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THE orange fiCHO
Monday, December 1944
7'OL. 13 — No. 1
7 Cents per.1opy
published bUiumthhj (lut ing this school^tjear
by students of Ifungc County Ti'uining S'-.uool
in Chapc.i /////, Nonth Carnlina.
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for your Uusings
Bv “Little Seter’
Annie Bel! Syrd
0. T. Edwards
Ada Marie Jarnagin
I like to sit alone and talk to myself, don’t
you ? Everyone has moments in his life
when he wants to be alone—moments of mus
ing. May I steal into your musings with
these tidbits, chock-full of vitamins for your
soul? I think they are worth reading, chew
ing, swallowing, and digesting. What do
These choice morsels are extracts from the
Sunday edition of The News and Observer of
December 3, 1944.
Read .... and .... muse!
WHAT AM I?
“1 speak every language and enter every
corner of the eai'th.
T bring information, inspiration and rec-
ration to all who heed my words.
T am the enemy of ignorance and slavery,
thi.ally of enlightment and liberty.
I treat all persons alike, regardless of
rae, color, creed, or condition.
4 have power to stretch man’s vision, to
deijfen his feeling, and enrich his life.
i am a true friend, a wise counselor, and
f am as silent as gravitation, pliant and
polerful as the electric currents, and endur-
ins'as the everlasting hills.
1. am the Bread of Life with the message
of?alvation for every lost soul.
' AM THE BIBLE.”
Somtthing- Is Wrong
In each school class in this sihool,
there must be a- ig^st twenty or more lupils
of leadership. Ye,, fewer than sixtem of
t e entire high schorl occupy every oftce in
the Dujh school organii^itions. These officers
v.-ere ele.+ed by the pupils of the high school,
racy"°'^'^ olaini that the.y believe in democ-
Deiiocratic principles would hold that a
school easts both to develop leaders, aiM to
encourage and guide those who are imme
diately recognized as natural-bom leaders.
j ould oui thinking students be willing to
admit that thc^e are more pupils capable and
^■'l mg to assirne responsibilities of office,
and adopt a mcMe democratic way of life
here in the school. Would this not be
democratic than our
present way of electing
W'onder why so many students at O.C.T.S.
prefer to walk like camels than to walk like
military generals? You bet the camels
would not feel flattered if they should see some
of these students imitating them !
Couldn’t there be a revival of that orna
ment, senior dignity, at O.C.T.S.? We need
a change of atmosphere.
How many students’ hands would require
medical care if mouse-traps were left in the
pockets of our topcoats dux-inj^ claaa hourn?
“Who steals my purse steals trash”; but
trash has become necessary in these times. If
you can use it, I can too.
Wonder how it feels to have a record of all
A’s as L. N. has? What price glory!
Let us say that all heaiis of the more im
portant organizations, sueV as the Strdent
Council, the Echo staff, th. Excella Club,
the Dramatic Club, and the Student Patrol
are major offices. Others may be rated ■minor
0 ces. Then under this point system no one
impil should hold more than one major of
fice and one minor office at tho same time.
Too, no one pupil should hold more than two
minor offices at the same time. Such a plan,
we believe, would distribute the responsibili
ties and opportunities of leadership among
a much larger number of boys and girls and
bo a much more democratic plan to follow.
How all English students swamped the li
brary during Book W^eek! But why cool off
so suddenly? A little learning is not so dan
gerous, with apologies to Lord Bacon.
Those who cried out “School-paper! School
paper!” seemed to forget they had not fur
nished the wherewithal to have a paper pub
lished. Where are the activity books? Did
you buy one?
s much easier to be critical than to be
Good habits are the soul’s muscles; the
more you use them the stronger they grow.
Live pure, speak true, right wrong.
Else, wherefore born ?
Be happy with what you have and are; be
generous with both, and you won’t have to
hunt for happiness.
I^hat Are You Worth?
'Getting an A out of that woman is like
pt.ing a tooth!”
‘Look at all the reciting I did in class,
a'd then all I got was a measley D.”
■feah! She’s got school spirit written all
her! A'et she flunks me in English, and
nc I can’t be president of the Dramatic
hus, after every six-weeks period we find
gides and teachers the chief topics of con-
’ll regard to the indignant student, who
boss everyone by relating in an irate tone
ho he has been marked unfairly b,v such
ifli such teacher, that there wT tttw
eplanations to his problem: either nobody
Kognizes his genius but himself; or he
Isn’t taken the trouble to find out just what
I expected of him and what standards he
Too often there is no established relation-
sip between the pupil and the teacher. The
tichers may not have even a general knowl-
ege of your abilities and possibilities unless
tc pupils show an interested attitude toward
What are you worth? Your teacher doesn’t
kow, unless you have proved your value
though participation in assigned activities.
Keep School Ground Clean
By Alice Barnett, 7th Grade
We should keeii the school ground clean so
that it will look attractive. The only way
W( can make it so is to keep all the waste
p^er off the grounds. Perhaps most of us
know the story about Drowsy Town and
Wbde-Awake Town. Could we not follow
the examples of Wide-Awake Town and be
come a wide-awake school ? The way we
can do this is by cooperating, and keeping all
points as clean as possible.