In our school years, Main Building was the girls dormitory
and their Dinning Room was smaller than
the Dinning Room of Hoffmeyer Hall, so if my memory serves me correct, the
younger girls had their
meals earlier than the older girls.
The only time the boys of the Class of 1970 ever ate in this Dinning Room
were the football players
and the team managers who had to eat earlier than the 5:30pm normal eating
time before the
football contests that were held at the Morganton HS football field.
According to Randy, their early
"protein" dinner menu consisted of rectangular shaped ground chuck steak,
(although some players
would swear it was hamburger steak), then we had baked potatoes drowned in
butter, peas, toast
with honey, and milk or tea.
he mentioned the dinner menu, I remembered a meal or two as a football
manager and I
thought at the time, "Wow! These guys are lucky because we never had
hamburger steak or baked
potatoes for dinner at Hoffmeyer Hall".
As with any school, the Auditorium was used for a variety of
functions: Student Plays, Fashion
Shows, Halloween Costume Contests, Pep Rallies, Chapel Services, a variety
organizational meetings, and of course Graduation Ceremonies.
The one most memorable function of this revered room the
students always looked forward to
was the "Saturday Night at the Movies". The movie screen was at the stage,
boys of Hoffmeyer
Hall was on the right, the girls on the left and the "Lovebirds" on the last
3, 4, 5 rows behind the girls.
movies that were shown whatever they were, short newsreels, cartoons, funny
the big feature films either they were in black or white or
in color, it didn't matter! They were all
opened captioned. The students thoroughly enjoyed themselves because this
was the only time
of the week where we could really enjoyed MOVIES!
I remember one of these Saturday Nights near the end of a
really engrossing movie when the screen
went dark! Loud groans could be heard from just about everyone. The
ceiling lights came on and
everyone's heads turned to the back and that was when we were told that
the bulb in the movie
projector had burned out. More groans! "When will we see the rest of the
movie?" someone asked.
An informed staff member said that the movie had to be mailed back to
Washington, DC on Monday
morning. Again, more frustrated groans.
By the way, the movie that we did not finished seeing was
"The Miracle of the Bells", staring
Fred MacMurray, Alida Valli, and Frank Sinatra. The scene that held us to
edge of our seats when
the projector quit is where a Church is loaded with people who witness
angelic sculptures in the pulpit turning.
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