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WALTER M. WILLIAMS HIGH SCHOOL
No. 2, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1957
‘The Wheel Of Fortune’ To Be Theme
For Events During Homecoming Day
“For the Future We Build” has
been selected as the theme of the
local Parent Teacher Student Associ
ation for 1957-58, according to Mrs.
Nathan Long, president.
Mrs. V/. G. Ware, chairman of
the program planning committee,
stated that the program for this year
will maximize .student participation
and interest. Students will be given
active parts in every program through
out the year.
The first meeting was an open
house, October 10. Before the room
visitation, Mrs. W. G. Ware, first
vice president, conducted a short
business meeting in the absence of
Mrs. Long, The devotions were given
by Wesley Batten, under the direction
of Miss Mildred Kichline, Bible teach
er. It was announced that the annual
P. T. S. A. membership drive will be
held October 18-28 with Mrs. James
R. Copland, chairman. The parents
then followed a typical school day's
schedule of six short periods. The
purpose of this was to give the pa
rents an opportunity to know the
teachers, and to become familiar with
the students’ routine.
“For the Future We Build Through
A Program of Safety” is the theme
for the November 14 meeting. The
program is being arranged by the
W. H. S. Safety Council. It is under
the supervision of Mr. Harry Thomas,
assistant principal, and Mr. Bill
Hight, English instructor. The chair
man of the P. T. S. A. Safety Com
mittee is Mr. George Best, Sr. The
committee has as its purpose the
promotion of safety in every area of
the school's activities. The November
safety program is the initial step to
wards this goal, stated Mr. Best.
10:45—Homecoming' Chapel Pro
gram, School Auditorium
4:15 P.M.—Parade, Main Street
8:00 P.M.—Footbail Game,
Bulidogs vs. Raleigh Caps,
9:00 P.M.—Halftime Activities
Crowning of Homecoming
10:00 P.M.—Homecoming Dance
The Barker Staff
To Present Movie
“The Silver Chalice”, a movie star
ring Robert Taylor, is slated to be
presented by The Barker staff Friday,
November 15, during the student as-
.sembly program in the auditorium.
The Barker staff, Mrs. Ella Book
er, The Barker advisor; ihd Mrs.
Betty Gerow, English instructor; se
lected this movie which will be
shown in connection with American
Education Week. An admission fee
of 25 cents per person will be charg
ed. Proceeds will be used in financing
The Barker in its increased number
of publications. The movie, which is
in technicolor, is two hours long and
will be shown during the first and
“I urge all students to see this
color film. You will not only sup
port your school newspaper, but also
will find it an enjoyable movie,”
states Calvin Linnemann, Jr., editor
of The Barker.
Crowning Of Queen
At Half-Time Show
Members of the Williams High
School student council have chosen
“The Wheel of Fortune” for the
theme of this year’s homecoming
festivities October 18-24.
The activities will begin Friday
morning at 10:45 with a special home
coming chapel program planned by
Alvis Rich, president of the student
The traditional homecoming pa
rade will begin at 4:30 Friday after
noon. This year the theme of the
parade is “quality instead of quan
tity,” Alvis Rich stated. The student
council voted to eliminate all home
room floats to improve the caliber
of the parade. In the past students
spent more time on club floats than
on the homeroom floats.
The parade will be composed of
all club floats, class floats, and their
sponsors, club sponsors, the Queen’s
float, the Williams High, Raleigh,
Jordan Sellars, and Graham High
School bands. An exhibition by the
^I'ltional Guard .ilso \ iii uc featured.
At Memorial Stadium the home
coming game between the Williams
Bulldogs and the Raleigh Caps will
begin at 8:00 P, M.
Halftime activities will include the
crowning of the Homecoming Queen
by last year’s queen Ann Raynor.
The figure with the sponsors, at
tendants and their escorts will carry
out the homecoming theme.
After the game at 10:00 p. m. a
dance sponsored by the student coun
cil will be given in the school cafe
teria. The Raleigh cheerleaders, foot
ball squad, and cheering section are
also invited to attend the dance.
1957-58 HOMECOMING QUEEN
jer of the
Club, and the
Miss Brenda Wilson
Shown above are the five finalists for homecoming queen. They arc, left
to right, Wanda Anderson, Sally Wright, Elizabeth Loy, Peggy Lindicy,
and Brenda Wilson, queen.
Brenda W ilson T o Rei&n
As Homecoming Queen
Juniors Schedule Play For Nov. 26
“You Can’t Take It With You,” a
comedy in three acts written by Moss
Hart and George S. Kaufman, will
be given November 26 in the Wil
liams High School auditorium at 8:00
P. M. The junior class is presenting
this student production to raise mon
ey for the annual Junior-Senior Prom.
The players were selected in com
petitive try-outs last week by Mr.
William Hight. dramatics instructor;
Frankie Mansfield, student director:
and Jimmy Marshall, assistant stu
dent director. Among the cast mcm-
Members of the cast for the junior play arc shown above. Left fo right
they are: Mike Henderson, Betty Barbee, Ann Porterfield, David
McCorklc, .Marvin Coble, and Noel Lane Smith.
bers are: Penelope Sycamore, por
trayed by Ann Porterfield; Essie,
Noel Lane Smith; Rheba, Pollyanna
White: Mr. De Pinna, Marvin Coble:
Grandpa Vanderhof, David McCor-
kle: Donald, William Bane; Mr. Kirby,
Mike Henderson; and Mrs. Kirby,
Betty Barbee. The remaining mem
bers of the cast were selected Mon
day, October 14.
The play revolves around the very
eccentric but happy Sycamore family.
Each member lives his own peculiar
life in his own funny way except for
.Alice who is the only sane one in
Some of the things that occupy the
Sycamores’ time are raising snakes,
ballet dancing, and making fireworks.
One member of the family has an
annual income of $28.13 and none
of the Sycamores pays income tax.
They don’t make enough money.
In reference to the play Mr. Hight
stated: “This is a difficult play, but
! am confident that the junior class
will do a very fine job. We have
been very pleased with the turn-outs
during the try-out period and have
had an enormous response for stage
■cositions. We intend to work very
hard and hope the student body will
turn out to see this play.”
Brenda Wilson has been selected
homecoming festivities October 18,
of the senior class, will be her royal
The five finalists for queen were
chosen in student assembly Friday.
Jr. Red Cross
To Begin Drive
Junior Red Cross enrollment drive
will begin October 22 and continue
for one week. Miss Hobson, Junior
Red Cross sponsor and school li
brarian, stated today.
The drive will be conducted in
the homerooms with the Red Cross
room representatives in charge of
collecting donations. Each student
who contributes a penny or more is
entitled to a membership card and
the traditional Red Cross pin. If the
homeroom contributes $1.50 or more,
the entire room is considered to have
joined the Red Cross. This qualifies
the room to have a sticker for the
Money received from the enroll
ment drives arc used for various
Junior Red Cross school projects. As
in the past, first aid supplies will be
purchased for the school with a por
tion of the donations.
Approximately $100 or more will
be u.sed to send two students from
W. H. S. on an expense-paid trip to
the Junior Red Cross Leadership
Training Center located in the moun
tains of North Carolina near Hen
dersonville. In addition to learning
about the Junior Red Cross, dele
gates are offered several types of
recreation such as swimming, boating,
dancing, softball, horseback riding,
hiking and ping-pong. Any student
interested in the program of the
Junior Red Cross may he selected
to attend the Training Center during
to reign over the Walter M. Williams
Frank Rich, elected by popular vote
October 11 by means of an applause
meter, rite finali.sts who will compose
the queen’s court are: Wanda An
derson. Peggy Findley. Elizabeth Loy
and Sally Wright. Assisting the king
will be Mac Garrison, Tommy Keim,
Don Newlin and Johnny Weeks.
The finali.sts were judged Sunday.
October 13 in Chapel Hill, but an
nouncement of the judges’ decision
was not made until today. The judges
were: Mr. John Parker, professor of
Dramatic Art, University of North
Carolina; Mr. Norman Cordon, head
of the North Carolina Music Pro
gram; and Mrs. Marion Fitz-Sim-
mons, wife of Professor Foster Fitz
simmons of the Department of Dra
matic Art, U. N. C
The girls were judged on the basis
of poise, personality, posture and
Senior girls qualifying for home
coming cticen were nominated in the
cenior homerooms. The seniors then
voted and the 15 girls receiving the
highest number of votes were eligible
to appear before the student body.
Finalists for king were chosen during
the same election.
The following girls arc the ten
.semi-finalists: Kathy Clark. Janice
Hall, l.inda Heath, Joyce Badgctt,
Betty Finley, Linda Gilliam. Nancy
Haskins. Judy Wright. Rosanna Gant,
and Jan Sutton.
The queen will be attended during
the half-time ceremonies by her four
runners-up and the junior, sophomore,
and fre.shman class sponsors. The
club sponsors and their escorts will
also he in the royal court of honor.