“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. ’’ — Will Rogers VOLUME IV W. P. GRIER SCHOOL GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA, FEBRUARY, 1971 NO. 3 CHANGING OF THE GUARD This is the last article in our series of interviews with teachers who are new at Grier this year. First, let’s meet Mr. Gary Britt. He is married, and his wife teaches at Ashbrook. They reside in the Fern Forest Apartments. Last year Mr. Britt taught at Aberdeen Middle School in Aberdeen, N. C. His hobbies include bird-watch ing and water sports. He enjoys teaching at Grier. Mr. Britt said that if he teaches in Gaston County next year, he would like to con tinue teaching at Grier. Another newcomer to Grier is Mrs. Frances Medlin, who has only been here since January 4. She replaced Mrs. Young as the Civics teacher. She is married, but has no children. She attended the Univer sity of South Carolina and did her practice teaching at University High School in Columbia. Before coming to Grier, Mrs. Medlin taught at South Point and Holbrook High Schools. Mrs. Medlin enjoys basketball, swimming, reading, and the snow. She and her husband have two bird dogs who get treated like pets. They reside at 6915 Pawnee Drive in Charlotte. DANCE Well, it’s time for another thrill- filled Grier dance for the Valentine season! February 19 will be called Maid Marion Day in honor of the Robin Hood heroine. That night’s dance will be called the Sherwood Stomp in honor of Robin Hood’s hiding place. The dance, lasting from 7:30 to 10:30, is sponsored by the recently elected ninth grade officers. The students will jive to the sound of records. The dance is for eighth and ninth graders. It is informal so just wear regular school clothes. The cost is $.75 stag, $1.00 drag. THE GIRLS WILL ASK THE BOYS TO THE DANCE. See ya’ there! WEDDING BELLS RING ON CHRISTMAS DAY FOR MISS HAMILTON On December 25, at 8:00 in the morning. Miss Paulette Hamilton, 9th grade English teacher, became the wife of Mr. Bob Duncan. The wedding went off just fine, accord ing to Mrs. Duncan, except “I for got my shoes and my mother had to go get them for me!” The bridesmaids wore emerald green dresses and carried red flowers. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan spent their honeymoon at Wrightsville Beach. The weather was cold and rainy. They didn’t get a chance to go swimming! The first meal Mrs. Duncan cooked for her husband was bacon and eggs. It was apparently a suc cess. Her only failure so far is an attempt at collard greens. They were described by Mrs. Duncan as simply “bad”. The Duncans have had one embarrassing experience so far. One night Mrs. Duncan woke up and went into the kitchen. She didn’t even think about her husband waking up. But he did, and decided to scare his new bride. So Bob went into the living room and laid down in front of the bookcase. When his wife walked by, he yelled and grabbed her ankle. Mrs. Duncan said, “I must have screamed for a long time. It scared me so much, I just froze!” The newlyweds are currently making their home at 220 Auten Circle, Mount Holly. WHAT TO GIVE YOUR BOYFRIEND FOR VALENTINE’S DAY 1. Tie-dye or embroider his jeans for him. 2. Draw up his horoscope for the whole year of 1971. 3. Polish the chrome on his car, motorcycle, or bicycle. 4. Learn to cut hair. Become his own personal barber. 5. Cook him his favorite dish. 6. Help him with his home work. 7. Write a poem about him or yourself. 8. Invent a new and private nickname for him. 9. Treat him to a show he’s been waiting to see. (It won’t kill you to sit through three hours of a war picture if it makes him happy!) 10. Buy him a make believe mustache 'or beard to try on for size. CASSANOVA GETTING HITCHED Mr. Keener, perhaps Grier’s greatest teacher-Cassanova is get ting married! The lucky girl is Mary Anna Combs, of Lincolnton. She is now teaching at Woodhill Elementary School. They became engaged after one of those short 5 year: romances beginning when they met and started dating at Appalachian State Teacher’s College. The wedding is tentatively scheduled for sometime this June. When asked about their common interests, Mr. Keener commented, “We both like water skiing and heavy music, but she can’t do Algebra at all!” Both Miss Combs and Mr. Keener plan on continuing their teaching, so if it’s any consolation girls, he’ll be back next year. Congratulations, Mr. Keener!! We wish you the very best! “LOVE STORY” “What can you say about a twenty-five-year-old girl who died?” And what can you say about a book like Love Story? Nothing. After you read the first sentence (above), it captures you and you can’t get out of the new and beautiful world. And if you have to say anything, your tears do it for you. Take two beautiful people, really beautiful people-a simple Radcliffe co-ed who loves Bach and the Beatles ,ind a rich Harvard hockey player. Let them enjoy the simple things in life; together, and what have you got? A truly beautiful Love Story. It’s so simple and that’s what makes it perfect. Read it, for a true love story is something we’ve missed for a long, long time. IF YOU HAVE. . . moved eloped sold out been drafted been snobbed been robbed lost one found one accidently ran over one bought a car sold one wrecked one stolen one had company been visiting lost your hair lost your teeth found someone elses been in a fight had an operation got a new girlfriend got a new boyfriend broken up made up had a house that blew up- It’s news! Turn it in - We’ll print it!

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