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THE FULL MOON
May 5, 1950
THE FULL MOON
Published Monthly by Members of Mrs. Fry’s First
Period English Class
Editor Roy Holt
News Editor Harry Pawlik
Managing Editor Jane Bullock
Feature Editor Jo Fox
Sports Editor Henry Forrest
Reporters—Attrice Rich, Marie Roscoe, Allen Tindall, Ellene Hol
brook, Bernice Crump, Boyd Furr, Henry Efird, Hattie Tucker,
Jean Bullock, Conrad Crotts.
Feature Writers—k^ranford Hathcock, Gene Laughter, George Lee,
Bob Morton, Connie McLain, Barbara Setzler, Mary Helen Coop
er, Bob Youngblood, Gaynelle Chandler, Dwight Cranford.
Sports Writers—Stancil Aldridge, John Helms, Bill Kluttz, Carroll
Business Manager - Sara Skidmore
Assistant Business Managers Earle Griffin, Howard Plyler
Circulation Manager Mary Lamar
Sponsor - Mrs. Paul B. Fry
A Job Well Done
Albemarle high school will suffer a great loss in its prin
cipal Henry McFadyen, who is leaving the school to take a
post as director of public relations and research for the N.C.E.A.
Mr. McFadyen has been with the Albemarle school system
for fifteen years, of which he spent nine years as A. H. S.
Mr. McFadyen has meant a great deal to students of Albe
marle High. He is never too busy to discuss any problems. He
believes in democracy and training for life in a democracy, and
therefore lets students make decisions as far as possible.
Mr. McFadyen has an interest in all phases of school life.
He has taught classes in English, history, and sociology. Coach
ing plays and the B-team football team proved as interesting
to him as his interest in music. Besides being sponsor of the
Student Council and advisor of the high school magazine, Mr.
McFadyen has shown knowledge and understanding of the whole
school picture as proven in this column “Your Child and the
School”, which appears in six leading newspapers of the state.
Albemarle High has been very fortunate to have had Mr.
McFadyen on the faculty this long. His leaving will be a great
loss to the school, and he will be hard to replace.
We wish to thank Mr. McFadyen for a job well done and
want him to know that the best wishes of students and faculty
go with him to his new job.
May I Have the Floor?
“Mr. Chairman, I would like to nominate Jim Stover for
president of A. H. S.”
That cry will soon echo through the auditorium of A. H. S.
and Central schools. The elections for next year’s officers will
be under way.
These elections are not to be taken lightly; their purpose
is far from being to give the students amusement and excuses
for skipping class. Their purpose is to give the students a
lesson in democracy, and primarily to set the course of this
school for next school term.
This year the election will be most important. A new prin
cipal will be In our ranks next year, and he’s not going to be
as familiar with our school’s political functions as Mr. Mac is.
He will need someone to show him how we work around here.
Therefore our new officers should be persons well-informed on
school politics. They should know their way around at A. H. S.,
and they should be of character beyond reproach.
These elections are going to be very important to the school
next year. The Juniors especially should give them careful
consideration, as the president will come from their class. Let’s
all think about this thing, and when the time comes, elect some
good school officers for next year.
Future at Stake
There’s a future at stake. It could easily be yours or mine.
A scornful voice raised in protest against homework and other
school work is often the beginning of a lifelong habit detrimental
to a successful future. It’s a habit we are all guilty of at
some time or other, that habit of doing only the easiest things
and leaving the harder ones for someone else.
We often ask, “Why worry about our grades or what we
shall do after we are out of school?” And that’s where we make
our mistake. Time has a way of slipping by us so swiftly that
we often wish we could go back and start again. But we can’t.
Once we are out of school we can never make up those lost hours
spent in finding some way to get out of studying.
Yes, fun’s important, and so is high scholarship. So instead
of scornful voices, let’s do our part of hard and tedious things
that will raise our scholastic standing.
Of all the seasons in the year, spring takes the cake for
making students drowsy and lazy. Spring has sprung, and stu
dents falter! Everyone walks around in a daze and the reason
isn’t love! Students begin classes with two eyes half shut and
end classes with half an eye open
Teachers slow down their gait and become a little discour
aged with the attitude of the class. Morning classes pass with
out too much indication of fatigue, but the afternoon classes indi
cate a lack of interest and a dire need for sleep!
Why not stay awake the rest of the year, students? If we
can get through exams and other trying experienqes, surely we
can hold out for several weeks more!
Let’s try to give an alert appearance and make our school
look like a school instead of a rest home!
Let's Read Books
The new books that have been
arriving for the last few weeks
have been circulating as fast as
possible. Twenty of these books
have been on short loans thirteen
times each in four weeks.
Some of the most popular ones
are Gay Melody, by Kiser; Marcia,
Private Secretary, by MacDonald;
Gandy, by White; You Gan’t Tell
About Love, by Olds; Joan Foster,
Sophomore, by Calver; Divided
Heart, by Lewiton. These books
have twenty-three reserves each.
Along with the baseball season
came several new baseball stories.
Starting Pitcher, by Duane Deck
er, is the story of Eddie Lasky, as
plucky a shortstop as you can find
in the big leagues. ^
High Inside, by R. G. Emery,
tells of Cleve Coleman, who
wound up his college career with
a no-hit, no-run game.
Jeff Royce’s amazing first-seas
on record of twenty-three victor
ies and two losses and his myster
ious dissappearance are related in
The Winning Pitch, by Sidney
Jackson Scholy gives a new
drama on the diamond and victory
of Ken Holt’s own spirit in Field
er From Nowhere.
Refusing to face the fact that
she may never recover, Marsh
Evans, a polio victim, rebels
against the Foundation and the
world in general; but gradually
through struggling against person
al problems, she develops a better
understanding of the real values
of life in Triumph^ Glear, by Lor
Bride o\f Fortune, by Harnett
Kane, is a novel based on the vivid
life of Varint Davis, the First
Lady of the Confederacy.
How does it feel to stand on the
edge of a breathless, wonderful
world of youth, and then sudden
ly vanish — to have to take your
place among the on-lookers in
stead of the participants? Kathy
Storm, just seventeen and a fresh
man in college, found out when
she was stricken with polio in The
Trembling Years, by Elsie Oakes
When a girl shows a little more
spice than sugar, see what hap
pens in Sugar and Spice, by Lor
Disillusioned, seeing nothing
ahead but the backbreaking work
on the limitations of the Ridge,
Hod Pierce finds personal freedom
in the Army. Then the war and
Mary . . . Later the city, marriage,
an important job, success. He had
come far from the barefooted
mountain boy, but had he come to
his own place in The Enduring
Hills, by Janice Holt Giles?
Are you an introvert or an ex
trovert? If you aren’t sure, then
read “Should You Change Your
Character” in the April Coronet.
The March 25 State features
Oakboro with its several prosper
ous industries, neat and attrac
tive homes, and fine back country.
If you are interested in learn
ing some new tactics in tennis,
then read “Gorgeous Gussey’s
tennis secrets as told to Jeane
Hoffman McIntosh in “You Can
Play Better Tennis” in the May
Several good baseball stories
are in the May issue of Holiday.
* * *
Roy Holt, Catherine Atkins, and
Marie Roscoe attended the an
nual convention of the North Caro
lina High School Library Associ
ation in Lumberton March 24 and
In the first general session Miss
Margaret Kalp, Professer of Lib
rary Science, University of North
Carolina, addressed the group,
using the subject, “Library Work
As a Profession”.
At the banquet Friday night Dr.
I. G. Greer, executive vice-presi
dent of the Business Foundation
of North Carolina, entertained the
group by singing several ballads,
trying to create an interest in the
ballads of the Deep South.
In the business meeting Satur
day officers were elected for the
Question: If You Could Live Over One
Incident In Your Life, What Would It Be?
“Law me! The day that Mr.
Grigg called me to ask me to
teach at A. H. S.” — Miss Lentz.
“The Concord football game
last year.” — Jean Bailey. (Who
were you with, huh?)
“A weekend I spent in Lumber
ton.” — Carolyn Williams
“Same weekend as Carolyn.” —
Sally Ausband (What happened
“I don’t know. Ask somebody.”
— Lillian Copley
“The first time I saw the
ocean.” — Virginia Helms
“Girl Scout camp on Morrow
Mountain last year.” — Sandra
“Night of the Sophomore Hop.”
(??) Nancy Morrow
“The weekend I spent at dear
old Wake Forest.” — Jane Cog-
gin. (Who goes to Wake Forest,
“Uh-I don’t know! I’ll think
about it.” Gaynelle Chandler
“I’d live some of the good times
I’ve had this year over again. •—
Jo Anne Watkins
“The day Kenny gave me his
class ring.” — Carol Herrin
“The first night I dated Bill.”
— Jane Russell. (Was that Bill’s
“Easter weekend ; this year.”
— Nancy Austin
“Going to the beach last Sept
ember when the moon was full.”
— Betty Boone
“ A niotorboat ride on the Stono
River.” — Miss Morrow
“I know, but I’m not going to
tell YOU.” — Ellene Holbrook
“The day I went to Chester
field, S. C.” — Patsy Williford
“Last Christmas.” — Marilyn
“The Sophomore Hop.” — Joyce
“Easter Monday night in the
Kannapolis Y. M. C. A..” — Bar
bara Smith. (What were you
doing in the Y. M. C. A. ??)
“Basketball season, specially
the bus trips.” — Sue Barringer
“The day Mr. Hatley said I
could be in his Chemistry class.”
— Joe Whitley
“The day I had my first argu
ment.” — Bill Barnes. (He won’t
tell what the argument was.)
“Heck! I wouldn’t live any of it
over.” — Booge Bowers
“When I received my college
diploma.” — Mr. R. C. Hatley
“The Jr. - Sr. prom this year.”
— Cranford Hathcock
“It’s hard to say. My trip to
Florida with the scouts, I guess.”
— Charles Litaker.
“The time I fell in the river.”
— Jr. Josey
“I’d miss a World History test
again.” — Jimmy Skidmore
“October 23, 1949.” — Buddy
“The J"r. - Sr. prom this year.”
— Howard Plyler (It was fun,
“When Jane got tapped.”—Lar
“When I went on a swimming
party with ???” — Doug Archer.
(With who, Doug?)
“The time I was in a fashion
show and I got the most ap
plause.” — Neil Graham
“Well, I was mighty proud the
day I was elected principal of the
High School, so that’s the one.”
— Mr. McFadyen
“The time I won a nickel from
Mary Lamar by not buying any
thing from her at the drug store.”
— Jimmy Page
“Going with the band on trips.”
— Ronnie Curlee
“Part of my life with the army.”
“Last football season.” — Bob
“The time I passed a car on a
runaway horse.” Hinky Springer
“The first time I idssed my
girl.”—Donnie Wooley. (Which
“The weeks I spent at Morrow
Mountain working as an amateur
archaeolgist or the time .”
— Jimmy Lilly.
Fall has fell,
Winter has went.
Spring has sprung;
Ain’t that the time for love?
Most of the students seem satisfied with their present affairs,
but for those who aren’t, maybe they’ll find their match in our
lonely hearts column.
I am 17 years old and a senior. I have a position at Merit’s
Shoe Store on Saturday; therefore I take my dates to the swankiest
“joints.” My girl must be able to sing Be Bop. Phone 894.
Dear Lucky Women,
I am 18 years old (almost)., handsome, wealthy, congenial,
sought after, and lonely. I need a gal bad! If you think yourself
qualified to apply for the position as my companion, you may
be able to arrange an interview with me by calling 357.
Since I spend most of my time playing tennis I don’t have
time to make many acquaintances; so if you look like Henry Car
penter phone 789-W. (Henry, why don’t you try that number?)
Dear Boys, i
Maybe I don’t play football like my brother; but I can surely
talk about it. Phone 1164-R. (One at a time please.)
Make your reservations to ride in my yellow Plyrrlouth con
vertible now. I’ll get my license in 1952. Phone 1101.
If you admire sophisticated women, smart women, a woman
that knows a lot about figures, call 75 and ask for Miss Caughman.
It makes no difference to me if you are ugly, because I’ll
take off my glasses and never know the difference. You must have
muscles, for my car breaks down frequently. Phone 774-W.
Although I usually date juniors and seniors, I’m sure I
can get along with the lower classmen as well. Call me at
Tate’s and ask for Jeanette.
Connie says that she’s gonna be at the beach this summer;
so I’m gonna need something to make Albemarle more inter
esting. Call 620-W and make your reservations early.
Dear Girls, ,
Do you like to receive letters? Come get acquainted now so
you’ll be sure to get some from State next year. Phone 79 for free
stationery. Hey, “Princess”, I’ll even buy a typewriter for you.
Do you like to take your date to the movies? Remember I
get in free (at the Stanly, that is.) Anyhow, what could be better
than seeing me and Lash LaRue at the same time? Send me a
wire at the Lillian Apartments.
Do you think you’re “hot stuff”? Is your heart on fire? Call
391 and we’ll help you.
Hope you all have a telephone book!