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THE FULL MOON
January 29, 1965
The Full Moon I open forum I KnOW YoUI School
Published by the journalism class of Albe
marle Senior High School, 311 Palestine Road,
Albemarle, North Carolina.
Subscription $1.50 per year
Editor-in-Chief Eugene Coley
Managing Editor Joanne Lisk
Manager Edith Johnson
News Editor Marian Cranford
Editor Allison Harris
Feature Editor Nancy Butler
Editor Dane Perry
Mark Cook, Columnist; Caro
lyn Eury, Jayne Harris, Sam
Truette, Teresa Yow.
Sports Editor Jimmy Lowder
Editor Charles Morton
Art Editor Diane Morton
Cartoonist Billy Sikes
Typing Editor....Kathy Gamewell
Copy Editor Tony Senter
Editor Ginny Rogers
Manager Brown Bivens
Manager Charles Morton
Marie Bassow, Exchange Edi
tor; Gary Nicholds, Advertising
Manager; Buck Snuggs, Circu
lation Manager; Sandy Kelley,
Advisor....Mrs. Nancy Gamewell
Printed by Press Printing Company
Clubs Need School SpiritI
“One, two, three, four, who are you gonna yell for?” Are
the students of ASHS school spirited? Quickly one replies “Of
course, look at the large turnouts at the football and basketball
games! The student body must be school spirited.”
Although football and basketball are important phases of extra
curricular activities, they do not, by far, include the entire scope
of school life. School spirit means an enthusiastic loyalty to the
school. Obviously, many students of ASHS are lacking school sprit
in extra-curricular clubs, sports other than football and basketball,
and everyday school work.
At the beginning of each school year, students are offered mem
bership in a wide variety of school clubs. Thoughtlessly, the ma
jority of students only quit joining clubs when they can no longer
afford to pay membership dues. Thus, they have assumed more
than their share of responsibility and cannot give sufficient atten
tion to any one club. After the organizational meeting, the at
tendance dwindles and the majority of students asked to work on
club projects find themselves too busy to spare the time. Here,
ASHS has a situation of lacking school spirit which can be remedied
only by club members themselves.
Secondly, there are many teams of hard working athletes at
ASHS, but how many of them receive large student support? Aren’t
too many such teams entirely neglected? School spirit provided by
enthusiastic students could boost the team’s spirit as well as the
Lastly, a place where everyday courtesy and co-operation could
promote school spirit is in classrooms. Better student-teacher co
operation wmild result if students would readily do what is ex
pected of them as far as classwork is concerned, rather than com
plain or, worse yet, not even complete assignments or respond in
classroom discussions. Thus, the classroom could be a basis and
building block for school spirit.
If every student would take an honest look at himself and re
solve to put forth an all-out effort for school spirit during the sec
ond semester, the effort would result not only in a betterment
of school clubs, athletics, and classes, but also in an improvement
of the students themselves.
The Twisted And The Toimenled
Once there was a screw driver
Revolving around, around, around.
Forcing brother wood to shred
And cry, “asscqusququsqu.”
‘‘Oh woe is I, an ill fated
Screw driver hurting my companion
“Blame yourself, you delighted Sadist,”
Amused the pleasant middleman.
“It is you who depletes brother
Wood and it is you, too, who must revolt.”
“AHoik a Hooo,” cried a spec of
Slim falling into a well found
Excavation, “be good to Father
Screw driver, ah he hold my hope.”
Scream!!! Shatter, Ahug.
“Where lies ye oh, ill fated
Screw driver, you dirty curr?”
A^ed one who wasn’t there.
“1 find myself outside the
Window, I’ve found myself at last . .
“BEAUTY, HATH FOUND
ITSELF, WITHIN THE
HEART OF THE TWISTED.”
Every year the students of this
school hear many lectures on tlw
evils (rf cheating. I am afraid
we no longer really hear it. Cer
tainly we know cheating is wrong,
but no one can set our standards
for us. We are old enough to
know what is right and what is
A student who pulls out the
little cheat sheet on a test or looks
over his neighbor’s shoulder is
ruining his chances for any real
success in life. He is proving
himself unfit to meet the chal
lenge of high scliool and later
will be unable to meet the chal
lenge of life. Surely, there are
times a student cannot get his
homework. That is understand
able. But someone who copies
homework every day is using a
crutch that will not be there at
exam time or when he goes to
Many people think they get by
with cheating, but they don’t.
Someone always knows. A teach
er may not find you out, but the
Anyone who cheats has to live
with himself. No one else will
suffer from his lack of knowl
edge or the guilty feelings he
must have. Any success he
achieves will be hollow when he
realizes he had to cheat to win it.
Construction has begun on the new additions to ASHS. Included
is a large room adjoining the auditorium which will serve as a multi
purpose TV, band, and chorus room; four classrooms which will
be an extension of the north wing; and a multipurpose room be
hind the gym. The auditorium will also be aironditioned.
These improvements are being made possible as a result of
a school bend issue which was passed by the voters in Albemarle.
For Albemarle Senior High, these funds provide additional facilities
included in the original plans that were deleted because of lack
of funds. ,
Currently, the housing capacity of our school is 570; however,
our enrollment is around 600. Also, our auditorium is being used
as classroom space every period of the day. ^ ^ .
An increase in enrollment is also expected during the next
several years. By 1971, an enrollment of 675 is expected, there~
fore, this extra space will be a valuable asset to our school.
The four classrooms will be used to provide for the increased
enrollment and to allow more flexibility in scheduling the school
program to keep pace with changing educational needs. ■
The adjoining area to the auditorium will provide facilities for
the band and also for the two large television classes which are
currently being held in the auditorium. This addition is expected to
be most profitable to the band, choral groups, and television classes.
Our physical education addition will provide valuable space for
dressing rooms and a practicing facility for the wrestling t^m.
At the present time, the wrestling team practices in the student
Finally, our auditorium, the meeting place for most school ac
tivities and many civic, cultural, and entertainment programs which
take place in the community, will be air-conditioned to provide a
more enjoyable place to gather in the warmer months.
The architect for the additions is Guy Crampton and Associates
of Raleigh. The general contractor is Dwight Stokes of Albemarle.
The contractor for plumbing and heating is Lorch Plumbing and
Heating Company, Inc.. of Albemarie. Electrical contractor is Wm^
coff Electric Company, Inc., of Albemarle. The construction work
of these additions is expected to be completed next summer.
Dear Editor, ,
I read with interest Coach Gibbs
letter in the last issue of the
Full Moon. He presented a
very good case concerning the
apathy of students. For the most
part, everything he said was de
served by us students. I feel,
however, that there is another
side to this picture, a side which
he failed to consider in his scath
ing renouncement of our attitudes
What about our teachers? When
has anyone of them nurtured this
“spark of originality” in a stu
dent? Haven’t they been too con
cerned with leaving exactly at
3:30 or moving on to the next
chapter or giving tests?
How can we show any initia
tive or creativity when we are
stifled by the very ones who
could and should guide us?
Now, I realize fully that teach
ers are not a special breed of
men with a sacred purpose. This
is a nice dream, but it has been
proved time after time to be un
true. , .
In order to grow, creativity
must live in an environment con
ducive to its growth. Challenge
and interest are the essential ele
ments in this struggle and I. for
one, see little of it around here.
As an open-minded person, i
realize the hardships of publish
ing a school paper.
every issue of the Full Moon
and talking with members of the
journalism class, I know that the
journalism class strives to please
students and yet to produce one
of the finest school papers around.
Therefore, I wish to commend the
journalism class on the excellent
work it has manifested through
the publication of the Full Moon.
This brief letter mostly con
cerns juniors and sophomores;
however, the message could cer
tainly ^ absorbed by the seniors
For the juniors, only one se
mester remains until you will te-
come the mighty seniors of AIm-
marle Senior High. With this
transformation comes many new
responsibilities. Among these,
there is one of great importance,
applying and maxing preparations
for college admission. You can
begin to make plans now for this
all-important step, thus assuritig
yourself of ample time for appli
cations, financial aid, scholar
ships, loans, etc. Along with
choosing your college, you should
also begin to prepare yourself, by
expanding your knowledge be
yond the normal curriculum at
school if you have not already
begun to do so. This can be done
by reading recommended materi
al for college-bound students and
by keeping up on current events
so ^t you may have some basic
(Continued on Page Three)
What would you like to see built
A yellow house for Jimmy and
A swimming pool for the school.
A Stock Exchange.—Joe Allen.
A shopping center.—Brenda Rus
A youth recreation center. —
A girls’ boarding school. — Jim
A pay-to-get-in parking lot. —
A new gym.—Whit Morrow.
An air-conditioned pyramid. —
on the lot across the street?
Snack Bar. — Lee Youngblood.
One huge cigarette machine.—
A football stadium.—Joe Smith.
A health center for nature lov
ers.—J. W. Lisk.
A night club.—Charies Morton.
My classroom. — Miss Holshous-
A store that sells saddle ox
A nver.—Penny Furr.
An airport to bring sailors
home—Frances Ann Way.
A drag strip.—Lionel Rushing.
MISS BISHOP’S SECOND period
English class had been studying
Paradise Lost. Miss Bishop ask
ed, “What did God tell Lucifer
when his attempted to overtake
heaven failed?” Ralph Mann quip
ped, “He told him to go to—!”
(censor^.) , , ^
Oh, I thought you wanted me
to do something for you— not
that I’m lazy, I just don’t want
to do it. — Ginny Rogers.
• • »
DURING ENGLISH CLASS one
day recently, the sound of con
struction work could be heard.
Upon hearing that same noise sev
eral times Wanda Honeycutt ex
claimed, “That sounds like a
While waHdne into Engli^
class the day the class was to
study Daniel Defoe, Bobby Low
der asked, “Are we going to
study de foe or de enemy?”
• » »
BEFORE CHRISTMAS VACA-
TI(WS, Gayle Byrd and Fran Way
were talking about hoHday jobs
when Fran questionably stated,
“I’m working at McLelaan’s, the
home of the dime!”
• • •
AS KELLY JONES lazily yawn
ed “Ho Hum” in physics class
one day, Mr. Hatley complained,
“I thoi^ht only thii^ that lived
in bams did that!”
However, Rusty Vick smartly
repUed, “Oh. I thought it was
the return of Santa Claus.”
Youngblood Hawke by Her
man Wouk is a book which
probes into the life of a great
author. Hawke works hard at
becoming a big city man yet
carries in his mind the charac
teristics of the small hillbilly
town from which he came. Af
ter a night on the New York
town, he settles down for about
two hours sleep before he picks
up a pen and starts his daily
quota of 20 pages for a new
book. His main objective is to
win the Nobel prize.
The Good Earth is the moving
story of a poor farmer who loves
this land more than life. This
book shows how the poor who
detest the ways of the rich can
gain wealth and become like the
rich whom they once hated. The
novel is by Pearl S. Buck.
On Her Majesty’s Secret Ser
vice is a novel by Ian Fleming.
It is one of the best James Bond
thrillers. This plan for large
scale murder takes place in the
mountains of France. This it
really a good book for the ad
The Longest Day, by Cor
nelius Ryan, is an amazing story
of D-Day, June 6. 1944, which
depicts the many dangerous and
sometimes fatal occurances that
happened to the actual fighting
men on both sides of the battle.
Through the “Wait,” “Night,
and "Day” of this fantastic
launch of man-power by the
Allies, many strange and horrible
thoughts left their impacts on
the minds of each individual.
The Night of the Iguana, by
Tennessee Williams, is a pl*y
filled with shocking emotion-
Williams, a brillant playwright-
tells the struggle of a defrocked
Episcopalian minister who mu*'
decide whether to return to the
ministry or not. This is a"
award-winning play and show®
Williams at his best.
The shriek of wind, the sting*
ing spray of the restless sea,
the moan and whistle of the wii^
through the rigging, all
outstanding impressions of Alje"
Villicr’s book. Great Sea Storied-
His edited stories vividly de*'
tribe the ships of the sea ano
the men who have dedicat^
their lives to a great adventu^
—t would-be equal of the mighty