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THE FULL MOON
May 31, 1939
The Full Moon
Published Monthly by the Journalistic Clubs of
Albemarle High School
Subscription Price; 25c a Year: 5c a Copy
Editor Virginia Stone
( Pauline Beaver
Associate Editors 1 lee Copple
( Virginia Crowell
News Editors I Glenn Smith
Exchange Editor Jack Lowder
j Virginia Niven
Typist Jack Lowder
Literary Advisor Gladys Watson
Q. Does one ever thank a clerk
for waiting on him?
A. Yes, get in the habit of
thanking everybody for every
thing. This brands you polite in
Q. At any meal what should one
do before drinking beverages?
A. Use his napkin.
Q. What piece of silver should
one use to put jelly on his bread?
A. The. knife.
Q. Where should a man walk
when he is with two ladies?
A. He takes the curb. He
should never sandwich himself be
Q. What is the most important'
thing to remember when one is in i
public? . i
A. To be quiet and inconspicu- i
ous. Never try to draw attention!
I Sara Doby
i Fred Sharkey
I Bailey Gulledge
I Max Ritchie
Business Advisor Willie Ellerbe
Assistant Business Managers..
ALBEMARLE, N. C., MAY 31, 1939
Hats off to the winners! Yes, the Full Moon staff wishes to
take this opportunity to congratulate all contest winners. First, we
recognize our music director, Mr. Fry; the Boys’ Glee club and
chorus: the quartet and soloist. Bill Mann, C. B. Efird, Claud Shankle,
and Bill Hough. All these boys and Sammy Andrew, one of Miss
Worsham’s pupils, gave splendid performances at the state music con
test in Greensboro, winning six first places, one second, and one third.
Following the music came the typing contest, in which Billie Ray
Drye, with no errors, captured from over 7,000 entries, first place.
Keep up the good work, Billie Ray!
Albemarle High netters emerged victorious in the South Piedmont
tennis tournament, as a result of their excellent playing. Josephine
Whitley and Bill Mann were top scorers. Nice going, “champs!”
We are_proud of j^ou, honor society initiates. J,t is truly right
^at you, be r^^ized fir/your OWstanding" s(Aolarship, service,
aiuL^^ship,. ,1 ‘
H,vAnd^ here’s a hand fo*|.the mew ‘ stud^'t paniHpaitfon officers'!
Chci^n fd?' your popularity, leadership ability, and versatility, you
will be expected to be dependable and unselfish in your efforts to
bring about still closer student-faculty and student-student relation
Our compliments to the creative writing class and the staff of the
Al-Hi-Script, who have this year edited two attractive and interesting
numbers of the first literary magazine ever published in A. H. S. This
publication should be continued, for it motivates the students’ interest
To the _ seniors we offer our congratulations and best wishes.
Especially is honor due the first twelfth grade graduates.
And yet one more time—congratulations to A. H. S.! We are
proud of you and proud to know that we are a part of you. Again
you are on the Southern association list, a rating which assures your
graduates of acceptance at any college without entrance examinations.
You have installed, this year, a chapter of the National Honor so
ciety; you have been given a double “A” rating due to the fact that
a twelfth grade has been added. We congratulate you not only on
these achievements but also on the fact that you have teachers who
train students thoroughly and students who have “what it takes” to
I Reviewed by Dill Mann
“Northwest Passage” brings to
view an almost unknown figure in
the early history of the United
States, Major Rogers, and shows
through his incredible exploits that
he was one of the greatest of In
Langdon Towne, a young artist,
after getting into trouble at Har
vard for drawing a mock picture
of one of the trustees and later
being threatened with arrest and
imprisonment at home for criti
cising some of the King’s officers,
joins Rogers’s Rangers and fol
lows him on these expeditions.
Soon after, the war is over, and
Major marries the girl who is en
gaged to Towne but who puts mon
ey and position above love.
Towne, crushed by this, goes to
England ,to ...Iprget her. Hg con
tinues hil^ study of art th^re, liv
ing n boring, nnsY^’^ting^ liJ:^-
I After he has been .pn?" London
for hbout a ydar, Be ’sees Major
Rogers, who tells fantastic tales of
a Northwest passage. About this
time he receives a contract to go
to America and paint a series of
Indian pictures. He then joyfully
accepts Rogers’s invitation to help
him discover the Northwest pas
“Northwest Passage” has the
elements—literary distinction, his
torical accuracy, humor and ro
mance—to make the book most en
HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT IT?
Someone has said, “We indicate our character and ambition by
the use of our leisure time.” There are three months of leisure
ahead. How do we plan to use this time?
Of course, thinking about it now, we are looking forward just to
eating, sleeping, enjoying shows and parties, and dreaming away a
drowsy good time. And it will be just that for the first three or four
days. Then we shall be faced with the startling realization that this
reveling isn’t what we thought it would be.
As we begin to wonder what we are going to do the rest of the
summer vacation, we take the question of a job or a hobby into con
sideration. Through a job we get experience for an occupation we
may take up later. Then there is the question of spending money
a job easily solves that problem. ’
An interesting hobby is an ideal diversion for the long, hot sum
mer days. Starting from something we are mildly interested in, a
hobby can develop into an engaging, profitable business. And even
though a hobby might not reward us in a monetary w'ay, it can still
be a thoroughly enjoyable pastime.
Summer sports can’t be left out. There’s nothing like a peppy
swim or a set of tennis to regain that old vim, vigor, and vitality.
Remember those best-sellers we’ve been planning to read? Well
summer is the best time imaginable to catch up on our reading, /a
tall glass of ice-cold lemonade, our favorite lawn chair under a shady
tree, and we’re ready to crawl in for a quiet session of good reading.
Naturally we all like to travel, to make new contacts, to see new
places, to live new experiences; so why not take a trip this summer?
Through jobs, hobbies, sports, and. travel we can improve our
character, broaden our outlook on life, and work further toward the
realization of our ambitions.
HONORS WON AT W. C.
Wilhelmina Efird has been elect
ed vice president of the Adelphian
society. She also recently served
as dance chairman for the junior-
senior formals and as junior mar
shal at the May Day exercises.
Geraldine Rogers has been chos
en as junior marshal of the Cor
nelian society for next year.
Frances Henning was chosen cor
responding secretary of the Dikean
The Dikean society also selected
Helen Morgan as junior marshal
for next year. Helen was accom
panist for the dances given at May
Patricia Ross is one of the twen
ty-four dancers who will take part
in the spring dance program at
Mississippi State college for Wo
men in Columbus, Mississippi.
Franklin Niven was recently
elected vice president of the junior
class at Davidson college. Frank
lin has also made a good record in
athletics this year, playing football
basketball, and baseball.
Carl Helms was recently honor
ed for his record made at River
side Military academy at Gaines
ville, Ga., by being awarded a
merit ribbon for having won a
hundred merits this year.
Mildred Easley and Jewell
Bowie graduated from Capitol City
School of Nursing, Washington,
D. C., May 29.
A coupla flashes!
Do these seniors make time in the last month? If you don’
believe it, just take a look at Virginia C. and Bill Hough. Did ym
ever see the like of “love licks” that they’re passing? . .. . Margate
Turner is gonna spend her whole summer in Richfield . . . And Peat
Smith' Ummm! . . . Wonder why Louise H. is so anxious for schoo
to be over . . . Just ask Evelyn T. about the new ’39 Ford deluxi
coupes. She should be able to tell you all about ’em! . . . Warrei
P is always right on the “Dot” when he’s in Badin . . . Bruce L. i
rushing “Jerry” these days . . . Maybe if Ned B. weren’t such 1
woman-hater, he’d give Tina G. a break. She thinks he’s so-i
sweet! . . . “Bert” has a new admirer in Charles Lowder. Wb
doesn’t somebody .start a boarding house on Fourth street?
Wilma was seen parking at the Badin dam one Sunday aftem'oon
Is Douglas really breaking Marie’s heart? Well, at least he’;
breaking their dates . . . When “Laffy” dates any girl but Clara, sh
really rates. Nice goin’, Ann! . . . That Stone gal seems awfully in
terested in the Press nowadays. Of course it’s strictly professional
And W. I. Efird continues on the rampage—with upper class
men . . . Frank, did you know your gal could write the sweetest notes'
. . . If Bonnie and “Doc” are mad, we’d love to see ’em when thei
aren’t . . . Boy, doesn’t that Steele girl attract a mob though? Muj
be the accent! . . . Why did Nell D. have to look so especially prett
for a certain Concord dance? . . . And even the Statesville basebai
team leaves notes for “Sister” . . . When the cast first started prac
ticing for the senior play, Rachel wished it were C. B. instead 01
“Doug” she could embrace . . . Weren’t “Phenie” and “Alex” thi
cutest couple at the banquet? . . . Why does “Jerry” C. blush ever]
time she hears a motorcycle? . . . Don’t feel so bad about it, Glenii
It happens to the best of us. Anyway, Endy’s not the only town 01
the map . . . Rogers A. has up a case with Rubye Anderson . . . Bi!
B. says his “date ticket” with “Ginny” G. doesn’t work . . . Howan
C. still sticks to New London . . . Walsie B. has turned Badin on u;
too . . . Don’t these high school rings get around though. Iris? . .
“Scootie” had a marvelous time in Chapel Hill one week-end . .
And so did “Polly” B. at Riverside . . . “King” Jack is now thi
hero of—Sara Doby! . . . Who brings Hazel M. candy every day? 1
wouldn’t be Paul P., or would it? . . . Bill M. says he’s in love. To(
bad A. P. beat him to the date. And where did Oron come in tha’
night, or did he? . . . Why doesn’t “Hoochie” try working a littli
math sometimes? . . . Wanted: A one-way trip to Concord—Jacl
Lowder . . . The creative writing excursion brought more than a littli
inspiration, huh, “Shakespeare”? . . . Julia M. is more than jusi
casually interested in Norwood . . . James G. has suddenly taken s
liking to Mooresville . . . How many know why Pauline F. went to S
C. ? . . . “Knottsy” can certainly write gooey love letters . . .
Well, the end is here, but I’ll be back. I’ll be snoopin’ arount
a little more time for a lot more romances. I’ll be snoopin’ aroum
all summer and will tell you all about ev’rything next September.
YE WISE OLD OWL.
I’ve labored hard from day to day
To gain all knowledge that I may.
So that in the end there’d be
A graduation day for me.
I’ve studied books both large and
Some were hard—no fun at all.
But I was sure I’d win some way
A diploma commencement day.
Now joy and gladness dispel fear.
For graduation day is here!
Persistent work and patience too
Are the things that brought me
In my hand I hope you see
A scroll that’s very dear to me.
How much I’ve won nobody can
Till I have proved its worth some
DEAR ALBEMARLE HIGH
(Tune; “My Heart’s in the Highlands”)
Farewell to our teachers, farewell
to our school,
The birthplace of learning’, our
Wherever we wander, wherever we
Dear Albemarle High School for
ever we’ll love.
Farewell to our colors, the white
and royal blue.
Farewell to our motto and school
song so true;
Dear school, when we think of you
day after day.
We shall, in spirit, never be far
To our dear old Albemarle High,
We’ve come at last to say good-by
Five happy years did swiftly pass
Encompassed in our school-roon
We’ve loved each happy momen
(Forgive us if we shed a tear)
How hard it is for us to say
That we must now be on our way
We’ve met each obstacle and won
This all-absorbing race we’ve run
At last we’ve reached our shininj
For which we’ve strived, with hear
As onward through the years fff
And try to conquer each new foe;
To our class colors we’ll be true-
We’ll gladly follow the white ani
Now on this graduation day.
Which is a milestone ’long our way.
We must, at last, bid all good-by-
A fond farewell to our old Higt
WHILE I LIVE
I will not ask that in the futurj
Our hearts are with classmates,
whom we hold dear.
May memories of them live year
Wherever we wander, wherever we
Dear Albemarle High School for
ever we’ll love.
years, , ,
When I have passed into that la|
olT Land, .. ,
You come to me with kisses, smue^
or tears— 1
For your true love I would M]
I -will not ask that lovely floweij
be brought 1
There on my grave to wither a i)
to die. , j
I will not ask that my name e 1
be wrought .
On monuments that rise up
I need the joy that your dear M
can bring, _
I need the comfort that your
will give, _
And your sweet voice, just hte
birds that sing,
Not after I’m dead, but while i
So if you have a blessing
Or if you have a kindly word
Don’t wait till I am lying kw
L Wctlt till i. cmi ,, ,,|
Beneath the earth, but tell
while I live. ,