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ALBEMARLE, N. C., OCTOBER, 1937
« Class Officers
Robert Moose Is Chosen
t President Again.
» By secret ballot on October 7
the senior class of ’38 elected the
following: officers: Robert Moose,
.[president; William Frye, vice-pres-
Lident; Edith Hutchins, secretary,
V. and Ralph Harward, treasurer.
“■ T’rior to the election on Thurs
day, October 7, the class held a
^meeting in the auditorium for the
.^purpose of nominating candidates
'' for pre^iident and vice-president.
A nominating committee was ap-
httpointed by homeroom presidents
;-«to present nominations for the
-t secretary and treasurer of the
, 4 The popularity and dependahil-
ity of the president is attested for
■by the fact that this is his second
ti consecutive year as class presi-
L. dent. The class as a whole feels
tuthat each office is filled by a very
New School Band
~ Practice Held Daily In Gym
School Band activities, under the
direction of Pat Leonard, begin
I 1 this year for the first time.
■01 One night while sitting on
I curb with some friends, Mr. Leon-
ard conceived the idea of organ
izing a Young Men’s Musical asso-
ciation. Starting with about six
J members, he now has around forty.
The members include grammar
|J and high school pupils. As
' older member drops out, a
oil member has been trained to take
his place; thus new members are
constantly being added to the band.
— The a.ssociation has a constitu-
— tion of seventeen articles and a
list of bv-laws with thirteen ar
ticles. When a member gradu
ates from high school, he receives
a certificate stating the grade of
music he plays and other informa
tion that concerns his musical
^ While the immediate band meets
—-once a week, lessons are being
'"'given every day.
To keep the interest of each pu
pil, Mr. Leonard gives frequent
parties and fishing trips. For all
members there will be a big party
[ fat Christmas. People who have
observed the enthusiasm of the
band members would no doubt
assure Pat Leonard that parties
are not necessary to keep them
ALBEMARLE HIGH SCHOOL’S 1938 FOOTBALL TEAM
The players included in the a
Ed Swanner, Bill Mann, Bill Fi
Ralph Harwood. The “Bulldogs” wil
s follows: Paul Willia
Paul Mann, Sherman
ligh school Friday aftei
VOCATIONAL WORK IS
OFFERED TO STUDENTS
Miss Holt Installs Officers
Six New Members ,tT'aT
Added to Faculty vantage of Course Offered.
-T- u T^li I Vocational culture, under the
Teachers Tell Interestingof Mr. Kelley, is a new
Facts About Ihemselves | elective course this year, offered
When Interviewed. I to prepare the seniors for the kind
of work they want to do after
This year A. H. S. is fortunate in
having a well-equipped cafeteria
[^open during the noon period. Lo-
^cated on the first floor in the left
wing of the new extension, it is
large enough to seat comfortably
about a hundred and twenty-five
e Under the supervision of Mrs.
Lloyd Skidmore, assisted by four
helpers, a well-balanced meal of
/N^soup, two or three vegetables, a
fContinued nn Page Five)
The high school is fortunate this
year in having six new members
of the faculty as efficient as Miss
Doris Cockerham, Miss Faye Holt,
Miss Willie Ellerbe, Miss Beulah
McKenzie, Guy Propst and Edward
Miss Beulah McKenzie, our new
mathematics and civics teacher, re
ceived her education at W. C. U.
N. C. Before coming to Albemarle
she taught in Gastonia, her home
Concerning sports she said, “As
a spectator, I prefer baseball. I
also enjoy bicycle riding very
much”. Another diversion of hers
is seeing a good moving-picture,
her favorite stars being Paul Mu
ni and Norma Shearer.
Mr. Edward Gehring, from St.
Clair, Pa., was educated at Ca
tawba college. He is teaching
freshman English and civics, and
will sponsor Dramatic club sec
Like most of our new teachers,
he is interested in sports, particu
larly football and baseball. His
favorite pastime is reading, his
preference being historical books.
Mr. Gehring seems to be very
favorably impressed with our town,
for he enthusiastically remarked,
“Albemarle is a fine place, and I
wouldn’t wish to be elsewhere’
(Continued on Page Six)
graduating from school.
A student choosing this course
receives one unit of credit for
orking outside in the afternoons
nd one unit for studying vocation
al work in school under the super-
3ion of Mr. Kelley.
The following students are re
ceiving training as auto mechan
ics: William Fry at Auten-Wolfe'
Motor Co.; William Hinson at G.
C. McManus Motor Co.; Bryce
Kirk at Cooper Motor Co.; Rob
ert Peck at J. W. Smith’s Shop;
Thomas Peck at Confederate Mo
tors; Dwight Scott at Morgan Mo
Elizabeth Davis is working at
Crotts School of Beauty Culture.
Paul Honeycutt is receiving train
ing at Confederate Motors, and
Eugene Morris at Miller’s Machine
Viola Efird, Rachel Lowder, Er
nestine Morton, and Erlene Shan-
kle are nursing at Stanly General
hospital; Nell Hatley, Alice Blue
Lowder, Elizabeth Swaringer, and
Mary Underwood at Yadkin hos-
Those being trained in retail
selling are Joe Almond at Belk’
department store, Charles Hopkins
at Sanly Hardware Co.,
Shoe at J. C. Penney Co.
Hoyle Lowder and C. L. Vickers
are working at Piedmont Fixture
Co., Joe Harward at Lorch Plumb
ing Co., Edith Hutchins at Stanly
Under the supervision of
Holt, the Girls’ Athletic ass
tion, with enrollment of one hun
dred and five, has been organized
for the first time in Albemarle
On Thursday evening, Septem
ber 30, the association met in the
high school auditorium to install
officers and members. Miss Holt
took charge during the installation
of officers who are; Edith Maul
din, president; Virginia Long,
president; Mabel Watson, s
tary; Virginia Gilliam, treasurer;
Sadie Pickier, publicity manager;
and Frances Hatley, sergeant-at-
arms. The president then presid
ed while the entire group of i
bers was installed in an impres
sive candlelight ceremony.
Miss Laws gave a talk in which
she stressed the importance
girls’ athletics and the fact that
Miss Holt had already done
great deal for the school by (
ganizing the association.
New Rooms Added,
More Equipment Is
Boug-ht For School
During the summer a number of
improvements were made ir
high school building. A ne\
ception room, now adjoining the
superintendent’s office, has been
completely furnished with new
chromium modernistic furniture.
Pictures have been hung, giving
the room a very homelike atmos-
(Continued on Page Six)
Added This Year
Typing, Shorthand and Book
keeping Are Offered.
Albemarle high school has add
ed to its curriculum this year a
commercial department made up
of courses in typing, shorthand and
A total of ninety-three students
e enrolled in the typing classes,
four of which are conducted daily.
Thirty-four students are taking
shorthand and thirty bookkeeping,
one class of each being taught
The instructors of the com
mercial department. Miss Cocker
ham and Mr. Propst, are also of
fering courses in shorthand and
typing to students who have finish
ed school. These classes are con
ducted in the afternoons. A charge
of two dollars a month is being
made for the use of the type
writers. At present about fifteen
students are registered for typing
Mr. Gibson stated that next year
full commercial course includ-
--g general business training,
salesmanship, and business law will
be offered. In addition, second
year typing, bookkeeping, and
shorthand will be taught.
Students for second year typing
will be carefully selected. It Is
planned that the commercial
course shall be a training depart
ment for boys and girls really in
terested in commercial courses,
and not a place for students doing
General business training and
first year typing will be offered to
ninth grade students.
Modern office equipment is to
be installed. The typing depart
ment now has twenty-five new
The Albemarle Bulldogs will
meet the Asheboro Comets here
October 22 at the Efird park.
Asheboro has a good record so
far this year, and, from all indi
cations, will give Albemarle a
good game. Last year Alhe-
luchdown in the
Rotary Guests RoonTOffieers
Voting by secret ballot, the sen
ior class on Thursday, October
7, elected seven seniors to repre
sent their class at meetings of the
Albemarle Rotary club this year.
The first representative elected
was Frances Henning, who will at
tend the four meetings each Thurs
day at noon during October. At
the fourth meeting the student will
make a talk or present some en
tertainment to the club.
The other students elected to
attend meetings this year are Bob
Moose, class president; C. B. Efird,
Mary Katherine East, Ralph Har
wood, Sidney Gulledge, and James
All homerooms have been or
ganized for the first term, and
programs are being given every
Tuesday. Below is a list of of
ficers that have been elected.
Miss Laws’s 11-1—James Fry
president; Mary Katherine East,
vice-president; Edith Hutchins,
secretary; James Morgan, treasur
er; Frances Henning, cheer leader.
Miss Watson’s 11-2—H. M. Aus
tin, president; Alice Blue Lowder,
vice-president; Kathleen Russell,
secretary; Mary Katherine Under-
(Continued on Page Six)
Questions For This
1. What is the name of the new
picture in the lobby?
2. What is the total enrollment
of the freshman class?
3. Including our superintendent,
how many are in our faculty?
4. What two rooms won in the
subscrintion for The F^jll Moon?
5. What kind of furniture is
used in our new reception room?
6. Who are the co-captains of
our football team?
7. What is the total enrollment
of hip-h school?
8. What is the index to t
9. What is the cost of the ti
plate lunches in the cafeteria?
10. There are how many mei
bers of the senior class?
On Wednesday, October 13,
homerooms elected the following
8-1 Miss Hicks—Mrs. L. J.
Skidmore and Dr. James Senter;
8-1A Miss Powell—Mrs. W. G.
Efird and H. S. Ritchie; 8-2 Miss
Scarborough—Mrs. W. L. Lamar
and J. B. Morris; 8-3 Miss Caugh-
man—Mrs. H. D. Fesperman and
Rev. J. S. Gibbs; 8-4 Mr. Propst—
Mrs. W. H. Thompson and J. B.
Lambert; 8-5 Mr. Gehring—Mrs.
R. A. Lowder and C. 0. Penning-
9-1 Miss Ellerbe—Mrs. T. C.
Efird and Rev. C. D. Whiteley; 9-2
Miss Moore—Mrs. M. E. Beatty
and W. C. Russell; 9-3 Mr. Kelley
—Mrs. John Sides and E. W. Saun
ders; 9-4 Mr. FVy—Mrs. James
Peck and J. N. Austin.
10-1 Miss Holt—Mrs. Wade
Denning and W. H. Morrow; 10-2
Miss Cockerham—Mrs. C. M. Cas-
tevens and Henry Lorch; 10-3
Miss McKenzie—Mrs. S. A. Ben
son and A. A. Furr.
11-1 Miss Laws—Mrs. W. T.
Foreman and S. L. Gulledge; 11-2
Miss Watson—Mr. and Mrs. W. C.
Russell; 11-3 Mr. Hatley—Mrs.
F. C. Thackston and R. H. Lowder.
Holiday Will Be
Given On Friday