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    Magazine Results
Magazine totals for this year were a far cry
from the approximately $4,000.00 taken in last year.
Durmg the extended time $408.00 was collected
bringing the grand total to $1,315.46. Following are
the names of the high salesmen and the class totals.
First place Luke Landin with $220.25
Second place Vickie Taylor with $191.50
Third place Kathryn Batten with $102.25
Sophomores turned in $472.59
Juniors turned in $445.31
Seniors turned in $397.57
Each class received thirty cents out of every
dollar except in subscriptions for the “Ladies Home
Journal” and “Woman’s Home Companion”. From
the sale of these two magazines the school re
ceded fifty cents.
250 Delegates
R. M. Host To Student Congress
Over 250 delegates and advisers
from 80 different schools attended
the North Carolina Student Coun
cil Congress here Monday and
Tuesday, October 24-25.
At the opening session greetings
were extended by school officials
by Mayor Jack Murchison, and by
Fred Ruben, president of the local
student body.
Social highlight of the NCSCC
coniention via.s a banquet for the
out-of-town delegates, followed by
dance Monday night for the delegates were entertain^n n
body and honoring the - entertained in tlie
student
guests.
homes of local students and local
citizens Interested in the conven
tion.
Worship services in the fora of
a school day, led by Miss Ataia Officers for next year were elect-
Murchison, Norma Bulluck, and not announced in
Jean Kdwards, were offered to this paper’s dead-
those delegates who had arrived on serving last year were
Sunday evening, spelling, arithnte- P*’®sident, Morris Weisner of Dur-
tic, geography were “taught” High; vice president, Harold
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the group, concluding with a de
votion by Jean Edwards.
Sunday and Monday nights the
Club Sponors
‘Jaycee Jollies’
Rocky Mount Junior Chamber of
Commerce promises to end your
search for fun ^with their Jaycee
Jollies — two hours of fun, music,
and color, to be presented 8:15
P. M., November 3-4, in the Senior
High School auditorium.
Over one hundred people of
various talents are in the cast.
Featured in the fun-raising event
is the Rocky Mount Senior High
THE BLACKBIRD
VOLUME XXVII
Published by Journalism Class of Rocky Moimt St^nipr wifh School
ROCKY MOUNT, N. C. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26. 1955 NtTMWEB
SO Sends Three
To Student Meet
In South Carolina
Judy Brown. Jean Edwards and
Battle Ann Whitehurst are the
Rocky Mount delegates for the
Southern Association of Student
Councils in Columbia, South Caro
lina, in November.
School chorus under the direction' delegates were elected by
of Mr. H. T. Perry. student organization at their
Tickets for these outstanding
performances may be obtained
from any member of the Jaycees
for one dollar for adults and stu
dents, and fifty cents for child-
len undei twelve. Wilii no football
game on these nights, either home
or away, the response by both
students and others should be
good, it was announced.
Co-chairmen for the project are
Jaycees Reg Hunnicutt and Ro
bert Bailey. Music will be under
the direction of Pete Taylor. Stu
dents working back stage for this
production are Foy Bradshaw and
Graham Adams.
regular meeting. Judy represents
the sophomores and Bettle Ann
and Jean, the juniors.
Purpose of this organization is
to instill the flame of democracy
ftnd stimulate the thinking and
organizational power of teenage^o.
At the convention the students
mingle and get to know each other.
They exchange ideas and study
the exhibits of interest.
Each elected delegate pays a
membership fee of six dollars plus
a ten dollar registration fee. This
enables him to campaign for his
school, or rather gives him the
power of vote.
NHS Taps 9 Srs.
In a traditional ceremony, nine seniors excelling in
leadership, character, service and scholarship were
tapped into the Romanoco Chapter of the National
Honor Society last Thursday, October 20.
According to their records and a rating given by
faculty and society members, those students most
/nearly meeting the four cardinal
TT T V /kVtot*o/«
l*lans Underway
For Homecoming
Yearbook Rates A In Design
Last year’s Hi-Noc-Ar, the school if not a better one.
yearbook, received a grade A on
design from the National School
Yearbook Association, and a one
rating from the Columbia Scholas
tic Press Association.
Photolith, the national magazine
for school yearbook staffs, earned
a spread and feature on the local
yearbook. The editors of the maga
zine praised the Hi-Noc-Ar on its
contents and theme.
At Columbia the publications
are judged with others in their
classification — The Hi-Noc-Ar
was placed in the category of
off-set books in senior high
schools with 601 to 900 pupils.
Usually the staffs of both the
yearbook and the newspaper at
tend the spring convention of this
association, at which time the
newspapers get their ratings and
score cards.
Miss Alma Murchison, yearbook
adviser, said that the score card
for the annual has not come in
yet, but they expect it any time
now. She and this year’s staff have
already started to work to set
ready to put out as good a book,,
The yearbook staff went to
Charlotte to discuss plans and lay
out with the Delmar Publishing
representative, October 15.
“We’re going to have a ’55 Buick
vzOliVBl'vAulfi Lu xcpl'cocXxu
us,” said Betsy Edwards of home
room 103 as she spoke of their
entry in the homecoming parade,
November 11.
Enthusiams ran high and Betsy
was just one of the many who
talked about the floats and ideas
that the clubs or homerooms were
going to put into action. So many
suggestions were flying in the air
it was hard to grasp all that was
being or was going to be done.
The parade is just one of the
highlights that takes place every
year at homecoming. This year’s
festivities will include a dance in
addition to the game and the
parade.
‘Hard Work Did It!
characteristics and getting tapped
this time were Norma Savage,
Bertice Joyner, Dan Johnson,
Shirley Burnette. Minnie Willlam-
pon, Judy Barnes, Dan Boone,
Joyce Farris and George Daugh-
tridge.
Immediately preceding th^uiet,
suspense-filled tapping servace,
the four basic principles of the
organization were explained by
Fred Harris, representing Char
acter; Kathryn Batten, Scholar
ship; Fred Ruben, Leadership; and
Cacky Adkins, Service.
After repeating the oath of the
organization, the members were
honored by an inspiring address
delivered by Reverend Fred Still,
pastor of the Englewood Methodist
Church. The entire student body
was privileged to hear this mas
sage.
Fay Batts opened the services
with scrapture readings and Norma
Bulluck sang a prayer.
Harold Gilbert, president, in
troduced the speakers and Miss
Wlta Bond directed the piogram.
Seniors will have another oppor
tunity to be tapped next spring
when the first group of juniors
will be inducted.
Singers Picked
OTeul of Goldsboro High School;
secretary, Sara Gaston of States-
ulle High School; and treasurer,
^ed Ruben of Rocky Mount Sen
ior High School.
La-.t year the Student Council
Congitis met in Shelby, N. c.
At thai tlmt Rocky Mount dele
gates issiied in invitation to the
Congress ^o c«ne to Rocky Mount
this year.
Newsees
To Promote Partlt^atlon
Twenty-seven new tembers
of the Good Sports Clu» have
been displaying posters K the
halls and homerooms in an
effort to help promote
sportsmanship and induce paf|.
cipation in various activities,
School Observes Tire Preventi9n’
Climaxing a week of lire drifls
and other precautionary mea-
chipf I, Rev, tt Oc Bs ^ loc.^
minister), and Mr. Bill Inscoe
(fireman), conducted an assem
bly in the auditorium at the end
of Fire Prevention Week. A film
— “Before They Happen” was
also shown.
Seniors Elect Sponsors
Cacky Atkins and Norma Bul
luck were elected by the senior
class to act as sponsors for the
Fayetteville football game, Octo
ber 7. Cacky was escorted by
Bradley Dozier and Norma by
Dan Johnson when the girls
went across the field to greet the
sponsors from the rival town at
half time.
Alumni Merits Dean’s List
Miss Mary J. Pearl, dean at
Sweet Briar College in Virginia,
released the news that Alice
Diell Barnes, a former Rocky
See Newsees, Page 6
Fifteen In 'Voice Clinic'
ovJr^e”annual‘^h?* Murchison and Charles Sanders look
over the annual that won a one rating. Photo by Barringer.
Fifteen choir members attended
the "Voice Clinic.” under the dir
ection of Dr. Elwood Keister, at
ECC in Greenville last Thursday
and Friday.
Those selected on their singing
ability and co-operatii'e spirit by
Mr. Harold T. Parry were (first
sopranos) — Peggy Jones, Marilyn
Richardson, and Nannie Lindsey;
(second sopranos) — Glenda Fel
ton and Sandra Shearin; (altos)
Jo Jo Cuthrell; (tenors) —
Larry Gupton, Wayne Knowles,
and Stanley Vaughan; (bass)
Bill Nelms, Neal Eggleston, Brad
ley Dozier and Henry Warren.
Highlight of their activities was
ithe concert they gave Friday af
ternoon for the NCEA in session at
the college at that time.
Numbers on the program were
“Let All the World in Every Cor
ner Sing” — by Chapman; “Adore-
imas Te” — by Palestrina; “Al
leluia” — by Will James; “Cran-
beri'y Corners, U. S. A.” by
John Klein; and “Night of My
Nights.”
Classes were conducted all day
Thursday, and Thursday night the
delegates were entertained in pri
vate homes of local residents. Fri
day morning they attended their
last class for the clinic.
    

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