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Vol. 16 — No. 2 Albemarle High School, Albemarle, N. C. Friday, November 3, 1950
Open House To Be Held fit fiHS On Nov. 9th
Hickory Choir To Join AHS Chorus For Concert
NEWLY INITIATED MEMBERS—Into the Honor Society of Al
bemarle high schpol are pictured above. They are, front, left to
right—Martha Knight, Lois Lowder, Phyllis Kluttz, Betty Jean
Poplin and Jo Ann Burrell. Back, left to right—Don Wagner,
Rogert Scaggs, Malcolm Lowder and Tommy Morris.
—Cut courtesy News and Press.
Nine New Meznbezs Initiated
Into National Honor Society
WHILE DISCUSSING MARRI
AGE in Bible class, Miss Harrison
was trying desperately to defend
Women, who “Skip” McManus
thought should not have an edu
Miss Harrison: “Can’t you girls
^ think of anything to say?”
Dot Gaskin: “Yes, but we can’t
say it in here.”
4: 4: 4:
CAROLYN MILLER AND Mar
garet Brunson were talking in the
hall one day when this conversa
tion was overheard.
Carolyn: “Have you seen Frank
Margaret: “No, why would I
Carolyn: “Well, you kinda like
him, don’t you?”
Margaret: “Yes, but not half as
much as he likes himself.”
* * *
.REID McLENDON: “Hey, John-
iiy, you’re getting fat.”
Johnny Boyette: “That’s all
right; I don’t have to go to a cot
ton gin to weigh.”
* * *
“Can you help a girl in
trouble?” asked Virginia Brown.
“Sure,” readily agreed Mr.
Cashwell. “What kind do you
Want to get in?”
“SOMEONE*THINK OF some
thing funny. I don’t have my
P'ull Moon” said Dot Gaskin.
Carolyn Akers said, “Be patient,
I may say something real bright.”
Dot replied, “I can’t be that
, patient,' Carolyn.”
‘ Mr. fry WAS showing the
^ixed Chorus class how to use
their diaphram when they sing
When Bill Barnes chimed, “You
have an advantage over us, Mr.
^ry. We don’t have as much to
Mr. Fry was quick to answer,
“L>o the best with what you have.”
He * *
NELL HATLEY: “DID you see
those beautiful waves at Badin
Lake Saturday night, Dot?”
,Dot Gaskin: “What waves? I
didn’t see anything.”
4: 4: 4s
CHARLES WHITLEY: “ED,
look at your picture in the Full
Ed Patterson: “Think of the
lucky girls who will get to look
♦ * *
JOE WHITLEY: “Lib, would
: you like to go to the game with
Lib: “I’d love to.”
■ Joe to Skip: “See! I told you
she was like all the othfers.”
* * *
IN THE FOOTBALL game with
Harding, Ed Patterson made a
Spectacular touchdown by jump
ing over a group of stacked-up
_ Whit: “You saved the game,
Ed: “Just good blocking in the
* * *
A GOOD ANSWER FOR peo
ple who bum chewing gum was
heard in study hall when Myra
Davis asked Colleen Archer if
she had any gum.
“I have some A. B. C. gum,”
‘‘What kind is that?” asked
^yra, dubious about accepting it.
. “Already been chewed,” was
the OTHER DAY during a
discussion in study hall Myra
■ Davis said, “At our house we have
in the afternoons.”
“That’s nothing,” interrupted
prances Wingate, “we have it
tor supper sometimes.”
* ♦ *
MR. WILSON WAS putting up
^ sign in his homeroom which
Said, “Pay Your Dues Weekly”.
Nell Winn exclaimed, “Mr. Wil-
you have weekly spelled
Mr. Wilson looking at the sign
. Nell: “It should be w-e-a-k-l-y
^hstead of w-e-e-k-l-y.”
Will Spend Day
Albemarle high school choral
department will be host to ap
proximately one hundred guests
December 7, when the Hickory
high school choir comes here to
give a joint Christmas concert
with the A. H. S. choral group.
Scheduled to arrive some time
that morning, the Hickory sing
ers will spend the entire day
practicing with the A. H. S.
Mr. Fry’s choristers and pos
sibly other students will be hosts
to the Hickory group for lunch
and dinner. A party will be given
for them after school.
The concert, which will be pre
sented that night in the auditori
um, will be open to the public.
The program will be announced at
a later date.
Full Moon Stali
Chosen For Year
In addition to editor Phyllis
Kluttz and business manager Jane
Little, who had already been
chosen, the other staff members
were appointed recently,
The staff consists of: managing
editor, Jo Ann Burrell; news
editor, Myra Davis; feature edit
ors, Lib Elder and Nell Hatley;
sports editor, Charles McManus,
and advisor, Mrs. Paul B. Fry.
Reporters: Mary Lowder, Bill
Morris, Tommy Morris, Jane Rog
ers, Dorothy Gaskin, Jeweline
Holt, Blondell Lucas, Virginia
Brown, Martha Knight, and Bill
Feature Writers: Joe Whitley,
Charles Palmer, Anne Taylor
Helen Harwood, Angela Moncrief,
Frank Efird, Sidney Helms,
George Causby, and Elbert Whit
' Sports writers: Charles Whit
ley, Kenny Brown, John Reap,
Robert Scaggs, Buddy Donaldson,
and Don Wagner.
Assistant business managers:
Max Pennington and Alton Tal
bert, and circulation manager,
Thanksgiving holidays will be
observed by A. H. S. on November
23 and 24, according to Mr. Cash-
Girls basketball practice start
ed Monday, October 23. According
to Miss Schell, 65 girls went out.
Se * *
Induction of the officers and
members of the Hi-Y and Tri-Hi-
Y clubs of A. H. S. will be held
November 12, at the Lutheran
church. The public is invited to
attend the service which begins
at 7:30 p. m.
Did you know that Joe DiMag-
gio is a boxer and Dean Acheson
a news reporter? We didn’t
either, but obviously someone
thought so as these were answers
given in a recent test in which
members of the journalism class
were asked to identify thirty-
three men and women who have
been prominent in current news
Naturally the whole class was
able to identify President Tru
man, Douglas MacArthur, Joseph
Stalin, Charlie Justice, and Walt
We’re not bragging, though, be
cause Inglis Fletcher, an out
standing author, and Syngman
Rhee, ruler of South Korea, got
only one guess each; and John
In Auto Accident;
Mrs. N. A.. Hayes, A.H.S. En
glish teacher, has been forced to
resign as the result of an auto
mobile accident which occurred
near Mooresville last Saturday
when she, with her husband and
two friends, was on the way to
Mrs. Hayes, the most seriously
injured of the four, has a broken
vertebra and will be in a cast
for from 4' to 6 months..
Mr. Hayes was badly bruised
and is suffering from shock.
They are both still in the hos
pital in Mooresville, but will be
brought to the Stanly County
hospital in the next few days.
The friends who were travel
ing with them were unin
No definite plans have as yet
been made for filling ’the va
cancy caused by Mrs. Hayes’
Foster Dulles, U. S. representa
tive to the United Nations, receiv
ed only two correct answers, and
by the way, someone thought he
was the Russian representative.
It seems that everyone would
be reading the war reports, but
four people could not identify the
38th parallel, and some slightly
confused person thought Nehru,
prime minister of India, was a
town in Korea.
Gordan Gray or Gordan Mac-
Rae? Names are rather confusing,
and Gordan Gray, president of U.
N. C., was mistaken for Gordan
MacRae, the singer. The same
goes for J. Waties Waring, for
someone thought he was Fred
Waring, the musician.
Harry Byrd, senator from Vir-
Nine new members were tap
ped into the A. H. S. chapter of
the National Honor, Society Fri
day, October 13. They were
Martha Knight, Jo Ann Burrell,
Lois Lowder, Phyllis Kluttz, Bet
ty Jean Poplin, Tommy Morris,
Robert Scaggs, Malcolm Lowder,
and Don Wagner.
The five seniors who were tap
ped into the society last spring
followed Mr. Cashwell to the
stage’ as Mr. Fry played “Largo”
as a processional. The president,
Ed Patterson, read Psalm 15 and
Harold Hudson sang “The Lord’s
Talks on Character, Scholar
ship, Leadership and Service were
given by Jane Rogers, Dorothy
Gaskin, Charles Litaker, and Ann
After the new members were
tapped, they repeated the oath,
led by Mr. Cashwell. The secre
tary, Jane Rogers, then read the
complete enrollment of the Honor
Society of Albemarle high school.
The program was concluded as
the old and new members follow
ed Mr. Cashwell out of the audi
torium as Mr. Fry played “The
Lost Chord” as a recessional.
ginia, was thought to be an ad
miral, a communist spy, and—can
you beat this — Keith Byrd’s
This class, however, seems to
keep up to date with football, as
only a few missed Coaches Carl
Snavely and “Peahead” Walker.
Delegate to Britian, gambler,
or communist — which is Jim
Konstanty? Since he is pitcher
for the Phillies, we doubt if he
would have time to be , any of
these wrong answers.
After considering the numerous
answers given, the students de
cided that there are a number in
the class,who are really news con
scious, but the others, well — the
funnies must get all their atten
Big Event During
In connection with National
Education Week, A. H. S. will
hold open house for parents on
Thursday night, November 9, at
7:00 p. m.
Since the high school has no P.-
T. A. as the elementary schools
do, the Student Council is spon
soring this affair for parents of
children in high school, primarily.
It will be an opportunity for par
ents to visit home rooms and look
over the school.
The parents will register in the
home room in which their child
is enrolled. Two guides will be
in each home room to show them
around the school if they wish to
Each home room will have two
prizes, and there will be one
grand prize, all donated by Albe
marle rrierchants. Parents eligi
ble for the grand prize will be
ones who are registered in the
home room that has the greatest
Refreshments will be served in
the cafeteria, and later the guests
will assemble in the auditorium
for the drawing of names for the
prizes and for a musical program
under the direction of Mr. Spen
cer Hatley and Mr. Fry.
On Thursday morning, Novem
ber 9, the school will have a clean
up, to prepare for the open house.
Virginia Brown Is
Virginia Brown, a very popular
senior, was recently chosen to
represent Albemarle at the Free
dom Carrousel, which will be held
in Charlotte on November 16.
Virginia is the president of the;
Boosters’ club, a member of the
Dramatics club, and a first alto
in Mr. Fry’s Mixed Chorus. She
supports AHS in many other
ways, including being on the Full
Moon staff and being a cheer
Virginia’s escort while in Charl
otte will be Jim Ivey, who will ac
By Their Words
“Donald Tucker, I believe your
tongi^e is loose at both ends to
day.” — Mrs. Hunt.
“I get farther away from that
tardy bell every day.” — Junior
“You boys watch out; football
is rough.” — Harding team to A.
H. S. team.
“I’m going to put my books up
and then come back and take my
clothes off.”—Myra Davis (mean
ing her raincoat).
“No one ever says anything
queer around here.” — Angela
“I put a coat of dirt on my car
to protect the paint.”—R. C. Hat
“Lett’s not give the visitors a
bad time by trying to climb un
der or over the fence.” — Mr.
“I went over to the hospital
yesterday to see my new neice,
and while I was looking at all
the babies, I saw an unformed
baby.” — Morris Hathcock, mean
“I didn’t get tapped, but I got
pinched.” — Henry Boone.
“I’d rather walk down the aisle
on graduation night in a gray
gown and with 50-cents in my
pocket then in a white one with
out a cent.” — Donald Woolly.
News Conscious, Or Funny Paper Fans?