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THE FULL MOON
February 14, 1952
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, Nanc^ 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
A Horror Story
Don’t laugh at this story. It is true and could happen to you.
A seventeen year old Kansas high school senior took his girl
friend for a ride in his family’s car. On an-open stretch of road
he decided to see “just how fast the old buggy would go.” When
the open stretch of road was past, the car was kept at the same
speed, although a bad curve lay ahead. The boy took the curve
on the wrong side (going too rast to keep on the right side of
the road) and ran head on into a car containing a minister,
his wife, and their two year old son. Instead of putting the dead
into stretchers, they put what they could find into boxes. All the
people involved were buried in one grave in one casket. It took
the police two weeks even to find out who the people were.
This story illustrates what might happen if you take chances
while driving. Of course, something as horrible as that may
never happen to you; still you are gambling with death if you
race, pass on a hill or a curve, or drive at a speed beyond which
you do not have absolute control of your car.
Everybody likes to hear people say nice things about him.
But if you kill yourself in an automobile wreck, you won’t be
able to hear the nice things the minister will say about you, or
the messages of sympathy that your friends will convey to your
parents. You won’t be able to see your parents’ faces as they
stand over your casket looking at you for the last time. The idea
of watching someone else’s parents grieving over the death of their
child isn’t so pleasant either.
Don’t take chances while driving a car. Let’s change the
name, “teen-age killers”, which the grown-ups have placed upon
us, to “safe and sane teen-age drivers”. Don’t gamble with
death. Death always wins.
It's Your Game, Too
What can we do to have better attendance at basketball
games? We put this question up to you students because you
are the only ones who can solve the problem. The games are
usually very exciting, so uninterest in the games couldn’t be the
trouble. Many students in A. H. S. have never even attended a
game. We urge you students to come to the next game and join
in the cheering. If you haven’t got anyone to come with, come on
by yourself and sit in the cheering section. Everyone sits as a
group there and you will always be welcome!
During football season a common excuse was that it was so
easy to catch a cold sitting out in the night air. Well, none of
that in basketball. We have a warm, comfortable gym. Maybe
if you could see some of the out-of-town gyms, you would ap
preciate ours more. We are very fortunate!
Some students come out to every game. Without the support
of these same people our teams would probably feel discouraged.
Won’t you become a part of A. H. S. as well as a student! By
doing us this favor you will find that you are doing yourself one.
From The Mailbag
WCUNC, Greensboro, N. C.
January 30, 1952
The Biology Trippers:
I have received your two very nice letters, one from Barbara
and one from Laura, in which you were thanking me for meet
ing you when you visited our Biology Department here at the
Woman’s College. These letters were followed by a most welcome
gift in the form of a very desirable pipe.
I want to thank you very kindly for the pipe, and also to
thank you for coming by to see us. I must say that it was really
a genuine pleasure to meet and to welcome a group of young peo
ple like you. I should like to extend an invitation to each of
you to stop by and see me at any time that you are in Greensboro.
Should any of you girls choose Woman’s College for a place
to do more work in Biology, please visit me and let’s get re-
acquainted as soon as you come to the campus. The boys who
were here with the Wednesday group will realize that it might
be a dangerous place for them'.
I want to congratulate you and Mrs. Lyke for having a course
in Biology that is both interesting and informative. I really
believe that you are getting yourselves prepared to enjoy the
things around ypu, and thereby get a lot more out of living.
Thanks again for being such a grand bunch of people.
HOLLIS J. ROGERS.
Mr. Claud Grigg, Supt.
Albemarle City Schools
Dear Mr. Grigg:
On January 16th and 19th Mrs. Mazel Lyke, accompanied by
a bus load of Albemarle high school biology students with Mrs.
J. L. Cashwell as chaperon for the first day, and the school sec
retary as chaperon on Saturday, visited our laboratory upon ap
pointment to glean from observation what actually goes into
the preparation of scientific materials to process them for school
We found these groups well organized, interested in what
they saw and orderly in every way. We think Mrs. Lyke, you,
and the entire administrative staff of the Albemarle City Schools
should be commended for sponsoring these scientific excursions.
We are glad to have a part in this progressive manner of
making biology a living part of the student’s experiences.
If you are by here sometime, stop and see our laboratory
yourself. We would be glad to have you.
'Yours very truly,
CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL SUPPLY CO.
The Red, White, and Blue Month
So Red The Rose is a story of
the Civil War, written by Young.
Red Rock describes the recon
struction days in the South, writ
ten by Page.
Red Badge of Courage, written
by Crane, tells about the state of
mind of a soldier in action.
Scarlet Letter, written by Haw-'
thorne, is a story of workings of
conscience in Boston in Puritan
White Bird Flying, by Aldrich,
is a story of a pioneer girl in Neb
raska who had to choose between
love and care.
White Sail ,by Basset, deals with
^n ex-Air Corps pilot and a lovely
young girl in a Cape Cod village
White Tower is a novel about
how five men and a woman climb
ed the Alps, written by Ullman
White Fang, written by London,
traces the fortunes of a dog that
is part wolf as it learns to endure
the restraints of civilization.
Blue Smoke Mystery is an ex
citing mystery for girls by Selkirk.
Blue Hills, written by Goudge,
tells about the mystery which
takes place during Hugh Anth
ony’s birthday party.
Blue Horizon, by Thompson, tells
about a girl who is just out of art
Blueberry Muffin, by Thompson,
deals with a girl who wants to go
to college but is financially un
able. Her problem is solved when
she begins working in Blueberry
Muffin, her aunt’s tearoom.
Marie McSwiwgan tells how a
sensitive little girl who didn’t
know what to do, finally chose her
career, that of a newspaper wo
man in Bennie Latches On.
Read about the confusion in the
Gordan family when little cupid
plays his delightful part in Con
fusion By Cupid, written by Janet
Mina Leviton has written A Cup
Of Courage, “a most refreshing
and stimulating book for young
people. It will be of great com
fort and help to thousands of girls
similarly faced with the cruel and
common problem of an alcoholic
Putting in at distant ports, a
violent storm, starlit nights on the
water, the discovery that Nathan
iel Judson shared her interests—■
all this filled Clariss Meade’s
voyage with adventure and ro
mance in Summer Under Sail, by
Emily of Deep Valley, written
by Maud Hart Lovelace, is a tend
er and beautiful love story. This
is a poignant story of a girl who
has a difficult adjustment to
make, and who makes it with
courage and success.
Hollister Noble has based the
novel. Woman With the Sword, on
the life of Anna Ella Carroll, who
helped to save the Union from an
nihilation in the early days of the
Civil War. This book has recent
ly been made into a movie.
Question: What advice would you give
for Leap Year?
Mr. R. C. Hatley
Albemarle High School
Dear Mr. Hatley:
I continue to hear glowing re
ports of helpfulness and appre
ciation for yoursplendid contri
butions to the recent meeting of
our teachers. All with whom I
have discussed the meeting
have rated it the most beneficial
and interesting one of the year.
We genuinely appreciate your
time and efforts and the consid
eration of your principal and
superintendent in making it
possible for you to be with us.
It was a real pleasure to know
E. P. Pearce, Jr.
Director of Instructional
Guilford County Schools.
“The boys shouldn’t play hard
to get.” —Barbara Holt.
“Every girl should take advant
age of it.” —Betty Brunson.
“Go after him if you Want him.”
“It’s no use for the boys to stay
hidden. We’ll find them.” —Nancy
“Take advantage of it.” —Judy
“Make good use of the oppor
tunity.” —Yvonne Sheppard.
“Boys, you’d better watch out:
We’re coming to get you.”—Judy
“Run, boys, run!” —Sue Red
“Don’t ask the boys. They think
they are God’s gift to the world.”
“Well, I don’t know what to
say.” —Helen Starr.
“Work it like I did!” — Carrie
“Leap while you can, girls. It’s
our only chance!” —Sylvia Mor
“Beware! Sign no papers writ
ten by the ‘weaker sex!” ^—Sally
“Make use of all the time that
you have.” —Harvey Ann Smith.
“Look out, boys, here I come!”
— Patsy Pettit.
“Girls, take advantage of it!”
— Ann Russell.
“Boys, beware!” —Dixie Schadt.
“Girls, do all you can to take
advantage of it. Boys beware!”
“Get an increase in allowance.”
—Nancy Jo Haynes.
“Leave them alone. They’re not
worth it.” —Doris Hinson,
“I just want to tell the boys to
keep hidden.” —Evelyn Kimery.
“Take advantage of it like I’m
doing.” —Paula Howard.
“For boys. Run! For girls, take
advantage!” —Ann Daniel.
“Girls, let them go. If they want
to be that stubborn, who cares?”
— Kathryn Groves.
“Males, Beware!” — Carolyn
“Girls, make the most of the ad
vantage and opportunity that you
have!” —Frances Litaker.
“Take some good advice and
get several!” —Peggy Morris.
“Don’t let the girls see you!”
“Do like me. Let the girls pay.”
“Grow a long beard!” —Charles
“Boys, stay at home!” —Paul
“Find a good hiding place!”
“Just don’t leap.” — Jimmy
“Don’t let yourself get hooked!”
“Stay in the hills!” —^Lindsay
“It’s all according to who it is!”
“Get a head start!” — Bobby
“Drown yourself!” — Mickey
“Lay low, men.”—Ted Burleson.
“Don’t get a new car!” —Wil
“Don’t go to parties!” —Fran-
“The best advice I could give
would be for the girls to ask the
boys for more dates.” — T-Boe
“Run for the hills!” — Jerry
“Don’t fight them off. It could
be fun.” —Harold Smith.
“Don’t wait for the girls to
ask!” —Wayne Morris.
“Be careful about flirting, be
cause it’s leap year!” — Folger
“Boys, we have got to watch
out!” —Larry Yow.
“Just ignore it!” —Charles Ray
“Stay at home; they can’t get
you there!” —Dickie Cashwell.
“Watch out for girls with per-
oxided hair!” —Larry’Ellis.
“Forget about it.” — Tommy
“Stay out of cars!” — Wade
“Boys, don’t go anywhere un
chaperoned ! ’ ’ —James Lisk.
“All I can say is just ‘look out,.”
“I don’t have any advice right
now. All I can say is that some
body is going to have a good
time!” —Leslie Swanner.
“Ye old Santa Claus” has already gone back to the North
Pole, but his presence is still evident by all these snazzy “genuine”
cashmere sweaters being sported around by Marilyn Greene, Jimmy
Brown, Ginger Helms, Jane Russell, Henry Carpenter, Joe Gaskin,
Ann Reeder Daniel, Carolyn Miller, Betty Brunson, and oodles of
others. On his way over, Santa Claus dropped Barbara Crowell
several packages from Harold, while Jean Barringer and Betty
Lynn Crowell each got a watch. Probably the most unusual
gift was a real pig’s tail with a red ribbon tied around it, eh,
Keith and Bruce!
Once again Cupid makes his rounds as Valentine's Day draws
near. It seems his arrows have really wounded some certain
couples, namely, Emily Morton-Buddy Boone; Ann Ivey-“Ham-
bone” Morton; Judy Whitley-“T Boe” McLendon; Elaine Lowder-
Eddie Hatley; Carolyn Williams-Jack Lee; and Sue Redfern and
a certain fellow now in New York. Jean Furr is the Valentine
of a certain eighth grader, while Charlotte Ann Pope wishes
a particular junior with hers! Looks like Leslie will be getting
two Valentines this year. How ’bout it Susie and Ruth Ann??
From the looks of things Don Almond’s one-and-only is Myra
Efird. Wonder who Mr. Carter will send his Valentine to? Huh!
When different colleges are mentioned, a couple of eyes light
up, eh Patsy Pettit, Emily Milton, Mona Rae Crotts, Jeanette Den
nis, and Sylvia Morrow?
Who are Nancy Morrow’s and Nancy Jo Haynes’ secret lovers?
David Plowman, William Litaker, Doug Knotts, and John David
Moose are keeping all the girls in suspense.
Shirley Lisk seems to find basketball games very interesting.
Especially those in New London! Peggy Joe Lowder’s main inter
est is in the state of Maryland.
Don’t be alarmed if you see boys running around the school
with five or six girls after them. It’s only Leap Year and all the
lonesome gals” are taking advantage of it. Better watch out
all you “bachelors”. This means you too, “Ashbowl” Lisk!! Re
member, girls, no more sitting at home, and it’s permissible to
cut-in at dances.
Danny Vismor is the main cause for a lot of girls going out
to Harmanco’s. His sister, Jerrie, seems to have several of the
eighth grade boys “snowed”. Eh, Edward F.!
Jimmy Skidmore and Roger Morris have been making regular
trips to Charlotte. Sally Ausband finds Charlotte rather interest
ing too. Roger has been invited to a dance over there, but it
seems he’s run into a little competition. Fight for your woman,
Rog.! “Brother” H. and Jerry T. are enjoying the basketball trips,
from what we hear. How ’bout it, boys?
To all you pedestrians and drivers, here is a special warning:
Lewis Kluttz and Martha Rae Harris helve started driving!!
Uh—oh! here copie the “shrimp t)oats”, so we’d better be run
ning along. You-all be good and we’ll see you “cats” and “kit
tens” next month