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The Full Moon
Vol.25 —No. 10
Albemarle Senior High School, Albemarle, N. C.
October 28, 1960
Enjoy, But Don't
Be Scared Stiff
Standing room only is the hope
ful expectation the Junior class
in reference to the annual Junior
play which is to be presented No
vember 19 in the high school au
- This year’s play is entitled
“Scared Stiff”. It is a three-act
mystery comedy about treasure
hunters and an old haunted house.
Assisting the Juniors this year
will be Mrs. T. L. Cashwell, wife
of a local Baptist minister. She
thinks this year’s play will be a
“hit”, especially with such big
name stars of the Junior class as
Sylvia Wall, Brenda Morris,
Sheila Harris, Johnny • Garrison,
Hinky Tucker, Faye Bauers, Les
ter- Bivens, Nancy Russell, and
As of the writing of this ar
ticle there still remain three va
cancies in the cast. Neither exact
time nor the admittance fee has
been agreed upon, other than that
it will be performed the night of
Ten Delegates Go
To Press Meeting
Ten representatives from the
P^ll Moon and the annual staffs
went to Chapel Hill on Saturday
for the nineteenth annual North
Carolina Scholastic Press Insti
tute. They were accompanied by
Mr, and Mrs. Fry.
Those going from thp Full Mom
staff were: Frank Casper, Bill
Burbage, Suzanne Swindell, S^ve
Watson, and Nancy Smith. The
annual sent Pam Treece, Robert
Iddings, Betsy Holbrook, Sandra
Holt, and Susan Ausband.
Among the topics covered
newspaper production, yearbwk
production, news writing, makmg
columns, sports, advertising, fea
ture v^n:'iting, and editorials.
The advisor and staff
Hanoverian of New Hanover High
School in Wilmington, winners of
top awards in the yearbook field
from both the Columbia Scholas
tic Press and the SIPA, gaw a
demonstration on “How to PrO"
duce a Prize-Winning High School
I '] i If'kil
NEW MEMBERS OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
outstanding students at Albemarle Senior High School were tapped for membership
tiip local chapter of the National Honor Society during ceremonies Wednesday afternoon
csfvhool auditorium. Seated, left to right, are; Karen Herndon, Mary Sikes, Inger Blom-
nnd Jo Lynn Pickier. Standing, left to right, are: Suzanne Swindell, JuWy Chandler, Ken
neth Furr, Louise Furr, and Trina Holt. Dr. B. L. Parkinson delivered the principal address of
National Honor Society Taps Eight
Outstanding Seniors-1 Boy, 7 Girls
K-pnnie Furr, Jeff Underwood,
and Mrs. Young attended the N.
r State Council Congress in
Asheville Monday and Tuesday.
Outstanding students from
North Carolina led discussion
groups on the duties of Student
Council officers, purposes and aims
of the Student Council, how to
get a new Student Council off to
I good start, and how the Stu
dent Council can set up a success
ful vear-long program.
Mr. Charlie Phillips, director of
Public Instruction, Woman s Col
lege, made the keynote address.
ASH Goes For Bepubliccms
Elects Nixon As President
Vice - President Richard M.
Nixon will be the next President
of the United States!—according
to a poll taken last week at
ASHS, that is.
This poll was conducted on a
homeroom basis and was inspirea
by much curiosity and student in
terest. The results show the most
ardently Republican homerooms
to be Mr. Nye’s tenth grade ana
Mrs. Deese’s eleventh grade. Mr.
Hatley’s sophomores and
Caughman’s seniors proved t
sway towards the Democratic
Students were asked whom they
Would vote for if they
age and why they would vote ror
that particular candidate.
included in the poll was the que -
tion of whom the parents
planning to vote for- No name
Were to be signed. .otjc —
All three classes at AoHo
senior, junior, and sophon^°’^®.
had majorities saying „
Would cast their vote for Nixon.
Various reasons were Siven i ^
their decisions, but one
Portant ones was the Catno
faith of Mr. Kennedy. ,
Answers to the poll ®
that many students
their vote for a different ca
date from their parents. Also
covered was the fact that many
parents disagree on this poi
question. In many cases
mother and father are planning
S vote for different candidates.
Speaking of the religion issue
/->np senior boy said this, I do
nnt think a Catholic should ever
Se President, because the Catho
lics have such a powerful hold
on the members of their religion.
On the other hand, someone
reasoned, “I think Kennedy is a
better man, and if he 1^ his re-
lilion interfere, he could be im-
^^Varioiis reasons stated by Ken-
nedf fans were that he doesn’
fike to play golf, a change of
nSies is needed, he is at ease
when giving a speech, he is better
Sng that Nixon, and hes a
who will once again make
Se U S. the strongest, most re
jected nation in the worlf
^mxon rooters have their rea
sons too! Some of these are that
hf was brought up m a typical
midStclass family, he is not
Srald of the U. S. S. R., he would
fln more for the people, he has
Sd more experience, and he is
very well informed on U. S. rela
tionships with foreign nations.
Reasons upon reasons were
given backing up the views of the
ftudents. Perhaps the most hi^
morous reason, the feature staff
dSded, was the one given by one
nf those “Yankee-Nixon” fans-
°I’ll bet Kennedy pulls for the
Eight outstanding ASHS sen
iors were tapped into the National
Honor Society during impressive
ceremonies Wednesday afternoon
in the school auditorium.
Selected to receive this high
honor were Trina Holt, Jo Lynn
Pickier, Kennie Furr, Judy Chand
ler, Louise Furr, Suzanne Swin
dell, Karen Herndon, and Mary
Sikes. Inger Blomfelt, Swedish
foreign exchange student, was
given honorary membership.
Robert Iddings, president of the
local chapter, presided over the
installation ceremony. After the
singing of “Holy, Holy, Holy” by
the student body, Mary Hill Hat
ley led a short devotional period.
Steve Burleson sang a special solo
accompanied by June Whitley at
Dr. B. L. Parkinson, the speaker
for the occasion, stressed scholar
ship as the' basis for leadership,
character, and service.
After the tapping exercise, con
ducted by the members inducted
last spring, Mr. Webb administer
ed the oath of office to the new
members. Pam Treece, secretary,
then called the current roll.
Music for the ceremony was
presented by Mr. Paul Fry. Mrs.
Frank Westerlund, sponsor of the
society, directed the ceremony.
Trina, who is serving as chap
lain of her homeroom, is a mem
ber of the Tri-Hi-Y, the Modern
Music Masters, and Monogram
Clubs. She has served'as presi
dent of both her Sunday School
class and her M. Y. F.
Jo Lynn, a member of the Tri-
Hi-Y for three years, is serving as
president of her homeroom. She
is a member of the Bible and the
Boosters clubs. Jo Lynn sings in
the youth choir of her church.
Kennie is president of the stu
dent body and is a candidate for
a Morehead scholarship. He is
also assistant business manager of
the Full Moon. Kennie is an
Eagle Scout and is president of
his Sunday School class.
Judy is vice-president of the
Black Masque club. She has taken
part in F. T. A., Boosters Club,
and the Bible Club. She is now a
majorette. Judy sings in the adult
choir of her church.
Louise’s activities have includ
ed Tri-Hi-Y and the Girls’ Ensem
ble. She has been president of
her homeroom; vice-president
of her homeroom, and vice-presi-
Graduates Of '60
Do Well At School
Many 1960 graduates of ASHS
have rated high among freshmen
and are taking advanced courses.
In the advanced English course
are Charles Brown, at Carolina;
Mary Jo Winn, at W. C.; and Pat
Clemmer, attending Pfeiffer.
In advanced French courses are
Landis Miller and Pam Truett, at
Salem; Susan Cashwell, at Mere
dith; and Linda Heckard, at
Roger Laney, at Davidson, is
taking advanced chemistry and
Jerry Lou Holbert, who is at
tending Meredith, made the high
est grade on a diagnostic gram
mar test in her English class and
is also taking advanced French.
Eddie Lefler, at N. C. State,
qualified for advanced math but
is not required to take it. John
Burchett, attending Stetson, is
taking advanced science and math.
Neil Efird, at West Point, is
taking advanced English and
French. He was one of the forty
chosen from the eight hundred!
freshmen to take' the advanced
Harry Whitley, attending Stet
son, is taking advanced French
dent of the freshman class. Louise
is- active in the choral work ol
Suzanne has been active in the
Student Council and F. T. A. She
is editor of the Full Moon and
“big sister” to the foreign ex
change student. Suzanne has serv
ed actively in her church’s youth
Karen has been active in the
Bible Club, Booster’s Club, anc
various class activities. She
is on the literary staff of the
Crossroads. She has participated
in her church choir and been pian
ist of her Sunday School.
Mary, who is devotional leader
of her homeroom, is active in
Modern Music Masters and Bible
clubs. She is a member of the
photography staff, of the Cross
roads. Mary has served as presi
dent and secretary of her Sunday
Inger Blomfelt was tapped as
an honorary member.
22 New Members
In MMM Society
Twenty-two new members were
inducted into the Modern Music
Masters on October 25.
They were Betsy Holbrook,
Nancy Langley, Florence Morton,
Mary Hill Hatley, Louise Furr,
Bobbie Atkins, Jane Boaz, Gail
McSwain, June Whitley, Sandra
Holt, Trina Holt, Martha Burle
son, Miriam Wilhoit, Jane Her-
locker, Jane Morton, Carolyn Var
ner, Sandra Huneycutt, Hinky
Tucker, Ronnie Herrin, James
Lisk, Paul Allred, and Robert
Each initiate performed as he
Betsy Holbrook, Nancy Langley,
Florence Morton, Mary Hill Hat
ley, and Louise Furr rendered an
arrangement of “Doing What
“Friendship’s Flower” was sung
by Hinky Tucker, Ronnie Herrin,
and James Lisk, with Johnny
An instrumental group compos
ed of Paul Allred, Sandra Huney
cutt, Carolyn Varner, Jane Mor
ton, Robert Thorneburg, Gail Mc
Swain, and Jane Herlocker played
Jean Rabon joined initiates
Martha Burleson and Miriam-Wil
hoit in singinng “Over the Rain
bow”. Bryan Fox accompanied
them on the piano.
Soloists were as follows: Trina
Holt sang “A Summer Place”;
Sandra Holt played a piano solo
entitled “April Love”; June Whit
ley chose Gershwin Preludes to
play as a piano solo; Bobbie At
kins did a baton twirling act; and
Jane Boaz played a piano solo,
“Theme from the Apartment.”
Nancy Finan, president, presid
ed over the installation. Other
officers participating were Sherry
Pegram, vice - president; June
Whitley, secretary; Ellen Hatley,
treasurer; and Mary Hill Hatley,
After the performances the new
members received their Modern
Music Master pins and life mem
By Their Words
“It’s so dark in the auditorium
early in the morning, I’m begin
ning to know how a mold feels.”
“That was my largest finger
nail; you could see it.” — Karen
“Talk about someone who was
a fast talker, she had a machine
gun beat!”—Mr. Hatley.
“Of all the meals I hate the
most, this is my favorite."—Nancy
while his head was stuck in the
window on the bus.
“Another one of your little bugs
just bit me.”—Inger Bloomfelt.
“She is so skinny that she has
to jump around in the shower to
get wet.”—Johnny Gehring.
“Johnny, if you don’t turn
around, you’re going to grow
“Did anybody get hurt Friday
night?”'—Roberta Lampsi refer
ring to the Albemarle-Kannapolis
“A teacher has a sixth sense, a
seventh sense, and an eighth sense, ■
but never more than ten cents.”
“I got a cotton apple.”—Flor
“When I was a boy I had a
good time; when I went to school
I had a good time; when I was
in old man I had a good time
now, I’m still having a good
“Mr. Chemistry.” — Marie
Snuggs to Mr. Hatley.
“You look just like a witch that
I used to know.” — ‘Zombie’ to
“I caught a yard for two
“I feel like I smell like dust ”
—Edee Smith at the Fair.
“Who do you think will win the
World Series—the Republicans or
the Democrats?”—Kenny Tucker