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Volume IV; No. 4
Goldsboro, N. C., Jaituary 31, 1931
30 cents a year
TO THE STAFF
Tells of Many Interfesting Experiences
Hello, Everybody. This Is station
K - A - Y, broadcasting from its studio
in Baltimore, Maryland, the little state
just below the Mason-Dixon Line,
which incidentally makes us South
erners and Democrat^ in the bargain.
Can you all hear me down there in
Goldsboro, North Carolina? I 'vvonder
why - so many songs are written about
the old North State (I have my suspi
cions), Everytime I turn ori the radio
I hear “The next number is “Ths
Man froiffT^i’olina,” “Carolina Moon,”
“I’Ai Pining for the Carolines” or one
of the other innumerable songs about
your lovely state. Do they make me
homesick? Just ask me. They make
me feel that Maryland needs some
songs. We do have one, “There’s a
Girl in the Heart of Maryland wit^i
a Heart that Belongs to me.” You sing
that and think of me.
You have heard of Helen Kane, the
boop-poop-a-doop girl; well, you are
now hearing from the original boop-
boop—Perdue girl. I can’t sing but
1 can tell you how to sing. I can’t
ret a job on the newspaper but I can
tell you how to get out a newspaper.
I can’t see you all, but I can talk to
5'ou through the medium of the Go’ds-
boro Hi News—thanks to your indul
Now, what would you like to hear
about? Shall I tel! you about the
brass band and the enormous delega
tion Mayor Walker sent to meet me
when I blew into New York? Ticker
tape poured upon me from all vantage
points. Lindbergh may have had a
bigger reception, but I doubt it. Or,
shall I tell you about the time my
^ canoe drifted out to sea and they
.'ent the Navy out to find me? They
did and how!
I know,. I’ll tell you about my first
airplane ride. When I arrived at the
airport, the pilot was tinkering on his
plane. He seemed to think som'ethini:
was wrong. That was a very suspi
cious beginning. With the aid of the
pilot’s assistant, I was.finally settled
and -f!e took off. I felt very much
taken off, but I loved it. Suddenly we
started going, perhaps heading for
heaven. Then, I looked up and .the
earth was over my head. I know that
the plane and all of me turned over;
but my heart won the race, for it
turned over at least six times. After
that we flew along smoothly. 1 was
just getting my breath and settling
down to enjoy myself when the en
gine slowed down. The earth seemed
lo jump at me. My one thougiit was,
“I’m glad I paid my insurance this
morning.” Practical even in the fac^
of death. Just at the right moment,
however, the earth changed its mind
and receeded. The rest of the trip was
uneventful except for a few ups and
downSi and loop-the-loops. ,
When I stood on terra firma again
ihe pilot asked me if I were strapped
in, for said he, “If I’d been sure you
were fastened in securely, I would
have ridden you upside down for a
v/hile.” That is one time ignorance-
was bliss as far as I was Concerned
(That’s the truth, the whole truth,
and nothing but the truth).
After much foolishness, a little ser
iousness. I truly enjoyed knowing you
and teaching you for a year, i hope
your thoughts wander in my direction
once in a while because mine very of
ten dv^^ell on you. I’ve enjoyed read
ing your paper this year very much.
Allow me to congratulate you upon
vour very efficient staff.
Thanks for ycJur rapt atttention.
I’ve heard no talking or laughing dur
ing my tirade. Just shows how I hold
my audiences spell-bound. If you’ve
enjoyed my little program, address
your letters of commendation to the
address given below. No spoiled eggs
or tomatoes allowed.
Station K-A-Y signing off at 2 p.
m. Your announcer for the past col
umn has been—Kay Perdue.
I’ll be seein’ you.
9 Portship Road,
1-Y-Y-Yc?, IT-t-t W-W-Was G-Good
There were six hundred who braved
the terrific cold to gather together
here. The band struck up a lively
tune to warm the shivering crowd who
were before them for that purpose.
At the chapel program, Thursday,
‘^an. 8, Mr. Harvel’s musicians treated
the entire student body with sevei'al
selections. In spite of the heat radi
ated -by that comedy tune, old Winter
%vas on the outside blowing his bre .0\
thru the slim walls and clattering
windows. Yet everyone agreed!
Y-Y*.Yes it-t-t w-w-was a-a-ah
ON HONOR ROLL
Sophomores Lead With Eleven
There were twenty-nine students in
Goldsboro High School who made one
on every subject on their December
reports. There were sixteen new
names. The number. shows' ah in
crease of twelve names. The sopho
more class led with eleven nShies. The
seniors were: Helen Ellinwood, Aaron
Epstein, Ezra Griffin, Elizabeth Smith,
Raymond Best, and Ernest Eutsler.
The juniors were .Dorothy Langston,
William Houston, Lillian Gordon, Mar
ion Weil, Gladys Bryan, Emmett Spi
cer, and Warren Le Roy. The sopho
mores were: Katherine Brendle, Mar
garet Stephenson, Blackwell Robinson,
Clarence Wilkins, Nora Lancaster, Nan
Jane Robertson, Frances Bass, Ester
Waters, Susan Rose, Barbara Best,
and Pete Heyward. The Freshmen
were: Mary Ann Dees, Sallie Britt,
Ihelma Ginn, and Edward Outlaw.
WE, TOO, HAVE
There is one bread line that the
unemployment situation does not af
fect. That is the one at our high
school in which fifty per cent of the
student body rushes, pushes, and
scrambles five days a week, and for
no other reason than to “make away”
with forty bags of chipped spuds, two
pounds of peanuts, and one gallon
and a half of mayonnaise. Is it tough
on the pigs and chickens? Fifty ham
sandwiches and one hundred and fifty
chicken salad sandwiches are sold
daily. It takes fifteen pullman loaves
of bread a day to house them. Some
of us must be rat-icals to consume
the six pounds of cheese used. Our
cafeteria is equipped with waiters who
change each day. However, I know
one who ,to his dismay, has a job to
the end of the year.
Has Few Losses
Two New Students Enrolled
W’’hen school reopened January 5,
two new pupils were enrolled in G. H.
S. They are Marguerite and Ran
dolph Langston, of Selma, N. C. We
are glad to have tliem and hope they
will enjoy being members of our stu
We have recently lost the following
students: Georgia Davis, Annie Mas-
sangill, Charlie Cooper,. Marian Max
well, Beatrice Heath, Maxine Fusey,
Edison Grimes, Annie B. Jerome. Le3
MiII«- Ramsay, Jamies Teachey. Annie
B. Jerome and Maxine Pusey have
moved to Raleigh, Lee Miller Ramsey
IS going to New York.
The total annual enrollment so far
IS 321 girls and 312 bOj\. making the
whole of 633. Since the beginning of
school 19 girls and 20 boys have been
diopped; consequently the present en
rollment is 302 girls and 292 boys and
a total of 594
ANNIE BROWN JEROME
Members of the first period sopho-
.nore Latm class decided recently to
give a farewell program for Annie
Brown Jerome, who was moving to
Raleigh. Unfortunately the honoree
w f ^ appointed day, but
- ei father happened to come while
ine program was in progress.
Nora Lancaster—Aelia. a' small
Isabelle Baddour—Lanies, a slave.
Aelies father—Quinties Aelies Front.
Amy Meyers—Damyx, thief’s v/ife
Francis Bass—Thoa, thief's wife '
Following this was a dialogue
Bob," between Harvey
Smith and Roy Liles. The class as a
whoje enjoyed “Shouting Verbs,” which
pioved to be a shouting game. Mr
Jerome accepted the scroll with the
names of the pupils in Latin to be
given to Annie Brown. He expressed
Annie Brown’s regret that-siie ‘ could
not be present.
Cobb (referring to our unfinished
Cobb. Seats like they have ia the
aters, I guess,
C, More: Uuh—we won’t ever sit in
those seats, but maybe our children
QUERY FOR TRIANGULAR
The question for the triangular de
bates has been chosen. It is, “Resolv
ed, That the United States should
grant immediate independence to the
Philippines,” AlthotJl^h this is a much
debated question, it is one that the
school as a whole knows something
about, and is interested in.
In a recent letter to Mr, Wilson,
Mr, E. R. Rankin, Secretary of N, C.
High School Debating Union, stated
that the debates would be held April
3, and April 16 and 17. He also said
that the majority of the schools were
very much pleased with the question
It is not known, now, which towns
will make up this triangle. The de-
batei’s for this year have not been
chosen; but it is almost certain that
Ezra Griffin, the only remaining de
bater from last year, will participate.
Staff Puts On
If any staff wants to stir up Inter
est, we suggest that they put on a
superlative contest. Since our primary
on January 21, the staff of this news
paper has heard on every hand:
“When does the next issue of the pa
per come out? When do we hear the
results of the voting?’'
Those receiving the highest numbes*
of votes in the- primary are being con
sidered nominees for each superlative.
Early in February the election will be
held in each homeroom during the
first fifteen-minute period. This elec
tion will be conducted and the votes
counted by an impai*tial committee
consisting of Elizabeth Cobb (Chair
man) Emmett Spicer, Blackwell Rob-
jnston, Barbara Best, and Miss Gord-
The list of nominees follows, in or
Girls—Sadie Reed Ipock, Mary Alice
Club Members Learn
Business Procedure so^^ra Bridgers.
Boys—Ralph Giddens, Henry Liles.
Girls—Mary Alice Dewey, Betty Fel
ton, Catherine Liles, Sonora Bland.
Two Meetings Held During- January
At the regular Commercial Club
meeting those in charge parted from
the formal procedure with which they
usually conduct the meeting. Ezra
Griffin, the president, presided. Af
ter the roll call and minutes by Esther
Brown, the secretary, the dues were
taken up by Marion Bradford, who col
lected sixty cents.
,'Katie York gave a report of the pro
gram coinmi’tee. She stated thal»>
Boys—Henry Liles, Ralph Giddens,
Girls—Sadie Reid Ipock, Mildred
Rawlings, Betty Felton.
Boys—Hem-y Liles, Ralph Giddens,
John Henry Pike.
Girls—Isabell Baddour, Emma Hail
Baker, Betty Felton.
plans were be ng ma,de for a p!ay to„ Bnvq Tnhn i
le_pre.ente.J at the next meeting. -7^GiSS; Son ^.stei^^
Girls—Mary Alice Dewey, Elizabeth
Smith, Gladys Bryan.
Boys—Pete Hayward, Ezra Griffin.
Girls—Elizabeth Smith, Margie Tut
tle, Mary Borden, Katherine Mitcham.
Boys—Ralph Giddens Ezra Griffin,
John Allen Stanley, Aaron Epstein
Gills Katherine Liles, Mary Alice
Boys—Fred Mason, Henry Liles.
Girls Mary Borden, Lucy Le Rov
Boys-Ezra Griffin, Ralph Giddens!
Sheik—Ralph Giddens, John Henrv
Pike. Griffin Lynch.
Sheikess’ Sadie Reid Ipock, Sara
Girl—Isabe’l Baddour, Lucile Sum-
merhn, Helen Taylor.
Boy—Ralph Giddens, John Allen
I^^oi’ence Baker, Hazel Monta-
Boys—Henry Liles, William Robert
Girh—Nancy Bridgers, Sadie Reid
Ipock, So'iora Bland.
Boys-Wyatt Exum, Haskitt Morris,
Oiiffin Lynch, John Henry Pike.
Leslie Farfour said that he had talk
od to Mr. Felton, manager of “H. Weil
and Brothers,^’ and that Mr. Feltoa
promised to visit the Commercial Club
Ezra Griffin said that Mr. Pegg also
promised to pay the club a visit.
Miss Mason gave a report on how
other commercial clubs were conduct
ed. She also proposed that the club
should ask more of the successful men
oi the city to speak to it.
At the next meeting of the Commer
cial Club the play was given. Ka'ie
York, chairman of the program com
mittee', introduced it . Its name was
"Office Procedure” and the program
committee, which is composed of Katie
York, Leslie Farfour, and Geneva Wil
liams, wrote the play.
The characters of the play were
Marion Bradford, business managp]”
Geneva Williams, secretary; Ezra Grif
fin, office boy; Esther Brown first
bockkeening applicant; and Leslie F.;r-
four, second bookkeeping appl'cant.
■- The first scene opens with the busi
ness manager dictating a letter to bis
:.ecretary. She takes the dictatio'i
and then goes to her desk to type it.
She types for a few minutes and then
interrupts her boss to ask h'ln how
to spell customer and he s. ells it
UTOng for her. About this t:me the
office boy comes in and greets every
body noisily while they are hard at
work. Then without being announced
at all, a girl bursts in and states tha^.
sne wants a job as a bookkeeper. She
admits that she has had no experience
and so she is not hired. After tbis th-
ooss goes out of the room and as soon
as he is out of sight the secre'ar/
eaves too. Perhaps you'have guessed
by this time that this scene was a
sample of incorrect office procedure.
^ Ihe second scene was a sample of
correct office procedure. The 'secre-
tarj^^ comes in quietly, greets th3 man
ager, and then gets to work quickly.
^ he manager calls her and dictates a
letter to her. She. takes it and goes
back to her de:k to type it. The of
fice by comes in and announces an
appljcant for a position as bookkeeper.
The applicant comes in, gives his ref
erences, and tells briefly how much ex-
peiience he has had. The manager
gives him the position. Such is the
piocedure in a well managed office
One new member, Sarah Cavr. was
comn.ittee was appointed with Lucile
tdgerton as its chairman.
Ezia Griffin adjourned the meeting.
“What kind of a dog do you have?”
“A thorough bred Kieng, with his
ancestry guaranteed to be Smithski
von Gaston de Lock Alpine De Ling
“How come he has all those names?”
“Well, the Kieng is his 57 varieties;
the Smith is for the English bulldog;
the ‘-ski for the Russian wolfhound;
the von, for the German police; the
Gaston, for the French poodle; the
Loch, for the Scotch collie; the Alpine
for the St. Bernard; the Ling for the
Chinese chow'; and last the Cuspidor
for the Spitz.”
BIG DOINGS AT DILLARD
Accompanied by a varied and' inter-
^ting program, the Senior Class of
Dillard High School began its first
hop into the “vast unknown of life”
vvith the formal adoption of a class
motto. “Climb tho’ the rocks Ce rug-
&6d words calculated to “hearten the
downcast and hasten the swift” was
The prelude to the unveiling was
an unusual and original musical. The
class demonstrated its ability -by sev
eral vocal and instrumental selections
one of which was the original class
song. The exercises were climaxed by
an address from the class president.
Speaking to the class as well as to the
audience, he described the “footfalls
and failures” that threatened each
and every member of the departing
(Jlass. His talk was particularly pic
turesque and illuminating. The quota
tions of this report are excerpts from
the speech. At the end of the address,
he proclaimed oratorically “Climb tho’
the rocks be rugged”, and a canvas at
the rear of the stage unrolled to reveal
an illuminated, vision of the motto.
The auditorium was crowded with
high school students and parents as
well as visiting grammar grade stu
Other guests Vvere Mr. Armstrong,
Mr. Wilson, Miss Kornegay, and Aaron.
Ye associate editor appreciates
the great number of people voting
for him ais "most talented" and
wishes to thank both of them. He
also desires to announce that his
name Xs withdra^vn from the race
for President of the' U. S. A.