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THE FULL MOON
The Full Moon
Published Monthly by Mrs. Fry’s First Period
Senior English Class
S T A F F
Editor Frances Litaker
News Editor Frances Ross
Reported—Donald Almond, Marvin Clark, Opal Eudy, Phyllis
Greer, Shirley Lowder, Bobby Peck, Joan Renger, Stephen Sas
ser, Judy Scaggs, Yoder Whitley.
Feature Editor. Charlotte Pope
Feature Writers—Pat Allan, Bill Beeker, Louise Cooper, Martha
Harwood, Charles James, Amorelle Tucker.
Sports Editor Edward Hatley
Sports Writers—Larry Chance, Skipper Gantt, John David Moose,
Business Manager Lendell Smith
Circulation Manager : Sue Whitley
Managing Editor Dickie Cashwell
Advisor Mrs. Paul B. Fry
you're In The Spotlight Now
Students from AHS have really been making a name for
themselves and the school in the past few weeks. They seem to
come out on top in every activity from singing and playing to
speaking and debating.
Bill Beeker received speaking honors in the recent VFW
Oratorical Contest by walking off with first place in the contests
held at AHS and at Pfeiffer.
The debating teams, composed of Pat Allan, Eugene Burris,
Dickie Cashwell, and Vivian Smith, won both arguments in the
debates against Lexington. It is a very rare thing that both
teams from the same school should win. Congratulations, de
baters; you’ve done a grand job!
Any contest judge at a choral clinic knows that the members
of the AHS chorus groups are capable of doing a top-notch job.
The Mixed Chorus, Boys’ Chorus, and Ninth Grade Chorus ,all
proved themselves the best by making superiors at the District
Contest in Salisbury. The Girls’ Chorus received an excellent
The people of Albemarle sang the praises of Mr. Hatley’s
band after their concert, and so did the judges at the band clinic.
Not wanting to be overshadowed by the choruses, they received
a superior rating also.
The soloist^and groups that attended the district contest at
Davidson didn’t want to be left out on the upper ranks, so they,
too, returned home with high ratings. Arce Rose Rich and the
Boys’ Double Quartet topped the list with superior pluses, and
Elaine Lowder and the Girls’ Ensemble followed close behind
with superior ratings. Edward Hatley, Sandra Lentz, Susie Swar-
ingen, and Roger Saunders sported excellent for their solos.
Piano pupils of AHS are not to be left out of the limelight.
Amorelle Tucker, Elizabeth Hatley, and Nancy Caldwell were
awarded superiors at the annual District Piano contest, and Peggy
Smith won an excellent plus rating.
The students have proven that AHS is one of the most talented
schools in the state and is capable of walking off with the highest
honors in any situation. With the aid of their coaches and d^irec-
tors they have grabbed the spotlight and focused it on AHS.
Who's Getting Your Vote
“Who are you going to vote for? Who do you think will win
this election?” These are some of the questions that are buzzing
through the air as election time draws near. Well, whom are you
going to vote for? Your best friend or the one who can do the
job best? Of course, you would like to see youf special friend
get the office, but stop to think for a moment. Is that person
the most capable one for the job? Is he the one who is most
willing to work?
In electing a person to an office of the student body what
qualities are you looking for? First of all, he must be capable,
dependable, and hard working. He must also be willing to spend
extra time with his job and not expect someone else to do his
work for him. Is he a good leader? Will his fellow students
follow him? Yes, these are the most desirable qualities of a
good leader. Does your friend possess them or does the othet
candidate fit the bill better? Surely you want the best man pui
into office, so why not weigh their qualities before you go to
the polls? How can you regret electing the best man for the job?
For the past three years the attendance at baseball games
has been very slim. The people and students of Albemarle expect
to have a good team, but they are not willing to support it.
Any player can play better when he knows someone has a
little interest in the game he plays. When a crowd is watching,
the player gives a little extra try to field the ball because he
doesn’t want to disappoint the people. He has the same feeling
when he takes his cut at plate.
With better attendance and more school spirit the baseball
team could and would play better ball. So won’t you please
support your baseball team this year. It would be appreciated
by the ball club and their Coach.
It seems there has been some discussion in the past about
smoking in Albemarle High School. Certain rules have been
laid down stating that smoking shall be permitted only in the
student lounge. This rule was made to keep the rest of the
school building and grounds as clean as possible. But some of the
students have abused the privilege of smoking only in the lounge.
Students have been found smoking in the toilets and on the grounds.
This situation should be remedied at once. If you are one of
the boys or girls who cannot contain their smoking to the lounge,
try one of the following rules and cut out the habit altogether:
RULE ONE—Every time you want a cigarette eat a piece of candy.
There is just one snag to this rule, and that is you’ll probably
smoke a cigarette to get the sweet taste out of your mouth.
RULE TWO—Cut down on your rations of cigarettes per day.
But your friends will probably get mad at you for not having a
cigarette to give them and this scheme will have to be abandoned.
RULE THREE—If the first two rules don’t work, this one is sure
fire. Promise yourself you won’t light up a cigarette for a whole
week. At the end of the week you will feel much better, you will
be able to hear and see better, and you will have no more
THE ONLY PROBLEM: THE PRICE OF CIGARS.
Many of you know that each
February 30 is a big day in the
A. H. S. library. On that day the
mon^y that is taken in through
dues for overdue books is count
ed and plans are made for spend
ing these funds. This year the
funds far surpassed our expec
tations and are making possible
many additions to our library.
Miss Michael informed me that
the new furniture for the big
room will arrive next week. The
blonde chairs will be replaced by
modern chairs, upholstered in
rose and green. The old sofa
will be replaced by two new
sofas that will be placed facing
the screen of the new television
set. Draperies are being made
for the windows in both rooms.
The smaller of the two rooms
will be completely remodeled.
Reading stalls will be construct
ed and will make this room the
perfect place for study.
Three phonographs, equipped
with earphones, will be placed
in this room for your use. Our
record collection now consists of
six records: “Ebbtide”, “Make
Yourself Comfortable”, “Hearts
Made of Stone”, “Sincerely”,
“Cruising Down the River”, and
“They Were Doing the Mambo”.
Also in this room you will find
a row of electric typewriters for
your use. Each is closed off in a
little stall of its own and you
may check a typewriter out for
as long as two hours. Those of
you who have to come to the
library to do your typing will
enjoy this new privilege.
In the outer room is being
placed a new card catalogue.
This card catalogue is made en
tirely of glass, and pictures of
scenic spots in Stanly county are
painted on the sides and back.
The best known of these paint
ings is “While We’re Young”,
picturing the moon over Badin
Four new films have been add
ed to our film library: Gone
With the Wind, From Here to
Eternity, Hajji Babba, and
Apache. The French II class has
ordered the film. The French
Line, and will donate this to
the library after using it to fur
ther their study of the French
Also ordered is a complete vol
ume of Dick Tracy and Scrooge
McDuck. These were ordered in
answer to the many requests from
the student body.
The 000-Q70 shelf has been
moved down a step to make room
for a new division, the OOOO-QOO
shelf. This shelf contains all
the books written by the students
of A.H.S. There are now only
five books on this shelf. You
other authors get busy. There
is The Forest of Morrow Moun
tain by Ross Mason; High School
German by Bill Beeker; Why
Everyone Should Belong to a Cre
ative Writing Class by Alex
Furr; How to Recognize a Valu
able Piece of Jewelry by Ned
Lowder, and The Tenor by Ed-
Beside the Who’s Who in
America you will now find the
Who’s Who in A H.S. This con
tains a short biographical sketch
of each student and teacher who
attends AHS. This includes
freshmen! A complete biogra
phy has been written on some
of the famous people in A.H.S.
There is one on the life of Joan
Melton called The Hands That
Count by Hazel Lawhon. Dickie
Cashwell’s life is pictured in I
(Continued on page 7, col. 3)
Of The Month
Who’s the master mind behind
the Junior-Senior Prom? All
credit certainly goes to Miss Lil
lian Misenheimer, junior class
advisor. Much of her time is
spent helping the juniors to make
the prom a success.
After graduating from Lenoir
Rhyne College, she taught in
Rockwell and for the past sev
eral years has taught English in
Year after year the junior
classes become aware of her
patient understanding and sweet
personality. The undertaking of
the prom consumes much abil
ity, time, and patience, which
she readily gives.
QUESTION: What's th-e meanest trick you
ever played on anybody?
“Calling a girl up the night
before the Jr.-Sr. and telling her
I’m not taking her.”—Ross Ma
“I’m not that kind of boy.”—
“Driving Alma’s car and not
putting any gas in it.”—Mickey
“Tearing out Pee Wee’s trans
“I’m a good boy.”—Wheaties.
“I slammed on brakes and dis
turbed Cashwell in the back
“I took Peck visiting at Palm-
“I threw rocks at Doby’s car.”
“When we made people think
John Robert was dead.”—^Wade
“When I put something in Ross
Mason’s football shoes.” —Ed
“I don’t do mean things.”—^Joe
“The time I hid Mr. Pender-
graft’s erasers.”—Billy Fitzger
“I’m going to do something
really mean when I find out who
wrote on my car.”—John David
“The night I took a picture of
Peck and Mills.”—T. I. Clark.
“Stole the Crescent Beach City
Limits sign and put it up at
Rock Creek City Park.”—Donnie
“Smoked cigars in Mr. Pender-
graft’s room.”—Senior Boys.
“Laying out of church.”—Gene
“Put a tack in Joan Renger’s
chair.”—Larry Chance. ,
“Pushed Pat Allan in the Nor
wood lake.”—Dwayne Harring
“Jerked the seat out from un
der Lonnie Morton.” —Russell
“When I wrote all of Sandra’s
old boyfriends after she was mar
ried and signed her name to
“Oh-h, no! that I’ll never tell.”
“When I pushed a boy in the
swimming pool with his clothes
“The meanest trick I ever
played was on my parents—I was
“When I put a wooden stick in
Elliott’s hotdog.”—Johnsie Rus
“When we hung some of
Miriam Davis’ clothes on a light
cord in the living room of our
beach cottage to keep the boys
“I refuse to say on the grounds
I might incriminate myself.”—
“The time I threw some of Lin
da Moose’s clothes out the front
window and they fell on the
sidewalk.”—Jo Ellen Brooks.
“I paddled a 20-year-old boy
during the first two weeks I
taught school.”—Miss Tucker.
“When my sister fell asleep
on a bench at the Myrtle Beach
Pavilion and my girl friend and
I walked off and left her.”—Har-
vie Ann Smith.
“Oh, when we buried Bettie
Hall in the dirt at a sljimber par
ty last year.”—Peggy Furr.
“One day we locked Maxine
Harward up in Mrs. Wester-
lund’s closet and she couldn’t
scream for help because she had
“Oh, I don’t ever do anything
“When we buried Pat Allan in
the sand at the beach and cut
her hair off real short.” —Sue
“Cut Miss Michael’s red car
Are slumber parties meant 'for slumber? Well, we’re begin
ning to wonder! Especially since the “shindig” over at Shirley
Lowder’s last month. Slumber for them didn’t^begin until about
4 o’clock a. m. We wonder also how the boys managed to get
away with all the food about 11:30. However, there was still some
left to nibble on while the girls made joke calls. We understand,
for some unknown reason, the girls can’t face the people at
Starlight any more. How about it, Louise? We’d also like to
ask Dickie why his face was so red when he left. It couldn’t
be that eleven girls lined up for a good-night kiss, could it?
If you see seven juniors with smiling faces and sparkling eyes,
it’s because of the recent N. H. S. tapping. Congratulations to
Barbara Holt, Zalotta Harris, Joan Melton, Bill Fisher, Johnsie
Russell, Susie Culp, and Edshay Brunson. But that’s not the only
reason Johnsie’s eyes are sparkling, is it, Elliott??
The Sophomore Hop this year was the best one ever, accord
ing to Janis and Punkin’, Linda Duke and Van Kepley, and Gar
eth Pendergraft and Sue Winn. A lot of freshmen got in on the
dance, also. Isn’t that right, Clyde Hill and Pat Smith, Peggy Sue
Lisk, and Glenn Talbert, and Peggy Smith and Larry Freeman?
Elizabeth Tucker, Sue Page, and Diane Watkins were proud of
their orchids as well as their dates. George Bruton came all
the way from Charlotte, N. C., to escort Jo Ellen Brooks. Some
how, two seniors got in on the deal. Mary E. Griffin asked Don
ald Almond and John McLaughlin went with Jane Thomas. Going
back to “playing the field”, huh, John? -
Well, what about Jean Starr (now Mrs. Jimmy Lowder) get
ting married? Good luck, Jean; we know you’ll be happy.. Speak
ing of Lowders, Miss Lowder got her ring Christmas from Charlie
Phyllis, whose little green ’55 Chevrolet has been seen at
your house so much lately? The telephone line between here
and Pfeiffer has been pretty busy according to Arce Rose Rich.
And the Navy seems to be of interest to Elaine Swaringen quite
What’s Bill Beeker’s lover at Campbell College going to say
when she finds out that a certain junior |;irl with the initials
V. S. has a crush on him? Time will tell!!
We’ve noticed a bunch of the senior girls have colds. Guess
that’ll teach them not to go to the show barefooted in the middle
Susie Swaringen and Sue Leonard have diamonds flashing on
their left hands. But Nancy Morris is one step ahead of you, girls.
She’s Mrs. Jack Blankenship now.
Flash! Our “snoopers” have discovered a “hot scandal” in
the junior class. It seems two boys who are supposed to be
going steady are dating someone else. We don’t think their
steady girls know anything about this, so we hope we don’t
cause any trouble.
Jeffie, Mary Jane, and Ned still have a big interest in Badin
and we don’t mean just the lake, either!
Pepsi Hinson really looked cute in assembly, didn’t he? How
ever, some say that he’d better start “likin’ wimmin” or he’ll lose
his gal, Janice Rogers. We understand she’s stepping out with
Time’s running out, boys! Ya’ll better hurry and ask her
to the Prom, cause it’s only 15 days away. The juniors are work
ing hard to make it a success and the seniors are certainly look
ing forward to that all important night.