North Carolina Newspapers

    rd b> iournaiism Class of Rocky Mount High School
Off To See *^Mr. President’’
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-
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
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.
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
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
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
Pitt, Kiwanis Boy
Wilson Pitt, former president of
the National Honor Society, was
honored as Kiwanis Boy of the
“I feel mighty lucky to have
such an honor come to me,” said
“Woody”, as he is called by close
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
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
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

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