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THE FULL MOON
May 31, 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
The members of “The Full Moon” staff dedicate this senior issue
to Mrs. Paul B. Fry. Our advisor has spent much of her time in
helping us muke the paper readable. This devoted service to us and
the school will not soon be forgotten.
Hats Off To
Anne Milton and Harry Pawlik, who won the Babe Ruth
Bob Barringer, who won the Civitan club Good Citizen Award.
Mary Helen Cooper, who was chosen D.A.R. Good Citizen.
Conrad Crotts for winning a state scholarship to Juilliard
Perlene Hartsell for being chosen All-State guard for the
Henry Forrest, who won the district Safety contest.
Dorothy Gaskin and Jane Rogers, who were chosen to attend
Harold Hudson and Joe McAnulty for winning the individual
Bob Youngblood, Bill Kluttz, and Sara Skidmore for State
Joyce Crowell and Jimmy Austin for being chosen queen
and king for Field Day.
Miss Teague, waitresses, entertainers, and the pickaninnies
at the Senior banquet.
Miss Matheson, decorators, and speakers at the Senior banquet.
Mr. R. C. Hatley and Mrs. Lyke for giving the Science Fair.
Mr. Fry and Mr. Spencer Hatley for an outstanding Spring
Mrs. Fry, who advised on the Full Moon and Crossroads,
Mr. Webb for a successful year for intramural sports.
Mrs. Peiffer and the Senior play cast.
Mr. Fry, Mrs. Peiffer, Mrs. Almond, and ninth grade operetta
Mr. McFadyen for the nine successful years as principal of
A. H. S.
Lois Lowder for winning the History medal.
Jane Rogers for being cTiosen candidate to represent the
Albemarle Lions club at the state convention as a candidate for
The Full Moon and the Annual staff.
The five juniors who were tapped into the National Honor
All winners in Field Day events.
All ladies and the help in the cafeteria.
The janitors and maids for a good job of cleaning. '
Bob Hope once said of the human race, “People are great.”
We seniors would like to say the same thing to the students of
A. H. S., “You are great.” We’ve enjoyed working and living
with you here and we hope that you’ll remember us.
There are a few ways in which AHS could be a better
place in which to go to school. The “class of 50” hasn’t done
too much about these conditions, but we’ll tell you about them
and hope maybe you’ll clean them up. They are:
School spirit—^We have good athletic teams, but there is no
support. This a blackeye for us. Get a little pep and sweat
Groups—There are too many of these groups here at AHS and
they aren’t helping the school or students a bit. Co-operation
is what’s needed to run a school right, and without it there’s going
to be a big mess. Less jealousy and more friendliness will get
you farther along in high school.
Studies—Those of you going to college, especially, had better
bear down or you’ll wake up and find it’s too late. Some of our
classes have found that out the hard way, and they don’t feel too
good about it. It doesn't pay to be ignorant.
Maybe there are other ways in which AHS isn’t up to par, but
they are few and far between. We, the Seniors, just wanted to
let you know how we feel about some things. We hope we are
leaving the school a little better, and hope and believe you’ll do
Your Support Is Needed
Last week you chose your school officers for next year. Next
year you will choose’ your class officers and other officers of
different kinds. Most of them will be starting out fresh and new
next year and they are going to need some help.
You have given them your support during their campaigns,
so next year when they really need your support, help them as
much as possible.
You have chosen a good slate of officers and they will do a
good job next year, but they will need the support of the whole
school. So let’s get behind our officers next year and give them
a little boost.
I do not want the year to end
without my thanking you again
for the handsome wrist watch you
presented me. Of course I thanked
you at the time it was given to me,
but I was so surprised that I am
not sure that I expressed myself
I have enjoyed it tremendously
the two weeks I have been wear
ing it, and it will always serve to
remind me of the pleasant years
that I spent at Albemarle High
4 I extend my sincere thanks and
best wishes to each student and
to the school as a whole.
H. C. McFadyen
The library has received the
1949 Current Biography. Some of
the people featured in it are:
Bernice Kelly Harris, a N. C.
Writer of folkplays and novels.
Robert Ripley, a well-known
cartoonist and originator of the
famous “Believe It or Not”.
Gordon Gray, new president of
the University of North Carolina.
Fairfax Downey, author of
Seventh’s Staghound, Army Mule,
War Horse, Jezebel the Jeep, and
Dog of War.
Walter Farley, the man who
studies and writes about horses—
the author of the Black Stallion
Genevieve Fox, who wrote Sir
Winfred GrenfeVs biographic and
such farm stories as Mountain Girl
Come Home and Green Treasure.
Dalia Goetz, a South American
travel writer and author of Half
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Did You Know?
That the library has added 300
new books to its collection this
That it subscribes to forty-one
magazines for students in addition
to those for teachers.
That thirteen students work in
the library one period each day.
That the total book circulation
for this year is 18,351.
That Miss Holbrook has been
librarian at the high school for
That the eighth graders read
more than any other class in
That there are seventeen eighth
That the magazine circulation
is over 2,000 this year.
That the library has 5,534 books.
That the two most useful refer
ences books in addition to the
dictionaries and encyclopedias are
the World Almanac and the Lin
coln Library of Essential informa
That just as a department store
keeps each kind of merchandise
together, the library keeps each
kind of books together by the
Dewey Decimal System.
The eighth grade has several
outstanding readers. The students
reading the most books this year
‘are Janet Glover, 58; Sally Crook,
53; Marshaline Smith, 46; Pattie
Almond, 34; Shirley Mitchel, 32;
and Mary Foreman, 32.
If you are interested in making
your vacation profitable, then
read “make your School Vacation
Pay” in the May, Reader’s Digest.
Girls, to keep up with the sum
mer fashions see them in the May
The June Good Housekeeping
carries thirty-two pages of vaca
What Do You Consider the Highlight
OI Your High School Career?
“Honor Society tapping, Jr. Sr.
proms, and the Senior Banquet”—
“The Science Fair this year and
the Senior Banquet”.
— Attrice Rich.
“The Senior play (backstage)
and the Senior Banquet”.
— Hattie Tucker.
“I remember so many things!
Cheerleading, Honor Society, Mar
shal ...” — Jane Bullock.
“All my junior year because I
was getting to know everybody
here and had such good times”
— Jo Fox.
“The morning after the ban
quet.” — Ellene Holbrook.
“Meeting everybody and well,
just everything! — Mildred Kelly.
“When I got my diamond.” —
“My Junior year.” — Barbara
“The Senior play.” — Virginia
“My study hall and library
work.” — Alline Dennis.
“The Senior banquet.” Jaunita
"Spring concert last year.” —
“When the girls’ trio got a sup
erior rating last year.” — Peg
“No specific thing — everything
stands out in my memory.” — Ann
“I don’t know of any particular
one except ushering for the senior
play. They all stand out.” —
“All the days in study hall.”
— Mary Rose Rummage.
“The Senior Banquet.” — Peggy
“My senior year, because it took
me that long to realize how much
I love Albemarle High school and
how I will miss it after I’m gone.”
— Mary Helen Cooper.
“The Senior Banquet and all the
fun I’ve had.” — Louise Russell.
Senior banquet, Jr. - Sr. prom
this year, all the women—Howard
Miss Lentz’s French II class —
Football games — Bob Young
Mr. Hatley’s jokes (?) — Gene
Basketball season this year —
The banquet (and after), the
Jr. - Sr. prom, football — I’ll re
member it all.—Dwight Cranford.
When I graduate — If I do —
Football, the Jr. - Sr. proms,
and the Senior banquet — John
Passing Jr. English under Miss
Eunice Reece — Bob Morton.
All the sports — Bill Kluttz.
The Jr. - Sr. prom this year —
Going to the beach after the Jr.
Sr. prom this year — Hoyle Gil
Slipping out of
study hall —
The Senior Banquet — Max
Signing up for French — Sid
When I met my girl — Fred
The night after the Jr. - Sr.
when I went to the beach — Tom
The Jr. - Sr. this year — Bill
Ha! Ha! The first time I made
boys’ quartet — Henry Forrest.
, Becoming a Senior — Stancil
My first day at Albemarle High
school and when I was elected
vice-president of the school and
when I won the Babe Ruth award
All the dances I’ve attended, the
Senior banquet, and all of my sen
ior year, because I’ve had so much
fun — Allen Tindall.
Table Is Bought
For New Hospital
Students of Albemarle High
school will be proud to know that
from the donations given two
years ago for the new Stanly
County Hospital a fracture table
with a plaque and the following
inscription has been placed in the
This Unit Given
in Memory of
Those Albemarle High School
Who Gave Their Lives
For Their Country
Students of Albemarle High
As “Auld Lang Syne” echoes through the halls of A. H. S.
we, the class of ’50 are sure we’ll never forget—
The “newness” of the eighth grade. How we learned to jit-
terbrg at the Youth Center (Doris Barnes and Henry Efird could
“cut” a mean rug!) All the girls had crushes on Jack Lee that
year and all the boys on football. Gene Laughter was the quietest
boy in Mrs. Ivey’s room and made all A’s. Larry Lowder wasn’t
in love. Lauretta Plyler and Henry Forrest started dating. How
we disliked “Conservation of North Carolina”, but loved scavenger
hunts, playing post office (Cranford Hathcock acquired a tech
nique), and Johnny Knight just loved everyone.
Mildred Kelly made her appearance in the ninth grade and
taught us how to play tennis. Sara Skidmore and Perlene Hart
sell started playing basketball. Mary Helen became cheer leader
and has yelled her lungs out for us since. How General Math
almost got us down, but §ara Frances Poplin still managed to
make A’s. Kathleen Hudson was a whiz at General Science and
made up her mind to be a Madam Einstein.
Jean and Jane Bullock and Betty Boone joined the cheer
leading crew in the tenth grade. Harry Pawlik joined us and has
been a very welcome member of the gang. Bill Kluttz started ac
quiring football fame. Monzelle Talbert and Ed Whitley became
better acquainted at a Home Ec banquet. Barbara Smith had
her first date. Miss Michael’s home room won the intramural
basketball trophy. Bobby Cree came over from Concord and joined
the band. Biology was our favorite subject. Elbert Morton, Bry
ant Stallings, Allen Tindall, Kenneth Willis, Jean Bailey, and
Paul “Krupa” Barrier really showed off at Stunt Night. We had
our first Field Day, and Fred Braswell, Tommy Lilly, Bob Morton,
and many others helped us sophomores win second place.
Then we were Juniors! Bill Grigg, our president, led us to
plan our “Blue Moon” Junior-Senior. Mrs. Stovall was a won
derful sponsor. Jo Fox joined us from Raleigh and told us about
“Dook”. Barbara Brown started getting crushes on Senior boys.
Doug Archer and Paul Suggs shone on our tennis team. Terrell
Crisco and Joyce Crowell started dating. Elbert Holt and Bob
Youngblood gained fame with the "Bulldog” football team. Hoyle
Gilbert gave Miss Reese a.fit trying to make a party girl out of
her. Pretty Norma Efird was elected Miss Merry Christmas,
intramural sports were fun, weren’t they Jimmy Kelly, Frank
Hopkins, Jimmie Hathcock, Stancil Aldridge, Jimmie Austin, Ken
neth Tucker, Bill Baucom, Lamar Bowers, Willie Crisco, Bernice
Crump, and Catherine Taylor? Bobbie Watson joined our basket
ball team from Norwood. What about that Junior football team
the girls had—huh, Mary Lamar (your long legs came in mighty
handy!), Anne Milton (your good sportsmanship showed up even
then), Betty Jo Sprinkle (we didn’t call you “brick wall” for
nothing!), and Marlene Page, who added her cuteness to the
team? Remember when the girls put pn yeller bonnets and served
the ’49 ers? Two more long-legged gals from our crew, Frances
Hinson and Janet Deese, joined the varsity basketball team that
year, and we were mighty proud of the showing that they made
for the “fiighty” Juniors. Then we elected our ideal, Bob Bar-
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