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THE NEWSPAPER OF, THE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
VOLUME XI, NUMBER 2
GOLDSBORO, N. C.,
NOVEMBER 5, 1937
50 CENTS A YEAR
Here For 2 Days
Student Association Takes Charge
of Transportation, Guiding,
The ISTorth Central District
Teachers Association is holding its
fifteenth annual convention in
Goldsboro today and tomorrow with
members of the SA acting as guides.
The Sx\ asked for volunteers to
act as helpers for the convention.
Seventy-three students volunteered
as helpers; forty-nine to act as
guides, ten for the information
desk, ten to direct parking and
four for transportation.
Friday: 2:30 p.m.—GHS Audi
torium, address by Dr. Will
French, Teachers College, Colum
8:30 p.m.—Hotel Goldsboro, address
Room 12, Commercial teachers.
'Room 6, Agricultural teachers.
Room 8, Higher Education teach
Room 10, Physical Education
Room 15, French teachers.
Room 25, Music teachers.
Room 9, Dramatic Art teachers.
Room 19, School librarians.
Room 21, High School principals.
Room 3. Science teachers.
3:45 p.m.—William Street School
auditorium, Grammar Grade
auditorium, Primary teachers.
3:46 p.m.—Yirgliiia Street School
auditorium. Elementary teach
Friday: 6 p.m.—Dinner meeting for
Classroom teachers at Hotel
6 p.m.—Blue Lantern Cafeteria,
Superintendents and High School
6 p.m.—Bill© Lantern Cafeteria,
Dramatic Art teachers.
8 p.m.—GHS Auditorium, address,
Hon. Cal Teimy, humorist.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.—GHS.
Library, English teachers.
Room 7, Latin teachers.
9:00 ium.—William Street School
auditorium, Grammar Grade
Saturday: 9:30 a«m.—GHS#
Room 11, Art teachers.
Room 20, Mathematics teachers.
Room 2, Home Economics.
Room 21, High School principals.
9:80 a,m.—Walnut Street School
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Council Members Planning
To Attend SA Conference
To send all Council members to
the Student Association Conference
in Washington, C., Thursday,
ITovember 18, is the aim of Mr.
The feature of the convention will
be the address of Dr. E. K. Fret-
well of Teachers’ College of Colum
Dr. Fretwell is a noted educator
and lecturer on Student Associations
and Mr. Johnson feels, that in order
for the council members to under
stand fully the foundation of a stu
dent association, they should hear
Some members, possibly the Asso
ciation officers, will attend all day
to take part in the regular business
meetings of the convention.
A dance for those attending will
be held after Dr. Fretwell’s address
Newly Chosen Class Leaders
Pictured above are 19 of the 20 class officers. Left to right, bottom
row: Betty Michaux, freshman president; Hortense Liles, freshman secre
tary; Bobbie Helms, freshman cheer leader; Mildred Lee, sophomore
cheer leader; Berta Parks, junior cheer leader; Helen Cox, sophomore
secretary; second row: Sarah Cox, senior treasurer; Helen Moye, senior
cheer leader; Carolyn Langston, junior vice president; Olivia Ferguson;
junior treasurer; Lorraine Taylor; junior secretary; top row Ernest
Crone, freshman vice president; Sidney Gordon, junior president; Jim
Manly, senior vice president; Ross Ward, senior president; Sion Boney,
sophomore president; Ed Smith, sophomore treasurer; Horace Potter,
sophomore vice president; Bobby Heyward, freshman treasurer. Tilley
Horton, senior secretary, was not present.
Goldsboro Public Schools Progress
As Method of Teaching Changes
Twelve Clubs Formed
By Student Petitions
Only Fifty-five Per Cent of Students
Participate in Recent Class Elections
Ward, Gordon, Boney and Michaux
Have Been Elected Class
Voting listlessly, on October 13,
tjie students named tiieir class officers
with only 427 votes, against a pos
sible ballot of approximately 820.
The seniors led in percentage with
79 per cent of the class casting bal
lots. The sophomores followed with
56 per cent and the juniors and
freshmen lagged behind with only
44 per cent and 41 per cent re
The following students were elect
ed to lead their classes:
Seniors: President, Ross Ward;
Vice president, Jim Manly; Secre
tary, Tilley Horton; Treasurer,
Sarah Cox; Cheer leader, Helen
t7 uniors: President, Sidney Gor
don ; Vice president, Carolyn Langs
ton ; Secretary, Lorraine Taylor;
Treasurer,'Olivia Ferguson; Cheer
leader, Berta Parks.
Sophomores: President, Sion
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Mr. Johnson Recognized
At Principals' Meeting
At a recent meeting of the City
High School Principals in Winston-
Salem, Mr. Burt Johnson was named
chairman of the principals’ division,
in commission with a superintendent,
to approve pictures to be selected by
the Department of Visual Educa
The committee will meet in
Chapel Hill every two months to
approve pictures for the selection of
the department. The pictures which
are chosen will be available to the
public schools of North Carolina.
In explaining “A Balanced Activi
ties Program for the Average City
High School with Teacher Assign
ment,” Mr. Johnson said: “Extra
curricular activities are a big part
of daily life. Because of this, more
school time should be given to them.”
To answer the question, “What
do we want boys and girls to get?”
Mr. Johnson said, “Good health,
good mental ability, variety of voca
tion and satisfying social happiness.”
N. C. Grading Standard
To Be Adopted in GHS
For the first time in several years,
GHS has adopted Jic state standard
This system was again chosen so
that it would bo easier to tell the
standings of students transferred
from other schools.
The reports will bo given out every
quarter with a full explanation of
tlu! students’ work. During the
periods between the quarter, slips will
be sent to parents tolling what kind
of work the student is doing. A new
form Avill bo sent this year if the
student is doing superior work, as
well as the delinquent slips.
By having reports only four times
a year the teaclier has a better chance
to understand the students and more
time to make out reports.
The grades wall be 1, (93 to 100) ;
2, (85 to 02); 3, (77 to 84); 4,
(70 to 76) and 5, .a failure. There
will be no plus or minus grades.
The first report cards Avill go
out I^ovember 17.
With twelve activities now fimc-
tioning, the three weeks’ work by the
Activity Committee is beginning to
This is the first year the activities
have been selected by the students.
Secured by petitions, their organi
zations show initiative on the part
of the members. There are ap
proximately 500 students taking part
in the activities.
Each organization meets on Mon
days and Wednesdays at activity
periods. Journalism, the one excep
tion, meets on Friday, in order to
have more time to edit the Hi News.
All clubs have been formed with
definite aims. They are as follows:
Photography: to promote more
artistic photography, to learn the
constructions and meclianisms of the
various types of cameras; sponsor,
Scribblers : to gain experience and
knowledge necessary for working on
Hi News; sponsor, Miss Sanborn.
Girls’ Athletic: to ])romote ath
letics and their developing accom
paniments among the girls of GHS;
sponsor, Miss Langston.
Debating: to develop debating
qualities; sponsor, Mr. Armstrong.
Junior and Varsity Football: to
go over previous week’s game and
to plan for the ^oming gi'mc; spon
sors, Mr. Jeffrey and Mi. J. W.
Dramatics: to study dramatics
and develop material for the Junior
Play; sponsor. Miss Newell.
Journalism: to bring entire staff
together to work on the Hi Nkws;
sponsor, Miss Gordner.
Typing: to better students in typ
ing and prepare them for further
work; sponsor. Miss Ezzell.
Needlecraft: to teacli girls more
about the finer arts of sewing and
handwork; sponsor, Mrs. Middleton.
lladio: to learn more about radios
and to build several of the sini])l(>r
type; sponsor, Mr. Helms.
Glee Club is similar to the regular
cljiss and offered to those who cannot
get this training during actual
school hours; sponsor, Mr. Now.
The Activity Committee, chosen
from the Coimcil, consists of Bobble
Anno Sanborn, chairman; Margaret
Peacock, Charles Liles, Olivia Fergu
son and James Crone.
DOWN the halls
SILENCE: For the past few days,
a table has been reserved in the
cafeteria with this sign—“La table
pour cieux qui parlent en francais
seulment.” The first and second
year French students are, at last,
learning that there’s something to
the statement, “Children should be
seen and not heard.”
WATCH THE BIRDIE: GHS stu
dents, one by one, marched to Mr.
W. T. Boyce’s improvised studio at
the west end of the building to get
photographs made on October 25.
The pictures, when developed, will
be placed on file in the office for
personal records. . Students who
wish, may purchase prints at a nomi
CALLING ALL NURSES: Credit
goes to Miss Tomlinson, who has
arranged for Mrs. S. B. McPheeters
to teach a course in nursing at ac
tivity periods, to all girls who plan
to go in training after graduation.
TAKE PRIDE: It seems that Mr.
Johnson is one who has influence!
After speaking to the students about
using the roads and paths around
the building, instead of the grass,
everyone has begun to realize the im
portance of his request and is co
PUBLISH PAPER: Because of
the enthusiasm shown for writing in
Mr, Barrett’s 7th grade room, the
students are organized into a news
paper staff to publish weekly The
William 8t. News. With Peggy
Reaves, editor-in-chief, they plan to
get out a mimeographed issue each
Friday. After a Hi News staff
member spoke to them on journalism,
they have made plans for improve
Students Plan Work and Conduct
Classes Under Supervision
If one should take a trip through
the grades of the Goldsboro Public
Schools from the prinuiry to the
senior classes, he would witness a
new method of teaching going on
the like of which not nuiny schools
in the United States can boast. This
method is called by the school
officials “Progressive Education”
because it is an improvement over
the old method of teaching.
Characteristic features of the new
way of teaching are that students
take an active part in selecting their
topics of study and that they develop
the chosen topic not just by study
ing about it but by actually doing
the very thing they are studying.
Learn by Doing
The students get into their studies
by creating real life problems. For
instance, in a first grade a boy had
mada an elephant from clay. In
an accident the elephant’s trunk had
been broken off. Then the student
wrote a short story telling this acci
dent, in this way usitig his knowledge
of writing and spelling.
A third grade group, interested
in natural science, is watching the
effect of different foods on four
white rats, two of Avhich are given
a balanced diet and two a diet of
candy and sweets. This experiment
will be carried on for two months,
the rats being weighed at regular
intervals. The cliildren. resDonsibh;
tor tlie care ol tiie rats, are writing
many stories about them.
Another instance is shown in a
seventh grade that has undertaken
to publish a weekly mimeographetl
newspaper that offers an oppor
tunity to learn capitalization, punc-
tination, spelling and general
language usage. This way is much
better than writing on subjects of
no interest to the student for ho
understands what he is writing.
This method has been gradually
growing into the school system for
the past six years and has made the
most progress within the last three
Six years ago an average reading
program carried on in a senior
English class was a parallel reading
course requiring eight books of
different types, llsually all members
of the class read the same typo of
book at the same time—biography,
But under the now system now
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Hi News Given High Rating
At Lexington Convention
Receiving 620 points from a pos
sible 800, the Hi News was given an
honor rating at the Southern Inter-
scholastic Press Association (SIPA)
held recently in Lexington, Va. Five
junior members of the staff attended
The paper receiving the highest
score was The Ghatterhox from
Danville, Va. During the two days
of the convention, group meetings
were held for the students and ad
visers interested in newspapers,
magazines and annuals.
All trophies and awards were made
at the convention banquet held on
Those representing the IIi News
staff were: Mary Best, R. T. Cozart,
Carolyn Langston, Jack Smith and
Evelyn Colie. Mr. R. M. D. Free
man was the chaperon.