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A BIT OF
LEXINGTON, N. C., OCTOBER 24, .1947
Lexhipep Only High
School Paper in Nation
That Owns A Casket
The Question Is: What To
Do With It.
On Friday, October 10, when the
LEXHIPEP placed a parade of its
own in the annual Homecoming Pa
rade, a casket was Included.
This casket, which was carried by
several boys from L. H. S., in turn
carried a wreath of flowers on its top,
and was preceded by a hearse, im
ported plumb from T-ville for the
parade. The casket had been bor
rowed in good faith from the Davidson
Funeral Home, and was to be re
turned when the news dropped that
this real casket had been given, lock,
stock, and barrel, to the staff of the
Pandemonium reigned supreme when
this was learned,
but things quieted
to jubilation when
the members of the
staff decided that
not everyone own
ed a casket, and
no other school
newspaper could be
found that owned
a real live casket.
The casket was
parked on top of the trophy case
until something better could be found
to do with it.
The casket Itself is a rnKplty. This
is more easily understobdVwhen one
realizes that it is handmade, hand-
carved and decorated, wooden, and is
consierably more than seventy-five
years old. This ancient coffin was
made froni native Tar Heel pine' by
the fli's^imdertaker _ever' to be lo
cated-professionally in this section. It
was first owned by Mr. John McCrary,
who lived near Denton at the time.
The old coffin, which actually looks
like rowboats without paddles, was
passed from undertaker to mortician
until it came to rest under the David
son Fimeral Home, whence it was
dragged for the parade.
Do you have any suggestions as to
what to do with it? If you do, just
tell a LEXHIPEP staff member, and
We will consider your plans. The staff
doesn't know what to do. They’re
Homecoming Huge Success
LARKIN’S WINNING HOMECOMING FLOAT, ROOM 203
Homecoming Parade Precedes
Victory Over High Point
Seven Prizes Awarded Winning Floats
The big occasion, homecoming pa
rade which everyone had been looking
forward to with great enthuiasm, was
staged at 4:30 on the afternoon of Oc
tober 10 preceding the Lexington-High
Point game and proved to be a big
occasion of the year for L.H.S. Prac
tically every homeroom and many clubs
entered the parade which made it a
very long but good one. All the floats,
which numbered twenty-eight, were
very clever and original. Leading the
parade was the school band, led by
Joe Huneycutt, drum major, and eight
The judges chose as first prize win
ner of $15, given by the Atoletic As
sociation. Miss Larkin's (203) home
room. Their float carried the slogan,
“Wash ’Em Out, Wring Em Out, Hang
'Em On the Line,’’ and contained sev
eral girls, dressed as cheerleaders, who
were washing and -wringing-out clothes.
The LEXHIPEP won the second
prize of $10, also given by the Ath
letic Association. The float was a
parade in itself, composed of a street
washer, street sweeper, dump truck,
trash truck, fire truck, hearse, and a
flat bottomed truck, converted into a
staff room with the staff members
writing obituaries. Each vehicle, the
majority of which had been borrowed
from the city of Lexington, was ap
“Sew ’Em Up” was the slogan which
helped Miss Gilliam’s Library class
to win the third prize of $7.50, of
fered by the Senior class. The float
was decorated as an operating room
with a doctor and nurses perform
ing an operation on an opposing
A wedding ceremony -with the slo
gan, “We’ll Tie a Knot in the Score
Tonight,” won fourth place of $5,
given by the LEXHIPEP. The float,
belonging to Miss Pugh’s homeroom,
was a clever and quite pretty one.
The Auditorium Theater gave as fifth
prize theater passes, which went to
room 202. “-We’ll Plow ’Em Under
Tonight and That Ain’t Com,” was
used as a slogan with the scene of a
cornfield. The float was very realistic.
One of the cutest floats was a school
room scene, with Lexington repre
sented as having a very high grade of
“A” and High Point a very low grade
of “O”. “High Point Will Pall To
night” was the theme which very well
suited it. Sixth prize was awarded
to this float, entered by Miss Hill’s
The seventh and last prize was pre
sented to Homeroom 210. This prize
of $3 was offered by the Student
(See Homecoming page 3)
Day Is Planned
Dogpatch Comes to L.H.S.
Dogpatch will come to L. H. S.
sometime early in November when the
LEXHIPEP holds L. H. S.’s first armu-
al Sadie Hawkins Day. The exact date
is indefinite but will be some time
early in November.
Correspondence has been held with
A1 Capp, originator of Sadie Hawkins
Day, and author of “Li’l Abner,” and
plans are being formulated. No plans
are definite as yet, but the event will
be held similar to the University of
North Carolina’s “Day,” which is held
every year. A dance will be held
on the night of Sadie Hawkins Day.
Arrangements will be announced
later and it is hoped that a large
number of students will participate.
If participation and enthusiasm indi
cate that the students want to con
tinue this celebration every year, it
will perhaps become an annual event.
LEXHIPEP MOVIE THIS
Today, at first period, the LEXHI-
PEP subscription bonus movie was pre
sented for the students’ enjoyment. A
real class “A” feature has been or
dered for this occasionu, the firm be
ing “Our Hearts Were Young and
Gay’’ starring Gail Russel.
All homerooms which subscribed
100% to the LEXHIPEP were admitted
free to this movie. Those homerooms,
mainly in the eighth grade, not sub
scribing 1007c, were permitted to pay -'
ten cents per student to see the picture.
All subscriptions are expected to be
paid today before the student can be
permitted to go to the movie.
LEXHPEP SIGN IS STOLEN
The nice wooden sign which hung
outside the I.EXHIPEP room has been
swiped. It disappeared on the night
of the High Point football game, ’ and
indications point to some High Point
A dance was held in the school gym
on the night of the game, and anyone
had access to the sign, which hung in
plain view to all. The staff of the
LEXHIPEP has no proof, but they
fail to believe that a student of L.H.S.
would steal the sign.
It is believed that a revenge irrge
motivated the taking of the sign by
some High Point student. The sign
would make a nice souvenir, since it
is quite attractive, but the LEXHI
PEP would certaiiily like to have it
back. If anyone knows of the where
abouts of the sign, let it be known.
The LEXHIPEP wants its sign back.
H'oh Point ottomots ooin es Newell, Price end Wolser stop play.
Newell kicks extra point as McCrary holds in win over High Point