A. H. S.
The FuU Moon
Published by the Students !>f Albemarle Hig-h School.
ALBEMARLE, N. C., MARCH, 1925.
Preliminary Debate Held; Speakers Chosen
Judges Select Ernest Wheatley, Vance Huneycutt, Arthur L. Pat
terson and Cannie Hatley to Represent H. S. in Triangle Debate.
(By COL. R. E. EFIRD.)
The preliminary contest for the
selection of four debaters who will
represent Albemarle in the triangu
lar contest for the Aycock cup was
given in the high school auditorium
on the night of March 2. Those
speaking were Ernest Wheatley,
Vance Huneycutt, Spencer Shankle,
Arthur L. Patterson, Cannie Hatley,
Robert Efird and Roy Whitley. The
persons who acted as judges were:
Rev. D. B. Green, Rev. E. C. Cooper,
Mr. H. L. Horton, Mr. John Harris,
and Mrs. H. M. Laudeman. The ques
tion for debate was: Resolved, That
North Carolina should ratify the
port terminals and transportation
act. The affirmative contended, (1)
that port terminals are a modern
necessity; (2) we are threatened by
slower rail service and higher rail
rates; (3) that terminals would force
the railroads to plead before the In
terstate Commerce commission to
make lower rates and thereby relieve
discrimination (freight now being
discriminatory and excessive); (4)
that it would be a self-financing
scheme; (5) that a state is handicap
ped without well developed water
ways and adequate port terminal in
agriculture, commerce and manufac
The negative contended: (1) Bill
is economically unsound; (2) that
termina-s as a general rule are not
se’f sustaining coast-line of North
Carolina; (3) geographical unfit for
terminals; (4) would increase taxes;
(5) it would not reduce freight rates.
Most debates have weak rebuttals,
but that was one of the strong points
in the preliminary. Every speaker
had a well developed rebuttal. In
the rebuttal the negative contended
that the port commission itself only
“believes” that the establishment of
a war-time industry, “will tend to
reduce freight rates if the Cape Fear
and Yadkin Valley railroad can be
purchased by the state. It was con
tended that the Supreme court of
North Carolina has passed on the
case and held that the sale of the de
funct was legal and North Caro
lina would have to buy it back at the
own price of the Atlantic Coast Line
and Southern. This being an admis
sion that terminals alone will not re
duce freight rates.
After much deliberation the judges
finally selected Ernest Wheatley and
Vance Huneycutt for the affirmative
with Spencer Shankle as alternate,
Arthur L. Patterson and Miss Cannie
Hatley for the negative, with Robert
Efird as alternate.
Albemarle is in a triangle with
Monroe and Wadesboro this year.
The main debates will be held on the
night of March 27, with the finals in
April. In order for Albemarle to go
to Chapel Hill it will be necessary
for our debating teams to defeat
both Monroe and Wadesboro.
With the excellent speakers on this
year’s team and the support of the
student body, Albemarle can get in
the finals at Chapel Hill. We must
back up our debating teams. We
H. Economics Girls
Hold Formal Dinner
SENIORS RUN STORE.
The seniors kept a small store on
the campus the week of March 2-6.
The purpose of this store was to
make money to pay off some class
debts made in their sophomore and
junior years. Candy and salted pea
nuts were bought from a local whole
sale dealer and sandwiches were do
nated by various members of the
class. The profits derived from these
went to the class. Quite a nice sum
was realized from the store.—E.
The girls of the second-year Home
Economics class gave' a demonstra
tion lesson of a formal dinner the
other day before the Woman’s Club.
One of the things the Home Eco
nomic girls learn is how to prepare
and serve a formal dinner. Since
the Woman’s Club helped to institute
the H. E. department in the school,
they are naturally interested in the
work. A number of the members
were present and saw the girls give
the demonstration, beginning with
the table setting which consisted of
the correct arrangement of the ta
ble, the placing of the right pieces of
china, silver, glassware and linen in
their correct places for the first. The
decoration of the table to harmonize
with the dinner served, was also
Then came the serving of the din
ner which illustrated the correct use
of silver, how and when to remove
the dishes from each course and how
to place them for the next.
The maid announced dinner. The
guests were seated and when the din
ner was over the hostess, in her own
correct and individual little way dis
missed her guests. Thus far the din
ner has been an eminent success,
Now the ladies are surprised by a
real and delightful serving of Ribbon
I sandwiches and coffee by Blanche
i Moose and Eunice Smith. We be
lieve the ladies enjoyed themselves
and hope they will visit us again.
(G. B. S.)
On Thursday evening, February
19, Robert Efird entertained a num
ber of his friends at a dinner party,
celebrating his birthday. Eloquent
speeches were made by all and the
event was enjoyed to the uttermost.
ALBEMARLE VS. NORWOOD.
In a very fast and well played
game Albemarle defeated Norwood
28-22 on the latter’s court. When
looking at the game as it stood at the
end of the first half you will see
that Albemarle sure played good ball
in the second half. The score was
18-8 in favor of Norwood.
Albemarle came back in the second
half with the pep. Captain Whitley
started with a field and was followed
by Horton, Casper and the rest of
the team all shot well.
At the end of the third quarter it
was 20-18 favor of Norwood. After
that Norwood only made two points
to Albemarle’s ten.