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Monday, May 28, 2007

1951: The Late James Coursen

He was another educator who was a strict disciplinarian. I don't know where it came from, but in my class of 1951, he was known by the rather demeaning nickname, "Jim Crow." Mr. and Mrs. Coursen retired to Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. Someone sent him one of my columns from the old "Mercer Messenger" wherein I was probably writing one of my "Hamilton High School Diary" columns. He took the time to write to me and tell me he was receiving copies of my column and how much he enjoyed reminiscing about those carefree years. Jim Coursen was the Vice Principal at HHS, and earlier, he was the Principal at the old Kuser Annex.