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The Full Moon
Vol. 20 —No. 1
Here and There
IN SOCIOLOGY THE other day,
Coach Webb asked, “Why do peo
ple like variety?” „
“To keep from getting bored,
Myra Efird replied promptly.
Coach Webb did not change ex
pression as he quipped: “So thats
why you change boy friends so
MR. HATLEY SEEING Ned
Lowder use his binoculars, ex
claimed, “That brings me up close,
doesn’t it?” ,
“Yes sir,” Ned replied; now 1
can read your lips and don’t have
to listen to you.”
IN THE CAFETERIA a group
of girls were talking about a
small cute girl in AHS when Arce
Rose Rich asked, “What’s she got
that WQ haven’t?” . +
“Maybe it’s what we’ve got that
she hasn’t,” Opal Eudy suggested.
ONE DAY WHEN a group of
students were discussing singmg,
Frances Litaker said,
“Boy, I’m really going to go
places with my voice.” .
“Well, come along, Mal-vm
Clark offered, “I’ll go help you
SKIPPER AND MYRA were
riding around the other night and
became interested in looking for
out-of-town licenses on the pass
ing cars, , ^
Suddenly Myra turned to Skip
per and asked, “Skipper, where is
Permanent, N. C.?”
WHILE TALKING TO a bunch
of girls, Frances Ross proudly an
nounced, “Mr. Fry told me why
Judy didn’t.make Mixed Chorus.
“Why?” everyone asked.
“Her voice,” Frances replied.
“LENDELL, WHAT WAS that
joke you just told about the can
non ball?” Judy Scaggs asked the
other day. . ^
Lendell pondered for a minute;
then he came up with the answer:
“Oh, you mean the one about
AFTER THE KANNAPOLIS
game, Donnie Smith asked Mr.
Hatley,. “What did you think
about the majorettes?”
“All that glitters is not gold,
was his reply^
JOHNSIE RUSSELL ASKED
Ruth Morris what courses she was
taking this year.
“Oh, English, French, short
hand—,” Ruth began.
“Gee,”' Johnsie interrupted, are
you learning to speak shorthand?”
SKIPPER AND DICKIE were
overheard telling John McLaugh
lin about a sad, but what they
thought funny, incident that hap
pened to Doug Kearns’ car.
After about fifteen minutes of
the details and lots of, laughter,
John stopped laughing long
enough to say, “Yea, I know; I
was with him.”
Albemarle High School, Albemarle, N. C.
October 4, 1954
R 1954 - 1955
• FRANCES LITAKER WAS
talking about a boy she had met
“We met at a picnic and I just
couldn’t help noticing him,” she
related. “Every time I looked at
him. he was eating a hot dog and
staring at me.”
“Maybe you ■ had the mustard,
»TT WOULD BE nice to be a
sponlor for Homecoming,” Phylhs
'^"Srprotably be one,” Pat
Allnn Sciid. tp-
“Foot if that’s so, Phyl s re
plied. “The only way I Hg^^
to be a sponsor is to spo
football or the ’ referee.
PHYLLIS GREER: “^YRA, I
know more than you kno
cause Fm older.”
Myra: “In that case I m
to heaven than you becatis
.' Louise, HAhFyOU ever been
in love?” Sue Whitley wanted to
know. , ,
T "That’s my business,” retorted
1, “Ok,” Sue came back, “then
Front row: Charles James, Wade Smith, Dotty Walker, Joyce Turner, Linda Moose, Janet Hinson,
Pat Allan, Sue Whitley, David Grigg, Johnny Rummage. Second row: Judy Efird, Pat Starnes,
Lulubelle Smith, Peggy Smith, Frances Ross, Vernon Troutman, Johnny Richardson. Third row:
Larry Chance, Yoder Whitley, Emma Lynn Morton, Gay Crowell, Carol Deese, Bobby Peck, Jimmy
Almond. Fourth row: Mrs. Mazel Lyke, Mrs. Saunders, Miss Holt, Edshay Brunson, George Mc
Manus, Elliott Gaddy, John W. Iddings, George Weaver.
Student Council For Year Installed
3 New Tefcichers
On AHS Faculty
Three new teachers joined the
Albemarle High School faculty
Miss Mary Anne Cross comes
from Reidsville, N. C., to assume
her position as Home Economics
teacher and sponsor for the Fu
ture Homemakers of America. She
is a graduate of Woman’s College
in Greensboro and describes Albe
marle High School as “Wonder
Miss Barbara Lowder is succeed
ing Miss Schell as girls’ physical
education teacher and coach of
the girls’ basketball team. She is
quite an athlete herself, having
been a member of the honor
basketball team and tennis champ
ion at Appalachian State Teachers
College, where she graduated. She
was president of the Women’s
Athletic Association and was vot
ed the most athletic woman on the
campus. This past summer she
played in the Interstate Y.M.C.A
Women’s Softball League, where
she won a trophy for hitting the
most doubles in the League.
Mr. Jack Cox works with the D.
O. program 'and plans to have 25
students placed in Albemarle firms
this year. He has been studying
for three years at the University
of Alabama doing graduate work.
His home is in Scottsboro, Ala
bama. Mr. Cox should feel quite
at home in Stanly County, be
cause his favorite sport is fishing.
To New Members
New student body officers and
members of the Student Council
were installed in a highly impres
sive service held in the auditorium
last Friday afternoon.
The program was in three parts,
and students had been provided
with mimeographed programs in
order that they might follow. Bob
by Peck, vice president of the
North Carolina Student Councils,
was master of ceremonies.
The fact that government is de
rived from Divine guidance. was
recognized in the devotional led
by Johnsie Russell, Bible Club
The student body and faculty
paid tribute to the national demo
cratic form of government by
pledging allegiance to the flag.
The, call to colors, with Dean
Chandler playing the trumpet,
was presented by A/2c James J.
Dennis, A/lc Donald E. Honey
cutt, and GMS W. T. Thompson,
veterans who are enrolled in the
student body this year. Imme^-
ately following came the National
Anthem led by Mr. Fry,
Take Oath of Office
Seriousness prevailed as Mr.
Cashwell faced the new student
body officers and led them in the
oath of office. The officers —
Charles James, president; Wade
Smith, vice president; David
Grigg, secretary; and Johnny
Rummage, treasurer — were pre
sented with pins symbolizing their
place in offide.
Having been sworn into the of
fice, the new president then ad
ministered the oath of office to
the Student Council representa
tives. Added this year to the
Council are the vice president of
each class and outstanding Coun
cil members from last year.
Closing the program was the
pledge of loyalty given by the stu
dent body and led by John David
Moose, senior class president. The
pledge is as follows:
“Since I believe that the de
mocracy of my school and country
will be stronger tomorrow be
cause of the democracy I live to
day, I hereby pledge to support
and uphold the standards and
ideals of my Student Council,
which I will help to build.”
The program was closed with
the singing of the alma mater.
Sponsor for the Student 'Coun
cil is Mrs. Mazel Lyke, assisted by
Mrs. Hiram Saunders and Miss
Representatives for the year,
by homerooms, are as follows:
Yoder Whitley, Mrs. Fry; Jimmy
Almond, Miss Misenheimer; Lulu
belle Smith, Mrs. Hayes; Judy
Efird, Miss Holt; Vernon Trout
man, Miss Tucker; Pat Allan, Miss
Caughman; Emma Lynn Morton,
Mrs.: Saunders; Pat Starnes, Mr.
Hatley; George McManus, Mrs.
Lyke; Carol Deese, Mr. Benton;
Edshay Brunson, Mrs. Wester-
lund; George Weaver, Mr. Robi
nette; Peggy Smith, Miss Lowder;
John W. Iddings, Mrs. Carter;
Joyce Turner, Miss Bankett; El
liott Gaddy, Mr. Fry; Gay Crow
ell, Miss Abrahamsen.
Full Moon Fzee
To Student Body
Again This Year
For the fourteenth consecutive
year the Full Moon is being given
to the students of Albemarle
High School free of charge.
The Full Moon has the distinc
tion of being the only high school
newspaper in North Carolina that
does not charge for its publica
tions. The merchants of Albe
marle make this possible by tak
ing ads in the paper each year.
The money from these ads then
takes care of the Full Moon’s ex
penses throughout the school year.
Last year Frances Litaker and
Lendell Smith were selected to fill
the editor and business manager
posts, but as yet the department
editors' have not been chosen.
However, a temporary editor of
each department has been assign
ed for this issue.
They are as follows: News edi
tor, Pat Allan; Feature editor,
Charlotte Pope; and Sports editor.
Fry Throws Away
His Tuning Fork
Room 84 received a new piano
Friday purchased partly from
funds raised by Mixed Chorus
Realizing the need to replace
the ancient piano being used by
the choral department, Mixed
Chorus members last year under
took the project of selling Christ
mas cards, wrapping paper, and
ribbon. Funds were raised but
not enough, so help was secured
from school funds. Finally enough
money was raised to get a new
piano, although it is not fully paid
The studio size piano is finished
in mahogany and carries a French
brand name. This one replaces an
old second|hand piano that was
bought in 1939 for $45.
Mr. Fry said, “While the stu
dents will miss the old rattletrap,
wo are delighted to have the new
piano in room 84.”
A.H.S. Students Had Itching Feet
Where did you go this summer?
This question is being asked by
almost every AHS student.
St. Paul, Minnesota, drew many
high school students and teachers
for the National Student Council
Convention and along with these
were Mrs. Mazel Lyke, AHS Coun
cil advisor, and Bobby^Peck, vice
president of the NCSCC.
Mixed Chorus members, Elaine
Mills, Myra Efird, Arce Rose
Rich, Charles Smith, Susie Swar-
ingen, Amorelle Tucker, Elaine
Lowder, Linda Duke, Barbara
Holt Edward Hatley, Belvin Ter
ry and Ted Burleson, enjoyed a
Jonderful week in Boone at the
^^AHS represented at
EenVr. Myra Efird,
and Miriam Davis spent an excit
ing week at Crescent Beach on a
house party. Skipper Gantt, Dickie
Cashwell, Lendell Smith, Donnie
Smith, Charles James, John David
Moose, Roger Saunders, John Mc
Laughlin, Edshay Brunson, Mickey
Greene, and Wade Smith really
kept the South Carolina beaches
Jolee Morris, Dorothy Ellis, and
Dottie Walker favored Florida as
their vacation spot, while Sue
Whitley chose California. New
York drew the attention of Za-
lotta Harris and Opal Eudy. In
Canada Charlotte Pope got to use
some of her French.
AHS students attended many
North Carolina camps. Band stu
dents and majorettes attended a
Music Camp at East Carolina Col
lege, and different church camps
greeted other individuals.
Exciting times were experienc
ed by the teachers also. Mr. R. C.
Hatley, Mrs. Frank Westerlund,
and Mrs. Saunders went down to
Florida, and Mrs. N. A. Hayes
spent a month in the Northwest
and Canada. Mr. and Mrs. Fry
traveled 8,0Q0 miles to the North
west to Seattle, down the Pacific
Coast to Los Angeles, and back
home. Miss Abrahamsen went to
a Missionary conference in Win
ona, Indiana, for a week in June
and later directed a Bible school
at her home church on Staten Is
land for two weeks.
Along with the vacationing
there was some studying too. Miss
Inez Bankett spent six weeks at
WCUNC working on her Masters
degree and Miss Carolyn Holt
spent twelve weeks at Carolina
working oh her M. A. degree.
In spite' of all the good times we
had this summer, we are now back
in school ready to study.
By Their Words
“As confusion would say—” —
Donnie Smith (meaning Confuci
“Lexington has quantity; Albe
marle has quality.”—Coach Robi
“This microphone reminds me of
a boy kissing his girl goodnight
through screen wire. The action
is there, but the effect is not.” —
Rev. Roy Caudle,
“I have to have fun while I go
along because I don’t have
“I’m having a hard time keep
ing Mr. Cashwell and Mr. Grigg
out of the end zone.” — Wayne
“I’m sweeter than Santa Claus
when it comes to giving grades.”—
Mr. Webb. ,
“He must be good; he’s been
here a long time.”—Miss Tucker
(speaking of Mr. Hatley).
“Freshmen don’t know any bet
ter; sophomores are just learn
ing. Juniors know them all, and
seniors have forgotten everyone of
them!”—Mr. Pendergraft on man
“If there had been any letter
girls like Winecoff’s when I went
to school, I would have learned to
spell too.”—Mr. Hatley.
“I danced a jig in the middle of
the street Sunday night at ten ’til
“Let me have your spaghetti;
I just stopped my diet.”'—Martha
“I’m so scared my big goose
pimples already have little
ones!”—Rev. Roy Caudle.
“Some crew cut! Looks like
half the crew bailed out!”—Mr.
Pendergraft discussing Bobby
Peck’s new hair style.