight Self, Ray Poag, Gene Smith, R. G. Huggins, Edmund Kilgore (manager), Tony Ingle (manager)

Rear: Lamarr Shoemaker, Gordon Brewer, Jimmy Gladson, Wayne Graves, Charles Spivey, Taft Hefner, Rhett Greeson, (Coach) Larry Doak.
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GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM


Front: Trudy Harris (manager), Patsy Caylor, Patsy Roe, Lillie Richards, Gail Rogers, Delilah Shields, Donnie Rogers, Oveda Dill, Sherrill Petty (manager)

Rear: (Coach) Doug Griffin, Elaine Morris, JoHannah Stafford, Pat Sanford, Dorothy Walls, Betty Taylor, Pat Henry
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BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP BASKETBALL TEAM

Left to Right - Front Row: Ray Poag, Selwyn Cochran, Lamar Henry, Wayne Graves, Paul Ridley and Gene Smith.
Left to Right - Back Row: Lester Hill, Julian Coffey, Jerry Swilling, Waymon Henry, Taft Hefner, Jerry Springfield and Bill Keith

The picture appeared in the annual without identification of those pictured.

The annual called the team "the finest basketball team in Murray County history."

On January 19 (1960), the Murray Indians were rocking along with a 13-1 record, their only loss being to Westside, a non-region team. Scheduled to go to East Rome, disaster struck in the form of a car wreck. Selwyn Cochran, an All-Stater the previous year, was lost to the team for the season and Center Lamarr Henry was also injured. On January 22 of the same week, with only two regulars in the starting line-up, Murray bowed to Rossville by the scant margin of four points. This was the last time fans were to see the 1959-60 edition of the Indians lose, for after this they were only to witness this team write history in the form of being the first Murray team to win the State Championship. Led by the scoring of Center Lamar Henry and the rebounding of guard Paul Ridley, these Indians astounded cage observers by averaging 71 points per game at the Class AA Tournament held in Macon, Georgia. Henry was selected as the most outstanding boy performer in the tournament and listed on the All-Tournament team selected by the writers of the Macon and Atlanta newspapers. Ray Poag, Gene Smith, and Wayne Graves were also selected on the All-Tournament team by either the Atlanta or Macon newspapers. From a regular season records of 19 wins and 2 losses; to Champions of Region 3AA, then to the mythical State Crown, this team made a prophet of Coach Kenneth Ross when he said "We've got the best team in the state."

Region 3AA Champions!!
Class AA State Champions!
Major historic accomplishments!


THE JUNIOR CLASS FAVORITES

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SWEETEST PERSONALITY


JoHannah Sanford and Winston Brown

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MOST ADVENTUROUS


Lloyd McCamy, Delilah Shields, Randall Ingle

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MOST VALUABLE TO SCHOOL


Linda Terry and Jimmy Gladson

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MOST VERSATILE


Rachel Dunn and Larry Leonard

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MOST SOPHISTICATED


James Watkins and Wilma Ausmus

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MOST ATHLETIC


Patsy Roe, Jerry Springfield, JoHannah Sanford

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SWEETEST PERSONALITY


Jimmy Gladden and Linda Brooks

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MOST ADVENTUROUS


Robert Keith and Ann Stafford

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MOST VALUABLE TO SCHOOL


Marcelle Headrick and Ricky Hix

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MOST VERSATILE


Delores Crumbley and Julian Peeples

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MOST SOPHISTICATED


Dorothy Walls and Lester Hill

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MOST ATHLETIC


Gail Rogers, Lester Hill, Elaine Morris


FRESHMAN CLASS FAVORITES

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SWEETEST PERSONALITY


Randy Richards and Joyce Hill

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MOST ADVENTUROUS


Ann Arthur and Garmen Harrison

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MOST VALUABLE TO SCHOOL


Gary Harris and Joyce Stanley

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MOST VERSATILE


Barbara Hill and Douglas Reed

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MOST SOPHISTICATED


Linnie Owens and Jerry Stafford

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MOST ATHLETIC


Gary Harris, Oveda Dill, Kenneth Parsons


ADVERTISEMENTS


(Listing only those from Murray County)

T. W. Brooks Agency
Perry's Auto Parts
Kin's Restaurant
Cohutta Banking Company
The Chatsworth Times
The Fashion Shop and Heartsells Men's Store
Rogers Florist
W. C. Bradley Building Supply
Carpenter's Pharmacy
Chatsworth Cabinet and Supply Company
Lay's Department Store
Mullinax Ford
Huffstetler Food Center
Georgia and Southern Talc Companies
C. H. Richards Grocery
Chatsworth Bargain Store
Chatsworth Jewelers
Murph Ridley & Sons Garage & Wrecker Service
E. D. Ridley's Grocery
Wilbanks-Honey Furniture
Earnest Ridley Sinclair
Crown Chenille Products Company
Davis Brothers Garage
Tom-Ann Restaurant
Wilder's Cleaners
Murray County Farm Service
Tucker Brown Coal Company
Barney's Drive-In
Westfields Appliance, Furniture and Grocery
Mosteller-Cox Chevrolet
Chatsworth Telephone Company
T. H. Keith Store
Pinson Motor Company
Mitchell Headrick Service Station and Garage
Holcomb's Texaco Station
Westfield's Men Shop
Chatsworth Drug Company
Chatsworth Bootery
Keeter's Truck Stop and Restaurant
S. D. Rogers Service Station
Ervin Ridley Grocery and Service Station
Adco Motel
plus several businesses listed in a "group ad" that also included names of individuals.


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