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The Full Moon
Vol. 20-^ No. 8
Albemarle High School, Albemarle, N. C.
Here and There
IN THE LIBRARY one day Bill
Beeker was helping Louise Coop
er find a book.
“What are you reading for your
book report?” Louise asked him.
“Oh, I’m reading Plato,” came
“Who wrote it?” Louise quip-
per. “Walt Disney?”
A GROUP OF seniors were re
turning from T. I.’s party in Rock
ingham when they ran through a
red light and were taken to court.
After Peck had shelled out $20.00,
the judge said to the defendants:
“What if you boys had run into
a car and killed twelve people?”
“Gee,” replied Peck. “I didn’t
know there were twelve people in
COACH WEBB’S SOCIOLOGY
class was discussing fur coats.
“Aly Khan bought the first
chinchilla coat for $180,000 for one
of his lady friends,” Coach re
“Whew!” popped up Ray Bar
ringer. “What is wrong with
DONNIE SMITH AND Charles
James were discussing dating the
other day when Donnie asked,
“Who is a good looking girl I can
“Why don’t you get your over
coat,” came the reply, “and date
LARRY CHANCE WAS kidding
Shirley Lowder about her many
“Shirley,” Larry innocently ask
ed, “what does J'-o-h-n spell?”
Absent mindedly Shirley an
swered, “My name.”
TALKING ABOUT commence
ment a few weeks ago, Ed Hatley
asked, “What is the name of the
song they play when the seniors
leave the auditorium?”
Amorelle answered, “Do you
mean the Wedding March or the
Midsummer Night’s Dream?”
SOMEONE DISCOVERED that
Shirley Lowder had two pocket-
books one night. When she was
asked why, she replied, “Well, I’ve
got so much money I need two.
I’ve got a nickle in one and a
nickle in the other.”
WHEN PLANNING FOR the
Science Fair, Mr. Hatley was
“I don’t see anything wrong
with having the Fair on Sunday
afternoon. The plant at Badin
runs the whole day.”
“Yea,” remarked Donnie Smith,
“and the lake runs overtime.”
MR. PENDERGRAFT MADE
the remark that he wished every
one would quit talking for a
“It was Judy that was making
all the noise,” said Ronald Tuck
“My mouth isn’t open,” Judy de
“Wonders will never cease,
muttered Mr. Pendergraft.
EXPLAINING THE VERSE
she had just read. Miss Abraham-
“All liars and whoremongers
will be in hell.”
Gerald Morris looked up startl-
“Did you say war mothers?” he
“JUDY, WHAT ARE you en
tering in Field Day?” asked San
“The 100-yard dash and the boy-
girl relay,” was the reply.
“Does that mean that you’fe go
ing to run?” asked the puzzled
AMORELLE TUCKER ASKED
a senior girl, “Have you seen Goto
Honeycutt since he peroxided ms
“What color?” was the brilliant
reply. ' • ^
“WHAT DO YOU do in your
spare time?” Coach Webb asked
Sue Whitley. ,
“She swims at night over at
the city pond,” Larry Chance an
swered for her.
107 Seniors Will Receive High School Diplomas
Rev. Ben Moore
Rev. Ben F. Moore, pastor of
the First Presbyterian Church,
will deliver the baccalaureate
sermon Sunday night. May 29.
One hundred and seven seniors
will march to the processional
“Largo” by Handel. The invo
cation will be by Rev. John S.
Jordan; Rev. Boyce Brooks will
read the Scripture; and Rev. Dan
iel Sapp will pronounce the bene
diction. The recessional will be
“Follow the Gleam” by Douglas.
Mr. Moore will speak on
Isaiah’s vision, his subject being
“Requirements for Success.”
The senior class will sing the
songs for the special music.
Lyke And Hatley
Mrs. Mazel Lyke and Mr. Spen
cer Hatley will leave Albemarle
High School at the end of this
Mrs. Lyke, who has been teach
ing biology here for six years, will
go to Charlotte, having accepted
a position with the Nature Mu
seum there. Mr. Hatley, band di
rector here for eight years, will
leave for Florence, S. C., to op
erate a music store.
As the sponsor for the Student
Council, Mrs. Lyke contributed
time and effort to the betterment
of the school through the Stu
dent Council. Some of the larger
contributions were managing the
concession stand at the football
games, editing and revising the
school constitution, sending dele
gates to district and state conven
tions, and going with Bobby Peck
to the National Convention in St.
Paul last summer.
Also on the list of things done
by Mrs. Lyke is the fact that she
has had four Academy of Science
winners out of the six years she
has been here. In the fall of 1953
the Student Council was host to
the State Student Council here in
Albemarle, and Bobby Peck elect
ed vice president of the N.C.S.C.C.
Mr. Hatley, starting eight years
ago to build up the band and baqd
interest in Albemarle, succeeded
this year in securing a superior
at the District Band Contest held
in Salisbury. Half-time shows
and parades were the hallmark of
Mr. Hatley’s work with the band.
The band has gone to the Carou
sel Parade in Charlotte 'and to
numerous clinics under the guid
ance of Mr. Hatley.
. . . Valedictorian
. . Salutatorian
DR. I. G. GREER
REV. BEN F. MOORE
. . Baccalaureate Sermon
Groups Elect New Officers
Recently the clubs and classes
of AHS elected officers for the
Officers of the senior class are
as follows: president, Luther Kim-
ery; vice president, Edshay Brun
son; secretary, Iris Hunsucker;
treasurer, Jo Stallings; class ad
visor, Miss Caughman.
Heading the junior class are:
president, David Grigg; vice presi
dent, Diane Tucker; secretary,
Janice Westerlund; treasurer,
Robert L. Smith; and class ad
visor, Miss Lillian Misenheimer.
Officers of the National Honor
Society are as follows: president,
Edshay Brunson; vice president,
Zalotta Harris; secretary, Johnsie
Russell; treasurer, Barbara Holt;
scrap book chairman, Susie Culp;
(Continued on Page 6, Col. 3)
Seniors To Be Wide Spread Next Year
Play days will be over for the
senior class when June 1st rolls
around. All but eleven of the
mighty upperclassmen have de
cided what their careers will be
for the coming years.
Colleges are out ahead with
thirty-nine graduates attending.
Business schools come in second
with twenty-five enrolled. You 11
see quite a few familiar faces be
hind the counters of stores, seven
of the girls, while eight boys are
going into the service. Wedding
bells are ringing pretty loudly for
eleven of the love bug bit seniors.
State leads the colleges. Those
attending are John McLaughlin,
Ed Hatley, Lendell Smith, Gareth
Lowder, Donald AlitioiK^, Ned
Lowder,, Howard Page and Leroy
Lenoir Rhyne has enrolled five
true Lutherans: Miriam Davis,
Martha Harward, Jane Kirkpat
rick, Yoder Whitley, and Frances
Three boys have scholarships to
the University of North Carolina:
Dick Cashwell, Donnie Smith, and
Bobby Peck. Also attending Caro
lina are Johnny Estridge,
Greer, and Joan Renger. The
latter two are taking nurses
Another branch of the Univers
ity, W.C.U.N.C., will have Char
lotte Pope and Pat Allan.
Duke has two seniors on roll,
Jolee Morris and Bill Beeker.
Duke has set Bill up so he can
continue his research.
Heading for the mountains,
Arce Rose Rich, Elliott Gaddy,
and Marvin Clark have polled
Mars Hill to be their choice.
The old black and gold of Wake
Forest will see Steven Sasser and
John David Moose around next
Arnell Doby, Kenneth Sheppard,
and Ronald Tucker have decided
to stick close to home. They are
Other schools have been chosen
by different seniors. Some of them
are: Meredith, Judy Scaggs; High
Point, Elaine Mills; East Caro
lina, Joan Melton and Amorelle
Tucker; Appalachian, Myra Efird;
Davidson, Charles James; Lees
McRae, Roger Saunders; Win
gate, Shirley Tindall; Winston-
Salem Barber School, Jimmy
Cooke; and Charlotte Beauty
school, Nancy Burleson, Betty
Burris, Patsy Lineberry, and Ivy
Mabe. Dorothy Ellis will take
airline hostess training; Russell
Mauldin, radio training; Clifford
Wright, diesel training; and
Charles Wright goes to trade
It appears that the business
schools will also be full. Seems
like eleven girls and three boys
want to be secretaries. Gerry
Saunders and Sylvia Rogers will
enter Carolina Business School,
while Sue Whitley, Lewis James,
Gene Coley, Louise Cooper, and
Myra Melton will attend King’s
in Charlotte. Morgan’s Business
School will enroll three AHS girls
and one boy. They are Martha
Morrow, Loretta Thomas, Gloria
Campbell, and Johnny Rummage.
Planning to take a business course
but undecided about which school
are Elizabeth Howard, Patty
Mann, and Ann Smith.
Several of the girls still prefer
the nursing profession. Elaine
Lowder and Opal Eudy will go to
Charlotte Presbyterian; Helen
Morton to Charlotte Memorial;
and Polly Tucker to Cabarrus Me
Several other states are claim
ing students next year. To R.P.I.
in Virginia goes Shirley Lowder,
and Skipper Gantt to Annapolis,
Maryland. Johnsie Baldwin is go
ing to work in Washington, D. C.,
for the Navy Department.
Whatever happens in the^future,
we know the senior^ of 1955 will
always be on top.
Dr. I. G. Greer To
Tuesday, May 31
One hundred and seven seniors
will receive diplomas during the
graduation exercises to be held on
Tuesday evening. May 31.
This year there are fifty-eight
girls and forty-nine boys graduat
ing, which is not quite so many as
graduated last year.
Dr. I. G. Greer will deliver the
commencement address. Dr. Greer
is executive vice president of the
North Carolina Business Founda
tion, also a former superintendent
of the Mills Home Orphanage.
Music for the exercises will be
given by the senior class under
the direction of Mr. Paul B. Fry.
John David Moose, son of Mr.
and Mrs. D. A. Moose, is president
of the class. Other officers are
Elliott Gaddy, vice president; Ed
ward Hatley* secretary; Yoder
Whitley, treasurer. Miss Chicora
Caughman is'sponsor of the class.
The valedictorian is Frances
Litaker and the salutatorian is
Joan Renger. Joan made next to
the highest grades of her class
with Frances having made the
Mascots are Marilyn Gantt and
Jackie Hinson, who were chosen
by the class last fall.
As he received the greatest
number of votes for commence
ment marshal, Edshay Brunson
will be chief marshal at the
graduation exercises this year.
Other students who will serve
as marshals are: eleventh grade—
Iris Hunsucker, Sybil Efird, Peg
gy Furr, Barbara Holt, Zalotta
Harris; tenth grade—Glenn Tal
bert, Linda Moose, Rona Jane
Mauldin, and David Grigg; ninth
grade—Pat Starnes, Peggy Smith,
and Diane Watkins.
All juniors, sophomores, ^ and
freshmen who made semester hon
or roll competed for the honor.
These were chosen by the mem
bers of their respective classes.
Holt Is Awarded
Miss Holt, for the third consecu
tive year, has been awarded a one
hundred dollar scholarship for
summer school at U.N.C.
Scholarships are awarded each
summer to some of the teachers
This year Miss Holt plans to
complete her requirements for a
Masters of Education degree.
By Their Words
“This is the best senior class
we’ve had this year.”—Mr. Cash-
“I have to buy a new tube of
lipstick almost every week.” —
“I’m through with all men ex
cept for Daddy and Mr. Hatley.”
It’s an old football injury.”—
“Everybody’s bound to have
some sense.”—Judy Scaggs.
“Every time I hear the Mixed
Chorus sing, I feel like my hair
is trying to sprout again.”—Mr.
“I’m afraid I’m going to have
to buy a new bathing suit this
year. I fell and tore a hole in
the knee of my mother’s.”—Judy
“Last 1947—well, that’s the on
ly 1947 we’ve had.”—Miss Abra-
“The best years of your life are
yet to come.”—Mrs. Fry.
“If that was a red light, I’m
“I don’t mind spending the night
in jail as long as they feed us.”—
Bobby Peck. i