What an amazing surprise I got when I came across this Q&A that speaks of Chamberlain Voc.High School and Mr. Carlton T. Washburn. I too went to Chamberlain. The most fascinating thing about the piece was the mention of George Lewis. I was impacted by George and Washburn also. My name is Barry Jones and the year you speak of was the year I spent withthe Ad Art class. I got lucky and after one year with Washburn I got a job in an ad agency/graphic firm in downtown named Creative Presentations Inc. I did my academics at Chamberlain and put in a work shift at the agency doing minor graphic design and lay-out and paste up. Mr washburn was proud of his work and was happy to show his stuff to anyone interested. He had a greeting card that he designed that when opened the mail carrier inside would deliver a letter across the card to a woman waiting in a door way. I bet we were in the same classes. I one a poster design contest in 1974 for the metro bus system. George was a great help to me in understanding painting too. He would give me tips often. I moved to Los angeles in 1978 after working graphic firms for a few years in D.C. I turned down a couple of full college scolaships because I had advanced so far from Chamberlain and on the job training. Well I could go on forever about those days. It was amazing to read about things so detailed about my past. I’m trying to remember who you are. Great suff about Goerge and Washburn. Bless you for expanding knowledge about them. I heard here in LA about George’s passing, about two years ago. From the brother of an old classmate. Ridley, James was the classmate and Micheal is his brother. I see Micheal all the time in Hollywood. James is here too but I only saw him last by coincidence in downtown LA around 1984. I remember the two female teachers after Washburn. Then everything moved to the Penn Center?
I’m still shocked to read your piece, WOW! the past is alive in your words…
I protested ROTC and never went. Won my C- and moved on. Never did like my peers telling me to do pushups and march around. Although I heard that we won the yearly marching competition a couple of times. I lived in Palmer Park Maryland and commuted all the way to Chamberlain by bus, every day, rain or shine.
It is good to hear of you own accomplishments too.
“Jaye” Barry Jones
Formally of Chamberlain Voc.