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See ‘‘Second Childhood” THE FULL MOON Beat Concord Friday, Bv J js Volume 17 ALBEMARLE, N. C„ OCTOBER 23, 1939 No. 2. ONE ALBEMARLE HIGH SCHOOL BOY related to a Pfeif fer College boy last week that each Wednesday Mr. Hatley used to go to the Stanly Theatre to call the roll for his physics class. This is because it is ten cent day. “But”, claimed the H. S. student, “the big surprise came last week when Mr. Hughes came up to the school to 'see if the boys were cutting the show to go to the physics class”. BATS MAY COME AND BATS MAY GO, but the poor sucker that got in the top floor hall went the way of most bats that come to school. Monday morning the prettiest little bat you ever saw was hang ing on the wall in the hall upstairs. He was sleeping peacefully when suddenly who would spy him but “Bring-’em-back-alive” Rogers. Mr. Rogers, seeking the glory a cap ture of this kind would afford, quickly went into Miss Laws’ room to get implements to make the catch. After much hemming and hawing, Oron got the bat, which was hollering all the while, into a flower pot. Mr. Bat is now reposing in a cage down in the biology lab—if not in the snake that he was caged with! TIME FLIES I Not so in the Al bemarle High School. Undoubted ly the clock family of this particu lar school is the most disorderly family in the history of clocks. They are continually popping off at the most uncalled for time, or one of |them will get his feelings hurt and sit around pouting, re fusing to make the slightest sound. Sometimes they will all just lose in terest in keeping up with the world and go to sleep. Perhaps they will doze off for a long time, waking up just to I yap for a while and then fall asleep again. Another thing is, they don’t even get along to gether! You may go from room to room and each clock is trying to make the others out as liars. The papa clock in the lobby has to raise his voice every hour or so to tell them to either speak up or shut up. Here’s hoping the clock family will strike a harmonious note some day and hold it. I WAS IT SEEING TOO MANY COWBOY SHOWS or was it lis tening fto the “Lone Ranger” on 'the radio that inspired Jack Morris to climb onto a silver trash can •and shout to the best of his ability, “Hi Yo|Silver!”? “WRITING POETRY IS ONE thing I NEVER COULD DO!” groaned a studious senior as a poem was assigned . . . !,,What (can we write about?” . . . Aw, I don’t know what you want 1^ to do” . . . “What if you won’t be here tomorrow?” . . . “What does she think we are, anyway” . . . Heck, I wish I had laid out this afternoon.” Yep, |the poetry season has ar- rived. I And it is an established jpct that seniors can beat fresh men at down right peskiness when ms season of the year rolls have never been 0^ some perfectly good growth by some poetic his ring down on you to test never child, you have fvino- truly horri fying experience of life. word to underclass- poets jt ® budding of th’pso^ sudden shock during one SuS®resur°^^ thi^ing justmenf permanent malad- 'got ’em^bad?® John Temple Graves II, Nationally Prominent Author And Economist, To Deliver Commencement Address C. W. Phillips Talks At Honor Society Tapping Sixteen Tapped For Membership In National Honor Organization With Kenneth Brooks, president, presiding over the ceremony, six teen students from the eleventh and twelfth grades were tapped for membership in the National Honor Society, Friday, October 20. The main address was given by C. W. Phillips, head of the Person nel Bureau at W. C. U. N. C. Mr. Phillips has had long experience in school work and was at one time the principal of Greensboro High School. At W. C., he has charge of counselling students concerning their work at the college and plac ing the graduates. The members tapped were Jose phine Beaver, Mary Hill, Irma Lowder, Annabel Perry, Willie Frances Efird, Josephine Whitley, Ila Lee Knotts, Billie Ray Drye, Laura Frances Peck, Polly Martin, Deward Lefler, Virginia Safrit, Lee Copple, Hoyle Whitley, Bob Lipe, Annie Ruth Smith. Membership requires a high stan dard of scholarship, character, leadership, and service, making it one of the highest honors to be ob tained by a high school student. The program was as follows; The Rosary, Guy Propst; Sym bolism of Society Emblem, Mr. Grigg; Tapping of New Members; Pledge of New Members, Mr. Hal Turner; Welcome to New Mem bers, Mr. Gibson; Address, Mr. C. W. Phillips; Star Spangled Banner, School. Faculty To Give Three-Act Farce Thursday, November 2 Is Date Set For “Second Childhood”,- Proceeds To Go To Publications When you see Eddie Gehring as a portly old gentleman of 65 drink a bottle of youth restorer and sud denly become a two-month’s-old baby, you will realize that someone is in his “Second Childhood”; but by that time you probably won’t care. The faculty play to be pre sented Thursday, November 2, is just that funny. Miss Rachel Nye, head of the dramatic department at A. H. S., will direct the production. A three-act farce, the play cen ters around Professor Frederick Reylea, played by A. B. Gibson, whose fortunes have gone from bad to worse. In his search for some contribution to make to medical science, he hits upon the formula for a youth restorer. He tries to persuade General Henry Burbeck, played by Eddie Gehring, to take a dose, so that General Burbeck will be able to marry Sylvia Rey lea, the scientist’s daughter, whom he loves. While Professor Reylea is out of the room, Marcella Burbeck comes upon the scene to try to persuade her father-in-law. General Bur beck, to take her two month’s old child. She has been deserted by her husband and can not keep the baby, she explains. When he re fuses she puts the baby down, and leaves with him in pursuit. When Professor Reylea returns and finds the baby, he thinks that General Burbeck has drunk the whole bottle. What they do with the baby, and the success of Pro fessor Reylea’s invention, round out the plot of a truly rollicking farce. The scene of the play is laid in the mid-Victorian living room of Professor Reylea, a room which has seen much abuse and little care. In short, a room which has seen much better days. All the pal'ts have not been as signed yet, and a full cast is not available, but the play has twelve characters, and the others will be selected this week. Proceeds from the play will go to the “Full Moon” and the “Al- Hi-Script”, student publications. The character parts in the play are exceptionally good, and will re quire only the interpretation that a Gehring and a Gibson can give them. All of the parts are extremely comic, and they form together to make one grand slapstick—a truly fine evening’s entertainment. Op cn House Opens Up; Five Hundred Students Pour In Sponsored by the Student Coun cil, Open House for the entire stu dent body, teachers, and grade par ents was held jointly in the cafe teria, biology lab and old gym nasium on Friday evening, Octo ber 13. Main features of the evening were dancing in the cafeteria, ping-pong in the biology lab, games in the old gymnasium, and a movie shown in the auditorium. Approximately three-fourths of the student body, most of _ the teachers, and a number of visitors attended. Highlights of the evening in cluded a regular ping-pong tourna ment between Miss Nye and Mr. Canipe (P. S., Miss Nye won!) ; Edith Kennedy, jitterbugging with “Hamp” Talbert, Lydia Bowers dancing with Hoyle Whitley, and a number of others. “Hod” Shankle was spreading his brand of cheer all over the place, feeling very happy about the whole thing, including the foot ball game of the afternoon. Mr. Gehring and Miss Laws were sponsoring the games in the old gym, some of which were: paper bag football, drop the handker chief, and various foot races. In short the whole affair went over with the traditional bang, and if ever a house was opened, this was one! Students To Take Part In Teachers Meeting Friday Two groups of students from Al bemarle high school will take part in the seventeenth annual conven tion of the South Piedmont Teach ers Association to be held at Cen tral high school in Charlotte Fri day, October 27, 1939. Dr. J. Henry Highsmith, of Ra leigh, will speak at the South Pied mont Teachers Conference, Friday. Friday afternoon two students, Jane Austin Turner and Lee Cop ple, will take part in a student panel to be conducted by Dr. El bert K. Fretwell, professor of edu cation, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. Two stu dents from each of several high schools in the South Piedmont dis trict have been invited to send rep resentatives to this conference. The discussion will cover such topics as home room and class organization, publications, debating, and dra matics. The representatives will meet this week to map out an out line which Dr. Fretwell will follow in the discussion. While in Charlotte Dr. Fretwell will also conduct a clinic for the student councils of Central high school and several invited high school councils on Thursday. Albe marle has been invited to partici pate in meeting, and Margaret Nis- bet, Virginia Niven, Lloyd Skid more, Jack Castevens, Bob Lipe, Lee Copple, Ernest Knotts, Jose phine Beaver, Genevieve Ewing, and Mrs. Robertson, adviser. This group will leave early Thursday morning and spend the day attend ing conferences and lectures. Friday night a selected group from the mixed chorus will par ticipate in a massed chorus made up of representatives from several schools in the South Piedmont Dis trict. The chorus, under the direc tion of L. R. Sides, director of mu sic in the Charlotte city schools, will sing “Beautiful Savior”, “Vik ing Song”, “Nelly Was a Lady”, “I Dream of Jeanie”, “Wake Thee Now, My Dearest”, and “God Bless America”. Members of this group' are Mar garet Nisbet, Catherine Whiteley, Willie Prances Efird, Annie Ruth Smith, Josephine Whitley, Lucinne Whitlock, Marie Deese, Billie Ray Dry, Claude Shankle, Bob Lipe, Ted Wallace, Ned Betts, Deward Lefler, Max Morton, Hall Carpen ter, and Bill Helms. A holiday will be granted in or der that the teachers may be able to attend this conference. Albe marle teachers who hold offices in the association are A. B. Gibson and Claud Grigg. Miss Julia Whar ton Groves, principal of Boyden high school, Salisbury, is president of the association. Journalist Will Deliver Speech At Graduation John Temple Graves II, nation ally prominent author and econ omist, and member of the editorial board of the Birmingham Age-Her ald, has been secured to deliver the commencement address at the graduating exercises in June, 1940. One of the most forceful and gifted speakers in the South, Mr. Graves each year speaks before the graduating clases of several out standing colleges and universities. Last year he delivered the com mencement address at the Univer sity of North Carolina. Mr. Graves was graduated from Princeton university in 1915, and was admitted to the bar five years later upon completion of his study of law at George Washington Uni versity. Since leaving the law profession, Mr. Graves has had sev eral outstanding positions in the field of journalism, and is now connected with one of the largest papers in the South. He is the author of numerous books, economic reviews, short stories and essays. Among his best known works are two recent books, “The Book of Alabama and the South”, and “Tonight in the South”. Albemarle high school is one of the few high schools which have been able to secure his services, and authorities have expressed their delight at being able to have such an able speaker come to the school. « News Briefs » Br-r-r, it was cold this morning. Won’t this cold weather ever stop? Well, just ask one of the general science students, for they are learning how the barometer is used in predicting the weather. A sim ple barometer has been set up in the laboratory, and students are being given a chance to read and interpret it. “Lives of a Bengal Lancer”, Paramount picture featuring Gary Cooper and Richard Cromwell, will be shown to the students on November 18. An average of one picture a month will be shown to students, but no other selection has so far been announced. Members of the Hi-Y club spent six months in the Orient with George W. Leacock, newly elected secretary of the Albemarle Cham ber of Commerce, as Mr. Leacock talked to them of his trip around the world Monday night. “Strength and Beauty” was the topic chosen by Dr. C. D. Whiteley, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, speaking at the assembly Monday morning. Dr. Whiteley urged the students to make their lives both strong physically and beautiful mentally and spiritually. He pointed to Christ as the perfect combination of these two qualities, and urged the students to make their lives more like His. Dr. Whiteley closed his talk by explaining how one takes Christ as a friend. The band, under the direction of “Smiling Jack”, played -at the assembly recently. Mr. Tillotson has arranged one of the school yells for the band and it was a feature of the program.