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Ben Bowles Jailed
Donations will be greatly appreci
ated for the bail of the driver educa
tion teacher, Mr. Ben Bowles, who
was arrested last night on several
counts. “Hot-Rod" Bowles was caught
running a red light, driving on the
wrong side of the road and under the
influence of a blond.
Prior to his latest arrest, Bowles
had a practically spotless record. He
had only been pulled for failure to
yield the right of way, speeding in
a school zone, careless and reckless
driving on the Old Elon Road at 75
miles per minute without an opera
Those wishing to contribute, are
urged to contact Pat Newton, presi
dent of the W.H.S. hot rod club.
W eeks AdmitsF ear
Hush! Don’t breath a word, but
the secret’s out! Johnny Weeks, pop
ular W.H.S. senior has admitted for
the first time in his life that he is
afraid of girls! What brought this
sudden fear of the sweet timid fe
males is unknown to all, but the fact
remains—Johnny is now scared to
death of all those who wear skirts.
Nowadays, when opening Johnny’s
locker, one does not see the usual
stacks of MM calendars and snap
shots of the local feminine scenery.
In their place are MAD comics, his
I long lost physics book and the now
I well-worn English Lit. book. Looks
as if all girls will have to grin and
bear it because the old W.H.S Romeo
has gone “MAD”.
passes to the East 70 and five gal
lons of gas from Duncan’s ESSO.
In reply to the question, “Why do
you deserve the safe driving medal?”
Jennings said: “Well-uh, you see I
have driven safely for almost a year
now. In fact I haven’t driven at all.
My license were revoked a year ago
Jennings Awarded so in a 55 miie zone.”
The safety council selected R. B.
Jennings as the safe driver for the
year 1957-1958. Jennings was pre-
|sented with a medal in chapel Fri-
|day, March 28, and received a stand
ing ovation from the student body.
He replied with a short speech on
how “A safe 55 will always get you
there.” He also received two free
Is Here To Stay
One day a student was talking with
“Long Tall Sally”, when “Skinny
Minnie” came up and told him the
latest about “Jo Ann” and her “Spe
cial Angel”. It seems he was “Danc
ing With His Shadow” when someone
walked into the room and left him
“Breathless”. It was “Peggy Sue”. He
had met her “At The Hop” and he
knew she was his secret “Lollipop”.
I Of course, he couldn’t let “Jo Ann”
! know that “Peggy Sue” was his “Des-
itiny” so he said, “Good Golly, Miss
j Molly, “1 Beg of You”, “Don’t tell
j the story “All the Way”. “Jo Ann”
I was “All Shook Up” when her “Se-
I cret Love” finally confessed and cried
I “Ain’t That A Shame”! But they were
j caught in “The Tender Trap” so “Jo
Ann” finally said “Love Me Tender”.
I She akso added, “I’m Falling In Love
Again”. And so another “Teen-ager’s
Romance” had a “Raunchy” ending.
Hmm—“Something’s Gotta Give”
WALTER M. WILLIAMS HIGH SCHOOL
Have you heard the latest? New,
ultramodern elevators have recently
been installed to replace the spiral
steps at the end of each hall.
They are unusual in more ways
than one, as they are equipped with
a juke box and a soft drink counter.
The purpose of the refreshments is to
prepare students for a hard battle
in the next class. To top it all, an
automatic pupil ticket signer has
been in.stalled to reduce confusion
sometimes caused when students are
a hair hour late getting lo class.
However, certain rules must be
observed in using the elevators. Only
50 students will be permitted to ride
at one time, and all bottles must be
placed in the crates. Deposits re
ceived from the bottles will be used
to pay for the elevators.
The induction of the new mem
bers of the “Zorro Rides Again’’
club will be held Tuesday, April
3 at the home of .Terry Hollifield,
president. Members must furnish
own capes, swords, and masks.
Hats will be provided by the club.
Faye Jones is asked to contact the
NO. 6, TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 1958
Pictured above is the new pool table installed in the W. H. S. Girl’s
recreation room. The identity of the players has remained a secret to
protect the innocent.
iVetF Changes In Policies
Being Made By Principal
Mr. Lester Ridenhour. principal. Shooting taught by Mr. Claude Wal-
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New Pastime For Students
Being Introduced In Gym
The faithful patrons of the big red
and white Coca-Cola piazza sign on
Main Street will find that their main
Hollywood Stars Join
WHS Faculty April 1
Students! The time is coming when
skipping classes will actually be a
bad mistake because new things are
Kathryn Boone was expelled from
the Williams High Mixed Chorus
April I because she could not carry
Mr. William Fitzgerald, glee club
director, announced that after re
peated opportunities to exhibit any
musical talent she possessed, Kathryn
had been expelled because she lacked
the ability to carry a tune.
He added that he regretted the
expulsion, but Kathryn seemed to be
keeping others in the glee club “off
in store for us. The W.H.S. faculty
is to be increased by the addition of
famous Hollywood stars! The follow
ing list is the result of a recent poll
taken among W.H.S. students in an
effort to find the ideal Hollywood
Boys’ Counselor—Marilyn Monroe
Girls’ Counselor—Elvis Presley
Physical Education—Gina I.ollabrig-
Glee Club—Tab Hunter
Annual Advi.sor—Tony Curtis
Barker Advisor—Rock Hud.son
Home Economics—Victor Mature
attraction and invigorating hobby or
livelihood (as the .-ase may be) has
now become a part of the WHS
equipment. That’s right, Wilbert’s
pool hall tables have become a not-
so-unusual part c the girls’ recrea
tion room located under the gym
The teaching and coaching staffs
feel that pool is fast becoming the
number one hou .hold game. All
first class citizens md important fami
lies of the community will certainly
need a table in the very near future.
Anyone unfam 'iar with the hap
penings at schoc; would be surprised
to find anywhere from five to ten
boys sporting their own cue-sticks
in hope of sinking anything but the
Mr. Lester RiUenhour announced,
to the yells and cheers of the stu
dents, that anotuer .such table will
be installed in he cafeteria before
the close of school this week. He
further stated that there will be no
charge for the use of the tables and
a teacher will be a.ssigned each lunch
period to rack balls and chalk sticks.
Some of the added attractions to
the pool table are air-conditioned
side pockets, colored cue chalk,
weighted balls, charts to set up the
perfect game, and a special compart
ment for little fide bets.
announced that several WHS policies
are to be changed or revised be
ginning today, April I, 1958. These
changes are as follows:
Flash! Skipping has been declared
legal! ! ! Each student will be al-
loted five cuts each week and will
not be held responsible for the make
Beginning tomorrow, rock ’n roll
music will be played over the loud
speaker trom 9:00 till 3:15 every day.
Students are requested to dance in
the halls and In the classrooms. The
bell will ring every hour, and five
minute class periods will be held
while WCOG is “goofing off” with
the “Hot five at fifty-five”.
A new subject is being set up as
a requirement for all boys. It will
be an advanced course in Spitball
WHS Boys Star
On Western TV
Several famous television scouts
invaded WHS last week searching
for new male stars for the popular
western shows splashing across our
Since these scouts were expertly
camouflaged in wa.ste cans, and in
the teachers secret closets (now we
know what teachers keep in those
closets), this will come as quite a
shock to those who were selected.
They were as follows:
Matt Dillon—Mike McMannus
The Old Rebel—Bobby Payne
Pecos Pete—Frank Rich
Wyatt Earp—Phil Knowles
Wild Bill Hickok—Bill Smith
Jingles P. Jones—William Bane
Andy Burnett—Nicky Sessoms
The Lone Ranger—Darryl McLendon
Mr. Lee: “What has the Army
that the Navy doesn’t have?”
Anne Reddick: “Elvis Presley.”
Since the sidewalks were all .scrub
bed and whitewashed last night, Mr.
Ridenhour asks that students walk
only on the grass today. The grounds
have been showing too much im
provement and the sidewalks are get
ting too much wear.
Student.s will-, please use the ash
trays that have been placed at your
disposal in the halls and classrooms,
oarn Yarboiough is tired O; picKilig'
up the cigarette butts and sweeping
the ashes off the floor.
At a special emergency meeting
of the faculty, teachers have agreed
not to give so much homework.
“They have decided that extra-cur
ricular activities are much more im
portant,” Mr. Ridenhour stated.
The Board of Education has de
cided that the teachers need a re
fresher course, and that students are
the ones best fitted to give this in
struction. If you would like to teach
a class, hand in your application to
Mrs. Rena Danieley immediately. The
school for teachers will begin after
the regular school session in June.
“Who wears short shorts?” The
whole student body, of course! Start
ing tomorrow, all students will be
allowed to wear shorts to classes,
and between classes, they will be
allowed to go in swimming in the
new pool being built to replace the
A bubble gum contest will be held
Friday of next week. It is open to
all students and will be judged by
According to a late announcement,
Easter holidays have been extended
through June 2.
Underclassmen must pay $1.00 to
their homeroom teachers in order
to finance the senior class trip to
Myrtle Beach after the Prom.
Studying ofter school hours has
been outlawed. The reason for this
that textbooks are being used
enough in .school and it is too much
to ask students to study at night also.
All .students will be free to leave
the school grounds at any time. If
they don t have a car of their own,
the office will be glad to arrange
Students with averages of 69 or
below will be exempted from final
exams. Also, as a special senior'
privilege, all seniors will be exempt