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THE FULL MOON
ARril 10, 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, 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
Congiatulations To You
The students of A. H. S. want to offer their congratulations
and best wishes to the following individuals and organizations
who have done outstanding jobs and obtained well-deserved
Mr. E. F. Wilson for being chosen as head of the Department
of Trade and Industrial Education for the coming year at the
NCEA convention at Asheville. Mr. Wilson highly deserves this
honor and we are happy for him.
The three graduates of A. H. S. who were tapped into Phi Beta
Kappa. Miriam Whitley, Sally Beaver, and Joe Efird Whitley were
all outstanding members of A. H. S., and we are proud because
they have received this honor.
The new members of our chapter of the National Honor Society.
These juniors have all been outstanding students and leaders
and we know they will carry on the best traditions of the Honor
Society in a worthy manner.
The winners of the Medical Association Essay Contest. Patsy
Pettit, Bernice Roscoe, and Lewis Kluttz, all did their best and
carried off the three prizes for A. H. S.
The winners of the Tuberculosis Essay Contest. Pat Allan and
Sandra Westerlund, won first and third places respectively. These
outstanding freshmen have again done an outstanding job and
we’re proud of them.
The Debating Team of A. H. S. This is our first team in a
great many years, and we’re proud of these girls even if they didn’t
win. On both the affirmative and negative sides we received one
vote, and that’s proof of their ability.
The choruses and the band for receiving such high ratings in
Charlotte. Every year they make high ratings, and Mr. Fry and
Mr. Hatley deserve credit as well as these musicians.
The Clean-Up group composed of the eighth and ninth grades
and the Student Council. This is a tough job and they really
deserve our congratulations and support.
The senior play cast and Miss Bankett for presenting such
an outstanding performance. This group of seniors worked long
and hard to give their play and it* really went over with a bang.
Congratulations to ya, seniors!
The seniors who donated blood. These students are really
patriotic and we hope that next time there will be an even bigger
group donating blood.
What does one always associate with Spring besides love?
Spring cleaning naturally. There seem? to be quite a bit of the
same going on around AHS lately, thanks to the Student Council
and the eighth and ninth grade students. These people have
started a clean-up campaign, and the buildings have really profited
It seems that once the building is shining clean, it is easier
for us to keep it that way. You won’t be tempted to throw down
that chewing gum paper if you don’t see other little wads of
paper lying around in corners and under desks.
Signs have been posted on the bulletin boards in the hall
ways, and many students have already reacted to the slogans on
these posters. Have you?
We are now nearing the day we have been looking forward
to for such a long time—Easter. As we rush about trying to get
all the work done so that this day may be enjoyed by all, many
of us never take time to think why the day was originally set
apart from all others. Yet everyone has been taught that Easter
is the day when our blessed Savior was resurrected from the dead.
At first Easter was supposed to be a day of entire unsel
fishness on everyone’s part. Today many of us are falling short
on this one little matter and still expect our world to be one of
harmony and peace. We cannot hope for world peace until each
individual has an inward peace and does his part toward making
our school and community harmonious.
Why not try to forget our selfish wants for a while and re
member Jesus, who was unselfish enough to die for the people
ot the world, and pray, thanking our God for all He has given us
in our needy hour?
The annual convention of the
North Carolina High School Li
brary Association was held on
April 4 and 5 at Salisbury. Regis
tration began on Friday at 11
o’clock and the afternoon session
convened at 2:30 o’clock. That
night all the delegates were en
tertained at a banquet and a
dance at the Yadkin hotel ball
The business session was held
on Saturday morning. Betty Rus
sell, O’Lema Aldridge, Carrie Mae
Russell, Sandra Westerlund, Doris
Luther, and Helen Starr, were the
delegates from AHS.
How to Be Happy Though
Young, written by George Lawton,
gives advice to teen-agers about
the other sex, studies, spending
money, jobs, home discipline, get
ting along with brothers and sis
ters, and many other problems.
A cheerful and amusing story is
Anne of Green Gables, by Mont
gomery. It is a classic for girls
which is similar to Rebecca of
Question: What Do You Think Is
The Finest Thing About A.H.S.?
1. Nickname, Bet; hangout, church; pastime, reading information
on Dale Robinson; weakness, fried chicken; ambition, to be a
Christian Education worker.
2. Nickname, Red; hangout, Norwood; pastime, shooting pool;
weakness, Norwood’s girls; ambition, to learn to play a trumpet.
3. Nickname, Pecker; hangout, “Y”; pastime, sports; weakness,
all kinds of foods; ambition, to go to college.
4. Nickname, Em; hangout, anywhere and everywhere; pastime,
riding around in Sylvia’s car; weakness, Carolina boys; ambition,
to go to Carolina.
5 Nickname, Hooch; hangout, “Y”; pastime, working on his boat;
weakness, women; ambition, to go to college.
6. Nickname, Walker; hangout, K&L; pastime, loafing; weak
ness, boys; ambition, to be a teacher.
7. Nickname, Niecia; hangout, Avanelle’s house; pastime, talk
ing; weakness, lemon pie; ambition, to go to college.
A series of films which have
been shown is of value to juniors
and seniors who are writing term
papers. The series explaining the
various steps in preparing a paper
is as follows: “Find the Informa
tion,” “Building an Outline,” “Im
portance of Making Notes,” and
“How to Write Your Term Pa
“Why Study Foreign Language”
shows the value of other lan
Another movie which the eco
nomics classes and the American
history classes saw is “Strange In
Coach Webb and Coach Jeffords
have used the films, “Batting
Stars of Baseball,” “Circling the
Bases,” “Infield Play at First and
Third,” and “Inside Baseball” for
their physical education classes.
In the April issue of “Coronet”
is found the article, “What Our
Country Needs of Us.” While we
work in laboratories to learn new
ways to destroy men of evil, we
should do well to look within our
hearts to discover old ways to cre
ate good—and to make all men
“Today’s Health” gives some
good pointers on the “Fine Art of
Baby Sitting.” Parents should
pick a baby sitter with whom they
are well acquainted. The baby
sitter should find out the things
which she will need to know from
the parents before they leave.
On page 30 of the April issue
of “American Magazine,” “Games
Are Good for You,” tells you that
$50,000,000 worth of games, rang
ing from $1.00 to $4.00, were sold
last year in the U.S. Whatever
your interests—from crime-detec-
tion to high finance—the vast
storehouse of fun and make-be
lieve provides a game to challenge
your wits and your luck.
In March issue of “Wildlife,”
Jack Dermid tells about the re
search which is being made to
produce better fishing regions.
“Research: Operation Rough
Fish,” explains how the fish divi
sion biologists are striving to per
fect practical methods of fishing.
“Nature and Spring in the
Smokies” is featured in “Nature
Magazine” on page 193 this
month. The beautiful picture of
flowers, mountains, and cities was
photographed by Paul A. Moore of
the Tennessee Conservation De
“Would You Like to Become a
Successful Singer?” is an article
found in “Etude” on page 11.
Much is required of the would-be
successful vocalist besides the pri
mary pre-requisites of natural
voice and musical talent. Read
what Bernard U. Taylor has to
say along this line.
“Wild is the Word for Linville”
is a magazine article describing
the Linville River Gorge and the
Great Smokies. On page 196 of
“Nature Magazine” you will learn
that Western North Carolina has
the first official wild area east of
“Mr. Carter was.”—Nancy Mor
“The football team' is best by
“Why, the fourth period study
hall is.”—Janelle Harrington.
“The finest thing is two min
utes after the three o’clock bell
“I believe getting out of class
es is.”—Nancy Lowder.
“Everything, now that I’m leav
“Chorus is the best thing pos
sible at the high school.”—Hilda
“Lunch hour.”—Jeanette Den
“Boys.”—Martha Rae Harris.
“U. S. History (?).”—Sally Aus-
“Associating with people.” —
“The people in it.”—Mrs. Mor
“Dinner time.”—Peggy Jo Low
“When second period econom
ics has parties in the student
“I guess three-ten is.”—Ellen
“Home economics.”—Jane Mc
“The whole school is just fine.”
“The students and teachers.”
“The children.”—Mrs. Hayes.
“Girls can smoke in the bath
“The teachers are so friendly.”
“The holidays.”—J. C. Boone.
“Student lounge.”—Larry Cris-
“A woman.”—James Austin.
“The only thing I know is Mrs.
Fry’s ferns.”—David Morrow.
“The student body.” — Gary
“Athletic program.”—Jim Skid
“Freedom of speech.” — Ken
“Mr. Jeffords’ history class.”—
“Teachers with a sense of
“The movies in room 12.”—
“The principal.”—Kenneth Rus
“The AHS football squad and
“Gad, what a choice!”—Keith
“The best (?) thing is that
the students get out of so much
work and still pass.”—Mr. Hat
“Between classes.”—Donald Al
“The public address system.”
—V. L. Harwood.
“Getting out of classes so
“The girls.”—Mickey Harwood.
“The meals.”—Mr. Jeffords.
“When the bell rings.”—Henry
“Study hall.”—-James Lisk.
“I think that William Litaker
“The seniors, naturally.”—T-
1. Betty Jean Burris
2. Larry Tucker
3. Bobby Peck
4. Emily Milton
5. Dwight Efird
6. Dotty Walker
7. Bernice Roscoe
Love is in the air as Spring rolls around once again. A^
these students who walk around in a daze haven’t lost their
marbles; they’re just lovesick. Three boys who really show
are Skipper Gantt, “Ears” James, and John David Moose. Shirley
Lisk and Jimmy Millican are also getting “that look”. KathryO
Groves and Carolyn Williams have stars in their eyes for two
certain graduates of A. H. S.
Some people might think Post Office is a game for kids, but
not Leslie Swanner, Carolyn Miller, T Boe McClendon, and Martha
Harris. Can’t leave out Jimmy Brown either.
Charlotte Ann Pope has been seen around with Claud Lawhon
and J. C. Boone..
The florists are gonna be mighty busy these next two weeks
with Easter and the Jr.-Sr. Coming up. William Litaker, “Broth
er” Huckabee, Jimmy Skidmore, and Doug Knotts still don’t have
dates for the prom if any of you gals are interested. Some of
those going together are Ann Whitlock and David Plowman, Gin'
ger Helms and Joe Gaskin, J. C. Boone and Marilyn Greene, and
Jeanette Dennis and Johnny Youngblood, Frank Burrell and Mon^
Rae Crotts. Ann Ivey, Ellen Palmer, Bobbie Eudy, Georgia Beaver»
and Emily Morton are really wishing the sophomores could
Roger Morris wants a certain gal in Charlotte for his date.
The prom brings back memories of Sylvia Morrow’s party las^
year. Remember—Patsy, Bud, and Betty Lynn? Last year’-^
decoration committee will also remember all the trees that were
“borrowed”. Remember the jeep ride—Emily, Bruce, Ann Reeder,
Betty, and Henry?
What’s this we’ve been hearing about the parties held out
at Edward Fitzgerald’s house? Do ya’ll have fun on those
minute dates,” Edshay, Jerry V., Billy F., Dotty?
Cread, what are you and your gang going to think of next?
Better watch that stuff out there at your cabin!
Wonder whose ring that is on Ellen P.’s finger. Keith, have
you lost yours? We thought Charlie Walters had lost his too,
but take a look at Aveline Morton’s finger!
From the way things look in study hall James Gibson really
goes for Avenelle Osburn in a big way. How ’bout it Gibson?-
And Charles Ray McManus seems mighty interested in one of the
Gantts and it’s not Goo Goo!
Patsy Pettit seems to be making the rounds in the colleges-^
first Pfeiffer, then Carolina, and now Duke.
How does Sandra Westerlund feel about Johnny Youngblood’^
trips to Catawba? What’s so interesting up there, Young’un?
It seems the seniors have been doing a lot of partying lately*
Won’t be long before they’ll be going their separate ways.
Wedding bells have been ringing for Miss Harrison, MarglJ
Stutts, and Coleen Harris. Kathryn Kimery, Mickey Morton an^
Hilda Poplin are wearing mighty pretty engagement rings.
girls really did take Leap Year seriously!
Well, we’ll be pushing on. See you all next month with
gossip around A. H. S.