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Columbia KY High School Class of 1941 revisited

The names of students attending Columbia High School, in the graduating class of 1941, may sound much like the names of those graduating today. This look back gives all the details of class members and officers, teachers and coaches.

By Mike Watson

The information is taken from The Red & White, published by the Senior Class of Columbia High School, 1941. Their motto, Finished But Beginning, is an appropriate one for all the graduates of today.

Classmates: Lois Vivian Antle, Columbia

Frances Rosalie Banks, Cane Valley

Joe Russell Barbee, Columbia

Cecil Theodore Bennett, Gradyville

Alma Fay Biggs, Coburg

Helen Hindman Burton, Garlin

Martha Etta Caldwell, Milltown

Estelle Vee Coomer, Columbia

Minnie Corbin, Columbia

Elizabeth C. Cundiff, Greensburg

Elizabeth V. Cundiff, Columbia

Everett Glenn Cundiff, Columbia

Frances Nell Cundiff, Columbia

Lucy Mae Cundiff, Columbia, Class Secretary-Treasurer

Dorothy P. Dillon, Columbia

Gwinn Clinton Dunbar, Garlin

Marvin Darrel Farris, Coburg

Alfred W. Flowers, Columbia

Doris Ruth Hancock, Cane Valley, Class Vice President

Mildred Helen Hancock, Columbia

Charles Russell Harris, Columbia, Class President

Paul Samuel Henson, Cane Valley

Mae Holladay, Montpelier

Nancy Randolph Hood, Columbia

Mary Edna Ingram, Columbia

Pansy Jeffries, Columbia

Myrtle Regina Jessee, Columbia

Joe Taylor Johnson, Columbia

Wallace Kimble Jones, Columbia

Olen Kerns, Columbia

Elizabeth Lee Knifley, Columbia

Mary Frances Maupin, Columbia

Ruth Patteson Miller, Columbia

Ralph G. Montgomery, Columbia

George William Morris, Columbia

Austin Lee Morrison, Columbia

Lester Earl Moss, Gradyville

Mary Eileen Nankivell, Columbia

Elizabeth Nell, Columbia

Evelyn Wilson Page, Cane Valley

Jean Parson, Columbia

Mary Garnett Patterson, Bliss

Wilma Maenell Phelps, Columbia

Avis Maree Powell, Garlin

Joseph Simpson Rodgers, Pickett

Mary Nell Rogers, Columbia

Dorothy Mae Royse, Garlin

Frances Walker Smith, Columbia

Mildred Smith, Columbia

James Edwin Shirley, Bliss

Mary Margaret Staples, Bliss

Martha E. Tupman, Columbia

Frances Tutt, Milltown

Frances Amelia White, Columbia

Ruth Elna White, Columbia

Ruby Corinne Whitney, Columbia

Class Motto: Finished But Beginning

Class Flower: White Lilac

Class Colors: Green and White

Annual Staff:

Ruby Whitney, editor

Mary Edna Ingram and Floyd Erickson, typists

Gwinn Dunbar and Martha E. Caldwell, Managers

Randolph Hood, art editor

The Administration, Teachers:

O.E. Huddle, A.B., M.A., Superintendent Columbia Schools

Miss Mary Lucy Lowe, A.B., Principal Columbia High School

Mrs. W.J. Flowers, A.B., Twelfth Grade Sponsor

Miss Frances Russell, A.B., Eleventh Grade Sponsor

Mrs. David Heskamp, A.B., Tenth Grade Sponsor

Mrs. Eddie Scott, A.B., Ninth Grade Sponsor

Joe B. Janes, A.B., Eighth Grade Sponsor

Mrs. Joe Hutchinson, A.B., Seventh Grade Sponsor

W.H. Owens, B.S., Commercial, Band Sponsor

The Columbia High School organized in 1909 has been directed by W.M. Wilson, Chesterfield Turner, J.R. Abner, R.R. Moss, A.P. Prather, L.M. Lutes, M.B. Vaughn, and O.E. Huddle.

Enrollment in this school, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, has increased from 5 in 1909 to more than 200.

From time to time new courses have been added to meet changing conditions. Last year, on advice from Mr. Huddle, a Commercial Department and a Faculty Band Director were added. Both ventures proved highly successful. Home Economics and Vocational Agriculture will be offered next year. A new Athletic Coach has also been elected.

New teachers are:

Miss Virginia Carnes, B.S., Home Economics

J.E. Gambill, B.S., Agriculture

William Carneal, A.B., Coach

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