North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
The Full Moon
Vol. 19 —No. 5
Albemarle High School, Albemarle, N. C.
Here and There
AFTER THE FULL Moon Eng
lish exam, Margaret Brunson was
looking around outside the Eng
lish class door.
Sylvia; “What in the world are
you looking for?”
Margaret: “My brains; I think
I dropped them before I went in.”
DURING HOMEROOM THE
other day Mr. Fry urged his stu
dents to study, especially chem
istry and physics.
“Why do you want us to study
chemistry and physics so much?
asked a senior.
Mr. Fry: “So I can eat lunch
without hearing Mr. Hatley fuss
about his students not studying.
Larry tucker closed his
eyes and typed five letters,
CWDKZ. Then he showed it to
Ralph Setzler and asked, “Can you
Ralph answered: “I can’t
nounce it, but he plays for Notre
Dame, doesn’t he?”
CLAUD GRIGG TURNED
around in his seat and asked
Johnny Hall what he was laugh
The reply was: “I’m funny.”
AT THE BEGINNING of the
French class Mr. Pendergraft
gan: “Now, the homework will be
on the board.”
John Ellington: “We didn’t have
any homework, did we?”
Mr. Pendergraft: “We certainly
did. Didn’t you get it?”
John: “Oh, yes, sir.”
laughing and talking at
the same time, Otty Lynn mutter
ed: “Crook’s the only one laugn-
^ng at what he said.”
Richard: “What are you laugh
ing at then?”
Otty: “At what I said.”
Mr. HATLEY, WHO always
practices good English, was re
lating to his chemistry class,
“Here’s some of the conversation
that went on between he and 1
that’s him and me. You know
Bobby Josey: “Yeah, ’cause it
ain’t nobody else,”
WHILE EATING IN the cafe
teria one day Mickey Harwooa
fieclared; “I like to eat in tne
cafeteria when they have beans m
“Why?” asked Doris Hinson,
“Because there’s a surprise in
every bowl,” Mickey answered,
at THE END of a discussion
on the Sociology trip ,"Xf/
^sked, “Who’s gonna drive,
Coach Webb: “Me, Why?”
Ann: “I just wondered.”
, Coach Webb: “Well, there's one
thing for sure; you arent,
. Bobbie and jo, double dat
ing, drove up at Harmancos wiin
their dates; the former’s ?
"^as passable, but something n
played havoc with Jo’s.
“Where have you been?” some
“To the drive-in,” Jo replied.
. “Well, I don’t think Bobbie went
to the same show you did, w
ficiby Sitting Done
Free Of Charge
March 26, but can't get o sitter
*0^ Junior? If so, your troubles
. Senior girls are
to baby sit for parents who
^ont to come to the plflY"
. The catch is thot Yf"
o ticket before
. Jold out, so buy yours at
^om a member of the senior
MEN OF YEAR'
•^e three Albemarle men above, have been recognized for their outstanding commimity work. H.
T "Toby" Webb and Paul B. Fry, both AHS teachers, have been named "Young Man of the Year"
and "Man of the Year", respectively. A1 Starling, AHS graduate, has been named J. C. of the year.
'Y' Clubs Sponsor
Christian Emphasis Week, a
series of inspiring morning and
evening services featuring Re^^
Tack A Neilson, sponsored by the
Tri-Hi-Y and Hi-Y clubs, was held
last week. Music was arranged by
the Music Masters and
Mr. Neilson, pastor of t^ Im
manuel Baptist church ^ Green
ville N C., and an outetanding
vouth counselor, began the series
Sday morning in the auditor
ium, ‘S'd Jrigg
^ Jo Ellen Brooks read
FhTSturl Haine Lewder sang
at First Presby-
rSafe wa?‘Cur Ute
Neilson s rriy^p girls’
U What You Make It . Ihe gins
Sion ot ^e^SfySingner^^
which aSe Donnie Smith
fL leader, Elizabeth Tucker
S tte scripture, and Eleanor
T nrpsented a flute solo.
-rraf evening Mr. Neilson chal-
That even B ^
” Sue Whftley led the serv-
reared by Arce Rose Rich and
Exchange Programs Started
Among Ninth Grade Choirs
Two Students Die
During the Christmas holidays,
the high school student body lost
two of its students.
Lyndell Curlee, a member of the
senior class, was accidentally shot
to death on December 25, 1953,
while hunting in the company of
several friends. Lyndell was born
on February 6, 1936, and was a
Diversified Occupations student for
two consecutive years. Prior to
his death, he was employed at the
A and P Super Market,
Earl Harker, a prominent mem
ber of the junior class, died of a
pulmonary edemia on December
23, 1953, while working at the
Nehi Bottling Company, Earl
was born on February 19, 1937.
Excelling in all sports, he partic
ularly enjoyed football, and dur
ing the last season he was tackle
on the varsity team.
A frank discussion of boy-girl
relationship and the temptations
facing today’s youth was present
ed Wednesday morning by Mr.
Neilson. Sally Crook presided and
(Continued on Page 5, Col. 1)
The Ninth Grade Chorus of the
Alexander Graham High School in
Charlotte will visit Albemarle
High School’s Ninth Grade Chorus
The chorus students will arrive
at the high school on Wednesday
morning and will rehearse with
A.H.S’s chorus under the direc
tion of Mr. Gerald Bovell of Char
lotte and Mr. Paul Fry. They will
eat lunch in the school cafeteria.
A program by the two choirs
will be presented to the student
body Wednesday during fifth
The program consists of two
parts as follows: Part I, “Rip Van
Winkle,” a cantata, and Part II,
the songs, “Old King Cole,” “Go
Down Moses,” “The Strife Is O’er,”
and “Send Out Thy Light”.
After school the visitors will be
entertained at a party given for
them in the school cafeteria.
Later in the spring the A.H.S.
group will visit Alexander Graham
for a similar program there.
This is an annual project of the
choral department. Every year
programs are arranged with neigh
The Mixed Chorus has received
invitations to exchange concerts
with Shelby and Valdese high
schools, but no definite plans
have been made.
Lehto Describes Finland To Students
«T am not so much surprised at
the difference be^tween^the^^ni^e^
States and Mr. Lehto,
girls’ secondary scn^^
r„gffsh dass on the subject of his
is more than
rna,"^er? a«ty-four Finns
that is three
chief seaport o charlotte.
Throughout t^ ^hich
Xte approximately one
hundred fam landlord of-
ha»ug paying the up-
"iVe^M'rie. likes the
American system of teaching, the
distinguished educator replied, “I
like your system because the stu
dent can choose the subjects ac
cording to his ability. Since Fin
nish students have no choice in the
subjects they take, the courses are
The children are in school from
the age of seven to fifteen. Four
years of elementary school are fol
lowed by five years of junior high.
An entrance examination, which
30-50 per cent of the students fail,
is required to enter senior high,
where the pupil takes another
examination before graduation.
There are also private schools and
Mr. Lehto explained that dur
ing the nine month school term,
which begins in September, there
are Christmas holidays, eight holi
days for skiing, and six days for
Easter, which are accounted for
with six-day school weeks. Be
cause of the cold the forty-five
minute class periods have a ten-
minute break to open the win
dows for ventilation.
“Finnish and Swedish are both
official languages taught in the
fifth grade, and in the sixth grade
the students are taught English
or German,” Mr. Lehto stated.
Asked if there are many com
munists in Finland, Mr. Lehto re
plied that a progressive parliamen
tary form of government has been
created with about twenty per
cent of representatives com
“As for religion,” said Mr. Lehto,
“ninety-six per’cent of the people
He added that the most common
sports in the school are skiing and
skating for all and basketball foi
the girls and soccer for the boys.
Competitive participation is most
ly limited to the schools within
the city system.
The distinguished educator con
cluded with these words: “Your
standard of living is higher, but
Europeans think you are richer
than you are in reality.”
Two A.H.S. Faculty
As 'Men Of Year'
Two Albemarle High School
faculty members have been signal
ly honored recently.
Mr. Paul Fry has been named
“Man of the Year” and Mr. H. T.
“Toby” Webb, “Young Man of the
Year”. Both have received plaques
from the local Jaycees.
In selecting Mr. Fry, director of
music at the Albemarle High
School, the Jaycees recognized his
untiring efforts for many years in
developing musicians, soloists, and
singing groups in the church and
school. A number of Mr. Fry’s
pupils have won numerous honors
in college and communities. It is
recognized that Mr. Fry’s help has
made Albemarle one of the most
musical towns for its size to be
found. His character building and
influencing of young people also
contributed to his selection.
Coach “Toby” Webb has many
things to his credit. Besides his
teaching and coaching, he is a
fine Christian gentleman and a
civic leader. A teacher at Albe
marle High School for seven years,
he has helped to build the char
acter of the boys and girls as well
as coach a football team. He
takes part in many activities of
the First Presbyterian Church. Al
so, the Lions Club and the Albe
marle Jaycees claim him as an ac
Albemarle High School prides
itself on having these two men on
For West Point
Arthur Lynn, senior and star
football player, has been nominat
ed by Congressman Hugh Alex
ander as a candidate for appoint
ment to the United States Military
Otty is an honor student in this
year’s graduating class. Co-cap
tain of the football team, he has
been selected for various all-star
teams including just about all of
the All-State teams. Not only has
he been a star football player, he
has been a real threat to opposing
This outstanding boy is also the
president of the National Honor
Society and a member of the Mix
ed Chorus of the school.
By Their Words
“Are your dreams in techni
color or black and white?”—Pig
“Some day I’m going to write an
autobiography on the smartest
man I know.”—Claud Grigg,
“I’m the kind of boy my moth
er doesn’t want me to play with.”
“If you weren’t stupid I wouldn’t
have a job.”—Miss Caughman.
“I want you to sing this song
with wim, wigor, and witality.”—
“I can’t compromise with ignor
“You know, I can’t understand
why my daddy thinks I drive reck
“Oh, there’s a thermometer; I’ll
see what time it is.”—Ruth Morris.
“Brace yourself with your left
hind foot.”—Mr. Fry.
“He lives on a country road
“I was slicing an orange the
other day and cut my finger and
dropped half of it in the trash
“I spent several years in Paris
last summer.”—Don Weage.
“I’m forgiving your beggness.”—
“I don’t mind exams; it’s just
the grade that follows.”—Jimmy
“I don’t know who was more po
lite, Ronnie Raydeck or Don
“The AHS Mixed Chorus is the
best high school chorus I’ve heard
in America.”—Henry L. Scott, Ex
ecutive Club entertainer.