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Volume IV; Number 5
Goldsboro, N. C.» February 28, 1931
30 cents a yejur
Plenty of Struggling Journalists
in “Quake Haven’’
Do "5ve have journalists in the Golds-
Ijot'o schools? I’ll'say we do. Down in
the third grade the children are print
ing a paper called “Walnut Street
News.” The fifth grade of the William
Street school is publishing a weekly
magazine called “The Weekly Scram
ble.” Then we have two publications
in high school: The “Laboratory
News’* published bi-monthly by the
Science Club, and last but not least,
we hope is the “Goldsboro Hi News.”
By the time the children in the third
and fifth grades get to high school
they’ll know all about getting out a
WALNUT STREET NEWS
Barbara. Best, Frances Bass, Nan
Jane Robertson, and Elizabeth Cobb
were the guests of Room 22 in Walnut
Street School Monday morning, Feb
ruary 16 from nine until twelve o’clock.
They observed Mrs. Sam Britt’s third
grade group getting out their, weekly
newspaper. On Friday they got up the
news for their paper and on Monday
Mrs. Britt ciit the stencil for them.
One of the little girls usually cuts the
stencil, but she was absent on this
particular day. All the children who
-’lad contributed to the paper were al
lowed to help the editor-in--chief,
Eleanor McRae, actually mimeograph
the paper. They put this riddle on
tlie first page:
'T am read and round.
I have a stem on my head.
Who am I?”
A short article about “Saint Valen-
t»j''-e” and several short poems written
by members of the class added variety
to the paper.
And now just one more interesting
fact about Mrs. Britt’s third grade
group. They are taught to print in-
Sicead of to write. Their printing is
THE WEEKLY SCRAMBLE
Maiiager of boxer: Cheer up, all he
knows about boxing could be put in his
Boxer: Yes, but he keeps putting it
“The Weekly Scramble” is a maga-
zihfe'v^hat has quite a number of jokes.
I'nen too, there is a continued story,
a completed story, and a feature en
titled “On Grounds.” Miss Kate
Smith is supervisor of this paper pub
lished by the fiftn grade.
THE LABORATORY NEWS
“A Laboratory in Every Home” is the
slogan of the Science Club and they’ll
surely accomplish their purpose if they
continue to release as good material
in “Laboratory News” in the future as
tney have in the past. The last issue,
nilarged to six pages, Mr. Helms con
siders the best, since the staff edited
^nd printed it without any assistance
Hi’s Launch Subscription
Contest to Win Gymn
Last Friday two notorious pirate
crews dropped anchors and entered
our auditorium to settle a dispute.
Aiid the whole thing started over a
tin can. Both crews discovered the
place where the valuable tin can was
buried at the same time.
“Cut-throat” Borden, leader of the
BLOODY REDS, declared that her
tar-ri-bul crew would have the honor
of doing mqst towards getting the
can for our school. “Peg-leg^’ Moye,
mistress of the DEADLY BLACKS, de
clared that her motley ci*ew would have
the honor—that’s where the rub comes
Mr. Cole, the man who caused
this terrible conflict, exp?&,med the
•i^tiles of rivalry Snd left Commodore
one-eye” McCrary in charge,
After this each captain received an
armful of weapons which were sub
scription blanks for the Crowell pub
lications, For each customer conquer
ed the pirates get a button. Rewards
are given for conquering two or more.
not all—the losing crew must
entertain the victors. Now for the re
vealing of that-tin can. SH! SH!
SssssssSH! (come a little cloiser)—
A COMPLETE GYNASIUM )FOa
McIntyre Speaks on
At activity period on Thursday, Feb
ruary the fifth, Rev. Peter McIntyre
spoke to the student body. He arous
ed interest by asking the students to
see if they could recognize a certain
interesting country from the incidents
•which he was going to relate.
The first incident was about the
school teacher who had to cook his
own meals. When he killed a cow, so
that he might have beef, the people
crowded around him and protested,
for it was against theiri religion to
kill any kind of animals. Some people
who were of the school teacher’s re
ligion threw the dead cow into the
Sacred Temple; a big fight resulted.
\ ery few people in the audience knew
which country this happened in.
The next happening was about the
boy who wanted badly to get an edu
cation but no school would accept him.
Finally a teacher agreed to teach him
if he would stay a considerable dis
tance from the school. So he stood on
i? hill and the teacher shouted to him
from the school yard. More of the
audience recognized the country this
The third and last incident was
about an elaborate marriage ceremony.
But the bride was only three and the
groom only six.' Practically all the
audience recognized the country this
time. It was India.
Then he asked, “How many know
about the conference which was held
in London about a month ago?” and
“How many know who Gandhi is and
what he is doing now?” He got bet
ter response to this question than to
any other. This question followed:
‘'How many students hope that Gandhi
will resist the conditions put up to
him by the English government?”
Some said they hoped he would, which
showed that they were not thinking
or else knew nothing about the exist
Mr. McIntyre explained that unless
Gandhi would give in to the conditions
it would mean more trouble for the
Hindus and the English government.
The Hindus alone could not protect
themselves from the fierce invaders to
the northeast of India. The English
government is willing to allow them
self-direction except in the case of de
fense and finance.
BOY SCOUTS IN G. H. S.
Pete Heyward, George Heyward,
Willis Denmark, Brogden Spence, Joe
Denmark, Roy Liles, Edgar Pearson,
Ben Witherington, Ed Howell, Ed Out
law, Robert Carr, Byron Greene, Nor-
W00.1 Teague, Norwood Gwaltney, Paul
Borden, Linwood Blackburn, Black-
well Robinson, Thomas Pearson, Sam
Scott, Thomas Gwatney, Wyatt Pear
sall, Rice Pannell, Rodgers Dewey,
Ernjst Eutsler, Billy Griffin, Clarence
Wilkins, Geoi’ge Yow, Osborn Lee,
Wyatt Pearsall, William Corbett, Bern
ard Hallman, Carl McBride, John
Pressley, Luther Sherard, Sam Hood,
Emmett Spicer, Griff Porter, Mab
WHO IS WHO IN G. H. S.
Did we have a big time counting
these votes? You should have been
there to help us.
Most Popular Girl—Sadie Reid Ipocic
Most Popular Boy—Henry Liles
Best All-Around Girl — Catherine
Best All-Around Boy—Henry Liles
Best Looking Girl—Sadied Reid Ipock
Best Looking Boy—Henry Lilies
Most Original Girl—Is'^belle, Baddour
Most Original Boy—John Alien Stan
Most Studious Girl—Elizabeth Smith
Most Studious Boy—Ezra Griffin
Most Talented Girl—Elizabeth Smith
Most Talented Boy—Aaron Epstein
Best Girl Athlete—Catherine Liles
Best Boy Athle^;e—Henry Liles
Most Dignified Girl—Mary Borden
Most Dignified Boy—Ezra Griffin
Slieik—John Henry Pike
Sheikess—Sadie Reid Ipock
Wittiest Girl—Lucille Summerlin
7/ittiest Boy—John Allen Stanley
Sleepiest Girl—Hazel Montague
Sleepiest Boy—:Henry Liles
Best Girl Dancer—Nancy Bridgets
Best Boy Dancer—Wyatt Exum
Epstein and Smitln Take Leads
“Cyrano de Bergerac," a French play
of the seventeenth century by Ros
tand, was given in chapel Thursday,
February 12. It was an excellent pro
duction given by some of the seniors
vnder the direction of Miss Kornegay.
Elizabeth Smith took the leading girl’s
part, that of Roxane; and Aaron Ep
stein, the leading man’s part, that of
Cyrano. The other actors were: fitlly
Brown as Rageneau, Ezra Griffin as
Le Bret, Edward McDowell as Due de
Gramont, Lucy LeRoy as Mother Mar
garet, Louise Davis as Sister Martha,
Helen Taylor as Sister Claire, and the
following who were nuns: Grace
Helms, Ruth Stallings, Evelyn Moye,
Sadie Reid Ipock, Bertha Cutler, Em
ma Hail Baker, and Mary Frances
At the beginning of the program,
Ernest Eutsler gave a brief resume of
the preceding acts. Only the last act
of this play by Rostand was given. It
was' a French tragedy of the 17th cen
tury given in full costume of that
period. The scene, supposed to be
in autumn, was laid in the court yard
of a Catholic convent. The theme of
the play was that Roxane, having
grieved for her dead lover for fourteen
jears, found out that her friend Cy
rano had really composed the letters
pnd speeches that had won her heart.
Just as she made that discovery, she
also learned that Cyrano had been in-
i u'ed and was at that moment dying,
sc twice in her life she had lost her
lover. The dramatic action in the play
came when the dying Cyrano struck
clown imaginary foes with his sword.
Helen Smith accompanied the sing
ing of the nuns, at the piano. The
actors expect to give the play again at
Vome later date.
In conjunction with millions of other
scouts throughout the United States,
Tuscarora Council celebrated the 21st
anniversary of the Boy Scouts of Am
erica during February 7-14. Since the
importation of the Scouting movement
from England by William Boyce in
1910, the organization has had phe
nomenal success and growth. Today
there are^ about 5,000,000 boys enrolled
throughout every section of the coun
try. Goldsboro added its 101 members
of which G. H. S. has 60 scouts.
The occasion was not marked by
any blazing celebration but only by
the continuation of the good work that
the movement is noted for. Troop VI
held a canuk c'^^emony to review the
essentials of scouting, p father-
and-son banquet,' attended by 194 yer
sons, at the St. Paul church served
the same purpose.
Welcome Back ;>Iiss Cobb
The week that Miss Nellie was ill
with the “flu” seemed like a year to
her algebra classes. Her room sent
her a basket of flowers as a slight
token of their esteem. Miss Virginia
Cone took charge of her algebra
(Jasses until Miss Cobb returned.
Miss Nellie has had fine attendance
since she has been teaching in high
school. This absence is her first since
before Mr. Wilson became principal.
Health Doctor Speaks to
Students Aboitt Teeth
Dr. Branch from the State Depart
ment spoke to the students Friday,
Tebruary 20. He made a very inter
esting talk on the relation between
the teeth and health. The mouth,
v^hich is the gateway to the body and
which should be the cleanest, accord
ing to Dr. Branch, is the dirtiest.
He drew a picture of the formation
of the tooth, which helped the stu
dents to understand his talk. One of
the peculiarities of the tooth is that
the top of the tooth grows first, and
after it has grown the root is formed.
“If you want to have good teeth,
you must have plenty of lime and a
balanced diet,” Dr. Branch said.
Dr. Regt^er of the Wayne Health
Department introduced Dr. Branch,
Ambitious Seniors To
Their Stuff on Exams
Congratulations, seniors: 98 percent
of you passed all sub jets for the term!
Miss Kornegay’s room IIK is also to
be congi-atulated, having only two stu
dents to fail. a subject—the highest
percentage of any class. Tliere was
quite a bit less of the anxious ques
tioning among the seniors, than among;
the lower classmen.
“What did you make on geometry?"^
queried one junior to another.
“Did you pass history?” a sophomorei
“I wonder how anany students pass
ed everything, and whether more girls
or boys passed?”
These are a few of the questions
circulating among the students. Tlie
teachers having relieved their minds
on the failures, somebody (?) took pity
on them and made averages and per
centages and averages, and here are
The following figures show, in each
class, the percent of pupils who passed
Fresh.—boys, 84 percciit; girls, 82 per
cent; as a whole, 73 percent.
Soph.—boys, 56 percent, girls, 84 per
cent; as a whole, 67 pei'cent.
Jr.—boys, 47 percent; girls 79 per
cent; as a whole, 62 percent.
Sr.—boys, 91 percent; girls, 93 per
cent; as a whole, 93 percent.
As may easily be seen, by the above
percentages, quite a few students in
each class failed one or more sub
jects. However, of those, by far the
greater number failed only one sub
ject, fewer failed two, still fewer three,
and only six failed four subjects. Prac
tice ly all the best students fall into
the group who never fail a subject,
this being a proof of the psychological
theory that a person who excels in
one field is more than apt to excel
Boys, listen! The girls are getting
ahead of you! Isn’t it too bad .that
only 60 percent of you passed all sub
jects. while 78 percent of the girls did?
Can you give any reasons for this?
Probably I can. (Anyway you may
look ’em over and take your pick.)
1. Girls have more sense than boys.
2. Girls have more pride.
3. Girls are not lazy.
Yet I hear the boys advancing such,
1. Boys have more outside activities.
2. Boys are more restless by nature,
3. Their “deeper minds” think things
out, thereby niaking them slower.
Personally as a girl, I think the
above are poor excuses.
Look toward the future, freshmen,
sophomores, and juniors! Will your
percentage of students passing all sub
jects be 93 percent? Probably some
of the reasons for this good percent
1. Seniors are a more select group,
jnany having dropped out. leaving only
the good or the fairly ^Cd.
2. Seniors are desirous of escaping'
3. Seniors are nearer their goal, and
have a strange, but fascinating desire
The triangular debaters were chosen
Friday, February 13, at the tryoufc.
Blackwell Robinson and Pete Heyward
will uphold the affirmative; and Mar
ion Weil and Ezra Griffin, the nega
tive. Miss Beasley, Miss Gordner, and
Mr. Armstrong judged the debaters.
This year Goldsboro is in the tri
angle with Kinston and Rocky Mount,
ihe question to be discussed on April
third, is: Resolved, That the United
States should grant immediate inde
pendence to the Philippines. '
All four of the chosen debaters have
had practice in inter-class debates, and
Ezra Griffin has had two years of ex
perience with the triangukr teams.
The following students took part
in the tryouts: Ezra Griffin, Ed Den
mark, Lucy LeRoy, Marian Weil, Jaci
Hatch, Pete Heyward, and Blackwell
The staff wishes to extend
thj t« Lucile »nd Ben Farmer,
whose fskther died recently, and
Katie . Yoirite, who** mother died