Beat Barium Tonight!
LEXINGTON, OCTOBER 22, 194«
TRI Hl-Y INITIATES
Left to right—first row: Martha Hooper, Jean Lohr, Jo Ann Blockwelder, Juanito
Smith, ''Mike'' Siceloff, Agnes Wilson, Mary Nell Lopp, Betty Jeon Saunders, Carolyn Koonts.
Back row—left to right; Peggy Costner, Evelyn Fullbright, Jeannie Cross, Coleen Story,
Patty Sue Bates, Sarah Tussey, Patsy Nance, Nancy Koonts.
Front Row—Left to right: "Ang" Lindsey, Buddy Beck, Fred Dobey, Charles Harris,
Ronnie Gordon, Ross Ritchie, Jim Redwine, Jim Thomason.
Back Row—Left to right: Bob Calloway, Blake Phillips, Sonny Timberloke, Buddy Foster,
Carroll Leonard, Marvin Crow, Don Leonard, Jock Evans, "Nig" Clark.
Advisor Mr. Harold Bowen. President—"Tubba" Craver.
On Thursday, September 23, the
students of Lexington High School
assembled in the auditorium for the
first assembly program of the year.
Bob Goins, student president, intro
duced Miss Edna Earl Poyner, new
city Bible teacher, who had charge
of the devotional. Her main thought
was that we labor in vain unless we
take God into our lives.
Mr. C. E. Wike, principal, made
announcement concerning activities
of the school year and urged the
students to do their best in the com
ing year. He then turned the pro
gram over to Coach Mans, who made
a short talk and introduced his new
assistant. Coach Bowen.
Mr. D. V. Wagner, new band di
rector, also made a short talk con
cerning the band and urged more
students to become band members
for the coming year.
Kev. Odell Leonard, Guest Speaker
The Student Council had charge of
the assembly program on September
28 with Ross Ritchie leading the de
votional. Eugene McCrary played
several selections on the piano, and
Norma Kepley sang two vocal solos.
Bob Goins, presiding, introduced
Rev. Odell Leonard, who is always
a welcomed speaker at Lexington
High School. He spoke on happiness,
basing his topic on the first Psalm.
He brought out that we never obtain
happiness or any other great things in
life if we wish to obtain it merely for
our own selfish desires. The talk and
entire program was fully enjoyed by
the student council.
1948 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Sept. 24—Elon Here
Oct. 8—High Point There
Oct. 15—Spencer Here
Oct. 22—Barium Here
Oct. 29—C. Home Here
Nov. 5—Mooresville There
Nov. 12—Concord Here
Nov. 19—Open Here
LEXHIPEP LAUNCHES SUBSCRIPTION
The LEXHIPEP opened its annual
subscription drive on Friday, October
8, with a most enjoyable assembly
program with Jimmy Dan Redwine,
assistant sports editor of the LEX
HIPEP, acting as master of ceremo
nies. The first part of the program
was the quizzing of the staff by Red
wine, who, a& a new member of the
staff, wanted to know facts about the
past, present, and future of the L.
H. S. renowned monthly. Joanne
Koonts, editor, then introduced each
member of the staff and gave a brief
review of what will appear in the
first edition of the LEXHIPEP for
the year 1948-49.
The second part of the program
varied sharply from the first, chang
ing from information to entertain
ment. Vocal and piano solos, a male
quartet, and several monologues were
presented by guest stars and L. H. S.
students. “The Legionnaires,” a quar
tet composed of Paul Dleffenderfer,
Oscar Marley, Howard Marley and
Clarence Wagner and Miss Ruth
Walser at the piano, rendered sev
eral delightful numbers for the en
joyment of the audience. Jimmy Tus
sey, an L. H. S. student, gave a
splendid arrangement of “Molaqua”
on the piano. Miss Lena Davis, young
people’s director of the First Meth
odist Church, brought continuous
laughter to the audience with her
monologues, “Little Red Riding Hood”
and “Mommy’s First Picture Show.”
Mrs. Ruth Walser at the piano and
Joe Hooks at the drums gave two
selected tunes. A surprise to the au
dience was the appearance of Jack
Everhart from Pilot High School and
Ann Davis from Thomasville High
as special guests on the program.
Jack played several boogie numbers,
and Ann, accompanied by Jack at the
piano,| sang “Sentimental Journey”
and “Now is the Hour”. Ending the
program were “The Three J’s”, Joe
Hooks at the drums, Jimmy TVssey
at the piano, and Jimmy Ayers on
the trumpet, who gave their arrange
ments of “Sugar Blues,” “Amour,”
and “Maybe You’ll Be There.”
The LEXHIPEP Drive explained,
each home room was urged to go
100%. To encourage this a free movie
was offered to all home rooms going
100%, and the picture of the first
homeroom going 100% paid was to
appear in the next edition of the
LEXHIPEP. Miss Janie Manning’s
room won the distinction in ten min
utes after the drive started.
STUDETS CAN ACTUALLY see in the typing room since “Ivey” installed
a new lighting system. There will be no straining of eyes in the library,
either. Here’s hoping the students make full use of the fluorescent lights
in these two rooms and the office.
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LEXINGTON HIGH SCHOOL was fortunate this year in securing twelve
new teachers, making our faculty number twenty-six.
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LAST YEAR CONDITIONS were very crowded, and to eliminate this, a
room in the basement has been painted and turned into a new classroom,
making a total of twenty-six.
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STUDENTS AT LEXINGTON HIGH do not realize how lucky they are.
There are actually thirty-four different courses being taught this year!
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THE NEW BAND instructor, Mr. Wagner, has spent quite a bit of time
repairing old instruments, and he has fixed up a nice room for individual
practice in the basement. Maybe he thought more studying would be done
if band members were isolated from the rest of the classes.
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DURING ’THE SUMMER a new club was organized and named the
Key Club. ’This club is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and should do much
to aid in better behavior and manners here at school. “Tubba” Craver is
the efficient president.
With this year’s faculty, composed
of eight new teachers and thirteen
last year’s teachers, Lexington High
can rest assured that this will be one
of the best years in the history of
the school. Mr. C. E. Wike is back
and certainly has things raiining
smoothly. This is the result of sev
eral months of hard work and many
headaches on his part and the new
office secretary, Mrs. Henry WaU.
Mr. Harold Bowen has been here
since the latter part of the summer,
coaching along with Coach ' Jimmy
Maus, the football team. He gradu
ated from Catawba College with an
A. B. degree in physical education.
Besides coaching, Mr. Bowen teaches
ninth grade and advanced health.
He has been in the army for three
years and is now entering upon his
first year of coaching. Salisbury is
his home, but he resides in Lexington
Another of the new teachers grad
uated from Catawba. Miss Mary
Kemp Bunn, the librarian, also stud
ied at.E.C.T.C. and taught at San
ford before coming to Lexington.
Jonesboro, N. C., is her home.
The band leader and music in
structor, Mr. D. V. Wagner, comes to
Lexington from Morganton High
School, where he has been for the
past two years. He studied at the
Shenandoah Conservatory of Music
in Dayton, Virginia. Mr. and Mi's.
Wagner are now living in Lexington.
Two of the teachers graduated
from Winthrop College.
Miss Erleen Stevenson, the physi
cal education teacher and girls’ bas
ketball coach, is from Winnsboro, S.
C. She taught last year at Lowell,
The other teacher who attended
Winthrop is Miss Jean Brooks, the
civics, glee club and tenth grade his
tory teacher. She graduated with
an A.B. degree in history. Miss
Brooks is originally from Rock Hill,
S. C., but she taught in Mocksville,
N. C., before coming here, where she
now resides with her father and
brother in the Grady Shoaf apart
Miss Edna Earl Poyner, the Bible
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WELCOME LENOIR H. S. BAND*.