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Goldsboro Hi News
Can You Take It?
Well, hei’e we are again with
your secret dreams and love af
fairs; and now everyone else L
to know about them.
Take a girl and a boy, a dash of
interest—let cupid step in and—
BOOM—you’ve got a steady cou
ple. As spring rolls aroud this
year, just look at all the heavxs
that are hanging on strings, and
the grooly’s grooly’s with love
bulging from their eyes—
•Anybody ever notice the way
“Tudge’s” eyes light up when Ruth
Edgerton happens in sight? Or the
way Benny gets all tongue tied
around Margie Perry? Speaking
of churches—there seems to be
an epidemic around here. All the
Senior gals just fell head over
heels in love with Gordon Davis
while working on the Senior
Play. (They must have donp s
lot of work in spite of this,' though.
It really was a grand production.)
Getting back to Cordon—er—how
abouc u Paula, Sarah Jane, and
Spring is Sprung, the grass is
I wonder where there those flow
(Maybe I’ll start raising flow
ers through the sumnter, I’ll have
to find some place to put all this
Margie Wilson is either trying
to make Bill Hart pay some at
tention to her or vice versa—
(Which is it, you two?)
Martha Rose gave me strict or
ders not to put anything in here
about her and Clip—so I won’t.
Glad to hear Julia Scott and
Donald Malpass are still making
eyes at each other! Know they’re
having a big time.
An item that should interest
some of the gals in Hi School.
Some of the “Boy Friends” out
here keep a rendezvous at Inez’s
house out at the housing project
after dates with their “steadies”—
Have fun Moon—Poodle—KruBt-
While Paula was so starry eyed
over Gordon, wonder how Hugh
was getting along—He wasn’t by
Jack Rose and Herman are
really considered “super” by the
little subfreshmen. Betty Gainey
and Sarah Thompson have it up
over Jack while Merle Rosser and
Annabell Grantham are fighting
over Herman. But Herman and
, Jack seem to enjoy each other’s
company . . ,
Jayne Grant, Ruth Caudill and
Margie Pate are very sweeeeeeeet
—girls . . .
Say, William Smith Howell has
some competition concerning Mary
Gray. The third party is Joe
Smith from Dudley—But he’s al
so a “good friend” of Joyce
Reading off the wall in Miss
Langston’s room, I assume that
Jean Merritt likes Gordon — Gin
ger Keen and Clip were riding
around with Jean and Tut Satur
day night and Tut and Jean were
having a real good time. Wonder
where Gordon was ? ? ?
Saw Jackie and Oscar in town
the other night — and she was
supposed to be sick.
Albert Pate was seen taking
Joyce Bagley to the Senior Play—
He likes for girls to run after him
— well — (er — don’t knock your
selves out, girls).
Boz is giving Kitty the send
off — By the way, Boz, Inez Carr
is naming her new nephew Rob
ert — in remembrance of an old
love ! ! !
Wonder if Ann Johnson had
good time out at the race tracks
the other night ? ? ?
There certainly is a cute Soph
omore boy -out here. Anybody
ever notice how cute Bobby. Mc-
Lamb is ? ? ?
Attention, girls — Margie Pate’s
been shaving her legs with an
electric razor — that sounds like
a very smart idea — especially
with summer coming on.
F. W. really stole the show the
other day when the Queen and
King of G. H. S. were crowned.
He must be pretty smart to think
up all his craziness.
Ned, what’s this I hear about
you having a gal in Salisbury
What’s Spanky going to say about
this ? ? ?
The Seniors are all in a dither
over their Superlatives now. We
have some (of our own choosing)
to get the whole school in a dither
1. Biggest Flirt—Kitzi
2. Biggest Run Around— Faye
— (By Gordon).
3. Lone Wolf—’Bobby Malpass.
5. Biggest Sucker — Charlie
6. Biggest Bore—Donald Myers
7. Biggest Mouth ■— Jimmy
8. Biggest Sissie — Charlie
9. Tackiest — Frankie Stros-
10. Most Conceited — Ruth FH-
11. Worst All 'Round — Mal
12. Stuck Up — Janice Worley
Well, you should feel honored—
after all, being the Biggest Flirt,
Biggest Bore, Most Conceited, etc,
•person in G.H.S. is really con
sidered a position.
One year ago this month Molly
first dated Bill Watkins — and
this month a year later makes
them going together one year. So,
as “paper” signifies the first year,
this paper is my present. Long
live Molly and Bill.
Just one more note about a
couple of new couples in school.
Vera Lee Gainey seems to have a
new beau every time this paper
comes out. (Don’t make any
cracks — that doesn’t . mean the
paper is extra slow in coming out
nor that Vera Lee is extra fast
about getting rid of her boy
friends — It’s just a happy medi
um.) Now back to Wallace Allen
rather back to Wallace and
Vera Lee—they do make a cute
couple. . The other new couple is
Herbert and Ida Lewis. *
Much as I’d like to say about
Leah Lloyd and some boys and
some other people I know “dirt”
about, I’ll have to close with that
subject . . .
Faye really knows the boys
from Wilmington. She and blonde
Leo Daughter sure do make^a
striking couple . . . Faye always
did prefer blondes . . . What?
Was checking all the Drive Inn’s
the other Friday night. At^ one
place there was a big brawl, not
the sort of place I’d find any of
my high school friends (let’s hope
not, anyway . . .) Then over to
Tower Inn. Peggy and Carlton
were stuck in the mud. They had
a tough time getting out, but fi
nally made it . . . Other people
there included Travis, Frank, Gut,
Malcolm, Tut, Charlie, and sever
al other couples. I went out to
Ed’s Drive Inn later. This seems
a nice place. If you want a really
nice place to park and gdt a ham
burger and coke try the En-Cee-Q.
We all remember Mazelle King.
She would be a Senior this year,
but she moved off to Asheboro,
where she quit school. Well,
now she’s married. Frankly, I
didn’t know she had it in her^. . .
Mazelle certainly isn’t the kind of
girl to be so independent as that
. . . But she sure fooled me.
Leonard Pope and Marjorie
Blackman sure have it bad. We
see them walking the halls every
day between classes. Don’t you
ever fuss, you two?
Little Mary Ann Ward doesn’t
seem to be afraid of anyone, much
less D. J. He’s like putty in her
hands as she slaps and pounds
him into shape.
Seems a boy has Jean Wiggins’
heart all wrapped up . . . His
name is Virgin and he’s from
Grantham, in case anybody hasn’t
already heard her talking about
Jack Hauser has been taking his
Studebaker over to Mt. Olive to
give a certain gal driving lessons.
How’s Virginia Jones coming
A cute little freshman certainly
is getting a lot of attention lately.
She’s carrying torches for Bill
Edwards, Gut Malpass and Eugene
Lashley all at the same time.
Ruth Cook must have awfully
good concentrating powers.
Seems as if red head Hilda Pot-
tor has been trying to get a date
Work has been started on the
senior supplement 'after several
meetings of the senior members
?f the Journalism class, at which
a staff was elected and extensive
plans were made.
The staff is: Editor, Iviartha
Winslow; Assistants, Connie
Johnson, Leah Lloyd Rigsbee:
Pictures, Herbert Howell; Assist
ants, Margie Perry and William
Smith; Head typist. F. W. Stan
ley; assistants, Edna Davis and
Jane Shaver; Records, Susan
Smith; Superlatives, Barbara
Gainey, Lois Pearce; Sketches,
The Records and Sketches com
mittees have begun some prelim
inary work and planning.
Tentative plans have been made
concerning the arrangement, pic
tures, superlatives, printing and
Mr. Eugene Roberts is advisor.
Shown above are members of Shaver, Edna Davis, Margie
the staff of the Senior supple-1 Perry, Susan Smith; standing,
ment to the Hi News. First! Herbert Howell, William Smith,
row, left to right, Leah Lloyd I Martha Winslow, Lois Pierce,
Rigsbee, Nance Potts, Pinky i Connie Johnson and Charles
Gainey; second row, Jane Ellis.
Another guy that travels out Of I with Albert Pate, but Albert seems
town for his entertainment is Ru- I to have too many other girls on
fus Brown. He’s got a cute little | the string. Veron Davis ain’t go-
ole gal crazy about him — Nancy! ing to like this, is he ? ? ?
Suggs from Princeton. i Jean Merritt has been seen with
By Marilyn Tolochko
“All Fools’ Day” is the designa
tion the encyclopedia gives to
April 1. '
In England and in the United
States, the victim of a joke is
known as an April Fool; in Scot
land, an April gowk (cuckoo);
and in France, an April fish.
This is the day when it is con
sidered right to make fools of
all people, if you can, or at leasi
of as many as possible, by play
ing practical jokes on them. And
believe me, people take adv'antage
of this day. I guess I ought to
know, for, although I hate to ad
mit it, more than one person has
succeeded in making me feel
slightl3^ foolish. And the funny
part about it is that they don’t
always wait till April 1.
But to get back to my subject.
On this day people spend most
of their time thinking up tricks
to play on ther friends and ac'
quaintances. You’ve all, not only
heard, but probably thought up
weird stories' to tell people. It’s
even funnier when you see their
eyes widen and their mouths
drop open. But the best part of
it all is when you climax the story
with “April Fool,” and you see
the listener turn red and smile
All Fool’s Day will soon be
Here’s to more tricks and fun!
The Goldmasquers were organ
ized in 1939 by Miss Fowler Spen
In the fall of 1942, the dramatics
class began with a new but very
capable teacher, Mr. Clifton Brit
The first play under Mr. Brit
ton’s direction was “Death Takes a
The first play the Goldmas
quers took on the road was “Sleep
ing Beauty,” presented in the
spring of ’43.
The sole purpose of the Dramat
ic Program for the year 1943-’44
■present plays not only for
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were: The Little Minister, The
Silver Cord, Our Town, and sev
eral Shakespearean plays.
She made her debut as a high
school director this year when she
presented" Bethlehem Road.
Miss Alexander is now directing
“Little Red Riding Hood,” an an
nual children’s play and “Land’s
End,” a contest play. She will
also direct the Junior Class play,
Several radio dramas are al
ready chalked up in her favor.
Judging from her past produc
tions we know she will be a great
Grown Rapidly Here
the entertainment of the students
but for their educational value as
The Goldmasquers of 1944-’45,
remembering those who faithfully
worked for the prestige now held
by the organization, accepted the
challenge left by the championship
winners of 1944.
One of the greatest productions
of that year was “Lost Horizon.”
This play is considered difficult
artistic work, and thus aroused
more determination than ever
among the Goldmasquers to ac
complish a task as great as, if not
greater**than, anything that had
been undertaken thus far.
Outstanding plays of 1945-’46
were: “Janie,” “The Lady Who
Came to Stay,” and “Ramona.”
This year has started off suc
cessfully with the presentations of
“Heaven Can Wait” and “Seventh
Heaven," the latter which was
presented in collaboration with the
This year the dramatic depart-;-
ment is divided into four groups:
Radio Broadcasting, Dramatic Art,
Theatre Arts, and Stagecraft. Mr.
Britton teaches Senior Goldmas
quers and Miss Sarah Alexander
instructs the Junior Goldmasquers.
Vassie Balkcum directs most of the
radio programs and Mr. Eugene L.
Roberts is in charge of stagecraft.
that boy called Poss Ward. What
about it ? ? ?
Well, Peggy Jones has changed
again. Poor Gerald. He thought
he was the one, but the Marines
changed his mind.
Donald (Porky) Myers and Ger
aldine Williams seem to be keep-' sick slip under
ing in order with their romance. signing out without proper per-
Well, remember, keep your i mis.sion, altering admit slips, en-
slate clean, for we’ll plant you. tering the building after school
now and dig you up later. So till' hours, and smoking in the build-
next month . . , CAN YOU TAKE'ing. The tabulation for the school
IT ? ? ? , are not to be made known.
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seat work, tests, or exams; (2)
borrowing from lockers or other
places without permission, taking
articles with no intention of re
turning, finding articles and fail
ing to return to the teacher or
“Lost and Found,” and other
thefts such as pencils, paper, etc.
(3) lunchroom violations such as
charging food under an assumed
name and breaking into the lunch
line. (4) violation of the general
rules of the school such as; ob
taining permission to leave class
under false pretenses, obtaining a
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ume set of “Messages and Papers
of Confederacy,” compiled by
Richardson; three volumes of
“Epochs of American History” se
ries by various authors; “The San
tiago Campaign (1898)” by Joseph
Wheeler; “The Origin and Growth
of the English Constitution” by
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in stock and was in a profession
He received his A. B. and M. A.
degree from E. C. T. C. where he
also directed for 6 years. This
summer he is to be stage mana
ger for “The Lost Colony.”
During his five years in Golds
boro High School he has direct
ed the following major stage pro-
“Death Takes a Holiday,” “Foot
loose,” “Double Door,” “Sleeping
Beauty,” “Twin Beds,” “The
Skull,” “Sharps And Cues of ’44,”
“Little Black Sambo,” “Out of
The Darkness,” “Lost Horizon,”
“Children of The Moon,” “Mrs.
Moonlight, “Marching Men,” “Mil
ky Way,” “Smiling Through,”
“Sky Fodder,” “Farmer Brown’s
Pig,” “Gold In The Hills,” “Lady
Who Came To, Stay,” Ramona,”
Jaycee’s Follies of 46,” “Menfolk,”
“Gold Is Where You Don’t Find
It,” “Heaven Can Wait,” “Seventh
Heaven,” Finger of God,” “Flute
and the Vine,” and “The Visitor.”
“This Obscene Pomp,” “Message
From Bataan” and “The Question”
are three of his many radio pro
grams which have won outstand
Everyone who has ever seen
Room No. 16 knows that no ordi
nary school room can have this
By Leah Lloyd Rigsbee
March 21, opened the spring
season, and even though it’s still
kind of chilly, spring is really
You know spring is the time
when everything is romantic. So
this month,—that’s right; we’re
sending romance your way in the
form of record hits! Here we go!!
Buddy Clarke with Ray Noble’s
orchestra had made a sharp re
cording of that newest hit, “Lin
da.” Maybe your girl’s name isn’t
L.inda, but she fits the descrip
Recently “Heartache” was re
vived by Ted Weems. Now Harry
James has come out with a super
arrangement plus a vocal, that
you ought to* like.
Since our last issue “The Anni
versary Song” has continued it’s
climb to popularity. If you want
a recording of it, you’d better
rush right down—they are getting
“I Believe” is a new song that
hasn’t been released yet, but
watch for it when it finally makes
it’s record debut.
Remember that “Duel In The
Sun” album I was going to tell i
you about? Well, I can’t think of
words to describe it, but A1
Goodman and his band have
turned out another hit.
For old time favorites, Tommy
Dorsey’s “Getting Sentimental”
album can’t be beat. “Stardust”
and “I’ll Never Smile Again” are
all time hits. Speaking of all time
hits, we’ve heard a rumor (?)
that some of Glenn Miller’s old
recordings are being rewaxed and
will be released soon. Sure hope
sd!!! It will be nice to hear them
Well, so long for now!! I’m on
my way to haunt the nearest rec
appearance without a great deal
of work and initiative on the part
of the teacher.
The Goldmasquers radio broad
casting studios have won re
nowned recognition. Goldsboro
High School is proud to be among
the three schools in the country
who have such studios in their
All this is due to the untiring
efforts of Mr. “B,” who has giv
en his all to the people of Golds
boro as well as the students.
We are indebted to him for his
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man; Jerry Sanford, Jim Farrell;
Mannie Bernstein, A Chauffeur;
Davis Byrd, Delehanty. The
technical staff consists of: Mary
Bumgardner, student director;
Barbara Hood, prompter.
“Little Red Riding Hood,” al
so directed by Miss Alexander is
the children’s play. Among the
cast are: Joyce Radford, Little
Red Riding Hood; Lillian Over
man, Mother; Anna Lee Penning
ton, grandmother; Joyce Dowlin,
Old Wolf; Elwood Reaves,- Young
Wolf; Albert Pate, Peter; Charles
Vassie Balkcum, who received
By Gerald Massengill And
As each issue of the Hi News
comes from the press, students
and teachers form their opinion
of the paper.
Very seldom do they express
themselves verbally; usually they
keep their thoughts locked up in
Ye reporters wish to twist said
key and get the students to ex
press themselves via Noah Web
Criticism, praise, helpful hints,
and other such stuff is welcome.
Jewel Orton—“It’s much better
this year ‘cause it has more gos
sip and that’s what the studenis
Archie Hamil—“Better than any
school paper I’ve seen.”
“Moon” Hnnis—“It’s pretty
good, but I think the same names
monopolize the columns.”
Rufus Brown—“Having more
jokes in it would help.”
Jimmy Ellis—“The reporters are
Martha Rose — “Right sharp
Hugh Shine—“No opinion.”
Bill King (war veteran)
“Needs more gossip.”
Miss Rosser—“Each issue of the
Hi News is a highlight when it
reaches my classroom. The stu
dents always read this paper
from beginning to end. Which sec
tion do I like best? Perhaps the
features appeal to me most; but,
then, all the sections hold my in
“Clip” Noble—“In my opinion
it rates along beside the News-
Argus and is much more interest
Peggy Jones—“I like everything
in it, including ‘Can You Take It?’,
but I don’t think C. T. Y. I. al
ways prints the truth.”
his training under Mr. Brittoil,
is the director of “Young Ameri
ca.” written by Ruth E. Sher
wood. It is to be presented by
the Goldmasquers’ Radio Work
The cast includes: Josephine
Jackson, Ruth; Mary Olive Grady,
Betty; Erline Griffin, Sue; Betty
Denmark, Mrs. Johnson; Wallace
Allen, Mr. Johnson; and D. J. Rose,
Bob Ransom. Working as the
technical cast are: Bill Edwards
and Ashton Griffin, control ope
rators; Henry Modlin, sound tech
“The Ghost of Benjamin Sweet’^
written by Pauline Gibson, is also
a Goldmasquers Radio Workshop
production which Vassie Balkcum
has directed. The cast consists
of: Donald Pike, Benjamin Sweetr
Daron Ward, Theobald Tubbs; F.
W. Stanley, Dismissal; Clifton No
ble, Negro’s voice; Robert An
drews, Chief of Ghosts; Paul Sav
age, clerk; Jerry Sanford, Voice;
Kenneth Waters, Alvin Joyner,
and Charlie Darden, Voices in the
The members of the technical
staff are: Bobby Hill, Ashton
Griffin, and Bill Edwards, control
operators; Troy Pate and John
Fields, sound technician.
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