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The Lexhipep. volume (None) 1922-19??, October 22, 1948, Image 1

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LISTEN TO LENOIR Beat Barium Tonight! The Lexhipep AND BEAT BARIUM XXVI LEXINGTON, OCTOBER 22, 194« No. 1 TRI Hl-Y INITIATES Hl-Y INITIATES Left to right—first row: Martha Hooper, Jean Lohr, Jo Ann Blockwelder, Juanito Smith, ''Mike'' Siceloff, Agnes Wilson, Mary Nell Lopp, Betty Jeon Saunders, Carolyn Koonts. Back row—left to right; Peggy Costner, Evelyn Fullbright, Jeannie Cross, Coleen Story, Patty Sue Bates, Sarah Tussey, Patsy Nance, Nancy Koonts. Front Row—Left to right: "Ang" Lindsey, Buddy Beck, Fred Dobey, Charles Harris, Ronnie Gordon, Ross Ritchie, Jim Redwine, Jim Thomason. Back Row—Left to right: Bob Calloway, Blake Phillips, Sonny Timberloke, Buddy Foster, Carroll Leonard, Marvin Crow, Don Leonard, Jock Evans, "Nig" Clark. Advisor Mr. Harold Bowen. President—"Tubba" Craver. L.H.S. ASSEMBLIES FEATURE STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND GUEST SPEAKER On Thursday, September 23, the students of Lexington High School assembled in the auditorium for the first assembly program of the year. Bob Goins, student president, intro duced Miss Edna Earl Poyner, new city Bible teacher, who had charge of the devotional. Her main thought was that we labor in vain unless we take God into our lives. Mr. C. E. Wike, principal, made announcement concerning activities of the school year and urged the students to do their best in the com ing year. He then turned the pro gram over to Coach Mans, who made a short talk and introduced his new assistant. Coach Bowen. Mr. D. V. Wagner, new band di rector, also made a short talk con cerning the band and urged more students to become band members for the coming year. Kev. Odell Leonard, Guest Speaker The Student Council had charge of the assembly program on September 28 with Ross Ritchie leading the de votional. Eugene McCrary played several selections on the piano, and Norma Kepley sang two vocal solos. Bob Goins, presiding, introduced Rev. Odell Leonard, who is always a welcomed speaker at Lexington High School. He spoke on happiness, basing his topic on the first Psalm. He brought out that we never obtain happiness or any other great things in life if we wish to obtain it merely for our own selfish desires. The talk and entire program was fully enjoyed by the student council. 1948 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Sept. 24—Elon Here 1—T’Ville There Oct. Oct. 8—High Point There Oct. 15—Spencer Here Oct. 22—Barium Here Oct. 29—C. Home Here Nov. 5—Mooresville There Nov. 12—Concord Here Nov. 19—Open Here LEXHIPEP LAUNCHES SUBSCRIPTION CAMPAIGN The LEXHIPEP opened its annual subscription drive on Friday, October 8, with a most enjoyable assembly program with Jimmy Dan Redwine, assistant sports editor of the LEX HIPEP, acting as master of ceremo nies. The first part of the program was the quizzing of the staff by Red wine, who, a& a new member of the staff, wanted to know facts about the past, present, and future of the L. H. S. renowned monthly. Joanne Koonts, editor, then introduced each member of the staff and gave a brief review of what will appear in the first edition of the LEXHIPEP for the year 1948-49. The second part of the program varied sharply from the first, chang ing from information to entertain ment. Vocal and piano solos, a male quartet, and several monologues were presented by guest stars and L. H. S. students. “The Legionnaires,” a quar tet composed of Paul Dleffenderfer, Oscar Marley, Howard Marley and Clarence Wagner and Miss Ruth Walser at the piano, rendered sev eral delightful numbers for the en joyment of the audience. Jimmy Tus sey, an L. H. S. student, gave a splendid arrangement of “Molaqua” on the piano. Miss Lena Davis, young people’s director of the First Meth odist Church, brought continuous laughter to the audience with her monologues, “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Mommy’s First Picture Show.” Mrs. Ruth Walser at the piano and Joe Hooks at the drums gave two selected tunes. A surprise to the au dience was the appearance of Jack Everhart from Pilot High School and Ann Davis from Thomasville High as special guests on the program. Jack played several boogie numbers, and Ann, accompanied by Jack at the piano,| sang “Sentimental Journey” and “Now is the Hour”. Ending the program were “The Three J’s”, Joe Hooks at the drums, Jimmy TVssey at the piano, and Jimmy Ayers on the trumpet, who gave their arrange ments of “Sugar Blues,” “Amour,” and “Maybe You’ll Be There.” The LEXHIPEP Drive explained, each home room was urged to go 100%. To encourage this a free movie was offered to all home rooms going 100%, and the picture of the first homeroom going 100% paid was to appear in the next edition of the LEXHIPEP. Miss Janie Manning’s room won the distinction in ten min utes after the drive started. NEWS BRIEFS STUDETS CAN ACTUALLY see in the typing room since “Ivey” installed a new lighting system. There will be no straining of eyes in the library, either. Here’s hoping the students make full use of the fluorescent lights in these two rooms and the office. * * « • » LEXINGTON HIGH SCHOOL was fortunate this year in securing twelve new teachers, making our faculty number twenty-six. * • • • • LAST YEAR CONDITIONS were very crowded, and to eliminate this, a room in the basement has been painted and turned into a new classroom, making a total of twenty-six. » ♦ « • » STUDENTS AT LEXINGTON HIGH do not realize how lucky they are. There are actually thirty-four different courses being taught this year! • • • • • THE NEW BAND instructor, Mr. Wagner, has spent quite a bit of time repairing old instruments, and he has fixed up a nice room for individual practice in the basement. Maybe he thought more studying would be done if band members were isolated from the rest of the classes. * • • * * DURING ’THE SUMMER a new club was organized and named the Key Club. ’This club is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and should do much to aid in better behavior and manners here at school. “Tubba” Craver is the efficient president. TWELVE NEW TEACHERS COMPLETE L.H.S. FACULTY With this year’s faculty, composed of eight new teachers and thirteen last year’s teachers, Lexington High can rest assured that this will be one of the best years in the history of the school. Mr. C. E. Wike is back and certainly has things raiining smoothly. This is the result of sev eral months of hard work and many headaches on his part and the new office secretary, Mrs. Henry WaU. Mr. Harold Bowen has been here since the latter part of the summer, coaching along with Coach ' Jimmy Maus, the football team. He gradu ated from Catawba College with an A. B. degree in physical education. Besides coaching, Mr. Bowen teaches ninth grade and advanced health. He has been in the army for three years and is now entering upon his first year of coaching. Salisbury is his home, but he resides in Lexington now. Another of the new teachers grad uated from Catawba. Miss Mary Kemp Bunn, the librarian, also stud ied at.E.C.T.C. and taught at San ford before coming to Lexington. Jonesboro, N. C., is her home. The band leader and music in structor, Mr. D. V. Wagner, comes to Lexington from Morganton High School, where he has been for the past two years. He studied at the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Dayton, Virginia. Mr. and Mi's. Wagner are now living in Lexington. Two of the teachers graduated from Winthrop College. Miss Erleen Stevenson, the physi cal education teacher and girls’ bas ketball coach, is from Winnsboro, S. C. She taught last year at Lowell, N. C. The other teacher who attended Winthrop is Miss Jean Brooks, the civics, glee club and tenth grade his tory teacher. She graduated with an A.B. degree in history. Miss Brooks is originally from Rock Hill, S. C., but she taught in Mocksville, N. C., before coming here, where she now resides with her father and brother in the Grady Shoaf apart ment. Miss Edna Earl Poyner, the Bible (Continued on page 3) WELCOME LENOIR H. S. BAND*.

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