THE ORANGE ECHO
MAY — 1945
“Plain People” Delights
A Capacity Audience
Color and action characterized the
presentation of the four act cor-edy
“Plain People’’ by Dana Sevens in
in the school anditorimn, Friday even
ing, February 23, 1945. A crowd such
as is seldom seen at the school for any
occasion witnessed the fast-moving
Tlie play deals with the idea of how
much harm idle gossip may do to an
innocent person. It was idle gossip
that destroyed the happiness and cans
ed the separation of a young couple
April Blossom and Martin .laspei
Bromley, (Mr. and Mrs.) Martin Jas
per Bromley). The hatred of Meiissy
based on jealousy of the beauty and
popularity of April Blossom, destroy
ed the happiness an-' -eked the
friendship of two stre-’i; families-
The chief characters were April
Blossom, played by firaheth Beges
ter, and Martin -I r per Bromley,
played by Ulysses Burchette, Other
characters were Ezra and Almiry
Bromley, played by Joe Durham and
Dorena Foushee, Jonas Jarrock and
his sister, Belindy Jarroek, played by
Johnnie Mason and Virginia Edwards,
Liz Hankins,^ by Annis Winsted,
Hiram Curtis Peck, by Horace Brew
er, Meiissy and her brother. Judge
Marley, by Lucy Cobb and Joseph
Adding color and attraction to the
scene were twelve charming ushers,
dressed in evening gowns, with a
colorful rose in the top of the up
sweep of the hair.
The play was directed by Mrs. M
D. Turner, teacher of high school
Boys And Girls Scouts
Roy Scout Troop 107 entertained
tho. Girl • Scouts -of Orange County
Training School April 4, 1045 in the
school auditorium. A short program
cemoisting of the introduction of the
Scouts by the Leader, Miss O. E.
Waddell, a brief talk by Mr. M. J.
Scales, and a welcome address by Mr.
A. J. Caldwell, Troop Leader, preced
ed Ibe main entertainment of games,
music, and dancing.
The boys topped it off with a de
In return for this courtesy, from
the boys, Orange County Training
School Girl Scouts, under Miss Wa‘d-
dell, entertained the Boy Scouts on
May 5, at a picnic out on Morgan’s
Crock, about six miles from Cliapcl
Leaving their meeting place, the
school, at about 10:30 a. m., both
Troops hiked all the way, the boys
carrying the lunch boxes, which the
girl had prepared.
On arriving at the chosen place
on Morgan’s Creek, the boys made
a fire in the large open fire-place.
Around this enticing center, groups
clustered, telling stories, playing
games, and performing stunts.
Others wondered up the hill near
by and killed snakes, turned somer-
sanlt, and built rafts to float on the
Later, lunch was served, fried
chicken, potato salad, deviled eggs,
ham sandwiches, peanut butter sand
wiches, assorted cakes, and soft
The Troop Leaders, Miss O- E.
Waddell and' Mr. A. J. Caldwell
accompanied the Scouts.
Members of both Troops plan to go
to summer camps this year.
Parents Of O. C. T. S,
The Parents of Orange County
Training School entertained the teach
ers in the final meeting of the
F.-T A. Tuesday evening, May 1,
1945 in the school audUorium.
After a brief business session, dur
ing which brief talks were made by
Mrs. A. M. .Jnrnigan, President of the
North Carolina Congress of Negro
Parents and Teadiers, and principal
D. M. Jarnigan. in which he express
ed thanks to the parents for splendid
cooperation daring tlio year, the
parents for splendid cooperation (hiv
ing the year, the President, Mr. Hu
bert Ilobinson turned tlio procedure
over to the coinniittce of parents in
From this point all was laughter
and gaiety. Young and old took part
in games and in good cheer. The game,
“Turn the Pan’’ provoked much fun.
Following the gtincs the committee
.s(*rved a variety of sandwiches, ]nnich,
df’Hcious home-ma'le ice cream, and
The hall v.as decorated in spring
flowers and brancies of green, mak
ing a pleasing setling for the affair.
Soft music was furnished by Mr.
Benjamin Baldwin during the enter
Tlie special enlertainment com
mittee consisted *f Mrs. Goldia
Sellars, Mrs. Alice Neal, Mrs. Cliar-
lotte Burnette, Mrs. Hubert Eobin-
son, Mrs. John H. Jones, Mrs. Dora
Foushee, and other?.
Eighth Grade Class
Mof^i — Rosa Hilda, Brew
er, Raeford Crowe.
Moai Cooperative — Julia Trice,
Most Musical — Albert Hogan,
Most Ariislic — Mildred Pearring,
ton, Willie Brooks.
Most Faithful Scouts — Annie Har
graves, James Atwater.
Most Courteous — Thelma Goins,
Most Ambitious — Betty Foushee,
Most Dependable — Helen IVurham,
Best S-portsmen — Nathan Rogers,
Best Citizens —• Clara Millekin, Ho
Most Pleasing Personality — Doro
thy Fearrington, Isaiah Foushee.
Most Aggressive — Rosa Hilda
Brewer. Charlie Davis.
French II Class Gives
In order to give the students of
Orange County Training School an
ideal of how colorful and rythmical
the French language is, French II
class presented a program recently in
the school auditorium.
The program was presented as a
class in French with Elizabeth Reges-
(er actitig as teacher, and the members
of the class as her pupils. She quizzed
the class in the thingsS of daily life,
the weather, their daily habits, and
After the quiz, the lesson was of a
socialized nature. Virginia F/dwards
recited "The Rat de Ville et le Rat
de Champ,’’ and Horace Brewer, "Le
Diable et le Paysan.’’ The class sang
additional French songs such ns
"Frere Jacques,’’ "An Clair de la
Lune’’ and the French National
Hymn, "La Marseillaise,’’ led by
George Ramsey. The program for the
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this county, that have been organized
by Mrs. Caraway.
The judge.s of the contest were. Miss
Byers, Home Demonstration agent
among white people of Orange Conn
ty, Miss Betty Pretty, teacher of
Home Economics at the Hillsboro
High Sciiool, and Miss Ruth Pope,
tcnchcr of TTome. Economics ir
ange County Training Bchool.
Miss Dinah F. Dent, Director of the
R'-partment of Homo Economics at
North Carolina Coll(*go for Negroes,
f-nd fTHofli speaker, emphasized the
n(-od of learning how to make
old garments and to use left-over
foods, in view of the growing aoar-
eilv of some foods and the prohabililtv
of a scarcity of clothing in the post
war era when much of the goods of
America will be sent to the devastated
countres of Europe.
The Hillsboro High Rcliool Glee
Club furnished music of a very high
quality for the occasion.
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thought into action, and action, into
Now, we wisii to express our thanks
to our parents for their sacrifices, to
the faculty for their earnest work
with us, and to all who have had a
part in promoting our education. We
want all to know that the value of
their guidance during this, the form
ative period of our lives, can never be
To our parents, to wlinm this day
means the crowning of years of tire
less efforts, we pledge our best en
deavors in proving to yon tliat your
efforts have not been in vain.
To you, CHassmates, commencement
means beginning. On first thought, it
seems strange that the day upon which
we lay down forever onr high school
privileges, and sever many of our
high school associations, should be
However, just as the end of one day
is the beginning of another, so the
end of our high school days marks thi
commencement of a new chapter in
our lives. To some of my classmates
this day means the commencement of
higher education, to some others, the
beginning of business or perhaps
Perhaps not many of us will attain
to places of leadership in world
affairs. Ncverthless, the schools of
America give youths training in
critical thinking and in the evaluation
of facts. If we have initiative and
courage to apply this training to life
situations, we can be influential
citizens of our coutiminitics. We have
studied tlie facts. Tomorrow, wo must
be practical. Youths of America, wo
must art in tomoorow’a world.
Student Council Gives
April 20, 1945 the Student Council
sponsored its annual Spring party m
honor of the students that bought
Student Activity Books. Music for
the affair was furnished by Mr. Ben
jamin Baldwin. Refreshments were
served by the council.
The following chaperons were pre
sent; Mrs. Goldie Sellars, Mrs. Hu
bert Robinson, Mrs. Alice Neal, Mrs
Hargraves, Mrs. Effie Taylor, Mrs.
D. M. Jarnigan and several members
of the facuHy.
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Bettor Mind," arranged by Noah
Ryder. The choral club was directed
by Mrs. E. R. Ragsdale.
The fitciilty and sttideiits showed
great appreciation for each part, es
pecially the numbers by the band,
whicli indicated much improvement
since its btst appearance in assembly,
exhibited the clown dance.
Closing the program the choral club
rendeicd two spirituals, "Over My
Head," anonymous, and "You
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great opportunities have gone un
heeded into the past. However, the
present is golden. And, so, parting,
with the happy recollections of the
past in this school and community,
the confidence of the present, and a
hopeful outlook for tomorrow’s world,
we bid you a sincere and hearty fare
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