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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' .'i. Miss Doris Tucker is shown pinning on the NEA life member* ship pin which the teochers of the ci^ system presented to Mr. Grigg. 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 plants). 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 quipped. 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 gested. 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 from water.” “Mr. R. C. Hatley can,” exclaim ed ^Bobby,” “WHO’S THAT SINGING that song?” asked Aaron Lowder. “J. P. Morgan,” answered Martha. “Oh, yeah! I know him,” re plied Aaron. “SAY, PECK, DID you hear about the man that was turned down for the army?” asked SggIcgf “No, what was wrong?” Peck bit. “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 leave.” 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 dy. "HERE’S A FREE catalogue,” Patty Mann commented to Gerry Saunders. “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. “How?” “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 vised, “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 term exams: “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 separated. 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 Walker. 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 through 14. 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. George Weaver Is Appointed As Congress Page 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 mittee. 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. Article IV 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. Cakes Replacing 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 Swaringen did. 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 desk. weeks in advance of the vote. Voting shall be done by a special registration at precincts and by secret ballot. 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 Commencement Exercises Planned 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 school. 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. 20-Year Service In City Schools Is Recognized 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 room. 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 adopted. 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?”— Miss Caughman. “Do like us does.”—Dickie Cashwell. “I had to drive every step of the way.”—Amorelle Tucker. “I rarely wear glasses except when I want to see.”—Miriam Davis. “Going steady is for the birds.” —Pat Allan. "You should see all my cute, big little pigs.”—Roger Saunders. “Pass up the shades and roll up the folios.”—Mr. Fry to Mixed Chorus. "She took him In and intro duced him to his family.”—Opal Eudy. “I got to bed early—early this morning, that is.”—Mr. Pender graft. “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.”— Amorelle Tucker. “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 Mason. “I used to read about Julius Caesar and all those other birds.” —Mr. Hatley. “There are three kinds of banks: commercial, savings, and piggy.”—Coach Webb. “I’m bright, free, and almost eighteen.”—Polly Tucker. (Continued on Page 8, Col. 4) Constitution s Cobwebs To Be Disturbed

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