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ALBEMARLE, N. C., SEPTEMBER 27, 1940
SMACK! The sound echoed
bov( the talk and clamor of the
inch hour on the north fide of
Two big husky pridders werr
leefully enjoying themselves by
-minting and marking little under-
'lassmen’s innocent faces with a
abe of scarlet lipstick.
' The unfortunate victim was
'Tabbed from behind by Dick
'oreman and held powerless by
ne of the mighty seniors while
he other. Max Morton, hurried to
*omplete the task with the paint-
ng. However, these big, brave
,oys met with quite some competi-
ion when trying to tackle a cer-
ain sophomore girl, Mary Jo Ba
er. She flung back at the one
olding her and refused to stand
or such treatment.
: One senior now knows the
Strength of that girl’s slaps when
Something destroys her sophomore
ignity. With his glasses knocked
ifff and his face flaming red, Dick
umed his back on the crowd, say-
ng, "Gosh, I’ve never really been
4apped before,” while the little
ophomore girl tripped noncha-
antly away, leaving the crowd in
I OUR SOUTHERN SONGS seem
Ircry familiar and common to us,
put the New Jersey Legion team
llound it quite difficult to sing,
•'You Are My Sunshine,” as they
jrere not used to the southern
DO YOU KNOW THAT —
K 1. There are seven Legion play-
’rs of 1940 in our school.
2. Coach De Lotto ha.« our for-
iner Coach Canipe’s blu.sh.
I 3. Only five among ninth grade
lome Economics girls knew how
0 use a thimble.
14. There were about 5,000
ooks issued to students this year.
' 5. There are 724 students en-
olled in the school.
6. There are more in the sopho-
lore class than any other class.
- 7. First-year Latin is not being
■sught this year as there was not
ufficient demand for it.
SOME TEACHERS AND STU-
)ENTS have been giving us peeps
ito their personalities by using
lie following quotations in
“Don’t take life too seriously;
ou’ll never get out of it alive
“Give the world the be.st . _ _
ave and the best will come back
j you.”—Ruth Townsend.
“You have but one life to live,
3 make the best of it while
^ “Don’t give up until you have
Wished the task.”--Rose Furr.
“Why rush? Rome wasn’t built
» a day.”—Biology student.
I “We must have music!”—Mr.
OVERHEARD; Mildred Willi-
Drd to Miss Hege, “Whom was
atrick Henry talking to when he
1 lid, ‘Give me liberty or give me
leath?’ His wife?”
Sun.shine Underwood: “But,
[rs. Hannah, I can’t stay in this
fternoon. I have a date at
Lois U.: “Tommy, where are
Tommy S.: “Sherrill Cranford
orrowed my curlers and bobby
% HIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED:
J Eldridge Perry: “Jay, what
r ere some of the advantages the
ew England colonies had in win
ing the war?”
f Jay Snuggs: “Who won the
THEY PUBLISH “THE FULL MOON”
Pictured above are the members of the Journalism Class, who will publish “The Full Moon” for
this year. First row, left to right: Dorothy Par ker, Lloyd Skidmore, Lafayette Blackwell, Ellen
Hearne, Bob Morrow, Laura Frances Peck, Ramelle Morris, Patty Crowell, Betsy Ivey. Second row:
Eunice Smith, Lena Chandler, Mary Ann Skidmore, Louise Shoe, FVed Albright, Doris Camp, Margaret
Deese, Clegg Furr, Jimmy Peck, Eileen Dry, Doris Franks, Carolyn Stone, Sibyl Lowder. Those not
present are Coolidge Morton, Stacy Quinn, Ray Lefler, Hubert StirewaJt, Dick Foreman, J. B. Long,
Meet Is Held At
Teachers from the sixth district
...et in the high school auditorium
last Friday and Saturday in order
to discuss the N. C. E. A. hand
book and plans for this legislative
The speakers for the afternoon
program were Mrs. Ruth Vick
Everett, field worker in the State
Department; Mr. H. W. Hawfield,
state president of the N. C. E. A.;
and Dr. R. W. Morrison of the
University of North Carolina. Mu
sic was furnished bv Mr. and Mrs.
Lloyd W. Troxler.
Friday evening dinner was serv
ed the delegates in the cafeteria by
Miss Freeman and her home eco
nomics girls. The speakers for the
evening were Mrs. Everett; Jule
Warren, .secretary of N. C. E. A.;
and Dr. R. W. McDonald of the
University of North Carolina.
A Saturday morning meeting for
principals and superintendents con
cluded the series.
District six includes eight coun
ties: Stanly, Rowan, Mecklenburg,
Cabarrus, Montgomery, Union,
Richmond, and Anson.
There was 100 per cent repre
sentation from both county and
Schedule for 1940 - 41
The year’s schedule, as re
leased by Superintendent Claud
Grigg, is as follows:
Sept. 3—A. H. S. opened.
April 11-14 Easter holidayi
June 2—A. H. S. closes.
Accept New Jobs
Seven of last year’s teachers re
signed their A. H. S. positions to
take up new duties this year. Head
ing this list is A. B. Gibson, prin
cipal for four years, who is now
superintendent of the Laurinburg
Clyde Canipe, former athletic
director, now holds the position of
line coach and head basketball
coach at Appalachian State Teach
Eddie Gehring, A. H. S. history
professor, is now principal of the
Wiscassett grammar school, having
succeeded Henry McFadyen, new
A. H. S. principal.
Former English and dramatics
(Continued on page five)
Have Been Chosen
the student council were elected
last week. They are as follows:
Eight one, Jeanne Palmer:
Eight two, Florence Troutman;
Eight three, Lloyd Hunsucker:
Eight four, Donald Whiteley; Eight
five, Ruby Mae Hatley; Eight
Nine one. Bob Redwine; Nine
two, Georgia Little; Nine three,
David Foreman; Nine four, Doris
Morton; Nine five. Bill Rogers
Nine six, James McCames.
Ten one, Eulalia Tucker; Ten
two, Yvonne Foreman; Ten three,
Reed Gaskin; Ten four, Juanita
Eleven one, Betty Hatley;
Eleven two, Margaret Nisbet;
Eleven three. John Little; Eleven
four, Clyde Josey.
Twelfth, Lloyd Skidmore.
Student council officers elected
last year for this year are: presi
dent, Ted Wallace; vice president,
John Auten; secretary, Viola Hud
son; treasurer, Polly Martin.
The Student Council sponsor for
last year was Mrs. Robertsi
Sponsor for this year has not ;
Seven New Teachers Have More
Than First Names In Common
If Mary’s little lamb should
come to Albemarle High School,
which Mary would it choose to be
its mistress? Would it be Mary
Miller Knox, Mary Helen Ross, or
Mary Ellen Hege? Well, let’s look
from Maryville College,
She teaches eighth math and
biology. In the way of sports she
likes basketball best. Her other
likes are sewing, music, and books
—especially travel and biography.
She dislikes cats and profanity
very much. As for movie stars,
she goes for Myrna Loy, Clark
Gable, and Bette Davis. As a
hobby she is beginning a collection
of phonograph records.
Now for Mary Helen Ross, a
graduate from Woman’s College in
Greensboro. She is teaching an
eighth English, shorthand and typ
ing. She is crazy about Li’l Ab
ner, football, good-looking men
(who isn’t), Alice Faye, and Rich
ard Greene. Swimming, hiking
and tennis are her favorite out
door sports. Her hobbies? Well,
they’re sleeping and eating.
La.st in the Mary section, (but
not least) is Mary Ellen Hege. She
also graduated from Woman’s Col
lege in Greensboro. Three classes
of tenth English and two classes of
ninth English is her work here.
She is another Richard Greene
fan. She also likes peanuts, bi
cycling, horseback riding, and
football. (By the way, she wants
Carolina to beat Duke. Do you
agree ?) She hates to polish brown
and white shoes. She is collecting
elephants, poems, and humorous
readings as hobbies. “All right’’
is her pet word.
Now that the important facts
have been given, if you were th(
lamb, which would you choose
A hard job? Yeah, man!
Miss Lela Ritch Hooker, a grad
uate from Woman’s College,
teaches history and civics here.
Have you noticed she has been
hopping lately? Well, that comes
from playing her favorite sport,
tennis. Her ambition is to play
tennis without getting blisters
Among her other likes
not Richard Greene, but Charles
Boyer. She dislikes the chewing
of gum in her classes more than
anything else. So history and
civics students, you better be
Officers for first semester have
been elected. They are as follows:
Eight one, president, Mildred
Hatley; .secretary, Louise Efird;
treasurer, Faye Stirewalt.
Eight two, president, Rhoda
Russell; vice pre.sident, Carlton
Holt; secretary and treasurer,
Eight three, president, Jahala
Crotts; vice president, Lamar Dor-
ton; secretary and treasurer,
Eight four, president, Johnny
Lowder; vice president, J. D. Wat-
n; secretary. Hazel Ragsdale;
easurer, Ruth Kendall.
Eight five, president, Jimmy
Knotts; vice president, Maryland
Safrit; secretary and treasurer,
Rubye Mae Hatley.
Eight six, president, Jerry Al
mond; vice president, Mary Rose
Johnson; secretary, Carol Wood;
treasurer, Hal Ingram.
Nine one, president, Ned Reap;
nee president, Bessie Burleson;
lecretary and treasurer, Everett
Nine two, president, Helen Low-
_jr; vice president, Evelyn Rus
sell; secretary and treasurer. Jay
Nine three, president, Ted Furr;
,,ce president, J. D. Coggins; sec
retary and treasurer. Dotty Whit
Nine four, president, Verne
..*oose; vice president. Hazel Mc
Dowell ; secretary and treasurer,
Nine six, president, Genevieve
Ewing; vice president, Brady
Smith; secretary, Ticka Senter;
treasurer, Frances Mann.
Ten one, president, Tommie
Rabe; vice president, Jacob Al
mond; secretary and treasurer,
^ two, president, Ernest
Knotts; vice president, Joe Low
der; secretary, Angeline Phillips;
treasurer, Margaret Rivers.
Ten three, president, Lois Un
derwood ; vice president, P. L. Bur-
s; secretary, Billy Cooper; treas-
•er. Gene Hatley.
Ten four, president, Novaleen
Bullock; vice president, Custis
Watson; secretary and treasurer,
Eleven one, president, Margaret
Moore; vice president, Rebecca
Griffin; secretary, Pocahontas
Meigs; treasurer, Ann Henning.
Eleven two, president, Gaines
Whitley; vice president, Jimmy
Peck; .secretary and treasurer. Bob
Eleven three, president, Samuel
(Continued on page five)
Tuesday, October 8, will be
School Day at the Stanly County
Fair. Following the usual custom,
school will close at noon that day.
Flash! The football team has a
,.jw mascot! Little Miss Lynne
De Lotto, daughter of the coach,
will be main rooter for the team
this year. She will be seen sitting
the sidelines at each game.
The first moving picture of the
year, “High, Wide and Hand
some,” starring Randolph Scott
and Irene Dunn, was shown in the
auditorium last Tuesday. It was
the story of putting through the
first oil pipe-line from Western
Pennsylvania to the Seaboard.
Miss Laws has returned to her
classes after being absent for sev
eral days because of illness. Mrs.
Paul Hannah substituted for her
during her absence.
Albemarle schools were dismiss
ed at noon during the first week
of school in order that the students
might "-ee the Little World Series
gamo hich were held in Albe
marle (’uring that week.
Miss Louise Young Fitzgerald,
another graduate from Woman’
(Continued on page three)
The senior class has charge of
the stand again this year. As usual,
the stand sells candy and drinks at
all home games.