Davis, Dix

Dix Davis

Dix was Treasurer of the Mar-Ken Chapter of the National Honor Society in 1943.

Dix Davis was Sophomore Class Treasurer in 1942, and Junior Class Treasurer in 1943. His class credits were such that he graduated in the summer of 1943.

From the 1942 Mar-Ken Yearbook, as a Sophomore:
Dix is a native son of our fair city. He highly enjoys radio acting and fishing. As far as music is concerned, he enjoys both Beethoven’s and Tschaikovsky’s works, and relaxes while listening to these between fishing and radio programs.

From the September 28, 1942 Mar-Ken Journal:
•Dix Davis was elected Treasurer of the Junior Class on September 18.
•ON THE SETS: Dix Davis, Dellie Ellis and Louise Erickson who were on the “Date With Judy” show this summer are scheduled for more air shows in the very near future.

From the 1943 Mar-Ken Yearbook, as a Junior:
“Caught off Their Guard:” DIX DAVIS – making funny faces in English Literature class.

From the 1943 Mar-Ken Yearbook; Junior Crossword Puzzle:
Mrs. Moore’s pet peeve is he who is also the treasurer of the Victory Class.

From the 1943 Mar-Ken Yearbook:
Dix Davis may have been a Junior when we began this Annual, but we’ll be darned if he didn’t double-cross us, and turn up to be a Senior near the close of the school year. But, nevertheless, we want to offer our best wishes to him, and welcome him to the Senior Class, for I’m sure we all agree that he is a valuable addition (especially being the Junior Class Treasurer!)

It all happened like this. Dix wanted to check his credits to see what subjects he had to take next year, so he promptly proceeded on the “hike” up to the tower to confer with Mrs. Bessire. All the transcripts and report cards were brought out and set on the office desk; then the work began. In a little while an amazed Dix Davis found himself a Senior. There is still some work to be done, and a few weeks in Summer School, but then he will be all ready to go to College. This is quite an honor, for at the age of eighteen he will have had two years of College behind him. It seems to us that poor Mrs. Bessire may have a storm of would-be Seniors crowding the office after this, but it takes more that a magic wave of the wand to make such dreams come true. It has been through Dix’s ambition in attending Summer Schools these past years, that he has gained this privilege.

Just to show how everyone appreciates his service he has been voted the most popular boy in school, and you can bet your life the Juniors and Seniors were for him 100%.

Finally, we would like to express our regrets that he has only been mentioned in the Junior Section and has no Senior picture but we hope this little article will be of some compensation.