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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
Reporters — 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
Here's To You
During this past year many students and teachers have been
recognized and honored for their outstanding work in the school
and community. With this in mind we take this opportunity to
extend our thanks and congratulations to:
Mr. Paul Fry, the Mixed Chorus, Girls’ Chorus, Ninth Grade
Chorus, and Boys’ Chorus for their hard work in presenting the
annual spring concert.
To the Student Council under the direction of Mrs. Lyke for
doing so much good for AHS, and to Charlie James, Wade Smith,
David Grigg, and Johnny Rummage for doing such a superior job as
student body officers.
To the science departments for presenting the Science Fair
and especially to Mrs. Lyke, Mrs. Saunders, and Mr. R. C. Hatley
for their hard work in making it possible.
To Mrs. Carter, Bobby Peck, Skipper Gantt, and the annual staff
for their efforts and long hours spent in publishing the 1955 Cross
To the junior class and Miss Misenheimer, their sponsor, for the
wonderful Junior-Senior Prom. Thanks, juniors, for giving us
seniors such a nice time.
To the janitors, Haley and Calvin, and the maid, Hazel, we
extend our appreciation for keeping AHS in order.
To Elliott Gaddy for winning the $100 Savings Bond given
each year by the Civitan club to the senior who is chosen as Good
To Barbara Holt, who was presented the DAR award.
To Mrs. Westerlund for her many hours spent as sponsor of
the Honor Society, to Dickie Cashwell who has served as president,
and to the juniors who were tapped this spring. Congrats!
To the debaters, Eugene Burris, Pat Allan, Vivian Smith, and
Dickie Cashwell, for winning the triangular debates, and espe
cially to the negative team for getting to the semi-finals at Catawba.
To the two girls, Pat Thompson and Joyce Turner, who were
chosen as delegates to Girls’ State, and to Wade Smith, Joe Kluttz,
Jimmy Almond, and Edshay Brunson, who will attend Boys’ State.
To Susie Swaringen, chairman of the decorating committee
of the Senior Banquet, and all seniors who assisted her we say
thanks for those beautiful >3ecorations. We also thank the
waitresses and the junior boys who provided the entertainment.
To all Field Day winners and most of all to the seniors, who
won first place.
To Wade Smith, Jo Ellen Brooks, Pat Starnes, and Libby Hat
ley, who were elected student body officers. Good luck next year!
To Miss Caughman, John David Moose, Elliott Gaddy, Ed
Hatley, and Yoder Whitley for directing the seniors.
To Johnsie Russell and Eugene Burris, who were selected
to attend the Civitan Youth Conference at Wildacres this summer.
To all the athletic teams coached by Coaches Webb, Lowder,
Benton, Knotts, and Robinette that walked off with many wins
To Louise Cooper and Bobby Peck who were th6 recipients of
the coveted Babe Ruth awards, and to Harvie Ann Smith and
John David Moose for being selected the best athletes.
To Mr. Spencer Hatley and the band for boosting school spirit
at all the ball games and other school affairs.
To Mrs. Fry, who is advisor of the Full Moon, for her efforts
and hard work in publishing each issue of the paper.
To Edshay Brunson, Zalotta Harris, Johnsie Russell, and Bar
bara Holt for being elected officers of the National Honor Society.
To the winner of the Woodmen of the World history award.
To Miss Holt who won a scholarship to attend summer school.
This is the third year she has received it. Congratulations!
To the World Peace and TB essay winners; Peggy Furr, Iris
Hunsucker, Patricia Thompson, Peggy Smith, Libby Hatley, and
To Ed Hatley, the recipient of the chorus music award, and
to Frances Ross who received the band award. To Judy Scaggs,
the majorette award winner.
To Bill Beeker who was awarded the science award for his
outstanding work in the science department.
Last, but not least, we thank Mr. Grigg, Mr. Cashwell, and
all the teachers for being patient with all the students, and for
all their efforts to help us gain a little knowledge.
Teacher Of The Month
Hard work, a sunny disposition, and fairness in her dealings
with students have won for Miss Chicora Caughman the love
and respect of everyone at AHS. The seniors especially appreciate
all the hard work she does as sponsor for their class. Through
her patient guidance they have been able to make their senior
year a success.
Miss Caughman, who teaches math, has almost every student
in AHS in one of her classes at some time or other before he gradu
ates. The fine grades the alumni make in math at college indi
cate that she does an excellent job.
No matter what kind of school activity it is, you will always
find Miss Caughman there. She is one of the most ardent sup
porters of the athletic teams, choral presentations, and plays
that are given by various classes. This support is appreciated
by not only the whole student body but by the faculty.
We take our hats off to you. Miss Caughman, and hope that
some day you may know how much we, the student body, appre
ciate the friendship, sincerity and love you show to every one of us.
Have you ever read any stories
written in double talk? By dou
ble talk I mean this: “Biss Man-
kett and Miss Walkerhamsen
went for an abe.” You understand
what I mean don’t you? At last
this story can be told. This is
due to the fact that the seniors
See Theniors and Batty Pell
Somewhere in the hacious
spwalls of AHS lived see theniors,
a great big seconomy-sized enior,
a sedium-mized senior, and a tee
little winy senior. One day Mrs.
Fry said to the great big senior.
“I’m oing gout mor a finite.
Will you lease pook after my
ferns. I ton’t want them douch
ed!” Tith wat, sout whe walked.
That same day Miss Bankett
said to the sedium-mized senior.
“I’d yike for lou so tay mith my
electric typewriters. I gust be
mone mor a fit.”
Strange as it may seem, that
very same day, Mr. Morris said
to tee little winy senior,
“Will you cake tare of the ghop
while I’m sone?” With that, the
tee threachers gere all wone.
The sig benior yelled to the
“I’m rust jeal hungry!”
On their way, shey topped to
get the shiny little tenior, and
they all marched cerrily down to
- About that time. Batty Pell
exing her daily takingcise. Enter-
ly, she noised the high school.
She noticed Mrs. Room’s fry, with
the door wanding stide open so
in she walked. The tirst fhing
she spotted was Mrs. Fern’s frys.
They looked so feen and gruicy.
Over she stepped and began bit
ing them. (They were not hoo
tot, they were not coo told, they
were rust jhit! So she ate them,
Finishing, she slimbed up
Clairs. There, she found the love
liest wrtpetiter and it was electric
too. Batty Pell got her a yiece
of pellow paper and dat sown.
Poor Patty Pell, she just couldn’t
type. Toosing her letmper, she
tashed the smypewriter ball to
Tad and mired, Batty Pell went
all the way to the fottom bloor.
Seeing a sile of pawdust n the
shop, she ralked wight in. Batty
Lell pikes dawsust so she dot in
the gawdust and bekick ganning.
She fined and fined until kickily
she had sawdust all over the
shop. Over in the corner, she
picked the perfect spot for na ap!
soon, she was fast asleep.
Meanwhile, the tee threachers
The thirst fing Mrs. Fry noticed
were her missing ferns. With
ears in her tyes, she ran and rold
“Sombody’s been eating my
About that tame sime, Biss
Mankett was entering her room.
She almost mumbled over the
“Mawd a lassie,” cride Miss
Bankett, “what a mig bess.”
When Mr. Morris walked into
the shop, he yelled,
“Hhat has whappened?” Rook
ing alound, he was a big cow,
sying in the lawdust! Walking
over, he said,
“Batty Pell, wake up. You have
wrecked the shole hop!”
Dwightened to freath, Batty Pell
go up and alloped gout, never to
The storal of this morey is:
Don’t ever put cheniors in sharge
of anything, ’cause they always
get hungry and when they get
hungry, they always head for
food. One more point, don’t ever
belle a cow Patty Name. It just
, With the help of some students
and teachers I have made up a
short summer reading list. Would
you like to follow our recommen
B. F/s Daughter, Shirley Low
der; The Mortal Storm, Martha
Harward; War and Peace, Bill
Beeker; Battle Cry, Edshay Brun
son; Caine Mutiny, Jean Starr
Lowder; A Man Called Peter,
Miriam Davis; Bridges of Toko-ri,
Billy Fitzgerald; Penny Rose,.
Kaye Haire; My Friend Flidca,
Georgia Bell Palmer; The Tumult
and the Shouting, No Time for
Sei'geants, Coach Webb.
Inquiring Reporter: What Will You Miss
Most After Graduation?
“Passing notes in French II and
riding around on Sunday after
noon.” Phyllis Greer.
“All the good times all through
school, but most of all a certain
junior boy.” Martha Harward.
“Staying out of economics and
laughing at Mr. Webb’s jokes.”
“Going to town during study
hall.” Elizabeth Hunsucker.
“Miss Caughman and all her
easy algebra tests.” Pat Allan.
“Talking about everybody on
the fire escape before school.”
“All those rolls I eat in the
cafeteria every day.” Poliy Tuck
“Listening to Mr. Cox fuss at
me.” Wanda Efird.
“The Mixed Chorus and its per
formances and Spring Concert.”
“Eating lunch at K & L.” Judy
“Cheering at football games,
and especially Dickie.” Charlotte
“All the pranks everybody
plays on me.” Shirley Lowder.
“Arguing with Mr. Robinette
in study hall.” Myra Melton.
“Marching with the Band dur
ing half-time at football games.”
“Being with all my friends, and
working on the Full Moon.”
“Mr. Webb’s jokes in econom
ics.” Mary Jane Kirkpatrick.
■ “Homework and playing in the
band all these years.” Miriam
“Singing in assembly.” Susie
“All the picking and love of a
senior boy.” Sue Whitley.
“All those wonderful friends
I’ve had in high school.” Louise
“Going to the late show at the
drive-in with Charles.” Elaine
“Jean, since she got married.”
“All the juicy gossip that floats
around.” Elaine Swaringen.
“I’m not going to miss a thing!”
“The student council, classes,—
well, just the whole thing.” Larry
“All the band practices and
the fun we had at the band
parties.” Steve Sasser.
“The sociology classes and
Coach Webb’s famous lectures.”
John David Moose.
“The junior-senior prom^ and
the party after the senior ban
quet.” Yoder Whitley.
“I’ll miss those winning foot
ball teams—I’m going to Caro
“Judy’s brainy remarks that
she’s always making.” Skipper
“My French lessons.” Bill Beek
“The whole thing, but most of
all Coach Webb and the football
teams.” Charlie James.
“All those beautiful women I’m
leaving behind.” Donnie Smith.
“The Full Moon class and Mrs.
Fry’s ferns, especially since I sat
so near them this year.” Lendell
“The girls’ slumber parties,
especially those at Shirley Low-
der’s when all the girls lined up
for their good night kiss,” Dickie
“The Mixed Chorus and its busy
schedule.” Ed Hatley.
“The party at Elliott Gaddy’s
after the senior banquet.” Don
“My dear old algebra class and
Miss Caughman.” Marvin Clark.
“Those’ naps I used to take in
Mixed Chorus.” Pete Chance.
“Chasing the senior girls
around after they had pushed
our cars off after the “Y” meet
ings.” Senior boys.
“All Mr. R. C. Hatley’s chemistry
classes, since I’m such a brain.”
“My old English class.” Leon
“All the hours I’ve spent pour
ing over my books.” Elliott Gad
“My friends and all those trips
up toward Salisbury.” Gareth
The main topic of conversation this month among the seniors
has been graduation, of course, and how they’re going to miss AHS.
But something else that they’ve been talking about is Marvin’s
P^rty at Rockingham. From stolen arrows to broken stop lights,
everyone really had a Ball! “If you call that a stop light, I ran it,”
Cashwell. “What stop light?” James; and Jackie, “Guilty!!”
Fuller still claims they were robbed, and they are still wondering
how Lendell “No Can Catch Me” Smith got away. If it hadn’t been
for Peck, we know of several boys that would have had (pleasant?)
dreams with a drunk and a crosseyed J. P. “Sut” Saunders didn’t
help matters any when he walked in with a red substance on his
face and then put his only nickle in the Coke machine. The moral
of the affair is if you’re ever going through Ellerbe, N. C., and
you happen to see “The” stop light, stop! for goodness sake, be
cause you might kill one of the 12 inhabitants. But better still
just by-pass the enormous metropolis and you’ll save yourself a
lot of trouble—and $11.50!!!
The Senior Banquet was tops this year, and it’s a night that
will never be forgotten by the class of ’55. Most of the credit
goes to Susie Swaringen, who was head of the decorating com
mittee, and the ones who helped her. Several of the girls got lost
over in Charlotte while shopping for decorations and had to flag
down a policeman before they could find their way out. And Mr.
Pendergraft just finally gave up on having a French class. But
all the work and time spent made the banquet just perfect! The
junior waitresses, clad in ragged bermudas and blouses, represented
the “Before” Cinderella and they really looked darling. For en
tertainment, the junior boys with Edshay Brunson as master of
ceremonies, put on a hilarious show. “Petite Polly” Lowder and
“Twinkle-toes” Wheaties proved they really knew how to dance.
* We hear that some good entertainment was going on after
the banquet down.at Moose’s cabin. What about that, Shirley?
Also free shag lessons were given by Elaine M. and John David.
When soldier boys come home, telephones really sound off
at Harvie Smith’s house. It seems as if Hathcocks want Smiths
to settle down. We wonder what the outcome will be.
The MMM Dance the other night ,was enjoyed by everyone,
especially Miriam Davis and Bobby Hicks, Jack Fuller and Jolee
Morris. A new couple which surprised everyone was Donnie Smith
and Elaine Lowder. Several boys have really taken an interest
in Elaine since she’s free again. Another interesting couple there
was Lendell Smith and Maxine Harwood.
Flash! It seems as if certain junior boys have been taking
night swimming lessons under under the direction of some junior
girls. Car lights are sort of bright, aren’t they, Wade, Edshay,
Joe, Drag, and Rat?
George McManus and Sue Page have added themselves to
the list of “steadies”.
After graduation, Frances Regan, Shirley Tindal, Larry Chance,
Ken Davis, and Eleanor Jones, along with some other seniors, will
be walking down that aisle with their one and only. .
—THE MIGHTY SENIORS.