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Vol. 16—No. 2
Albemarle High School, Albemarle, N. C.
Friday, December 16, 1950
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1951 MIXED CHORUS—With the assistance of the Boys’
Chorus and Girls’ Chorus, seized as hosts to one hun
dred singers from Hickory high school last Thursday.
After a day of fun and practice, the approximately 200
students combined to present a concert of Christmas
carols to an audience that filled the high school audi
torium to over-flowing. Directing the day’s activities
and the concert were Paul B. Fry, Albemarle choral
director, and Landen Walker, director from Hickory.
Albemarle - Hickory Choruses Present Yule Concert
Hele an^ 'Thc^c
SALLY NEAL KLUTTZ talking
to Helen Harwood and Ann Tay-
jor: “Do you all want to ride up
town with me?”
, Helen: “No thanks, we’re in a
* * *
during full moon class
^hile teacher of the month was
°®ing selected, this conversation
George Causby : “Who’s an old
^^acher we haven’t used?”
^meaning one who has been in
AHS over a year).
Sidney Helms: “We haven’t
^sed Miss Lentz.”
Joe Whitley: “Heck, she ain’t
* * *
^ this little incident took
Place at Harmanco’s the other
.Bobby Austin: “I want some
Joe Whitley: “What kind?”
w Bobby: “Why tater pie, o’course.
*Vhat other kind air they?”
* 4: *
Don WAGNER TALKING to Ed
|.atterson after a ball game: “I
listened to that ballgame yes-
Ed: “Did they broadcast it?”
* * *
“Mr. fry has the most par-
^nts here,” remarked Dorothy
'^askin at Open House.
, How many parents does he
nave?” asked Myra Davis.
* ♦ *
Ninth graders were re-
lewing for a science test.
What’s a good definition for
atom?” Claude Grigg want-
‘That’s Eve’s husband,” Sher-
This happened while an-
nual pictures were being made.
Morris Hathcock: “How about
siying this to Jo Ann.”
Lillian Copley: “What it is?”
Morris: “Her slip.” (meaning
* * *
, jane little to Lib Elder,
ine way you hang your skirts
P IS a crying shame.”
qm “The way my skirts hang
^ nie is the worst shame.”
^ Ne 9):
During sociology this
onversation was heard:
1 Don Wooley: “Mr. Price, do
handed people stir coffee
their right hand?”
Price: “I suppose they do.”
JJon (laughing): “No, they
they stir coffee with a
Highlighting the Yuletide sea
son was the public concert of
Christmas music December 7 in
the AHS auditorium, presented
by the combined choirs of Hick
ory high school and Albemarle
high school under the direction
of Paul Fry, Albemarle, and Lan
den Walker, Hickory.
The harmony of the approxi
mately two hundred-voice choir
was heard in Christmas carols,
folk, and church music known
the world over.
The following songs were used:
“Fanfare for Christmas Day”,
“Silent Night”, “Joyous Carol”,
“Lullaby on Christmas Eve”,
“Christmas Hymn”, “We Wish
You a Merry Christmas”, “Carol of
the Bells”, “Deck the Hall”, “I
Wonder As I Wander”, “Go Tell
It On the Mountain”, “White
Christmas”, “O Come, All Ye
Faithful”, “God Rest You, Merry
Gentlemen”, “Luther’s Cradle
Hymn”, “We Three Kings”, “The
First Nowell”, “Hark, the Herald
Angels Sing”, “Joy to the World”,
“It Came Upon A Midnight
Clear”, “Angels We Have Heard
On High”, “O Come, O Come,
Emmanuel”, “Little Town of
In final preparation for the
concert, the Hickory choir spent
the entire $ay December 7 prac
ticing with the A.H.S. chorus
group, which was made up of the
Today Is Deadline
To '51 Crossroads
Subscriptions are now being
taken for the 1951 annual. Cross
roads, a down payment of $1.50
being required of all those de
The campaign for subscriptions
began December 5 and continued
through today. If an order has
not been placed, it should be done
before school gets out today, be
cause there will be no annuals
sold when they arrive if the down
payment has not been made.
The art staff has done an ex
cellent job of publicizing the an
nual, and its contents are well
known throughout the school.
Along with their job of promot
ing the sale of the annual, the
whole staff has worked hard to
have better drawings, cuter snap
shots, more interesting reading
material, and nicer photographic
mixed chorus, boys’ chorus, and
Several days preceding the con
cert, A.H.S. chorus committees
planned stage decorations, sup
per engagements for Hickory visi
tors, and the party which was
held in the cafeteria after the
Albemarle chorus will visit the
Hickory High for a return joint
concert next spring.
Christmas holidays will begin
December 16 and last through
A number of Junior Red Cross
boxes were distributed to the dif
ferent homerooms and filled to
be sent to the children of Europe.
The Albemarle Civitan club is
again offering a good citizen
award to the best citizen at AHS.
Students will be selected and
voted on by the senior class some
time in the spring.
'Kenny Brown has been chosen
Student Lion for December.
Charles Whitley and Sidney
Helms were Student Lions for the
month of October and November
Malcolm Lowder was this
year’s first Student Rotarian, be
ing selected for the honor dur
ing the month of November.
Win Show Pass
Since there have been many
requests for another Full Moon
contest, one is being carried on
page eight today.
This is based on well-known
sayings, gestures, and character
istics of people in school.
A show pass will be given to
the person submitting to Mrs.
Fry in room 74 the most correct
answers before school is out this
Needed Badly: Pass Key to Fort Knox
While theirs may not be equal
to Badin’s weekly $50,000 pay
roll, the students of the ninth,
tenth, eleventh and twelfth
grades spend an average of $2,-
584.40 each week, or $10,345.60 a
month, according to a survey
made recently by Mrs. Fry’s Full
Though eleventh grade boys,
with an average of $9.19 spend
ing money a week, spend inost,
senior boys and girls combined
outspend junior boys and girls.
On the average, students spend
more for meals per week than
for any other item. Apparently
girls eat more than boys, for the
eleventh grade girls spend $1.88,
which is more than any other
grade, while twelfth boys come
next with $1.74.
Keeping the roads hot to the
show seems to be the pastime of
most students, as on an aver
age they attend a moving pic
ture two and three times a week.
Football games and other amuse
ments are the students’ second
preference in entertainment.
About 55% of the A.H.S. teen
agers questioned give approxi
mately $.50 each week to the
church and different types of
charity. Others either don’t give
or ignored the question.
If you could push your way in
to any of the local drug stores af
ter school is out, you would un
derstand why the following
amounts are spent at the soda
fountain per week. Twelfth
boys top the list with $.61, and
tenth grade girls are tops with
$.47 for drinks. Candy comes
next, with tenth boys and
eleventh girls spending the most.
Chewing gum is also very
popular, especially in the school
A.H.S. boys average two packs
of cigarettes per week, while on
ly the senior girls listed spend
ing any money on them, but as
the roving eye has seen, plenty
more do smoke, including the
ninth and tenth graders.
From seeing all the good-look
ing girls roaming around A.H.S.,
it is understandable why so much
is spent on cosmetics.
After seeing the amount spent
on clothes, one would often
wonder why some of these best
dressed boys and girls can’t be
seen in Vogue. Since last August
15, $10,114.34 has been spent for
clothes in the eight home rooms
in which the poll was taken. Out
of that sum the twelfth grade
girls had the highest average,
with $99.52 per girl. The eleventh
grade girls came next, which
looks like girls dress more than
boys. But don’t think boys don’t
dress. You should see some of
them going to have their picture
made for the annual.
Even though they do spend a
lot, most students are thrifty,
saving from $1 to $5 per week.
Dr. J. D. Messick
Of ECTC To Speak
Dr. J. D. Messick, president Of
Eastern Carolina Teachers col
lege has been chosen speaker for
the commencement exercises of
the senior class on June 1. Dr.
Messick was one of several out
standing speakers suggested to
the class by Mr. Cashwell, Miss
Lentz, and a committee who took
suggestions from members of the
Although no one has been se
cured to deliver the baccalaureate
sermon, a Presbyterian will be in
vited, since a rotation system
is used at A.H.S. and this is the
year for a Presbyterian minister
Collis Hill and Ronnie Lucas
will be mascots at the graduation
ceremonies. They were chosen
from a group of six boys and
seven girls brought to school by
members of the class.
Collis is the daughter of Rev.
and Mrs. Woodrow W. Hill, and
Ronnie is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
P. L. Lucas.
If you can go by the number
of calling cards members of the
senior class have ordered, they
plan to do a lot of visiting
around graduation time. The
141 members of the senior class
have ordered almost 21,000 cards.
In County Survey
All students 15 years of age or
older and all faculty members
of A.H.S. were given chest X-
rays last Thursday free of charge
as a part of the X-ray survey noW
being made by the Stanly Health
Department and the Tuberculosis
The X-rays were taken in a
trailor unit which was hooked
to the school power line and
parked on the school grounds for
This trailor is a unit from the
State Board of Health which is
stationed in Stanly county from
December 7 through 22 and Jan
uary 3 through 13. During this
period all citizens of the county
will be given a chance to have
free chest X-rays.
By Their Words
“When are we going to have
a New Year’s dance?”—Bud Grif
“Every time we march in a
parade we get behind the horses
and have to dodge in and out.”—
Jo Ann Burrell.
“The band will be on the stage,
so we will have to sing down
“One time they tackled me so
hard that when I got up I saw
two men standing there, and
they both had the same num
“We don’t mind going to school;
it’s just the principal of the
“Joe, I will be thinking of you
and your French grades as I
walk down the aisle.” — Miss
Lentz to Joe Whitley.
“If we as individuals fail, our
nation, state, school and every
thing concerned will fail.”—Mr
“I had a dadbwam good time.”
—Malcolm Lowder, commenting
on Honor Society picnic.
“You look stupid enough with
out making faces.” — Mr. Ivey
while taking Booster’s club pic
“All the girls are getting mar
“The Pee Dee river is a nice
river to cross, if you are playing
“I thought it said ‘biggest all
’round’, and that’s why I voted
for Myra Davis.”—Lillian Copley,
“Marco Polo was the son of
the Polo brothers—one of them at