Winners in Four State High School Commercial Contests Announced

Two hundred and thirty-three winners in the South Carolina High School league commercial contest program were announced by the personnel bureau of the University of South Carolina.

These winners in the four commercial contests, Bookkeeping, shorthand, arithmetic and typewriting, will represent their respective districts and the school in the final contest on the university campus during the High School Week, April 24, 25 and 26. The number of winning contestants in bookkeeping was 71; in shorthand, 54; in arithmetic, 50, and in typewriting, 58.

Steadily increasing interest and participation in the High School league commercial contest program in recent years made necessary the provision for preliminary contest to select limited number of contestants for participation in the finals. Preliminary examination were administered in the respective schools. F. DeVore Smith of Columbia, chairman of the committee on commercial contest, assisted the personnel bureau in scoring papers and determining winners.

Rules permit participating schools to test as many pupils in the receptive subjects as they wish. The three strongest contestants are determined for each school in each subject to represent the school in completion with other schools in each district. The top five or more contestants in each district are listed as winners to compete in the final contests.

Announcement lists, by districts are alphabetical. Standing of league contestant in preliminaries are not revealed before final contests are over.

District One

District 1 – Abbeville, Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties.

Bookkeeping, Tom Carl Compton, Anderson; Millicent Furman, Easley; Robert Lang Mullinniy, Anderson; Stanley Ribak, Easley; Margaret R. Sanders, Abbeville; Virginia Elizabeth Waldrop, Easley.

Shorthand; Wilma Alita Brown, Iva; Sarah Deloris Jones, Pendleton; Hieda Jordan, Iva; Evelyn Katherine Latham, Iva; Sara Jeanette Martin, Pendleton.

Typing; Alita Brown, Iva; Charles Ellis, Belton; Hilda Jordan, Iva; James McGee, Belton; Virginia Smith, Iva.

Arithmetic; William Carlton Singleton, Rocky Bottom (Pickens); John Valley Winchester, Pickens; Lilla Mary  Winchester, Pickens.

District Two.

District 2 – Cherokee, Laurens, Newberry and Union counties.

Bookkeeping; Fred Fowles Burns, Laurens; Christine Harvey, Buffalo (Union); Ann Wallace Hicks, Laruens; William Wright Norwood, Laurens; Valerie Mae O’Dell, Union.

Shorthand; Mary Frances Boling, Union: Daisy Richardson Carroll, Clinton (Thornwell); Ruth Evelyn Fore, Union; Helen Harmon Harvey, Laurens: Helen Virginia Henson, Union; Margaret Jeanette Jenning, Laurens (Ford); Texie Jean Riddle, Laurens; Mary Ellen Turner, Laurens.

Typing; Mary Boling, Union; Anne Coleman, Clinton (Thornwell); Mary Elizabeth Kitchens, Laurens; Elizabeth Sparks; Ellen Williams, Laurens.

Arithmetic; Jack Randolph Cox, Laurens (Ford); Elizabeth Ethel Hughes, Laurens (Ford); Ralph Edward Proctor, Watts Mills (Ford).

District Three.

District 3 – Aiken, Edgefield, Greenwood, Lexington, McCormick, Richland and Saluda Counties.

Bookkeeping; Vivian Anderson, Greenwood; Ralsa L Batton, Greenwood; Lillie Marie Bloodworth, Columbia (Univeristy); John Hubert Edling, Batesburg; Virginia Ann Fooshe, McCormick; Robert BRuce McCalley, Columbia (Dreher); Frances Gertrude McCrery, Verdery (Greenwood); Ben Boyd Sloan, Columbia (Univeristy).

Shorthand; Annie Carolyn Ceil, Columbia (University); Lola Bess Earley, Columbia (University); Alice Eugenia Heron, Columbia (Dreher); Gladys Morgam, Augusta, Ga. (North Augusta); Eleen Ruby Reese, Coronaca (Greenwood); Mary Virginia Shealy, Columbia (University); Erin White, Greenwood; Doris Williams, Aiken; Doris Margine Woodward, Aiken.

Typing; Catherine Bates; Dorothy Mae Bolton, Greenwood; Lola Bess Early, Columbia (Univeristy); Sarah McElurray, August, Ga (Northa Augusta); Gladys Morgan, Augusta, Ga. (North Augusta); Ruby Reese, Coronaca (Greenwood); Raymond Taylor, Batesburg (Batesburg-Leesville).

Arithmetic; Leroy Calvin Anderson, Cayce (Brookland-Cayce); Ruth Lena Bailey, Irmo; Ralsa L. Batton, Greenwood; Ralph Hubert Bouick, McCormick; Catherine Lavinia Britt, Irmo; Sara Belle Clowney, Columbia (Dreher); Delbert Cook, Columbia (Dreher); Pete Hair, Greenwood; Robert Harrison, Troy (Greenwood); Norma Elizabeth Halloway, McCormick; Ruby Mae Jordan, Greenwood; Alice Virginia Outlaw, West Columbia (Brookland-Cayce); Andrewdelle Jacqueline Raunch, Irmo; Philip Randall Roberts, Columbia (Brookland-Cayce) Anne Bussy Sigler, McCormick;  Daisy Lee Smith, Columbia, (Dreher).

District Four

District 4 – Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster and York counties.

Bookkeeping; Anne Curry, Clover; C. E. Gatlin, Great Falls; Adelle Henry, Clover, Kathryn Elaine Martin, Great Falls; Mary Elizabeth McCravy, Chester; Denver James Morton, Great Fall; Nellie Louise Peak, Chester; Marian Elizabeth Thomas, Chester.

Shorthand; Everett Neil, Clover; James Zemorea Brawley, Chester; Betty Jeanne Harper, Lancaster; Catherine Maxine Lee, Fort Mill; Guzielle Snipes, Lancaster.

Typing; Kathryn Brasil, Great Falls; L. C. Denton, Rock Hill; Betty Joyce Lee, Fort Mill; Mabel McElduff, Great Falls; Watus Spencer, Rock Hill.

District Five.

District 5 – Clarendon, Darlington, Lee, Kershaw, and Sumter counties.

Bookkeeping: John Howard Hayes, Camden; Kathryn Luther, McBee (Hartsville); Robert McNair, Gable; Jean Player, Gable; Christine Hazel Walters, Hartsville.

Shorthand; Ernest Tillman Bass, Hartsville: Annie Wren Beckham, Hartsville: Helen Thelma Bodenheimer, Manning; Frances Ellen Bradham, Manning; Loyrea Harley, Manning; Raymond Lee Martin, Hartsville.

Typing; Lois Gaskin; Marion Sue Jones, Hartsville; Virginia Smith, Hartsville; Hazel Tyner, Hartsville; Sara White.

Arithmetic; Lila Mae Branham, Blaney; Willie Mae Branham, Blaney; Margie Carolyn Kirkland, Blaney.

District Six.

District 6 – Chesterfield, Dillon, Horry, Marion and Marlboro counties.

Bookkeeping; John D Cherry, conway; James Fletcher Covington, Bennettsville; Clarence Bernard Huck, Conway; Mareen Duvall Jackson, Bennettsville; Olden Keith, Cheraw; Buck Morrison, Bennettsville; William I. Pate, Cheraw.

Shorthand; Mary Sue Booth, Conway; Ruth Jessamine Cooper, Conway; Virginia Ray Huggins, Hammer (Dillon); Evelyn Rebecca Schafer, Little Rock (Dillon); Mary Elizabeth Thigpen, Conway;

Typing; Iva Cook, Bennettsville: Annie Belle Johnson, McColl; Emmie Jean McCaskill, Pageland; Jean Smith, McColl; Elizabeth Thigpen, Conway; Louise Tucker, Cheraw.

District Seven

District 7 – Berkeley, Florence, Georgetown and Williamsburg counties.

Bookkeeping: Alice Mae Brinson, Bonneau (Macedonia); Thomas Alfred Clarke, Florence; Wilima Ruth Haselden, Johnsonville; Alfred Veron Powell, Florence; Blanche Elosie Shuler, Shulerville (Macedonia); Harverty Clyde Summerford, Florence.

Shorthand; Margaret Helen Caddell, Bonneau (Macedonia); Maxcine Conner, Effingham (Elim); Margaret Drumgould Ham, Florence; Anastasio Deborah Johnson, Florence; Mildred Myrtle Nelson, Florence.

Typing: Mary Barwick, Andrews; Bill Gamble, Andres; Frances Lawrence, Effingham (Elim); Mavis Lawrence, Elim; Beatrice Morris, Andrews.

Arithmetic; James Harold Andrews, Timmonsvile; V. Ivan Baker, Florence; Mary Catherine Gaskill, Florence; Margaret Lois Hill, Timmonsville; Mildred Myrtle Nelson, Florence.

District Eight

District 8 – Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Jasper and Hampton counties.

Bookkeeping: Charles J. Beach, Walterboro; Julia Mae Bennett, Varnville; James Dantzler Carson, Beaufort; Richard Eugene Hart, St. George; Floyd Carlisle Hartzog, St. George; Marilyn Hiers, Brunson; William Lloyd Lutrell, North Carleston; Mae Willie O’Quinn; Walterboro; K. T. Pepples, Jr., Early Branch (Varnville); Nella Peeples, Early Branche (Varnville); Doris Mae Platts, Brunson.

Shorthand; Mary Lucille Hill, St. George; Robert Pearce Kieffer, Ridgeland; Charles Koger Murray, Grover (St. George); Camille Watts, Walterboro; Alethia Cecila; Williams, Estill.

Typing; Florence Byfield, North Charleston: Anne Osterhout, Beaufort; Camille Watts, Walterboro; Dorothy WIlliams, Beaufort; Altrude Woodard.

Arithmetic: Mamie Dill Craven, Walterboro; Watson Duncan Crosby, Ruffin (Walterboro); Lydia Elizabeth Martin, Ruffin (Walterbnoro).

District Nine.

District 9 – Allendale, Bamberg, Barwell, Calhoun and Orangeburg counties.

Bookkeeping: Frank Fickling, Ehrhardt; Richard Furman Ponder, Williston; Edna Viola Reavis, Ehrdardt; Lewis William Wannamaker, St. Matthews; Paul White, Springfield.

Shorthand; Harriet E Barker, Allendale; Bobby Bellamy, Bamberg; Grace Truman Bishop, Bamberg; Harriet Houser Allendale; Anna Florence McDonald, Bamberg.

Typing; Celeste Humphreys, Denmark; Harriet Jones, St. Matthews; Joseph Jones, Bamberg; Dorothy Lyons, Bamberg; Anna Florence McDonald, Bamberg; Elnora Pender, Williston (Williston-Elko).

Arithmetic; Wiliam B. Amaker, St. Matthews; James Robert Berry, Denmark; Joan Covington Cauthen, Orangeburg; James William Collier, Orangeburg: William Jessie Cutchfield, Orangeburg; George Floyd Hiers, Ehrhardt; Joyce Faye Hutto, Goron (Denmark); Frances L. Keisler, St. Matthews; Ann K Woodside, St. Matthews: Joan Zorn, Denmark.

District Ten.

District 10 – Greenville County.

Bookkeeping: Bennet Jennings Collins, Taylors; Lou Wandelle Hughes, Fountain Inn; Jerome Jamison, Travelers Rest; Marian Doris Jones, Fountain Inn; Irene Robertson, Travelers Rest.

Shorthand; Jessie Marie Goldstmith, Travelers Rest.

Typing; Venetia Bayne, Dorothy A. Curry, Fountain Inn; Wandelle Hughes, Fountain Inn; Ruby Phillips, Gene Thomas, Edna Youngblood, Taylors.

Arithmetic; George Leslie Farmer, Gereer (Jordan); Charles Raymond Hill, Taylors (Jordan); Gladys Marcelle Mitchell, Greer (Jordan); Jessie Mae Plumley, Tigerville (Jordan); Arnold Thomas Stokes, Greer (Jordan); Audrey Vernell Sudduth, Greer (Jordan).

District Eleven.

District 11 – Spartanburg county.

Bookkeeping; Homer Pittman Hines, Chesnee; Henry Edward Kenworthy, Chesnee; Annie Loree Page, Woodruff; Annie Mae Riddle, Woodruff; Nanie Juanita Wilson, Woodruff.

Typing; Sam Coker, Woodruff; Ruth Newton, Woodruff; Juanita Wilson, Woodruff.

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