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The Full Moon
Vol. 20 — No. 5 Albemarle High School, Albemarle, N. C. February, 1955
Supt. Grigg Presented Life Membeiship In NEfi
Juniors Will Give ^Calamity Kids'
Miss Doris Tucker is shown pinning on the NEA life member*
ship pin which the teochers of the ci^ system presented to Mr.
Senior Activities Started By Committees
Here and There
DURING A BIOLOGY lesson
Mrs. Lyke asked the class the
meaning of transpiration (excess
water leaving the leaves of
The answer she got was,
“Trucking stuff down the road.”
ELAINE LOWDER WAS making
sure everyone knew what to wear
to Salisbury to put on a program
when she said to Roger Saunders,
“Sut, you know what to wear
tonight, don’t you?”
“Yeah,” was his reply, “a tie.”
“THE PERSON I MARRY will
have to have a very outstanding
character,” remarked Miss Tucker.
“What’ll it be?” asked Dickie.
“He’ll have to be a man,” she
JUDY WAS TALKING to Fran
ces Ross about report cards.
“I don’t see why I can’t get
an A in Mixed Chorus. All I
ever get is a B plus. What can
I do about it?”
“Take study hall,” Ross sug
WHILE DISCUSSING A tough
algebra problem with Bobby Jos-
ey. Miss Caughman cried,
“You can’t subtract the square
root of, 2% from 5/2 a bit more
than you can subtract wine
“Mr. R. C. Hatley can,” exclaim
“WHO’S THAT SINGING that
song?” asked Aaron Lowder.
“J. P. Morgan,” answered
“Oh, yeah! I know him,” re
“SAY, PECK, DID you hear
about the man that was turned
down for the army?” asked
“No, what was wrong?” Peck
“His seeing-eye dog had flat
feet,” replied Bill.
WHILE GIVING OUT the chem
istry exams, Mr. Hatley explain
ed, “When you finish you m^y
Sylvia Long took one quick
look at the exam and started
gathering up her books.
“I’ve finished,” she said.
WHEN MR. PENDERGRAFT
asked John David a question and
Elliott Gaddy answered, Mr.
Pendergraft remarked, “You’re a
funny looking Moose.”
“You should see the ones at
Morrow mountain,” replied Gad
"HERE’S A FREE catalogue,”
Patty Mann commented to Gerry
“How much is it?” Gerry want
ed to know.
“DO YOU KNOW how a man
shot his wife at the theater and
left without anyone’s knowing
it?” Wayne asked Arnell.
“They were at the drive-in,”
was the reply.
IN A DISCUSSION ON col
leges and subjects to major in,
Roger Saunders remarked,
“I don’t know which to study,
agriculture or singing.”
Elizabeth Tucker promptly ad
“Oh, study both, Sut; then you
can sing to your cows.”
MRS. LYKE WAS trying to get
her fourth period biology class
enthused over a review for mid
“Look at it this way. Exami
nations are like the big game of
the season and you are the team.
You have to come out for prac
tice every day and I’m coaching
you to win.”
“The trouble with that game is
we have to play. You don’t al
low time outs, an extra period or
even a jump for a tied ball,” pro
tested Burnie Miller.
“Yeah,” added Punk Gantt, “and
we can’t even yell or talk to each
other to keep our spirits up.”
Play Directed By
Cross And Holt
“Calamity Kids,” a three-act
comedy, will be presented by the
junior class on February 17, ac
cording to present plans.
The production of this play will
be in the hands of Miss Cross
assisted by Miss Holt. The
“Calamity Kids,” by Jay Tobias,
is a three-act comedy. The play
is a story of two orphan twins
who play pranks on their aunt
and uncle to keep from being
The four boys of the cast are:
Mickey, Edshay Brunson; Hez,
Luther Kimery; Brad, Wade
Smith; Gidean, Bill Fisher.
Girls in the production are:
Madge, Barbara Holt; Em, Peggy
Furr; Clara, Vivian Smith; Bon
nie Blue, Zalotta Harris; Opal,
Betty Boone; Loraine, Dotty
Miss Misenheimer is in charge
of the publicity. The juniors are
making posters and publicizing
the play in any way possible.
This is their annual production,
in which the proceeds are used to
help defray the cost of the junior-
senior prom. The juniors urge
everyone to come.
AHS Students Aid
In Polio Campaign
Polio Week, in connection with
the March of Dimes, netted
$58.74 at Albemarle High School
during the week of January 10
The campaign, sponsored by the
Student Council, was under the
supervisor of Mrs.' Mazel Lyke,
chairman of the March of Dimes
campaign in the Stanly County
school district, and George Weav
er, polio chairman of AHS.
The March of Dimes campaign,
which literally means a dime per
person, was successfully carried
out by AHS students, who av
eraged over a dime per person,
making the school 100 per cent.
Is Appointed As
George Weaver, popular AHS
student, left last Monday for
Washington, D. C., where he will
serve as page in the Congress of
the United States.
George received word of his
appointment Friday and report
ed for duty on Monday. A soph
omore in high school, he was an
The constitution of the Albe
marle High School Student Coun
cil has been edited to more ac
curately form the basis of the
Student Council government.
The editing of the constitution
was under the supervisor of Mrs.
Mazel Lyke, Student Council
advisor, and Frances Ross, chair
man of the constitution com
Outlined here are the most
important features of the new
constitution. Article IV is on
amending the constitution and
the present voting and election
methods of the new constitution.
This constitution may be
amended by a two-thirds ma
jority of the Student Body and
approval of the faculty; the
amendment, however, must be
read in the Council room' two
Debaters Will Be
Chosen March 1
Try-outs for the A.H.S. debating
team will be held March the first
here at the high school. The
topic of the debate is: Resolve
That the Federal Government
should initiate a policy of free
trade among nations friendly to
the United States.
The A.H.S. team will debate
Lexington and Kannapolis. The
locations are not yet known, but
the date is March 18.
Miss Abrahamsen is the debat
ing team advisor. It is still not
too late" to try out for the team.
Apple For Teacher
Have you ever reviewed for
your exams by baking a cake?
The Mixed Chorus did this year,
at least Elaine Lowder and Susie
These two girls, kidding with
Mr. Fry, who never gives a Chorus
exam, said they would bake him
a cake if he would excuse Mixed
Chorus from exams.
Friday morning Mr. Fry enter
ed an empty classroom only to
find, to his surprise, a pink, green,
and white cake with a “Happy
Exam” greeting, lying on his
weeks in advance of the vote.
Voting shall be done by a special
registration at precincts and by
Nominations and Elections
The method of nomination of
candidates for Student Council
officers shall be as follows: On
dates designated by the Elec
tions Chairman and approved by
the principal, two conventions
shall be held. Homerooms repre
senting half of each class shall
attend one convention, the other
homerooms attending the other,
the manner of determining the
divisions of the convention to be
designated by the elections com
mittee. The conventions shall
be presided over by the president
and vice-president of the Student
Body, the Council to determine
which office shall presided over
each convention. The conventions
Tuesday, May 3!
The Senior class is now pre
paring for some of the biggest
events of the year with com
mencement planning and select*
ing of a play heading the list.
A committee for planning the
commencement exercises has
been appointed and consists of
Mr. Cashwell, Mr. Fry, Mrs. Fry,
Miss Caughman, and the Senior
class officers, John D. Moose,
president; Elliott Gaddy, vice
president; Ed Hatley, treasurer;
and Yoder Whitley, secretary.
The commencement exercises
have been set for May 31. The
orders for the invitations were
sent off February 4.
With Miss Bankett as director
and Pat Allan chairman, a com
mittee has been appointed to
select this year’s senior play.
It was announced last week
that a representative will be here
soon to measure for the robes
and also that the class gift has
been ordered by Mr. R. C. Hatley.
A number of details are still to
be worked out. Committees must
be appointed to suggest several
colors, mottoes, and flowers from
which the class can choose the
ones they want.
shall last only the duration of
scheduled school Activity Period.
In case this is not sufficient
time to complete the business
the chairman shall call for the
meeting to be continued after
For a student to run for any
office in the Council he must
have presented to the Council a
petition containing one hundred
names designating that the Stu
dent Body wishes to have him
nominated in his convention.
No student shall run for more
than one office.
A student shall be eligible to
vote for the candidates for office
upon registering at one of two
precincts designated by the Elec
tions Committee. Voting shall
be by secret ballot at polls des
ignated by the Elections Com
mittee. Winning candidates must
receive a majority.
In City Schools
Mr. Claud Grigg, in recognition
of his 20 years as superintendent
of Albemarle City Schools, was
presented by Miss Doris Tucker,
president of the local NCEA unit,
a life membership in the Nation
al Educational Association.
At this presentation Miss
Tucker mentioned not only his
contributions on a local level but
also on a district and state level.
Since 1934, when Mr. Grigg
came to Albemarle, the enroll
ment has increased from 2200 to
2800. The number of teachers
has increased from 60 to 101.
Both West Albemarle and North
Albemarle have been built, addi
tions have been constructed for
the high school, Central Elemen
tary and West, and both East
Albemarle and Kingville have
been added to the City School
System and then renovated.
When Mr. Grigg came to Albe
marle both the high school shop
and library were closed and there
was not one lunch room in the
whole system. Now every school
has an accredited library and
an attractive up-to-date lunch
Mr. Grigg has served as pres
ident of the South Piedmont Dis
trict, as vice president of the
NCEA, as president of the organ
ization of State Superintendents,
and twice as chairman of the
Legislative Committee of the
NCEA. It was in this last capac
ity that he saw the present re
tirement system for teachers
By Their Words
“Well, I’ve called the roll try
ing to get an answer to this
problem; anyone have any sug
gestions of what to do now?”—
“Do like us does.”—Dickie
“I had to drive every step of
the way.”—Amorelle Tucker.
“I rarely wear glasses except
when I want to see.”—Miriam
“Going steady is for the birds.”
"You should see all my cute,
big little pigs.”—Roger Saunders.
“Pass up the shades and roll
up the folios.”—Mr. Fry to Mixed
"She took him In and intro
duced him to his family.”—Opal
“I got to bed early—early this
morning, that is.”—Mr. Pender
“When I came to Salisbury, I
couldn’t read or write. I was
born there.”—Dr. Goodson.
“Snowmen don’t die; they just
melt away.”—Myra Efird.
“All you have to know to shoot
a gun is to point the barrel at
the gun and pull the trigger.”—
“It takes a monkey to be a
photographer.”—Mr. Small, as he
stood , on top of a cabinet taking
a picture for the annual.
“Mr. Hatley, the bottom of a
tank would be the part that’s
underneath, wouldn’t it?”—Ross
“I used to read about Julius
Caesar and all those other birds.”
“There are three kinds of
banks: commercial, savings, and
“I’m bright, free, and almost
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Constitution s Cobwebs To Be Disturbed