Poison is funny
Don't ever take any
To see how much
You will laugh.
7-^ LINCOLN ECHO
I hold this to the- rule of life,
“Too much of anything is bad.”
VOL. XXXVI NUMBER 3
CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA
APRIL, 1957 PRICE 10c
Lincoln Captures Titles In N F A Federation
A U. N. C.
Talent and Quartet
New Farmers Contest Winners—Shown left to right (Kneeling) Charles Anderson. Louisburc,
quiz; Ralph Edwards, Chapel Hill, quartet; Sylvester Bvnum. talen+; (Standing) John Stewart, V/ise
Public Speaking; Thomas Hammond, Durham, quiz; Clarence McCauley, qua-tetr V/'Ul'e Williams,
quartet; Clyde Alston, quartet. The quartet and talent winners represented Lincolr. Hiyh-
P. T. A. Elects
Echo Staff Attends
'ip. mi ny teen-
.1^ for /orking
^ackiion in order
eAtra cash" for some
oosL—] erhaps to buy a
.ke H rip, or to help with
luture college education? If
don’t overlook the importance
of that little blue-bordered card
with your name and social secur
ity number on it. If you don’t
have one, be sure to apply for it
at your nearest Social Security
District Office before you start
working. Your employer must see
it for his records. He in required
by law to make a report to Uncle
Sam at the end of each calendar
quarter showing your name and
(See SOCIAL SECURITY Page 4)
By Esphur Foster
On April 23. 1957 the Lincoln
High School PTA elected their
officers for the school year of
The officers are as follows:
President: Mrs. Hattie Foster
Vice President: Mrs. Alice
Secretary: Mrs. Dorothy Elli
Assistant Secretary: Miss L. T.
(See P.T.A. Page 4)
By Delores Edwards
and Marcia Williams
Chorus Goes To
U. N. Contestant
Winner Takes Trip
By Joseph Burnette
I was surprised at winning this
year’s High School World Peace
Study and Speaking Program
sponsored by the American Free
dom Association because I
thought I was the type of person
that never wins any thing. The
essay was entitled, “The United
Nations, Its Problems and Oppor
As a reward I, along with my
teacher, Mrs. M. D. Turner, won
a trip to New York City, The
United Nations and Washington,
(See CONTESTANT Page 4)
By Hilda S. Pendergrafi
The Lincoln High School Cho
rus went to the Chorus Festival
on April 5, 1957 in Wake Forest,
North Carolina. The chorus is
composed of forty-five members
under its director Mr. O. B. Ed
The Chorus received a B rating.
Elizabeth Jones received a B on
her soprano solo, Hugh Strowd
received a C on his tenor solo
and Samuel Jones received 4 on
his baritone solo.
The Bells cl^oji^ ^is composed of
the se''dnth aim^eighth grade beys
who received a C-|- at the festi
val. The Bells sang “I Walk With
God.” The Lancoln High School
Chorus sang “The Sands of Dee
and Santus,” by Mozart.
The Chorus will attend the
State Festival on May 3rd in Dur
ham, North Carolina.
On April 5, thirteen members
of th“ Lincoln Echo Staff attend
ed the Newspaper Conference at
North Carolina College in Dur
ham. As we entered the Educa
tional Building, v,'" were lined for
registration. Registered by Mrs.
M. G. Frazier and Miss L. T.
Rhodes. Then wi went to the
Commercial Builc'mg. where we
j saw a film about the leading sto
ry. Immediately, :e returned to
, the auditorium of the Educaiional
j Building to discuss the film. We
' were dismissed from there at
; 11:55 to go to lunch five minutes
before the studerLs were dismiss-
; ed. From 1:00 P. M. to 2:00 P. M..
: we reported back to the Educa
tional Budding fo- a tour of the
' campus. Shortly a'ter, we report-
j ed back to the aucitcrium for the
evening session, vvhich lasted for
three hours. We were shown a
movie of the staff members of
the Campus Echo at North Caro
lina College, prepa Ing for an edi
tion of their paper. Three mem
bers of Hillside High School in
Durham gave a partomine of how
io arid how not ic rell ads. At the
end of the first-half of the ses-
' sion, we had a five minute break.
. The president, pioofreader and
the managing editor gave us some
' hints on how their jobs are done
and should be done.
At 5:00 P. M,, the meeting was
j adjourned and we were invited
i to stav for the social at 8:00 P. M.
By James Hogan
The weather was cold, but the
inspiration to .attempt passing the
entrahee examinatioQ at U. C.,
kindled a few Lincoln senio^^'
,in:nds to the point of r'hah^ri,-^-.
To nne ' ^ the -r ' li' gers the '
to to Carolina was ve:y
strong. Bii' question wa.s, had
he the nerve.' The answer came
on February 13, I:):!?, This nerv
ous fellow comes to school all
prepared to join three other chal
lengers to yo make Lincoln His
As the four approached the
campus of their de.-tination, the,
tension within them ruc-med high.,
but this lasted for only a short
time. For the show of friendliness
among the university employees'
appeared to be just the thing to,
put them at ease. •
The time passed slowly, until ■
their conversation was brought -to
an end by the signal to cpme forth
and share their learnings with:
Carolina. This was the long
awallcu time; they agreed m let
fTT?’" brains' be drai’'" ’
kinds of iuformatKm.. The. test didi
jUit . ztS pUi yeSe woo. \ ST tioi j
their vocabulary;'' (2) test their |
genera! knowledge of English;;
(3) and find out how much math
At 3:00 o’clock the four brain- i
washed sen'ors returned to Lin-'
coin for further questioning. Only •
this time, they knew the quest
ions to be asked, and prepared,
the correct answers. I over heard '
one such question which went
something like this, (“Wop” to
“Cheater”). Give me an example,
of a question found on the test.
(Answer in reply), how far did'
the dog run in the woods? (Ans
wer to question, half way. (Ex
planation wanted), why half way?
(Answer), well, when he got half
way into the woods, he started
Just between us, there were no
such questions found on the test.
Senior Reigns As
Moy Day Queen
Hilda Pendergraft. a senior,
reigned over the May Day festivi
ties at Lincoln on May 1. She was
selected by popular vote.
The Cotton-Merrick Federation
the New Fm""«^rs of America
held its annual Competitive con
test in Talent. Quariv..'.. Singing.
Public Speakine and Quiz on the
w Farineia or - . .»a and
I^arliamontaiy P’ - -. cdure at the
lu’" L'in Hign . napf'l Hill.
-N. C., April 23, 1957, beginning
The meeting was opened by
the Federation officers, followed
by prayer by Rev. J. R. Manley,
Factor. First Baptist Church.
Chapel Hill with greetings of
welcome from Mr. C. 'A. McDoug-
le. Principal, Lincoln High School.
The activities are a-p'aTt',of the
ducted annually by the N.C. As
sociation of the New Farmers of
America under the supervision "of
the local teacher of Agriculture,
and the. State Staff of Mr. -S. B.
Simmons, Assistant Supervisormf
Vocational Agriculture in Negro^ '
Schwls^and Mr. W. T. Johnson,
Ejji-’cufi't^e Secre+''’— '-f the New
Fm'm^'’s '■*' A : rh.- State
Tho Coftf'-' ■' F'deration
is composed of local chapUr/>
ma. Merrick Moore. Durban'.'
Central High School. Hillsboro,
Mary Potter High, Oxford. Hen
derson Institute, Henderson. N.
C., Warren County Training
School, Wise, John R. Hawkins
High. Warrenton, Franklin Coun
ty Training School. Louisburg and
the Lincoln High School. Chapel
The winners in the various ac
tivities will represent the Feder
ation on June 4 in Greensboro
where they will compete with
other federation winners for
State honors and a chance lo rep
resent the State of North Caro
lina at the sectional and National
Convention in Atlanta. Ga*. in
'Winners from the Chapel Hill
Chapter under the supervision of-
R. D. Smith, Teacher of Agricul
ture, included the NFA Quartet
composed of Ralph Edwards, Ten
or, Willie Williams, Tenor, Clyde
Alston. Baritone and Clarence
McCauley. Bass. Sylvester Bynum
won the talent contest by play
ing a trumpet ^c^c These young
men will represent the Federati: o
at the State Convention on June
The primary aim of the New
Farmers of America organization
is the development of agricultur
al leadership, citizenship, and pa
triotism. Other purposes include;
strengthening the confidence of
farm boys in themselves and
their work, more intelligent
choice of farming occupations:
improving the rural home and its
surroundings, encourage coopera
tive efforts, encourage thrift; im
proving scholarship; and supple
menting, by means of boy initiat
ed and boy-direct-ed activities, the
systematic instruction offered to
prospective young farmers regu
larly enrolled in day school voca
tional agriculture courses.
The other winners in the Fed
eration contest included: John Se
ward. Public Speaking, from
Warren County Training School.
(See TITLES Page 2)