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Nineteen hundred and sixty-one, a colorful and
eventful year, brings to Tappahannock High
School its twenty-third yearbook - The 1961
If each of us was asked what we remembered
most about this year, there would be many dif-
ferent people or situations which would come to
mind. The Taporapian can never hope to fill
its pages with EVERY memory but can only at-
tempt to keep intact those which are most out-
standing in various fields of our school life.
We, the annual staff, have strived to do our best
in preparing this yearbook with the hope that, in
the future, it will help you relive your high
school days and keep alive those memories
which you cherish.
With these thoughts in mind, we proudly present
to you, the students and faculty of Tappahan-
nock, the 1961 Taporapian.
MR. CHARLES SEBRA
We, the Seniors of 1961, proudly dedicate this annual to one who has devotedly
striven, by example as well as instruction, to teach us the principles of good citizen-
ship, that by being well-informed, we may serve more fully our community, our
state and our nation. His patient and understanding guidance has inspired us to aim
for higher and worthier goals. Therefore, we gratefully acknowledge the contribu-
tions of Mr. Charles Sebra.
Editor, KITTY LOU BURRUSS; Associate Editor, KAY COURTNEY; Assistant Editor, CAROL ANN DELANO; Copy
Editor, SUZANNE BURTON; Sponsor, MR. HOWARD ROBERTSON.
Left to right: STANDING - "Boots" Barton, Laura Spindle, Roger Brown, Jane Bareford, Ronnie Lewis, Mary
Ransone, Alan Elliott, Connie Fogg, Karen Parker, Hylah Haile, Tommy Harding, Barbara Watson; SITTING
Suzanne Burton, Carol DeLano, Kitty Burruss, Kay Courtney, Mr. Robertson.
TAPPAHANNOCK HIGH SCHOOL
MR. HENRY W. BURRUSS
Congratulations, Seniors, we are proud of you and your success here. The work
has at times been hard. You have measured up well, and by your efforts and de-
termination you have strengthened your character. You are graduating into a world
that is demanding young leadership, and the lessons in this will also be hard. May
you always measure up well. Our affection, our prayers and our support are with
TAPPAHANNOCK HIGH SCHOOL
MRS. SARAH N. DESHAZO
MRS. BURRUSS MRS. DOGGETT MRS. ALLEN MRS. SISSON
Millersville State Mary Washington Longwood Mary Washington
B.S. N.P.C. B.S. N.P.C.
MRS. GEDDES MRS. THOMPSON MRS. McKINNEY MRS. DURHAM
Mary W ashington
U. of Miami, B.M
William & Mary
William & Mary Lynchburg
Carson "New man, B.A. Longwood
George Peabody B.S.
MR. TAYLOR CAPT. WINSTON MRS. WOOLFORD MRS. YOUNG
U. S. Naval Acad.
Treasurer, ALAN ELLIOTT; President, CAROL ANN DE-
LANO; Vice-president, KAREN PARKER; Secretary, BAR-
MRS. GRACE DRYDEN SPINDLE
MR. CHARLES DENTLEY SEBRA
September, 1957 - As freshmen, we enter high school, eager to learn, eager
to be a part of the high school crowd. Everyone considers us babies - espe-
cially the Seniors. We meet new friends from the other two elementary
schools in the county.
September, 1958 - We're not exactly babies anymore, but we've got a long
way to go. We're becoming an active part, a necessary part of the school'
activities. We're growing more mature - emotionally and physically as well
as mentally. We look forward to our Junior year with great anticipation.
September, 1959 - We have become upperclassmen. We start thinking about
college which leads us to College Day. We will attend the Junior -Senior
Prom - we will give the Seniors a banquet. We are looked up to by the un-
derclassmen, which gives us a big thrill.
September, 1960 - Our Senior year! We finally make it to the top rung of
the ladder leading to further education and to careers. We show our rings to
everyone within seeing range! We start our money-making projects for our
trip to New York! We give the Juniors a Prom - our last affair with them.
We start rehearsal for the Senior Play, hoping it will be as great a success as
in past years. Then, on to New York, for what will be the second in a line
of trips to New York.
And then, June, 1961, commencement - the beginning of a new and strange
Glee Club 1, 2, 4; Science Club 2; 4-H Club 3;
Band 4; DECA 4.
JANE CAROL BAREFORD
Science Club 1; Glee Club 1,2; Girls' Basket-
ball Manager 3; SCA Committee 3, 4; Chairman
4; National Honor Society 3,4; Student Council
4; Annual Staff 4; State SCA Convention 4.
HENRY QUARLES BAUGHAN, JR.
4-H Club 1, 2, 3; FFA 1, 2, 3, 4; Science Club 2;
DOROTHA HELEN BROOKS
Glee Club 1; FHA 1, 2, 3; Vice-president 2; Li-
brary Assistant 2, 3; 4-H Club 1, 2, 3; Honor
Club 3, 4; Softball Manager 3; Safety Patrol 3,
4; FBLA 3, 4; Vice-president 4; SCA Committee
Chairman 4; Student Council 4; DECA 4; Re-
ALVIN ROGER BROWN, JR.
4-H Club 1; Science Club 1; Football 3; Basket-
ball 3, 4; Track 4; Baseball 4; Honor Council 4;
Annual Staff 4; SCA Committee Chairman 4;
Student Council 4.
ROBERT O'BRYANT BURCH
4-H Club 1; Science Club 1; FFA 2; Football 3,
4; DECA 4; Vice-president 4; School Newspaper
4; Sports Editor 4.
KATHRYN LUCILE BURRUSS
Latin Tournament 1; FHA 1,2; Science Club 1,
2; President of Class 2; Foreign Forum 2, 3;
Girls' State 3; SCA Committee 2, 3; Chairman
3; State SCA Convention 3; National Honor So-
ciety 3, 4; Annual Staff 3, 4; Associate Editor 3;
Editor 4; Glee Club 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Co-
SUZANNE ELORA BURTON
Latin Tournament 1; FHA 1,2; Reporter 2; For-
eign Forum 1; 4-H Club 1; President 1; Glee
Club 1, 2; Trio 2; Annual Staff 1, 2, 4; Copy
Editor 4; Basketball Scorekeeper 2; Cheering
Squad 1,2, 4; Co-captain 4; SCA Committee
Chairman 3, 4; Secretary of Class 3; Student
Council 1, 3, 4; National Honor Society 3, 4;
MARY TERESA CARRERAS
FHA 1; Glee Club 1, 2; Vice-president of Class
3; National Honor Society 3, 4; Student Coun-
BARBARA ANN CROWE
4-H Club 1; Song Leader 1; Glee Club 1, 2, 4;
Trio 2; FHA 1, 2, 3, 4; Parliamentarian 4; Cheer-
ing Squad 4.
PEGGY ANN CROWE j
Science Club 1; National Honor Society 3, 4. |
ERLIN BRISTOW DAVIS, JR, ^
Track 2; Science Club 1,2.
CAROL ANN DELANO
Science Club 1; Secretary of Class 1; Student
Council 1, 2, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 4; Foreign Forum
3; Girls' State 3; SCA Committee 3; State SCA
Convention 3; National Honor Society 3, 4; Vice-
president 4; Annual Staff 4; Assistant Editor 4;
Basketball 3, 4; President of Class 4; Secretary
of SCA 4; District SCA Secretary 4.
GEORGE NEWTON MINOR DeSHAZO
Treasurer of Class 1; Science Club 1,2; Basket-
ball 2,3; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Co-captain 4; Base-
ball 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Council 2, 3, 4; SCA
Committee Chairman 2; Safety Patrol 3; Captain
3; State SCA Convention 3; SCA Work -shop 2;
Boys' State 3; President of SCA and Student
Council 4; District SCA Convention 1, 4; Chair-
man 4; National Honor Society 3, 4.
GEORGE THOMAS DUNN
Science Club 1, 3; Football Manager 2, 4; SCA
Committee 3; Glee Club 2, 4; Track 2, 3, 4.
ALAN BURNS ELLIOTT
SCA Committee 2, 3, 4; Annual Staff 4; DECA
4; Treasurer 4; Treasurer of Class 4,
BETTY JEAN ELLIOTT
FHA 1; Glee Club 1,2; 4-H Club 1,2,3; Vice-
president 3; Honor Club 4; Softball Manager 3;
FBLA 3, 4; President 4; Cheering Squad 4; Stu-
dent Council 4; Band 4.
BENJAMIN BAIRD ELLIS
4-H 1, 3; FFA 1, 2, 3, 4; Treasurer 3; Secretary 4,
WILLIAM CAUTHORNE EVANS
Library Club 1; FBLA 2; Safety Patrol 1,2; Cho-
rus 1, 2, 4; DECA 3, 4; Band 4.
CONSTANCE DELANO FOGG
4-H Club 1; Science Club 1; Glee Club 1, 2, 4; i
Trio 1,2; Basketball 3, 4; Softball 3; SCA Com- !
mittee 2, 3, 4; Annual Staff 4; Treasurer 4. |
HYLAH MARGARET HAILE
FHA 1; Softball 1; Glee Club 1, 2; Trio 2; Bas-
ketball 3, 4; SCA Committee 3, 4; Chairman 4;
Safety Patrol 3,4; Softball Scorekeeper 2; An-
nual Staff 4; Organizer 4; Student Council 4;
District SCA Convention 4.
CAROLYN LOUISE HODGES
FHA 1,2; Historian 1; Glee Club 1; 4-H Club 1,
2, 3, 4; Secretary 2; President 4; Library Assist-
ant 1,2,3; DECA 4; President 4; Safety Patrol 4;
FBLA 4; Secretary 4; School Newspaper 4; Editor-
MARGARET WILLIAMS HUNDLEY
Secretary of Class 1; Jr, Science Club Officer 1;
Glee Club 1,2; Baseball Scorekeeper 3, 4; Treas-
urer of Class 3; SCA Committee 3.
MARY ELIZABETH JONES
FHA 1, 2, 3, 4; President 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 4;
Safety Patrol 2, 3, 4; FBLA 3, 4; Reporter 4;
DECA 4; Library Assistant 4.
WILLIAM EUGENE LANGFORD
FFA 1, 2, 3; Crop Judging 2; Treasurer 3; Safety
Patrol 3, 4; Captain 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Stu-
dent Council 4; DEC A 4.
RONALD EMMETT LEWIS
Science Club 1; Basketball Manager 2; Glee
Club 2, 4; Track 2, 3, 4; SCA Committee 3, 4;
Chairman 4; Student Council 4; Annual Staff 4.
ANNE ELIZABETH LINTHICUM
FHA 1, 2; Secretary 2; Library Club 1, 2; Re-
porter 2; Student Council 2, 3, 4; SCA Commit-
tee Chairman 2, 3, 4; FBLA 4; Chorus 4.
ROBERT HAILE MANN
4"H Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Science Club 2; Football 2,
3, 4; Baseball 2, 3, 4; DECA 4.
Glee Club 1,2; Science Club 1,3; Football 1,
2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; SCA Committee 4.
EDWARD PEYTON MOTLEY
4-H Club 1; Vice-president of Class 2; Science
Club 1; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Baseball 2, 3, 4; Stu-
dent Council 3, 4; District SCA Convention 3, 4;
Boys' State 3; National Honor Society 3, 4; For-
eign Forum 2; Football 3, 4; Co-captain 4; Track
3, 4; SCA Vice-president 4; Chairman of Honor
KAREN KAYE PARKER
FHA 1 ; Glee Club 1,2,4; Trio 2; Science Club
2; Student Council 2; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Co-
captain 4; Softball 1, 4; SC A Committee Chair-
man 2; Vice-president of Class 4; Annual Staff
4; Business manager 4; FBLA 4.
GENTRY ANN SANDERS
Science Club 1; Hockey 1; Future Nurses Club
1; Cheerleader 2; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Majorette
Captain 4; FHA 2; Songleader 2; GAA 3; DECA
3, 4; Secretary 3; Parliamentarian 4; State DECA
Convention 3; Softball 2; 4-H Club 2; Song-
leader 2; Newspaper Staff 3 , 4 .
KENNETH DELANO SCHOOLS
4-H Club 1; Science Club 1; Library Club 1,2;
Assistant 1,2; DECA 3, 4; Vice-presideiu 3.
SCA 1,2,3, 4.
JOYCE CAMPBELL TAYLOR
FHA 1, 2, 3, 4; Historian 4; Softball Manager 2;
4-H Club 1, 2, 3; FBLA 1, 4; SCA Committee 4.
KENNETH LEE TRUSLOW
Library Club 1, 2, 3; Assistant 1, 2, 3; Safety Pa-
trol 2, 3; Science Club 2, 3; Cheering Squad 2;
Baseball Scorekeeper 2; 4-H Club 1, 2, 3, 4; i
DECA 4; Annual Staff 4; Assistant Copy Editor 4. !
Library Assistant 1; DECA 3, 4; Chorus 4; 4-H
Club 1,2, 3, 4.
ROBERT ELTON WARING
President of Class 1, 3; 4-H Club 1, 2, 3; Presi-
dent 2; Glee Club 1,2; Football 3; Basketball 2,
4; Track 4; Safety Patrol 2, 3; SCA Committee 4.
BARBARA HOUSTON WATSON
Latin Tournament 1; Science Club 1; Forensics
1,2; National Honor Society 3, 4; President 4;
Cheering Squad 3 , 4; Co-captain 4; Glee Club
1, 2, 4; SCA Committee 3, 4; Secretary of Class
4; Honor Council 4; Annual Staff 4; Art Editor 4,
BETTY JEAN WATSON
Glee Club 1, 2, 3; FHA 1, 4; FBLA 3, 4; Treas-
urer 4; Student Council 4; Softball 3, 4.
THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
Jimmy Acree leaves his cymbals behind,
Jane Bareford leaves her sense of humor to those people who just can't take jokes.
Henry Baughan leaves his ring to - who knows?
"Cookie" Brooks leaves her friend-making ability to John Pendergast.
Roger Brown leaves his freckles to Carolyn Hammond.
Bobby Burch leaves his award-winning ability to the other DE students.
Kitty Lou Burruss leaves the headache of being editor of the annual to Kay Courtney.
Suzanne Burton leaves for Mary Washington, wishing it was at Champlain.
Mary Teresa Carreras leaves her sweet disposition to Arlene Burch.
Barbara Crowe leaves her kissing ability to all those inexperienced eighth graders.
Peggy Crowe leaves Mr. Sebra without a perfect paper.
Erlin Davis leaves Carol Tuck behind,
Carol Ann Delano leaves her great times at Girls' State to some other fortunate Junior.
Newton Deshazo stays to show the next years S.C. A. president how to run the school.
Tommy Dunn leaves his contagious laughter to the school to use when Mr. Burruss cracks a joke.
Alan Elliott leaves his dancing ability to those boys who just can't dance.
Betty Jean Elliott leaves her ability to draw to the first graders.
Ben Ellis leaves his optimistic outlook to Mr. Ashton.
Billy Evans leaves his cooking ability to the Tappahannock Volunteer Fire Department.
Connie Fogg stays hoping to find that certain something lacking in the 1961 boys.
Hylah Haile leaves her clear, bright mind to that poor, dense Bryan Taliaferro.
Carolyn Hodges leaves her position as Mr. Cummings' private secretary to some other "fortunate"
Prue Hundley leaves, taking a burden off the Tappahannock Post Office.
Mary Elizabeth Jones leaves her knee socks to "Boots" Barton.
William Lankford leaves his excess weight to Rob Lowery.
Ronnie Lewis leaves his Western Auto job to little James Clanton.
Anne Linthicum leaves her natural hair color to Mary Carter Ransone who tries so hard.
Bob Mann leaves his tooth as a souvenir to THS.
John Moon leaves on the rebound.
Peyton Motley leaves his flirting ability to John Haile.
Karen Parker leaves THS in a Tareyton smokescreen.
Gentry Sanders leaves, via the bridge,
Kenneth Schools leaves his many girlfriends behind.
Earl Taylor leaves his front desk in homeroom to some other "interested" student.
Joyce Taylor leaves in a LIVELY mood.
Kenneth Truslow leaves to be the first boy to attempt to enroll in Mary Washington.
Conrad Turner leaves for the last time.
Robbie Waring leaves, still doing favors for Captain Winston.
Barbara Watson leaves the cheering squad to anyone who thinks she can do a better job.
Betty Jean Watson leaves the school the satisfaction of knowing there won't be anymore Air
President, TOMMY HARDING; Vice-president, MEDORA
CHEATHAM; Secretary -Treasurer, DIANE ROSE,
Barbara Lee Baldwin
John Mason Hundley
President, - BRYAN TALIAFERRO
Vice-president - DOROTHY BARTON
Secretary - FRANCES HUNDLEY
Treasurer - GARY CARLTON
Reporter - LAURA SPINDLE
Mary Ann Dunn
Mary Carter Ransone
Laura Ann Spindle
Bryan T aliaferro
President, DINA LANE; Vice-president, JIMMY
HAILE; Secretary, BETTY LEE WALKER; Treas-
urer, WANDA WATTS; Reporter, KERRY SUE POWELL.
Kerry Sue Powell
Barbara Jean Robinson
Betty Lee Walker
President, DAVID TALIAFERRO; Vice-president, FRANCES MRS. McCLOSKEY and
WARE; Secretary, BRENDA BAREFORD; Treasurer, JOHN MRS. WOOLFORD
CHRISTOPHER; Reporters, DAVID TALIAFERRO and MAR-
William E, Balderson
Wythe Bowe Jr.
Patsy K. Burch
Etta Grey Cox
Betty P. Delano
Barbara J. Eanes
Walter P. Elliott
Faye C. Emery
P. A. Frank
David T aliaferro
Judy T alley
Betty Lou T aylor
James C. Ware Jr.
Robert Tyler Ware
Bobby Lee Wharton
FIRST GRADE - Mrs. Burruss
SECOND GRADE - Mrs. Doggett
SECOND GRADE - Mrs. Allen
THIRD GRADE - Mrs. Sisson
FOURTH GRADE - Mrs. Geddes
FIFTH GRADE - Mrs. Thompson
SEVENTH OIADE - Mrs. Gouldin
SEVENTH GRADE - Mrs. Sutton
FIFTH GRADE - Mrs. McKinney
SIXTH GRADE - Mrs. Durham
President - ELLEN LEWIS Vice-president •• PAIGE FRENCH
Secretary - PEGGY KRIETE Treasurer - BRIAN PARKER
Reporter - ADAM SICHOL Sponsor - MRS, McKINNEY
The Elementary Student Cooperative Association seeks to train
children from grades 4 through 7 to become useful citizens and strong
leaders for their tomorrow's higher learning - secondary school.
This training is done by functioning committees in such areas as
safety, welfare, grounds and building, well planned and varied pro-
grams. These programs are given at eight of the monthly meetings.
The other month is given to legal voting, setting up and maintaining
President, NEWTON DeSHAZO; Vice-president, PEYTON MOTLEY; Secretary, CAROL ANN DeLANO;
Treasurer, KAY COURTNEY; Reporter, MARY CARTER RANSONE,
The S.C.A. Student Council is a branch of the Student Cooperative Association. It is the law-
making body of the school. The council consists of all S.C.A. officers, homeroom representatives and
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Left to right: Kay Courtney, Laura Ann Spindle, Barbara Watson, Kitty Burr uss, Jane Bareford,
Suzanne Burton, Peggy Crowe, Hylah Haile, Mary Teresa Carreras, Connie Fogg, "Boots" Bar-
ton, Mary Carter Ransone, Gary Carlton, Tommy Harding, Newton DeShazo, Carol Ann Delano,
Sponsor - Mrs. Edna C. Carlton, Peyton Motley, Bryan Taliaferro, Diane Rose,
Membership In the National Honor Society is the highest honor that a student in Tappahan-
nock High School may attain.
To qualify for membership. Juniors and Seniors must have maintained an overall "B" average
during their years in high school. Thereafter candidates are judged on Character, Leadership,
and Service, Selection is made by the High School Faculty Honor Council.
FUTURE HOMEMAKERS OF AMERICA
President - MARY E. JONES
Vice-president - LAURA BALDERSON
Secretary - PATSY PARR
Treasurer - FRANCES HODGES
Sponsor - MRS.
Reporter - CAROL TUCK
Historian - JOYCE TAYLOR
Parliamentarian - BARBARA CROWE
Song Leader - BARBARA BALDWIN
FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA
President - ARCHIE CASH Treasurer - EARL TAYLOR
Vice-president - STUART WOODLAND Reporter - JOHN HAILE
Secretary - JOHN MASON HUNDLEY Sentinel - PETE WILLIAMS
Sponsor - MR. THORNTON TAYLOR
DISTRIBUTIVE EDUCATION CLUB
President - CAROLYN HODGES
Vice-president - BOBBY BURCH
Sponsor - MR. JACK C. CUMMINS
Secretary - SMITTY TAYLOR
Treasurer - ALAN ELLIOTT
Reporter - COOKIE BROOKS
FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA
President - BETTY JEAN ELLIOTT Secretary - CAROLYN HODGES
Vice-president - COOKIE BROOKS Parliamentarian - BARBARA LEE BALDWIN
Sponsor - MRS. EMILY YOUNG Reporter - MARY ELIZABETH JONES
This year, for the first time, Tappahannock has had a school band. It is directed by Mr.
Louis Hamada. Since September the band has made great accomplishments and the future seems
bright for those who are taking part in it.
The high school chorus is also under the direction of Mr. Hamada. The students participat-
ing in the class find it most enjoyable. They learn much about the fundamentals of music as
well as find pleasure in singing.
The two groups have appeared at various times throughout the year at school and public af-
fairs. The courses are quite rewarding and the future seems bright for both groups.
President - BRYAN TALIAFERRO
Vice-president - DAVID TALIAFERRO
Secretary - ROSA LEE MARTIN
Treasurer - TOMMY TALIAFERRO
Reporter - JIMMY BRIZENDINE
Sponsor - MR. LITTLE
Captain - WILLIAM LANGFORD
Lieutenants - BYRAN TALIAFERRO, CALVIN BAUGHAN
Sponsor - CAPTAIN WINSTON
IL > L? ^ jH
Barbara, Laura Ann, Laura Lee, Betty Jean, Suzanne
The girls' softball team of 1960 concluded a most successful season emerging as District
Champions. The team was led all the way by the outstanding pitching of co-captain Mary
Christopher backed by such able players as veteran Ann Harewick at center field and co-captain,
Bessie Loving at third base, Cora Moore at short stop, Danna Dickinson at left field and catcher
Betty Page Carlton. To the experienced and hard playing group were some newcomers who
quickly proved their worth; Carol Tuck, a freshman who played second base, Betty Jean Watson
at right field and Betty Taylor at first base. Connie Fogg, Betty McTyre, Medora Cheatham
and Smitty Taylor rounded out our championship team. Congratulations for a good season.
12 Farnham 3
18 Northumberland - 7
13 W&L - - 11
13 Warsaw 1
15 Colonial Beach ------ n
5 Lancaster - -- -- -- -- 2
11 Farnham - 4
0 Lancaster ---6
7 Mathews 25
6 Northumberland . - q
0 New Kent 20
0 West Point - -- -- — 24
0 Middlesex --0
0 Caroline — - -27
19 Washington and Lee - -- -- -- o
In eight games, the Warriors came out with two wins, five losses and one tie. Although never
completely outclassed in any of their games, they had offensive troubles all year and were able to score
only five times. This was undoubtedly due to a completely green backfield that played well but lacked
the so necessary experience. The line, paced by veterans William Langford, Newton DeShazo, Peyton
Motley, Stuart Woodland and Bobby Burch, was the strong point.
In District competition, Tappahannock fared very well, winning two of three. They lost to Lan-
caster 6-0, blowing several fine scoring opportunities, and then beat Northumberland 6-0 and W. & L.
19-0. Their 2-1 District mark gave them a three-way tie for first in the District despite their over-all
This was one of the youngest Warrior squads in years. It was composed of eleven freshmen, seven
sophomores and the rest juniors and seniors. Led by Co-Captains DeShazo and Motley and Coaches
Ashton and Robertson, the squad began to develop slowly during the year and towards the end began to
show some depth. The loss of Jimmy Haile, a good running freshman halfback, hurt the backfield con-
siderably but the development of Jimmy Beasley, Bryan Taliaferro, Jackie Weiss, and Tommy Taliafarro
helped take up the slack.
The Warriors usually started DeShazo and Motley at the ends, John Moon and John Rennolds at the
tackles. Woodland and Burch at the guards, William Langford at center. Tommy Harding at quarter,
Bryan Taliaferro and Haile at the halves, and Bob Mann at fullback. With the injury to Haile, Jimmy
Beasley stepped in at full and Mann went to half. The backfield, with luck, could be a good one next
year. Reserves who saw much action were Frank Brooks, Calvin Baughan and John Haile.
If these boys stick together, they could be T appahannock' s best football team in a year or two.
Right End: N. DeShazo; Right Tackle: P. Motley; Right Guard: B, Burch; Center: W. Lankford;
Left Guard: S. Woodland; Left Tackle: J. Moon; Left End: C, Baughan; Right Half: B. Taliaferro;
Fullback: J. Beazley; Left Half: B. Mann; Quarterback; T. Harding.
Left to right: Calvin Baughan, Newton DeShazo, Tommy Dunn, Ronnie Lewis, Johnnie Rennolds,
Peyton Motley, and John Moon.
The Warriors, after a miserable start, came on fast in the second half of their
schedule to make it a pleasant season. After losing four of their first five, they then
won four of their last five, including three district games to earn a first place tie in
Division A of District F. Forced into a three-way play-off to break the tie, the War-
riors drew the long way home when they had to play W. & L. and Northumberland on
successive afternoons. They got by W. & L. 2-1 in a fine ball game played at Warsaw,
but were eliminated by Northumberland the next day 5-1 on their own field. In this
one the Warriors led 1-0 until one was out in the seventh and final Inning only to see
the roof cave in.
Tappahannock usually fielded a line-up of Wayne Johnson or Newton DeShazo pitch-
ing, Joe Chinn catching, an infield of Billy Taliaferro, Tommy Harding, Dickie Elliott
and Lou Flannagan, and an outfield of Peyton Motley, John Stevens, Bob Mann or Don
Lynch. The leadership of seniors Lou Flannagan and Billy Taliaferro, the pitching of
Johnson and DeShazo, the hitting of Flannagan, Motley, Johnson and Chinn and some
fine fielding by Elliott, Stevens and Harding all added up to make it the good season
that it was.
8 Farnham 19
0 Christ Church 3
3 Northumberland 13
5 Washington and Lee - -- -- -- - 7
7 Warsaw - -- -- -- -- -- -- - 4
2 Colonial Beach 1
3 Lancaster 1
2 Washington and Lee 1
1 Northumberland 5
M. C. Ransone
C. A, Delano
K. S. Powell
With fine teamwork and determination the girls' basketball squad climaxed the
season as winner in their division and second in the district. Outstanding was the de-
fensive playing of the guard section led by Kitty Burruss, Karen Parker, Carol Ann De-
lano and Boots Barton. Their consistent pressure on their opponents led the team to
victory in many tight situations. High scoring forward of the year was Danna Dickin-
son averaging 21 points a game. She was ably assisted by Medora Cheatham, Hylah
Haile and Dina Lane. Congratulations to all squad members.
51 Farnham -32
32 Colonial Beach 39
42 Northumberland - - - 25
38 Lancaster - -- -- --34
22 W&L - - 35
42 Warsaw - — - -- --19
27 Colonial Beach 38
34 Lancaster ----24
50 Farnham - -- -- --28
33 Northumberland 27
28 W&L ---26
Coming off an all losing season in 1959-60 and with a thin, inexperienced squad, the Warriors
seemed destined for another long winter. But although they did not have a winning record with their
four wins and five losses, they did much better than anticipated at the start. After rough going in their
opening game, they came along to split their next eight games and actually were in the thick of the
district race until their final game. Their finest achievement was the upset of Northumberland the
second time around after the Indians had beaten them so badly the first time. It was also the first time
a Warrior team had beaten the Indians in basketball.
Robbie Waring and Peyton Motley (co -captains), John Moon, Tommy Harding, and Jimmy Haile
made up the starting five on most occasions. John Rennolds, Alwyn Davis and Roger Brown saw quite
a bit of sub duty. Waring was high scorer. Moon and Motley the leading rebounders, and Harding and
Haile provided a pair of competent back-court men. The team played very well defensively as the
score indicates, rebounded well, but had trouble scoring enough themselves. Yet all in all, it was a
29 Northumberland 68
41 Lancaster ------ 36
16 Washington and Lee -46
48 Warsaw 40
24 Colonial Beach - - - 42
26 Lancaster ------ 50
44 Farnham - 35
41 Northumberland - - - 34
30 Washington and Lee -46
Mary Teresa Carreras
Mary Teresa Carreras
Kitty Lou Burruss
MISS THS OF 1961
Elsie Carol Evans, 1960 Queen, crowns
Margaret Williams Hundley. Kitty Lou
Burruss was runner-up.
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E. C. DAVIS MOTOR CO.
Chrysler - Plymouth - Valiant
Sales and Service
Port Royal, Virginia Phone RI 2-4333
H. L. TRUSLOW
Champlain, Virginia Phone HI 3-7 599
ROUZIE’S GULF SERVICE
Gasoline - Oil - Tires
Soft Drinks - Ice Cream - Groceries
U. S. Highway 17 Caret, Virginia
Congratulations to the
Seniors of 1961
SHERWOOD FOREST MOTEL
Tappahannock, Virginia HI 3-5808
Seniors of '61
TAYLOR MOTOR COMPANY
T appahannoc k ,
HAYDEN SHOE SHOP
Shoes for the Whole Family
All Work Guaranteed
Phone HI 3-2972
\ TIRES /
Printing - Stationery
Phone ED 3-8191
HI 3-5191 Tappahannock, Va.
Bear Alignment Equipment
TAPPAHANNOCK FRONT END SERVICE
B. H. BAIRD INSURANCE AGENCY
Insurance Service Since 189 5
Fire, Marine, Liability,
Compensation, Burglary, Life,
Health, and Accident Insurance
to the Class of '61
Work Hard and Have Fun
to Seniors of '61
B. & S.
Sales and Service
The New Corvair
- by Chevrolet -
Phone HI 3-4844
EQUIPMENT COMPANY, INC.
LET US HELP
We Welcome Your Account
BANK OF ESSEX
Member of F . D. I. C.
HI 3-2811 Tappahannock, Va
Warsaw and Tappahannock
to the Senior Class of ’61
J. C. DeShazo - C. N. DeShazo
E. W. Haile
Congratulations to the Class of
JUNE PARKER OIL COMPANY
Phone HI 3-4100
Tappahannock High School
W. C. SAUNDERS CO.
3110 West Marshall Street
"Sportsmen's Headquarters Since 1890"
HARRIS-FLIPPEN AND CO., INC.
Athletic, Hunting and. Fishing Equipment
715 E, Main St. Richmond 19, Virginia
FORCE . . .
that brightens our lives, creates careers and lights
the way to tomorrow’s hetter world.
Virginia Electric and Power Company
Seniors of '6 1
You Are Always
Member of Federal Reserve System
Member of F. D. I. C.
Phone HI 3-4022
SALES AND SERVICE
Dress Fabric and Sewing Accessories
Drapery and Slip Covering Fabrics
TURNER BROTHERS ELECTRIC COMPANY
Electrical, Plumbing, and Heating Contracting
Small Appliance Repairs
Phone HI 3-4271 Tappahannock, Virginia
THE ESSEX FLORIST
Phone - Warsaw ED 3-7331
Tappahannock HI 3-4674
Dependable Druggist Phone HI 3-2700
TAPPAHANNOCK SUPPLY COMPANY, INC.
Phone HI 3-4200
FURNITURE CO. , INC.
New and Used
Phone HI 3-5211
Seniors of '6 1
TAYLOR PUBLISHING COMPANY