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October 22, 1948
Published Monthly by the Students of the
Lexington High School, Lexington, North Carolina
Assistant Literary Editor
School News Editor
Assistant Sports Editor
1948^8 BUSINESS STAFF
Charles Myers and Dale Everhart
Patty Sue Bates, Jeannie Cross, Nancy Koonts, Mary Nell Lopp
WE SOLICIT YOUR
The hectic first days of school are over and Lexington High has settled
down to her daily routine with ease. Our new teachers have been wholly
accepted by the pupils and should, by now, feel at home.
At the beginning of school many questions arise concerning the publi
cation of the LEXHIPEP. To these questions we members of the LEXHIPEP
staff say that this year it is our utmost goal to have a better school paper
than ever before. However, this will not be possible unless we have the
complete cooperation of each individual. The LEXHIPEP is YOUR paper,
and without your help it can become an uninteresting, dead publication.
Events of importance and interest should be reported to someone on the
staff, while original poems and short stories will be gladly accepted by the
literary editor for publication.
If at any time the paper does not meet the standards you think It
should or does not include what you want it to include, please, whatever
you do, tell the staff and not someone else about it, and we will do our best
to improve. We will make mistakes, but with your help we will endeavor
to correct them. Our opinion coincides with that of Bishop W. C. Magee,
who said: “Everybody makes mistakes. Show me a man who never makes a
mistake and you show me a man who never does anything.’’
PLEASE RETURN OUR PRIZED POSSESSIONS
To the astonishment and dismay of the LEXHIPEP staff, it has been
noticed, since the beginning of school, that thirteen of the best and most
beloved pictures were missing from the LEXHIPEP room, pictures which, in
the years to come, would bring happy school events vividly back to memory.
These pictures could not possibly mean as much to the person or persons
who so thoughtlessly took them as they could mean to the students and
alumni who frequently visit the LEXHIPEP room.
The LEXHIPEP room has always been the pride and joy of the staff.
Visitors could not say they had been through the building unless they had
been in the LEXHIPEP room to see where most of the work is done in
editing the school paper, and to view the pictures and record their names
in the LEXHIPEP register. Evidently it never occurred to the “borrower”
that he was doing something not only dishonorable to his own reputation
but to that of the school as well. It isn’t the money and time spent In
getting the pictures and frames that the staff is worried about, but it is the
idea hat anyone would be so ruthless and inconsiderate as to take the pic
tures. However, the LEXHIPEP staff is hopeful and confident that In the
near future not one but all of these pictures will be returned to the LEX
Mr.&Miss L. H. S
By CAROLYN KOONTS
Olivia Coggins, Agnes Wilson
“I must work the works of Him that sent me, while it is day.”—John 9:4.
“Every deed of love and mercy done for man is done to Thee.”—Henry
CAROLINE SWING AND BOB GOINGS
Leading in the parade and also in everyone’s opinion we find Caroline
Swing and Bob Goins as Mr. and Miss L. H. S. of the month.
Caroline is the cute li’l red head with a friendly smile for everyone. She
has personality plus—(?).
She likes football games (who doesn’t?), rainy weather, Tri-Hi-Y meet-
ings(I), working at the hospital, sled riding, dancing, working on the LEXI
CON, and being a dignifiedC?) senior.
Caroline’s dislikes are none when she’s in a good mood, but otherwise
she has a distaste for unfriendly people and “corny” music.
Her college preference is Lees-McRae Junior College.
Caroline’s favorite songs are “Stardust” and “If I Had a Wishing Ring”
(it doesn’t seem as if she needs one).
Last but not least are her activities. She is president of the Tri-Hi-Y,
senior editor of the LEXICON, and a member of the Quill and ScroU.
Bob is the one who presides over assembly programs every Thursday, and
(as we well know) he does a very good job of it, too.
Bob’s likes include good things to eat and good-looking girls.
His college preference is N. C. State, where he hopes to study civil
“Twelfth Street Rag” is his favorite song.
Bob is a member of the Hi-Y, is on the LEXICON staff, and is president
of the student body.
L. H. S. wishes these two outstanding students the best of luck in
everything that they undertake.
MANY REPAIRS MADE ON SCHOOL PROPERTY
At the beginning of school the student body could not help but notice
the repairs made on the building. Celetex ceiling has been placed in the
main hall and in the rooms where the ceiling needed repairs. Five of the
annex rooms occupied by the eighth grades, and fluorescent fixtures were
placed in the library, home economics room, and the typing room. ’These
lights were furnished by the Student Council working under the sponsorship
of Mr. Theodore Leonard. Mr. Andrews’ office underwent complete repairs.
As for the elementary schools, Robbins was completely painted inside,
and hardwood floors were put in two rooms. A cyclone fence was also built
enclosing the grounds.
An annex to Grimes School is also under construction. ’This will be
used as a cafeteria. Other minor and necessary repairs were made in all
Mr. Andrews says that the schools of Lexington are now in the best
condition that they have been in many years, but that they are entirely too
crowded. The real need is a new high school building!
The students of Lexington are grateful for the work the school board
has done, and they appreciate the supervision and interest that these m**"
give, which, after all, is merely “gratis”.
GOOD PROSPECTS FOR GOOD BAND
L. H. S. is fortunate this year in
having a very capable band leader.
For the past two years Mr. D. V.
Wagner has led the Morganton High
School band which has proved to be
very successful. By the end of the
year he hopes to have a sixty-five
piece band in Lexington High. He
expects the cooperation of everyone
in order to achieve this goal. Added
to the old instruments, Mr. Wagner
brought with him a bass horn, drums,
a tympani, a baritone, a saxophone,
and a bass clarinet. Having com
pleted the first rehearsal, he replied
that he had no comment at the pres
The Lexhipep is proud that its last years editor. Tommy Young, has
been , given a Carolina scholarship; after having taken a placement exam,
was given credit for English I; and made the staff of the Yackety-Yack.
Keep up the good work Tommy; we’re betting on you and our other ten
freshmen at Carolina.