7tm I THE LINCOLN ECHO VOL. 18 — NO. 2 CHAPEL HILL, N. C., DECEMBER 13, 1949 PRICE 10 CENTS Mary Louise Stroud Of 11A Wins ^'Miss homecoming'^ Honor November 15 brought to a close* a heated contest marked by vari- | ed activities, as all the homerooms j in the school made an attempt to win the homecoming contest for the school year, 1949-50. Mary Louise Stroud of llA won the contest honor and was crown ed “Miss Homecoming” at the Homecoming Football game on November 18. The llA class raised the highest amount in the high school department and the second highest amount in the school. The 3A class under Miss Lil lian Perry raised the highest a- mount in the school. Prizes were awarded to the following classes for raising the first and second highest amounts in the contest. In the high school department the llA class received first prize and the 12 grade re ceived the second prize. In the grammar grade department the 5B class received first prize and the 4B class received second prize. In the primary department the 3A class received first prize ,_an.ci cne zb claao iceci-.-ci ‘prize. Student Council Activities Because we believe that Christ mas is the time for giving and the time for making others gen uinely happy, the members of the Student Council have chosen two major projects for the month of December, the post office, to boost the sale of Christmas seals and the collection of fruit and food to be distributed to the needy in our community. The mailbox will be placed in the hall near the office. The mail will be delivered during activity period by members of the Stu dent Council. This activity will enable students to exchange gifts and Christmas cards before leav ing school for the holidays. Christmas seals are used instead of stamps. Students are asked to bring donations of food and fruit to fill the baskets which will be placed in convenient places in the hall. These Christmas baskets will be given to the needy of our com munity. The Student Council is expect ing the support of every Lincoln High School student on these projects. Armetta Foushee School Contest Funds Allocated The following amounts have been allocated to various Lincoln High School departments and organizations from the funds raised in the recent Homecoming Contest. The total amount raised was $1,242.74. The expenses of the Homecoming event for floats, decorations, prizes, and flowers amounted to $44. The athletic de- partment was allotted $340 of which ,$75 are to be be paid on the hospitalization of Thelbert Harris, who was injured m a football game, and $265 are to be used to pay for football equip ment. The dramatics department was allotted $30 for representa tion fees, play books, and stage properties. The elementary de partment was allotted $133 for playground equipment, teaching manuals, rhythm band instru- ^jpients, ..^d. library was allotted $30 W library ma terials. The Lincoln Echo receiv ed a loan of $40. The music de partment was allotted $200 for choir, band, and chapel music books, music stands, piano rol lers, staffs, pitch pipes, instru ment oil, recordings, and major ette feathers. The science depart ment was allotted $100 for science equipment. The Audio-Visual Aids committee was allotted $66 for slides, maps, films for the various departments and wire for the recording machine. The French department was allotted $50 for a lingua-phone. The agri culture department was allotted $10 for supplies for classroom re pair work. The total amount allotted was $999. The sum of $199.74 is left in the general school fund for general school use. Music Dept. Plans Christmas Service Agricultural News The first Annual Achievement Day sponsored by the Agriculture and Home Economics Department was held in the school auditorium on November 8, 1949 at which time members of the New Farm ers of America, New Homemak ers of America, all day students, adult farmers and their wives and the members of the Veterans Farmer Training Program exhi bited products from the farm and home The first place winners in the various entries were as follows: Dairy cattle .... Linwood Johnson White Potatoes Melvin Harris Sweet Potatoes .... Kenneth Mann Eggs Clyde Edwards Corn Jasper Torain Poultry .... Lexie Baldwin—Dade Parrish Swine Wilson Cotton—Roy Oldham Grand Champion in Swine Frank Wood Prizes for the winners were donated by Riggsbee-Hinson Furniture, Farmers Mutual, Mor- 'gan’s Esso, Knight Campbell and ^manv other patrons of the com munity. The members of the New Farm ers of America have launched their Annual Oxford Orphanage Drive in the school and communi ty, Each homeroom class is asked to' make a generous contribution to this worthy cause in order to help supply some of the needs of the children at the Orphanage. Each adult is asked to GIVE, GIVE and GIVE, Give until it hurts as well as helps. Personal donations may be addressed to Samuel Atwater, John Clark or R. D. Smith, president, secretary and Advisor respectively of the local chapter of the New Farmers of America. Future plans of the Agriculture Department include the concen trated efforts of Agriculture III class in the beautification of the school grounds and the building of a volley ball court below the rock wall of the school. Primary Dept. Plans Activities For Christmas On December 12, 1949 the Pri mary Department presented a joint Christmas Program and a movie in the school auditorium at 11:20 A.M. The features of this program were songs, “Jingle Bells,” “Away in a Manger,” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” Poems, “Old Santa Claus” and “Our Christmas Wish.” Rhythm band selections, “A Singing Story Game” and Flute Band selections. The movie was entitled “The Night Before Christmas.” Parents and friends were cordially invited. These boys and girls are en thusiastically looking forward to an enjoyable holiday season. The classes plan to send Christmas cards through the school post of fice to their friends and school mates. Each class is also plan ning a Christmas party and will exchange gifts. The decorations used in the classrooms for the Christmas trees will be made by the pupils They are extending holiday greetings to all their friends and neighbors. s' Civics Class Hears Dr. Thompson The music department is mak- ! ing preparations to present the' annual Christmas Vesper Service on Sunday, December 18 at 5 p.m. The program will consist of selections from .the Senior chorus, the Elementary chorus, the Band, and the Flute band. Candle light service will conclude the program. Dafe For P.T.A. Party Announced The program and social com mittees of the Parents-Teachers’ Association are making plans for the annual Christmas party for parents and teachers to take place on December 20 at 8 p. m. in the school auditorium. In connection with its current class unit, the 9A civics class invited Dr. C. W. Thompson, our local physician, to give the class his views on ill health as a com munity evil. Dr. Thompson ex plained to the class how venereal diseases can develop into great evils and how these diseases can be controlled. Dr. Thompson also gave a few examples of occupa tional diseases and explained how some of them can be avoided. Lawrence Pureboy Notes From The Library One hundred and thirty new books will be added to the shelves of the high school and elemen tary libraries by the Christmas vacation time. The books, magazines, and newspapers in the library are placed there for the use of all L. H. S. students. Do not deny your schoolmates the privilege of using thern by clipping the newspapers, abusing the magazines or taking the books out without permission. ^eajionS (greetings!

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