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CAST FOR "A WEDDING"
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Ueft to right; Joe Honeycutt, 3Iary Nell Lopp, Ralph Graver, Agnes
Wilson, Jim Dillon, Olivia Coggins and Bill Eanes.
CAST FOR "THE VALIANT
Left to right: Jean Rollins, Bob Clodfelter, Ronnie Gordon, Hal Crotts
Curtis Leonard, and Jim Plott. ’
Banquet-Prom May 13
The event most looked forward to
bythe upperclassmen during the
whole year will soon be here. The
annual Junior-Senior banquet and
prom will be held on May 13 at the
country club, and it is sure to be fun
An interesting program has been
planned, and Dr. A. R. Keppel, presi
dent of Catawba College, has been
invited to be the speaker. Henry
Bernhardt and his fine dance or
chestra, composed of ten pieces and
two vocalists, have been engaged to
play during the banquet and for the
The Seniors’ colors, white and lav
ender, will predominate in the lovely
decorations. Preparations for the
banquet are in the capable hands of
Mrs. A. M. Lindsey, mother of the
Junior Class president, Anglos Lind
sey, and her committee of Junior
Class mothers. Favors will be dis
tributed to all the Seniors, and the
menu, very Important to everybody,
is sure to please.
At State National
Honor Society Meet
This year Lexington High School
sent two delegates to the Honor So
ciety Conference. This meeting is held
annually, and this year it was held
in Lenoir, North Carolina, on April
eighth and ninth. Those chosen to
represent our local chapter were Eve
lyn Fulbright and Carolyn Swing.
The delegates stayed in private
homes and a full program was planned
for the two days. This program
proved both interesting and beneficial
to all those attending. It is hoped
that sometime in the near future
Lexington High School will be able
to be host to the conference.
You know something. Our faculty is quite wonderful. They put up
with a great deal from the students. Maybe we should have a week set
aside as “Be Good to Teachers” week. Three cheers for the L.H.S. faculty.
How did you feel when we were called down for misbehaving in the
auditorium by a visiting actor who was entertaining us?
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Shows, shows, and more shows. Isn’t it wonderful? Makes us appre
ciate those classes we miss more and more, huh?
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The two days off for Easter perked up everyone. Holidays, why aren’t
there more of them?
Why are so many people skipping school lately? Do you go out of town
to look for formals for the Junior-Senior banquet? You’d better get some
excuses before you go or you might get into trouble.
Hats off to everyone in the follies. You performed magnificently and
gave everyone who saw the show a wonderful time.
Write Book Reviews For May “Seventeen”
Left to right: Evelyn Fulbright, Jim Redwine, Jane Strelitz, Jean Lohr,
Bob Clodfelter, Juanita Smith.
Calendar of Events
May 5—Student Council Elections.
May 5—Dramatic Ploy (Sixth Period).
May 12—Honor Society Assembly
May 13—Junior-Senior Banquet.
May 19—Lexicon Assembly
June 3—Senior Assembly.
L.H.S. Students Have
Book Reviews in May
Issue of “Seventeen”
The May “It’s All Yours Issue” of
Seventeen Magazine arrived at the
newsstands April 30. In fact, it has
done so for a number of years. But
this year it is of local significance.
About two months ago Seventeen
wrote to Mrs. Ottis Hedrick, head
of the English and Journalistic De
partments of Lexington High School,
asking that her students submit re
views on a number of books chosen
by them (Seventeen).
The “college preparatory” English
class and the Jonrlaism class (LEX
HIPEP) read the designated books
and wrote the reviews. Several of
the best were sent to the magazine
editors, who, in turn, selected six for
Prior to this year’s “It’s All Yours
Issue” two high schools in the United
States have been given this honor:
Portland, Oregon, and Tulsa, Okla
The books and their reviewers are:
Jane Strelitz—“Looking for a Blue
bird,” by Joseph Weehesbery; Jim
Redwine—“The Virginian,” by Owen
Seniors Stage Plays
in Carolina Theatre
Tragedy and Comedy
The beautiful stage of the Carolina
Theatre was the setting for the two
one-act plays the seniors presented
as then- annual performance on the
evening of April 21. A most breath
less and sympathetic audience witness
ed the first, a tragedy; and a most
amused and responsive audience
drank qp the clever lines of the sec
ond, a comedy.
“llie Valiant” was a tragedy that
touched everyone’s hearts. Jimmy
Plott, cast as James Dyke, had a way
about him that kept everyone sym
pathizing with him even though- he
was a confessed murderer. Jean Rol
lins, who believed Dyke to be her
brother, tested him just before he was
to be electrocuted. When she was a
young girl of about eight, she and her
brother had recited quotations from
Shakespeare; therefore she believed
if Dyke could recite with her, it
would porve that he was her brother.
Dyke couldn’t quote any of -Shakes
peare before her, but after she left
he began to recite. This proved to the
audience that he w'as her brother
Dyke’s identity had not been revealed
to the public nor to the warden, Hal
Crotts, or to the father. Bob Clodfelt
er. Dyke made his sister believe that
her brother had died a brave and
courageous man in the service of his
“A Wedding” was a delightful com
edy about a wedding party. Ralph
Graver, the groom, was all in an up-
mar because he lost his only collar but
ton. Junmy Dillon, the best man, and
Bill Eanes, the groomsman, proved to
be more of a hindrance than a- help
to the groom. Agnes Wilson, a beauti
ful bride, overheard a conversation be
tween the groom and the groomsman
that just about upset the wedding. Ol.
Ivia Coggins, the bride’s aunt, was a
nervous wreck when she heard that
there wasn’t going to be a wedding.
The bride’s father, Joe Honeycutt, was
too shocked to believe that his only
daughter had decided not to be mar
ried just five minutes before the wed
ding march was to begin. However,
everything came out to everyone’s sat
isfaction when the bride and groom
kissed and made up.
Wister; Bob Clodfelter—“Man’s Fate,”
by Malraux; Jean Lohr—“St. Joan,”
by G. Bernard Shaw; Juanita Smith
—“Farewell to Arms,” by Ernest
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