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Vol. 18, No. 1
MRS. DEESE WAS praising her
French II class for having im
proved in conduct.
“Of course, you’re not quite up
to my standards yet,” she quali
“No,” said Martha Rae, “but
don’t you think that a gradual
change is better?”
“After all,” piped up David
Bruton, “think of the shock to
our other teachers!”
“I’M GOING TO get married
in July,” suddenly announced
“Yes,” said Mona. “At least
that is what the fortune teller
DON’T BAND STUDENTS ever
think of anything else?
“Carol,” asked Louise Hinson,
“do you have an old Coronet at
home?” (rrjeaning a magazine, of
“No,” answered Carol Thomp
son, “but I have a trumpet.”
MARILYN GREENE, who works
at the Drug Centre, was stumped
one day by a traveling sales
man who asked:
“Do you have some chlorophyl
“Chlorophyl aspirin!” echoed
Marilyn. “I never heard of it.
“Oh, yes,” persisted the sales
man. “They kill those stinkm
MRS. FRY WAS being pester
ed by flies one morning when
she was trying to work at her
desk. Suddenly she exclaimed:
“I’ve never seen so many flies
“Oh, haven’t you heard?” came
from Bill Huckabee in the back
of the room. “This is National
“Wouldn’t it be wonderful if
the flies would celebrated a Be
Kind to People Week!” Mrs. Fry
AN ANNOUNCEMENT WAS
made over the sound system that
there would be a National Hon
or Society meeting after school.
Gene Snuggs jumped and start
ed for the door asking: “Where
do I go?” ^ „
“Right out of the front door,
answered Mr. Fry.
JAMES GIBSON: “Huckabee,
you have a well cultivated
Bill: “How do you mean. ,
James: “It sounds as if it is
about plowed under.”
IN PHYSICS CLASS Mr. Hatley
“I don’t know why, but I am
always afraid to crawl up under
a house. I’m just afraid it might
fall down on top of me, I guess.
“Well,” Wayne Morris wonder
ed, “how does it feel being down
here in the basement?”
“HOW DO YOU find how fast
the earth rotates?” asked Miss
Tucker of her class.
“Read the speedometer,” Billy
THE SUN WAS hot as it shone
down on the band members
dressed in uniforms for the Duke
game, at which they perforrned.
“Next year,” said Mr. Hatley
/mopping his brow, “I think the
band will have summer uniforms
and during the winter wear long
flannels under them.”
MR. ROBINETTE EVIDENTLY
Went to the Fair too.
The next morning he was try
ing in vain to get his students
into his classroom for first period.
Finally he came to the door
again and announced:
“Hurry up and get in here.
This is the last time I’m com
ing out before the show begins.
Albemarle High School, Albemarle, N. C.
Left to right, Wade Smith, Charlie Smith, Pete Almond, president; Danny Vismor, vice president;
Frank Burrell, treasurer; David Grigg, Robert L. Smith, Ned Lowder; second row, Frances Ross, Ly
dia Hall, Bobbie Eudy, Joyce Turiier, Nelda Huneycutt, Peggy Furr, Carrie Eudy, Elaine Holt, and
Mrs. Mazel Lyke; third row, David Bruton, Claud Gngg, Wayne Barringer, Larry Talbert, Larry
Yow, Victor Gibson and Rex Benton. Mrs. Lyke and Mr. Benton are sponsors.
5 New Teachers
Added To Staii
Albemarle High School has
added to its staff five new teach
ers, two of whom are graduates
of this high school. , , ^
Miss Doris Tucker graduated
from A.H.S. and W.C.U.N.C. with
a major in mathematics. For the
past three years Miss Tucker has
taught math in Dillon, S. C.
Another graduate from A.H.S.
is Mrs. Bob Deese.' She attended
Appalachian Teachers College.
Mrs. Deese taught in the Mont
gomery County Schools for three
years before she came to this
county to teach. This is her
first year of teaching in the Albe-
.marle City Schools. ^
From Ashland, Ohio, cames
Mr Benton, a graduate of West
ern Carolina Teachers College.
While at W.C.T.C. Mr. Benton was
an assistant baseball and basket
ball coach. He received his
Masters Degree in physical edu
cation from the University of
Bible is taught by Miss Abra-
hamsen, who hails from Staten
Island, N. Y. She attended Co
lumbia Bible College in Colum
bia S. C. This is MisS' Abra-
hamsen’s first year of teaching.
Mr. Robinette, a graduate in
June from Lenior Rhyne, is
teaching world history and soci
ology. He is also an assistant
football coach for the Bulldogs.
Miss Pearle Michael attended a
conference of school and chil
dren’s librarians September 20.
!*t. * *
Julie Ussery has been chosen
school reporter for the Stanly
News and Press.
Student Council Members
Installed During Assembly
“I hereby publicly pledge to
uphold the constitution of the
Albemarle High School Student
Council, and the purposes for
which it stands.
“I further pledge, while in of
fice, to use my best efforts to
create opportunities for closer co
operation between students and
the school administration, to pro
mote all worthy projects of the
school administration, to pro
mote all worthy projects of the
school, to create and maintain
high standards of citizenship and
scholarship, and to provide op
portunity for students to initiate
and , promote activities which
they deem worthy.
“I further pledge to do my best
to carry out faithfully the duties
of the office to which I have been
elected, to conduct myself at all
times in a manner worthy of a
leader, and to prove myself
worthy of the trust placed in me
by my fellow students.”
This was the pledge taken by
the officers and respesentatives
of the new Student Council, who
were installed in chapel Septem
The new home room represen
tatives are as follows: 9th grade,
Peggy Furr, Joyce Turner, Carrie
Eudy, Wade Smith, Elaine Holt,
and Edshay Brunson; 10th grade,
Lendall Smith, Jolee Morris, Ned
Lowder and Frances Ross; 11th
grade, Larry Yow, Bobbie Eudy,
and Victor Dry; combination 11th
and 12 grades, Nelda Huneycutt;
12th grade, Chunk Barringer,
(Continued on Page Three)
Oct. 10 — Game with Mdnroe
Oct. 24 — District Teachers
Oct. 24 — Game with Myers
Oct. 31 — Game with Concord^
Nov. 27, 28 — Thanksgiving
Dec. 19 r Jan. 5 ~ Christmas
April 3-6 — Easter Holidays
May 31 — Baccalaureate
June 1 — Commencement
To Attend State
Six members of the Full Moon
staff and the annual staff are
to attend a press conference in
Chapel Hill tomorrow.
Representatives from the an
nual staff are Frank Burrell and
Carolyn Miller; from the Full
Moon class-are Martha Rae Har
ris and Mona Rae Crotts, and J.
C. Boone will represent the news
paper and the annual. Miss Mil
dred Kyzer, the advisor for the
annual, will also go along.
School newspaper and annual
staffs will be represented. Dele
gates are to be shown various
types of annuals and many new
ideas for their newspapers.
The delegates from here are to
leave for Chapel Hill early Sat
urday morning and return either
that night or Sunday morning.
Vacation Time Meant Trips and Camps
“Once again here as school
mates assembled” we begin an
other school year after a glor
ious summer. The students have
certainly spent their vacations in
many different parts of the
Summer camps claimed many
of our classmates, girls camps,
seashore camps and Boy Scout
camps. Bow Wow tells everyone
that Camp Dick Henning is a
fine place to spend the summer,
while Cread, Edshap, Burnie
Miller and Edward Fitzgerald de
clare that there is no place like
Camp Morehead. Bill Huckabee
seemed to like Pinnacle, but
Jerry Traywick got homesick for
Albemarle during his month
there. Martha Rae ended her
seventh year at Pinnacle’s neigh
boring camp, Ton-A-Wandah.
Visitors to the Empire State
were Lula Thomas, Dixie Schadt,
and Charlotte Pope. Charlotte al
so made a quick trip to Niagara
Frank B., Lanny, Ralph S. and
Keith S. all made a trip to sunny
Florida together, but were very
disappointed by not seeing Presi
The beaches of North and South.
Carolina were filled with A.H.S.
students who got enough sun and
sand to last them all winter.
Other parts of the U. S. were
visited frequently. Gareth Low
der spent a few days’ in Mem
phis, Tennessee, while Joan
Renger and Frances Ross went to
Pennsylvania and Delaware, re
Shirley Lowder had a wonder
ful time in Canada, but was hap
py to get back to the U. S. A.
October 3, 1952
Honor Group Taps
Ten Top Seniors
Ten students were tapped into
the National Honor Society] in
an impressive ceremony Friday
morning, September 25, The new
members, who were chosen from
the senior class on the basis of
their character, scholarship, lead
ership, and service, are: Peggy Jo
Lowder, Marilyn Greene, Janet
Troutman, Avanelle Osborne, Cro-
lyn Miller, Ellen Cook, Barbara
Lowder, Jeanette' Dennis, Glenn
Almond, and Betty Gantt..
The very formal ceremony,
which was conducted by the six
old members of the society, open
ed with the student body singing
“Holy" Holy, Holy,” followed , by
the reading of Psalm 26 and a
prayer. Elaine Lowder sang
“Prayer Perfect” after which the
four ideals of the National Honor
Society were, presented by the old
Robert Shaver, president of the
Honor Society then welcomed each
new member as he was tapped,
and presented each with the trad
itional yellow carnation. They
were given the National Honor
Society pledge by Mr. Cashwell.
The parents of the old members
were present for the tapping.
The Albemarle Chapter of the
National Honor Society is now
composed of the following mem
bers : Robert Shaver, Carolyn
Williams, Martha Rae Harris,
Frank JBurrell, Bill Huckabee,
Bernice Roscoe, Peggy Jo Lowder,
Marilyn Greene, Janet Troutrnan,
Avanelle Osborne, Carolyn Miller,
Ellen Cook, • Barbara Lowder,
Jeanette Dennis, Glenn Almond,
and Betty Gantt.
James Gibson Is
James Gibson, who' was presi
dent of the junior class last year,
has been elected to head the
class again this year.
The other officers chosen by
the senior class are: vice presi
dent, David Bruton; secretary,
Nelda Huneycutt, and treasurer,
Miss Chicora Caughman was
By Their Words
“Wish for everybody all the
fine things that you wish for
“Boys, come back after school
and I’ll let you talk to each
“I’m not giving any homework
over the week-end, but Monday
we will write verbs that I will
take up and grade.”—Mrs. Deese.
“I’ve got all the wrong an
swers expect three blanks.”—Pat
“I don’t know anything brainy
except my head hurts.”—Shirley
“Jimmy, you’d smoke the ashes
if you could.”—Robert Shaver.
“Be a‘full-time Christian all
the time.”—Miss Abrahamsen.
“I can’t eat peanut butter. I
might get fat.”—Jimmy Griffin.
“We ain’t proud; we’ll take five
yards any time?’—Coach Webb.
“I’m going to have six children
’cause the fortune-teller said so.”
“The Student Council cannot
succeed without the support of
the student body.”—Mr. Cash-
“When the football team came
running out of the — well, wher
ever they come running out
“You’ve got to get your eyes
glued in that Algebra book.”—
“You should remember the
pitch of a note like you do a
figure.”—Mr. Fry, meaning “num
“It’s took me thirteen years to
get this far in school, and I’m
not going to take chanced on
being thrown out now.” — Gene