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The Full Moon
Vol. 17. No. 2
Albemarle High School, Albemarle, N. C.
Heu and 'Jhe’ie Open House Will Be Held fit AHS November 13
AN ODD LOOKING box mys
teriously made its appearance on
Mr. Lentz’s desk.
It was sent by an unknown
admirer and caused very much
interest and excitement among
the pupils. Mr. Lentz opened
the cusiosity during second
period, and the pupils became
wide-eyed and open-mouthed at
the creature staring at them.
Mr. Lentz, upon deciding his
present couldn’t be used in the
furtherance of his sociology
course, sent the tiny, black bat
he had received down to Mrs.
Lyke, the biology teacher.
THIS LITTLE REMARK was
overheard the other day.
Betty Brunson: “Ann Reeder,
will you carry Henry home?”
Bruce Lowder: “Do you think
she can make it?”
GREEN PAINT WILL soon
cover table seven in the physics
lab if the girls are allowed to
Lindsay Jones, poor victim of
Doris Rogers and Nancy Haynes,
with the “paint-everything” glint
in their eyes, charged out of room
18 with green fingers. He was
only one of such creatures who
had the misfortune to get near
two low flying paint brushes.
Lindsay’s only comment was:
“Women shouldn’t be allowed
with those things!”
AS AN EXCUSE for not hav
ing his homework in French the
other day, Leslie Swanner offer
ed this explanation: “The pages
were torn out of my book and I
could not do it.”
To which an unsympathetic
classmate replied: “That’s nice.
How long did it take you to tear
ANN DANIEL, AFTER being
stopped two nights in succession
by a highway patrolman, did not
consider the prank of two senior
boys very funny.
Going home from Tri-Hi-Y last
week, Ann was not the least sur
prised to hear a siren behind her,
so sl^e proceeded to pull over and
stop; Doug Knotts and Bruce
Lowder jumped out of the police
car, took her to the police sta
tion, and told them she was driv
ing without a license and had
After the police and the two
boys got their enjoyment out of
teasing Ann, she abruptly got
into her car and drove off.
IT HAPPENED ON the trip to
“Oh, Sue,” exclaimed Jane Rus
sell, “look at those white pigs!”
“Jane, those aren’t pigs,” Mr.
Pry corrected; “they are sheep!”
Conducted In AHS
Educational guidance programs
have been added to the schedules
of the students of AHS this year
to help the students solve cer
tain problems which are of im
portance to them. These guid
ance programs are conducted in
the homerooms once a week, on
Wednesday mornings, and are
received by most of the students
With a great deal of interest.
Each class is discussing a dif
ferent subject. The freshmen
^re asking themselves “What
Good Is High School?” and the
sophomores are trying to learn
^ “Streamline Your Reading.”
The juniors are concerned with
“Should You Go To College?”
''^hile the seniors are thinking
^bout the problem of “Growing
The seniors have been having
^ special speaker, Mr. Everette
«eam, to conduct a discussion
on the subject of “Growing Up
SENIOR LIBRARY CLUB, composed of high school library assistants. Front row: Mary Foreman,
O'Lema Aldridge, president; Mickey Morton, vice-president; Betty Russell, Marian Stiller, Carrie
Mae Russell. Back row: Doris Luther, Jo Stallings, Susie Skidmore, Sandra Westerlund, Kath
erine Shaver, Janice Scott, Carolene Burris, Shirley Lambert.
For November 16
“Hearts and Blossoms,” a comic
operetta in two acts, will be
given by the ninth grade chorus
November 16 under the direction
of Mr. Paul B. Fry, choral di
The operetta is the story of a
widow who is spending the sum
mer with her daughters at a
summer resort. She is outrag
ed at the fact that her younger
daughter is in love with a poor,’
but promising, young lawyer.
The widow believes in dreams,
and the young lawyer has a
brilliant idea of inventing a
dream in order to keep the widow
and her two daughters at the
resort. This, however, leads to
a very confusing feud, in which
the family becomes deeply in
volved. Finally the feud dies in
spite of the confusion, and the
widow also changes her atti
The cast of characters of
“Hearts and Blossoms” is as fol
lows: Mrs. Manning, the widow,
Sandra Westerlund; June, her
older daughter, Joan Renger;
Marie, the younger daughter,
Elaine Lowder; Mr. Matthew
Brandon, a very absent-minded
Thanksgiving holidays are No
vember 22 and 23.
* :|c 4:
AHS Mixed Chorus will give
a concert at the Covenant Pres
byterian church in Charlotte on
Sunday, December 2.
* ♦ *
The seniors have recently or
dered their calling cards.
* * *
The Student Lion for this
month is Keith Byrd and the
Student Rotarian is Jimmy Skid
* * *
Mr. Paul Lentz, who recently
underwent an operation at the
Stanly County hospital, is back
in school now.
young man, Dwayne Harrington;
Philip Brandon, his nephew, Ed
ward Hatley; Jerry Higgins, the
young lawyer. Jack Fuller; Ma-
lindy, a young lady of color, Pat
Allen; Samson Bonapart, an
ebony hued bell boy, Charles
Eileen, Marian Stiller; Betty,
Judy Scaggs; Bruce, John David
Moose; Bob, Donnie Smith.
Other members of the ninth
grade chorus will make up the
chorus for the operetta. There
will also be several dances
throughout the program by the
chorus and members of the cast.
By City Schools
“Know Your Schools”. This is
the title of a series of radio pro
grams being presented by the Al
bemarle city schools.
The first program in the series
was presented over station WABZ
on October 25. It was an open
forum touching on the topics of
all the programs to follow. The
second, with Health Program of
Albemarle Schools as the topic,
was presented on November 1.
Other programs in the series
are as follows: November 15,
American Education Week, Albe
marle high school; November 22,
Thanksgiving Program, elemen
tary school children i December
6, Kingville School; December 13,
Albemarle High School Chorus.
College Day Planned
College Day will be held at AHS
on November 30. Nearly all of
the colleges, business schools,
and hospitals in the state which
have nurses’ training have been
invited to send representatives.
Seniors wishing information
about colleges or schools will con
fer with representatives during
Science Exhibition Or Execution?
Exhibition or execution? Ac
cording to all reports, the stu
dents who went to Raleigh with
the science exhibition were wor
ried for some time in this re
The science department was
asked to represent Albemarle
high school at the State Fair in
Raleigh due to outstanding work
done at the annual Science Fair
held at AHS and because of work
exhibited at Duke University this
past summer by Mr. Hatley.
Members of Mr. Hatley’s phys
ics and chemistry classes work
ed for some time preparing pro
jects to be used in the booth at
the Fair. Many students drew
posters and signs dealing with
nature’s laws and showing how
If any one is interested in hir
ing a good sign painter, just
contact Charlie Walters. Charlie,
a physics student, painted the
professional looking sign hang
ing over the booth, just in case
anyone saw it.
Several boys and girls accom
panied Mr.'Hatley to Raleigh on
Monday morning in order to dec
orate the booth and set up the
The booth was decorated in the
school colors, blue and white.
Cutouts of different apparatus
were pinned to the wall thus
creating a scientific air.
A large “S” filled with neon
gas, which could be lighted up,
was a feature attraction. Between
the divisions of the “S” were the
words — Science, Physics and
Chemistry in luminous letters.
Creating much attention was
the Jacob’s Ladder which show
ed the use of twelve thousand
volts of electricity. This was al
so used to light up the neon “S”.
Also attracting attention were
the movies shown at frequent in
tervals. Many short movies on
nature were shown.
A peep show caused some com
ment, and before too long the
show was gone. Nancy Jo
Haynes made a box which had
windows in it, and through these
windows could be seen a girl
dressed one way when the light
was on — turn the light off and
the girl was dressed differently.
Theo Hinson, Catherine Atkins
and Doris Rogers stayed iii Ral
eigh with the exhibition for sev
eral days. Theo and Doris aren’t
too interested in electricity af
ter being shocked several times
with the apparatus they were
To Visit School
For This Affair.
Open house for parents will be
held at AHS on Tuesday night,
November 13, at 7:30 p.m.
The purpose of this program is
to give the parents of students
and other interested people an
opportunity to visit the school, to
meet the teachers, and to see
what progress is being made in
certain classes by the students.
Several of the- classes will be
in operation showing what goes
on in these classes. There will
be exhibits prepared by the
science classes and the biology
classes. Also, the young men
who go to night school at AHS
will have an exhibit.
The parents will be asked to
register for prizes in the home
rooms. Duplicate tickets con
taining numbers will be used,
and forty door prizes will be
given to the parents holding
After refreshments have been
served in the cafeteria, a special
musical program by the AHS
band, under the direction of Mr.
Spencer Hatley, will be present
ed in the auditorium.
Mrs. J. W. Ivey and Miss Cath
erine Harrison have been ap
pointed chairmen of the refresh
ments committee and the prizes
and stage committee, respec
The teachers are urging the
students to bring their parents
on Tuesday night to take ad
vantage of this opportunity to
see the school. It is hoped that
all the parents will be here, and
that they will use this oppor
tunity to see the school. It is
hoped that all the parents will
be here, and that they will use
this opportunity to talk with the
teachers about their children’s
work in school.
By Their Words
“There is nothing about com
munism that you can’t defeat
once you understand it. Defeat
it by attacking the causes that
encourage its growth.” — Don
“I represent that remark.”—
“My singing is far beyond my
“How do you think Noah felt
when he foot his put on dry land
“Excuse me!”—Mr. Fry (run
ning into a chair).
“Profanity is placing the wrong
value on something.” — W. W.
“Mickey had to take two steps
before his shoes would move.”—
“My ninth grade class sat as
still as ‘wiggleworms’ could.”—
“Ladies and gentlemen — I
“It’s a well known fact that
half the married people in the U.
S. A. are women.”—^ames Gib
“Looks like you’re going to do
what Rev. Hill told you not to
do.”—Mr. Fry talking to Mixed
“It’s a scientific fact that if
your parents didn’t have any
children that you won’t either.”—
“The devil finds work for idle
minds and idle hands to do.”—
“We had a monkey one time
that could use his thumb on his
“I agree with you, but I think
we’re both wrong.”—Mr. Lentz.
“I make a nomination the mo
tion be closed.”—Keith Byrd.
“Put an egg in your shoe and
beat it!”—Catherine Atkins (try
ing to get rid of Buddy Boone).