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LEXINGTON, N. C., MARCH 24, 1950
JUNIOR CLASS TO PRESENT “A YOUNG MAN’S FANCY” TONIGHT
Ain Y It Jes' Grand
It’s the same old schol life for
band students day after day. Get up
in the mornings with a “busting”
headache, and the first thing that
" com-es in mind is, oh, goodness, I
must have blown my brains out last
night, practicing. Then you go to the
medicine cabinet and take just a few
aspirins—one-half box, to be exact.
Then you say to yourself, “I better
stick the rest in my pocket; I wouldn’t
doubt it one bit if I won’t need them
after I get a couple of blows on the
head with that stick Mr. Wagner al
ways carries around. He always calls
me down for talking, but, my good
ness, you know anybody who site be
tween Nig Clark and Don Sink is not
going to talk. Goodness, no!
Well, fourth period comes around
and such a racket in the auditorium
you' have never heard in your life, ’The
people in New York probably wonder
what in the world that thing is way
up there in the sky. But of course
the people in Lexington know it’s
just the roof flying off the L.H.S.
school building. Everything becomes
quiet after Mr. Wagner stands still
like the Rock of Gibraltar.
Oh, goodness; Those poor cornet
players are catching it again, Jimmy
Ayers says he just cannot hit high E,
but Mr. Wagner says he hits it e"ery
day playing that jazz music, but he
just doesn’t know it when its down on
paper. So he starts to help him, but
all of a sudden , he stops and turns
around. The bas.i players are arguing
about something. Mr. Wagner just
merely says pay Earlie a nickel after
band rehearsal and continues to ex
plain to Jimmy. But you don’t hear
another word from the bass players.
They are afraid they will go bankrupt.
It’s time for the band to do one of
their most enjoyable things—go on a
trip—so they decide to go to Lenoir
to hear their concert.
Everybody is in his seat and the
band begin an overture. In the middle
of it the band director stops to turn
a page, and all of a sudden someone
begins to clap very loudly all by him
self. So naturally we all turn around
to see who it is and of course it
isn’t anyone but Hulin Cooper just
clapping all by himself. Boy! Was
his face red!! When the overture was
over and everyone else clapped, we
didn’t hear clapping from the seat
But did you attend our concert in
the Lexington High School Audito
rium last Friday night? We (in the
band) thought it was a swell per
formance, and evidently the audience
liked “Three Blind Mice,” as well as
every other number we played.
All the peppy Irish tunes in honor
of St. Patrick’s Day were good, too,
weren’t they? We are planning to
have another concert May 19, and it
will be every bit as good as this one.
By next year we hope to increase
our band membership from forty-two
to fifty, all with uniforms and fine
Instruments, of course. Tliis band week
drive should expand our woodwind
If you want to have a good time
plus some good training-
strike up with the Band!!
SCENE FROM YOUNG MAN^S FANCY'
Pictured above: Left to right—Charles Hill, “Teeny” Redwine, Lots Ann
Marley, Mary Jane Shirley. Seated is Ann Beachum.
INFORMAL INITIATION OF
QUILL AND SCROLL
Most prominently seen are Joe Ann Blackwelder and Jim Redwine. Also
other members of Quill and Scroll.
BELIEWE ME WHEN I say that the LEXHIPEP staff had no intention
of minimizing the work being done on the Y.M.C.A. Honestly, we only
meant to try to spur on an early completion of our youth recreational cen
ter. Why not find a few jobs with which we young people might help?
W«’d certainly love to do our share.
YIPES! YOU SHOULD have been at the initiation meeting of the Quill
and Scroll. What fun!! Harriet, gee, but you’re popular!
DON’T MISS m! The Junior play should be a gala, affair tonight.
With such an excellent choice of cast, it can’t fail to make a big hit!!!
MARCH 13-17 WAS Band Emphasis Week.. Our band ended the week
with a bang by giving a free concert Friday, the 17th. It was a grand per
formance, band members!
WE ARE SORRY our basketball teams lost in the conference, but there
was a fine piece of teamwork displayed by both teams We’re still proud of
you—gals and guys!!!
Charles Hill, Lois Ann
Marley, Johnny Dixon,
Star With Excellent
With a very well-chosen cast and
excellent directing, the Junior Class
will present tonight at 8; 00 o’clock
in the high school auditorium, “A
Young Man’s Fancy.” This is a fast-
moving and a delightful play which
will appeal to young and old alike.
The setting is in a boys’ bunkhouse
at a summer camp to which young
Dickie Crandal, a shy and sensitive
boy, comes to learn how to get along
with other boys. With the help and
advice of Sylvia Wilson, a pretty young
cBunselor, he overcomes the razzing of
his bunkmates and discovers how to
turn the tables on them. He also has
a part in the reconciliation of Sylvia
and Harold Greenley, co-owner of the
camp; and though many complica
tions result, there is the inevitable
happy ending. Dickie is transformed
into a “regular fellow,” and Sylvia
and Harold get together for what
appears to be a lasting romance. The
audience will be kept entertained also
by the antics of Dickie’s fellow-camp
ers. In all, it is a romping comedy
which offers a good understanding of
young people and will be highly amus
ing to everyone.
The cast of characters in order of
their appearance is as follows: Har
old Greenley, Charles Hill; Sylvia Wil
son, “Teeny” Redwine; Pearl, Ann
Meacham; Dr. Spee, Webb Leonard;
Dorothy Bennett, Mary Jane Shirley;
Duvie, Joe Bafford; Grilly, Gray Da
vis; Jokey Stephen, Don Yates; Bud
dy, Tony Solomon; Helen Greenley,'
Lois Ann Marley; Dickie Crandall,
Johnny Dixon; Oliver Crandall, Bobby
Koonts; Mrs. Mary Crandall, Amelia
Brown; Faith, “Kitty” Philpott; Miss
Weatherhead, Becky Thomason; Boy
Camper, Blease Scott; Camp Trilby
Boy, Brice Leonard; Vickie Ann, Bar
bara Young; and Lucille, Betsy Stoner.
Under the patient and capable di
rection of Mr. Theodore Leonard and
Mrs. Fred B. Lewis, class advisers,
and Miss Geraldine Newsome, the cast
has studied and worked on the play
for four weeks, and fairly live the
parts that they portray. It is with
much enthusiasm and a great deal of
expectation that the people of Lex
ington await this entertaining pro
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
March 24—Junior Class Play—"A Young
March 30—T. and I. Assembly
Morch 31—Lexicon Stunt Night
April 4~Dramatics Club Play
April 6—Easter Devotional Assembly
April 7-10—Easter Holidoys
April 13—P. T. A.
April 13—Beta Club Amateur Assembly
April 14—Baseball—Children's Home—
April 20—Assembly—1950-1951 Program
April 21—Senior Class Play—"Our Hearts
Were Young and Gay"