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ALBEMARLE, N. C., FEBRUARY, 1938
Dramatic Coach New Home Room
Announces Cast I Officers Elected
Of Contest Play | F or Spring T erm
On February 1 home rooms
elected the following officers for
the second semester:
Eight 1—Miss Hicks: president,
Norman Trexler; vice-president,
“Gloria Mundi” to Be Given
In District Tournament In
Rehearsals Begun on One-
If you have noticed any students
I going around school talking to
■ themselves with a dazed, faraway
■ look in their eyes, it does not mean
‘ that they have gone crazy, but just
' that they have been rehearsing
' their parts in the contest play,
“Gloria Mundi,” a one-act tragedy
by Patricia Brown. Miss Scar-
r borough, the director, has announc-
’ ed the following cast: Miss Jebb,
a nurse, Mary Katherine East;
Robert Cartwell, a doctor, Douglas
Cranford; Virginia Blake, a new
nurse, Hilda Foreman; Mrs. Farns
worth, Sue Coble; Mr. Lloyd,
James Frv; and Miss Dunn, Jeanne
In “Gloria Mundi” we have
unusually good play which will
■ have excellent chances of winning
! the district contest. The Albe
marle cast will present the play
I some time in March. The district
- winner enters the state tournament
when the annual Dramatic Festival
is held at Chapel Hill this spring.
Three years ago, Albemarle won
. the district contest with the com-
• edy, “The Wedding”. Last year
“The Purple Door Knob” w
presented in the tournament
" count of illness of two members of
The outstanding aspect of
“Gloria Mundi” is the characteriza
tion. Each of the characters is ex-
l| tremely interesting. None of them
" are stage types; they seem to be
real peoole. The setting of the
plav is a reception room ' “
Miss Jebb is a sharp, thin woman
: of forty. She seems to be per-
" fectly normal, yet there is some
thing strange, almost sinister,
- about her. One wonders what her
- true character is. She sits at her
desk during practically the entire
play knitting, knitting, knitting.
Occasionally she talks to herself.
■ In one tense climax scene, she re
veals her inmost thoughts in talk
ing to Virginia, the new nurse.
i>T Virginia is a small, fair-haired
)| girl of about twenty with a deli
cately prettv face and eyes that
I cannot conceal their eagerness to
J, leain and know. All her move
ments, though graceful, are quick
and impulsive. She is interested in
Dr. Cartwell. the young doctor,
who is seemingly inconsistent in
character. At times he is brutally
OTilcal, completely hardened by his
--work with the insane. Yet again
■^his boyishness, impulsiveness, and
eagerness .show through. His reac-
tions to Virginia’s youth and deter-
/C mination are interesting.
Mrs. Farnsworth is a well-dress
ed, middle-aged woman, utterly ir-
, responsible but completely harm-
;rilles.«. She is the type who serves
on numerous committees without
ever doing anv work, belongs to a
literary club in which she never
reads a paper, considering herself
a remarkable combination of the
broad-minded, modern woman and
lOllthe lady of the old school.
Miss Dunn and Mr. Lloyd areue
.^throughout their appearance. Miss
—Dunn is a young woman with a
^strident voice and a determined
^manner. She delights in knowing
more facts, figures, and statistics
,1 of every kind than anyone else. Mr.
PI* Lloyd is a middle-aced man with a
slightly nervous, absent-minded air.
He is under numerous delusions,
one being that his nom, de plume
kpis Charles Dickens.
Thus about these characters
weaves this grim ironic story of
life—or is it life?—in an insane
asylum. This play leaves with you
a strange, weird feeling concern
ing anyone’s sanity or insanity.—
Mary Katherine East, Dramatic
Nell Efird Denning and Barbara
Eight 1-A—Miss Powell: presi
dent. Rembert Rogers; vice-presi
dent, Max Ritchie: secretary and
treasurer, Lucienne Whitlock'
cheer leader, Myron Sides.
Eight 2 — Miss Scarborough:
president, Rachel Tucker;
president, Dwight Morris;
tary, Mabel Gibson; treasurer, Ra
chel Curlee; cheer leader, Grady
Eight 3—Miss Caughman; presi
dent, Odessa Talbert; vice-presi
dent, Stacy Quinn; secretary, Ra-
melle Pickier; cheer leader, Way-
Eight 4—Mr. Propst: president,
Tommie Phillips; vice-president,
Bain Coggin; secretary, Glenn Hat-
lev; treasurer. Coy Lee Fultz.
Eight 5—Miss Holt: president,
J. R. Herrin; secretary and treas
urer, Lilia Hudson; chairman of
program committee, Hallie Low-
Nine 1—Miss Ellerbe: president,
Bailey Gulledge; vice-nresident.
Lloyd Skidmore; secretary and
treasurer, Hoyle Whitley.
Nine 2—Miss Vester: president,
Cirrie Wolfe; vice-president.
Charles Beatty; secretary and
treasurer, Lena Chandler; cheer
leader, J. C. Lowder.
Nine 3—Jlr. Kelly; president,
Bruce Saunders; vice-president.
Max Morton; secretary, Cora Mae
Hinson; treasurer, Richard Fore
man ; monitor, Elizabeth Harkey;
- ergeant-at-arms. Bob Furr.
Ten 1—Mr. Gehring: president,
Pauline Beaver; vice-president.
Oron Rogers; secretary and treas
urer. Geraldine Foreman.
Ten 2—Miss Cockerham: presi
dent, Lena Blalock; vice-president.
Virginia Stone; secretary and
treasurer, Clara Lorch; cheer lead
ers, Ila Lee Knotts and Floyd Bal
(Continued on Page Four)
Clubs Choose New
Officers to Serve
Journalistic club, sponsor. Miss
Watson—president, Bobbie Austin ,
vice-president, Edith Mauldin; sec
retary. Mary Lee Cantrell; treas-
rer, Frances Hatley.
Journalistic club, sponsor. Miss
Ellerbe—president, Virginia Stone ,
vice-president, Clyde McDowell;
secretary and treasurer, Wilma i
Special Talents club, sponsor.
Mr. Propst—president, Juanita
Thompson; vice-president, Helen i
Wentz; secretary and treasurer,
Dramatic club, section 1, spon-
„„r, Miss Powell—president, Janies
Senter; vice-president, Louise
Thompson; secretary, Rebecca
Griffin; treasurer, Mary Emily
Science club, sponsor, Mr. Hat
ley—president, Gaines Whitley;
vice-president, Juanita Herrin; sec
retary and treasurer, Mabel Gib-
French club, sponsor. Miss Laws
-president, H. M. Austin; vice-
president, Margaret Lipe; secre
tary, Virginia Gilliam; treasurer,
Nature club, sponsor. Miss
Moore—president, FVed Albright
vice-president, William Helms, sec
retary, Josephine Beaver; treas
urer, Charles Beatty.
Industrial Arts club, sponsor,
(Continued on Page Four)
JANITOR OF A. H. S.
Annabel Perry Is
Home Ec Delegate
Annabel Perry, second - year
home economics student, has been
elected by the Home Economics
club to act as their representative
at the student club meeting to be
held at Catawba college, Salisbury,
February 19. The association is
composed of both college and high
school home economics students.
Election as a delegate comes
a distinct honor to Annabel. She
has done outstanding work both
last year and this year.
Honor Roll For Last Period
Mary Emily Efird
Bessie Lee Rudisill
Mark Allen Reid
Mary Jane Auten*
Betty Sue Bogle
Nell Efird Denning
J. R. Herrin*
Jo enhine Beaver*
Laura FVances Peck*
Willie Frances Efird*
Dorothy Lee Price
Betty Vann Lefier*
P. J. Laton
Mary Lee Cantrell
Leah Rose King
Laura Vann Hathcock
11a Lee Knotts
Mary Katherine East
Mary C. Splude*
Mary K. Underwood
* Perfect Attendance.
Edward C. Hailey, p
above, was born in Anson
forty-one years ago. In 1910 he
moved to Albemarle, and f(
trucker at the Wi
left the mills to
Albemarle high school, where he
has worked faithfully for fourteen
years. From 4:30 A. M. to 5:30
P. M. he performs his work dili
gently each day. His devotion to
htve'^made for '’htm “many TrVends
among the changing student body
of A. H. S. The community would
like to have more colored citizens
Students Win In
Mary Katherine East and
Lee Copple to Receive Gold
Lee Copple and Mary Katherine
East were the winners of the dis
trict oratory and essay contest
which was sponsored by the Junior
Order and held in the high school
auditorium Friday, January 28.
Each winner will receive a gold
medal as a prize at the February
P.-T. A. meeting, and will also be
given the opportunity to compete
with the other district winners in a
state meeting of the Junior Order
on February 22. The winning girl
receives a scholarship to Meredith
college, and the winning boy one
to the University of North Caro
lina. Mr. Gibson said thsft he be
lieves that chances are good that
one or both of the scholarships will
be won by the Albemarle contest-
Virginia Stone’s and Hoyle
Jolly’s presentations gave the win
ners close competition and were
praised b'* both A. B. Gibson and
J. B. Watson, deputy of the Junior
Judges for the contest were S. L.
Gulledge, H. C. Turner, and Dr. J.
Team Selected to
Represent A. H. S.
Mary Katherine East, Estelle
Jordan, Mary Lee Can
trell, and Lee Copple Are
James Fry and Ann Parker
Will Be Alternates.
In the preliminaries held Friday
afternoon, February 4, in the high
school auditorium, Estelle Jordan,
Mary Katherine East, Mary Lee
Cantrell and Lee Copple were
chosen from the ten contestants to
represent Albemarle in the triangu
lar debates to be held in March.
James Fry and Ann Parker were
chosen as alternates. Other stu
dents taking part were Jean Hurt,
Charles Lefier, Clyde McDowell
and Hoyle Jolly.
A great deal of enthusiasm was
shown as is indicated by the fact
that there was a rather large num
ber of contestants. The question
for the debate this year is: Re
solved, That the several states
should adopt a unicameral system
of legislature. There were six
speakers on the negative side and
four on the aff'irmative, but, in
spite of the odds, the affirmative
supported their side admirably.
Each speaker was allowed five min
utes for the talk and one minute
for the rebuttal. A number of
strong points both for and against
unicameralism were brought out.
Judges for the contest were Miss
Doris Cocherham, Miss Evelyn
Parks. Supt. Claude Grigg and E.
Garden Club Gives
Map to Library
At the last meeting of the Mamie
Crowell Garden club a very inter
esting and valuable garden map of
North Carolina was presented to
Printed in colors, the map is
suitable for framing and makes a
very attractive decoration, as well
as handy and ready reference for
flora culture in the state. Accom
panying the map is material for a
booklet which contains a great
deal of valuable information about
Anyone wishing to make a gift
to a library or to a room could find
no more acceptable one than this.
Many schools have already secured
this map, and teachers report that
they have found it invaluable in
nature study, in geography and
Valentine Post Office
In order to raise money to help
finance the publication of the sen
ior issue of the Full Moon the
Journalistic club, under the direc
tion of Miss Ellerbe, sponsored a
valentine post office, February 14.
A valentine could be sent for
one cent and a package for two
cents. The stamps used in mail
ing were red hearts. Monday,
after school, specially apnointed
postmen delivered the mail to the
Frances Henning To
Enter D. A. R. Contest
Frances Henning will represent
the school in the Good Citizenship
Pilgrimage contest at the State D.
A. R. convention to be held in
Raleigh March 7, 8, 9. The win
ner of the contest will be given
a trip to Washington, D. C., where
the National D. A. F. will con
vene in April.
Questions for the Month
1. What three men were Presi
dents of the United States in the
2. Who created the character of
3. What is the green coloring
matter in plants called?
4. What is the meaning of the
Latin phrase, “E pluribus unum”
found on money?
5. Who has been recently ap
pointed to the Supreme Court?
6. Complete the quotation “All
the world’s a .”
7. What are three synonyms for
8. Who was the first man to fiy
around the world?
9. Which of these words is mis
spelled : independent, calendar,
laboratory, reccommend, benefit?
10. What is the meaning of the
(See back page for answers.)