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the BLAt'KaiRD, HOtKi MOUNT HIGH SCHCK>i.
I'UKSDAY. SEPTEMBER 29. 1952
lline Students Represiiit RM
\t Boys, Girls State Meets,
Human Relations Conference
Jimmy Selby. Bobby Deans,
rimmy Daughtridge, and Baxter
Jtivage were the delegates to the
iorth Carolina Boy’s State In
:hapel Hill, June 21-28.
These four boys attended lec-
ures on all phases of government,
rhey held an election and picked
'overnor, lieutenant governor, and
)ther elected officers just as the
idults do in state elections.
Boy’s State is sponsored each
,'ear by the American Legion
Auxiliary to teach the delegates
'l om each school more about local,
5-ate. and national government.
While in Chapel Hill, the Rocky
vrount delegates visited Morehead
Planetarium. They lived in dormi
tories set aside for the delegates.
The session ended with a banquet
on June 28.
Delegates to Boy’s State are
chosen by the faculty.
Governor Gives Welconn*
Ruth Sides, Yvonne Churchill,
and Carolyn Gardner were among
tl'ie 293 girls who attended the an
nual Tar Heel Girls State, held »t
WCUNC, June 28-July 3.
Beside.s listening to speeches
and lectures on local, state, and
national government, the delegates
toured the Capital in Raleigh.
Duke University, and the More-
head Planetarium in Chapel Hill.
Saves You Money
Miss Harris Has
Year In France
They had lunch at the State Col
lege cafeteria and ate supper at
Carolina. The highlight of the trip
was a welcome given by Dover
nor Umstead and an invitation to
tour the Governor’s mansion.
Members of the 1953 Girls’ State
organized nationally, having a
Federalist and Nationalist party
and marking their ballots for the
party of their choice. They drew
up townships and charters for
Girls’ State is sponsored each
year by the American Legion Aux
iliary to promote a better under
standing of democratic govern
ment for the future leaders of ths
Delegates Explore Citizenship
Betty Sue Cash and George
Knight attended the Human Rela
tions Youta Conference sponsored
'iy the Civitan Clubs of North
Carolina and the National Confer
ence oi Christians and Jews, held
at Wlluacres, Little Switzerland,
North Carolina, June 7-13.
This conference emphasizes
common interests and responsi
bilities of citizens in a democracy.
Leaders seek to develop among the
young people attitudes of under-
standine, mutual respect and good
will toward people of different
religions, nationalities and races
and to explore the meaning of
citizenship in a democracy—its
ijrlvil'iges and responsibilities.
When a.«ked about the confer-
encr; Betty Sue and George re
ported, "We have learned a little
more of 'the Brotherhood of
Man, under the Fatherhood of
Did you know that one of the
new faculty members taught
school in France? Well, Miss Win
kle Harris did just that. She must
have a great many interesting
tmnHS to tell.
Miss Harris, dramatics instruc
tor, taught English conversation
to primary teachers in a resort
village on the coast of Normandy,
Prance, from October until July,
1952. She was chosen in 1951 to
go on the Pulbright Program by
the Institute of International
Education while attending Salem
CoHege in Winston-Salem.
This teacher sailed for Europe
■;n Au?u.st of the same year, on the
French liner, Liberte. and returned
to the United States in November,
1952. She said that she toured
many parts of Europe, mostly by
bicycle and also visited relatives
dining her stay in France.
Kay’s and Julian’s Shoulders
Mrs. Proctor Heads
u» N. M»in St.
Rocky Mount, N. C.
118 S. Washlntton §t.
Mrs. W. G. Proctor is the direc
tor for the cafeterias in white and
colored schools in Rocliy M^pt.
Mrs. Proctor, who received her
education at ECC and WCUNC,
has spent thirteen years in this
field. Before coming to Rocky
Mount, she was the director for
the junior and senior high schools
Assistants in the senior high
.school cafeteria will be Mrs. Frank
WaiTisycah and Mrs. Taylor. Mrs.
Willie Tharington will be assist
ant in the junior high.
Mrs. Proctor says she is well-
pleased with the response to the
lunch program in junior high and
she looks forward to opening the
senior* high school cafeteria in Oc
tober. The only hold-up in the
opening is that the steam tables
have not yet arrived. All other
equipment is in the cafeteria novr.
To the left of the entrance of
the cafeteria in senior high school
are foin- doors. Students will enter
one door to be served and come
out another. There will be a double
serving I’^e if necessary. The cafe
teria can accommodate 250 stu
dents at one time.
A complete plate lunch will be
served. It includes meat. Jwo vege
tables, desert, and milk for 30(i.
Summer activities have provided
oodles of fun and much news.
Clear that eager ear of yours and
I’ll tell you some of it.
Did you hear about what hap
pened to Bart Ritner and George
Strickland? Well, it seems that
while the two were in Washington,
D. C., their hotel safe was robbed.
Nothing exciting happens to me.
Peggy Searcy, Carolyn Gardner,
Peggy Geddie, and Patsy Pearce
had quite a time at Atlantic
Ruth Farmer went to Lexington
and Ocean View. Now Sarah
Moore visited her brother way
")ver in St. Louis, Mo.
Rose Booth, Harry Gray, Bill
Tharrlngton, Jessie Pittman, and
Johnnie DuFour all had quite a
time at a church conference in
Guess what! Newsome Maples
was a life guard at Atlantic Beach
this past summer. He says^he quit
because so many girls were fakini?
Sue Gregory. Elise Williams, and
Margaret Daughtridge are still
talking about the good time they
had at the Pre.sbyterian camp.
Kay Congleton took a boat trip
from Norfolk to Washington, D. C.
Don’t you know she had fun.
Gordon Wilkinson, Sue Gregory
and Elizabeth Vann spent the
summer in New England.
The beach really did fine the
R. M. folks. Penn Strandberg spent
a month at Atlantic Beach. Sis
Livengood visited several of them.
This past weekend Janet Spain
attended the Wake Forest Duke
What do you know—how about
letting me in on your news?
Gee whiz, you and that crowd
of yours must have really had a
great summer, from all reports in
your letter giving me the low down
rn the summer doings.
But did you hear about Erwin
Robbins, Lucinda Oliver, and
Elizabeth Smith spending six
weeks at Nags Head? While there
Margie Fentress came down and
, spent a week with them. Lucinda
j says they had a swell time!
I Among the beachcombers at
Topsail Beach were Betty Sue
I Cash and Val McMillan. They
were there for two weeks!
Boy Scouts going to California
for the Scout Jamboree from
Rocky Mount really had a great
trip! All ten of them left here July
8 and returned July 29. The luclo^
ten who “saw the country” were
Bill Toler, George Marvin Moore.
Sandy Thorpe, Theo Pitt. Bobby
Gay, Robert Daughtridge, Billy
Colston, Tommy Vaughn, David
Harper, and Philip Bone.
By-the-way! Have you heard
about the new water skiers in our
group? It seems that while at Du
rant Island Mimi Brewer, Marty
Purvis, Bill Kincheloe, and Jack
Philips tried their skill at water
skiing, at which sport Bill Kinche
loe has become so adept that he
could hold his own with the pro
fessionals ! (?)
VOl'E FOR THE
‘‘GLAMOR GIRL OF THE MONTH”
Brine this ballot to Bavrin/Erer Studio, Inc., before Oct. 15. The girl
elected will be photographed by Dorothy Barringer and the win
ner’s portrait will be on display for a week at Barringer s.
I nominate; —
My name; •
BARRINGER STUDIO, INC. 129 Western Aven^
Davenport Motor Company
CADILLAC - PONTIAC
Judy Barnes spent most of her
vacation at Sea Island, Georgia,
while Margaret Stone spent her
time in New York.
I hear that Alma Daughtridge
went to Maryland and that Tonya
Pennington and Jean Williams
combed the 'beaches at Morehead
Joyce and Fred Harris spent
two weeks in Florida this summer,
visiting many points of Interest.
Hurry up with your next letter.
Eager-eared (as you say),
Mary A. Proctor
Lelia D. Steadman
701 North Church Street
Rocky Mouat, N. C.
700 Branch St.
“Your Authorized Elgin Watch
169 Tarboro St. Phone 6-5667
Piano - Voice - Organ
Private or Class
Beginner or Advanced
Full 2 year college course
We Buy Hogs Daily Phone 6-5174
PEACOCK MEAT CO.
I Meat Packers
Sherrod Street Rocky Mount, N. C.
Just Off Cokey Road
GARDNER'S DAIRY PRODUCTS
Velvet Ice Cream
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