Published by the Students of Lexington High School
LEXINGTON, N. C., MAY 1, 1922
THE PRIZE WINNING CLASS
LEXINGTON NEEDS A PUBLIC
Julia Peacock, ’22
We’re just a gang of seniors,
Getting wiser every day;
Tho’ some folks don t believe it,
Still it’s what the teachers say.
The teachers have all tried to teach u.s.
Just the things that we should know,
Things that’ll help us in our lifetime,
When away from here we go.
Soon we’ll start upon our journey
To gain greater things than now;
And tho’ some may take the wrong
There’ll be others knowing how.
As we leave our high school comrades
Just starting on their way.
To them we leave this message
“Take the right turn, it will pay.”
Mildred Conrad, ’22
It will be of interest to the patrons,
students, and readers of the LEXHI
PEP, to know that the Seniors of ’22
won four prizes out of seven, offered
by the Parent-Teacher Association.
First, a prize was offered to the
class that had the greatest percentage
of mothers present at the first meet
ing of the P. T. A. The Seniors went
to work and were successful. They
were presented with a lovely
picture, and also the P. T. A. banner.
Second, They won the first prize, five
dollars, “Stunt Night,” for “pulling
off” the best stunt. The third prize,
a picnic, which is yet in store for them,
is to be given for having secured
the most members for the P. T. A.
The Seniors secured one hundred and
eighteen members, which gave them
a percentage of 393.3. The Juniors
come second, with only 87 per cent.
Another prize is to be given to the
Seniors for having the greatest per
centage of mothers jaresent at the
last meeting of the P. T. A. Their
percentage was 48.2.
Frances Walser, ’22
A city the size of Lexington with
out a public library is like Hamlet
with Hamlet left out. It is like
the body without a soul. No commu
nity can attain great excellence with
out books. Lexington is growing in
a material way very rapidly; intel
lectually it is hardly keeping pace
with a snail.
In libraries repose the knowledge
and wisdom of the ages. We talk, and
have our being with the mighty dead
of all the years. It is the learning to
be found in the large collection of
books which raises humanity to its
higher levels. It is the thought of the
good and wise which inspire men and
women to noble things. No number
of schools, no matter how high the
curriculum, can take the place of
public libraries. Knowledge comes
from a study of the great authors of
ancient and modern times, from Hor
ace, Cicero, Virgil, Bacon, Shakes
peare, Milton and the hundreds of
Why should Lexington further de
lay? Why should Lexington spend
hundreds of thousands of dollars on
material things and nothing for a
public library? Lexington without a
library is like a physical universe with
the sun blotted out.
Who is ready and competent to
rise and explain why the moral and in
tellectual development of Lexington
is so criminally neglected? Why will
not the men and women of Lexington
rise to their full stature and promptly
see to it that a public library is erect
ed in our midst?
Let these questions be answered by
a mighty uprising of the people of Lex
ington in a mass meeting where this
extremely Important matter can be
promptly acted on.
It is utterly impossible for the Lex
ington High School to do its work
Helen Bruton, ’22
Commencement is coming to greet you
Beloved comrades of twenty-two:
Our high school days will soon be over.
And the whole world will have need
Will each one measure up to what
they had at first thought.
Or because of lack of courage, will
another course sought ?
It’s true at times we’ll become dis
And feel just like giving up the goal;
Then will come the thought of high
And we’ll answer the call as of old.
Come, let’s go thru smiling in our life
role of fair play.
And make our High School proud
of us; let’s do it class, some
WHAT THE SENIOR CLASS HAS
l>ONE IN ATHLETICS
The Senior Class of ’22 has had
more boys and girls in athletic sports
than any senior class that has ever
been in the Lexington High School.
They furnished two out of three cap
tains of the three sports that L. H. S.
engaged in. They were Punt Le-
Fevre, of football, and Doc Leonard,
of basket ball. The manager for these
teams was a senior, Bob Sink. For
football there were five boys from the
Senior Class, out of a possible eleven.
In basket ball there were two senior
boys out of five. In baseball they
contributed six boYs out of nine.
The senior girls supplied three
players out of the five for the basket
ball team. The captain, Eileen Kirk-
man, and manager, Doris Humphreys,
came from the Senior Class.
thoroughly and efficiently without a
splendid public library.
Citizens, please think promptly and
deeply on this subject.