The Spectator Volume No. IV J. F. WEBB HIGH SCHOOL, OXFORD, N. C., DECEMBER 21, 1967 No. 3 Chorus Concert Pleases Listeners Anyone attending the annual cho rus concert on December IS, in the Webb cafetorium discovered through song what “Christmas Around the World” is like. The two mixed choruses, girls’ chorus and Madrigal singers combined to sing Christmas carols from all parts of the globe. The first part of the program con sisted of sacred music. Familiar carols, several adorned by lilting descants, provided a type of music that even the most “unusual” person could enjoy. On the third section of the program, the audience enjoy ed everything from “Deck the Halls” to “White Christmas.” Credit for preparing this fine performance goes to Mrs. Pete Humphries, Webb cho ral director, who has been working with the choruses since September (yep! they’ve been singing Christ mas carols ever since the first week of school!!) Accompanying the cho ruses this year are Nancy Hicks, Linda Montague, and Kathy Webb. Seniors Enjoy Louisburg Players On Wednesday, November 22, 1067, many of Webb’s seniors load ed two buses headed for Louisburg to see a production of Shakespeare’s Tht Merchant of Venice. Influenced by having seen the Louisbug Players last year in their production of Camelol, these seniors eagerly ad mitted that they just couldn’t miss the chance to see them again. And again, everyone who went admitted that it was truly a wonderful pro duction. In comparison, some said they liked Camelot better, but there were also others who thought the dramatic Merchant of Venice was tops. Fascinated by the beautiful cos tumes (and actresses), everyone paid close attention. Miss Boyd’s seniors, who had previously read the play, marveled at the number of lines the actors had learned. Thanks go to the chaperones and especially to Mr. Stallings and Miss Boyd who provided us with the splendid opportunity. Romans Enjoy Christmas Program Webb’s Latin Club celebrated the approach of the holiday season with a Christmas program of carols sung in Latin and a skit on Saturnalia, the ancient Roman festival. The Latin classroom, decorated with Christmas posters and murals during December, made a good set ting for the Christmas program which was concluded with refresh ments. Program chairmen in Latin II are Jane Oakes, Harry Dixon, and Frank Hielema. For their Thanksgiving program the Latin II groups heard reports by several students on .A Day in Old Rome." They were Gary An gle, Keith Clement, Cathy Daniel. Florence Dickerson, and Robbie Watson in one section; in another, Shirlev Averett, Ann Cheatham, Da vid Wheeler. Fred Thorp. Mike Gant, Dot Williford, and Tommy Hobgood; in another, Linda Silver, Luther Penny, Doug Nelms. James Wilson, Sharon Belcher, Becki New comb, and Glenda Currin. In the Latin I groups, Elizabeth Williams gave a book review of The Unwilling Vestal. The freshmen have learned “America” and the pledge to the flag. Program chair- GEORGE HUNT George Hunt Chosen Student Of Month In the last regular meeting of the Student Council before the Christ mas holidays, the council chose George Hunt Student of the Month for December. A well-balanced stu dent, Oorge is at present occupying the cat-bird seat as president of the ■ Webb Student Council. He also is vice-president of his French class and a member of the Key Club in which he holds the position of hard-work ing program committee chairman. George is a member of the Science and Latin III clubs and was middle linebacker for our illustrious eleven this fall. He is also a member of the golf team. Congratulations, George. Vagabond Players Delight Audience On November 16, the Vagabond Touring Theatre presented “The World of Carl Sandburg” on the stage of the J. F. Webb cafetorium. This performance proved to be very informative and was well received by the sophomore and junior stu dents who attended it. Since Carl Sandburg was a fellow North Caro linian, more meaning and interest were added to the production. Orig inating in the Flat Rock Playhouse, this troupe has given 240 perform ances in high schools around the state under the administration of the Department of Public Instruction. The stage presentation was by Nor man Corwin. It was directed by Robroy Farquhar. The very efficient lighting by Jerry Seiple gave the production its greatest appeal. The actor was Harry Carlson; the ac tress, Helen Bragdon; and the bal- ladecr, Laura MacFarlene. Jean- Claude Vasseux narrated the per formance. These professionals, who have performed on Broadway, de serve much credit tor the work that they did. .As a result of their su perb acting this production proved to be a great benefit to all. men are Mike Peters and Karen Cutts. Having been solicited by JCL’ers in another school. Webb “Romans" may next spring run another candi date for state office, but just who will be throwing his (or her) hat in the ring has not been decided. In the p>ast ten years Oxford's JCL has furnished six state officers; President Jimmy Wright. Vice Pres idents Marsha Ray and Betsy Suitt, Secretaries Lea Lea Hall and Sallie Thomas, and Treasurer Doris Poole Watkins. Future Farmers Student Council Sponsors Barbecue; Win Two Contests Three Homerooms Win Prize For Sales On December 6, 1967, the J. F. Webb chapter of the Future Farm ers of America defeated Middleburg and Aycock High Schools in the Rit ual and Parliamentary Procedure contest and also in the Public Speak ing contest. By winning their sec ond and third successive contests the Webb Future Farmers are well on their way to winning for the fourth time in five years. This places them among the best of Vance and Gran ville Counties. Jesse Butts defeated Jackie Wilson of Middleburg in the Public Speak ing contest. The outcome of the Parliamentary Procedure contest was Webb first, with a score of 940; Aycock second, with 900; and Mid dleburg third, with 875, out of a possible 1000 points. Members of the Parliamentary- Procedure Team are Johnny Butts, Ossie Smith, John Hightower, David Wheeler, Wayne Newcomb, and Jesse Butts, with Ronnie Bowling as alternate. Mother-Daughfer Reception Given The FHA held a Mother-Daugh ter Reception, December 1, 1967, at 8 p.m. in the cafeteria. The program consisted of a choral group, Amy Stovall, Isabel Talton, Jane Oakes, Claudette Hilton, and Annabel Watkins. Miss Nell Woods also showed some beautiful Christ mas arrangements. After the program, refreshments were served and the mothers and daughters got acquainted with oth er members there. Barbecue, baked potato, slaw, bread, and homemade pie. M-m-m sounds good—and it was. This was the menu of the J. F. Webb Barbe cue that was sponsored by the Stu dent Council on December 2. Bill Mitchell, vice-president of the Student Council, was in charge of the barbecue. Nancy Hicks was his publicity chairman with Miss Aver ett as her advisor. (If you were wondering why Miss Averett was always “chasing” Bill over the school, you now know why.) Ar tists were solicited from the school to make posters for uptown and school and to make a wooden pig that was placed in front of the monument. This committee certain ly did a fine job for over 1100 tickets were sold for the meal. Before the barbecue, the Student Council had a sum of $210.60 in its treasury. After the barbecue the treasury was a whopping sum of $1,512.35. Over $1,300.00 of this is receipts from the barbecue. .Approx- miately .$600.00 of this will be paid out on expenses of the barbecue. The profit will be around $700.00. This money will be used to finance dances and a Student Council proj ect which will be decided on later. Many fine patrons donated food and objects to the barbecue, making the Student Council able to have a larger profit. The P.T.A. donated homemade pies which were very de licious and added much to the meal. Mrs. Hart and Mrs. Faucette (work ers in our lunchroom) were up at 0;30 Saturday morning making more pies to insure that we would have enough. (I bet you were still in bed Saturday morning while they were working.) Because of Mrs. Hart and Mrs. Faucette’s diligent and careful work, the Student Coun cil is giving them .S15.00 and $10.00 Key Club Makes Plans For Active Year The Key Club has really gotten off to a booming start this year. Along with helping make the J. F. Webb barbecue a big success, it has many other activities planned, some of which should take place in the next few weeks. First of all. Key Club members, under the guidance of their sponsor, Mr. Robert Hill, will run the concession stand at all Webb home basketball games, and hopefully at all Webb home base ball games. TJie small amount ot profit taken in from this conce.^ion stand will be u.sed toward worth while projects which will benefit all Webb students. So come out and support your Key Club, as well as your team, by buying all your re freshments at the conce.ssion stand. The second project on the Ke>' Club agenda, and the most import ant at the moment, is the paving of two courtyard walkways which will cross each other in “X” fashion. These walkways will run from each side of the library to each side of the lunchroom lobby. In the middle of the courtyard, where these two walks cross, either a fountain or a wildcat will be placed. If the wild cat is decided upon, it will be in- layed in the cement, and painted with a special paint so as to bring out its bodily features. .As the year progresses, it L' hop ed that many new projects equal in importance to the ones previously mentioned will be completed. Tru ly. the Key Club has lost no time in making a good name for itself here at Webb. The Key Club officers for this year are Charles Piper, president; Dal Mackie, vice-president; Bill Mitchell, secretary; William Landis, treasurer; Davis Smith, chafilain; and Bryant Haskins, reporter. respectively. To increase the selling of tickets a contest was held to see which homerooms could fulfill their quota (two tickets per person) and who could sell ten tickets or more. The three homerooms that fulfilled their quota (Hep, hep! Hurrah!) were Mrs. Nutt’s and the two Averett’s (Miss .Averett and Mrs. .Averett. The trait of winning must run in the name.) The prize these home rooms receive is a free period out of one day. A free ticket was giv en to anyone who sold ten tickets. Thursday afternoon before the bar becue, some Webbster’s “attacked Oxford’s downtown” with selling of tickets. All these efforts were not in vain for many tickets were sold. On the day of the big event, Webbsters began work at 10:00 in the cafetorium getting prepared for the meal. Potatoes were washed, greased, and wrapped. (Some peo ple are still trying to get the grease off their hands.) Cabbages were cut and grated for slaw. Pies were cut and placed on plates. (Ask Mrs. Watkins if she knows how to divide a pie into six equal parts!) From the work shift at 10;00 to the clean up committee at 7; 30, everyone worked hard, and I mean hard. Even Mr. Stallings was seen testing his coordination at constructing “take out” boxes. In the end though, all efforts were rewarded, for the barbecue was a success. It ju.st goe.' to show what we can do if we try. .After working Saturday afternoon on the barbecue, Mrs. Bullock was asked if she want ed to do another one next week. Her reply was emphatically, “V’es, but 1 think we ought to have spaghetti this time.” Spaghetti . . . well . . . (you must admit it’s original . . . we’ll think about it.) Juniors Given Vocational Tests The word spread, tests were to be given! The date was set, November 20 and 22. What a way to begin the Thanksgiving holidays! Most of the students were only dimly aware of the purpose of the tests, onlv knowing that it was a test. Boy were they in for a surprise! This test was the Kuder Preference Record Vocational. It is designed to show your interest in ten fields; outdoor, mcfihanical, computational, scientific, persuasive, artistic, literary, musical, social service, and clerical. This test was to survey our interests to that of |)eopIe already em^)Ioyed in certain jobs. (Too bad they didn’t mention the field of girls!) High scores on this test were no better than low scores because they indicate the individual .students’ in terests. ICT Club Receives Official Charter The ICT Club received their State and National charters last month which makes them officially affiliat ed with the National ICT Clubs. The major activity for this month was an Inter-Club Council held with Henderson on December 2. Following the meeting tbe mem bers were treated to refreshments and a combo party. The club also sponsored a turkey shoot on Decem ber 0 at Lake Devin. A final article of notable inter est is that during the month of November, seventeen working mem bers chalked up an overall average of $1450.00.

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