Vol. XXIII No. 1
October 1954, Chapel Hill, N. C.
Price 10 Cents
Crown and Scepter
The Crown and Scepter club
has begun its year with many
things on its agenda. The first
project was to enter a float in
the homecoming parade, with
club representatives riding.
In the Crown and Scepter club
there are at present eleven sen
ior members. They are the fol
lowing: Faye Atwater, Katrena
Baldwin, Barbara Burnette, Betsy
Cordal, Druscilla Clark, Frances
Hargraves, Bertha Headen, Ali
cia Jones, Beatrice Robinson,
Gwendolyn Snipes and Gloria
The eligible junior members
u]-e now being determined by a
committee in the school. They will
then be voted on at a later date
l,j the ochc.ol. Bcfoi'e beginning
any of the definite plans, the
club is awating its charter.
Our advisor Mr. E. D. Lowery
is doing a wonderful job in help
ing our club to be a successful
one. Gwendolyn Snipes
Education, Your Greatest Weapon
By Floyd Hogan (Jake)
The Lincoln High Tigers were
stopped in their first game of the
The Tigers opened the season
with Jordan Sellars of Burling
ton, North Carolina, who defeat
ed them 21-7.
The following week they were
also defeated by their aich rivals
Henderson Insthute 13-6.
The third game of the season
ended in a tie with Roxboro
On October 8 the Tigers defeat
ed Selma 18-0, which was a big
Homecoming game for the Tigers.
The Tigers were going for their
second victory on October 15, but
Hurricane Hazel stopped Lincoln
from going to Horton High School.
The Tigers now hold a record
of-lost two-tied one-won one, and
postponed one, due to the weather.
The Tigers have three more
games: October 22—Wise, there;
October 29 — Nashville, there;
Nov. 5—Carthage, home.
The first edition of The
Echo is dedicated to our
new coach, Mr. W. D. Peer-
TRIBUTE TO COACH
AND FOOTBALL BOYS j
Here’s to the Lincoln High |
Tigers who have shown a great!
fight and determination under the |
leadership of the new coach, W.
D. Peerman, who has done a
great job of coaching the boys.
We hope the boys will keep up
the good work.
Let us at Lincoln High raise our
voices in praises for our boys
who have represented us well on
the gridiron and to our coach who
has put forth much effort to make
the best better. Hillard Caldwell
By Malissa Farrington
“The youth of today should
take advantage of every oppor
tunity that is offered them and
try to secure an education, be
cause it is the greatest weapon
one can possess.” says Mr. Charles
F. Williams, president of the Lin
coln High School Parent-Teach
ers Assocation. He went on, “I
will work to the best of my ability
to make the organization a suc
Attired in navy trousers, sky
blue shirt, and brown shoes, as
I interviewed him, Mr. Williams
talked freely and pleasantly.
“When I was elected I was glad
to know that the people had
enough confidence in me to be
stow upon me such an honor. I
don’t feel that I am indispens
able. With full cooperation the
Parent-Teachers Association can
be the greatest organization in the
community. Without it, there will
be little success. Any parent in
terested in his child and who has
any love or devotion for his
child will support the P. T. A.
program,” he added.
Mr. Williams, an insurance
’ salesman, born May 4, 1917 in
' Durham, North Carolina, attend
ed Walltown Elementary School
in his home town and continued
his schooling until he was gra
duated from high school in 1936.
I Before entering high school, he
; had the misfortune of losing is
j father. His mother, having al-
I ready deceased, he stayed with
i his sister.
After graduation from North
Carolina College at Durham,
North Carolina in 1942 he applied
for the job of insurance salesman
and was succesful in obtaining it.
Residing in the territory in which
he was working was a young
woman whom he came to like.
As one thing led to another, he
was soon leading her to the dllei,
making her Mrs. Charles F. Wil
This highly esteemed gentle
man is fond of sports. Since
traveling is part of his job, he
always finds time, but not so often
the money, to travel.
Can It Be Possible?
The Lincoln High School Com
mercial Club elected their officers
for the school term 1954-55. They
are as follows: president; Wal
lace Perry; vice-president; Her
man Burchett; secretary; Audry
Lloyd; treasurer, Hilliard Cald-j
well; and advisor Mrs. M. G. Fraz->
There are 30 members in thei
club this year and we hope to!
make it the best we have ever
had. Hilliard Caldwell
By Martha Norwood
Science is on the move and
man is rapidly progressing. Dis
covery follows discovery and in
vention follows invention. Many
years ago our forefathers never
dreamed that someday a great
iron bird would fly from country
to country, a great ship would
sail from shore to shore, a mere
wire would carry one’s voice mil
lions of miles or the many other
miracles of today would be ac
As time passes man is constant
ly looking around for a chance
to invent, discover, or perfect.
More than ever, mans eyes wan
der to our neighboring planets,
Saturn, Jupiter and Mars. Often
does man ask himself the ques
tions—are there inhabitants on
these planets? Are they as ad
vanced as we are? If interplane
tary travel were discovered.
I would they become our friends
or our enemies? Have methods
, for interplanetary travel already
been discovered by our neighbors?
All men ask each other the same
question—Can IT BE POSSI
Day dawns in the small city
of Chapel Hill. To the inhabitants
of this small community, there
seems to be nothing unusual
about the new day. The people
prepare, as usual for another day’s
; work. Yes this town seems to be
surrounded by a garb of hap-
j piness dispite the constant bic-
i kering between James and Ome-
j lia and the Jones twins, nor De-
I lores Walker’s disappointment at
I missing her bus to school.
The people of Chapel Hill are
unaware that this day will go
I down in the history of Chapel
I Hill as it’s most unforgettable
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