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The Full Moon
February 6, 1942
ALBEMARLE, N. C., FEBRUARY 6, 1942
GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM
Schedule Will Be Changed Monday
100 Students Make
Semester Honor R
Left to right: Idell MauWin, Claudine Lowder,
Phillips, Ruth Townsend, Jane Perry, Ruth Morton, Georg
Helen Chance. Second ro
dolyn Mauldin, Louise Lov
lelta Herrin, Mildred Cox.
Ruth Kendall, Rhoda Russell, Gw.
Science Program To Show
Queer Uses of Liquid Air
How could one freeze a banana
£0 hard that it could be used to
drive nails into a plank?
Fantastic! Impossible? Well,
■would you like to see it done?
On Monday afternoon, February
16, Mr. John Sloan, a former sci-
'ence instructor at Duke Universi-
'ty, will be at Albemarle high
'school and will give some demon-
Wrations of liquid air, the process
•which is applied in changing ba
nanas into hammers.
Liquid air has a pale blue color,
•weighs almost as much as water
lland has a low temperature of 312
^degrees F. below zero. It is lique-
-fied by subjecting air like we
■breathe to a high pressure and
Uien lowering its temperature.
This method will be explained
definitely by Mr. Sloan, who has
^devoted eight years to r esearch
and extensive experimentation
with liquid air.
Some of the experiments which
will be performed to show the
peculiar and fascinating properties
of liquid air are: a rubber ball,
when immersed in liquid air and
iropped on the floor breaks into
pieces as if made of glass; pieces
3f meat, grapes or any substance
M>ntaining water becomes as hard
IS iron and very brittle; liquid air
is able to boil on ice; soap bubbles
freeze when held above liquid air;
■1$ test tube of evaporating air
Ijplays clarinet, etc.
More than eighteen hundred
lemonstrations, three hundred of
which have been requested on re
alm engagements, have been pre-
lented by Mr. Sloan all over the
All A. H. S. students will be ad-
nitted for five cents and the pro-
fram will be given during last
Plans are bli^Tn^ade for
annual chorus and band c
cert, which is to be held dur
the earlier part of March.
This concert has been gii
during past years, and has pr
'n very popular with the c
«ns of Alben
The Senior Dramatic club, under
the direction of Miss Louise Fitz
gerald, presented “Glamour in the
Peconos,” a one-act comedy, this
morning in chapel period.
The play took place in the Po-
conos one summer afternoon,
where three schoolteachers, Jane
Duke, Martha Breen, and Amy
Ferris, were on vacation. Amy fell
in love with Basil Rainey, played
by Charles Lowder, and the three
teachers kept their identity from
him. While they were at the hotel,
their principal, James Timblelake,
walked right into the middle of
things. Later, Basil, who they
thought was an engineer, confess
ed that he was a school teacher.
In the end the younger one got her
“engineer,” the second one got her
principal and even the oldest one
learned a bit about glamour.
Carolyn Stone played the part
of Jane Duke, a school teacher of
The part of Martha Breen, an
other teacher of 30, was played by
Eulalia Tucker, who provided
much of the comedy relief.
Amy Ferris, the younger girl,
..as played by Virginia Morgan,
who strove to hold her boy friend
throughout the play.
The other characters in the play
were James Timblelake, played by
Fred Sharkey; Julius Karp, Max
Cranford; and the waitress,
Bright new colors have been
added to the shelves in the library
since the two hundred thirty-nine
rebound books have been returned
from the Ruzicka Book-Binding
Company in Greensboro.
The last order for senior class
rings for this year was made last
Measurements for the senior
caps and gowns will begin next
week. Mr. Pickier, representative
of the Ward Company, will be at
A. H. S. to aid with selections,
A meeting of the senior class
will be held very soon in order to
choose the mascots, flower, and
Tenth grade seems to be the
ost ambitious class in Albemarle
high school, with 10 making the
highest honor and 25 making the
honor roll for the first semester’s
work. The eleventh grade follows
with three making highest honor
and 17 on the honor roll. Highest
honor means no grade below an A,
and honor means no grade below
a B for the first semester average.
The following students made the
Eighth Grade: honor — Reece
Cranford, Ramelle Thompson, Rob
bie Sharkey, Madge Kennedy,
Helen Smart, Frances Biles, Jim
Lamar, Fritz Luther, Helen
Brown, Kathleen Donahue, Betsy
Bremer, Bevline Stogner, Gene
Beeker, Jean Lisenby, Jane Mor-
' n, Dorothy Swaringen.
Ninth Grade: highest honor:
Mildred Reap; honor—Bill Morton,
Jimmy SifTord, Hazel Ragsdale,
Rhoda Russell, Veronia Smith,
Doris Tucker, Hazel Whitley, Ja-
hala Crotts, Claudine Dennis, Bob
bie Easley, Louise Efird, Betty
Hatley, Patsy Ingram, Rubye Mae
Hatley, Jeanne Palmer, Dick Mor
Tenth Grade: Highest honor —
Margaret Skidmore, Dorothy
Whitley, Rose Katherine Morton,
Merrill Hall, John Wilhoit, Fran
ces Mann, Carolyn Mills, Adelaide
Moose, Betty Wolfe, Carolyn Biles.
Honor—Doris Dulin, Blanche Still,
Jo Morton, Hazel McDowell, Mary
Ellen Milton, Martha Ivey, Free
man Russell, Calvin Blalock, Pearl
Fesperman, Mary Catherine Wal
lace, Everett Ford, Edith Burris,
Madie Lee Efird, Margaret Tucker,
Eleventh Grade: Highest Honor
— Juanita Lawrence, Eulalia
Tucker, Eunice Smith; honor—P.
L. Burris, Bill Hartsell, Ernest
Knotts, Gerald Mann, Allie Ray
Boyce, Rose Crump, Betsy Ivey,
Jeanne Lentz, Rosa Parker, Caro
lyn Stone, Elizabeth Wallace, Reed
Gaskin, Betty Jo Glover, Arwilla
Jones, Idell Mauldin, Virginia
Morgan, Marcelle Whitley.
Twelfth Grade: honor — Sam
Andrew, Edmund Efird, Rembert
Rogers, Gaines Whitley, Betty Sue
Bogle, Barbara Crowell, Hilda
Honeycutt, Pocahontas Meigs,
Pansy Morton, Anne Reap, Jewell
Rogers, Betty Sue Underwood.
School To Begin At 9:00;
Ends At 3:45 War Time
Music Clinic To Be
Held In Kannapolis
Students of A. H. S. will be rep
resented in the music clinic which
s to be held in Kannapolis Feb-
Students from approximately 15
schools in nine counties with their
choral directors will be guests
the J. W. Cannon high school.
Three large choruses will be
formed. Fifty boys will take part
in the boys chorus, fifty girls in
the girls chorus, and approximate
ly 150 in the mixed chorus. Mr.
Fry will conduct the mixed chorus,
Registration will begin at 1:00
o’clock; oi-ganization meeting at
1:30; first rehearsal at 2:00; and
second rehearsal at 4:00.
Fifty boys and girls from A. H.
S. will take part in the prograrn.
A banquet featuring entertain
ment will be given to the visiting
students in the dining room of the
Cannon Y. M. C. A. building
The public is cordially invited to
attend the concert, which is tc
held in the Cannon high school
ditorium at 7:45.
This is the second clinic to
held by the music department of
Salisbury District, the first having
met in Albemarle in December. Mr.
Fry of Albemarle is president of
Chapel programs and plans
for the next month;
February 9—Movie, “Let’s
Go Fishing,” for chapel.
February 13 — Mr. Morris’
February 16—Band Concert.
February 20 — Mr. Fry’s
February 23 — Mrs. Nisbet,
beginning a series of Sunday
February 24—Union Paciac,
full-length movie, starring Joel
McCrea and Barbara Stanwyck.
February 27—Mrs. Gehring’s
In State Contests
Representing Albemarle high
school in the North Carolina State
Physics contest today were Mark
Allen Reid, Betsy Ivey, and Gaines
The contests, sponsored yearly
by the Extension Division of the
University of North Carolina, are
offered in five courses: Latin,
Spanish, French, mathematics, and
physics. Besides physics, A.H.S.
will participate in the French and
All accredited high schools in
this state are invited to enter the
contests, which in all cases will be
conducted under the supervision of
the superintendent, principal, or
A. H. S., entering the academic
contests for the first time in sev
eral years, will be represented by
Anne Reap, Sam Andrew, Eunice
Smith, Gerald Mann, Jean Lentz,
and Idell Mauldin in the French
contest, which will be held March
The inathematics contest will be
held on April 24, but students to
participate from A. H. S. have not
yet been chosen.
Prepare for Contest
The choral groups and band of
A. H. S. have begun the prepara
tion for the district high school
music contest which is to be held
Charlotte on March 27 and 28.
This contest, which was former
ly held in Salisbury, has been mov-
1 to Charlotte this year.
Several soloists, a mixed chorus,
boys chorus, a girls chorus, a
boys quartet, a girls trio, and a
mixed quartet will be entered in
The mixed chorus will wear
their robes given to them by the
P.-T.A., and the band, their new
uniforms donated by Wiscassett
In the district, state, and nation
al contests in past years, A.H.S.
has made high records.
New Band Member
Mr. Barbera had his first re
sponse to his call for a drum
major Wednesday night in the
person of an 8^ pound daugh
ter, Rita Amelia.
Although Rita Amelia may
of a dru
A change of schedule for A.H.S.
will be effective Monday as a re
sult of the national switch to Day
light Saving Time.
This is the way the new sched
ule will work: all clocks will be
run up an hour, and then, in
stead of students coming to school
at 8:30, the first bell, or teacher’s
bell, will ring at 8:50. The second
bell, or students’ bell, rings at
8:55 with first period class begin
ning at 9:00 and running to 10:00.
Second period will run from 10:00
to 11:00, followed by third period
from 11:00 to 12:00, so that the
lunch hour will be at the regular
time. Directly after lunch, after
the homeroom check-up, activity
period will be held from 1:10 to
1:45. Fourth period class will run
from 1:45 to 2:45; fifth period
class from 2:45 to 3:45, when
school will be dismissed.
When he made this announce
ment, Mr. McFadyen, high school
principal, pointed out that since
the county school buses are not
equipped with lights, it would be
impossible for students who come
on the buses to be present for first
period until warmer weather, when
the sun rises earlier. He also
stated that the change in the class
period system would be temporary,
tested for six weeks; and if not
liked, other methods will be tried.
Two other important changes
which are being made are physical
education for boys in tenth, elev
enth, and twelfth grades, and first
aid classes for girls of those class
es. All boys in upper classes will
be given physical training on Tues
days and Thursdays under the di
rection of Coach DeLotto. Miss
Holt will give the girls first aid
training at activity periods on the
Students To Take
Barbara Crowell, Hartsell
Woosley, and Charlie Hester Smith
have sent applications to the Ten
nessee Valley Authority for the
position of Junior Clerk and plan
to take the examination offered all
applicants on February 28.
Workers are needed in filing, ac
counting, pay roll, property and
supply, storekeeping, and time-
By Their Words
“Now I know why newspaper
men don’t live long.” — Tomnw
Swanner, struggling with head-
“The drunken driver is the men
ace on our highways today.”—Miss
“I like that worse.” — Anne
“This nation needs 50,000 more
nurses—and you can help fill the
bill.”—Miss Ann Barentine.
“Here’s the way I wwked the
problem: I take a little of this and
put it over here, place a little of
that there and out there I get the
“Love is the most important ele
ment in the world.” — Bob Bass
(voice of experience).
“It’s not hard if you study.
Hubert Morgan (discoverer).
“Co-operation is when nobody
else has his lesson if I don’t have
“Hartsell, please don’t lean
against the case. Your desk might
fall and you would hurt it.”—Miss