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GOLDSBOR HI NEWS
Moy 9, 1941
We Give You Prescriptions from Dr. Hi News
To continue as a vital fact, the Student Association
must be real and attractive to more of its students
Last year registration for SA voting was 545; this year,
502. Last year’s SA voters in the first primary num
bered 448; this year, 441. Think of these figures, re
membering meanwhile that enrollment has decreased
slightly this year.
As is the usual case, one remedy applies to many ills.
In our SA the ills are due mainly to lack of participa
tion. Therefore we can attain an increased participa
tion in SA elections as well as in other school events
by putting a little new life blood in the old SA. To do
this we might recommend several things: (1) lively use
of originality on the part of the leadership, that is, acts
which catch the imagination of all; (2) awards to
students who have contributed most to SA; (3) installa
tion of some regulatory system which will distribute
jobs among more students, spreading interest with
jobs, and unburden those who accumulate too much
responsibiUty; (4) free activities such as movies and
socials, to let the assembly know whom the SA works
for; (5) intra-mural games; and (6) community sings.
Our District Meeting Was A Success—
It Killed Two Birds in One Convention
“Conventions promote student relationship and are
of great social benefit to boys and girls,” says Miss
Evelyn Buchanan, adviser to the Greenville delegates
of the NCSCC district meeting. The district meeting
held here was a prime example of both these accom
The meeting was small enough to permit the dele
gates from the seven attending schools to meet and
dance and work with students from other schools,
varied in views and principles of student organization.
It was a congenial group which freely expressed its
opinions, and although many Goldsboro High council
members were present, students from other schools
were active in discussions.
.Jack Edwards of Greenville, president of the state
organization stated that it was a compliment to Golds
boro that such a successful meeting could be planned
in little more than two weeks. We agree. Not only the
steering committee but the faculty and all the others
of the two hundred students in our school who worked
to make the meeting a success deserve praise.
Make Your Handbook Handy
You do have a handbook. Remeraber*? If you were
use\t as a handfiook you woutcx unflduDtedly fina
it a very useful possession. Instead of arguing about
the duties of the vice president, you could just turn to
the part of the handbook that contains the constitution
and find the right answer. Would you know what to
do if you heard the bell ring three times? The hand
book will tell you. In fact, this little booklet is the
encyclopedia of cur school.
Here is a plan which one of the homerooms used
when its members were studying our handbook. The
class was divided into two sides, and immediately be
came lifelong rivals. Questions concerning school were
asked, and, if no hands went up, the handbook was
referred to by the class. At the end of the study, each
side’s score was accounted.
When the handbooks were printed it was thought by
some that the cost was perhaps too high. If, however,
they are used to the best advantage, the expense will
When teacher says, “Come to class prepared for
work,” and you’re so smart that all you need is note
book paper and pencils, don’t forget the
HI NEWS SHOP
Something To Be Happy About
We’re glad that Miss Helen Player is able to be back
with us after having had an appendectomy. Miss
Player expected to rejoin the faculty in the latter part
of this week.
Best wishes to Miss Fowler Spencer of our faculty
whose engagement to Mr. George Smith Griffith of
Seattle, Washington, has been announced. The wed
ding will take place on June 28, in a formal ceremony
in the Methodist Church of Carthage, Miss Spencer’s
For the GHS Library we thank Misses Fowler
Spencer, Lucy LeRoy, Leila Cobb, and Mrs. White’s
Senior English classes for the material given by them
to the Materials Bureau.
Thanks go also to Marvin Cowell, junior, who has
given these books to the library: Red Iron, by Courtney
Brown; Flying to the Rescue, by Franklin Dixon; X
Bar X Boys at Copper Head Gulch, by James Ferris; In
formation Please, by Dan Golenpaul; Book of Airplanes,
by J. W. Isleman; Stories for Boys, by Rudyard Kip
ling; Masterpieces of Mystery, by Edgar Allen Poe;
Sky Travel, by A. R. Romer; Interference, by Harold
Sherman; Robin Hood; and Gridiron Glory, by William
^Marriages Show Increase
Mrs. Bradford is unhappy. For
months she has said to her sociology
students, “Rule 11 for a happy mar
riage: Don’t get married before
you’re 25.” And then, one day, all
unwary, she comes to school. She
ear Readers, students are getting
n J- thank A. Varried right and left. (Yes’m, we
Manufacturing Companjj^j^Q^ that’s a sweeping statement.)
Borden Brick and Tile Company . , . * r ^ ^ Tv/rncc
Builders’ Supplies Company Mr T. ^ ^ forget M s
A. Loving Dr D J Rose Mr t’^Player’s third year home economics
uving, jjr. jj. J. Kose, Mr. J. j lij^e
Askins, and Mr. R. M. D. Freema]^^^*^®^^^^'
as much as Mrs. Bradford’s classes
for helping to make our Wolog:“'"
museum possible. We greatly af ,
predate their cooperation.
Miss Lena Taylor’s
Is It Worth It All, or—
The Puzzling Convoy Cas
All America is agog over th
question of convoying supplies t
Britain. So we might as well g€
in the mess, too, and take a chanc
as to what will happen betwee:
press and publication time.
Senate Foreign Relations Com.
mittee has taken what seems re
markably destructive action. Upoi
“recommendation” of Secretary o
State Hull, they defeated in corf
mittee two anti-convoy bills. On
prohibiting convoys altogether; tit
other provided for convoys onl'
with Congress’s approval.
Senator Charles Tobey, Ner
Hampshire, furnishes one exciting
morsel. He charges Mr. Roosevet
has assigned certain ships to coi-
voy duty and “proves” his stat*-
ment with two letters, which re
late to sailors who say they’re cn
Some say forty per cent of 'tie
lend-lease supplies for Britain are
The summing up: If we send cot-
voys, we will be committing suicide,
so Wheeler says. If we don’t, we’.l
be committinsr homlHde, so .
velt says. Sb which is better, saicfdF ’
We have decided that the only
way to keep the enrollment of GHS
up is to omit sociology and third
year home economics next year.
Well, to you newly-weds, “Loads
of happiness,” and please cross your
fingers for us.
Cokes, Cones Bring Worry
“My first day on this job and I’ve
enough of it already. My feet hurt
and my hands—I’ll offer them to
Casbury as an example of what
dishwater (without Casbury) does.
No, Clum, Vann isn’t here. I never
thought I’d be nursemaid for spring-
struck boys. — Shirley and Gray
want cokes. Who’s the invading
army? Oh, Shirley broke a glass.
Here comes the boss! If they keep
up this nervous pitch, I’ll take a
breakdown, please — What’ll you
have, Ruth? and you, Helen? Two
waters. On a diet or broke?
Two more minutes of this and
I’ll be ready to quit. One coke, one
cone, one coke, another cone. I
give up. I’ll sit down in this booth
and pretend I’m Just a customer.—
or homicide? Both are sins. Seems
to us we’re in between the devil and
the deep, blue sea.
it better be good — My feet hurt,
—A weary soda jerker.
- Rising at 7:30 in
"\'the morning, Ollie
, Hamilton Bowles,
Junior dresses, and,
a f t e r consuming
, "^'breakfast about
V., eight o’clock ped
als the four blocks
always the same way
(past Her house). He starts the day
off right by presiding over his
sophomore homeroom, manual
training. At second period he takes
general business and at third per
iod, North Carolina History. After
refilling his supply of energy at
first lunch. Junior—as you know
him—takes over as English class
president. Fifth period finds him
After school Junior usually has
a committee meeting to attend—he
always volunteers to work on any
task. At present he is doing his best
on the SA flag committee. He served
for a time on the reception com
mittee and in Council last term.
With a helper, he supervised the
Sophomore Class’s Christmas op
Junior is interested in murder—
in books and movies—and is sports-
minded, playing football and base
ball often. Hiking is another hobby.
Born in Winston-Salem on August
14, 1925, Junior moved here two
years ago. He likes Goldsboro
Though he hasn’t decided what
college he wishes to attend yet.
Junior is positive that he wants to
be an insurance agent. Well, old
boy, you’ve got the persistence!
There is a young
girl named Jean,
Who, though she is
Is so sweet and
And so bright and
That everyone likes the young girl
We now arrive at a most interest
ing topic, dear readers. It’s Ava
Jean Branch, a sophomore and
newly elected SA corresponding
secretary who was born March 22,
1925 in Selma.
From Selma Jean moved to Dunn
where she lived until landing here
in ’38. She’s a red-haired, blue-eyed
Last year Jean was an SA assem
bly committee member and class
devotionals chairman, also science
secretary and Latin-English presi
dent and vice president. This year
we find her as president of the art
council and her art class, English
president, and biology president
and vice president. In two years,
our honoree has stocked up a not
able list of activities.
Though we were kept busy jot
ting down her favorites, Jean told
us of only one dislike—cream of
wheat. Literally her pets are cats—
particularly a certain Persian nam
ed Billy; and, not so literally, they’re
Henry Aldricn, algebra, Richard
Halliburton, and the tune “Music
Makers.” She also states there is
no “b.f.,” but—
Jean has many directions in
which to branch— though she hasn'i
chosen which—and we hope she'll
find the suited path.
Night. It was night. I slept. I dreamed. I awoke.
I was sleepy. I wanted some cold water. Any
water. Water. I was thirsty. Really thirsty. It was
a long way downstairs to the faucet. Or to the re
frigerator’s cold water. Nice water; cold water, re
I hated to go downstairs. 1 wanted water. Finally,
slowly, majestically, softly, I rose, glided down the
hall, turned at the steps and felt myself cautiously
descend them. Long stairs rolled past as I finally
reached their foot. Triumphantly turning on the
kitchen light, I approached the sink. I turned on the
water, and it trickled, flowed, then burst forth. Cool,
gurgling, sparking water. I grasped a glass and plac
ed it under the stream of life. It filled. I cut off
the water and lifted the full glass to my lips. I tipped
the glass up.
I awoke again! Disdain! I had dreamed of the
whole trip downstairs. I was still sleepy. I was
—Buddy Crone, ’41.
The Coming of Night
Shadows fall across the lawn
Bringing hushed twilight.
Then into the silent world
Slowly creeps the night.
Black comes to all the earth,
And then it falls asleep.
The moon smiles down as if well pleased
Upon a day complete.
—Frances Alexander, ’44; Mr. Holt, teacher.
Tear It Down-See If I Care
In about three more weeks, I’ll be leaving Goldsboro
High School—leaving it to the mercy of you Fresh
men, Sophomores, and Juniors, many of whom are
among those now “uglifying” our school. But until
then 1 am vitally concerned about what happens to
that building because for three more weeks I have
to work, idle, and play there. But just as soon as
'tni cnt axxr-OVCi- ciim-rirr-gTaCluatetl, it will toe’
your privilege to tear down the place as far as I’m
Of course, you Juniors and underclassmen will
have to live there for quite a while—even if it is
disfigured. But as I said before, it won’t affect me.
So, if that’s the way you want it, go ahead—write
on the walls, break the lockers, scratch the desks,
walk on the grass, break the windows. I won’t have
to look at those walls, nor use those lockers, nor
write on those desks. All that will be your privilege.
No, I won’t care, at least not much—why should I
care—that building only stands for four wonderful
years of my life.
—Hope Pate, ’41; Mrs. White, teacher.
Published Eight Times a Year by the Journalism
Students, Goldsboro, N. C., High School.
Editor Hilda Longest, ’41
Assistant Editor Edwin Lee, Ml
Managing Editor George Stenhouse, '41
Assistant Managing Editor Peggy Ballard, '41
Editorial Editors Marie Belk, '41; Effic Ruth Maxwell, ’42
Literary Editor Lillian Jenkins, ’41
Feature Editor ggUy Sanborn, ’41
Assistant Feature Editors Helen Denning, ’41; Lois Smith, '42
Sports Editor Herbert Barbour, ’42
Picture Editors Norris Sutton, ’41; Bob Powell, ’42
Exchange Editor Carolyn Hollingsworth, ’42
Alumni Editor Elizabeth Mayo, ’41
Staff Reporters: Buddy Crone, Dot Grant, David Hinson, Hortense Lilies,
Betsy Modlm, Pnnce Nufer, Mary Louise Thomson, all of ’41; Ray
Alston, Hilda Bell, Elaine Brown, Alice Graham, Jack Gue, Lin-
wood Harrell, Carolyn Hollingsworth, Ruth Minton, Dot Perkins,
Mary Emma Rouse, Hannah Shrago, Nancy Paige Swift, and Charles
Thompson, all of ’42. j &
Staff Typist Boykin, ’41
Business Manager Hortense Liles, '41
Advertising Managers Betsy Modlin, ’41; Prince Nufer, '41
Circulation Managers Dot Grant, ’41; Hilda Bell, ’42
Advertising Solicitors: Hilda Bell, Elaine Brown, Alice Graham, Carolyn
Hollingsworth, Hannah Shrago, and Nancy Paige Swift, all of ’42.
Adviser Ida Gordner
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