|Mary Jim Gallaway
Edna Mae Poston
Margie Bell Poston
|Bettie Mae Bradbury
Gussie Mae Ham
Mary Berna Blair
High Honors: Mary Nell Irwin
James Floyd Whitley
High Honors: Eugene Morris
|Mary Lou Bryan
Dottie Ray Little
High Honors: Helen Morris
||Sara Jo Lowe
|Clara Mae Wilder
|Patty Ruth Armstrong
Barbara Nell Hays
Ruth Fae Teer
|C. A. Berry
Rade Hinds Guy
John Douglass Lowe
High Honors: Reagan Guy
Bettie Jo Wood
IF I HAD KNOWN
RECENTLY a well known man spoke at a man's meeting on the subject, "Things
I Wish I Had Known Before I Was Twenty-one." The things he named
were the results of a questionnaire sent to a large number of friends and
men of ability. In many cases their words were much the same, but
when they were all in his office and he had an opportunity to sort them,
he found that all of the men together had submitted a total of twenty things
which they wished they could have known before they were twenty-one:
1. What I was going to do for a living, what my life work
2. That my health after thirty depended in a large degree
on what I put in my stomach before I was twenty-one.
3. How to take care of money.
4. The commercial asset of being neatly and sensibly dressed.
5. That a man's habits are hard to change after he is
6. That a harvest depends upon the seeds sown; wheat produces
wheat, thistles bring forth thistles, ragweed spoil good pasture, and wild
oats sown will surely produce all kinds of misery and unhappiness.
7. That things worth while require time, patience, and
8. That you can't get something for nothing.
9. That the world would give me just about what I deserved.
10. That by the sweat of my brow would I earn my bread.
11. That a thorough education not only pays better wages
than hard labor, but it brings the best of everything else, namely, more
enjoyable work, better food, more of the wholesome luxuries and pleasures
of life, better folks to live and deal with, and best of all, the genuine
satisfaction that you are somebody worthy of respect, confidence, and the
priceless gift of friendship.
12. That honesty is the best policy, not only in dealing
with my neighbors, but also in dealing with myself and God.
13. The value of absolute truth in everything.
14. The folly of not taking older people's advice.
15. What it really means to father and mother to rear
16. What hardships and disappointments would be entailed
by my leaving home against my parents' wishes.
17. More of the helpful and inspiring parts of the Bible,
particularly the four books dealing with the life of Christ.
18. The greatness of the opportunity and joy of serving
a fellow man.
19. That Jesus Christ was with me as an elder brother
and friend in every activity and relationship in my personal life.
20. That God's relationships to me were just as helpful
and delightful as that of a good shepherd toward his sheep, or of a father
towward his son.
He will be easily contentand at peace whose conscience