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 _• 1. ... .. , 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.