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THE FULL MOON
THE FULL MOON
Published Monthly hy
Members of Mrs. Fry’s First Period Senior English Class
Editor Zalotta. Harris
News Editor Carolyn Helms
News Writers Joe Kluttz, Luther Kimery, Barbara Holt, Sandra
Poplin, Pat Atkins, Maxine Harwood, Bill Fisher,
Elaine Holt, George Lowder, Kay Haire.
Feature Editor - Johnsie Russell
Feature Writers Mickey Green, Dotty Walker, Barbara Copley,
Susie Culp, Pat Thompson, Betty Boone, Joyce
Turner, Lois Harwood, Hazel Lawhorne, Ross
Mason, Celia Griffin, Jean Morgan.
Editorial Editor Johnny Richardson
Editorial Writers Peggy Furr, Vivian Smith
Sports Editor Wade Smith
Sports Writers Billy Fitzgerald, Franchot Palmer, Jimmy Almond,
Bruce Curlee, Edshay Brunson.
BUSINESS STAFF _ .
Business Manager Eugene Burns
Circulation Manager Cauthen
A Hearty Welcome
Albemarle High School welcomes back all the old teachers,
not old in age but teachers that have been with us for several years,
^ey are M?s. Carter, Mrs. Hayes, Mrs. Fry, Mrs. Westerlund, Mrs
Saunders, Miss Misenheimer, Miss Caughman, Miss Holt, Miss
Tucker, Miss Lowder, Miss Cross, Miss Bankett, Miss Abrahams^
Mr. Fry, Mr. Benton, Mr. Robinette, R. C. Hatley, and Coach Webb.
We are glad also to have Mrs. Lynn, and Mr. and Mrs.
Hauss, Mrs. Deese and Mr. Gantt, who are starting in their first
year teaching at Albemarle High School. The Full Moon extends
best wishes to you for a successful year. We are sure that ^ready
you are realizing that A. H. S. is a wonderful place and that
before long you will have grown to love it as we do.
Fall Colors Rub Off on School Walls
As the students returned to school after a three-month vaca
tion they found A. H. S. in the same spot but with considerable
changes on the inside: the walls were all decked out with a brign
new green, the lockers had put on new coats of gray, while the
worn stairs took pride as ambitious and eager students rushed up
their new steps, the once dirty, grimy floors now had their facp
shining as brand new desks decorated them. They all seem to
take pride in their looks knowing they are in good shape to serve
the students to the best of their ability. A. H. S. is a school
to be proud of! It’s up to you, as a student, to keep it that way.
Forward - March
Working hard for several weeks, the Albemarle High School
Band has presented, under the direction of their newly-arrived
band director, Mr. Hauss, several outstanding performances during
the half-time of the football games.
While most of us are at home away from the cares and woes
of school life, the band members are practicing for their weekly
performance. Holding practice sessions at night is one of the
ways the band prepares for the football games. Besides the home
games the band travels to all the out-of-town games and gives
others a chance to see them at their finest. This extra work may
seem a hindrance to their school work, but they seem to get it
all done and enjoy it as much as we appreciate it.
After football season the band gives performances for the
student body in assembly. They also send several pieces to the
basketball games. This has increased attendance at those games.
Since his arrival in Albemarle, Mr. Hauss has done much in
reorganizing the band. With enforced discipline and new ideas
he has improved the band a great deal. .
With such a propitious beginning prospects are good for a most
successful year for the band.
The Full Moon doesn’t charge for its subscription, which is a
privilege not enjoyed by most schools in the state. How does the
Full Moon support itself? The answer is by selling advertising
space in the paper to businessmen in our community.
Our school is fortunate to have people in the community that
support school activities. The students of A. H. S. should show
their appreciation for this wonderful service to our school by
supporting and patronizing their business establishments. They
help the students, and now let the students help them!
Behind The Scenes
Very few people realize all that goes into the making of a
good football game besides the coaches and the players. The
Bulldogs have many outside helpers and backers, and here are a
few things which they contribute to the sport.
Drs. John and Madge Gaskin examine free each boy going
out for football and are always on hand during a game. Dr.
Richardson voluntarily made mouthpieces for the players this
James Morgan takes movies of all the games for the use
of the team. Morgan Motor Company each year paints helmets
free of charge. Bear Knotts gives his time to help coach the team.
Max Fesperman helps carry the yard markers for each game. The
Stanly News and Press gives excellent coverage before and after
The managers, Wheaties Richardson, Billy Fitzgerald, and
Roderick Jordan, keep all of the team’s property in good condi
tion in addition to the many other duties which they perform.
The band, under the direction of Mr. Hauss, puts on an excel
lent half-time show, entailing hours of extra practice, and during
the game helps to keep the spirit of the team high. The cheer
leaders keep the yelling going and make the boys feel that they
are appreciated. There are some members of the team, Clyde
Hill, 'Tommy Murrell, and Barry Whitlock, who line off the field
to get it ready for the games.
Mr. F. B. Patterson, Mr. Loy Gulledge, and Mr. E. F. Wilson
volunteer to sell tickets for the games, and teachers serve at
So you can see that a lot of work goes into the making of a
good football game. The students and members of the team ap
preciate these services very much.
The Albemarle High School li
brary has had a face lifting and
has put on the new look which
adds to the beauty and comfort
which the students may enjoy
The painters have been busy
giving the library its new fall
coat. They have dressed it in
three beautiful colors: yellow,
green, and brown. The many-
colored books that adorn the li
brary look very pretty against
Santa Claus surprised the li
brary this year with an eajrly
visit. He opened his pack and
pulled out four new chairs. They
are green and brown leather and
blend well with the walls. These
chairs will make the students
more comfortable while they are
taxing their brains for some idea
or trying to think through a
The library has one other new
thing this year, the student li
brarians. They are Jimmy Cog
gins, Bobby Coggins, Vernelle
Courick, Carolyn Efird, Clyde
Hill, Elaine Holt, Margie Lee,
Max Lowder, Marie Mann, Alma
Roach, David Terry, and Gale
Miss Michael and her helpers
are asking that students do the
following things to make this
year an improvement over the
past years: First, when you go
into the library be as quiet as
you can because others may be
studying. Second, return your
books before they are overdue.
In the past years this has been
one of the greatest problems the
librarians have. Third, return
the books and magazines to their
proper places when you are
through with them. Fourth, do
not take a book out of the library
without having it checked out
by one of the workers.
The new books have not yet
arrived, but there is a! lot of ma
terial that covers almost any
subject you need help on. So
until these books come, don’t
hesitate to use what is already
Students let’s make this library
the best one ever.
DID YOU KNOW
More hot rod books are read
around this time of year than
Books on etiquette and good
manners are being checked out
this year more than they have
been in the past ten years.
More girls read “Outdoor Life”
than they do “Charm.”
Teacher Of The
In the background stands a
coach, Bill Robinette, whom' the
students of A.H.S., will long re
member, one who for the fourth
year has been coaching the back-
field of the Albemarle Bulldogs.
During his time here at A.H.S.
he has served as coach of the
B-team basketball team and
backfield coach of the Albemarle
Bulldogs. In addition to coach
ing he has been and is this year’s
advisor of the Sophomore class.
He has helped coach such out
standing boys as Doug Knotts,
Wade Smith, Ralph Setzler,
“Drag” Kimery, and Edshay Brun
son. During his coaching Bull
dogs have lost only 2 games,
while winning 34.
Coach Robinette began his
football career playing tailback
at Valdese High School. After
graduating from high school he
entered Lenoir Rhyne college,
where he continued his career
in football. Not only was he an
outstanding athlete, but he also
majored in Social Studies, which
he is teaching along with Phys.
ed at A.H.S.
Coaching at A.H.S. is only part
of Mr. Robinette’s life; he en
gages in many outdoor sports, but
most of his extra time is spent
at his home on North Second
Street with his wife and baby
So the students of A.H.S. tip
their hats to Coach Robinette,
who has helped make A.H.S. a
great success in many ways.
Question: What suggestion do you have for
im'proving traffic in the halls between classes?
“Don’t walk in groups, walk
in single file.” Linda Moose.
“Don’t have group gatherings
at lockers.” Jo Ellen Brooks.
“Move all Sophomores to the
basement.” Janice Westerlund.
“Keep to the right of the halls.”
“Have a spotlight installed.”
“Turn on the lights, so you
can see where you’re going.”
“Have the classrooms go at
different times.” Nancy Coggins.
“Make the halls bigger.” Kaye
“Try to keep the students from
running and pushing.” Patsy
“Boys not to be so rough.”
“Keep out.” Oaksie Eudy.
“Don’t run.” Jean Robinson.
“Hurry and build the new high
school.” Sylvia Davis.
“Be careful.” Carrie Eudy.
“Fix it like the highways, white
line in the middle.” Carolyn
“Don’t stop to chatter; keep
traffic moving.” Sue Burris.
“Stop pushing—take it easy be
cause we have plenty of time to
get to the class.” Myrna Mills.
“Have monitors in halls who
will see that everyone walks on
the right side.” Vivian Smith.
“Have shorter periods and more
time to change classes.” Eliza
“All boys an4 girls walk in
single file—not together.” Jean
“Give more time between
classes.” Marvin Morton.
“Everyone walk to the right
and not group at lockers.” Paul
“Everyone go directly to their
classes.” John White Iddings.
“Walk more and run less.” Mr.
“Rotate the classes.” Junior
“Make the halls bigger.” Char
lie R. Smith.
“Run the downstairs classes up
the fire escape through the audi
torium and upstairs classes down
the steps at the end of the hall.”
“Teach the Freshmen the traf
fic rules of the school.” Stanly
“We need the steps at a dif
ferent place.” Josh Morton.
“Stop the talking and keep
moving.” David Pierce.
“Each side keep to the right.
Don’t push!” Johnny Almond.
“Let second floor out a few
minutes before the first floor.”
“Have classes changing at dif
ferent times.” Franchot Palmer.
“Keep people from lingering in
the halls.” Mickey Green.
“Walk to the right.” Bobby
“Have a traffic director.”
“Rotating classes — or divide
the building in half and let one
half of the building go out one
side of the building and the other
side go out the other side.” Gene
The halls of A. H. S. are filled with many new faces as school
gets back into full swing. We, the seniors, who have reached
our goal, would like to welcome all the freshmen.
So here’s the latest chatter from around the dark cells of
A. H. S. Many new couples have been seen around lately. Some
of them are: Billie Jo Barrier and Eddie Crutchfield, Billie At
kins and Pete Blalock, Wayne Spivey and Janice Harris, Linda
Efird and Johnny Almond, Richard Kimery and Shelby Thomas,
Myrna Mills and Q. Smith.
It’s good to see most of the old couples after a wondeitful
summer. Those who made it through the summer with only
a few minor quarrels and no major break-ups are: Linda and
Edshay, Burnie and Diane, Dotty and Wade, Vickey and Billy,
Drag and Carolyn, Junior and Kay, Joe and Joyce, Maxine and
Gary, Rona Jane and Glenn, Rita and Stanley.
Those who are left with memories of last year’s senior class
are Aaron Lowder, Pat Starnes, and Johnsie Russell.- Here’s hoping
those letters and week-end trips will continue.
Many students ventured out to the fair, where much was lost
by Tommy Mullis trying to win a teddy bear. Please don’t let
a teddy bear break up one of those sophomore romances, Tommy.
Just win’em and keep’em. While there, some girls visited differ
ent shows where a number of A. H. S. boys were found. What
about that, Linda?
From what we hear a sophomore named Carolyn thinks
Tommy Murrell is really O. K. but what about the boy next
door? We wonder.
Franchot and Pat seem to have said their good-bys. The cause
is unknown. She’s been dating Edward Fitzgerald. Who have
you got in mind, Franchot? Or is your Chevy all right on a
Barbara, please tell John White to be careful on the way to
the drive-in and to keep his eyes on the road.
It seems that the two Efirds, Johnny and Judy, ar0 back
Janis and Punk seem to be getting along fine in spite of the
calls from the “Forest Hills Lover”.
Since when did Q. Smith start liking Buicks better than Chev-
rolets? Could a certain little cheerleader. have anything to do
The halls are filled with many, but if you see a little girl with
stars in her eyes and a dark-haired boy behind, it’s just Sue and
Teet. Ain’t love grand?
Brenda can’t seem to make up her mind between Eddie Wilson
and Roderick. Which one will it be?
Jo Parks seems to be playing the field since she and a cer
tain boy have broken up. Maybe she and Jim will make, a
go of it.
Can it be that Jimmy Almond and Peggy Smith really have it.
bad? Only time will tell.
Pat Thompson, how do you rate getting a letter practically
every day from a boy whom you’ve never seen? Give us dateless
girls a hint.
If you pass by the driving range or Harmanco’s you’re sure
to see Betty and Zalotta in a blue convertible. Are these older
men really exciting?
A number of students have been seen at the Steak House
after football games. The boys were particularly happy after
the Kannapolis game because a certain person felt generous and
paid the bills.
Old black Fords with Greensboro written on the license plate
seem to appeal to Susie. Maybe these two can get together. You
know it’s not so far to Greensboro.
Here’s some chatter that’s known all over the state about
Coach Webb and his 1955 Bulldogs. We want them to know that
we are proud of their winning strelak and we’re sure that it will
continue. Best of luck and congratulations.
Till next month so long from the underworld and the cells'
of A. H. S. Remember, we’ll be watching you, so be careful.
“THE WARDENS FROM CELL 74”.