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VOLUME V. NUMBER 7
GOLDSBORO, N. C., APRIL 29, 1932
45 CENTS A YEAR
R. B. HOUSE SPEAKS AT FORMAL AUDITORIUM OPENING
Seniors Win Decision
Over Junior Debaters
lA/ill Meet Sophomores May 12
in Finals for Giddens'
Influential Men Have
. By virtue of their win over tlie
juniors April 21, tlie seniors will
meet tlie sophomores on May 12 for
possession of the Giddens’ Debating
The senior team, Elizabeth John
son, Florence Brooks, and Mary
Elizabeth Kelly, upholding the
aegative side of the question, Re
solved, That the rapid awakening
)f the Mongolian race is perilous to
che Caucasian supremacy of the
world, won a unanimous decision
^ver the junior affirmative team
.3omposed of Euth Baughtery,
Emolyn Simon, and Jack Hatch.
Due to the fact that there were
three speakers on each side, the
judges were asked to vote on the two
Dest speakers on each side. As a
result of this Mary Elizabeth Kelly
and Florence Brooks were chosen
IS the best senior speakers, and Jack
tiatch and Ruth Daughtery, as the
-best junior speakers.
; The argument of the affirmative
5vas based on the fact that at last
Japan and China are becoming na-
iionalized and on the fact that mil
lions of soldiers could be thrown
into battle by the Mongolians.
The negative based their argument
Dn the fact that the Mongolian races
io not have any civilization of their
3wn but rather are absorbing the
Paucasian civilization, and thereby
forwarding this movement rather
^han destroying it.
^ According to the negative, the
[Chinese flapper is modeled after her
Caucasian sister, she uses rouge and
•ipstick, smokes, plays tennis and
;olf, and dances; she even rates her
ntelligence as superior to that of
gier male brother.
presiding officers were Louis
jarfour, chairman; Ed Howell,
secretary • William Corbett, time-
** The judges were Miss Cobb, Mr.
Wilson, and Mr. Sansbury:
The sophomore team, which will
lebate the seniors, is made up of
Thomas Pearson and Bushnell
Thirteen Who Have Held This
Office Now Occupy Import
By Clarence Wilkins, Jr.
During the half century of its
existence the Goldsboro Public
School has been extremely fortunate
in having as its jsuperilntendents
thirteen men of such caliber that
they later held important positions
The men in order of their superin
tendence are : E. P. Moses, E. A.
Alderman, J. Y. Joyner, L. D.
Howell, J I. Foust, T. R. Foust,
E. C. Brooks, A. E. Woltz, J. E.
Avent, E. D. Pusey, J. W. Huffing-
ton, C. V. Neuffer, and 0. A.
Prof. E. P. Moses, the first
superintendent of the schools, served
from 1881 to 1885. Prof. Moses is
generally known to be one of the
foremost educators in the South. He
is recognized by several authorities
as the “father of public schools.”
The man who took Prof. Moses’
place for four years, 1885 to 1889,
was Dr. E. A. Alderman. After
doing a splendid piece of work in
this city, Dr. Alderman was the pres-
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The Journalism Class wishes
to thank Mr. C. E. Wilkins, a
member of the school board,
who, by his helpful suggestions
and hearty cooperation, aided
in the publishing of this
special edition of the paper.
We appreciate this interest
shown by Mr. Wilkins and
other members of the school
J. H. S. Orchestra to Give
The G. H. S. Orchestra is
3heduled to give three performances
iiring the next few weeks. It is to
urnish the music for the Junior
ti'lay, which is to be held May 6,
nd h^ been asked to play at the
lext Parent-Teachers Association
lee uring Music Week a con-
ert will be
Class Day Speakers
Elected by Seniors
A Senior Class meeting was called
Monday, April 18, for the purpose
of electing class day speakers and
The following officers were elected:
poet—Florence Baker; prophet—-
Florence Brooks; historian—Marian
Weil; and testator—Sammy Carr.
The invitations selected were those
offered by Edwards & Broughton,
Raleigh, the printers of the Golds
boro Hi News. The invitations are
$1 per dozen, and a certain percent
age of this, a commission, is to be
used toward publishing the com
mencement issue of the paper.
Definite plans for commencement
and the senior picnic have not yet
AS WE LIKE IT
1^0, this is not a Shakespearean
lay; but if you want to play in a
tragedy,” try defacing the audi-
We like it as it is and even if
oil think you are an art genius, the
uit^u pretty enough to
If you happen to be a sculptor,
on t practice on those seats
We know that the curtains when
tvisted make a fine rope to swing
grom, but remember—Tarzan lives
1 the open.
, Even if they are “footlights” they
are not meant for your feet.
If you are one of those weak-
kneed people, bring your footstool
with you. The seat in front of you
was not placed there for that
If you must rub the mahogany
with your feet, put them on the
Exit signs the same way. We want
them to harmonize.
If you can think of any more
means of defacing the auditorium,
perform these in front of Jabez and
We wont mind.
The date for the Junior
Play has been set for Friday,
May 6, in the High School
A change has been made in
the cast of the play. Mildred
Rawlings now is in the leading
role of Lady Mary Carlisle.
OPENING IS CLIMAX TO
HISTORY OF SCHOOLS
School Board Commends Mr.
George Dewey on His Work
in Erection of New High
By Clarence Wilkins, Jr.
The formal opening of the Golds
boro High School auditorium today
is the climax of the long and glorious
history of the Goldsboro Public
Schools, which dates back to 1881,
when Dr. E. P. Moses was the first
superintendent. The high school
building is not only the best of the
six white school buildings in the
city, but will compare favorably
with any building in the state.
On February 16, 1925, the Board
of Trustees, composed of Chairman
George C. Kornegay, W. A. Dees,
C. E. Wilkins, G. S. Dewey, Mrs.
Henry Weil, W. E. Stroud, F. K.
Borden, J. D. Langston, and Mrs.
W. D. Creech, definitely decided to
erect a new high school.
Dr. Stayer and Dr. Englehard of
Columbia University were employed
to study the city and find a suitable
location for the building. After con
sidering several locations, the
present site containing ten acres was
purchased from the Goldsboro De
Bonds amounting to $325,000 were
sold to Brown Bosworth and Com
pany of Detroit, Michigan, and
directly afterwards Starrett and
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New Auditorium Is
Presented to Students
Mr. Armstrong Makes Presen
tation; Arthur Allred
The new auditorium of the
Goldsboro High School was formally
presented to the student body by
Superintendent Ray Armstrong on
Wednesday morning, April 20,
^'To explain this occasion I need
lungs as big as the drum on this
staje and a mouth as large as that
mammoth horn,” said Mr. Arm
He stated that over $2,000 had
been saved on stage equipment
from the footlights back. This was
done by the students and teachers.
The curtains and draperies were
made by the home economics classes
and the women teachers, and they
were hung by the manual training
class and the men teachers.
In this way the equipment cost
not quite $500 as compared with
the architects’ estimate of $2,500.
‘‘I congratulate you!” continued
Mr. Armstrong. ‘‘I cannot conceive
of any sacrifice which your parents
would not make for the opportuni
ties of growing boys and girls. There
need be no apology for adding some
thing beautiful to the lives of boys
The auditorium was formally ac
cepted by Arthur Allred in behalf
of the student body:
“What a gift Mr. Armstrong has
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Presentation to be Made by G. S.
Dewey; Presiding Officer, Mr.
Armstrong; Address of Appre
ciation, Emmet Spicer.
EXERCISES AT 8:00 P.M.
Journalism Class Visits
Raleigh Printing Plants
The Journalism Class on April 26
spent the day in Raleigh, visiting
the various newspaper plants and
The members of the class were
especially intrested in the processes
necessary to get a paper printed; so
Edwards & Broughton Company
was the first place visited. They
saw this issue of the Hi News in its
first stages of publication.
At the Raleigh Times Plant the
class was shown a paper in its dif
ferent stages from the moment the
copy goes to the linotype operator
until the “Times” was given to the
newsboys for distribution.
The class also visited the State
Capitol, the State Museum, and the
Hall of History.
Those students making all
one’s for the second six-week
period of the second semester
are: Lillian Edgerton, Lillian
Gordon, Lily Bet Hales, Mary
Elizabeth Kelly, Virginia
Slaughter, Helen Smith, Eliza
beth Johnson, Dorothy Lang
ston, Pete Heyward, Ruth
Smith, ]Sr 0 r a Lancaster,
Edward Caviness, Sallie Britt,
Katherine Kalmar, Gertrude
Hobbs, and James Wharton.
We wish to express our
gratitude to Mr. Armstrong,
Mr. Case, the faculty, and the
students who made it possible
for the stage fixtures—lights
and curtains—to be purchased
and installed at a sum much
lower than the original amount
set aside for this purpose.
Miss Taylor’s Biology
Classes Make Field Trip
The fifth period Biology Class,
under the direction of Miss Taylor,
went on a field trip, Wednesday,
The classes, at this time, were
studying stems and buds. The fifth
period class went out to the fields
surrounding the building and made
collections of stems, buds, mosses,
Miss Taylor planned to carry
every class out but the first group
made such a good collection that
there was no need for the other
classes to go.
The presentation of the audi
torium of Goldsboro High School
will be made at the formal opening
tonight at 8 o’clock by Mr. G. S.
Dewey, chairman of the School
Mr. R. B. House, secretary of the
President of the University of
North Carolina, will make an ad
dress on “Is School Building a Good
Mr. House was First Lieutenant,
serving over seas in the World War.
The following program will be
Invocation—Rev. Peter McIntyre.
Presiding—Mr. Ray Armstrong,
Superintendent of Goldsboro
Presentation of Auditorium—Mr.
G. S. Dewey, Chairman of School
In Appreciation—Emmet Spicer.
Violin Solo—Barbara Cuthrell.
Address—Mr. R. B. House.
Benediction—Rev. W. V. McRae.
Staff Sponsors “Sky Devils”
The staff of the Goldsboro Hi
News sponsored “Sky Devils,” a
fast-moving war picture which was
shown at the Paramount Theater
Monday and Tuesday of this week,
April 25 and 26.
This is the second picture which
has been sponsored by the staff, the
proceeds of both going towards the
publication of the paper.
Students Take Part In
Culver Scholarship Award
Jerry Derr, Abraham Gordon, and
Paul Borden, three sophomores from
G. II. S., competed with 130 other
boys from high schools of twelve
North Carolina cities, for the Emily
Jane Culver scholarships, in the pre
liminary examination on March 19.
The final examination for the win
ners will be given May 7 at Duke
University, when the winner from
this state will be selected.
The award is worth $6,000 over
a period of three years and the
selected one will attend the Culver
Military Academy for three years.
The committee in charge of the
award in this state is Dr. W. A.
Brownlee and R. L. Latham, Avith
Dr. Edgar W. Knight, chairman.
The other cities holding the pre
liminary examinations were Wash
ington, Wilmington, Charlotte,
Fayetteville, Winston-Salem, Ra
leigh, Greensboro, Tarboro, Eden-
ton, Lenoir, and Jacksonville.
NUERTY NUERTS—MY PET FLEA
In my care I have several flocks
of fleas. The number being too
numerous to mention, I will en
deavor to give a short sketch of the
life and death of my pet, Nuerty
I picked Nuerty as a pet because
of his insurpassed intellect. On a
recent intelligence examination the
brainy little huzzy scored an I. Q.
of 340. Another little self-conscious
dude, Pluto, who deserves honorable
mention, made a bare 80. It is truly
remarkable for if I must say, Nuerty
Nuert’s I. Q. of 340 was the highest
ever scored among the “Holy
While dear old Nuerty was at
school one day he received his first
lesson in love as he sat stroking
his newly acquired mustache. The
teacher, his dearest future wife,
threw her arms about his neck and
held him like a vice until the moon
at last came over the mountain.
Thus the whirl-wind courtship of
Nuerty Nuerts was at an end.
His father-in-law, another “Scar-
face Al,” the Holy Palooka’s enemy,
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