North Carolina Newspapers

    The Full Moon
Vol. 17, No. 4
Albemarle High School, Albemarle, N. C.
February 14, 1952
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MRS. MORRIS: “Betty Lynn,
what is the feminine of roost
Betty: “Roostress.”
you know that day you helped
me with geometry?”
Ham: “Yeh, why?”
David: “Well, I made fifty on
were going thorough Atlanta
Christmas, they stopped a man
to ask directions.
“Go out by the prison camp,”
the man began.
“Oh, I’ve been there,” Mrs.
Hayes interrupted.
“No. you haven't,” the man
replied. “They only take men.”
row your new sweater tomor
Ann, her sister: “Heck no;
Fd let you wear my false teeth
pened in study hall:
Nancy, how do you spell cig
arette?” Doris Rogers asked.
“S-c-i-” began Nancy Haynes.
“I’ll bet you my whole bank
account that Carolina will beat
Duke for the next four years,”
she argued.
“Oh, no, you won’t,” Doug
Knotts declared. “I don’t want
your bank account, for I’d be
owing the bank money.”
Mr. fry was telling the
mixed chorus about an invita
tion to sing.
“She called me last summer
and invited us to sing,” he said,
and she has been calling at
least once a week ever since.”
“Gee,” wondered Johnny
Youngblood, “doesn’t your wife
get suspicious?”
MR. HATLEY: “IF nobody is
going to study, we might as
well burn the school down.”
Jimmy Brown: “Fm all for it.”
one of the fish in the aquarium.
“T-Boe,” reprimanded Mrs.
Lyke, “the fishing season is
OTTIE LYNN: “JOE, did you
make all A’s on your report
Joe Gaskin: “Nope.”
Ottie: “Oh, you mean you
made an A-.”
“I DON’T SEE ANY use in
diagramming sentences,” ex
ploded Larry Yow.
“That’s one way of learnmg
English,” Mrs. Hayes tried to
justify the practice.
“Well, Einstein never could
diagram,” Larry continued to
At which Charlie Walter set
tled the matter for all time.
“You just go ahead and learn
how,” he advised, “and you’ll
be one up on the old boy!”
News Biieis
“Build for character, not for
fame” was the motto selected by
the senior class several weeks
Mr. R. C. Hatley was chosen
for sponsor of the freshman
class to succeed Mr. Paul Lentz.
Miss Misenheimer’s home room
was the winner of free passes
to the Albemarle-Kannapolis
basketball game. They won the
passes by having the most peo
ple at the Albemarle-Monroe
Miss Shirley Medlin, popular
Albemarle musician, has accept
ed a position as accompanist for
the Miller School of Dance.
Gene Huneycutt is Student
Lion for February and Junior
Josey is Student Rotarian.
KnottsNamedTo All-American High School Team
D. 0. Students Planning Trip To Washington
Schedule Includes
Sight-Seeing, Fun,
Four-Hour Cruise
This year the D. O. Class, in
stead of having a banquet, will
take a trip to Washington,
D. C.
The students, chaperoned by
Mr. Wilson and Miss InezBank-
ett, will leave Sunday, April 27,
going by Raleigh and Richmond
and returning on Thursday,
May 1, by the Shennandoah
They will travel by one of
Queen City’s modern buses,
which are equipped with rest
rooms and snack bars. Their
bus will remain with them
throughout the trip, taking the
students on tours.
While in Washington the stu
dents will stay at Hotel Harring
ton. They will visit all histori
cal points of interest and will
spend a morning in one of the
modern high schools.
A four-hour cruise down the
Potomac river will be one of the
highlights of the trip.
The expenses of the students
will be thirty-five dollars for
each. The expenses of Miss
Bankett, who was chosen as a
chaperone by the group, will be
paid by the students.
Stunt Show Given
By Gym Classes
Physical education classes of
A. H. will present the fifth
annual stunt night at 8 o’clock
tonight. The admission will be
25 and 50 cents.
Bill Huckabee will serve as
the famous Master of Ceremon
ies. Approximately fifteen stunts
will be presented.
Some of the main features of
the night are as follows: Dark
Town Poker Club; True Story of
Captain John Smith; William
Tell; Saturday Night Fish Fry;
and a heavy weight boxing
Stunt Night is sponsored each
year by the Monogram club.
The proceeds will be used to
purchase sweaters for varsity
The performance is under the
direction of Coaches Webb, Jef
fords, and Schell.
Tommy Morris, 1951 graduate
of Albemarle high school, is
continuing his honor roll record
at AHS by making dean's list
for this semester at Mars Hill
college, Mars Hill, N. C.
(Photo Courtesy News and Press),
Doug Knotts, All-American
Clyde Erwin Will Be Speaker
For Commencement Exercises
Mrs- Hayes Fills
In For Mr. Lentz
Mrs. N. A. Hayes has recently
taken over the duties of Paul
Lentz, as a history and soci
ology teacher at A. H. S.
Mrs. Hayes was a regular
teacher in the school until an
automobile accident forced her
to resign two years ago. Last
fall she did substitute work at
A. H. S.
Since sociology is an absolute
ly new field to her, she says
that she is learning about as
much as the students.
She relieved Mr. Lentz after
the Christmas holidays, when
he was called back into the Ma
rine Carps. He had been out
only since spring. Mr. Lentz’s
family is now living in Quant-
ico, Va., where he is stationed
with the Marine Corps as a capt
His address is Capt. Paul W.
Lentz, Box 160, Junior School,
Quantico, Va.
Dr. Clyde A. Erwin, N. C.
State Superintendent of Public
Instruction, has accepted an in
vitation by the 1952 Senior class
to speak at the commencement
exercises on Monday, June 2.
Dr. Erwin has been State super
intendent for about 17 years and
is widely known throughout
North Carolina.
Mr. Grigg stated that he feels
the seniors are very fortunate in
securing such a fine speaker
who is in much demand all over
the state.
Since the rotation system of
ministers is used in Albemarle
high school, a Methodist min
ister, the Rev. Paul Townsend,
pastor of the Central Methodist
church, will preach the baccal
aureate sermon on Sunday,
June 1. He will be assisted by
the Rev. J. Boyce Brooks, pastor
of the First Baptist church.
Miss Caughmans’ homeroom
was awarded the mirror this six
weeks that is given to the home
room with best attendance each
six weeks period.
Survey Shows Program Preference
Of Albemarle High School Students
Talent shows and quiz pro
grams appeal to the majority of
AHS students, according to a
survey taken recently. This
was determined by answers re
ceived to the following quest
ion: “What assembly program
have you enjoyed most?” Other
questions asked were: “What
type program would you like
to see presented?” and “What
program have you considered
most worth while?”
Eighth grade students voted
the Submarine movie in highest
place with the quiz program
and talent show as runners-up.
These students decided they
would like more movies and a
few good plays to be a part of
future assemblies.
When David Morow was ask
ed what assembly program he
had enjoyed most, his answer
was quick and emphatic: “I
have enjoyed as well as felt
worth while the ‘What’s Your
Line’ program and the talent
show. I also enjoyed the
Christmas play, ‘Byrd’s Christ
mas Carol’, very much.” David
adds that he would like to see
more plays presented in the
Jane Russell declared the
quiz program best and would
(like a guest pianist or a com
munity sing to be included in
the coming assemblies.
AHS students show a definite
preference for music. Guest
pianists and community sings
ranked high in the survey.
Several students have enjoy
ed speakers and say that they
would like a few other good
talks by qualified people.
Many students asked for more
short plays and ' interesting
movies similar to those which
have been presented. This type
of entertainment appealed most
to freshmen.
Jean Starr claims that she
enjoyed the quiz program most
and that she would like to see
another talent show presented,
as she is sure AHS has “loads”
of so-far undiscovered talent.
Dickie Cashwell has an odd
request which he thinks stu
dents would enjoy. He wants
the teachers to give skits of in
teresting things which occurred
in their experiences.
Anne Whitlock enjoyed the
movies and the paid concert —
as did many other students.
She says she would like more
of the same type to be present
Many other suggestions were
made as to improving assembly
programs and the type pro
gram the students would like
to have. Suggestions will be
taken into consideration, with
the hope that future assemblies
may be developed from them.
Bulldog Captain
Cops Highest Of
Gridiron Honors.
Doug Knotts, co-captain and
st^ir center and linebacker for
the 1951 Bulldogs of Albemarle
high school, was named to the
All-American high school foot
ball squad selected by Scholas
tic magazines.
Doug, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ernest T. Knotts, was the only
North Carolina boy to receive
honor in 1951, and the only Al
bemarle gridder ever to join the
All-American high school ranks.
The, 1951 All-American, high
school honor tops off a long list
of honors which Doug has been
receiving since September of
1951. He was nominated by the
Greensboro Daily News to their
list of candidates for all-state
in September. On December 8,
Doug was defensive captain of
the North Carolina team which
beat South Carolina 8-6 in the
Shrine Bowl. When the All
conference honors were passed
out, Doug was on top again as
honorary captain of the squad.
Every’all-state list in the state
had on it the name of the strong
representative from Albemarle.
Preceding his All-American se
lection, Doug was listed on the
All-Southern high school team.
The Knotts family of Albe
marle has made quite a contri
bution to the football world.
Doug’s three older brothers,
Ernest, Jim, and Don, were al
so outstanding in high school
and at Duke university, which
Doug plans to attend next fall.
Coach “Toby” Webb and all
students and faculty members
are exceedingly glad that Doug
has received this greatest of all
high school football honors for
a job well done.
By Their Wozds
“Although none of you failed,
only two made passing grades.”—
Mr. Hatley.
“If I owned an oil well, I could
drive my car.” —Joe Clayton.
“You may wear a red tie, boys
— just don’t wear the brightest
one you have.” — Mr. Fry.
“All the girls around here must
be Democrats, cause when I date
one of them, it’s ‘No Dooie’.” —
Jimmy Skidmore.
“Elbert Holt, you stole my girl
— you horse thief!” Johnny
“Any cat can be the' cat’s whisk
ers, but it takes a tomcat to be a
cat’s paw.” — Doug Knotts.
“You people be quiet; I can’t
see through the fog you’re rais
ing.” — Mr. Lentz.
“Mrs. Fry, that blackboard is
standing just behind you.” —
Bruce Lowder.
“If a boy is nice enough to take
you out, a girl should give some
thing in return.”—Carolyn Miller.
“The number I problem in col
leges is cheating.”—Mr. Everette
“Mr. Hatley could fly a kite
without any wind.” —Joe Clay
“Leslie must have on his think
ing cap ^oday.” — Mrs. Hayes, as
Leslie Swanner came to the exam
with his cap on his head.
“Sometimes a fellow can be
burned worse from the moonlight
than from the sun,” — Mr. Hatley.
“I move that when Mr. Hatley
goes to Asheville to that teachers’
meeting he conduct himself in a
manner conductive' to the better
ment of education.” —Mr. Webb.

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