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THE ORANGE ECHO
MAY — 1945
THE ORANGE ECHO
VoL. i:-i — No. 2
Cevts Per Coi’Y
P'.bJi.shed by sttndrnl.^ of Oranye Coimhi Traivinf! Schonl i)i ('luiprl Jill.
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iloARCE Brewer Editor-in-CMef
CtEORoe IIamsey Associate Bditoi
ViRGiNA Edwards Business Manager
Lillian Nunn - Circulating Manager
Warren Jones Feature Editor
Joe Durham Sports EdUor
Charles Farring^ton Ti/pist
Annie Boll Byrd
O. T. Edwards
Ada Marie Jarnagin
EDITOR’S FAREW ELL
As we approach the commencement
season, whieli means to some of us an
exit into we know not wdiat, we ex
perience wliat prospective graduates
must have felt down through the ages
—a deep regret over much wasted
time, and the impulse to give advice
to the students being left behind.
In all seriousness, most of us liave
need for rogret. How few of us have
worked up to our greatest capacity!
How few of us have used study periods
to prepare the next assignments, or to
read books and magazines to broaden
our knowledge of what is going on in
our own times, or what boys and gprls
of other places and other lands are
Yet, our whole career in high school
has been spent in, perhaps, the most
challenging era for youth that the
world has ever witnessed. The fact tliat
tl\e call tu oclTicc in xliy m-my
and the navy placed such evaluation
on a healthy body and an alert mind
did not stimulate us to greater efforts
to develop those physical and mental
qualifications. So most of us have
been content with merely getting by,
when we should have worked to be
come educated boys and girls.
So we leave this parting word to
our schoolmates: Take your career in
high school more seriously. Consider
that a world so torn as our is today
needs men and women superior to
those who brought this chaos about.
If we are going to really fill our
places as citizens, we must have some
part in setting things right. You will
be much better prepared to take your
part, if you are thorough in what you
do. My farewell message, then, is
arouse yourselves, and as Presidenl
Truman says, worJc, work, work!
help of our people in buying stamps
.uid bonds, and by staying on their
jobs until the end, our boys too will
iiave a Victory Day in which to let
(i'cmselvcs go in jubilation.
It is up to the people at home as
to how soon the .Taps are vanquislied.
Unless we do our full share in this se
cond half of the war for peace, in
the way of writing letters to keep up
the morale of the fighting men, they
will not soon have a real V-E Day.
IT MEANS .
May 8, 1945 was a very important
day not only to the Americans, but to
people who had lived in dreadful pri
son camps; those who lived on slow
but sure starvation diets, those brut
ally beaten, those people who are
once again, living as human beings,
the people of Europe. V-E Day was
made official at 9 A. M. May 8, by
There were people who were glad
to know that our boys had not fought
in vain. The bell tolls were for aU
boys, but especially for those who
were not .able to see the great day for
which they fought.
There were other people who under
stood V-E Day was a day for giving
thanks to God or praying; not for
The boys on the front bad no cele
brations, because they knew that the
job of cracking Japan would be much
tougher than the job of cracking Ger
many. They felt like rejoicing, but
their t^me bad not yet come. With the
0. C. T. y. students are, no doubt,
acquainted with the various exchange
newspaper that have been posted on
the bulletin board for reading in the
English clas.s room.
There are several notewortliv ar
ticles in them that may be recalled
upon my mentioning them here. I feel
sure that most „r y,„
the merit of the ones I have chosen
to comment upon here.
In the issues of The Highlight from
the Horace-Mann Lincoln School, we
find witty feature stories which seem
to have a two-fold purpose. The
immediate purpose appears to be to
give the youngsters a good laugh
without which any school paper would
be dull. Secondly, they serve as a
clever means of teaching a moral.
One of the feature stories is
^‘Feeble Fables No. 2.” The story
is about a penguin named Morton,
who once resided in the land of the
Eskimos. Having lived a secluded life
from his fellow penguins, he regard
ed their favorite game of sliding
along the ice as being foolish. He de
cided that he would journey to Horace-
Mann-Lincoln, because, he said, he
wouldn’t find students here indulging
in that kind of silly sport. Surely
enough, he didn’t but he found them
sliding along the halls, shouting, ^'the
last one in the elevator is a rotten egg.
The moral is we claim to be a higher
form of life than a penguin, but we
often prove by our behavior that we
show no better manners.
'‘The Eye,” from Mt. Airy High
School carries articles in each issue
on library news in the form of a book
review. The reviews are interesting as
well as helpful in creating a desire
to read new books.
Another feature in The Eye that
attracted my attention is an article
giving the names of those students
and teachers who have birthdays dur
ing the. month in which the paper is
In the Proconian, an article entitled
the facts behin4 the News dealing
with Sweden, is an article which is
particularly interesting, and gives
much information concerning policy
and strategy of Sweden during this
Reading our exchange may smggest
points of improvement in at least they
furnish moments of worth while read
By Litj.iAN Nunn
A great flea! has hocn said recently
nboiit juvenile (ielin(}uency, but re-
'K'aicli shows that not enougii is being
done about it.
Recent figures reveal that ninety-
five percent of venereal disease is
caused by immorality, and that thou
sands of illegitimate cliildren are be
rng brought into the world by girls
between the ages of twedve and four
teen. To tliinlc that America’s purit}
is being demolished through the im
moral state of the era we live in is
enough to arouse any true American’s
fighting spirit in an all-out crusade
Rome time ago, a group of youn
people met Mrs. Roosevelt at the train
depot in New York and asked her
what they could do to combat this na
tional menace — juvenile delinquency.
This incident .and the previously
slated figures sliould bring us to ask
ourselves the question: To what extent
nre we contributing to this widespread
delinquency? Arc we taking advantage
of the cultural agencies of our com
munity — the eluircli and the school?
A general break-down of our moral
ndards seems certain if something
is not done to reverse youth’s present
tendencies. The war on the battle
front is backed with the assurance of
victory but the war against juvenile
dcdinuuency on tlie home front proves
to bo a more powerful enemy.
‘Whatsoever a man sowetli that shall
he also reap. — Galatians 6:7.
A sacred burden i.s this life ye bear:
Look on it, lift it, bear it solemnly.
Stand up and walk beneath it stead
Fail not for sorrow, falter not for sin.
Butonwnrcl, npward, till the goal ye
To work is to wdrship, to be cheerv
is to pray, to be happy is the first
step towards being pious. — Steven
Now is the month of maying. --
For Grades 9-11
A Prize-Winning Game. Be the first
tj answer all ten of the questions
and collect your prize of fifty (50)
cents. Test your knowledge by under
lining the correct answer. The key
may be found with the editor.
1. The country of Gliile at its wid
est point is only, (a) 500 miles, (b)
250 miles, (e) 1,000 miles.
2. Which month is popular for rain?
(a) May (b) .June (c) April.
3. Bill Robinson best known as (a)
singer, (!)) dancer, (c) actor.
4. New York was first called (a)
Gity of Gold, (b) New Amsterdam,
(e) City of Winter Time.
5. Harlem is often called (a) Ne
gro Capital, (h) One Man's Town,
(e) Everybody’s Town.
6. Joe Louis is in the (a) Navy,
(b) Army, (e) FAC’s.
7. The Afro-American is published
in (a) Cliapel Hill, (b) New York,
(c) Baltimore, Maryland.
8. Fisk University is located at (a)
Nashville, Tenn., (c) Cincinnati,
Ohio, (c) Raleigti, North Carolina.
9. The Negro National Anthem was
set to music by (a) Henry Lincoln
Johnson, (b) James AV^eldon Johnson,
(c) Duke Ellington.
10. Up From Slavery' ’ was written
by (a) Richard Wright, (b) W. E.
B. DuBois, (e) Booker T. Washing
These girls and boys will be the men
and women of tomorrow, and realiz
ing the many change.s the post-war
living will bring, they imist be educat
ed for these clianges.
OUR BOYS IN
By Virginia Edwards
Do you ever stop to think of the
great service that our boys, who so
recently left us, are rendering to their
country? Each of them responded to
Uncle Sam’s call. Yes, Orange County
Training School students are doing
their part in this war. I am sure that
you will never forget them.
Do you remember the sad departure
of STM Second Class LeRoy Clark
and Seaman Thomas McDuffie, who
were seniors of this school before be
ing inducted into the Navy? LeRoy
just returned from a nine - day fur
lough, is at present stationed at Bain-
bridge, Maryland. Seamen McDuffie
is still on duty at Great Lakes in
STM Second Class Percy Booth, a
former tenth grader of this school,
who has just returned from a nine day
furlough is at present stationed at
Pfc. Clyde Williams a student of this
school and a member of the ninth
grade is stationed at Fort Beginning,
Now, students of Orange County
Training School, you see what your
friends are doing, and the party they
are playing in this war. This is your
challenge, students of O. C. T. S. Take
the opportunity you have to further
your education^ before you too are
asked to join forces to wipe out the
Axis rule. Keep up the morale of our
s:ervicemen and preserve the ideals
of the horaefront so that our boys who
are fighting to save these ideals will
not have fought and died in vain.
Games For Grades
Three To Fight
Be tbe firct ],ii answer this game
correctly and present it to the editor-
in-chief, Horace Brewer, and receive
a 50 cents award.
NAME BY NUMBERS
Frequently authors, playwrights,
and composers use numbers in phras
ing the titles of their work. Just to
prove tliat it does happen more often
than now and then, we have listed a
few titles of books. Probably you have
heard or read some of the stories, the
titles of which include figures. In
each case you are supposed to supply
the correct number to complete the
title. Each answer correct counts ten
points. A score of 2-4 is fair, 4-6 is
good, 6-8 is very good, and 8-10 is
1 — - of Seventeen
2 Linking Great Oceans
3 The Railroad
4 Around The World in Hours
5 Giants of tlie Seas
^ The Moon
‘ - — Processes
•— - Helpers
Today'’s N. C. Poem
MEN ANT) ATONKRYS.
Beprinted from The News And
Alliimigh it’s true a lot of us may
have a funny face,
I can’t believe that monkeys are the
granddads of our race;
And anyone who claims such things,
and calls it evolution,;
In my opinion, should be kept within
It isn’t fair to classify a human with
Though I’ll admit they look alike in
countenance and shape;
And wlien I sny it isn’t fair, don’t get
me wrong my dear, ;
I mean the monkeys that I’ve seen
surpass ns humans here.
For instancM', take orang a tangs, they
don’t invent big guns,
And once eacii generation kill oft their
And siiow mo a gorilla who think a
Entitles one to go high hat, and
smirk, and sneer and preen.
A monkey’s just a monkey, but he
knows what’s good to eat.
He wouldn’t burn up wheat.
And though, sometimes, the times get
hard, a monkey boars his grief.
He doesn’t write a Congressman, and
beg him for relief.
Oh, I’ll admit they’re comical, when
hanging by their tales,
But after all, tlie laugh’s on us, for
they stay out of jails;
They’ve never heard of taxes, nor
paid a nickel’s rent.
Oi tried to dodge the grocer, ’cause
they haven’t got a cent.
.\ lady monkey never wears a crazy
She wouldn’t gasp in girdles, just to
keep from looking fat.
And monkey males don’t pick up
sticks, and knock a ball around,
They’d rather find a shadv spot, and
stretch out on tlie ground.
An aoo wUfi mimickod TTVlor, in -iUe
land Avliere monkeys tiirive,
t'ould never got a toe hold, they’d
soon skill him alive,
Ihe other monkeys wouldn’t wait,
until he grew quite strong.
Before they put him in his place, and
tried to right tlie wrong.
So when you hear somebody say
Great Grandpa was a monk.
Don’t haul the family musket out, and
shoot him for a skunk,
In fact, it would be awfully nice, if
folks like me and you
Would only live as sensibly as lots of
J. Gaskill MuDanirl.
New Bern, N. C.
9 Dan’s ..
This is opportunity knocking at
your door again. Of course I only
knock once, but, I just had to come
here again. Take the stoppers out of
your ears, and maybe you’ll hear me
rap on your door this time. So please
let me in at the first rap.
Opportunity is a great friend, so
please don’t hurt my feeling. I’m sure,
when it comes to having a good time,
no one desires to murder opportunity.
It is only in case of tackling hard
work that I get kicked aside. So be
sure boys and girls, while you’re kill
ing time, pleRse don’t murder oppor
tunity. Don’t kill me. I might come
back as a ghost to haunt you in your
declining years. E
A good archer is not known by his
arrows, but by his aim. — Proverb.
VICTIM OF LOVE
One of the Junior class’s notorious
young trouble makers, Riley Barnett,/
ri was found apparently dead Monday
morning May 7th at 9:00 in the
science room. He was slumped appar
ently motionless across the corner of
Investigator Norman Barbee who
examined the body, reported that he
had been in this position for an inde-
fmiate period. He had eighteen holes
in his coat which seemed to have been
made by a twenty-two calibre rifle,
his body showed signs of poisoning,
and his head was either flat from na
tural causes or by accident.
The entire high school was ques
tioned and held under suspicion. Al
ready fourteen persons have onfessed
to maltreatment of the victim. In
vestigator Barbee could make head
nor tails of the case. Later clues led
up to the fact that be committeed
suicide, because of frequent quarrels
■with his girl friends, as disclosed in
numerous letters found at his resid
ence. What a joke on Riley!
His honor is engaged to save
The meanest of His sheep;
All that His heavenly Father gave
His hands securely keep. Anon.