Mr. Garner Barnett, Physical Education. Referred to the hurdles as "get over that baby”. The long jump board was also that “baby".
Mr. Tom Bell, Math. “Now we’re cookin' with gas!"
Mr. Jim Crippen, US History, Civics. “Don’t throw sand!”
Mr. Ray Lawson, Physical Education. “Gennamon!”, meaning “Gentlemen!”
Mr. Eugene Martin, Physical Education. “Cmoncmoncmoncmon!” in a mild moaning, plaintive tone. As in, “Cmoncmoncmoncmon, Dehn! Gitupontha BOARDS!”
Mr. Bob Miller, Biology. “Like going out to pick hickory nuts!” (Midwestern expression meaning very easy.)
Mr. Frances Obler, English and Drama. “Please!” in a tone of painful injury and indignation at something a student had said or done.
Mr. Wayne Payne, Physical Education. Coach Payne enjoyed using the adjective “mangy” in a comical way to address his wrestlers.
Mrs. Maxine Randolph, English. “Really and truly.”
Mr. James Reeder, Math. Not so much what he said, but his humorous custom of naming his tests for movies, and writing the title, director, cast and actors on the western blackboard of his classroom. Often a name would be “The Return of [Something]”.
Mrs. Gladys Root, French, Spanish, Latin. (1) “You may chat amongst yourselves. Chat!”; (2) “‘Felix’ was a happy cat!”
Coach Richard Skain, Physical Education. “For Pete’s sake!” in a wounded tone, as it you’d seriously disappointed him.
Dr. Gordon Sproul, Chemistry. “Tre-MEN-jous!” as in “Tre-MEN-jous explosion!”
Mr. Gordon Traylor, Math. Many charming, folksy Midwestern expressions, including “But what’s 2.0 among friends?” as a cheerfully sarcastic reaction to a student answer that was off by one or more decimal points.
Mr. Ray Vaughn, Choral Music. Mr. Vaughn would say, or yell, “People!” in several levels of intensity. His “People!” could mean, “Pay attention here!” or in exasperation, “Stop goofing off and talking!"