KEYHISCO 1930
KEYSER HIGH SCHOOL
KEYSER WV

SPECIAL THANKS TO GUY ARNOLD, FOR THE USE OF THIS YEARBOOK.

FACULTY

J C SANDERS, AB
Superintendent of Schools
Keyser WV
WVU

 

A G SPRINGER, BS
Principal High School
Keyser WV
WVU Geometery

 

KATHERINE BELKNAP, AB
Mansfield, Pa
Univeersity of Illinois
english II

IDA B SMITH, AB
Ronceverte WV
Grad Work, Chicago University
English IV

ALICE M WHITE, AB
Keyser WV
WVU
English III

FRANK HARTMAN, BS
Buckhannon, WV
WV Wesleyan
Science

ALICE R SMITH, AB
Lebanan, Tenn
Cumberland University
Grad Work, Univ. Texas
Domestic Science

LUCILE MEEKS, AB
Baltimore MD
Randolph Macon
Languages

F W SMITH, AB
West Union WV
Salem College
WVU
History & Geography

ELEANOR KING, AB
Marlinton WV
WVU
Social Science

HELEN M BREECE, AB
Delaware Onio
Ohio Wesleyan
Music & Art

BERT HARBERT, AB
Elkins, WV
Dvis & Elkins College
Athletics and Physical Ed.

ETHEL BOYER, AB
Circleville, Ohio
Biology

MRS E P BABB
Keyser WV
Librarian

SENIOR CLASS OF 1930

RINEHART TAYLOR
GRACE PLUMB
ROBERT CROSS
FLO MAY BESS
WILLIAM BEALE
MARGUERITE WELCH
WILLIAM COFFMAN
HELEN DEAN
JOHN CASEY
MARY WELCH
ERNEST CROSS
MARY FRANCES ROBINSON
FRANK MCFARLAND
RICHARD LONG
MARY C WARD
FLOSSIE MILLER
EDGAR TAYLOR
FRANCES DICKEL
JOSEPH WEAVER
EDNA LIKIN
LUCILLE REXRODE
VIVIAN BISSETT
EMILY DERRY
GRAY WARD
LAVINA MAY LYNCH
MYRTLE PLACKA
ARNOLD DAVIS
ELOINE ARMENTROUT

MARIE DIEHL
THAD HUFFMAN, JR.
ALICE CALDWELL
CARL DOLL
ISABELLE PIFER
MAMIE MOSS
JOHN OFFUTT
JOSEPHINE BOLYARD
ANNA MAY NAUGHTON
JOHN WINTERS
MARY STROTHER
ETHEL JACKSON
FREDERICK SWADLEY
CARRIE BELL WOLFE
CORA LOUISE HOLY
MARIE STUMP
MARY KISER
WILLIAM EMMART
NELLIE MONGOLD
WILLIAM MIERS
EMILY GARBER
MARTHA KISER
JOHN WOODWORTH
ROBERT MELODY
MAE BECKWITH
ARNELL BOWERS
RUTH MCCULLOUGH
HELEN WELLS
MARY FRANCES CLINE

SENIOR CLASS HISTORY

  In the month of Sept 1926, when the goldenrod was blooming on the hillside and the autumn breezes were sighing, a large group of students started out on a new adventure. Green and inexperienced, wide-eyed and full of wonder, we were like the average group of Freshmen starting out in high school, knowing not where we were going, but willing to live and learn.
  And live and lean we did, under the efficient tutorship of Mr Benjamin A Jennings, Mr J P Judy, Miss Sue Johnson, Miss Medora Smith and last but not least, Mr Dancey Raymond Smith, professor of English I and General Science.
  The second day of school this group of Freshmen was assigned to classes and slowly, but painfully, began to make itself acquainted with high school curriculum, which in some of its parts proved to be everything but "snap".
  Very soon we Freshmen were initiated to the assembly, which consisted of Chapel Exercises on Tues and Literary Performances on Fridays. These were somewhat of a curiosity at first and certainly very interesting. The first unpleasant thing about these assembly periods, for us, was our entrance into the auditorium. As we walked down the aisle the Juniors and Seniors "croned" their necks to see how green were were and could be seen grinning and twittering among themselves. sometimes they would give fifteen "rahs" for the Freshmen, which act made us feel none the better, for it was plain they were only taunting.
  The officers selected to manage the affairs of the class were: President, "Sammy" Tasker; Vice President, Ellen Jane Grimes; Secretary and Treasurer, Mary Welch; and Cheer Leader, "Sammy Tasker.
  The Freshmen were taken into the circle of the Columbian Literary Society. Here arose the second ordeal, appearing on the Literary Program before the assembly. Fortunately, all lived through it.
  The third ordeal came in the form of Exams. As always, some "went over the top," while others sank in the sea of failure.
  During the autumn, the Freshmen held a party, which was most successful.
  After the final Exams, in the month of May, we left our first year of high school, older, and undoubtedly, a little wiser.
  On Sept 5, 1927, we returned to Keyser High, as sophomore Class. Getting started was very much easier this years, as we were familiar with high school life. We now had a much higher and nobler feeling, now that we could look back on our Freshman days, and be thankful that they were past.
  Several members of the high school foot ball and basket ball teams were from the Sophomore Class. These were: "Kid" Stanhagen, "Huck" Miers, "Dick" Long, "Bob" Melody, Frank McFarland, John Offutt and Robert Cross.
  In Oct, the Soph. had a delightful Halloween party.
  During the year we lost a great members of our class, for various reasons, such as illness, working, moving to other localities, and several for the fateful business of embarking on the "Sea of Matrimony."
  The officers of the Sophomore Class were: President, Buddy Taylor; Vice President, Myrtle Plaka; Secretary, Myra Ellifritz; Treasurer, Mary Welch.
  When Sept 1928 rolled around our class started on the third lap of the voyage.
  The teachers of Junior subjects were: Miss Medora Smith, French I; Mrs White, English III; Miss Belknap and Mr Anson, American History; Mr B A Jennings, Arithmetic and Mr Hartman, Physics.
  Officers of the class were: President, Rinehart Taylor; Vice President, "Dick" Long; Secretary, Mary Welch; Treasurer, Ruth Finnell; Cheer Leader, William Beale.
  Members of the Junior class taking part on the Athletic teams were: John Offutt, "Huck" Miers, "Dick" Long, "Kid" Stanhagen, Arnell Bowers, Robert Cross, Gray Ward, John Winters, "Bob" Melody, William Beale, Frank McFarland, Mary Welch, Ellen Jane Grimes, Ruth Finnell and Marie Diehl.
  Gray Ward represented the Junior Class in the Upper Potomac Literary contest. Those who represented our class in the Inter-society contest were: Ellen Jane Grimes, Gray Ward, Lillian Lemon, William Coffman and Edna Likin.
  The annual banquet which our class gave to the Seniors was a great success, the event being enjoyed by all present.
  In Sept 1929, after a refreshing vacation, we came back to Keyser High as Seniors for our final sojourn, in our high school career. Our class was somewhat diminished; there being only about 56 pupils enrolled, in contrast to 126 when we started in high school as Freshmen.
  Our teachers are: Miss Ida Smith, English IV; Miss Lucille Meeks, French 1 and II; Miss Eleanor King, Economics and Sociology; and Mr Hartman, Chemistry.
  Officers of the class are: President, Rinehart Taylor; Vice President, Grace Plumb; Secretary, Vivian Bissett; Treasurer, Mary Welch; and Cheer Leader, William Beale.
  Athletic representatives from the class were: Foot ball - Gray Ward, Arnell Bowers, Dick Long, William Miers, Robert Melody and John Offutt; basket ball - Dick Long, William Miers, John Casey and John Offutt; girls basket ball - Marie Diehl and Mary Welch.
  the Senior class has show its colors in Literary Activities this year.
  In Upper Potomac contest: Debate, Gray Ward, Thad Huggman and William Emmart; Extemporaneous Speech, Marie Diehl and Marie Stump; Oration, Rinehart Taylor and William Coffman; Essay, Edna Likin; and Reading, Vivian Bissett.
  In the District Contest Keyser's representatives were all Seniors: Gray Ward, Debater; William Coffman, Orator; Marie Stump, Speaker; Edna Likin, Essayist, Keyser placed first in Speech and Oration and Second in Essay.
  Two members of our class, Gray Ward and Edna Likin, have upheld the honor of their class in all four years of high school by making no lower average than 92% respectively.
  the following pupils have come forward and helped maintain the honor by making an average of grades of 90% or above in their Senior year. Marie Stump, Mary Welch, Nellie Mongold, Vivian Bissett, William Coffman and John Woodworth.
Thus, our high school history ends,
Though to end it, we regret;
We leave these lines upon this page,
Lest someone should forget.

SENIOR CLASS PROPHECY

  It is pleasant to sit in the vale on a warm summer's day and listen to the brook as it babbles and tumbrels over the brown rocks and this day was very warm. The sun shone in the clear blue sky above, the hills were green, with spots of brightly colored flowers and a balmy breeze floated along as though it were on fairy wings. It was a dreamer's haunt, indeed. And who does not like to dream? To dream of days gone by, but best of all to dream of the future.
  The blue sky above changed to a snowy ceiling; the green hillsides became white and even the moos under my feet had grown hard and white. No it was not snow, but the long corridor of a hospital there were nurses, Flo, Mae, Bess, Mae Beckwith, Mary Cline, Anna Mae Naughton, Mary Strother, Alice Cadlwell and Ruth McCulough, all crowded around Dr. Thad Huffman and Dr John Winters, who were giving them some instructions. Ethel Jackson and Marguerite Welch, technicians, were working hard on an x-ray course in the laboratory below.
  A few minutes later, Rinehart Taylor, Doctor of Public Heath, with his welfare workers, Isabelle Pifer, Mary Welch and Helen Dean, ascended the steps of the hospital, and sought he cooperation of Dr Huffman, the nurses and technicians, in helpings to overcome the conditions of the crowded city districts. On the morrow, Dr Taylor, the welfare workers, the nurses and the technicians were to start this big campaign.
  Robert Cross, the famous agricultural man, worked in the laboratory on the"Experimental Farm," owned by the hospital. If foods did not contain the required number of calories or if the milk was not quite as rich as it should have been, Robert did his duty by finding what was wrong.
  Just above the tree tops an airplane soared and soon landed to bring mail to the farm. In a few seconds the pilot got out and took off his goggles and helmet. Why, it is Edgar Taylor, the famous aviator, who had recently made a non-stop flight to China.
  Across the street from the hospital a winding path led thru a flower garden to a tiny little cottage where Cupid had shot an arrow. This was the home of William Beale and his bride.
  Farther down the street was a large red brick school house where children were screaming with delight, and a group of teachers were talking of the future plans for this school These were Emily Derry, Mamie Moss, Eloine Armentrout, Cora Louise Holy, Mary Kiser and Lucille Rexrode. At the high school Frances Dickel taught social science and Edna Likin, mathematics. About a mile from town was a well-known university, in which Martha Kiser and Marie Stump were teaching.
  Suddenly a shrill whistle was blown and pedestrians hurried across the street; another was blown and this time, street cars, automobiles, and what not, hurried thru the street. Without a doubt it was the noon time rush of Wall Street. Soon Carrie Bell Wolfe, Mary Catherine Ward, Mary Frances Robinson, Myrtle Placka and Josephine Bolyard, secretaries, strolled down the street to lunch. A few minutes later, Frank McFarland, a big broker, with a huge cigar in his mouth, walked slowly down the steps of a great building and got into his limousine. The car sped noiselessly down the street.
  At three o'clock sharp, Marie Diehl, a renowned banker of this district, clad in gay sport clothes, jumped into her roadster and hurried to the country Club gold course.
  Court was in session, the court room was filed - filled to capacity, but it was no wonder. who would not like to have heart hose two famous lawyers, William Emmart and Carl Doll, pleading a case?
  Coaches William Miers and Richard Long, of one of the outstanding colleges of the country, watched their football team play that of the Army, in a huge stadium which was literally packed Shouts, cheers, and bands were heard; flags waved in the air and everyone was on his toes, eager to see the outcome. John Offutt, who had ben at West Point, only two years, was on the Army's team.
  When the game was going strong and both sides were fighting like "wildfire, " Joseph Weaver, the famous movie man of California, stepped along the side lines and cried "shoot." His men did shoot and talking pictures were made of the game.
 US Senator William Coffman, and the famous debater, Gray Ward, declared this to be the most interesting game of foot ball that they had ever witnessed.
  That night a big ball was held and Arnold Davis, leader of a famous dance orchestra, direct from a NY Night Club, furnished the music. Grace Plumb, a member of the Metropolitan Opera Co, who happened to be at this affair, sang some very beautiful solos.
  A huge flame leaped forward and one upward; it was an Indian camp fire. Tomtoms were beating in a melancholy tone and Indians danced around the fire. Soon Nellie Mongold appeared on the scene and the Indians scattered and went to heir tents. Nellie had performed wonders as their teacher.
  This was a different scent -palms swayed in the hot breeze, the sun scorched the sand, the air seemed stuffy. But these conditions were not too unendurable for those tow famous missionaries, Vivian Bissett and Flossie Miller, who were seated in crudely built chairs, teaching the little natives. In the same country, but a good distance away, four Civil Engineers and an Electrician were figuring plans for a big construction. These were Robert Melody, John Woodworth, Arnell Bowers, Frederick Swadley and John Casey.
  Little cars ran up and down the incline. If one should happened to ride to the bottom of the hill in one of these, he would find a large building, with the sign over the entrance; "Ernest Cross, President of the Cross Coal Co."
  the boat was just leaving the NY harbor. Yes, sailing for far distant places.
  Lavina May Lunch and Emily Garber had always longed to see strange lands and cities, and now was the chance, since they were representatives of the Student-Teachers Club.
Oh-h! No, I didn't fall into the ocean. I only go my foot wet in the babbling, tumbling brook, in the vale.


JUNIORS

WILLIAM ARNOLD

ALICE HOTT

LULA ROBERTS

MARGARET ARNOLD

JAMES FULLER

MARY ROBERTS

LLOYD BAILEY

HUBERT JOHNSON

JUANITA ROBY

HOWARD BLACKBURN

MILDRED JOHNSON

LYNN RODERICK

GRACE BOWMAN

EDWIN JORDAN

VIRGINIA ROGERS

JAMES BROOME

EUGENE KAGEY

KATHRYN ROGERS

LOUISE BROOME

NANCY BELLE KEMPHER

IRENE ROHRBACK

ANNA LEE BROWN

HELEN KIMMEL

TRUMAN ROTRUCK

JUNIOR BROWN

JOHN KINNEY

MILDRED ROTRUCK

LOUISE BUCKALEW

RALPH KISER

WILLARD SCHUH

MARSH BURKE

WILMA KISER

HAZEL SHOEMAKER

JAMES CALEMINE

MARTHA KNIGHT

ELIZABETH SIDLEY

FRANK CALEMINE

MARY LAFFEY

VIVIAN SIEVER

HARRY CHAPMAN

JOHN LEATHERMAN

GEORGIA SIMMONS

WALTER COOK

MARGUERITE LITTEN

HARLAND SISLER

HARRY CROSS

JESS LITTLE

ALICE SMITH

WILIAM CORNELL

CHARLES LLEWELLYN

ALMA SNYDER

GEORGE CROMER

VERA LYONS

KATHERINE STAGGS

KATHLEEN DAUGHERTY

VIRGINIA MARTIN

NELLIE STAGGS

WAYNE DAYTON

HAZEL MCILWEE

CATHERINE STANLEY

WAUNETTA DEAKINS

CLYDE MCLUCAS

FRED STEWART

ROBERT DIEHL

ALLENE MERCURI

RAYMOND STICKLEY

RAYMOND DAWSON

ORVILLE MILLER

HUNT STUCKEY

EVELYN DIXON

ANNA MORRIS

JOHN SUTHERLAND

MAXINE ELSEY

VIRGINIA MOSS

ANNA TAYLOR

EDITH EMMART

HARRISON MOSER

IRENE TAYLOR

ARBUTUS ERVIN

RAYMOND MURRAY

CLARA TRIPLETT

BLANCHE EVANS

GERALDINE PIFER

EVA VIRTS

NEDRA FOLK

GERTRUDE PENNELL

RUTH WARD

JAMES GOLDSWORTHY

JOHN PURDY

LEVADA WELCH

RAYMOND GRAYSON

MARY PURDY

AUSTIN WILEY

ELMER HARTMAN

ORRIE RAVENSCRAFT

SOPHOMORE CLASS
HONOR ROLL

Dent Kuykendall

Harriet Fisher

Mary Funderburg

Edward Liller

Paul Cannon

Sarah C Wood

Alma Miller

Betty Bess

Beatrice Werble

RICHARD AMTOWER

RICHARD DEPUTY

WESLEY NEVILLE

THEODORE APPELL

CURTIS DEVILBLISS

ARTHUR OATES

RUSSELL ARBOGST

JEROME ERVIN

WILLIAM OATES

JAUNITE ARMENTROUT

OSCAR FAZENBAKER

HARVEY OATES

WILMA ARNOLD

HARRISON FULLER

JACK RAFTER

RALPH BAILEY

MARY FUNDERBURG

FRANCES RICHARDS

HOWARD BAKER

MARY FUREY

HAZEL ROLINS

EDWIN BALDWIN

RICHARD FUREY

THELMA STANLEY

VIRGINIA BELL

CATHERINE GARBER

DONNA SUTHERLAND

BETTY BESS

THELMA HAINES

WILLIAM SALYARDS

JACK BOSLEY

ELIZABETH HARNESS

FRANKLIN SANTMYER

ELDEN BOWERS

PAULA HIGH

ARTHUR SCALI

ELSIE BRILEY

KATHERINE HOOD

MAMIE SCALI

MARVIN BROTEMARKLE

MARVEL HYRE

EFFIE SEARS

DOROTHY BROWNING

BERNICE IDLEMAN

CHARLES SHEETZ

FRANCES BURKE

JAMES JOHNSON

RUTH SIRBAUGH

RUBYE BURNS

GLADYS KAGEY

ELLSWORTH SMITH

MARY CALDWELL

ROMAINE KEPHART

BRUCE SNIDER

PAUL CANNON

CHARLOTTE KESECKER

AVENELL TETTENBURN

JOHN CATHER

DENT KUYKENDALL

ALFRED TAYLOR

CHARLES CHAPMAN

LAURA LAMBERT

MARY TAYLOR

ASA CHILCOAT

CARRIE LEATHERMAN

JUANITA TRENTON

JAMES CIRILLO

PHYLLIS LIKIN

ROBERT WARNER

FREDERICK CLARK

EDWARD LILLER

NEIL WENDELL

FRANCIS CARBACIO

RUSSELL LITEN

ANNA WHIPP

EDGAR CORNELL

EVELYN MANKINS

VIVIAN WOOD

JAEMS CROMER

HORACE MENEFEE

BEATRICE WERBLE

IRENE DAVIS

HAROLD MIERS

SARAH C WOOD

LEROY DAVIS

MADGE MIERS

MURRAY WINTERS

RICHARD DAVIS

ALMA MILLER

WILLIAM WAGELEY

WAUNETTA DEAKINS

ELIZABETH NEVILLE

CURTIS WARD

MARGARET DEERING

MAXINE WAGNOR

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