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The Full Moon Vol. 17, No. 4 Albemarle High School, Albemarle, N. C. February 14, 1952 and Tlte'te MRS. MORRIS: “Betty Lynn, what is the feminine of roost er?” Betty: “Roostress.” DAVID PLOWMAN: “Hambone, you know that day you helped me with geometry?” Ham: “Yeh, why?” David: “Well, I made fifty on it.” WHEN MR. AND MRS. Hayes were going thorough Atlanta Christmas, they stopped a man to ask directions. “Go out by the prison camp,” the man began. “Oh, I’ve been there,” Mrs. Hayes interrupted. “No. you haven't,” the man replied. “They only take men.” JANE RUSSELL: “May I bor row your new sweater tomor row?” Ann, her sister: “Heck no; Fd let you wear my false teeth first!” THIS LITTLE INCIDENT hap pened in study hall: Nancy, how do you spell cig arette?” Doris Rogers asked. “S-c-i-” began Nancy Haynes. LEWIS KLUTTZ WAS em phatic. “I’ll bet you my whole bank account that Carolina will beat Duke for the next four years,” she argued. “Oh, no, you won’t,” Doug Knotts declared. “I don’t want your bank account, for I’d be owing the bank money.” Mr. fry was telling the mixed chorus about an invita tion to sing. “She called me last summer and invited us to sing,” he said, and she has been calling at least once a week ever since.” “Gee,” wondered Johnny Youngblood, “doesn’t your wife get suspicious?” MR. HATLEY: “IF nobody is going to study, we might as well burn the school down.” Jimmy Brown: “Fm all for it.” T-BOE WAS TRYING to catch one of the fish in the aquarium. “T-Boe,” reprimanded Mrs. Lyke, “the fishing season is over.” OTTIE LYNN: “JOE, did you make all A’s on your report card?” Joe Gaskin: “Nope.” Ottie: “Oh, you mean you made an A-.” “I DON’T SEE ANY use in diagramming sentences,” ex ploded Larry Yow. “That’s one way of learnmg English,” Mrs. Hayes tried to justify the practice. “Well, Einstein never could diagram,” Larry continued to fuss. At which Charlie Walter set tled the matter for all time. “You just go ahead and learn how,” he advised, “and you’ll be one up on the old boy!” News Biieis “Build for character, not for fame” was the motto selected by the senior class several weeks ago. Mr. R. C. Hatley was chosen for sponsor of the freshman class to succeed Mr. Paul Lentz. Miss Misenheimer’s home room was the winner of free passes to the Albemarle-Kannapolis basketball game. They won the passes by having the most peo ple at the Albemarle-Monroe game. Miss Shirley Medlin, popular Albemarle musician, has accept ed a position as accompanist for the Miller School of Dance. Gene Huneycutt is Student Lion for February and Junior Josey is Student Rotarian. KnottsNamedTo All-American High School Team D. 0. Students Planning Trip To Washington Schedule Includes Sight-Seeing, Fun, Four-Hour Cruise This year the D. O. Class, in stead of having a banquet, will take a trip to Washington, D. C. The students, chaperoned by Mr. Wilson and Miss InezBank- ett, will leave Sunday, April 27, going by Raleigh and Richmond and returning on Thursday, May 1, by the Shennandoah Valley. They will travel by one of Queen City’s modern buses, which are equipped with rest rooms and snack bars. Their bus will remain with them throughout the trip, taking the students on tours. While in Washington the stu dents will stay at Hotel Harring ton. They will visit all histori cal points of interest and will spend a morning in one of the modern high schools. A four-hour cruise down the Potomac river will be one of the highlights of the trip. The expenses of the students will be thirty-five dollars for each. The expenses of Miss Bankett, who was chosen as a chaperone by the group, will be paid by the students. Stunt Show Given By Gym Classes Physical education classes of A. H. will present the fifth annual stunt night at 8 o’clock tonight. The admission will be 25 and 50 cents. Bill Huckabee will serve as the famous Master of Ceremon ies. Approximately fifteen stunts will be presented. Some of the main features of the night are as follows: Dark Town Poker Club; True Story of Captain John Smith; William Tell; Saturday Night Fish Fry; and a heavy weight boxing bout. Stunt Night is sponsored each year by the Monogram club. The proceeds will be used to purchase sweaters for varsity players. The performance is under the direction of Coaches Webb, Jef fords, and Schell. Tommy Morris, 1951 graduate of Albemarle high school, is continuing his honor roll record at AHS by making dean's list for this semester at Mars Hill college, Mars Hill, N. C. (Photo Courtesy News and Press), Doug Knotts, All-American Clyde Erwin Will Be Speaker For Commencement Exercises Mrs- Hayes Fills In For Mr. Lentz Mrs. N. A. Hayes has recently taken over the duties of Paul Lentz, as a history and soci ology teacher at A. H. S. Mrs. Hayes was a regular teacher in the school until an automobile accident forced her to resign two years ago. Last fall she did substitute work at A. H. S. Since sociology is an absolute ly new field to her, she says that she is learning about as much as the students. She relieved Mr. Lentz after the Christmas holidays, when he was called back into the Ma rine Carps. He had been out only since spring. Mr. Lentz’s family is now living in Quant- ico, Va., where he is stationed with the Marine Corps as a capt ain. His address is Capt. Paul W. Lentz, Box 160, Junior School, Quantico, Va. Dr. Clyde A. Erwin, N. C. State Superintendent of Public Instruction, has accepted an in vitation by the 1952 Senior class to speak at the commencement exercises on Monday, June 2. Dr. Erwin has been State super intendent for about 17 years and is widely known throughout North Carolina. Mr. Grigg stated that he feels the seniors are very fortunate in securing such a fine speaker who is in much demand all over the state. Since the rotation system of ministers is used in Albemarle high school, a Methodist min ister, the Rev. Paul Townsend, pastor of the Central Methodist church, will preach the baccal aureate sermon on Sunday, June 1. He will be assisted by the Rev. J. Boyce Brooks, pastor of the First Baptist church. Miss Caughmans’ homeroom was awarded the mirror this six weeks that is given to the home room with best attendance each six weeks period. Survey Shows Program Preference Of Albemarle High School Students Talent shows and quiz pro grams appeal to the majority of AHS students, according to a survey taken recently. This was determined by answers re ceived to the following quest ion: “What assembly program have you enjoyed most?” Other questions asked were: “What type program would you like to see presented?” and “What program have you considered most worth while?” Eighth grade students voted the Submarine movie in highest place with the quiz program and talent show as runners-up. These students decided they would like more movies and a few good plays to be a part of future assemblies. When David Morow was ask ed what assembly program he had enjoyed most, his answer was quick and emphatic: “I have enjoyed as well as felt worth while the ‘What’s Your Line’ program and the talent show. I also enjoyed the Christmas play, ‘Byrd’s Christ mas Carol’, very much.” David adds that he would like to see more plays presented in the future. Jane Russell declared the quiz program best and would (like a guest pianist or a com munity sing to be included in the coming assemblies. AHS students show a definite preference for music. Guest pianists and community sings ranked high in the survey. Several students have enjoy ed speakers and say that they would like a few other good talks by qualified people. Many students asked for more short plays and ' interesting movies similar to those which have been presented. This type of entertainment appealed most to freshmen. Jean Starr claims that she enjoyed the quiz program most and that she would like to see another talent show presented, as she is sure AHS has “loads” of so-far undiscovered talent. Dickie Cashwell has an odd request which he thinks stu dents would enjoy. He wants the teachers to give skits of in teresting things which occurred in their experiences. Anne Whitlock enjoyed the movies and the paid concert — as did many other students. She says she would like more of the same type to be present ed. Many other suggestions were made as to improving assembly programs and the type pro gram the students would like to have. Suggestions will be taken into consideration, with the hope that future assemblies may be developed from them. Bulldog Captain Cops Highest Of Gridiron Honors. Doug Knotts, co-captain and st^ir center and linebacker for the 1951 Bulldogs of Albemarle high school, was named to the All-American high school foot ball squad selected by Scholas tic magazines. Doug, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest T. Knotts, was the only North Carolina boy to receive honor in 1951, and the only Al bemarle gridder ever to join the All-American high school ranks. The, 1951 All-American, high school honor tops off a long list of honors which Doug has been receiving since September of 1951. He was nominated by the Greensboro Daily News to their list of candidates for all-state in September. On December 8, Doug was defensive captain of the North Carolina team which beat South Carolina 8-6 in the Shrine Bowl. When the All conference honors were passed out, Doug was on top again as honorary captain of the squad. Every’all-state list in the state had on it the name of the strong representative from Albemarle. Preceding his All-American se lection, Doug was listed on the All-Southern high school team. The Knotts family of Albe marle has made quite a contri bution to the football world. Doug’s three older brothers, Ernest, Jim, and Don, were al so outstanding in high school and at Duke university, which Doug plans to attend next fall. Coach “Toby” Webb and all students and faculty members are exceedingly glad that Doug has received this greatest of all high school football honors for a job well done. By Their Wozds “Although none of you failed, only two made passing grades.”— Mr. Hatley. “If I owned an oil well, I could drive my car.” —Joe Clayton. “You may wear a red tie, boys — just don’t wear the brightest one you have.” — Mr. Fry. “All the girls around here must be Democrats, cause when I date one of them, it’s ‘No Dooie’.” — Jimmy Skidmore. “Elbert Holt, you stole my girl — you horse thief!” Johnny Youngblood. “Any cat can be the' cat’s whisk ers, but it takes a tomcat to be a cat’s paw.” — Doug Knotts. “You people be quiet; I can’t see through the fog you’re rais ing.” — Mr. Lentz. “Mrs. Fry, that blackboard is standing just behind you.” — Bruce Lowder. “If a boy is nice enough to take you out, a girl should give some thing in return.”—Carolyn Miller. “The number I problem in col leges is cheating.”—Mr. Everette Beam, “Mr. Hatley could fly a kite without any wind.” —Joe Clay ton. “Leslie must have on his think ing cap ^oday.” — Mrs. Hayes, as Leslie Swanner came to the exam with his cap on his head. “Sometimes a fellow can be burned worse from the moonlight than from the sun,” — Mr. Hatley. “I move that when Mr. Hatley goes to Asheville to that teachers’ meeting he conduct himself in a manner conductive' to the better ment of education.” —Mr. Webb.