Compiled by Tom Dameron

October 3, 1936


Indians Invade Pocahontas County
Tom Dameron

Another very tough week of preparation for the AHS Indians produced results
Alderson 26 - Greenbank 6
Academics and Attendance Also a Winner in Lower Grades

Coach Abe McLaughlin had his team ready for the invasion of Pocahontas County for the first engagement with Greenbank's Golden Eagles. The Advertiser reported that the "Eagles were no match for Alderson's up and coming eleven that is looking 100% better each week-end. The local eleven invaded Greenbank, primed for a win and before the contest was very old it was evident that the Indians were sure winners." "They opened up the second period with as fine a running attack as has ever been seen on the Greenbank field. Two touchdowns with one extra point gave them a 13-0 lead at the intermission.

"The entire team looked good in the second quarter that spelled defeat for the Eagles. Hedrick and Honaker did the blocking, while Pugh and Copeland did the major part of the ball toting. Bob Copeland played his best game of the season and besides a fifty yard run for a touchdown on an off tackle play; he continually threatened to score on numerous occasions when he ripped off large gains. Pete Pugh, Alderson's speed demon, accounted for one touchdown on a twenty yard sprint around left end and made several runs of 10 and 20 yards to keep the Eagles on the defensive. Two in the second quarter, one in the third and one touchdown early in the fourth stanza was enough for the regulars, and Coach McLaughlin sent his entire second eleven into the fray and despite a gallant stand by the scrubs the Eagles scored their lone marker, try for extra point was blocked. Housby Hill in the line for the scrubs, Raymond McClung, Bill Jones and Fawcett, stellar first string lineman, were outstanding in the forward wall for Alderson. Alderson made 14 first downs to three for Greenbank, used laterals, the forward pass, and a well timed running attack with beautiful interference to win a handsome victory."

While the high school boys were making headlines on the "field" the children of the lower school were lining up for the first month honor roll. Those children who were neither absent nor tardy for the first month of school were:

First Grade - Norma June Atkins, Evelyn Eary, Marie Estep, Helen Holcomb, Lena Kincaid, Mary Massey, Wynona Walthall, Jean Willis, Johnny Alderson, George Broyles, Robert Dosier, Joe Feamster, Morris Jenkins, Jim Kinder, Dewey Mays, Burke Shires, Bobby Via, Courtney Warren, Jackie Feamster. Nancy Williams Teacher reported enrollment 33, 95.6% attendance.

First and Second Grades - Eva Dosier, Mary Jones, Virginia Persinger, Romona Persinger, Ann L. Feamster, Jean Keiffer, Ruth Burdette, Dorothy Craft, Ruth Kincaid, Merie Frye, Lee Fleshman, Jimmy Via, Paul Shires, Sammy Eary, Phil Feamster, Charles Lobban, Emory Boone, Raus Goodman, Denver Carr. Evelyn Warren, Teacher reported enrollment 27, 98% attendance.

Second Grade - Harry Lee Ayers, Wanda Bostick, David Buckland, Clarence Burns, Charles Callahan, Carrol Coleman, George Eary, Janice Feamster, Leland Feamster, Margaret Ann Fawcett, Clark Kirby, Karl Mann, Ermol Meads, Billy Pugh, Clara Pinnell, Robert Pinnell, Betty Hains, Georgie Skaggs, Patty Thurmond, Lillian Willis, Richard Williams. Myrtle F. Anderson, Teacher reported enrollment 33, 99.5% attendance.

Third Grade - Wanda Allred, Catherine Colling, Freda Crance, Betty Ellis, Beryle Green, Elizabeth Ann Housby, Geneva Jenkins, Alice May Miller, Mary Ruth Miller, Natalie Pezzanite, Betty Lou Taylor, Helen Bryant, Betty Goodman, Sarah, Matics, Gene Carter, Clark Nash, Grover Fry, Howard Knapp, John Mates. Evelyn Jones, Teacher reported enrollment 25, 98.4% attendance.

Third Grade - Kenneth Binion, Ralph Carr, Howard Estep, Harris Frye, Julian Hines, Joe Holcomb, James Jones, Ralph Karnes, Otis Kinder, Roe Kirby, Richard Massey, Lawrence Mates, Richard Shires, Ronald Walthall, Wanda Craft, Florence Dosier, Betty Lou Eary, Mary Holcomb, Marie Kinder, Nancy Mays, Hilda Thompson, Mary Warren, Lillian Williams, James Craig. Louise McVey, Teacher reported enrollment of 33, 98% attendance.

Fourth Grade - Otho Fleshman, Elbert Garrett, David Gwinn, Billy Huff, Jack Kershner, Ray Kincaid, H. M. Rigg, Sammy Williams, Elizabeth Bland, Margaret Burdette, Ruth Colling, Pearl Canterbury, Aleise Crowder, Christine Foster, Anna Virginia Hanson, Katherine Holcomb, Virginia Holcomb, Margaret Honaker, Mary Joe Huffman, Norma June Keatley, Harriet Smith Eleanor Skaggs, Agnes Vernon, Louise Willis, Emma Echols, teacher reported enrollment 32, attendance 97.85%.

Fifth Grade - Billy Carter, Paul Eades, Lewis Grimes, Freddie Honaker, Gordon Massie, Alfred Morgan, Eddie Pence, Betty Binion, Ruth Buckland, Lavina Carr, Jewell Carter, Mildred Jones, Mary Louise Karnes, Lillian Pezzanite, Alice Smith, Mildred Shanklin, Jean Shanklin, Mary Thomas. Julia Miller, Teacher reported enrollment 28, attendance 96.9%

Fifth Grade - Kent Boyd, Melvin Callahan, Melvin Crance, Daniel Crawford, Frank Dameron, Ray Fawcett, Herman Foster, Clarence Hunt, Bobby Range, Harold Williams, Imogene Brown, Phyllis Canterbury, Beulah Meades, Dorothy Michelinie, Leona Parker, Ruth Persinger, Frances Via, Lois Warren. Margaret Patton, Teacher reported enrollment 27, attendance 96.8%

Sixth Grade - Bobby Bias, Jack Crawford, Clarence Dosier, Grady Eades, Myles Feamster, Joe Hedges, John Henry, Ralph Kincaid, Edgar Keeney, Junior Lobban, Eugene Meadows, David Nash, Bobby Roush, Frank Ogle, Virginia Bland, Colleen Ballard, Sara Craig, Mary Craig, Abbie Dosier, Helen Ann Day, Rachel Fields, Ruth Fields, Helen Greene, Emily Huff, Wanda Keeney, Olive Kinder, Carrie Keeney, Mabel Knapp, Virginia McAlister, Kathleen Matics, Barbara Rigg, Mildred Skaggs, Leona Willis, Eleanor Kirby. George A. Vass, Teacher, reported enrollment 36, attendance 99.7%

The percent of perfect attendance for the entire grade school was 97.35% for September, 1936. Congratulations to our team and to our scholars.