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She 9ull Mcen Vol. XV. ALBEMARLE, N. C. — MAY 5, 1950 No. 7 anh Tliele WHEN ASKED TO DESCRIBE her blind date, Ellene Holbrook replied, “If you’ve ever seen an actupus, it was probably his brother!” MISS STANTON’S FOURTH period history class seems to know all the answers. Miss Stanton: “How can the government send troops into coal mines?” Sally Kluttz: “In trucks.” * * * IN MIXED CHORUS MR. Fry was discussing the Kingville chorus. He commented that they had several well-developed altos. Then he quickly added, “Voices, that is,” * * * ED WHITLEY THINKS THE 1950 D.O. team was terrific. He said that they won their champ ionship game by defeating a team “higher” than they were. * * * DURING A DISCUSSION about the human brain, Mrs. Lyke ask ed her class the definition of medulla oblongata. Catherine Atkins promptly re sponded: “It’s an African folk dance!” * * * ANN TAYLOR SAID, “I’M thirsty.” When Sid Helms answered the old refrain, “I’m Sidney,” Ann came back with, “I’d rather be thirsty!” * * * CARROLL DAVIS SPEAKING to Roy Holt: “Why can’t you date her tonight, Roy?” Roy Holt: “Full Moon and empty deadline.' * * * MRS FRY IN “FULL MOON” Class: “Bob, what is the posses sive of ‘you’?” Quickly the Brain, Young’un, replied, “Um, Um, I know, you’se!” * ♦ ♦ MR. HATLEY WAS TELLING a story to his chemistry class when he said: “Now, I may have told you this before ” “Only five times,” interrupt ed Johnny Boyette. * * * T-MODEL SWARINGEN WAS ASKING Tommy Lilly about his trip to the fair. T-Model: “Tom, did you see Something you shouldn’t have Seen at the burlesque show?” Tommy regretfully answered: “Yes, my daddy.” * # * WHILE MAKING PLANS FOR CLEAN-UP day. Miss Caughman asked: “Will someone bring some old rags tomorrow?” Martha Moore: “Sure, as soon as I can change clothes.” * * * BILL HUCKABEE WAS BRAG GING on a perfect score in school, i Bill: “I made a hundred in ^ School yesterday!” J. C. Boone: “You did?” Bill: “Yea! 50 in spelling and 5Q in English.” * * * MISS MORROW’S 5TH PERIOD English class was discussing American authors. Miss Morrow: “John Greenleaf Whittier was a New England author.” Janice Thomas: “Oh, I thought he was an American.” 4: 4: IN THE CHURCH BASEMENT At Stony Hill, Peggy Morris was about to sit down when Arthur Burris grabbed the chair. Peggy exclaimed: “Don’t you Pull that chair out from under ^He, Arthur.” Henry Forrest quickly remark ed, “She’d be a total flop!”. * * * BOBBY BARRINGER WAS com menting on the ride home from the Jr-Sr prom. Bobby: “Perlene sat on the oth er side of the car.” Harry Pawlik . asked: “Why |iidn’t you do something about It?" Bobby: “She goes to the same ^hurch I go to.” McFadyen Resigns Principalship of High School BOBBY BARRINGER Bpbby Barringer Receives Award Bob Barringer, outstanding senior, this morning received the Civitan club citizenship award, a hundred dollar saving bond, given each year to the senior who is chosen by his classmates Good Citizen of the year. This is the second year that the award has been offered, with Betty Staton receiving it last year. Bob’s name will be added on the plaque placed in the li brary last year for the names of the Good Citizens. Bob is president of the student body, has been featured in Who’s who, is a member of the National Honor society, has played varsity football, and has participated in many other activities around school. Spring Concert Is Being Planned The A. 'H. S. Mixed Chorus and Band will present a joint Spring Concert in the school auditorium May 11, at 8:00 p. m. This will be a public perform ance to which parents, friends, patrons of the school, and the public in general is cordially in vited. The Mixed Chorus will have charge of the first part of the concert, and the Band will per form the last part. One of the main features of the concert will be the rendition of Fred Waring’s arrangement of “Battle Hymn of the Republic” to be sung by the Mixed Chorus, Boys’ Chorus, and Girls’ Chorus with Band accom paniment. Mr. Fry has not decided upon the program for the Mixed Chorus; however, Mr. Hatley’s program will include some of the following: Victor Herbert’s Favorites, Man dalay Overture, American Folk Rhapsody, Stouthearted Men, Lit tle Rhapsody In Blue, Medley of Vienese Waltzes. In the past this annual affair has been very popular and well attended, and it is expected that there will be a large attendance this year. Check Presented By Local Jaycees Albemarle Jaycees recently presented a check for $500 to Su perintendent Claud Grigg to be used for the band. This is the final check toward the $2,000 which they pledged four years ago toward the for mation and equipping of the lo cal high school band. The presentation was made by Charles M. Nordan, one of the beginners of the band project. 9th Grade Chorus Gives Operetta, 'Sunbonnet Sue' “Sunbonnet Sue,” a comic op eretta in two acts, by Morgan and Johnson, was presented Fri day night, April 14, in the Albe marle high school auditorium by the ninth grade chorus, with members of the eighth grade as sisting. The show had a cast of ap proximately fifty students, with the dances directed by Mrs. Keith Almond, music by Paul Fry, and dialogue by Mrs. Don Peiffer. Jane Rogers was ac companist. The operetta presented a color ful spectacle with a fine story, dancing and music. The scene was rural, with action center ing around a music contest for which the prize was a scholar ship.' Susan Clifton, the “dishwash ing” orphan, was forbidden to enter the contest by her foster parents, who thought such do ings were out of the question. Susan, however, not only won the contest, but wealth, fame and love as well. Mrs. Meadows, president of t^ie local music club was played by Carolyn Williams; her husband, Mr. Meadows, a farmer, by Frank Burrell, and their daughter, Mi randa, by Carolyn Smith. Mrs. Coleman, a wealthy pa tron of music, was played by El len Cook; Barbara, her daughter, by Sally Ausband; and Bob, her son, by J. V. Boone. Bob’s friend, Jerry Jackson, was played by Bob Boger. Susan Clifton, the student sun bonnet girl, was played by Mari lyn Green. Her foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Scroggs, were Charles McManus and Jeanette Mabe. Her foster sister, Eve lina, was played by Betty Gantt. The village constable, Ezra Mc- Spavin, was played by Robert Shaver; and his son, Reuben Mc- Spavin, by Bill Huckabee, Jr. Village Maidens were Mirle Hinson, Shirley Medlin, and Bar bara Lowder. Members of the ninth grade chorus played the part of a chorus of village boys and girls. HENRY C. McFADYEN Hove Best Record For Four Years Martha Moore and Connie McLain, having made the highest scholastic record in their four years in high school, are vale dictorian and salutatorian re spectively of the senior class, ac cording to an announcement made recently by Mr. Mc Fadyen. Both girls have been outstand ing ever since they entered high school, having taken part in many of the school’s activities. Sara Frances Poplin and Roy Holt were also given recogni tion. These students also receiv ed all A’s while in high school, only a few pluses and minuses making the difference. ' 5 New Members Added To Society In a formal ceremony last Fri day five new members, Ed Pat terson, Jane Rogers, Dot Gaskin, Ann Taylor, and Charles Litaker, were tapped into the National Honor Society. Twice yearly new members are tapped into the society on the (Continued on Page Eight) Senior Play Committees Chosen S> Backstage Cos tumes And Sound Effects Workers Picked. Rehearsals for the senior play, “One Foot In Heaven,” are un derway, and all the committees have begun working on their various projects so that every thing will be ready for presenta tion on the nights of Friday, May 5, and Monday, May 8. Under the direction of Mrs. Donald Peiffer, rehearsals are held both at night and immedi ately after school. This year’s cast includes Dwight Cranford as father; Ellene Holbrook as mother; their son, Hartsell, John ny Knight; their daughter, Eil een, Barbara Brown; Ronny, Bob Gulledge; Dr. Romer, Tom Lil ly; Major Cooper, Roy Holt; Mrs. Jellison, Sara Skidmore; Mrs. Cambridge, Kathleen Hudson; Mrs. Digby, Martha Moore; Georgie Digby, Hoyle Gilbert; Mollie, “Ann Milton; Louise, Mary Helen Cooper; Marie, Hat tie Tucker; Bishop Sherwood, Henry Efird; Fraser, Bill Grigg; Letty, Connie McLain; and Mrs. Sandow, Jo Fox. The plot of the play centers around the problems of a minister and his family af- Play Is Presented “Gallant Queen”, a one-act play, written by Mina Maxfield, was given at the First Presby terian church Sunday night, April 16, by the Bible classes of Miss Catherine Harrison, Bible teach er at the high school. The play was the story about Easter, .taken from the Old Test ament. The characters were: Jean Bailey, Esther; Kenneth Coley, King Ahasnerus; Larry Holt, Hatach; Carolyn Simpson, Eren- na; Norma Miller, Suli; and James Gibson, Haman. ter moving to a new community. While these students are busy memorizing lines, other students are working on different commit tees preparing for the play. Bar bara Smith, Carolyn Poplin, Peg gy Napier, Doris Barnes, Peggy Redfern, and Betty Boone are making a study of the 1910 hair and dress styles; Jean Bullock, Jane Bullock, and Connie Mc Lain are publicizing the play; and Barbara Setzler, Bobby Wat son, Conrad Crotts, Jean Bullock, Jane Bullock, and Attrice Rich are collecting the properties. Other students who will take part in the presentation of the play are stage managers, Jack (Continued on Page Five) New Job Will Be Director Of NCEA Public Relations Henry C. McFadyen, principal of Albemarle high school for the past nine years, has tendered his resignation to accept the posi tion of director of public rela tions and research with the North Carolina Education Associ ation, it was revealed recently by Claud Grigg, city school sup erintendent. Mr. McFadyen, who is complet ing his 15th year in school work in Albemarle, has been active in civic and religious work here as well as a leader in educational circles. The position into which Mr. McFadyen is going July 1 is a new office recently created by the directors of N.C.E.A. Mr. Mc Fadyen will be required to travel all over the state fulfilling his new job. The main objectives of the director of Public Relations will be to interpret the work of the N.C.E.A. to its professional members and to the public. Mr. McFadyen came to Albe marle 15 years* ago as a high school English teacher. Prior to becoming principal of ' the high school, Mr. McFadyen served as principal of Wiscassett elemen tary school. The retiring principal is a member of the Albemarle Rotary club and an active member of the Presbyterian church. He is also a talented writer and has had a number of stories and ar ticles published in national mag azines in recent years. At pres ent he is writing a column en titled “Your Child and His School”, which is carried in a number of leading North Caro lina newspapers. “The decision to accept this po sition was not an easy one. I have enjoyed living in Albe marle. In fact, it has come to be home, and I shall regret very much the distance which will separate me from my friends here,” the principal stated when asked about his leaving. Superintendent Grigg stated that the City School board ac cepted Mr. McFadyen’s resigna tion with a great deal of reluct ance, because of their regret at losing him from the Albemarle system. By Their Words “Spring’s when a student’s thoughts turn to ways for get ting but of class.”—Bob Gulledge. “A person should live as though he were going to die tomorrow, yet he should live as if he were never going to die.”—R. C. Hatley “They were a hard team^ to beat because they were all higher than we were.”—Ed Whitley. “When you visit different churches, you find that some will stand on songs and others will sit on them.”—Mr. McFadyen. “K we want to live, we had better get on the ball.” — Mr. Akers. “What do ya know—I’m early!” —Barbara Brown. “It sure is bad you’re leaving. We might get us a new principal we can’t handle.” — Max Lam bert (9th grader) to Mr. Mac. “If you girls will rearrange your anatomy, you might be more comfortable.”—Tom Lilly. “We gonna go to that gym on Friday night and we gonna take off our shoes, and we gonna stomp!”—Bob Youngblood. “If there’re any questions, I can’t answer them.”—Mrs. Cope land substituting for Miss Lentz. “Darling, are you comfort able?”—Harold Hudson to Joe McAnulty.

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