Couriering Clemmons — What was happening this week in 1964

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 6, 2020

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Couriering the area this week in 1964 — Jim Martin resigned his position as director of music and education at Clemmons Baptist Church. Mr. Martin and his wife moved to High Point where he entered High Point College as a special student working toward his music degree.

E. K. Whitener, president of Southwest Forsyth Little League, announced that a meeting of the association would be held at South Fork Elementary School to discuss registration and tryouts.

Southern Bell Telephone Company determined that there would be 7,000 resident in Clemmons by 1970.

A total of $496.33 was collected in the Clemmons area for the 1964 March of Dimes organization according to area chairman, Mrs. George Moody.

The development of an independent water system was recommended for Clemmons after a nine-month survey. The cost was projected at $507,000.

Southwest High School senior class chose its Class Day officers. Those elected were: Class Prophets — Dennis Hendrix and Carolyn Furches. Class Song, Dicky Schuyler and Delores Owens. Class Poetess, Jeanne Ball. Class Historians, June Norman, Carma Lustig and John Jarvis. Testators, Rick Sides, Sue Wood and Steve Dunn.

Mrs. Watkins’ first-grade class at Clemmons Elementary School visited the James G. Hanes Community Center to see the National Grass Roots Opera Company’s presentation of “Hansel and Gretel.”

Miss Pat Ward’s third-grade class at Clemmons Elementary School gave a play, “Timothy’s Antlers” by Katherine Garbutt in the school assembly.

The senior class of Southwest High School chose the junior marshals. Those chosen were Cheryl Simpson, Becky Cooper, Junie Burwell, Suzanne Jones, Lynn Nelson, Susan Poe, Kay Harper, Mike Rothrock, Bobby Powell, Dickie Chandler, Jimmy Bailey, Mo Collette, Steve Etchison and Steve Harper.

Mrs. Charles McLeod, mother of five children seven and under, was surprised and delighted when she was notified that she had been chosen to appear in the 1963-64 edition of “Who’s Who In American Universities and Colleges.” She traveled to Guilford College three nights a week to earn her bachelor’s degree.

A movement had begun to have the name of the new high school located on Lewisville-Clemmons Road (being referred to by many as West High), changed to James F. Brower High in honor of the late Professor Brower, a well-known educator in the Clemmons area.

Miss Elizabeth O. Buchanan, a missionary who was planning to retire after many years of service in Japan, arrived for a visit at the home of her brother W. Stewart Buchanan of Clemmons.