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■M^rry^ Ghtistma^ Ham>y New Year i^olume IV; Number 3 Goldsboro, N. C., December 19, 1930 30 cents a year :^aron Epstein Wins First Prize . »fational Contest Held By “Looseleaf CiarreKt Topics” Aaron Epstein, a member of one of he senior history classes, has won a srize in the "weekly contest held by the (Looseleaf Current Topics,” a national Jiews leaflet. ; Each week there is a question of Rational interest to be answered in jhis leaflet, and the person submit- ling the best answer receives a prize i>f two dollars, Aaron answered the question, “What is the most important ientence in the Constitution of the [Jnited State?”, by saying, “The first ‘.mendment.” This sentence gives the leople the freedom of religion, press, ;peech, and the right to assemble leaceably. , The entire school is proud of Aaron. The “Current Topics” is a national hews bulletin for high schools, and is Widely read in every state. This is the first year that the senior classes have subscribed to this particular pamphlet, and Miss Beasley says that it is entirely satisfactory. I Not only did Aaron win the prize, put he had his essay published in the [‘Current Topics” for the week De cember 8-12. This is the first time this year that the answer has been printed. Usually the name of the win ner is simply -mentioned, i Aaron’s answer to the question is quoted: “From the beginning of time there has been a* continual struggle between governoi’s and governed over rights, jfreedom, and personal liberty. Just as ihe old kingdom of Egypt was batter- pd dov;n, so America was formed—for bghts, 'freedom, and personal liberty. [There is little doubt that the Consti- jtution of the United States is one of the -greatest documents in the history of the world, but without the First Amendment I believe the result of the 141 years of government would not have been such a series of triumphant victories over obstacles. “The nature of man will not allow {perfection, and there would have been many to take advantage of the ab- fence of rights provided for in this amendment. Had a i^ational religion been established, no end of trouble would have been caused, for the searching after the spiritual is one of the strongest emotions of the hu man heart. Had press and speech teen muzzled, the opinions of the citi- i^ens would be a smoldering fire wait- |ing to burst into flame. Instead, our ! opinions are now threshed out in the (open and settled. Had the people /been deprived of the freedom of peti- ition, there would be a condition of ! unrest and mieasiness between elec- .! lions instead of the comparative calm jet our United States of America.” ARTCRAFT CLUB ORGANIZED An artcraft club has been organized this year, with Mrs. Hartshorn as the deader. The club meets every Thurs- ^ay aftei’noon at the home of one of the members. Mrs. Hartshorn and *ihe members have interesting and lively discussions of useful gifts and ■'•vays to make them. Many beautiful Sind useful presents have been made. The last meeting was held with Evelyn i^aly and the girls axe looking forward to their next meeting with Pricilla Hartshorn.' Light refreshments are Served at each meeting—this, of course, is an added attraction. After Christ inas the. meetings will' be held twice month. All who are interested in the artcraft club are invited to become iHembers. The present members are: Sallie ^*arker, Virginia Peacock, Edna Mae Woodard, Priscilla Hartshorn, Myrtle McCoy, Frances Massey and Evelyn Daly. The officers are: president—Frances Massey; secretary and treasurer— Evelyn Daly. NOVEMBER REPORTS ARE DECIDEDLY BETTER The November reports were better jthan the October reports. Although pour were dropped from the' h nor jroll, five w;ere added. Those five had 'tried hard. Besides, there were thirty- jfive students who lac)ced only one iSrade makng the honor roll. Even jtho there were 150 subject and 121 stu- (Jicnt failures, this was a decrease from :^00 subject and 148 student failures October and 232 subject- and 157 student failures of September. • . I>id you know that we have - two hundred honor roll studei'^ts in G. H. S'? We don’t. Graduates 1930 Stand Out On State - wide Senior Examinations G. H. S. Ranks FavoraJjly With Larger Schools The graduates of the Goldsboro High School of the class of 1930 have left behind a record that sets them apart as having achieved much along schol astic lines. This is shown by the standing of this class on the state wide senior examination, the results of which, have recently been published. This examination is given each year to all of the seniors of the state. It measures achievement in all subjects commonly taught in high school, and furnishes each teacher and school an excellent comparison of the achieve ment of students of various teachers and schools, as well as that of the average of the state'. The examina tion covers: reading, English, mathe matics, science, history, Latin, French, home economics and study habits. The examination was taken by 14,100 seniors in North Carolina high schools in the spring of 1930. The average composite score for the state, was 70.1. That for the Goldsboro High School seniors was 85.0. Their score in each subject measured was above the state average in that subject. This fact was particularly gratifying to the teachers, for these results indicate the type of work that is being done in the classroom. And the fact that the score of 85.0 compares favorably wfth the larger schools of the state is one of v.’hich Goldsboro High School should be proud. THE NAMELESS CLl^B Will someone kindly inform us what was going on in the cafeteria Monday at activity period? Was it business or did these fourteen girls and Miss /.tkins decide to eat a second lunch? It was business, although some of the members might be presented as good argument for the eating theory. In that case how in the world would you account for Helen Edelman? It is a new club with its name, as yet, unchosen. It has two. primary pur poses—to help anybody- dc anything v/hich needs to be done around school and to develop each of the fourteen girls into capable leaders of school, ac tivities. A few of the problem.s which one club has set for itself are: to help increase gate receipts for the spring basketball games; to make a study of correct parliamentary procedure and practice carrying it out; to help the janitor keep the halls clean; to help take care of the .school building; and to have plenty of fun doing it. Before Christmas they plan to collect old clothes to be contributed to the Welfare Committee. The officers are: president, Becky Edgerton; vice-presi dent, Sonora ^Bland; secretary and treasurer, Marion Weil. The members are: Marion Weil, Becky Edgerton, Sonora Bland, Nancy Bridgers, Mary Margaret Lynch, Rachel Edgerton, Curry Gclr?en, Helen Edelm^an, Vir- g>,inia Crow, Florence Brooks, Ester Brown, Viola Ward, Susan Rawlings, Lillian Gordon. Teachers or organ- ieations, call on them if you need them for they are ready with plenty of pep and ‘a smile. PHYSICS CLASS GIVES EXCELLENT PROGRAM Cold feats were demonstrated by the physics class in their annual chapel program on Thursday, December 11. Meat, eggs, mercury, rubber tubes, and what-nots were frozen stiff by the solid carbon-dioxide that sprayed around the tank to everybody’s amuse ment. Then an iron rod carrying a temperature of negative 120 degrees F took ice out of fire — not so hot. The program was extremely interest ing and not mystifying, as each stu dent explained his experiment. Lack of space prevents more fully describing one of the most appreciated programs cf the year. MRS. MIDDLETON WELCOMED BACK The students of Mrs. Middleton’s Latin classes were delighted when she- was able to return to school after hav ing been ill for several days at her home in the Carolina apartrhents. During her absence the Latin students i'fent her a basket of fruit as a slight token of their'esteem. Miss Virginia Cone had charge of the Latin classes until Mrs. Middleton returried. TO MR. WILSON In appreciation of his interest and help in getting out the last issue of Hi News, the staff dedicates this issue to Mr. Wilson. MR. GREENE DISCUSSES UNEMPLOYMENT The Commercial Club had quite an Interesting meeting on Wednesday, December, the third. '3^Ir. Greene, one of the sponsors of the club, gave a very interesting talk on, “How Var ious Nations Are Handling the Unem ployment Problem.” He stated that the Italians, led by Mussolini, have reduced the wages of all of their people making $3,000 thirty- five percent; those making from $2,000 to $3,000 twenyty-five percent; and those making below $2,000 twelve per cent. Mr. Greene said that Russia is also attempting to progress during these hard times. Stalin says at the rate at which they are now going, in one and one-half years they will be producing more grain than any other country. Russia is having a harder time than most nations, however, because of their scarcity of butter, eggs, bread, and iTieat. Mr. Greene explained that ninety—nine of the business firms, in. Russia were owned and operated by the government, or on trust. The reason for this is that the people are not at all well educated. He also said that Russia had been on the decline lor many years, but that if the coun try had leadership it would be one of the greatest nations of the w rid. In America, Mr. Greene continued, there are at present three million peo ple out of employment. One of the reasons for this is that our country does not have enough system in car rying on big businesses. Atlanta has been meeting the problem of feeding her unemployed in the following man ner: Different large companies of the cir.y donate to a central cafeteria and a person can get a meal for two cents. •‘LABORATORY NEWS ” CONTAINS INTERESTING MATERIAL ' The second issue of “Laboratory News,” published December 3, is even more interesting than the first. Be sides giving a plan for helping each member equip his laboratory, direc tions for performing three experiments oealing with electricity arc given. The leading editorial, “Science and and the Science Club,” bv Ed. Den- r.iark, the president of the Science Cinb, so well expresses the club’s in terest in science that we are quoting it on the editorial page of this issue. HEAR, YE! HEAR, YE! • George" Starr, would “say it with ilowers.” HONOR ROLL The following made all one’s on their November reports: Aaron Epstein, Ezra Griifin, Ernest Eutsler, Helen Smith, Gladys Bryan, William Houston, Hilda S{)ence, Lillian Gordon, Nora Lancaster, Blackwell Robinson, Pete Heyward, Nan Jane Robertson, Roger Williahis, Thelma Ginn, Lil lian Edgerton, Emmett Spicer, and Dorr-ihy Langston. Juniors Win 2nd Interelass Debate This Team to Debate Sophamores For Giddens’ Cup The Juniors won the Junior-Senior debate, which was held in the lib rary at activity period, Thursday, De cember 18. Those on the winning side were Florence Brooks, Arthur Allred, and Marion Weil, who upheld the negative side of the debate, Lucy LeRoy, Mary Alice Dewey, and Helen Ellenwood constituted the affirmative team. The query for debate was: “Resolved: That for the best inter ests of the American high school, in tramural athletics should replace in terscholastic athletics.” The winners of this debate will Compete with the sophomores, who won the Freshman-Sophomore debate for the championship of the en tire school. The Giddens’ Cup goes each year to the school champions to be held until they are losers. The winners of the Freshman-So phomore debate, Pete Heyward and I’lackwell Robinson acted as' chair man and secretary, respectively-. Nan Jane Robinson was time-keeper. The judtfes. Miss Roark, Mrs. Spic er, and Mr. Bullock decided in fa vor of the negative by a two to one vote. G. H. S. IS TO HAVE AN ORCHESTRA Mr. Harvel is organizing an orches- i-.va which had its first meeting Mon day, December 8. It is to meet every Monday at activity period .and fifth period. If these plans materialize G. H. S. will have an orchestra of which it will be proud. The members are: Cornets—Brog- den Spence and Carl McBride; clari nets—Durward Pate and Thurman Merritt; saxaphones — Ruby Jarrell, John Henry Pike, and Russel Spence; horn, E flat—Linwood Blackburn; banjo—Louise Davis; drum — Allen Vinson; Trombone — Joe Crawford: baritone — John Hawley; basses—Ed Bland and Harvey Smith; violins—Ger- old Grant, Bernard Hallman, Beth Carraway, William Robert Smith, Barbara Cuthrell, Martha Ivey, and Ruth Jarrell; and piano — Katherine Mitcham. The senior class of 1931 - has the extreme pleasure of announcing the elaborate preparation of a heart- throbbing, side-splitting, tragedy-com- edy to be- presented for the entertain ment of the honorable student body of the Goldsboro High School.. Mavbe y;Hi won’t be entertained so much but the play will be given just the same :r’s a senior privilege). Under the direction of Miss Kor- riegay, those, selected for parts will give the third and fifth acts of “Cy rano de Bergerac.” The story takes place before vanishing cream had bean invented, and Cyrano • has an over sized nose. On the face of things Mon sieur de Bergarac received a bad “break,” because all that shines isn’t R'old—not even a nose. The story is really interesting and iinusual as is shown by the fact that io is one of Miss Kornegay’s favorites. In the near future, the following will dramatize the two ac^s: Elizabeth Smith .Roxane Aaron Epstein .. Cyrano de Bergerac Billy Brown f Christian Ed Denmark Le Bret Edward McDowell Duke Lucy Le Roy Mother Margaret Louise Davis , Sister Martha Helen Taylor Sister Claire GLEE CLUBS WORKING HARD The Glee Clubs under the leadership of Miss Brockwell have been organized. The goal which they are striving for is Greensboro; therefore much work .'s having to be done, and the mem bers are responding with much eager ness. The boys have their meetings on Mondays and Wednesdays and the girls on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A few of the girls of the Glee Club went over to the grammar school and helped nith .the Christmas cantata given by the two higher sixth and seventh grades. The officers" of the girls’ Glee Club are: president, Kathex’ine Liles; vice- president, Peggy Pate; secretary, Agnes Cramen; treasurer, Dorothy Liles; and librarian, Lillian Mooring. Science Club Members Perform Experiments The Science Club held its regular monthly meeting in the science labora tory, December 3, with its president, Edward Denmark, presiding. The program consisted of five electrical ex periments performed by club members. The first experiment was done by Kenneth Daniels. His apparatus con sisted of a transformer, a Ford spark coil, electric light bulb, and a light socket. Attaching the apparatus, he turned on the current which caused brilliant violet flashes of .light in the bulb. This showed what violet rays look like. The second experiment, conducted by Charles Webster, was to show how a spark could be made to climb 'yVire^ Due to the inefficiency of the appa- latus, the spark did not climb as high as it should'. He explained that the heat generated by the electricity lift ed the sparks along the wire. An experiment, demonstrating what happens in an autbmobile cylinder was eiven by Warren LeRoy. Taking a can with wires attached in it so that sparks V70uld be made, he grayed gasoline in it. When he turned on the elec tricity, a small explosion occurred and blew off the lid of the can. The fourth experiment was another electrical one. Hubert Osteen showed that a flame will carry electricity. He took a beard with two nails in it reveral inches apart. Attaching wires ^rom the spafe-coir, he placed the flame so that it would connect the iwo nails. He turned on the current and the flame helped make a com plete circuit.

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