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THE FULL MOON
WHAT IS IT?
The football boys were dressed in their
new uniforms, very eager to demonstrate
to the student body some of their plays.
Coach Canipe had planned his program
very carefully. Mr. Gibson had cut both
afternoon classes in order to have 30 min
utes at the close of school for the meeting.
Everyone was assembled on the bleach
ers. The 3:10 bell rang and Mr. Gibson
announced that the bus students could
leave. Seventy-five per cent of the stu
dent body went with them.
The twelfth grade English class work
ed for four weeks trying to think of new
ideas to improve the “Full Moon”. Out
of 764 students in high school, 275 sub
scribed for the paper.
Whenever students are given announce
ments of the Parent-Teachers’ Association
meetings, not one out of fifty is really
carried home to the parents.
Is that your school spirit?
WE HAVE MIDGETS
In our excitement and joy over the
success of the varsity team we have al
most forgotten the midgets and the games
they have played. So far they have play
ed only three games and have won two
and tied the other.
This year we have a good team and
they are out to make a success just like
the varsity, but they need more support
from the student body. At the three games
they have just played, two being here and
the other at Badin, only a few people have
Some students have the idea that the
midget games are not very interesting,
but they are, and would be more interest
ing if the people would go to see them.
Why not back them up too?
THE FULL MOON
Published monthly by the Journalism
class of Albemarle High School, Albe
marle, North Carolina.
Editor Lee Copple
Columnists Virginia Stone,
Marie Deese, Josephine Whitley,
Mary Alice Holt, Keith Almond,
Sports Creel Lowder,
Jack Castevens, J. W. Lisk
Reporters Marshall Watkins,
Carroll Russell, Ned Betts, Caro
Typists Jack Lowder,
Hoyle Whitley, Mary Ellen
Business Manager Kenneth Brooks
Advertising Lamar Camp,
Ruby Townsend, Amy Fry, Tomsy
Smith, Frances Smith
Adviser Willie Ellerbe
Albemarle, N. C., October 23, 1939
PASTEUR, KNIGHT OF THE
A comprehensive and interesting
biography of one of the greatest
scientists of all time. By Francis
E. Benz. 2S2 pp. New York: Dodd,
Mead & Company.
The Student Council of Albemarle
High School is to be congratulated on an
other successful venture.
Friday night the council sponsored
open house for the students of the school.
Because of careful planning on their part,
the party was enjoyed by everybody.
There was a variety of entertainment so
that everyone had an opportunity to take
part in some of the activities.
Another thing of note was the fine co
operation and spirit shown on the part of
the teachers. They not only were there
but helped to promote the general spirit
of fun and frolic.
A fine organization, one the school can
well be proud of, is the Student Council
of Albemarle High.
“Books Around The World’’
Theme of Book Week
November 12 to 18
Books are the universal medium of ed
ucation. They describe the habits, cos
tumes, and personalities of the people of
all lands and of all times. To be intel
ligent citizens of our country and of the
world, we need to know something of
the ways of living of other people. Books
help to give us a friendly understanding
and tolerance of others that we might not
otherwise have. Through books other
people gain a knowledge of us which
gives them an understanding of our ways.
“Good books and their characters are abid
ing ambassadors of good will.”
Let us read books in the home, the
school, the library—books to satisfy needs
and to stimulate imagination, books for
wholesome entertainment, friendly under
standing, and broadening education.
WHAT IS A BOOK?
A series of little printed signs—es
sentially only that. It is for the reader
to supply himself the forms and colors
and sentiments to which these signs cor
respond. It will depend on him whether
the book be dull or brilliant, hot with
passion or cold as ice. Or, if you prefer
to put it otherwise, each word in a book
is a magic finger that sets a fibre of our
brain vibrating like a harpstring, and so
evokes a note from the sounding-board of
BOOKS ARE KEYS
Books are keys to wisdom’s treasure;
Books are gates to lands of pleasure;
Books are paths that upward lead;
Books are friends. Come let us read.
Books are the best things well used;
abused, among the worst.
This is a story of the dramatic life of
Louis Pasteur, in which we come to know
the man himself, brilliant, modest, imagi
native, practical, sympathetic, stubborn, a
fine fighter, and a warm friend.
In the beginning, we meet Pasteur as
a small, scared boy atop the bus taking
him from his home village to school in
Paris. But Louis never gave up his ambi
tion at any time in his life, no matter
what the opposition. And the obstacles in
the path of this great crusader for the
health of humanity were terrific. How he
succeeded, to the lasting benefit of man
kind, makes a stirring, absorbing story,
presented in a succession of vivid scenes—
with his parents in his simple home; an
anxious boy awaiting the results of his
examinations, and an equally anxious man
waiting to see whether his laboratory ex
periments would prove that he had discov
ered the cure for the dread rabies; a sym
pathetic doctor talking over the death toll
of anthrox; a distinguished member of
the French Academy, forcefully carrying
his crusade for health before learned
groups of men in England and Italy. In
this unequalled story, written especially
for young people, we gain a clear under
standing of the priceless work of one of
the truly great men of all time.
—Mary Alice Holt.
To look at them you would never be
lieve it, but the faculty is in their “Sec
ond Childhood”—or will be in the near
future, when, under the direction of Miss
Rachel Nye, they present the farce, “Sec
When asked about his acting and stage
career, Mr. Eddie said: “Oh, I’ve really
had grand experience. At the age of
four I was a “Sunbeam” in the grade
school operetta. After the first act the
play had to be stopped because I was
caught in the curtain and couldn’t be
A famous actress who started her ca
reer as a “Sunbeam” is none other than
Mildred Freeman. Her first role was be
ing the atmosphere and the window in
“The Fated Quest”, in which she flitted
across the stage in cheese cloth. Later in
high school she took part in a historical
play. The director refused to let her
smoke a pipe, so she refused to act.
Actor Alton Gibson’s career started at
a very early age. You see, Mr. Gibson is
closely connected with the famous line of
Gibson girls, known for their glamor!!
Alton inherited their yearning to be be
fore the public, and at the age of three
he was the star in “Mother’s Boy”.
Paul Fry has been acting up as far
back as he can remember. In the second
grade Master Paul received a silver dol
lar for reciting before an audience.
Miss Powell very modestly claims that
it is only in recent years that she has dis
covered her dramatic talent. “My stage
career has no past”, she says, “but there’s
nothing like a future!”
Miss Laws is also reticent. “ ‘Second
Childhood’ reminds me of my first appear
ance on the stage—in a ‘Tom Thumb Wed
ding’ at the age of four.”
Don’t do this, don’t do that.
Turn to page forty-three
Shucks, it tells you how to dress.
This can’t apply to me.
Etiquette is just a word.
It is spelled just so-and-so;
But, boy, what it really means
Pew people really know.
Some well-read folks, in the know.
Try hard to explain
That it’s a way to be a success.
And not a party pain.
My girl and I discussed all this.
Last night while in her home.
And found how little etiquette one needs.
When sitting all alone.
The true University of these days is a
collection of books.
The man who succeeds is the man who
—Jessie Lee Bennett.
Lincoln walked twenty miles to get a book.
Speaking of etiquette (or were we?).
When you arrive to take your girl out,
don’t sit outside and blow your horn. It
advertises to the neighborhood that Helen
is going out with a boy who is still in
short pants—as far as his manners are
When she arrives at the car don’t boost
her in. Help her in as any gentleman
might do (if you are a gentleman) and
when you arrive at your destination, get
out—don’t park!! If you’re riding in a
rumble seat, the “don’t boost’ rule goes
here, too. Don’t try to lift her out, throw
her out or any other “cute” little thing
of that sort. Girls think about damage to
shoes and clothes.
Now if you don’t have a car—, well,
you’ll just have to walk and we’ll take care
of the pedestrians in this column next
THINGS WE KNOW WE DIDN’T
KNOW TILL NOW:
Mr. Gibson can type with two finget
faster than second year students type ^
Kenneth put his shoe strings in ba,.|j
wards (by mistake) and started a n..
Creel and Wade have stopped ■
ing ( ? ?).
Bobby Young used to be bashful.
“Buck” Mabry is going to leave (whe
he graduates) his six (sick) grandmothei
to the “Spider Gang”.
The cheer leaders do right well in the!
new “dropping Phenie” yell.
A. H. S. school spirit came out of hy
ing the morning before the Badin gang
(and it looks like it’s here to stay. ’p,a
for students ’n’ stuff.)
We have at least 200 students who rid
on the school bus.
(Ed. Note: For the above catalogue o
condensed facts we have Lois Melton
thank. Thanks, Lois.)
Excitement reigned. Students gazed
each other in amazement. Teachers stai
“Whaddya think of it?” one twelfl
grader ventured to another.
The second gravely shook his heai
“Afraid to comment,” he said. “Son
foreign ambassadors might be listenin
Even a little freshman, feeling very«]
to-date and knowing about the world
happenings, murmured an awe-fille
But soon there was a deadly silenci
In spite of the nerve-wracking tensens
students bravely trudged to their fin
classes trying hard to concentrate o
chemistry, Latin and algebra and forgi
that “Buck” Mabry actually came
school on time.
None of our business or yours, bi
we’ll bet you’re interested: Max Fespei
man has gone Badin . . . “Phenie” can
tell us which shows up best in the dark,
blonde or red head . . . M’soo Denning ai
Edith Kennedy; Laffayette and “Skimp
Efird. (The same night Wade, Jr., m
left flat and “Laffy” was slapped. W
wonder . . .) ’So kay, “Laffy”, Clara
doing right well by herself with anothe
pigskin hero. And they say; Marie
flame has gone out . . . Jack’s burning n
Pfeiffer . . . While Dorene remains tn
to Troy . . . Jeanette boils when anothe
skirt eyes Kenneth, her ex, in spite
her engagement to another, ifyouknoi
whatwemean . . . Keith’s heart is in th
mountains with Imogene, but the rest
him is getting along all right here .
Prances S. admits she has one in ever
town in these parts. Tsk. Tsk . . • An
Oron certainly enjoyed intermission
during open-house. Jane! . . . Margar*
Nisbet had been toting around one o
those silly, sloppy love look^ . . ■ So
Mary E. Welch (for Hurly, too?) I™
L. is carrying the torch for Ted W. “Coi
Parker is hoping she’ll drop it.
Elbert Mullinix has a new crush. An
are those little soph girls excited ove
those new Jones boys! . . . Kelly
a mere freshman, is making time plus
Martha Ivey . . . Now, Ramelle, you kno'
very well that someone else has Cic
“strung up” . . . Then there’s Floyd- H
and Marie Herlocker . . . Charles B. ®
Louise . . . Mr. Frye and Miss McKend
spent a recent afternoon in the di"
store enjoying themselves . . • Some on
asked “Our Jack” about some cuties
Wadesboro and did he blush . . •
of our boys made the gossip columns n
that city’s school paper—first
boys . . . Jimmy Peck is consider'’''\
Pfeiffer but not because he has [
given an offer for his football efforts • -n
Margaret Deese says she’s bashful ■
(Comment censored) Bill Jordan
twin complex . . .