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THE FULL MOON
THE FULL MOON
Published Monthly by Members of Mrs. Fry’s
First Period English Class
Editor Barbara Crowell
Managing Editor Jane Russell
News Editor Jo Anne Griffin
Reporters—Margaret Griffin, Virginia Helms, Emily Milton, Betty
Lynn Crowell, Sue Redfern, Paula Howard, Henry Carpenter,
David Plowman, Sylvia Morrow.
Feature Editor Doris Rogers
Feature Writers—^Johnny Youngblood, Betty Brunson, Lewis Kluttz,
Patsy Pettit, Nancy Jo Haynes, Roger Morris, Ann Daniel,
Sports Editor Joe Gaskin
Assistant Sports Editor.. Bruce Lowder
Sports Writers Doug Knotts, Peggy Morris, Jimmy Skidmore
Business Manager Leslie Swanner
Subscription Manager , Ham Morton
Advisor Mrs. Paul B. Fry
Hats Off To —
The ninth grade chorus and Mr. Fry for the wonderful op
The student council for the commendable work done around
school this year.
Mr. Hatley and his students for the exhibit at State Fair.
Jimmy Almond for winning the football contest.
Doug Knotts for being chosen co-captain at the Shrine Bowl.
Paula Howard for being chosen princess for the Carolina Car
rousel and Homecoming queen.
James Gibson and David Bruton as the new co-captains of
the 1952 football team.
Assembly committee for the excellent programs given this
Mr. Spencer Hatley for the fine performance of the band
during football season.
Mrs. Lyke and Miss Holbrook for the interesting displays in
The cheerleaders for the good job they have done keeping
up school spirit.
Coaches Webb, Jeffords, and Lentz and the football team for
the excellent record they hold.
The Honor Society and Mrs. Westerlund for a most successful
Everyone for participating in Open House,
The cafeteria workers for preparing such good meals.
Haley, Calvin, and Lou for keeping the building so clean
The Civitans for presenting the dimmer switch to AHS.
All merchants who donated prizes for Open House.
Miss Holbrook for being so helpful in the Visual Aids pro
Leslie Swanner for being chosen as the most valuable player
the AHS football team.
Mr. Morris and his maintenance crew for keeping the building
such good repair.
Alumni of AHS for making good at college.
The Juniors for the wonderful play they presented.
The citizens in Albemarle who have served as speakers at as
sembly programs or guidance programs.
The Jaycees for presenting trophies to the football team and
Citizens of Albemarle who contributed for the gifts given
to the coaches.
The Lions and Rotarians for the banquet given to the foot
The Mixed Chorus and Mr. Fry for the Christmas programs
they have presented.
U; Year - Round Chiistmas
Have you noticed how happy everyone seems now that Christ
mas is almost here? The smiles and cheery greetings one re
ceives when he walks down the hall make him feel like a million.
Isn’t it wonderful to see everyone so happy?
During the Christmas season everyone seems to realize how
lucky we are to be living in this land of ours, which far sur
passes any other. There is more peace and good will among men
during this season than at any other time in the year. People
are looking for something nice to do for their friends and even
Wouldn’t it be nice for people to feel this way the year round?
If everyone would take just a moment every day to cheer some
one who is discouraged, it would not go unnoticed. Then th^
Christmas cheer and happiness would not be forgotten all year.
Make New Friends
Many new books have been added to the AHS library re
cently and are now available to all students who wish to read
them. These books cover a wide variety of subjects which would
appeal to everyone.
During the Christmas holidays these books may be checked
out and kept until school is resumed. If you are behind in your
book reports or if you just like reading for pleasure, be sure to
get some of these new books and take them home with you.
Reading is a wonderful pastime and a good way to meet new
friends, so check out a few of these books and spend a cold holi
day night reading.
Scholarships For Seniors
Scholarships have long been available for students from this
high school if their ability and learning is of high caliber.
This year, however, a multitude of scholarships are available,
and Albemarle seniors have a wonderful chance to wir^ some.
There are scholarships for many different types of work and in
terests. Scholarships are also awarded with regard to financial
AHS seniors are capable and brilliant enough to win scholar
ships. So make an application, seniors, and there is a good chance
that you will get quite a sizeable sum to help send you through
Books which have been checked
out from the library after Decem
ber 3 will not be due until after
the Christmas holidays.
The collection of new books
includes excellent biographies,
books on sports, animal stories,
novels for boys and girls, and
many books of science,. There
are 350 new books which have
cards for reservation. Students
have enjoyed this collection more
than any one which the library
has ever received.
4: 4: 4: 4:
A faculty tea was held on Mon
day, November 26, at 3:20. At
this time the teachers introduced
new books which they had used in
connection with their classes and
examined the others which were
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Library assistants enjoyed re
freshments which were served
during activity period on Novem
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“Use Your Library For Better
Grades and Fun, Too”, a film
strip, was shown to the eighth
and ninth grade English classes
during Book Week.
Since Princess Elizabeth has
recently visited America, you will
probably enjoy reading about the
lives of Princesses Elizabeth and
Margaret Rose. Marion Crawford
writes amazing and exciting
events which have occurred in
their lives in The Little Prin
David Ewen tells the life of
one of the most famous and popu
lar composers of our times. Who
has heard and does not remember
“White Christmas”, “Easter Pa
rade”, “Blue Skies”, “Remember”,
“A Pretty Girl Is Like a Mel
ody”, “Always”, and hundreds of
other songs of Irving Berlin?
This is The Story of Irving Ber
lin, the man who wrote them, told
with simplicity and vigor.
The Story of Arturo Toscanini,
by David Ewen, is a biography of
a great living conductor. Here is
an interesting biography that fas
cinates and instructs the reader.
To write of Toscanini is to write
of every 'great name in the vast
world of music.
Frances Winwar, author of The
Immortal Lovers, gives in detail
the glowing love story of Eliza
beth Barrett and Robert Brown
Jade Snow Wong has written
Fifth Chinese Daughter, so peo
ple can understand the way of
Sequel to Cheaper by the Dozen
is Belles on Their Toes, by Er
nestine Gilbreth Carey and Frank
B. Gilbreth, Jr. It tells what hap
pens when the Gilbreth boys get
growing pains and the Gilbreth
girls discover romance.
Louis Braille, by J. Alvin Ku-
gelmass, is the first complete
story about the man who opened
the doors to learning for blind
people all over the world.
Jeanette Eaton writes the life
of Gandhi, the man who tried to
unite Hindus and Mohammedans,
the man who labored to free In
dia from the English and died a
martyr’s death, after giving hu
manity an unforgettable lesson in
brotherhood and peace.
The genius in the jungle, Al
bert Schweitzer, with the help of
his wife^ helped to build a jungle
hospital at .Lambarene, Africa.
Joseph Gollomb tells of Dr.
Schweitzer’s many hardships.
Chaim Weizmann, by Rachel
Baker, is the man who became
the first president of the newly
founded nation of Israel, and the
beloved leader who, after two
thousand years, brought his peo
ple back to Canaan.
Helen Wright tells of America’s
first woman astronomer, in
Sweeper in the Sky. Her life in
Nantucket was not entirely as
tronomical; she was a librarian
of the Athenaeum for 25 years.
The story of every family by
Emily Kimbrough is The Inno
cents from Indiana... This book
tells what became of a family
who moved from a town where
they knew everyone to a city
where they knew no one. *
Nehru’s Story, by Shakuntala
Masani, has been adapted for
children of this country, also. It
tells us some of the things which
Indian children know.
LETTERS to SANTA
Let’s take a quick peep into
Santa’s mail and see what every
body wants foi: Christmas.
The wonders of the world I care
not to see,
Just bring me a boy to keep me
I don’t want a Cadillac,
I just want my Harold back.
Please bring me a convertible
So I can try to get Jeanette back.
Ellen lives so far away from me,
Please send her a car and me
Please help me to go to Duke.
I hate UNC, and for the rest, I
don’t give a hoot.
Bring me a book to read at home
For this Christmas it seems as
though I’m on my own.
I get so tired of walking. Bring
me a car, and I’ll hush talking.
Help me to play better basket
ball. Although I’m good. I’m not
To me don’t send no girls,
Gimme a gun for shooting
I’m awfully cute, but kinda shy,
So send me a girl appealing to
Please, oh, please pay me heed.
Just one little man is all I need.
A chemistry set, please, for me.
So I could do my chemistry.
I don’t want a silly old toy;
I just want a real live boy.
I know this will go over with
quite a boom.
But please find Mrs. Brunson an
I don’t care for a setting hen,
I will be satisfied with Ben.
Please brihg a motor for my “T”,
So I can go to see Harvey.
We don’t want to learn to sing.
Each of us just wants his ring.
I want report cards filled with
A’s, So I can loaf the rest of my
’Twas the day before Christmas and all through the school,
not a student was stirring nor breaking a rule; When out on the
campus there rose such a clatter, we all ran to the window to see
what was the matter. At what we saw we were too surprised
to talk, for there stood students on the walk, saying—
May Santa bring a gift to you
Even those request^ from a few.
Robert wants some songs that are new.
Remember a present for crazy Keith Byrd.
Young’un wants some jokes unheard.
Come, Santa, bring Ben to our Doris.
How ’bout a house for our teacher, Mrs. Morris?
Ralph wants a gal to sit by his side.
If Don gets a tooth, no more will he hide.
Starr wants a ring—a diamond will do.
T-Boe needs a car—a Cadillac blue.
Margaret a present from Carolina will please.
And a nice senior boy for our dear Shirley Deese.
Some want a fellow, and some want a gal.
To Edshay, bring a dog to be his pal.
O’lema wants to be a Christmas bride
And bring to Zalotta a package tied.
Let Kathryn Kimrey get married next fall
Listen, oh Santa, bring presents to all.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Letters To The Editor
Dear Miss Crowell:
Occasionally, I receive a copy of
“The Full Moon”. I do not know
who is the gracious person send
ing this, but I want to extend my
thanks to whoever is so thought
Also, I want to compliment you
and your staff on doing a splen
J. D. MESSICK, President
East Carolina College.
Dear Miss Crowell:
I thank you for sending me a
copy of the November issue of
the “Full Moon”, I wish to com
mend you for the picture of the
Senior Library club, I am de
lighted to know that there is a
Library club composed of high
school library assistants, I hope
many of these young people will
go on for training as librarians.
We are desperately in need of
properly trained librarians in
the high schools and also in the
elementary schools of the state.
J hope we shall get a number of
librarians from this group of very
attractive students in the Albe
marle high school.
With all good wishes, I am
J. HENRY HIGHSMITH,
Director Division of