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the full moon
November 24 ■
•BITS OF WISDOM
“The courtesy which comes from deep
within is among the most important of
“School spirit could mean not giving
help as well as helping.”—Sara Lee.
“In every worthwhile character
Strength and Beauty are combined.” Dr.
“If you never se
nothing of, you ne
“I’ve always understood that when the
tongue is making 100 reverberations a
minute, the brain is bound to be in neu
“The world is yours.”—Dr. Dwight
“If you can’t be honest with another
person’s property, you cannot be trusted
with your own.”—Mr, Gibson.
• GOOD READING?
Have you ever read the autobiographies
of the Albemarle High school’s past stu
dents? Next time you have a dull mo
ment, scan the pages of A. H. S. history.
Just glance over the desk tops that you
strive so hard to write on in spite of the
more or less artistic pictures and signa
tures carved on them. Here are some of
the student’s autographs: E. D. (author
unknovra); there’s a picture of some man
etched on the surface; here’s one called
"‘Minnie Ha Ha”; another one (a lover
did this one) “J. M. & M. K.” Some
are good and some are not so good. But
they do provide interesting reading.
• WHY NOT?
“Hey, Phil, got a cigarette?”
“Sure thing. Is this the brand you
“Oh, I smoke any brand around school
that I can get my hands on. The old
man won’t let me bring mine to school.”
“Oh, because he thinks you should not
smoke on the school grounds.”
“Aw, that’s nothing. I smoke all the
time and any place that I get ready—on
the school grounds, in the building, in
fact, any place that I get ready.”
“You know, Bob, we shouldn’t smoke
on the school grounds because we’re up
per classmen, and, well, we are it around
here and all students lower than we do
the things we do. So if we don’t smoke
on the school grounds we will be an ex
ample for all others. What do you say
' we throw these cigarettes away?”
THE FULL MOON
Published monthly by the Journalism
class of Albemarle High School, Albe
marle, North Cwrolina.
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, Cako-
Typists Jack Lowder,
Hoyle Whitley, Mary Ellen
Business Manager Kenneth Brooks
Advertising Lamar Camp,
Ruby Townsend, Amy Fry, Tomsy
Smith, Frances Smith
Albemarle, N. C., November 24, 1939
SIX FEET SIX
The heroic story of Sam Houston by
Bessie Rowland James and Marquis James
and published by the Bobbs-Merr^ll Co.
This is a book of adventure for red-
blooded boys and girls. It is a tale of
a boy who was reared in Tennessee
There he learned the ways of the red
man, to love his country, and above all
to uphold his honor.
When he was still a young man, Sam
Houston became governor of Tennessee.
Lies were told about him, and it seemed
as though his life was ruined. He turn
ed to the woods, to live and help his In
dian friends, who had been wronged by
the dishonest government officials.
Then he left Tennessee and went to
Texas, where he lived the rest of his life.
It was in Texas that he rose to such great
heights. In one thrilling battle he won
Texas her independence and was made
her first president.
After many years and political battles,
Sam Houston died. He had been gover
nor of two states; a city had been named
after him; and had he desired so, he could
have been president of the United States.
If you do not know much about the
history of Texas, it is important that
you read this stirring book.
Up-To Dates For
Huh 0! Here comes dear old ma;
She’ll gab awhile; then truck in pa.
He’ll talk ’bout studying war no mo’.
And finally she’ll come down to go.
Dates are made by fools like me,
But God only knows what time they’ll be.
Girls, sit up and take notice, for here
are a few hints on the date problem from
some of the most datable fellows in
The first way to make a hit is to be
ready on time. If you can’t possibly get
that last curl in place before 8:30, then
say 8:30 in the first place and not 8:00
o’clock. Trying for an hour to make con
versation with strange parents is enough
to daunt even the most valiant young man.
Of course opinions about clothes will
vary, but all boys like attractive, well-
dressed girls. This doesn’t necessarily
mean that flashy or expensive clothes are
the thing to wear.
Unless you want to embarrass your
escort or make him feel ill at ease, don’t
assume a blase attitude, affect an accent,
or imitate your favorite movie star. Be
natural. Boys like you that way.
Adaptability is a good trait to cultivate.
Try to get as much fun out of broiling
a steak over a picnic fire, even when
the smoke gets in your eyes, as you do
in dancing the latest steps to some swell
up-to-date music. Everyone likes a good
Finally, there are modern Galahads who
really admire a girl for trying to get
home reasonably near the time her moth
er asked her to. If the family is still
up and It isn’t too late, it’s quite all right
to ask him in. But if all is still and dark
do not disturb the quiet.
K . Angels with dirty faces.
It’s only Miss Nye’s Dramatic club taking
up a unit in make-up. It isn t anythmg
uLsual these days to see eyes peepmg
through the doorway to see these artists
Various types have been made up, but
the best character portrayed so far was
an impersonation of Hitler by Hubert Sha
ver Diminutive Shaver, the telk of the
class, is expecting to go to Hollywood
some day on the strength of this imper
A section on dramatic publicity has al
so been studied by the class lately. Those
excellent posters for “Second Childhood”
were made by the members of this class.
They say that the best show ever given
by a group of actors is at the final re
hearsal, w'hen everyone is tense with ex
citement. It so happened that we were
around this very night when the faculty
was practicing “Second Childhood”, and
if you think that that was a success—
well. They did anything but listen to
the director. Miss Holt was supposed to
make a dramatic entrance on one oc
casion, and to the impatience and slight
disgust of all, she couldn’t even be found
in the building! She had just run home
for a minute.
Then, too, there was this matter of
make-up. Most of the men had to be
changed completely. Mr. Gehring with
his bald head, and Mr. Canipe with his
handle-bar mustache could be seen run
ning around almost throwing everyone in
On the other hand, the ladies took it
quite grcaefully and skipped around very
youthful-like in their old age make-up
and costumes. If that make-up is typical
of what they’ll be looking like 30 years
from now, we hope we don’t run across
some of them in the dark.
1. Her nickname is “Ticka” and -she is
known by her smallness. Her hangout
seems to be in Mr. Fry’s Latin cla.ss after
school. Her hobby is dancing. Her am
bition is to be able to read Latin.
2. He is known by his popularity. His
hangout is on the football field. He likes
women as long as they stay far enough
away from him. He likes all his teachers
and his ambition is to make an “A” on
3. His nickname is “Bear”. He is known
by his size. His hangout is at the bus
station. His weakness is Annette Steele.
His ambition is to be as tall as Mr. Ca
4. They call him “Punkin” for short.
He is known by his red hair. His hang
out is the bus station. His weakness is
“Phenie”. His ambition is to become
another George McAfee.
5. Her weakness is “Ikey” and her hang
out is at “Ikey’s”. Her ambition is to
become head of the Stanly County Libra
ry. She is known for her originality.
6. Better known as “Mae.stro”. He is
known by his wisecracks and music abil
ity. His hangout is at the V. F. W. build
ing. His ambition is to be another Bennv
7. Better known as “Skin”. His hang
out IS the new gym. His weakness is Max
ine Cashatt. He is known for his bash-
fulness (.). His ambition is to become
an All-American baseball player.
8. Knov^ as “Beau”. He is known for
s fnendliness. His weakness is Clara
Mae. His hangout is West Albemarle.
His ambitions are to go to State and to
THEME SONGS I*
max MORTON’S A
I think that I shall never see
A desk that’s big enough for’.,
A desk where I can sit with
That’s big enough to hide anth
RAMELLE PICKLER's fn
Let me call you sweetheart, Pj.fe
with your machine ' th
Let me hear you whisper that
Keep your head lights buninf^Di
hands upon the wheel,
Let me call you sweetheart, I’,,
with your machine.
MAZEL MORRIS'S y
There’s nothing so bluesome, sr
As a third in a twosome. be
WHY DO THEY COME TOr'^'
William M.—just for the rij.
“Hamp” T.—for the fun ofii
Maria E.—to talk b(
Bill Furr—to give the footbii
Owen S.—to get a fa/ t
George E.—to see Ninky cl
MOVIES AND PEOPLE: di
Fir.st Love....Ticka Senter, Bl ^
Mad About Music Samaji"'
The Old Maid Marj Ec. ei
I Believed In You Keiie
One In a Million Cndl9-
Pigskin Parade FootU
Man About Town “Hamp’ ti
Babes In Arms Fresk
WHEN KEITH ALMOND C, ^
from the country, he kicked t tl
ment, looked up at his mother t b
“No wonder they built a townte “
ground is too hard to plough, at-
Looking up at the electric t tl
said, “Daddy, how in the woiii
people get up there to hang tlia
Mr. Propst in overalls.
“Sweet Genevieve” and “T.
Floogie” were “On the Road li
lay” looking “Over the Rainbon'i
Man with the Mandolin,” n
ing “Pennies from Heaven" k
“Apple for the Teacher”, wha’'
with the Light Brown Hair” t
“Old Kentucky Home” “South o!
der” called “Are You Having Ai;
Even the Central Hi (CliarlW
is romantic in the moonlight i
panied by the “right” person,
and Cat Peterson . . . Did s«i»>
why Sarah L. was smiling so r
the A.shboro game? The answers
Bill made a touchdown . . . Wl?'
nie Uuth S. so anxious to go
-she heard the student council"
to Richfield? Was it to s« ‘
baseball player? . . . We all wut’
why Hurl A. blushed so whens
in Walgreen’s (in Charlotte) •
arms around him.
In throwing two peanuts^
hundred) into Kenneth’s ni«»
nette’s aim seems to be impri**
What twelfth grader has a
enough for three sets of twtl
A.sk “Phenie.” ... We wonii«:
Frances K. has started ^ ■
sionary for the U. S. Army
Kood lookin#? corporal she
church ... It seems that allw*^
crazy about the new Jones bo^
ready we see results develop^
David and Mary Ellen Milton
Milton seems to be getting
last few weeks and it’s not .
We wonder?? . . . The , j
tsy” dated “Phenie” they b®
s-hool next morning with fe''*'