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THE NEWSPAPER OF THE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
VOLUME X, NUMBER 9
GOLDSBORO, N. C., JUNE 9, 1937
50 CENTS A YEAR
Leader of S. A.
MORE VOTE THAN BEFORE
Other Four Officers Initiated Also in
Order That Work May Begin
Early Next Year
James Heyward was installed as
second president of the Student As
sociation Thursday June 3. Other
officers who took the oath were:
Janies Crone, vice president; Kala
Rosenthal, recording secretary;
Scottie Dameron, corresponding sec
retary; and Harry Hollingsworth,
In the official ceremony the new
officers were introduced by the old
officers. They were administered
the oath of office by Mr. Johnson.
William Dees, retiring president,
and the new officials gave speeches.
Of the 424 votes cast James Hey
ward received 215 for president and
Ross Ward 207. Since no opposi
tion was put up against the vice
presidential candidate, James
Crone, he was unanimously elect
ed. For recording secretary, Kala
Rosenthal received 233 votes to
Sarah Cox’s 184. Scottie Dam
eron with 288 votes won over Vir
ginia Lee with 114 and Margaret
Peacock with 81 for corresponding
secretary. Tor treasurer Harry Hol
lingsworth with 252 votes won over
Addison Hawley with 85 votes and
Bill Cobb with 84. One hundred
more ballots were cast in this elec-
liu i than in the first one held after
the organization of the Student As
sociation in March.
In accordance with the constitu
tion the election was held in the
spring that the officers may begin
their work at the first of school
next year. Officers retiring are:
William Dees, president; Marshall
McDowell, vice president; Rosanna
Barnes, recording secretary; Olivia
Ferguson, corresponding secretary;
and Sidney Gordon, treasurer.
During a period of nine days—
May 19 through May 28—all nom-
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Student's Approve ,
Activity Fee Plan
Fee Includes Admission to Athletic
Games, School Entertainments
and "Hi News" Subscription
Music Receives Attention
In Schedule for 1937-38
Because music plays as important
part in the lives of some people as
math, foreign language or science
does in others, an accredited music
course will be added to the curricu
lum next year.
A graduate of Guilford College
who has been teaching there part
of this year, has been employed to
teach music in the Goldsboro
Schools. Regular classes in GHS
will be held from activity period
until the close of school. At this
time classes in Glee Club and band
will be given. Before activity pe
riod he will work in the grammar
Win Commercial Honors
Two seniors brought honors to
GHS in the recent State Shorthand
contest. Lena R«ates won first place
in Shorthand II and Katherine
Jones, second place in Shorthand
Second place was won by both
Shorthand teams. Mary Clyde
Hill and Ada Belle Mozingo com
posed the Shorthand II team and
Virginia Ginn and Ruby Whitley,
the Shorthand I team.
The typing I team, Sadie Adams,
Rachel Daughtry and Ozello Wood
ward, won second place; and the
Typing II team, Hattie Smith, Ruth
Dillworth and Ruby Ball, placed
An overAvhelming vote was cast
recently by next year’s students for
the activity fee plan.
Of the 841 votes cast, only 32
students were against the plan. The
seventh grade was unanimous.
Under the present plan, for $2.50
GHS students would be entitled a
minimum of 6 football games, 12
basketball games, 4 swimming meets,
7 baseball games, 2 tennis matches,
1 track meet, 1 year’s subscription
to the Hi News, 3 student socials,
motion picture fee and a Junior
Play ticket. This would also in
clude any special entertainment the
school wishes to provide and which
heretofore students have been pay
ing to see. However, the fee will
not include entertainment given by
classes or activities to make money
for their own use.
Mr. Johnson and Mr. Armstrong
devised the plan, and then it was
presented to the School Board and
to the P.-T.A. After the approval
of these two organizations, the three
underclasses and seventh grades
were given full explanations and al
lowed to vote.
TWO SENIORS CHOSEN
FOR QUILL AND SCROLL
Mary Sherman and Hazel Shaver,
seniors, are being recommended to
the national secretary of the Quill
and Scroll Society for membership
in the GHS chapter.
Both girls have given service to
the Hi JSTews for the last three years,
two years in a journalism class and
one year on the staff. This year
Mary Sherman has managed the
circulation of the paper in a su
perior way besides giving valuable
aid in editing. During the time
that Hazel Shaver has been work
ing on the Hi News she has given
dependable service in selling ads,
writing feature, securing interviews
and making up pages.
The GHS chapter of Quill and
Scroll was organized in 1932, and
a total of 28 students have been
recognized for their work in jour
Tonight I graduate. My aunt and two cousins are here
to see me. We are in front of the huilding 'preparing to march
in. All is excitement. Then slow music. The rhythmic heat
of one hundred and twelve feet. Long aisles of staring faces.
We are led to our seats. Speeches that dont seem to mean
much. Hundreds of dim, white orhs. The dream of four
years is coming to pass. A white roll is in my hand. Thanh
you. We are praying. Again we march and I am graduated.
This diploma—I wanted it, I guess, hut what now?
Rocky Mount Minister
Delivers Final Sermon
The Reverend Dwight Ware,
pastor of the First Methodist church
of Rocky Mount, delivered the bac
calaureate sermon on “The Price of
Success” to approximately 110 Sen
iors last Sunday night.
In his sermon Mr. Ware indi
cated that the means of successful
living, once its goals are determined,
are inseparably bound with work.
As he developed his subject, Mr.
Ware declared, “Life does not offer
‘bargain sales’ at which the choice
desires of the heart can be bought
as commodities offered for sale.
Life’s earnestness requires that its
high ends may be realized through
the persistent willingness to work
for the ends. Every successful life
has behind it the experience of hard
work as the price of its crown.”
The choir of the Baptist church
under the direction of L. S. Bul
lock rendered two selections, “The
City Beautiful” and “Bless Thou
After the pructsdiuiiul the con
gregation joined in singing “Holy,
Holy, Holy.” The Reverend A. J.
Smith, pastor of the First Baptist
church, pronounced the invocation.
The Reverend Olin Fox of the
Christian Church pronounced the
benediction, following the hymn
“Come Thou Almighty King” by
Three Skits Enacted
In Senior Class Day
Three original skits featured the
Class Day program yesterday morn
ing at 10:30.
The history of the class was re
vealed in a trial of the seniors after
the class of ’38 accused them of be
ing too active in school activities.
After several seniors had been called
as witnesses, the jury, composed of
sophomores who have brothers or
sisters graduating, handed down a
verdict of not guilty.
The last will and testament was
read from a backyard scene of a
typical American farm home as the
family made preparations for a trip
to California in a homemade trailer.
In the enactment of the prophecy
of the class of ’37, employees and
customers of an exclusive dress shop
intently discussed the outcome of
ESSAYS OF 15 SENIORS
ENTER ROYAL CONTEST
Fifteen senior essays went in com
petition for the Royal Essay prize
of ten dollars to be awarded tonight
at the concluding commencement
The judges were local citizens
who read the essays Avithout the
names of the authors on them. Miss
Gordner and Miss Beasley, senior
English teachers, chose the judges.
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DOWN the halls
Wedding: Miss Sarah Chaffin,
teacher of Freshman English, was
married informally and quietly to
Mr. Marcellus McBride May 30.
Forums: Students for the past
or three weeks have been enjoying
the two forum speakers. Dr.
Thayer, authority on crime, and Dr.
Corey, authority on propaganda in
the news, have spent many hours
holding period-length forums.
Pantomime: In a Seven-County
forum held by Dr. Thayer May 30
Miss Beaseley’s double-period class
presented in pantomime “World
Problems of Today.” The same
original dramatization was given at
the school fair.
Politicing: GHS halls were open
to a large amount of politicing be
fore the recent election. Back-
slapping, cheerful “hellos” and
“how-are-yous” were handed out
by the dozens. Everything but the
inevitable cigars were given. And
undoubtedly if there were not a rule
against smoking there would have
been an abundance of cigars float
Free Watch: Edith Best was the
lucky senior who won the watch
offered by Rogers Jewelry Store.
For several weeks a clock with the
names of the graduating class en
circling it has been in the window.
At 5:30, Tuesday, May 25, Mr.
Johnson wound the clock and last
Wednesday the minute hand
stopped on Edith’s name.
Dangerous Dates: A pleasant
sight to see—the seniors’ faces light
up when Mr. Johnson announced
that outsiders could attend their re
ception. It seems that the ma
jority of seniors were dating every
body else but seniors, and for a
while those dated seniors thought
they’d be out of something.
ENGLISH CLASS GIVES
FLAGPOLE TO SCHOOL
Climaxing a year’s Avork charac
terized by much initiative, the third-
period Senior English class taught
by Miss Gordner presented a steel
flagpole to GHS with appropriate
ceremony yesterday morning after
the Class Day exercises. The pole
stands in the center of the western
campus adjacent to the auditorium.
The presentation program, work
ed out by Ben Carr w'ith the assist
ance of Mr. George Hammer, was
as follows: The song “America”;
presentation of flagpole to school by
Robert Bartholomew; acceptance of
flagpole by James Heyward; color
guard: four Sea Scouts—Benn Carr,
Irvin Montague, Everett Proud, and
Jimmie Mcllhenny; “To the Colors,”
sounded by Albert Rose; GHS song;
and closing prayer by Katherine
American Legion, Wayne Post
Number 11, donated the pole after
a class committee headed by Chris
tine Lewis had seen Mr. W. F.
Nufer, commander of the post. Last
November, following a news report,
the class realized that GHS had
no pole and determined to get one.
After the efforts of Ralph Smith,
Harold Ward and Thomas Monk to
secure a cypress tree for a flagpole
proved unsuccessful, the class ap
pealed to the American Legion,
Wayne Post Number 11 — first to
Mr. Tom Gillikin, adjutant, who
had another cypress tree cut which
was also too short; then to Mr.
Nufer, commander, who made pos
sible the steel pole.
112 Seniors Take
TALKS ENCIRCLE FREEDOM
Marshall McDowell, Irene Mitcham,
William Dees, Mr. Armstrong
to Discuss Theme
One hundred and twelve happy
Seniors, yet somewhat sad, will face
Mr. W. A. Dees tonight to receive
their diplomas in the high school
auditorium at 8 :30.
Freedom will be the theme of the
four main speeches. Mary Baddour,
president of the class, will give the
introductory speech. Marshall Mc
Dowell will discuss Freedom of
Speech; Irene Mitcham, Freedom of
Religion; and William Dees, Free
dom of Press. Superintendent Ray
Armstrong will give the concluding
talk on Freedom of Thought.
The annual prizes will be award
ed by Principal Burt P. Johnson.
Outstanding prizes of the night w^ll
be the Weil Scholarship Prize, given
by Mrs. Henry Weil to the senior
boy and girl having the highest
average above ninety and the Royal
Essay Prize given by ]\Ir. George
G. Royal to the senior boy or girl
writing the best original essay. The
Lionel AVeil, Jr., Trophy, awarded
to the senior boy or girl most out
standing in sports through his high
school career, will also be among
Annie L. Howell, senior, who tied
for first place in the state music
contcst, will plaj a ..c’xtivL/
“Valse” by Chopin.
Heading the processional and re
cessional will bo George Ham, chief
junior marshal, and James Hey
ward, assistant chief marshal.
Franklin Spencer Earns
Amateur Station Permit
"Hi News, Jr." Issued
In ten minutes the Journalism I
class sold 400 copies of the Hi News,
Jr., which came out May 24.
The eight-page, four - column,
19 1/2 by 12 inches paper proved
to be a financial success. Through
subscription and ads the printer’s
bill of $48.50 was paid in full.
It was the first Sophomore paper
published in the spring of the last
three years to carry pictures. Mary
Best served as editor.
After passing a rigid examination,
Franklin Spencer, senior, recently
received his Amateur Radio
Oi)orator and Station License, is
sued by the Federal Communica
tions Commission of Washington,
The novice radio operator became
the fourth known person to secure
a license in Goldsboro, and he is
the first local to receive license
while in high school.
In order to meet the requirements
of the Federal Communications Com
mission Franklin passed an arduous
test demanding the ability to read
13 words a minute in the Inter
national Morse Telegraph Code and
the answering of ten questions, five
concerning the treaties and laws
of the commission and five dealing
with the knowledge of radio. Frank
lin readily corresponds with ama
teurs as far as New York and Illi
nois with his transmitter and receiv
ing set which he has in a wooden
shack in his back yard.
Franklin operates with the call
letters of W4ES0 on 7179 kilocycles,
between the 49 and 31 meter bands
on any short wave radio. He is
13 Stay for Extra Year
Seeking the advantages of an ex
tra year 13 seniors, Willis Casey,
Lester Cuddington, Richard Daugh
try, John Hicks, Jack Hunt, Ed
ward Mansour, Thomas Snypes,
Ruby Ball, Annie Ruth Edgerton,
Edith Huffman, Mildred Lee, Mary
Jane Smith and Ida Mae Starling
are returning to GHS next year.
Arrangements have been made so
that it will be possible for these stu
dents to refuse their diplomas this
year and graduate with a twelfth
year to their credit.