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THE NEWSPAPER OF THE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
Volume XIII, Number 8
Goldsboro, N. C., June 11, 1940
Fifty Cents Per Yeor
Pageant/H umanity’s Plea’,ToClimax Commencement,
As 163 Seniors Receive Diplomas Tonight At 8:30
Martha Best Has Role of Hu
manity In Pageant; Mr. W. A.
Dees To Present Awards; Mrs.
J. N. Johnson, Diplomas
One hundred and sixty-three Seniors
of GHS will march for the last time
down the aisles of the high school aud
itorium tonight, to their commence
ment exercises, ending their high school
They will watch a pageant dramatiz
ing Humanity’s plea to the world,
which will be the final, crowning work
of their high school life. In the pageant,
written by Doris Davis and Martha
Best, Humanity will plead that Greed,
Ignorance, Prejudice, and Injustice be
banished from this world, giving place
to Charity, Wisdom, Understanding,
and Justice, who can lead Man to his
most desired goal—Happiness. (Entire
script is printed on page 5).
The characters of the pageant are:
Martha Best, Humanity; Sara Jeffreys,
Charity; Mary James Best, Wisdom;
Helen Boyette, Understanding; Ercell
Allen, Justice; Mildred Lee, Greed;
Carrie Best, Ignorance; Helen Kan-
nan, Prejudice; and Ann Daniels, In
justice. Members of the class who will
represent Mankind are: Marina An
drews, Katherine Beaman, Aliean Bed
ford, Sonny Boney, Eliza Cox, Hugh
Daughtry, Olivia Ferguson, Rena Gra
ham, Ruth Hinson, Elsie Hooks, Sarah
Joyner, Helen McClenny, Bill Nufer,
Christine Percise, Herman Perkins,
Kala Rosenthal, W. C. Stuckey, and
Mr. W. A. Dees will present the
awards and Mrs. J. N. Johnson, the
diplomas. The Weil Scholarship prizes,
given to Mrs. Henry Weil to the boy
and to the girl' having the highest
scholastic average above 90, and the
Royall Essay prize, given by Mr.
George Royall to the senior writing the
best original essay will be awarded.
Johnny Grant, Senior Class presi
dent, will introduce the pageant in his
welcoming speech and later will pre
sent the Senior gift, which will be ac
cepted by Principal J. W. Gaddy.
The invocation will be given by the
Reverend Mr. T. E. Beaman and the
benediction, by Rabbi Weiss.
'Ed Smith and Ike Manly will sing
selected songs. The processional will
be “God of Our Fathers,” by Warren,
and jhe recessional, “Pomp and Cir
cumstance,” by Elgar. Just before the
recessional, the Seniors will sing their
farewell song to the school, which is to
the tune of “Viennese Refrain.”
History, Last Will and Testament^
and Prophecy of the Class of ’40.
Given in Class Night Dramati
REV. MR. J. H. MARION, JR.
Durham Minister Delivers
Twenty-One Senior Essays
Submitted To Final Judges
The winner of the Royall Essay
Prize selected from a group of twenty-
one essays being considered by the
three local judges, will be announced
tonight at the Commencement Exer
cises by Mr. W. A. Dees, chairman of
the School Board.
The writers of the twenty-one essays,
which were selected by the three Sen
ior English teachers, are: Doris Davis,
Helen Cox, Chase Johnson, Harriet
Kelly, Mitchell Baddour, Marina An
drews, Martha Best, Toni Lupton,
Gene Ham, Ed Smith, Mary Louise
Parks, Kala Rosenthal, Sonny Boney,
Herman Perkins, Harold Montague,
Virginia Lee, Grace Alexander, Dwan-
da Lee Bissette, Ed Bailey, Ed West,
and Billy Powell.
Last year’s winner was “Jes Lookin’.”
by Juanita Hunt. “Meet My Kin” by
Homer Ball won in 1938.
Passing the tests of life—self-control,
struggle, steadfastness, and Christian
consecration—was the topic of the Bac
calaureate Sermon delivered by the Rev
erend Mr. J. H. Marion, Jr., Sunday
night, June 9.
According to Mr. Marion, who is
minister of the First Presbyterian
Church in Durham, N. C., we may
become masters of life by passing four
“The most important mastery of life
is the mastery of our emotions. Can
you manage yourself on all occasions?
If you can, you have passed the test
“Struggle is that quality needed to
reach our goal. If we are to be really
successful in character we can’t sit back
and depend on the stars, the stock mar
ket, or some lucky charm to bring us
our desires. We must work for them
“Steadfastness is the ability to endure.
Life is not a fifty-yard dash—it’s a
cross-country run. We must endure it
all. A rich reward is ours if we pass
the test of endurance.
“There are two choices for life—
yourself and the Kingdom of God. It is
when we know the joy of Christian
consecration, building God’s Kingdom,
that we not only will be dressed up
with education and personality, but will
have somewhere great to go.
“The surest guarantee of a successful
grade on these tests is to take Jesus
Christ as Teacher, Guide, and Saviour.
He passed all the tests. He mastered
life. Let us go up with Him together.”
The Seniors marched in to the pro
cessional, “God of Our Fathers,” by
Warren and occupied reserved seats as
a class. The invocation was pronounced
by the Reverend Dr. Legh R. Scott,
following which the congregation join
ed in singing “Come, Thou Almighty
King.” The Girls’ Glee Club sang
“Send Out Thy Light,” by Gounod,
preceding the sermon and “The Lord
Is My Shepherd,” by Smart, following
it. The Reverend Mr. J. C. Grainger
pronounced the benediction. The Sen
iors used as their recessional, “Pomp
and Circumstance,” by Elgar.
Ed Shumate was chairman of the
baccalaureate committee and Miss Ez-
zell the adviser.
In three separate scenes staged on the
midway of a county fair, in a disrepu
table alley, and in front of “dear ole”
GHS, respectively, the prophecy, last
will and testament, and history, were
presented at Class Night Exercises last
George Williams sang, “I’ll Take
You Home Again, Kathleen.” between
the first two scenes and Susan Lupton
played “Orientale” by Cesar Cui on the
violin between the last two.
The senior class marched in and out
to the music of “Pomp and Circum
stance,” by Elgar. They remained
standing when they entered and sang
two songs, one written by Ruth Hinson
to the tune of “My Buddy,” the other
by Martha Best and Helen Boyette to
the tune of “Bless You.” After the
skits, they again stood and sang Teeny
Mansour’s song to the tune of “Star
Dust.” The curtains then opened on
the entire cast of the class night pro
ductions and together the whole Senior
Class sang their class song.
Juniors Bid Farewell
Following this, the Juniors bade them
farewell by singing an original song,
the words and music having been writ
ten by Bobbie Helms.
The history was presented in panto
mimic. Grace Alexander, who wrote
the class history, read the script, while
the seniors appeared in an improvised
doorway of GHS as their names were
In the prophecy, Helen Cox, a typi
cal member of the Class of ’40, ap
proached the fortune teller, Toni Lup
ton, at a county fair. As the fortune
teller began relating the action of the
members of the Class of ’40 ten years
hence, her voice began to fade away
and a spot was flashed consecutively
on a hospital, a dress shop, a radio
station, an airport, and a beauty parlor
The script of the prophecy was writ
ten by the class prophet, Helen Cox,
and included the names of all members
of the Senior Class.
Chase Johnson, class testator, was
author of the last will and testament,
which, according to the skit, was ac
cidentally found in a trash can on June
7, 1982 by some meddlesome boys who
were playing baseball in an alley.
The property and lights committee
was composed of Charles Magill, chair
man, Rena Graham, Alvin Edgerton,
and Filie Person.
Miss Mary Bell and Miss Katherine
Adams have been the faculty advisers.
Active Members of NHS
Old and new members of the National Honor Society as printed above arc Front row, left to riishf Grate
Alexander, Haro d Montague, Olivia Ferguson, Helen Cox, Mary Louise Parks, Shirley Pearsall, Toni Lupton.
Fihe Person, Mildred Lee, Dwanda Lee Bissette, Charles Liles, and Virginia Lee; second row: Conny Boney
Ikc Manly, Miss Lena laylor, adviser; Willie Boykin, and Bill Nufer.
14 Seniors And
Quill And Scroll
2 Juniors Make
4 Seniors Initiated Into
Mlie Person, Harold Montague, Mary
Louise Parks, and Charles Liles, all
seniors, were tapped into the Charles
B. Aycock Chapter of the National
Honor Society at assembly on May 28.
Those explaining the four cardinal
principles for which new members are
chosen were: Bill Nufer, scholarship;
Sonny Boney, leadership; Willie Boy
kin, character; and Mildred Lee, serv
ice. Olivia Ferguson, as president,
pointed out the emblem and the mean
ing of each of its symbols. Mr. (Jaddy
gave the oath to the four new members
as they and the old members stood in
a horseshoe around the emblem table.
Then the entire roll of the Goldsboro
Chapter ol the National Honor Society
members for the year 1932 through the
four members tapped at that assembly
was called and a section of the Consti
tution read stating the possibility of a
member’s being dropped were he to fall
below the Society’s standards.
This year’s ceremony was somewhat
different from those of previous years
in that candlelight and music were
used. It was the only tapping this year,
and only seniors were taken in.
Officers for this year have been
Olivia Ferguson and Sonny Boney,
presidents; Toni Lupton, vice-president;
and Cirace Alexander, secretary and
Other members were: Bill Nufer,
Mildred Lee, Willie Boykin, Ike Manly,
Shirley Pearsall, Dwanda Lee Bissette,
Virginia Lee, and Helen Cox. Miss
1 ay lor has served as adviser since the
illness of Mrs. W. P. Middleton, the
DOWN THE HALLS
Service: The Health Room with Miss
Cone as faculty adviser and Billie
Manly as student adviser, has served
the school efficiently and helpfully
throughout the year. It has been used
by approximately 500 different students
and teachers about 1,476 times, an aver
age of seven times a day.
Concerts: Having given approximate
ly eighteen concerts in town, out of
town, over the radio, and at assemblies
this year, the GHS Band and Glee
Clubs have had a busy year.
The out-of-town trips taken by the
band were to Bayboro, Fremont, Tren
ton, Mount Olive, and Burgaw, where
concerts were given.
School Seal: The school seal, which
was adopted recently by the SA, was
designed by Bill Nufer, ’40, and Ran
dolph Middleton, ’39, and was a proj
ect of the National Honor Society.
The seal was adopted by the Assembly
May 21, in time to be used on the cover
of the new handbook.
Liles Wins: The Senior Class
chose Charles Liles June 5, to re
ceive the American Legion Citizen
ship Medal, awarded to a senior out
standing in citizenship qualities.
Trips: Apj)roximately 250 students
have taken trips on the school bus since
September, 1939, covering 2,090 miles.
The longest trip was taken by twenty-
one students, accompanied by Miss
Langston and Mr. J. W. Johnson to
Washington, D. C., covering 1,000
Fourteen Seniors and two Juniors on
the Hi News statf were recommended
to Mr. Edward Nell, national secretary
ol the Quill and Scroll Honor Socie
ty lor membership in the Society.
They were selected on the basis of
outstanding work in one or more of
the fields of journalism by Miss (lord-
ner, staff adviser.
Seniors recommended for editing and
writing are: Soney Boney, editor; Her
man Perkins, managing editor; Mary
Louise Parks, news editor; Grace Alex
ander, and Chase Johnson, editorial
editors; Mildred Lee, feature editor;
and Ann Daniels, assistant managing
editor. Recommended for art work are
I larold Montague, staff artist, and Sara
Jeltreys, staff photographer. For out-
staiuling business management Rena
(Jraham aiul I’oni Lupton, co-adver
tising managers and Helen Cox, circu
lation manager have been recommentl-
cd. Because of their outstanding work
as editors of the High School High
lights, a weekly column in the Golds
boro News-Argus, Kala Rosenthal and
Dwanda Lee Bissette were recommend-
eil. Two Juniors, Hilda Longest and Sal
ly Sanborn were suggested because of
their ad selling and writing. They have
led Junior Solicitors with 291 inches.
Miss Gortiner says: “This is a fine,
enthusiastic group of workers whom I
recommend without reservation.”
Six Members of Faculty
To Attend Conference
Principal J. W. Gatldy has selected
a tentative list ol teachers to attend the
Conference, a [)roject of the South
ern Association of Secondary Schools
and Colleges, at the Kentucky State
Teacher’s College in Richmond, Ken
tucky, to be held from July 17 to Au
gust 25, According to present plans,
Miss I pock. Miss Suiter, Miss Koch,
Miss I'.zzell, and Miss I lamer, will at
tend the Conlerence with Mr. (iadily
I he object ol the teachers’ attending
the Conference is to gain knowledge
so that aitl may be given in carrying
out the projects already started, and so
that improvements may be made, faults
may be corrected, and new and better
projects may be started.
The teachers will represent the fol
lowing departments: Misses Ezzell and
Hamer, commercial; Misses Suiter and
Ipock, mathematics; ami Miss Koch,
Goldsboro, CJreenville, and Asheville
are the schools representing North Car
olina. They were chosen because of the
type of work being carried on in them.
The teachers will work under skilled
specialists in their particular fields.