Senior Class Will
SENIOR CLASS WILL
We, the Senior Class of Oakland High School, perceiving that our days are numbered "by the Faculty," being as yet still alive and possessed of our right mind, do hereby, while we are yet able, make our last will and testament.
We bequeath unto the Class of '31, whose duty it is to uphold the illustrious name of Seniors and the glory of O. H. S., our perfect (?) English notebooks, hoping that they may be able to raise the mortgage on them and so preserve them forever. To them, also, we do make the following bequests:
1. Our "pleasant" memories of Macbeth.
2. Our dignity, which we expect them to keep untarnished throughout their period of
To the Sophomores, we leave our record of never being absent or tardy without excuse, or never loitering in the corridors.
To the Freshmen we bequeath our high ( ?) grades, hoping that they will never allow them to become tarnished.
To the High School students of after years we bequeath our seats in the auditorium, hoping that they will be softer than they were this year.
Realizing that appropriate bequests to certain people would aid them, we hereby make the following:
1. Richard Davis' position as ladies' man to Dick Roy on condition that Dick caters to them all as Richard did.
2. To the Freshmen the three unopened dictionaries.
3. Sara Stanton's slender looks to Lucyanna Conner.
4. Lewis Lawton's bashfulness to Hasaleah Yutzy.
5. Rosella Hinebaugh's beaux to Margaret DeBerry.
6. Betty Gonder's companionship to Don Colaw.
7. Elizabeth Gibson's debating qualities to Donald Moore.
8. Charles Dodge's dates to Bud Lohr.
9. Howard Rathbun's "abundant energy" to Norma Welling.
10. Susanna Dixon's "school girl complexion" to Donald Moore.
11. Rozelle Brenneman's permanent wave to Rosie Wright.
12. Thelma Wolfe's scorn for the masculine sex to Clara Bell Hamill.
13. Bernadette Maffett's interest in the boys to Anna Mae Sowers.
14. Virginia Weeks' formula for staying thin to Nell Helbig.
15. Bernard Gonder's 1930 model airplane to Clara Moon, so she can get to school on time.
16. Tommy Gonder's unused English IV Book to Eddie Hinebaugh.
17. Walter Killius' book on "How to Make Love" to Joe Sollars.
18. Wilmot Bowen's "saintliness" to Lindsay Gonder.
19. Betty Hardesty's rose-colored garters to Adeline Stuck.
20. Louise Casteel's interest in Bernard to Elizabeth Hoye.
21. Nancy Franklin's wit to anyone who wants it.
22. Geraldine Nordeck's heart to Elvin Iman.
23. Wilda Ashby's methods of vamping to Gladys Aronhalt.
24. All of John Stevenson's "A's" in conduct to Anna Bell Stemple.
25. Jacqueline Lockyer's winning smile and pleasant disposition to Pauline Hauser.
26. Wilbur Gnegy's "shiekish" ways to Lewis Wildman.
27. Janet Tower's flirting ways to Mona O'Brien.
28. Nina Sweitzer's shy, retiring ways to Evelyn Dixon.
29. Gertrude Bernard's flaming youth to Virginia Wolfe.
30. Irene Thayer's titian locks to James Nordeck.
31. Leona Browning's intrinsic dignity and amiable disposition to Donald Stemple.
32. Virginia Gilbert's ability to make whoopee to Bill Speicher.
33. Willa Harvey's enormous amount of History notes to Bill Naylor.
34. Gay Hamill's "angelic temper" to Joe Rice.
35. Helen Fike to Maxine Martin, a bottle of nerve medicine to cure her insomnia.
36. Gladys Tasker's powder puff to Virginia Giessman so that she will be able to loan it to the Junior girls.
37. Crystal Elliott to "Goofy" Helbig, a megaphone so that she may be heard beyond the first two rows when reciting in class.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We hereunto have set our hands and seals and publish this to be our last will and testament, this twenty-fifth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty.
(Signed) SENIORS '30.
Senior Class, Oakland High School
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland
27 x 19 cms
School yearbooks; Oakland (Md.)--Genealogy
Oakland (Md.), 1930