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THE LINCOLN ECHO
The Lincoln Echo
The Lincoln Echo is published every
six weeks during the school year by
students of Lincoln High School in
Chapel Hill, N. C.
THE ECHO STAFF
Harold Robinson Editor-in-Chief
Clyde Williams Business Manager
George Paylor Staff Reporter
Vivian Swain......Asst. Staff Reporter
Alice Paige Secretary
Moses Davis Sports Editor
Samuel Atwater Sports Editor
Rosalie Register Exchange Editor
Mary Louise Stroud Exchange Ed.
James Atwater Art Editor
Burness Atwater Asst. Art Editor
Polly Purefoy Asst. Art Editor
Thomas Booth Asst. Art Editor
OUR DREAMS WILL COME
Passage of the bond issue will
at least give us the remote visions
of our dreams coming true. For
over a period of years, we have
been dreaming of a beautiful new
school with the physical plant
and equipment similar to those
we see in neighboring counties.
With the passage of the bond
issue, funds will be available and
we are now in a position to
acquire this building. Boy, are
The increase in numbers of
students in both white and Negro
schools has created a problem.
The increases of white students
is from 900 in 1936 to 1000 in 19-
49. Negro students increased from
.250 in 1936 to 600 in 1949 It
the -pr^lem of providing pro
per classroom, library, and toilet
facilities that needs immediate
attention; and the passage of the
bond issue will provide for all
The amount of $235,000 was al
lotted Lincoln High School for a
We, the students of Lincodn
High School wish to thank our
parents, teachers, and friends for
giving the support needed for the
passage of the bond issue by such
a large margin.
DON'T WASTE TIME
Time is a very important factor
in learning because it takes time
to learn. Studying, reading, ob
serving and listening are the best
ways to utilize time. As we look
around, we see students not using
their time wisely. Some students
may not know vrhat to do when
they have spare time. A sugges
tion to such students is to con
sult Mrs. R. A. Smith, the school
librarian on information pertain
ing to “Wise use of Leisure Time”.
Up to date magazines and news
papers are available in the li
brary at all times but we must
not forget the time and place for
From observing individual stu
dents and classes in general, we
find too few students actually
studying class assignments. Fel
low students don’t wait until the
last week of the six weeks period
to study, start the first week.
If time is used advantageously,
more students will be making the
Social Science Club and the Hon
Route 2, Box 48
Chapel Hill, N. C.
November 30, 1949
Dear Mrs. Robinson.
The other day Effie wrote about
her visit to the country and the
experiences she had had with a
cow. I would like to tell you
about the country things I love
I love the spirit of indepen
dence which characterizes all the
country people. This self-reliance
is illustrated by a little white
bird called the martin, a friend of
the farmer who aids in keeping
the hawks chased away from the
barnyard. It is a thrilling sight
to see orie of these brave mites
in pursuit of a hawk, annoying
him as much as a stinging fly can
annoy a horse; darting over,
under, and around him, but al
ways managing to out-maneuver
him and keep him always on the
run. Such a battle is proof e-
nough that it isn’t size which
brings victory, but spirit, that
spirit of self-reliance which does
not stop to count the odds stacked
against one, but goes right in to
win. It is an attribute indispens
able to country things with a
will to survive, a sturdy strength
ening quality which builds strong
moral character and firm unyield
ing faith which fosters the ability
to stand on your own two feet
and fend for the right.
When Effie visits the country
again, I hope she won’t get in
touch with a cow.
Put Your Ef-iquette
Etiquette is something that
should be practiced by everyone.
Here are a few tips for lunch
room etiquette; When setting up
your tray, select your silver and
touch only the pieces that you
expect to use. "To fumble over
all the silver makes it very un
sanitary. Bread should be taken
from the bread tray with the
bread tongs. Never use your fork
or fingers. When eating, food
should be lifted to the mouth as
needed. Never take food to the
mouth to bite a portion and then
return it to your plate. Soup
should be dipped from you rather
than toward you so that the last
drop on the bottom of your spoon
will fall back into your bowl.
Regular soup spoons should be
used. Remember to take small
mouthfuls, eat slowly and keep
the mouth closed while chewing.
Sandwiches and bread should be
broken when eating rather than
taking a bite from the whole
sandwich or slice of bread. When
sitting at the table, sit erect with
your feet on the floor. It is nice to
eat with your friends, but if
someone else sits next to you
before your friend does, don’t
move but try to enjoy the com
pany of that person.
During the meal, the conver
sation should be quite and digni
fied. You should refrain from
boisterous laughing, and loung
ing on the table.
If food which is placed on your
plate is unsatisfactory to you,
don’t tell everyone in the cafe
teria your dislike of the food.
Simply push it to one side on
After the meal is completed re
move your tray, which should
contain all empty dishes, and
milk bottles to tray counter.
Stack each item as required, be
ing careful not to waste trash
on floor or counter.
I’m thankful for my daily bread.
And thankful too—each time I’m
l lli ILankful for my clnt.hp.s and
And thankful for the sun that
I’m thankful for the friends I’ve
And thankful for the people I’m
I’m thankful for my father and
I’m thankful for my grandparents
I’m thankful for the flowers and
And also for the birds and bees.
I’m thankful for my job and pay,
I’m thankful I am alive this day.
I’m thankful for the happiness I
LOVE OF THE FISH
Once there was a swallowtail
A-swimming in his way.
He met another fish passing
And to her he did say:
“My name is Sammy Swallowtail.
I likp ymir r-olors gay.
i hope you like my swimming.
And call me up someday.”
A CHRISTMAS POEM
Christmas is a happy time.
That’s when we get many a dime.
Christmas is a time of joys
Because Santa brings us toys.
Do you get any nuts?
If not, don’t make a fuss.
On Christmas day Jesus was born.
Please remember that Christmas
Helen Jones, Grade 4B
Toast to Seniors
There were seven seniors who
wore the Orange and Black foot
ball togs for the last time, when
the Tigers rolled over Bladen-
boro High 33 to 6 in the home
coming contest, Friday Nov. 18.
Captain George Jones, Willis
Barbee, Thelbert Harris, Willie
Brooks, Seabrew Ford, George
Paylor, and Harold Robinson can
go off to college now and, “they
won their last high school football
Captain Jones was switched
from his guard position to center
in the last game and played a
very good game. Willis Barbee, a
back who led the Tigers in passes
completed, with 31 out of 50 at
tempts. Thelbert Harris, a great
back was held down by injury
rnost of the season, got to see a
little action against Washington
High. Willie Brooks another back,
who was also injured the early
part of the season came back in
the last game and tossed two
touchdown passes. Seabrew Ford,
George Paylor, and Harold Robin
son all linemen played a lot of
All of you will be missed by
the students, friends and faculty
of Lincoln High, especially Coach
R. O. Kornegay. As you face life
we hope you will carry the spirit
of good sportsmanship exemphied
P.T.A. Delegates Go
Mrs. Willis Barbee and Mrs.
Sam Jonp.' were delegates from
our local P.T.A. to the N. C. Con
gress of the Colored P.T.A. Con
vention in Asheville, N C. from
November 25-26. An mterview
with one of the delegates gave
us a few of the highugnts of the
meeting. Mrs. A. D. Jarnigan,
executive secretary, led the first
session in an introductory busi
ness meeting. There was a panel
discussion on “Adopting the Par
ent Teacher Program to the Com
munity”. Mrs. Jones and Mrs.
Barbee will make their full re
port to tfie Parent-Teachers’ As
sociation at the next business
From 4C And 5A
Now that Christmas is almost
here the 4^ 5A nave
made many plans. Our most ex
citing pian is learning how to
make Cfiristmas gifts. We have
already formed committees to
make various gifts. Some of the
articles we plan to make are
vases, bracelets, necklaces, doll
clothes, pot holders, handerchief
boxes, table mats, and fruit bas
We wish all of you a MERRY
CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY
Fifth Grade B
In health we have a project
on meal planning. We have
studied vitamins and learned how
useful and important they are
for our growth.
In meal planning we are trying
to watch our meals to make sure
we get the necessary vitamins
as well as a well balanced diet.
We are keeping a record of our
lunch for two weeks, then we
are going to check back to see
If we have enough of the body
builders, carbohydrates, proteins,
calcium, phosphorus, and fats
We have made posters with
^ggested foods for each meal
Group chairmen are Rosa Saim-
ders, John Worth, and Cleveland
We are using some of our prize
from the contest to go to
the Morehead Planetarium to see
Star of Bethlehem”. We’re ex
cited about this trip because we
have not been to the planetarium
We wish you a Merry Christ-