Home Ec. Dept. Presents Fashion Show In a “dreamy” setting and us ing clothes that they made during the last six weeks, members of the two senior home economics classes presented a fashion show during regular assembly last Fri day. This show begins with the first scene at a pajama party in a friend’s living room. All the models were wearing pajamas or tommy coats and were carrying on the usual activity of drinking cokes, eating cookies, reading magazines and j-ast plain getting together. Scene Two, Dream As the lights dimmed for the girls to go to sleep, the second scene came on as a dream of what each of the girls would do the following day. Some were go ing to a movie and have lunch up town, others were going shopping and a few had been invited to a tea. Of course there were one or two girls who had specials dates the next night and they had to decide what to wear. As the girls came out modeling the dresses that they would wear on these oc casions, the dreamer looked on from the side lines. Among the dresses modeled was a two-piece blue and pink cotton which was made by Carolyn Rabil and was worn in a fashion show at East Carolina College on their high school day. Caro lyn is extremely proud of this dress since she made it and it cost only $3.10. The other dresses were very inexpensii;e also. Wrote Show The entire program was written, produced and directed by senior home economics students with the aid of Miss Josephine Grant the head of that department. Miss Grant states that the senior home ec. classes now will begin their unit on cooking and later in the spring, home nursing and child care. Pictured to the right is a picture of Charlotte Jones, Margie Fen tress, Erwin Robbins and Kay Williford wearing the dresses that they made. As is indicated by the picture, many minor details went into the preparation of the dress- es such as fitting, hemming and putting in zippers. Jrs., Decide, 1 T-k Beauty Queen Closed Dance , You have certamly put me in After two short discussions the difficult spot because all of the junior class decided to have a Photos of the contestants are so closed Junior-Senior dance at the beautiful, and personally I think high school gym and the banquet them should be queen,” at the country club. wrote Perry Como when he re- When plans were first made, the juniors planned to have the dance at the Benvenue country club. After a few members of the decoration committee talked to Mr. Nick Petersen, manager of the country club, they decided that a reconsideration of toe proposed plan should*be discussedr there^ fore a class meeting was called. The meeting started off calmly enough. However, when the new motion which stated that the dance should be held at the gym and the banquet at the club was brought up, the students started with the discussion both pro and con. After having the week-end to think the question over, the jun iors voted on Monday during homeroom period and passed the proposed motion. So the banquet 'Will be at the country club at 7:00 p. m. and after that, the students will go to the gym for the dance. * VOLUME XXVI THE BLACKBIRD Published by Journalism Class of Rocky Mount Senior High School ROCKY MOUNT. N. C. TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 1955 NUMBER 8 turned the pictures of the beauty contestants with his selection. After Mr. Como consented to act as judge, the pictures were numbered and sent to him and a separate chart was made for him to fill in. No names of the girls were iiu juat put the iiuui- ber of the picture he thought was prettiest in the blank beside the queen and so on for the attend ants. Such valuable data was sent di rectly to Mrs. T. D. Young so there would be no leakage of the information, even to The Black bird staff. In the past the pictures of the sixteen contestants have appear ed in The Evening Telegram and in Barringer’s Studio window prior to the Junior-Senior date. This has created a great deal of interest among the patrons and other friends of the school. The pictures are ready for the paper and will be sent to them soon. Two Publications Elect Editors With graduation just around the corner and the major elections in the student organization finished, the HI-NOC-AR and THE BLACKBIRD staffs have elected the top offices for 1955-56. Succeeding Bill Klncheloe as editor of the HI-NOC-AR is Fred Harris who was also nominated for president but couldn’t run because of his new position. Pi-ed has been in training as a staff member dur ing the past year so he is well prepared for the position. Jimmy Monrp has hppn sPlPctpd hy THE BLACKBIRD staff to -succeed Julian Aldridge as editor. NEWSEES Students Pick SO Leaders Fred Ruben was elected presi dent and Ray Joyner vice-presi dent of the Student Organization in the most important election of the year last Tuesday. On Thursday there was a run off for the secretary’s position between Pat Parrish and Mariah Jane Parker, with Pat taking the post. Cherry By Petition Candidates for the office of president were Fred Ruben, and Kathryn Batten, nominated by committee. Sonny Cherry by a pe tition; for vice-president were Ray Joyner and Tommy Vaughan; and for secretary were Joyce Harris, Pat Parrish and Mariah Jane Parker. Cacky Atkins, chairman of the election committee, said that, as a whole the percentage of the students voting was about aver age. The juniors led the voting with eighty percent. The seniors fol lowed with seventy-five percent and the sophomores last with a low sixty-six percent. Of the ninety-five percent of the students registered, there were only seventy percent of them who went to the polls. On the first day of the voting ^here were 426 students who cast their ballots. In the run-off, this number fell down a little with only 387 students voting. Assume Duties Next Fall The officers will take over their duties next fall, when Mr. Edson will administer the oath of office in an open assembly. The pictures of Fred Ruben and Ray Joyner, who are presi dent and vice-president respect ively, can be found elsewhere in the paper. . lu SI NESS MANAGERS To head the business end of the publications, Charles Sanders has been elected business manager of the HI-NOC-AR following Mimi Brewer and Norma Bulluck from THE BLACKBIRD to succeed Lu cinda Oliver. Neither of these two publications could get along without an ad vertising manager and circulation manager. For next yea? Ikippv Stone and Faye Batts have been chosen as the “ad man” and the “dis- tabutor” for the HI-NOC-AR. These two people will follow Marvin Barnes and Bobby Savage. James Ezzell and Sonny Cherry have been ^°“«wing Ronnie Felton and , in the fall, new members for the two staffs will have the opportunity to start learning the ropes and other officers will be chosen from the old members. Pictured above are Fred Harris and Jimmy Moore, the new edi tors, and Charles Sanders and Norma Bulluck the new business man- aprs. Since these positions are so important, these people will not bp allowed to hold any other major offices in school. The staff of THE BLACKBIRD wishes to take this oPDortnnitv them^the biqt editors and business staff and to wish med^alfS rSgs Publications worth Mascots Chosen Jamie Harris, and Ann Wells are to act as flower girl? and Tommy Felton is the crown bear er in the coronation ceremony of the Junior-Senior. Jamie is the little blond daugh ter of Mrs. Dell Harris, Ann the brunette daughter of Mrs. Queenie W. Wells and Tommy is tlie small son of Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Felton, (Ronnie’s little brother). D. E. Banquet Employers are guests instead of hosts at the annual banquet gi\en by the Distributive Education students. This year’s affair took place in the school cafeteria, Apiil 14. Roberta Eason gave the invocation. After each of the em ployers were introduced by their student employees, student enter tainment was provided. Math Test State tests on algebra and geo metry (teasing the students with mathematical aptitudes^ were given to a few juniors and seniors April 15. Spanish Banquet First and second year Spanish students attended the annual Spanish banquet with the Wilson as host to Rocky Mount and Goldsboro students, April 14. A welcoming speech was given by Baker Morgan, president of the Spanish class In Wilson. For en tertainment Spanish songs were sung and dances were provided. Seniors Members of the senior class w’ill be selling candy, cookies and other “goodies” in the halls for the next week or so to make money to be spent on Senior Day Buy a “bite to eat” from one of them and help the class!