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LEXINGTON, N. C., JANUARY 28, 1949
March of Dimes
Queen To Be Selected
At Final Ball
The polio drive is the next main
feature of the year to take the at
tention of L.H.S. students. In an
assembly program on January 2J
plans were launched by Mr. Dugan
Aycock and Mr. Bob Ray. Similar
to last year’s plans, queens were, nom
inated in each school, including the
four grammar schools.
The five final winners, one from
each school, will compete at the con
cluding March of Dimes Ball on Jan
uary 31, where one queen receiving
the largest number of votes during
the polio drive, will be chosen. The
final carnation will take place at this
time, and prizes will be awarded to
the winning queen.
The _ managers have really been
working hard in order for their con
testants to win, but the secret of
who the final queen will be remains
to be until the night of the ball.
The drive thus far has reached an
even higher goal than that of last
Host and Hostesses at Opening of Carolina Theatre
Jean Lohr Competes
In Furniture Festival
“Miss Furniture of the South” was
chosen at the Southern Festival in
High Point on January 20 and 21.
From Lexington High School, Jean
Lohr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I.
W. Lohr, was chosen from the senior
girls for her qualifications of talent
On Thursday night, January 20, the
contestants demonstrated their tal
ent before the judges. Jean’s selec
tion for her piano solo was Rach
maninoff’s “Prelude in C Sharp Mi
nor,” and as an encore she played
Mozart’s “Fantasie in D Minor.”
Friday night, the contestants wore
beach wear and were judged on their
beauty. The queen was chosen for
her talent, stage ' poise, and beauty.
The coronation ball and dance was
held on Saturday night, January 22.
Miss Betty Luck, of Asheboro, was
crowned “Miss Furniture of the
South.” She will enjoy a week at
the beach of her choice this summer.
The principal of her school will have
a ticket to Paul Green’s “Lost Col
ony Peggy Yow, of Randleman,
was second place winner, and Jean
won third. At a future public per
formance in Lexington, Jean will be
asked to play the selections she used
for the festival.
Pageant To Be Staged
L. II. S.’s Contestant
Left to right; Mary Jane Shirley, Eve Hargrave, Kirksey Sink, Joanne Koonts, Joanne Ferrell, Jane
Strelitz, L.H.S. Queen; Ralph Graver, L.H.S. King.
Lexington’s Pride And Joy Open To Theatre Goers
New Beta Club
On Thursday, December 30, the
Beta Club elected thirteen new mem
bers in an assembly program with
Ralph Craver, club president, in
charge. The Scripture was read by
Jean Rollins. Rev. H. A. King was
the guest speaker for the program,
and he astessed in his talk the re
quirements for Beta Club member
ship, which are good character, com
mendable attitude, and creditable
Mr. L. E. Andrews administered the
oath of membership to the following
people: Barbara Ritchie, Olivia Cog
gins, Agnes Wilson, Carolyn Swing,
Sarah Tussey, Jeannie Cross, Bob Clod-
felter, Carolyn Koonts, Jimmy Red-
wine, Martha Hooper, Marvin Crow,
Patsy Nance, Anglos Lindsay, and
A special feature of the program
was the appearance of Joe Ayers,
’47, a tenor, who is studying music
in New York. He sang the follow-
Home Room Assembly
Individual programs were held in
each home room instead of the gen
eral assembly on January 6. A cam
paign to stimulate pride and care in
public property with the new Caro
lina Theatre especially in mind was
discussed in the programs. The
LEXHIPEP staff backed the cam
paign, and members of the staff vis
ited the elementary schools and Dun
bar with this in mind. Elizabeth
Clodfelter, representing the staff, in
terviewed Mr. Dan Austell of the
Carolina Theatre, in the weekly
school broadcast so as to bring more
interest in this worth while project
to the pubulic at large.
ing selections; “One Alone,” “Drink
to Me Only With Thine Eyes,” a
French number, and the “Desert
Song.” The student body was de
lighted with Joe’s performance and
welcome him back to L.H.S. at any
DO YOU KNOW WHY students aren’t as intere.sted in basketball games?
Is it because they haven’t yet got over the football spirit? We really do
have a good team this year, though, and everyone should come out and
support our athletes.
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THAT'S A RELIEF that two days of exams are completed. Let’s hope
we haven’t ruined our brain by cramming so much that we fail Monday’s
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THE TEACHERS AND JOURNALISTIC STUDENTS really had a good
time competing against one another in the student-faculty basketball game.
The teachers won. (They always do.) Anyway we certainly have a good
start of $82.00 for our trophy case.
MISS STEVENSON’S ANKLE fracture and Jimmy Dillon’s hurt foot
were things which weren’t expected in the basketball game. We are very
sorry it happened.
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WE WERE REALLY interested to hear our former home ec. teacher.
Miss Rosebud Pleasant, was married in December. We wish her much hap
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THE JOY OF BEING X-rayed was prolonged for quite a while since
Jimmy Plott had such a tough heart that he broke the camera.
On December 13, 1948, Lexington’s
new Carolina Theatre opened its doors
to long lines of eager movie goers.
The people were not prepared for the
spectacular beauty of everything in
the theatre. First to be noticed was
that the new theatre’s lobby is en
closed and has a beautiful carpet
covering the entire lobby floor.
Perhaps the most asked question
concerning the new theatre is “Gan
fire entirely destroy it again?” To
answer this is to tell that the building
is constructed almost entirely of steel
and concrete. Drapes in the buUd-
ing were chemically treated to pre
vent destruction by fire before being
shipped to Lexington. In case of an
emergency, fire escapes are on both
sides of the theatre which are suffi
cient to care for all patronage.
The lighting system of the new the
atre has been entirely changed. When
the movie changes, the lights change
so people can see where to sit. As
the picture begins again, the lights
dim so softly the people do not even
notice the change. An emergency
lighting system consists of special
lights at all exits to come on auto
matically in case something happens
at the power plant.
Nothing has been overlooked where
comfort is concerned. The seats are
so soft they make sitting through a
movie a luxury. There are lounges
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Calendar of Events
February 3—Devational Assembly
February 4—Basketball—Mills Home—
February 10—Quill and Scroll Assembly
February 17—Dunbar Dramatics Club
February 24—Key Club Assembly