Published by Journalism Class of Rocky MouiTit Senior High School
ROCKY MOUNT, N. C. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1954
Add Five Minutes
No chewing gum in any form,
shorter time between classes, new
time for student organization
meetings and snaclis to be served
in the cafeteria are some of the
new regulations which will be put
into effect this year.
Hot lunches and snacks will be
served in the cafeteria. Added ex
penses come because it is no long
er on the Federal School Lunch
Program but functioning inde
pendently. Some free food will be
sent by the government but not
enough to effect the prices.
Time between classes has been
cut, three minutes will be given
because of the time wasted all last
jear. In the junior high building,
it was more difficult to get to
classes but it was done in three
minutes, therefore five minutes
was too much time.
Five minutes have been added
to the day due to the course in
spelling which is given at the end
of fourth period. Many students
are lacking in spelling ability, and
it is hoped that those going direct
ly into business or to college will
benefit from this added csnphasLs.
Some factors still need ironing out
before its success can be stated.
No chewing gum in any form
has a place in the classroom, the
halls or the auditorium. This rul
ing will be strictly enforced due to
the appearance it gives to the stu
dents as well as the school.
The schedule for activity period
will remain the same but there
will be no internaptions. Tuesday
will be club day and only then will
any club be pemiitted to meet.
During the homeroom hour, home
rooms will have a chance to have
reports and programs of special
value to the students.
Student Organization will meet
during class period eveiT two
weeks. Meetings will be staggered,
so the student will not miss ea;Ti
class more than once or twice and
will not work a hardship on any
student or teacher.
New Teachers Bring Glamor To Senior High Faculty
Shown getting the “lowdown” on the new teach its is Norma Bulluck. The teachers are from left to
right, Mrs. Hathcock, Miss Ross, Miss Sharpe and Miss Reed. Another new teacher, Mrs. Massey, was
conducting a class at the time the picturc was made.
Aldridge JRC Head
Julian Aldridge represented the
Rocky Mount-Nash County Red
Cross Chapter at the Junior Red
Cross Southeastern Area Leader
ship Training Center at Camp
Green Cove near Hendersonville,
A complete study of the Red
Cro^ and its activities was made
in the ten-day period. Campers
spent mo.st of each morning and
half of the afternoon in discussion
groups and assemblies. The latter
part of each afterr wn was taken
up bji recreation. An assembly and
entertainment program made up
the evening schedules.
li the discussion groups the stu
dents learned about the nter-na-
tional services of the Red Cross,
the blood program, of the services
to the armed forces, water safety,
about the fund campaign, nursing
services rendered by volunteer
w'orkers in the Red Cross, and
about many other services the Red
Cross gives to the community.
At the closing banquet on the
last Friday night of the conven
tion Miss Carolyn Blackwood, who
represented the United States at
the Canadian Ti'aining Center,
spoke on her experiences in Cana
Final tally of the enrollment
this year finds 239 sophomores,
210 juniors and 166 seniors,
making a grand total of 615.
Sophomore girls out-number
the boys by 21 while there are
only 2 extra junior girls. Sen
iors lead with 22 more girls
than boys. Taking the school
as a whole, there are 45 more
girls making 1 3/19 girls for
Hi-Noc-Ar Plans Underway
Bill Kincheloe, editor of the | Johnny Hammond. The junior
1954-55 HI-NOC-AR, reports that
definite plans cannot be revealed
at this time concerning the an
Members of the staff are look
ing forward to the finest annual
ever, and theyi are always busy
with their advertising campaign
which has been underway about
This year, staff members want
members which were selected by
the staff last year, are Charles
Sanders, Faye Batts, Margaret
Stone and Fred Harris.
Receiving a copyi of the annual
is always one of the highlights of
the year. All seniors will want a
copy since it will contain pictures
of their classmates and a picture
historv of the school activities.
In future years a great thrill
the book to be a student year book j will come when it is possible to
so suggestions from the students i look back over the familiar faces
will be greatly appreciated. j of one’s high school career. Only
The business staff members are, j bv getting a subscription to THE
Mimi Brewer, business manager; j HI-NOC-AR can this privilege be
Marvin Barnes, advertising mana- , possible. When the homeroom rep-
ger; and Bobby Savage, circulation'resentative comes around, have
manager. Senior members of the, three dollars and a half ready so
.staff are Nancy Newbold, Ei-u-in|the 100 per cent mark, which is
Robbins, Kay Williford. Wiley | the goal of the staff, may be
Shearin, Jimmy Herring and reached.
Vice-presidents of the three
classes and the vice-president of
the student organization chose
four programs from a list sent by
the Southeast School Assemblies
for the paid assemblies during the
year, and these do not all fall on
“Mister Littlebit” a comedy, in
two acts was presented by the
Palmer Martin Players, Septem
ber 24. This was a play about a
young married couple whose home
was suddenly invaded by an im
pish little creature who announced
himself as “Mr. Littlebit.”
Secrets belonging to the magi
cians of the ancient China Imper
ial Court will be told when Chan
Loo, the magician, somes here,
October 26. Chan Lee is known
as the magic mandarin and comes
direct from the mystery spectacle,
“Sim Sala Him.’’
Leaders in the field of acrobatic
hand-to-hand balancing tumbling,
comedy tumbling and teeter-board
exhibitions is the Taflin Trio
scheduled for December 14. These
perfonners are stars of the big
top and give extraordinary exhi
bitions of precision, timing and
gravity-defying gyrations. A back
ward double somersault into a ten-
foot high perch chair is one of the
highlights of the show.
“Characters In Cla^v” will be
presented bv Raymond Borgardus,
January 27. Woi’king with 90
pounds of clay and without the
use of any tools except his hands,
Mr. Bogardus molds giant heads
of famous persons.
Photo By Barringer
Delegates to the 1954 Tar Heel
Girls’ and Boys’ States report
that their experiences at these
conferences were most profitable.
Jane Hatchett and Kay Willi
ford were selected last spring by
a special faculty committee to
represent the school at Girls’
State at the Woman’s College in
Greensboro the I'irsi of the sum
mer. While there Jane won for
herself the signal honor of being
selected a candidate for Gover
nor of Girls’ State.
Delegates to Boys’ State, Bill
Kincheloe, Flaye Hammond
Charles Daughtridge, and Julian
Aldridge followed much the same
schedule as did the Girl Staters.
The Boys’ State convention was
Upon return home the delegates
'Aere the dinner guests of the
local American Legion, at which
time they made a report of their
Phy. Ed. Teacher
Offers Gym Class
For Jr-Sr Girls
Five new teachers have been
secured for the senior high faculty,
four to replace teachers who re
signed last year and one to fill a
t-osition that is new in the school.
Mrs. Opal Ross replaces Mrs.
Hiram Cuthrell, who is now look-
uig after a bouncing baby boy.
Mrs. Ross received her degree in
English and Spanish at Atlantic
Christian College in Wilson. She
commented on the splendid disci
pline and organization found here.
Miss PYankie Shai^pe is in the
English and Histoi-y departments.
She is a graduate of Duke Uni
versity. When asked her impres
sion of RMSHS, she replied,
“Everything impresses me.” She
fills the position vacated by Miss
Jessie Johnson, who married dur
ing the summer.
Florida sent us Mrs. Jacquline
Hathcock, who is taking Miss
Winkle Harris’ place. Mrs. Hath
cock studied at Depaura Univer
sity in Indiana and at Emory Uni
versity, for her M. A.
Miss Charlotte Read, a RMSHS
graduate, returns this year to re
place Miss Jean Riddle, who Is
busy looking after a new husband.
Miss Read attended WC and RPI
and says she now feels as if she
has returned home.
Mrs. Jay Massey is instructing
girls physical ecication and bio
logy. She is occupying a new posi
tion on the facultir. Mrs. Massey
atended W. C. and I«ew York Uni
All the teachers ccmmented
favorably on the splendid attitude
of the students and the woMerful
faculty-student relationship tound
in the school.
Students Pick Season’s Clubs
RM3HS students have chosen
their clubs for the year 1954-55
from many organizations which
have a special place and meaning
in the school set-up.
Good Sports, The Musettes, The
National Honor Society, T>je Ser
vice Club, BAFOS, The Radio
Broadca ters and The Junior
Music Club have been a few of
the most active in the past.
The Good Sports, an organiza
tion for girls only, is most active.
Under the advisorship of Mrs.
Landis, this club sponsors the sale
of ribbons before each football
game evei’vi week.
Those students who plan to be
teachers belong to the Musettes.
The purpose of this club is to bet
ter acquaint the members in the
trials and tribulations and also
the joy of being teachers. Mrs.
Van Buskirk is the adviser of this
The National Honor Society Is
a select organization for those stu
dents that excel in service, char
acter, leadership, and scholarship.
Under the advisership of Miss
Bond, they have tapping services
in the fall and spring.
The Service Club, under the di-
lection of Mrs. Robbins, is one of
the most active clubs in senior
high. The members are selected
each year by the junior members
from the year before. In addition
to having the home football game
programs printed, they sponsor
many worthwhile activities such
as the polio drive.
BAFOS is a sports organization
in high school for boys only and
Mr. E. E. Adkins is the adviser.
Membership to this club is by in
The Radio Broadcasters is per
haps the most active group in
school. This group has a regular
thirty-minute program each week
and it also appeared for a one-half
hour talent show on WNCT last
year in Greenville. Mr. Charles
Graham is the faculty director.
The Junior Music Club is for
the talented sect in senior high.
In this group, eacli member must
perform at least three times a
year before the rest of the club.
Other outstanding groups are
the FHA, the Bible Club, the
Mixers Club, and the Personal