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1-f. 1 9 4 7 SENIOR EDITION The Lexhipep Goodbye, L.H.S. We’ve made a lot of fuss; But someday in the future we’!! Hake you proud of Vol. XXIV LEXINGTON, N. C., MAY 23, 1947 No. 8 Mr. & Miss L.H.S. M.A.H. & M.A.H. COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES USHERED IN TODAY. Senior Assembly Held At Two o’Clock BECKY SMITH & WOODY McKAY 'The ons who goes is hoppier thon those he leaves behind."—Edward Polluck. This quotation applies to Becky and Wooay, our Mr. and Mrs. L.H.S., and all the parting seniors. As an annual tradition, the editor and business manager of the L^jlhipep take their places as Mr. and Miss L.H.S. for the senior issue. Becky Smith, Miss L.H.S., is “bub bling over” with personality. She has lovely blonde hair, brown eyes and is a hctle “pleasingly plump” to the oelight of her many friends who tease her constantly. Our ealtor likes fried oysters, danc ing ishes a good one, too), Robert Mitchum (oh! that man), baggy sweat ers, Myrtle Beach (swell place to spend the summer), milk shakes (chocolate), hiccups (are they reduc ing?), football season, and Burling ton (we know several others who like that li’l ole place, too). She dislikes stubby fingernails, squash, and junk jewelry (how ’bout the good- looking bracelet Bill gave you?). Becky’s favorite songs are “Guilty’’ (is she?) and “Rhapsody in Blue.” Her favorite pastime is, as we all know, having a huge time. Becky’s college preference is Duke and its wonderful. She has been ac cepted!!! She will really study and make good, we know. Smith’s ambi- tion-n (as she spells it) is to be of age (to vote). Last but not least are her activi ties. Of course, she is editor of the Lexhipep and a member of the Quill and Scroll, Tri-Hi-Y, Honor Society and Beta Club. She is also chief cheerleader and a senior superlative (best personality). Becky, you’re really swell! We’ll miss you next year, but we'll follow you in interest at Duke. No one could come to L.H.S. with out knowing James Hamilton Wood- row McKay, Jr., better kriown as “Woody”. He knows everyone, likes everyone and vise versa. Being wit tiest and most popular, he is found all over L.H.S. Woody likes ice cream (he practi cally keeps Up Purcell’s by buying it), good jokes (corny ones, too), most people, sports, and any kind of music. Stewed turnips he tells us he dis likes, and we definitely agree; also he dislikes pests (that doesn’t include, of course, being one), and stuffy roonls. Davidson is the lucky school to receive all the wit and personality of Woody. (Continued on page seven) This afternoon at two o’clock the graduation exercises were ushered in I at Lexington High School when the Senior Class held its annual Senior Assembly in the high school audito rium. The seniors, dressed in their caps and gowns, entered the audi torium as the processional was played. Bob Peeler, president of the senior class, presided over the as sembly, which followed the tradition al procedure of program. The class colors, green and white, and the class flower, the gardenia, were presented along with the motto, “Wherever you are, be aU there; Whatever you do, put all into it.” Following this Jake Cross, the class historian, read the class history. Gifts were then pre sented to the mascots, Jean Olive Snyder and Donald Streetman; and the Senior Superlatives were Intro duced by the presiding officer. Mary Anne Himt, class testator, read the Last Will and Testament, after which several awards were made, including the O. Henry Short Story Medal, the National Honor Society Scholarship Medal, the Lexington Music Club Award, the Euterpe Music Club Med als, the P.-T.A. Scholarship, and the Civitan Scholarship. The class poet. Woody McKay, then read the class poem, “Lasting Memories,” after which Betty Jo Everhart, class prophet, read the class prophecy. Becky Smith, the editor of the LEXHIPEP, read the dedication of the Senior Edition of the IjEXHIPEP and presented the first copy to the honoree. Miss Janie Man ning. The seniors then departed from the auditorium as the recessional was played. Baccalaureate Sermon Sunday Evening On Sunday, May 25, graduation ex ercises will continue at the First Evangelical and Reformed Church when the Baccalaureate Sermon will be preached. The Rev. Louis S. Gaines, D.D., former pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lexington and now the pastor of the First Baptist (jhurch of Fayetteville, will deliver the sermon. After the processional, “Lar go,” by Handel, the congregation will sing the hymn, “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name,” after which the Rev. C.. Ross Ritchie will give the invocation. The high school Glee Club will sing the “Lord’s Prayer,” and the Rev. J. R. McAlpine, III, will read the Scripture which will be taken from 2 Timothy, 1:1-12. The high school Glee Club will then ren der an anthem, “The Lord is My Shepherd.” Following this the ser mon, which is entitled “A Fearless Foursome,” will be delivered by Dr. Gaines. Joe Ayers will then sing a lolo, “Invictus,” by Henley. The ben ediction will be said by the Rev. Harding A. King, and the senior class will leave as the “Recessional,” by DeKoven-Kipling, will be sung by Che Glee Club, which will be directed by Mr. John Crocker with Mr. Charles LeFevre accompanying at the organ. Commencement Exercises Thursday Evening Graduation Exercises will end next Thursday night. May 30, at eight o’clock with the Commencement Ex ercises in the high school auditorium. The greeting will be given by Mar garet O. Finch, salutatorian. Bob Peeler, class president, will bring the commencement address: “Schools Face the Challenge of the Post-War Pe riod.” Under the direction of Mr. John Crocker, the band will present a march, “Military Escort,” by Ben nett. Also under his direction will be the glee club as they sing “Madame Jeannette” and “Stout Hearted Men.” A trio, composed of Evelyn McDade, Sue Hooper and Mary Sue Thomason, will render “My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice.” This year marks the first year of an official twelfth grade in Lexington (Continued on page seven) Senior Speaker 1 Highest Honors Paul Williams, Valedictorian; Margaret Finch, Salutatorian “Tinker” Williams has had the high est honor bestowed upon him by be ing elected as Valedictorian. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Wil liams. He has won many honors dur ing his high school career. Margaret Finch, who is another out standing pupil was elected to be sal utatorian. She, as Tinker, has had many honors bestowed upon her and this is the highest of them all. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn O. Finch. Class Mascots Donold Streetman ond Jeon Olive Snyder The mascots for the senior class of 1947 are Jean Olive Snyder and Donald Streetman. Donald, whose big brother, Jimmy, is a senior, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Street- man, who reside on West Center Street. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Snyder of West Third Avenue are the proud parents of little Jean Olive, who was sponsored by Patty Hege. The se niors are very glad to have Donald and Jean Olive for their mascots. BOB PEELER Thirty-Two Seniors Invade Washington On April 17, thirty-two seniors and their chaperone, Mrs. Ottis M. Hed rick, left on a five-day tour for the nation’s capital via a Queen City chartered bus. Many rumors and stories have been told about this trip; here is the authentic report: The trip was made by bus, but Bill Hedrick could have walked it just as easily because he did just that. Hotel Carroll Arms became the headquar ters for this group of “students”. Working out from this point, we found the city to be a giant maze. Sarah and Eva ended up visiting relatives in the colored section of the city, while Bill J. and Jimmy did the same at the zoo. Getting around was so complicated that Eva and Lois were lost in the rush half the time. With apologies to “Pockets”, Fred, and Musgrave, we could not bring the statue of the flaming “sword” back to them. We found that “Bill Payne” was listed down at the FBI building as one of the most notorious crim- Continued on page twelve) DEDICATION We, the 1947 seniors of L.H.S., dedicate with pride this Senior Edition of the Lexhipep to Miss Janie Manning, head of the Math Department, who has taught mem bers of the senior class more courses than any other faculty member. Through her untiring service to L.H.S., her thorough mastery of mathematics, and her definite in terest in her students. Miss Man ning has endeared herself to thd hearts and memory of those with whom she has worked so faith fully. It is only fitting and proper then that we, the seniors, knowing and loving her as we do, proudly dedicate this issue to Miss Janie Manning.