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Rocky mount, n. c. Tuesday, march 29,1955
Salt, Mud, Clay
Mark Art Class
Little girls are made of sugar
and spice and everything nice, but
what is the art class made of? —
Salt blocks, clay or “mud pies,”
and chips of wood!
On first glance at the salt blocks
one might think a horse was hid
den in the art room. Well Eliza
beth Smith is chiseling a horse’s
head out of one of the blocks,
Patsy Moore is whittling a cat and
Judy Kabo, Atlas Pridgen, Larry
Gupton and Pat Parrish are sculp-
toring the heads of people.
Cecil Winstead is now attept-
ing to do a life-size head of Peggy
Vick. All must wait and see if he
succeeds in getting a good like
ness. He has already sketched
several pictures of girls and paint
ed an oil portrait of Judy Kabo.
Each person in the class has re
cently finished modeling smaller
articles. Larry Gupton played with
the clay until a mermaid, Hlpsi-
bob, was formed, and Jean Wil
liams did the head and shoulders
of an old lady. Rochelle Langley
and Patsy Moore molded girls,
Linda Daughtridge is doing a dog,
Glenn Cartee did a tiger, Harry
Hinson molded a frowning mask,
and others d'd tlia of ima
I Delegates Attend
Conveniions are ihe order of
the times, and Rocky Mount stu
dents and teachers are attending
cheir share and making their con-
iributions to them.
At the NCEA State Convention
in Asheville last week Miss Alma
Murchison gave a stirring devo
tional. Kathryn Batten, a future
‘eacher, took part in a panel dis
cussion. Mrs. Ora VanBuskirk
went as adviser.
vVord was received triaay
that Kathryn Batten has been
selected Vice President of the
State Future Teachers Associa
Jane Hatchett an official dele
gate at the State National Honor
Society Convention in Wilming
ton, April 15-16. Other delegates
are Julian Aldridge, FVed Rubsn,
and Pred Harris, Miss Wra Bond
will attend as adviser.
Mary Prances Warren, who was
the State F. T. A. vice-president
last year, helped register the can
didates as they arrived in Ashe
ville. Carolyn Rich was the local
Scholarship Tests Completed
Stunt Night Set!
City Seal Contest
Each member entered an origi
nal seal that could be used for
Rocky Mount in the Chamber of
Commerce seal contest. Out of
some forty entries, art students
contributed about half of them.
Even though they didn’t win any
prizes, the class was pleased with
The little chips of wood scatter
ed over the room are form the
wood carvings. Margorie Bowes Is
carving a fish, Barbara Jones is
making a bird and others are
carving people, sportscars, etc.
Later the class will take up
architecture and show some slides.
iJark your calendais. ladies
gentlemen, to see Stunt Nnght at
18:00 in the senior high school
auditorium, April 22.
I Stunt night is sponsored by the
Hi-Noc-Ar staff to aid in the fi
nancing of the year book.
Various clubs and some individ
uals are participating. The S. O. S.
club, THE BLACKBIRD staff, the
National Honor Society and the
Gun club have said they would
enter a skit. Two skits will be
given by the dramatics students.
Also, the Musettes, Service club
and the Hi-Noc-Ar staff are to
be represented in the performance.
Fifteen, ten and five dollars are
to be given as prizes for the best
With many sighs of relief and
shouts of joy the above three stu
dents have completed written ex
aminations and interviews in con
nection with various scholarship.'?
After taking tests and being in
terviewed here with several of his
classmates, Bobby Savage was
selected as one of the finalist in
the Anger B. Duke Scholarship
contest. The winner was to be the
proud possesser of a $4000 scholar
ship to Duke University.
Following the interviews and
tests here he then went to Durham
where he was interviewed again
’.rith t>° nther c?n«1idates At Duke
the candidates were treated to a
Rose Wins Award
From competition of about thir
ty other senior high girls, Kathe
rine Rose won out in the “Betty
Crocker Search for the American
Homemaker of Tomorrow” con
test. Katherine won by answering
145 multiple choice questions and
writing a one page say on “Home-
For being the winner in the
local contest, she received a gold
pin and a Betty Crocker cook
Katherine has filled out a ques-
tionaire, which with the other
work will be entered in the state
contest. The state w'nner get
a $1,500 scholarship and a trip to
Philadelphia, Williamsburg, and
Washington with a selected school
sponsor from North Carolina.
Sandy Thorpe was selected as
one of the finalists in the More-
head Scholarship race from the
University of North Carolina.
Like Bobby, Sandy was selected
as a finalist after written tests and
interviews by representatives from
the University of North Carolina.
Again like Bobby, Sandy wasn’t
one of those to come out on top,
he has brought honors to himself
and the school. Since he has ar
rived home from Chapel Hill, San
dy has word that because he did so
well on the Morehead Scholarship
he will be awarded another schol
arship. The details will be sent to
In Concert Here
Margaret Truman can use her
liands as well as her voice, for the
young Missouri soprano, who ap
pears here on April 26 at 8:15 in
the senior high auditorium spon
sored by Rocky Mount Business
and Professional Woman’s Club, is
an ardent model theatre builder.
Margaret fell in love with
Shakespeare instead of Robert
Taylor back in her school days.
Finally with the appearance ol
Maurice Evans in Macbeth at the
National Theatre in Washington
she de eloped an insurable appe
tite for anything labeled Shakes
Mary Kennedy To Practice
In Sociat Studies Dept.
Chiselers at work? Art stmdents have been learning the fine tiri’
" the above Pk-
Wh^ mi f cliv d.!l putting the finishing
touchy on a cUy dog, Pat Parrij^ woodcarving, Elizabeth Smith
ofTSoi*" ^ sculptoring the head
Of a person. Barringer)
As an only chi’d Margaret came
n for the urual amoun'- of isolated
■■lay time. Fhe w'-j'd clutter the
•’P'trtment with models of the
T’cbe Theatre made cf com rake
hoxes. To keen d'^'S'h^er happ’"
I ■’nd her hoii.'-e or-ii^r. Mrs. Tru-
t'^'^k M^rf?^vet to the library
'where there is a rrplica of the
Globe Theatre) and next to get
■^ome proper w'Tkin'^ materials.
Phe has a mode! for eveiy new
production she appears in.
During her trip to Stratford-On-
Avon, the Board of Governors of
the Shakespearean Festival pre
sented Margaret with a scale
model of the Globe Theatre, by
John Craig, so detailed that
Shakespeare’s famous characters
are on stage. Now occupying a
place in her apartment it stands
as challenge to duplicate.
Miss Mary Kennedy, a student
I from Duke University and origi
nally from Raleigh, N .C., is com
ing to Rocky Mount senior high
school on April 3, to begin her
practice teaching in the social
After going to high school ir
1 Raleigh, Miss Kennedy went tc
Hollins college and then to the
: University of North Carolina ant
I Duke University, where she is dc
! ing graduate work.
i Among other things, Miss Kei,
I nedy is especially interested i
I dramatics, student newspaper wor
I and student government. Durin
; high school and college she too
; I great interest in these thrc
i frields and participated in thei
' activities. Although she has nev
worked on the annual staff in ar
school she attended. Miss Kennec
is interested in that type of work
Mount senior high school, welcome
Miss Mary Kennedy and are de
lighted to have an opportunity ta
work with her.
As is necessary for any well
rounded person. Miss Kennedy has
traveled extensively in Europe and
Canada and has had many inter
esting experiences that will be of
value in the social studies field.
The social studies department, as
well as all the students In Rocky
Pictured above is Miss Mary
Kennedy ready to spend an after
noon at the golf course as she so
often does in her leisure hours.
Miss K.iuiedy started her college
caieer at Hollins. Afte'* fi.ii^’iing
•there, she did graduate wor.c at
UNC and is now at Di'.ko Univer