rd b> iournaiism Class of Rocky Mount High School VOLUME XViv ROCKY MOU ST, N. C. lUESDAy. JANUARY.27, 195; NUMBER 5 Off To See *^Mr. President’’ jf Bobby Savage was selected as one of twelve Boy Scouts in the nation to make an official report to the President of the United States, February 8. Representing the twelve regions and over tnree million scouts, Bob by and the eleven other Scouts w^ill have a five day trip covering Washington, D. C., and New York City during Boy Scout Week, Peb- ruai-y 7-13, at the expense of the Boy dcouts of America. Bobby will rerpresent Region Six. Tcf.itative Schedule Highlighting the trip, naturally, will be the visit to “Mr. Presi dent” who is honary president of the Boy Scouts of America. The tentative schedule runs something like this. The group should be checked into the Washington Hotel, Washington, D. C., by noon Saturday, February 7. At 2:00 they will assemble for orientation, re view of schedule and uniform in spection, aften which they will re hearse for various ceremonies. Sunday will include attendance at church services, a trip to An napolis, a probable visit to the White House, and possible radio and TV broadcasts. The boys will look forward to moving on to New York, Mondey night, but not until they have visited the P. B. I. and toured the capital buildings. In New York they will check into Hotel Van- c.ovbilt. Tuesday and Wednesday will in- cli de tours over the giant city One Holiday Left With exams finally over and first semester finally gone, stu dents of RMHS received their re port cards yesterday and headed home with happiness or despera tion on their faces. Exams marked the end of half the school year. Only one holiday remains for the remainder of the year. The Easter holidays will fall On the third and the fifth of April. If nothing happens to hinder, the school year of 1952-1953 will comg to a close on May 29. They will visit the Empire State Building, the United Nations Building, the home office of the B. S. A., t^e Radio City Music Hall, the Statue of Liberty, and the Roc efelier Center. Also in- '^luded are touis of lower Manhat tan and the N. B. C. networks. Wednesday night they will ■■heck out for home. Represents Three .States In representing Region Six, Bobby will represent North and South Carolina, Georgia and Plorida. He is an Eagle Scout of Troop 7, sponsored by the Pirst Pi-esbyterian Church, and is a leader in various fields. Bobby has held numerous honors in school. He was president of the sopho- •nore class last semester and In leaving grammar school was the winner of the American Legion citizenship award. In the scouts Bobby is a senior patrol leader. He was presented the Eagle badge in September, 1951 and also holds the God and Country award for outstanding work in the church. Mystery Date Set Emljn Williams’ “A Murder Has Been Arranged” will be presented Friday night, February 27, at 8:15 .n the high school auditorium by ^he dramatics department. The charactetrs are Miss Groge, Valentine McMillan; Ca vendish, Joe Whitehead; Mrs. Wragg, Christine Hufham; Jimmy North, Newsom Maples; Beatrice Jasper, Suzanne Covington; Mrs. Arthur, Patsy McAuley; Sir Charles Jasper, Grady Gardner; Mauurice Mullins, Jim Barksdale; a woman, Mary Ruth Divine. The author of this play, Emlyn Williams, British actor—play wright, has been touring the coun try for the past year reading Charles Dickens work. Mr. Wil liam will appear in Chapel Hill, March 7. “Night Must Fall,” which was presented here several years ago, was written by him. Classes Hold Semester Elections Polio Fund Benefits From Talent Show In raising money for the March of Dimes” the Service Club is going about the campaign .nuch different from those of pre vious years. They are sponsoring a talent show featuring high school talent with all proceeds go- .ng to the Polio fund. Under the direction of Mrs. Gladys Robbins, adviser, and Syl via Crocker, president, the Service Club members have worked hard to select the best talent and work out an entertaining program. Among the acts will be songs by James Chandler, Edith Ann John son, Nancy Leehane and Elice iVilliams. Alton Denning will show Ann Moore will give an amazing his dance technique and Barbara acrobatic act. The “Highlanders” featuring :iarry Gay will also be on hand to jiv'e a dance band touch. Tickets have been sold in the homerooms by Service Club mem bers for fifty cents. The program will be held tomorrow during fifth period. What’s New As an added feature “The Blackbird” has been lucky enouga to obtain copies of the Scholastic Roto which will be distributed with the last five issues of the paper. The Roto is a nation-wide high school publication in pic ture and paragraph. It is given without charge to a limited number of schools. Advertising pays all cost. NEWSEES Council Reports Mary Wilkinson, president of the student organization called a special meeting of her cabinet last semester at which time the group discussed and voted on the idea of starting a supply store at school for students of RMHS. Mary will see Mr. Edson to find out if such a project will be possible. Also discussed was the need of appropriating money for tuning the piano which was given to the school by the seniors of 1951. To encourage better student council reporting on the part of homeroom representatives, the group discussed the idea of adding five minutes to homeroom periods the day after student organiza tion meetings. Talent On Display Third proeram in a series of paid assemblies will feature Alla and W. Bajan, The Gypsy Trou badours. The two, who have tour ed the entire world, will present a program of humor and music from foreign lands. This assembly will be held on January 30. The fourth will be the Irish tenor. Harry Hart. Mr. Hart will "irg the melodies of aes different ’■■itlons. He is sched^iled to appear ■'infore the student body on Feb ruary 13. Local talent, too, will perform Ppbruary 12. Carl Stough’s Corale "’ill present a program featuring “Barh to Boogie.” It will be held in the high school auditorium at '':15 p. m. under the sponsorship of the P. T. 6. A. Boys-Of-The-Mon th “They must have been hard up for boys when they picked me” as the statement George Parmer made when he was picked for /ontnrj Ex hange Boy of the Month. George, a husky 170 pound sen ior, has been attending the regu lar meeting of the club because of his outstanding high school ac tivities. He has excelled especially in sports, having played football four years and basketball two years. He was chairman of the elec tions committee, was the presi dent of the Hi Y, and has been on the social committee and dance 'ommittees. Pitt, Kiwanis Boy Wilson Pitt, former president of the National Honor Society, was honored as Kiwanis Boy of the Month. “I feel mighty lucky to have such an honor come to me,” said “Woody”, as he is called by close friends. Besides being in the NHS he is in the Junior Music Club, is vice president of the Photography club, and is in the band for the fourth year. Wilson has been on various dance committees, has held home room offices, and has been a stu dent government representative. ‘ Vote for ” is the term most often used around RMHS this time of year. With second semes ter elections moving in campaign- is at its height. Freshman and sophomore groups are voting today after having heard campaign speeches yesterday. The Prosh are voting in Miss Kitchin’s office while sophomores are voting in room 2. Junior and senior campaign speeches will be heard tomorrow. They will vote Friday. Juniors vote in Mr. Privott’s homeroom; ■eniors in Miss McLaughlin’s. Candidates For Office Running for senior offices are Jimmy Daughtridge and Ben Wil- Uam3 for president; Billy Kilgo, '^led Lee and Mary Ruth Divine for vice president; Betty Hedge peth, Beryle Peters, and Janet Fulcher for secretary; and Louis Falkner and Wilson Pitt for treas urer. Junior candidates are Sue Greg ory and George Knight for presi dent for vice president, Lloyd Hedger eth and Jimmy Daught ridge; for secretary, Gordon Wil kinson and Betty Sue Cash; for treasurer, James Chandler, Vivian Williams and Jimmy Lancaster. Sophomorev >Rd Frosh In the sophomore class Bobby Savage is running against Bill Kinchelow for president. Bill Hedgepeth, Jean Stevenson, Sandy rhorpe, and Jane Hatchett are running for "veep.” The candi- Fentress and Kay Williford, while dates for secretary are Marjorie .-Vudrie Kennedy, Lee Ann Brown ind Sylvia Bullock are hoping for treasurer. Fred Reuben is running against Maria Parker for president of the freshman, “veep” candidates are Norma Savage, Jimmy Davis and Ann Brinson; for secretary are Patsy Pullen, Patricia Parrish, and Cacky Atkins; for treasurer are Fred Harris, Dan Johnson and Una Driver. Local Boys Form Orchestra; Hope For Minor Dance Bids Something new has been added to all the activities of RMHS. The ■‘Highlanders” made their first public appearance before the stu dent body with a new version of dance band music and tearing up I'ive-Foot Two” while a group demonstrated the Charleston. Dicky Collins, Ralph Chason, George Knight, Dick McIntyre and Harry Gay put together the trumpet. saxophone, clarinet, drums and piano, respectively, and showed what a student or chestra could do. They played “Hold Me” “Everything I Have Is Yo”rs ” “John';on R'>tr” “How Am I To Know?” “Should I” Topping everything Harry Gay, widely known local pianist and vocalist, sang his version of ‘Skeletons in the Closet.” The theme of the program was good sportsmanship. Baxter Sav- ige, acting as master of ceremon ies, between numbers introduces 3oach Bill Lundy who then intro duced ' the varsity basketball team. The cheerleaders were on hand to urge the crowd to come to the basketball game against Wilmington that night. The “Highlanders," with the ex- ’eption of Harry Gay, were at one time only a group of band mem bers. but they had a sudden inspi ration to start a dance band. The our students got together and oracti’ed, found themselves fairly ?ood, pnd then asked for a part on ;he assembly program. Now the group hopes to play for special groups and small school '’ances. Harry Gay has offered to play for them anytime they want him.