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Page 2 GOLDSBORO HI NEWS Goldsboro Hi News Published by the Goldsboro High- School Faculty Adviser, Miss Gordner Staff Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Cobb Associate Editor Aaron Epstein Humor and Feature Editor.. John A. Stanley Girls’ Sport Editor ... Katherine Liles Gn:ls’ Sport Reporter .. Sonora Bland Boys’ Sport Editor Ralph Giddens Boys’ Sport Reporter.. . .Ernest Eutsler Exchange Editor — Helen Ellimvood JJews Editor Isabel Baddour Business Department Business Manager John H. Pike Assistant Business Managers: Emmett Spicer and Lee Miller Ramsay Circulation Manager Pete Keywood Reporters Senior Reporters—Lucy Le Roy, Buster • Starr, Emma H. Baker. Junior Reporters—Marion Weil, Flor ence Baker, Florence Brooks. Sophomore Reporters—Blackwell Rob inson, Barbara Best, Frances Bass, Nannie J. Robinson. Freshman Reporters—Lyndall Casson, Byron Greene, Barbara Cuthrell, Norwood Teague. Typists—Bertie Smith, Edna Farrior, Berta Hines, Sara Lee Best. Hclidaj^s begin today! Sixteen whole ciays of fun and frolic! What could bo better? Nothing, except a visit from old Santa. I hate to take the joy out of living, but examinations are just around the corner. THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS The Three Wise Men, tending their flocks, saw a beautiful star appear in the heavens. They follov.^ed it to Bethlehem, where they found the Christ Child in the Manger. Nineteen hundred and thirty years have passed. The world rushes on. Inventions^ discoveries and daring feats have made the circumstances of the first Christmas seem like a fable. Lights, holly, mistletoe, horns— crowds filled with the spirit of cele bration fill the air. Christmas again! In this mad rush have we stopped to remember the Christ Child, the first Christmas? Do we recognize the real significance of the birth of Christ? On this Christmas, nineteen hundred nnd thirty, there will be the same gay crowds, bright lights, and harsh r.oises. While the v/orld rushes on, let us remember the Three Wise Men, the Christ Child, and the first Christ inas. Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! THE REAL WAY In our midst there is a group of students who use an uncertain way of slipping through the four years of high school v/ork. They are the students v;ho depend on their wit to carry them through the languages and histories; the students who depend on the ability cf extemporaneous response in order to “just get by” the everwatchful teacher. They are the students who are constantly congratulating them selves on the “lack of studying” they are doing. But someday these stu dents of “natural ability” are going to wake ..up and find that they, at least, can no longer take the chance of the teacher’s over looking their name or asking the ma simple question; they must use the only real way of passing their work—studying. ■ SCIENCE AND SCIENCE CLUB By Ed Denmark The most interesting and educa- tiohal subject in the world today is ficjence. The people df today look to the scientist for hew ideas which will further adyance the civilization and knowledge of the universe. An aver age _ person is usually ignorant on the subject of science. He thinks a scien- tiiit is a person who is always ti’ying to' shoot a roclcet to Mars or do some other seemingly impossible task. In one sense the above statement is true bdcause a scientist is always trying to find something newi and usually, ;*fter, years of hard '(vork and study,' ne surprises the' whole •world with something that people had called him a ;foql for even thinking of. We do not realize how much we use the accomplishments of science in our daily life. When we turn on the elec- light, light the gas, tUrn on the radio, thifise all come under the big v/ord, Science. If scientists had not worked, we would not have any of the modern- conveniences of today. A short time ago the people were satisfied to ride on ox-carts, read by oil lamps or candles, draTT water from a well, and do many other things that the majority of the present population would not be satis fied to do at all. Like most of our subjects, science can be studied on simpls and difficult terms. In Goldsboro the first class dealing with science is t''ught to the Continued on column, 3 page 2 “WONDER—FULL ME” I wonder if Mr. Greene, has. ever "walked a mile; I wonder if Miss Cobb ever forgot to smile; I v/onder if E. C. Crow will ever mis behave; I v/onder if Arthur Allred really has a permanent wave; I wonder if Beth Cari’away has ever been quiet; I wonder if Rachel Edgerton has ever , tried a diet; I wonder if Ezra Griffin has ever miss ed a word; I wonder if Izzy Baddour’s ever kept what she’s heard;' I wonder if Miss Kornegay really came from France; I wonder if Alton West has ever tried to dance; ^ I v;onder if Mr. Wilson has ever killed some game; I -wonder if Emmett Spicer will ever tell her name; I wonder if Charlie Worrell has reach- ed -his utmost height; I wonder if Piggy Groves will -ever study at night; I wonder if Randolph Giant has ever .gotten a one; I wonder if Thomas McCrary has ever made a run; I wonder if Thurman Merritt gets a kick from being small; I wonder if Edgar Sasser can really catch a ball; I wonder if Aaron Epstein has ever made a blunder; Well, I can’t say a word, for all I do is wonder. ETIQUETTE On December 5, a program on eti quette was given in chapel. Hilda Pearsall had charge of the program. Those taking part were Florence V/hite, Nan Jane Robertson, Edgar Pearson, Lucy LeRoy, Bernard Hall man, Maywood Hill and Isabel Bad- dour. What makes a gentleman? It can not be ancestry. It cannot be dress. It cannot be money. It is something that goes, deeper than all these—an cestry, dress, or wealth. It is some thing that is nobler and finer than all these. It can be best expressed perhaps by this example of what true etiquette can mean, Henry Ward Beecher, on a very cold day, stopped to buy a newspaper from a ragged youngster who stood shivering on a street corner. “Poor little fellow” he said, “aren’t you cold standing here?” The boy looked up with a smile and said, “I was, sir— before you passed.” Etiquette is not the finished work, but merely a tool that opens the por tals to a broader life, and to greater social happiness. Through its influ ence we are brought into close com- oar.ionship with the realjy worth while lainds of our day. Etiquette is an art of doing and say ing the correct thing at the correct time. The art of being able to hold oneself in hand no matter how ex acting the circumstances. And like music or painting or writing, the more you study it, the more you apply your self to its principles, the more perfect your own character is molded. —Florence White, ’33. A good general rule for etiquette is: Do v/bat a kind heart prompts, for Politeness is to do and say, The kindesv thing in the kindest w'ay. Emerson says—Life is not so short but that there is always’time enough for courtesy; And— ^. Hearts', like doors, will open with ease To very, very little keys; And don’t forget that two of these Are: “Thank you, sir,” and “If you please.” From Shakespeare— I”! er voice was ever soft, Gentle, and low,—an excellent thing in woman. and He . who laughs at others’ woes, Fmds few friends and many foes. From Steele—Though her mien car ries much mord invitation than com mand, to behold her is an immediate check to loose behavior; to love her is a liberal education. And Aurelius—If it is not seemly, do it hot; if it is not triie, speak it not. Socrates said; “Bad men live that they may eat 'ind drink, whereas good men eat and driiik that they may live.” Following Edpr Pearson’s review of the books on etiquette which are in the library, Bernard Hallman, Lucy Le- Roy, Maywood Hill and Isabel Bad- dour gave illustrations of first, the in correct, and then the correct way of Im introduction. A Poor Intrpduction Miss LeRoy: Miss Hill, shake hands with Mr. Hallman. Miss Hill: Pleased to meet you. A Good Introduction Miss LeRoy: Miss Hill, may I pre sent Mr. Hallman? Miss Hill: How do you do? AN OPEN FORUM December 10, 1930. Editor of the Goldsboro High School News Goldsboro, N. C. Dear Editor: The fifth period French class is one of the most interesting that I attend. Although it is large, there is little mis behavior or inattention . “Why?” you will ask. Well, the reason is that something interesting is always hap pening, and we dare not day-dream for fear we will miss something. As a result of this attention we really learn French as well as have fun. You would think we were learn ing if you could have heard the story each student told in French Tuesday. Miss Kornegay said “Tres bien” at the end of each one, and she also said that everp person made a good grade that day. The last period usually drags, but not so for the French students., What I want to know is why is it always so interesting? Is it -because Miss Kor negay makes it so? Is it that the students are so glad that the school day is almost over? Is it that so many iunny, mistakes are made? Please, somebody tell me. Yours truly, Emma Hall Baker. December 10, 1930. Editor of the Goldsboro High School News Goldsboro, N. C. Dear Editor: Our lunch periods are too short. As the boys and girls above only fifteen minutes to get^their lunch, they hardly have time to buy it. After they have eaten their lunch they haven’t time to •iigest their food before the bell rings for the next period. Don’t you think that it is important for us to digest our food if we are to keep our health and to make good grades? As you know, the students that do not buy lunch at school like to walk over to the park. If they get to the park and back before the last bell rings for the next period, they have to walk at a high i-ate of speed. The students that do buy lunch, always like to get a little fresh air after they eat, but in fifteen minutes they can’t eat their I lunch and get exercise too. This period is the only one that the teachers have free, and most of them want to go in the library to gather references and books for the students to read. But as the periods are now, they have to stay in after school to get all of this. If we have hour periods, ,why can’t we have hour lunch periods and stay a little longer after school? I judge that everyone would like this plan better. Yours truly, Esther Brown. December 9, 1930. Dear Editor: I think something ought to be done about further exemptions from mid term and final examinations. In all the four classes we have stu dents who excel and' a good many who average above ninety in several subjects. According to the exam.ption rules, these would be exempted. How ever, since no one except seniors is al lowed this privilege, the lower class men have to suffer with exams regard less. Jn many schools throughout the state exemptions even v/ith lower av erages are granted. I think this is a very good thing. It really gives the student something to work for throughout high school and, I assure you, it will bx'ing up the averages of those students who are on the “border line,” as well as rai3e the standard of the school. Sincerely, Marion Weil. SCIENCE AND SCIENCE C1.UB Continued from first column, page 2 freshmen. This class studies such things as the properties of the earth and sun, the distance of tlie sun from the earth, the size of the earth in re lation to other planets, how fast light and sound travel, and many other things that seem simple but which very few of us know. Three other scientific classes are taught in our high school. These are: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. The names of these' subjects tell plainly what each deals vdth. ' As scientific subjects were added to our school, iht&est was ‘ gradually stimulated, and in 1927 the Science Club was” brgani^d. ' Since the organ- izatibh of the Club', it has been one of the most ihtereistihg and active clubs in school. 'At'each meeting interest ing programs are carried' out involv ing experirhents that can usually be reproduced at' home. This year, for the first time, the Science Club is publishing a newspaper. This paper is edited every other week and distrib uted at each meeting of the club. This paper is the first to be printed by any Club in Goldsboro High School. Library Notes The following books are available or Etiquette: Post: Etiquette Conklin: Conversation MacMillan: Everj^day Manners MacMillan: Practical Etiquette ; Allyn & Bacon: Manners and Con? duct . ; Martens: The Book of Culture. Girls, the boys suggest that you rea^ “Any Girl Can Be Good-looking.” 1 that nice? ; Boys, the girls suggest that you rea “Conversation” and “Manners an( Conduct.” Catch the hint? j - ! Teachers suggest that all student] read “How to Study.” Don’t hush. Wt will order more. j Now that Christmas is near and yoif feel as if you want to do somethin^' noble, pay your library dues. j The first class of freshmen has finr ished the library course. Miss Roarls says that they have done very w^ell, foi it takes a great deal of work. Sh« says that the course has really helped them too. You know- chat refex'ence table next to Miss Roark’s desk. Well, that sigiJ on it means business. Maybe one oi ihc reasons that sign is obeyed is be cause the books are a little heavy to carry off. Tf you want to know how, what, and when, read a few of the books at the head of this column. When you have gained admittance into Miss Roark’s work room, considei yourself having accomplished some thing unusual. Some of the information Miss Roark could give you if she v/ere ,a mind reader: “Miss Roark, v/here’s that book I wanted?” . “Gimme that magazine I asked W last week.” “Could you tell me where that little j-ed book is?” (There are about 350 red books in the library). “Miss Roark, what page did you say bad something about Roman roads on it?” Not even rhetioning the book.) “Where is that book that has a pic ture of a tadpole?” “Please, Miss Roark, right quicKt' lemme have that funny looking booK that has something about ‘Hitatus- bash’ or something like that.” “Did you ever get the material 1 asked for?” “Did you save that book for me?” “Where’s that story you told me I’d like to read?” ^ “Where’s that little black book that used to be on the top shelf? You told jne last year I should read it.” Special attraction next month—“A Librarian’s Nightmare” by Isabel Bad- dour. GLEANED FROM THE EXCHANGES The band of Lenoir High School was invited by Duke University to play at the Washington Lee-Duke game. W« consider this a great honor—so does L, H. S. “Daddy Long Legs,” a three-act play, is to be given at Lumberton High School. Bone: How much money you sot, Dudley? ; Dudley: Between $18 and $20. [ Bone: Ain’t you got but $2? i —The Pirateer, Lumberton, N. O. ■ The students of iBurlington High School and Greensboro High School certainly believe in preparedness. The juniors of B. H. S. al’e now discussing the junior rings and the junior-senior banquet. The seniors of G. H. S. have ) started plans for graduation and have ’ selected their invitations. A Scotchman walked a mile for‘a‘ camel; he thought the guy would never ' throw it away. \ —The Literary Reel. I The citadel has changed to her win-|: ter schedule, because the winter is poor weather for drilling, the cadets! will get an extra allowance of sleep.j This plan is hoped to eliminate a| great deal of sickhess. ^ “Little Women,” a four-act play,'was presented at Chowan College, Novem-' ber 14. ^ i The Senior Hi-Y ^ was host to the faculty of Central High School, Rocky^ Mount, N. C., at a banquet, held in the diriing hall of Y. M. C. A., Novem-; ber 13. i I^msay MacDonald give's the fol-1 lowing definition of an educated j?:ian:i The educated a man’{nth cer-' tain subtle fjpu-itual qualities which make him calm in adversity, happy' when alo>.:e, just in his dealings, ra~; tional sjfnd sane"In the fullest meaning , 'i»l that word in all the affairs of

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