1942 Searcy AR High School seniors. See a relative? Good pictures.

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 1942 Arkansas Searcy picture

I have done you a big favor. 

  I made a copy of this wonderful old picture of the Searcy High School 1942 class that was loaned to me by Sherry Person and then cut it in quarters so that you can read the names!  And you surely will want to see if any of your relatives are in the pictures.  Sherry's uncle was (and still is because he is still around) Jack Spaulding and she may have this photo because of family connections.  He ran a successful moving company for many years here in Searcy AR.  He is a charmer now and I have no doubt that he was a charmer in 1942!

The pictures of the girls are harder because when they married their names changed.  Interestingly, you see all of them, boys and girls, have about the same hair style......just as we do today and probably have since the beginning of time.  I have wondered before who the style setters are.

Take your time.  Look at each person and enjoy this picture and thanks, Sherry, for sharing it.

Seniors 1942 Searcy AR

1942 Seniors

 

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Barbara S. Duncan 

Thank you for sharing your information

Have a great day. 

Feb 08, 2018 06:18 AM #1
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Don Thompson
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Repost from 2009.

I bought a 1942 Searcy High School yearbook on eBay previously owned by Lucille Harwood and she wrote a story about the Searcy Volunteer Fire Department that was published in the WCHS bulletin. Her father, O.D. Harwood kept a barrel of "white lightning" in the attic during Prohibition to serve to his card party guests many of whom were fire fighting volunteers. One Sunday night lightning struck their radio aeriel and set the attic on fire. The fire fighters responded quickly. It seems there was a state inspector in town and the crew blocked his entrance to the attic because they didn't want him to see the stashed liquor. In gratitude, Lucille's mom, Margaret, prepared a  Prohibition Egg Nog for the crew Here's the recipe

6 eggs, 1 pt. whipping cream, 1 qt. milk, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup white lightning, 1 tsp. vanilla, sprinkle nutmeg if desired.

When made for the volunteer fire department, the amount of liquor was greatly increased.

 

Barbara, I Have a long letter written by Lucille Harwood passed on to me by the president of WCHS talking about her time in SHS and more about her life.

Later, I will post some of that letter I think your blog readers will find interesting. The 1942 SHS yearbook was the first published since 1930 because of the depression.

Thank you for posting the good quality pictures. I know it was a lot of work  and also that you loved doing it for your Searcy readers.

Feb 08, 2018 12:42 PM #2
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Paulette Choate

I recognize a cousin, Dale Norman. His father,Al Norman,was a brother to my grandfather, G. W. Norman. Dale was the father of Karen, David, and Roger Norman who all graduated from Searcy High.

Feb 08, 2018 04:04 PM #3
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Don, that sounds interesting.  I'll be watching.

Paulette, wasn't it fun to look through those pictures?  My husband found all sorts of folks he knew about.

Feb 09, 2018 04:33 AM #4
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O.K. Barbara, I'll give this a shot. The letter Lucille Harwood, owner of the 1942 Cavilier Yearbook for Searcy High School, wrote may not be readable . In this letter, Ms. Harwood gave me credit for writing a piece for the historical society about her.

Basically, she tells about being a junior in 1942 and deciding not to graduate but enroll at Arkansas State Teacher's College now known as UCA at Conway.

She took advantage of a State Legislative measure to allow persons to early enroll in college before being drafted.

Here is Ms. Harwood

One of her teacher's wrote a poem for her in  the yearbook.

I am so glad to have all this and wish Ms. Harwood well in her senior residence at Coventry Place in Decatur, GA. The letter was written in 2007.

Feb 10, 2018 10:30 AM #5
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