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WALTER M. WILLIAMS HIGH SCHOOL
NO. 5, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1958
Student Council To Present
^Better Relations^ Conference
W. H. S. Student Council is now
planning a “Let’s Get Acquainted”
conference to be held at Williams
High Friday, February 21, for all
Western AAA schools.
The purpose of the conference is
to discuss the ways that better school
relations and sportsmanship can be
brought about among the teams that
play each other in athletic competi
Asheville, Gastonia, Greensboro,
High Point, Winston-Salem, Myers
Park.Charlotte Central, and Salisbury
are invited to this conference which
is the first of its kind. Each partici
pating school will .send four members
of the student council, the head cheer
leader, and an adviser as delegates.
The delegates hope to extend the
jurisdiction of the council into other
school functions other than athletics.
Among the possible plans for the
future is a plan to exchange chapel
programs with the member schools.
The exchange of yearbooks and news
papers for the different school li
braries will be planned. The council
will discuss the possibility of award
ing a Best Sportsmanship Trophy to
the most deserving schools.
Calvin Linnemann. Phil Deaton,
Jerry Odom, Eddie McAteer, Judy
Wright,. Dee. Brown, Tom Newsome,
Mac Garrison. Alvis Rich, Johnny
Weeks, and Melinda Messer serve as
chairmen for the conference commit
Registration will be at ILOO Fri
day followed by a guided tour of the
school. After lunch together, the de-
egates will meet to discuss possible
plans for making this conference a
At P. T. S. A.
“Is Dating So Different Today?” is
one of the topics to be discussed at
the Parent Teacher Student As,socia-
tion meeting tonight at 8:00 p.m. in
the school libarary.
The theme for the February meet
ing is “For the Future We Build
The devotional will be given by
Mr. Fred Miller, teacher of United
States history at Williams High. The
first speaker will be Dr. George Koury,
a prominent physician in Burlington,
whose topic will be “Those Physical
Changes in Adolescence.” Mrs. Carl
ton Prickett, wife of the pastor of the
First Baptist Church of Burlington,
will speak as a parent on “Is Dating
So Different Today?”
Frank Rich, a student at W. H. S.
will discuss “What Young People
Can’t Talk Over with Their Parents.”
and Mrs. Carl Dodson, Dist.-ibative
Education teacher at W. H. S. will
speak on “It’s Time To Understand
Your High School Child.”
March 13, the PTSA will present a
talent night by students and parents.
At the same meeting, all entries for
the 1958 Science Fair will be on ex
Annual And Barker Announces Staffs;
Wrape, Lupton Assume Duties As Eds.
Members of The Barker and Doe-1 announced today. These students will
Wah-Jack staffs for 1958-59 were publish the Williams school news-
Assuming their new duties on the Williams High publications are, left
to right, Marvin Coble, managing editor of The Barker; Ruth Lupton,
editor-in-chief of The Barker; .liidy Wrape, editor-in-chief of the Doe-Wah-
•lack; and Kay Ellen Isley, associate editor of the Doe-Wah-Jack.
Seniors Present Play March 7
“Ten Little Indians,” a mystery in
three acts, has bcciv :citCLcd for the
senior play to be presented March 7
at 8:00 p. m. in the Walter Williams
Try-outs for the play were held
February 3, 4, and 5. Those receiv
ing parts are: Miles Hadley, who
portrays Blore; Bill Steele, Rogers;
Mike McMannus, MacKenzie; Dale
Senior Class Elects 11 Juniors To Usher
Seniors recently elected 11 out
standing juniors to usher and take
part in all the chief functions of the
The honored juniors are: Phil Dea
ton, chief marshall; Malcolm Kil
patrick; Bill Grubbs; Alan Long;
Larry Coble; Reid Rogers; Nancy
Lorimer; Susan Hartis; Dec Brown;
Pollyanna White; and Ruth Lupton.
The marshalls’ main duty will be to
usher at the commencement and bac
calaureate services for the seniors.
They will help distribute senior gifts;
attend the senior swimming party; and
assist with the activities of Senior
Phil Deaton is president of the
Junior class, member of the Key Club,
junior assistant to The Barker, and
halfback on the W. H. S. football
Malcolm Kilpatrick’s activities in
clude being secretary of the Junior
Civitan Club, Student Store worker,
junior assistant to The Barker, and
Senior Counselor of the Order of
Shown above from left to right arc the Junior Marshalls for 1958
chosen by the senior class. They arc: first row. Dee Brown, Ruth Lupton,
Susan Harti.s, Nancy Lorimer, and Pollyanna White; second row, Mal
colm Kilpatrick, Larry Coble, Alan Long, Bill Grubbs, Reid Rogers, and
The extra-curricular activities of
Bill Grubbs include junior assistant
on the annual, treasurer of the Junior
Civitan Club, and Student Store work
Alan Long is vice president of the
Booster's Club, president of his home
room, member of the Junior Civitan
Club, annual assistant, and Junior
Counselor of the Order of Demolay.
Larry Coble is treasurer of the Key
Club, member of the Order of De
molay, and he also plays on the bas
Basketball, Junior Civitan Club,
and junior assistant to the annual are
some of Reid Roger's activities during
his junior year.
Nancy Lorimer is a junior assistant
to The Barker staff, majorette, and
was junior attendant to the Home
Treasurer of Civinettes, cheerlead
er, and junior assistant to the annual
are a few of Susan Harti.s’s extra
Dee Brown is secretary of the stu
dent body, a member of the Keyettes,
cheerleader, and junior assistant to
the annual staff.
Pollyanna White is a member of
the Keyettes, cheerlerader, vice presi
dent of her homeroom, and a mem
ber of the Scribbler’s Club.
Secretary of the Civinettes, junior
assistant to The Barker, president of
her homeroom and a- member of the
Scribbler’s Club arc .some of Ruth
Lupton’s junior activities.
Whitted, Mrs. Rogers; Calvin Linne
mann, Lawrence Wargrave; Marvin
Coble, Narracott the boatman; Pat
White, Vera; Roland Hodge, An
thony Marston; Frankie Mansfield,
Lombard; Jimmy Marshall, Arm
strong; and Betty Finley, Emily.
The play concerns ten people who
have been invited to an island to
spend a week with a host they’ve
never seen before. While they are
eating dinner, a voice is heard accus
ing each of them of a murder; a
murder that the court can't convict
them of but one that they caused
Admission for “Ten Little Indians”
is 50 cents, and tickets may be ob
tained from any member of the senior
class or at the box office the night
of the play.
Susan Harriss and Danny Allen
were chosen by the senior class Mon
day, January 20 to .serve as mascots
of the 1958 Doe-Wah-Jack.
The candidates appeared in a special
program for the senior class immed
iately following assembly, January 17.
They each were introduced to the
class and presented their talents.
Susan Harriss, the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Ernest Harriss, lives at 401
Trail I, Grove Park. She was born
July 24. 1952 and is five years old.
Bill Harri.ss. her brother, presented
her to the class.
Danny Allen, presented to the class
by Janice Holt, was also chosen to
serve as a mascot. He is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Allen who live
on Alamance Road. Danny is five
years old and celebrates his birthday
The ma.scots, in addition to serving
as sponsors for the annual, will take
part in the various other senior ac
tivities, including class ilay in May.
paper and school year-book, respec
The Barker staff is led by Ruth
Lupton, editor-in-chief. Other mem
bers of the staff and their positions
are as follows: Marvin Coble, man
aging editor; Phil Deaton and Mal
colm Kilpatrick, co-sports editors;
Carolyn Smith, .society editor; Pat
Pegram. feature editor; Mike Barham,
make-up editor; Lin Puckett, business
manager. George Best is photograph
er. Proofreaders are Nancy Lorimer
and Bill Hall. Gail Elkins and Ginger
Hruslinski are typists. Mrs. Norman
Booker is advisor.
Judy Wrape is the new Doe-Wah-
Jack editor. The other members are
Kay Ellen Isley, associate editor; Bill
Grubbs, business manager; Susan Har
tis, feature editor. Others include
Larry Coble, advertising manager;
Reid Rogers, sports editor; Ann Por
terfield. art editor: Henry Johnson,
copy editor. John Yarborough is pho
tographer and Pollyanna White is
photography editor. Typists are Gara
Vann Phillips and Linda Browning.
Miss Kathryn Ray is the advisor.
These new staffs will travel by bus
to New York City to attend the Co-
lunrbia Scholastic Press Association
Convention to be held at Columbia
University March 13-15. This associa
tion is an organization which sets
the standards for school publications
throughout the country. By attending
lectures and clinics, the new staff
members learn better ways of publish
ing the newspaper and year book. TTie
group, accompanied by the advisors
and Mr. Harry Thomas, assistant
principal, will return to Burlington
Monday, March 17.
111 ‘Dark Victory’
Two W. H. S. students and one
faculty member will take part in the
forthcoming Burlington Playmakers
production of “Dark Victory.” a
drama in three acts, to be presented
February 28 and March I in the
Grove Park .school auditorium at 8
Mrs. Ella Booker, freshman English
and journalism teacher and advisor
to The Barker, will play the part of
Alden Blaine, a novelist; and Ben
Rushin will portray Leslie Clark, a
.socialite who is frequently drunk.
David McCorkle will play two small
er roles, that of the postman and the
Mrs. Booker’s experience in dra
matic work has included directing
the contest play last year and acting
as stage manager in the Carolina
Playmakers production for her hus
band’s play, "Ladies of Lee,” at UNC.
Mr. Olin Campbell will direct the
Feb. 14—Valentine's Day
Feb. 15—Civinetfe's Dance
Mar. 7—Senior Flay
Mar. 14—Cheerleader Tryouts
Mar. 24-27—Lwirp Season