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TO THE GRADEATES OE ’47
THE ORANGE ECHO
If we cannot do great
We can do small
things in a great
VOL. 15 — NO. 2
CHAPEL HILL, N. C., M A Y — 1 9 4 7
PRICE 20 CENTS
Prom May 16th
TliO Coinincncoiiic'nt Exovcisos
Oinii/ro rminty Tviiinin? SrV.onl be
Jinn will) Hic Junior-Senior “Prom."
Im'IiI ;it tlu‘ rnmnninity rontev (jin‘
i-ft' lln' crim]m') on Friibiy. ^friy ir.
with Frnnk WiijTlit'f^ orclic^tm fur
nis’iinj the inn.'ic.
The troflitionn) prc-Knini of n Inii-:
nfldress bv tlu’ ]n-osi(l(‘nt of tbe .innior
olnss, response by the jircsidcnt ot
Senior doss, nnd one or more mnsienl
nTimber.s avo.s presented at intennis
sion. The Junior eloss speolier was
Macon Clark, a veteran, and tlie sen
ior siH-akei' was Nonnan Bnrlioe. Klhi
Cottis of the junior doss sang “Since
“1 Fell For You,’' Erie Farring
ton of the sophmore class sang “I
Want- To Re Loved” and Rnhy .-M-
water of ihe freshman cla.ss .'^ang
‘'Just A Prisoner Of Love.”
TJic decoration wa.s tliat of a
beautiful flower garden endosed
with a white picket fence on wdiich
climbed rose vines and ivy. In the
fore groiuid shutting off the band
from the garden Avas a broad green
hedge border. The ■ pastel evening
dresses of the “bonnic lassies”
blended well with tlic scenery.
Simple refreshments of punch and
cookies were served.
The aiimial sermon to t-hc gradual-
iiitr class will be delivered by the
Reverend Konnctli R. Yulliams on
Sunday afternoon, June 1, at five
On Monday, June 3 at 2:30 p. m.,
the senior class ivill have a simple
class day program.
The finals will take place on Thurs
day evening June 5, at 8:15 o’clock.
Instead of the traditional program
consisting of a formal address by a
guest speaker, the e.xrciscs Avill con
sist in the main, of an original page
ant entitled “ Tlte School And The
Needs Of Youth.” This will be fol
lowed by the presentation of diplom
as and awarding of prizes.
THE GRADUATING CLASS OF 1947
Ijistod from tho reader’s left: on left wing of stops from top to bottom, Mrs. M. 1). Tnrnor,
class adviser; Matthew Farrington, Annie I^elle Byrd, ^Mamie Edwards, Florine Davis, Mary
l^aldwin, Lenora Geer; from top to bottom on right wing of steps: Leroy Clark, Samuel Boyd,
Virginia Norward, Helen Rogers, Johnnie McNeill, Isabel Carver; On lowest tread left to right:
Betty Brooks, iMa.rgaret Farrington, Carrie Alston ; On second tread left to right: Warren Jones,
Evelyn Burnette. Riley. Barnett, Rosa Byrd, Thomas McDuffie; On third tread left to right:
Joseph Gotten, Norman Barbee, Paul Smith, and Samuel Hoad.
J. W. GOTTEN YIELDS
HEAD OF COUNCJT. TO
Tlirmigh the recent election cf offi
cers for the Student Council, Joseph
IVestlcy Cotton steps down to meld
the presidc'iu-y to yr.econ Clnrk. of the
jirescnt Junior chiss, who will preside
over the chief orgnnizntion of the
scliool during the yenr of 1047-48.
Afnry H.nrgr.aves of the tenth gr.ndc
won the jiosition of vice-president
from Jnmes Atwnter, her cless-mnte.
XTiuler the lender.ship of Jnse])h. the
rouncil hns done much to promote o
spirit of cooperntion between students
and faculty in the matter of dis
cipline. Too, the Fouiiei! hn.s taken the
lend in most of the benevolent acti
vities of the school.
PRINCIPAL CHARLES] ELEMENT ARY DEPT.
A. McDOUGLE \PRESENTS A TWO-
Rev, K. R. Williams
JVill Deliver Sermon
To Graduates June 1
Tlie Reverend TCenneth R. 'Wil-
li:nns. p.^sror of the First Tn«titnt;on-
a) riaptist Flinrch. Y"in‘:ton.S:ah''m,
Xoi-fli Faroliim. will deliver rim r-dn-
.'■atioiial '--ermoii to the IP (7 grndii.at-
ing (-la.s on Sunday afternoon. Jnne
1. at five o’clock.
Tlie baccalaureate speaker won the
Th-mocralic nnmin.alion to the Board
"f Alderman of the Twin City on
April 22. lP4f, ^rolling the greatest
niimhei- of vote.s ever cast for a mem
ber of the Board of Alderman in
No i.a .a native of Winston Salem.
N. C.. a gradn.atc of the public schools
there, and has the Bnclielor’s Degree
from Morehouse College, Atl.anta.
Georgia, and the Afaster’s degree
from Boston TJnivcrsity.
The Reverend Williams was
called to the First Tnsiitntionnl Bap
tist f'hureh in 10.37. In 1942, the
cinirch granted him leave to serve as
chaplain in fhp United States Army.
Tic was connnis.sioned a first lieu
tenant in the Clinjilain’s Corps on
June 10, 1942.
- Be was released from active dutr
on December 26, 1945 with the rank
of major, his present rank in the Of
ficers Reserve Corps, nnd has resum
ed active duty as pastor of the large
Baptist Church, and as religious,
educational, .and social leader in his
By MARGARET FARRINGTON
Wlion I walked infi Mr. Gluirles A
McDouglv’s office to interview him, T
felt a bit nervous. 'Towever, after I
gaiuod control of nyself, I felt at
vase. (J ))nist admit that at first I
felt like asking: will bell the
cat ? ”)
f^enting himself comfortably and
answering clearly .ind emphatically
the fjuest'ions shot :t him, the prin-
(•i]^! w:is noticeably in a hurry to
lii’ing the interview to a close. Of
coni'se it had to be hone quickly, be-
(-:nise of )iis having asked me to make
Mr. McTlougle very obligincly rc-
])!i('d to my tpiestici as to what his
fir.st imjiression of i'-'’ school wa.s on
that fir.st (hay in S'idcinlK'r; “Well,
it was more like ceming hack home,
hecanse 1 had taugl t heia' in-eviously.
But T 'lid .’X])('ct to see more im]u'ovc-
n)’. Ilfs in the S(-hoo' ' ’
Onr piin(-i]ial apcmirs vivm-ious to
the p'.int oi' rest!e.s:.iii‘ss. rilthongh he
>;iys he enjoys the ■ niet. simple mode
In answer to whiJ. his hobbies arc
the clappei- figure smiled and v.ainc
out witli: “T usei to favor innaies
mui-h more tlmu T (O now; hut I will
say that now my loUhes m-,-. read
ing and Ininting.’
■Wlum askc'd if ie i:^ c:isily anger
ed. licre the sanve \(ii!ng man moved
sonunvhnt impafien ly in his swivel
chair and s.-tid: ' ’ll leave that for
you to decide: ncvM-llih'ss, I try not
Sec PRTNCIF 'Tj Page Four
The Elementary Dcp.artmcnt of 0.
C. T. S. presented “A Rose Dream,”
an operetta in two acts on May 9,
1947 at 8:15 p. m.
The setting was a forest scene,
whore fairies lived.
The story is the traditional one of
of Little Rose the main character wan
dering away from liomc, getting lost,
and falling a.sdecp. The fairies find
licr and the Fairy Queen and design
ated Hop-0’ My-Tliumb, an elf, to
guide her tlirough the Land of tbe
Ln.st and later to Fairyland, her
kingdom. Then Little Rose, with a
bunch of Roses as her bodyguard sees
much to interest and delight her. The
fairies, with their dainty charm, the
inischiovuus elves, who are never
rest, the giant “Forgot.” the twins
“Can and Can’t — All those she
meets through her wonderful guide.
Hep-O’ My Thumb.
Tn spite of her excitement and ad-
\-enlnre. Little Rose, being a mort;il
could remain in Fairyland but for :i
(l:iy. iJk;. '-uvtain closes with I.itlle
Rose :nul her bunch of aftemhiut rose-^
■drowsy :nid drooping in the forest.
The :iudiem‘C slmwi'd groat :!i>-
preciatiou for the ]ievfonnnnec. Tim
costumes were made by Mrs. Tinmplc-y
:inil her .Tssisfants. They added much
to the beauty of the affair. The
Queen wore a white ruffled creiie
(li’ess, floor lengtii. trimmed with
tinsel — 'i’he roses wore red, white
:ind pink ciepc ])aper dresses cut like
the petals of roses, with green top-^
to re]u'os'.mt the stem. Tlic fiiirie-
worc white dresses and wings, Tim
elves wore brown suits with orang'’
collars nnd hats.
Highest Ranh Made By
Riley Barnett And
Riley Bamott leads his class w-ith
an average for tlie four-year term of
D2.'2, while Marga-ret M". Farrington
follows witli an average of 89.87 for
the tlirec year and a lialf period on
which the averages were based.
Ranking in tl:o upper ten arc the
follo\ving in the order listed: Nor
man Barbee, .Joseph Colton, Evelyn
Burnette, Helen Rogers, Carrie .Alston
Otis Pcftif»rd, Mary Baldwin, nnd
In the commencement pageant, en
titled: “The Rchnol nnd the Needs
of Youth,” Margaret will present tlm
aalntatory speech and Riley wi’l pres
ent the valedictory.
Rgv. Kcinu'th R. AVillinins
BON VOYAGE, GRADUATES!