The Pointer. volume (High Point, N.C.) 1921-19??, November 21, 1928, Image 1
Volley Ball Games On Tap For Girls Inter-Class Football Championship For Boys The Pointer PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY BY THE HIGH POINT HIGH SCHOOL VoL. XIII, No. 9 High Point, N. C., Wednesday, November 21, 1928 Five Cents a Copy Supt. Andrews Gives Facts About Schools OFFICERS OF THE ORATIO CLUB City System Has Enrollment of 7,203—Entire Eaculty Numbers 223 There are some facts about our schools that are or should be of interest to the public, according to Mr. T. Wingate Andrews, super intendent of the city schools. In formation, such as the value of the school property, the scholar ship of the faculty members, and the expenditures on each of the schools, Mr. Andrews continued, in an interview with a representa tive from The Pointer, is known by only a few. The superintendent gave the fol lowing facts relating to the city schools: In High Point there are twelve schools: seven white elementary schools, two colored elementary schools, one iunior high school, one white high school, and one colored high school. The enrollment shows that there are many boys and girls in High Point getting a fair education at least. The enrollment for Novem ber 1 was: white, 5,752; colored, 1,451; making a total of 7,203. The enrollment is increasing about 100 a month. There are 223 teachers in the entire city system, 192 white, and 41 colored. The scholarship of the teachers is a matter of interest to the public, as the better the (Continued on Page 2) 15 NEW PUPILS ADDED ID H-S SIUDENT BODY Glee Clubs and Boys’ Trio Sing for Civic Organizations Friday Besides the 67 new students who enrolled in High Point high at the beginning of the term, 15 others have come in. Of this number, 4 are freshmen, 4 sophomores, 4 juniors, and 3 seniors. Those entering the various classes are: Freshmen, Samuel Yarber, Maryville, Tenn.; Odessa Biles, Ellerbe, N. C.; Woodrow Alc- Laughlin, Elkins, W. Va.; Ralph Garcia, Key West, Florida. Sopho mores: Opal Marie Thorpe, Lewis ville, N. C.; Irene Bridges, Greens boro, N. C.; Raymond Johnson, Albemarle, N. C.; Alargaret Curry, Brown Summit, N. C. Juniors: Jessie Curry, Brown Summit, N. C.; Tom Templeton, Union Grove, N. C.; Mary Dean Rankin, Colum bia, S. C.; Anna Lanier, Knoxville, Tenn. Seniors: Ruth Curry, Brown Summit, N. C.; Norwood Eve, Charleston, S. C.; Hazel Smathers, Winston-Salem, N. C. Counting the 67 other new stu dents, this makes a total of 82 new pupils who have come to High Point high school from all parts of the country. Representatives of the musical organizations of High Point high school have made public appear ances in the city recently. Two of these were before civic organiza tions, while the other was a pro gram presented before the student body. On Monday, November 12, the boys’ glee club sang at the as sembly. Among the numbers they rendered were “Proudly as the Eagle,” “Marrianina,” and the “Street Urchins’ Melody.” The band, the orchestra, and the girls’ glee club will also appear be fore the assembly at different times in the near future. It is probable, Mr. Stookey said, that the freshman chorus which he is drilling intensively will also sing for the school. The girls’ glee club sang for the musical art club at the country club Friday evening, November 15. A trio of unchanged voices presented a program before the Kiwanis club at their weekly luncheon on the same day. The trio is composed of Billy Siceloff, Burt Asbury, and Cliarles Tomhnson, all sophomores. The selections given were “The Bells of Saint Mary’s,” and “Old Black Joe.” All of the choruses and glee clubs are working on numbers which they will enter in the state music contest in Greensboro next spring. Al though the names of these have not as yet been made public by Mr. Stookey they will be an nounced later. m M'm ^0 id First row, left to right: Mildred Boswell, secretary and ti'easurer; Mayna Allen, chaplain; Elolse Best, vice president; Dorothy Franklin, reporter. Second row, left to right: Wilbur Hutchins, critic; Percy idol, censor; Raymond Ritchie, president; and Mr. L. E. Andrews, adviser. Oratio Club Launches Big Project For Year MEET WIIH ADVISERS PI an.s Are Discussed an d Made for Projects to be Carried Out In the Immediate Future HHEI sots ARE Over Forty Dollars Given To Near East The total amount of $44.38 was given by the high school students for the near east relief fund. The room contributing the largest amount to this cause was Miss Carrie Smith’s freshman home room, which sent in ten dollars. This money will be sent to aid boys and girls, of high school age, whose parents were killed by the Turks and whose homes were burned, leaving them homeless at an early age. The amount of fifteen cents will provide for one person for one day, according to the in formation on the backs of the en velopes. These envelopes were given out to the students on Friday and were returned the following Tues day. Members Will Meet Debating Teams from Other Schools In State; Principles of Speaking To Be Studied. Students of Miss Tucker’s Class Make Flags Which Are Dis played on Bulletin Boards In Miss Mabel Tucker’s classes of general science, a study was made last week of weather fore casting and weather signals. The pupils learned that flags were used during the day and lanterns at night for giving various weather forecasts. Reference work was done in the library in the World Almanac, World Book and Encyclopedias. Extra credit was given to students who made flags indicating weather signals. Some of the flags made were; Black flags indicating change in temperature; blue flags forecasting rain or snow; white flags represent ing clear weather; white flags with black centers showing a cold wave; a half blue and white flag Indicat ing local rain or snow; red pennants marking moderately strong winds; red pennants on flag poles with red flags under them and with black centers indicating storms; red flags with black centers and red pen nants under them indicating violent storms; two flags with dark centers representing dangerous storms, as a hurricane. These flags were dis played on the bulletin board in Miss Tucker’s home room for one week. The committees of the student council met Tuesday morning, No vember 13. The Lost and Found committee, the Supplies commit tee, and the Bulletin Board com mittee held their meetings in 107. Miss Meador presided over the meeting with the help of Genevieve Sheetz and Frank Sizemore who choose the Lost and Found committee and the Bulletin Board committee. Elizabeth Davis, who chose the Supplies Committee has moved from High Point. A student council member to fill her place has not yet been elected. The House committee assembled In the auditorium with Wilma Wel- born, student council member, pre siding. The new members added to the committee are Anna Lanier, Burton Wagger, Mary P. Eve, Freida Rucker, and Robert Baird. Miss Janet Harris is the adviser of this committee. The Corridor committee met in the balcony of the gymnasium. Robert Davis, chairman, read out the names and stations in the halls of each member. Air. Johnston then talked to the students ex plaining the purpose of this com mittee. He discussed the necessity of having such a committee and asked for the cooperation of all the mernbers. The Grounds committee met in 103. Rip Tabb, who chose this com mittee, presided. The students de cided to clean up the court back of the school at the earliest period convenient to all the members. Aliss Shipman is the adviser of this committee. Bisons Eliminated The Oratio Club, the oldest High Point high school organiza tion, has launched the most exten sive program the club ever has had. The main event of the year for the club is the triangular debate with Greensboro and Winston- Salem to be held In March. Chal lenges will be sent out from this club to other schools to meet them in debate during the year. High Point high school will also be represented in oratorical contests held in the colleges during the year. Affirmative and negative teams from Greensboro will be met on some timely question before the Christmas holidays. There will also be debates for freshmen only. The members of the club will study the structure of famous speeches with a view to learn how to write or formulate speeches for different occasions. Much time will be put on articulation and enuncia tion. One of the first subjects to be (Continued on Page 3) Bryant - Kearns Combination Scores For Locals—Linemen Offer Good Defense. The Black Bisons tied the Greensboro eleven in the second game of the elimination series Friday afternoon 6 to 6. Bryant and Kearns were responsible for High Point’s touchdown, Bryant making the score. Petree scored for Greensboro as the result of a fumble by High Point. Goodwin starred in the backfield for Greens boro. The work of Farlow, Hinkle, Bulla, and Hankins was outstand ing. The teams punted back and forth in the first quarter with Greens boro having a slight advantage due to a poor start by High Point. High Point received the ball on half and made a fumble which gave Greensboro their score when Petree grabbed the ball to run across the goal line. The kick for extra point failed. High Point made a try for a score when Bryant by catching passes and bucking the line carried the ball forty yards down the field. However, the Bisons lost the ball on downs on the fifteen yard line. In the second half High Point started another march down the field. Kearns went through left end for thirty yards, Bryant made ten more through right end only to have Greensboro end the attempt by intercepting a pass. Towards the end of the game with steady gains from Bryant and Kearns. High Point carried the ball to Greensboro’s goal line. Three times the Greensboro eleven halted High Point’s attempts to score but (Continued on Page 3) RARE BOOK EXHIBIT Books like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of ages through which they have passed.—Temple. In a meeting in Greensboro last Saturday night between the officials of High Point and Greensboro High Schools, High Point was eliminated from the State High School Foot ball Championship. The arrange ment as it stands eliminates High Point completely, unless Greens boro should finally win the state championship. In that case High Point and Greensboro would be matched for a final game to decide who should be state champions. First Primer Used in North Carolina and Glascom’s “Drawing-Room Pictorial” Are Among the Volumes Dis played. An exhibit that will charm book- lovers is now In the exhibit case In the library. It is an unusual col lection of old and rare manuscripts. One book which will be expecially interesting to the students of the school is the copy of the first primer used in North Carolina. This is a very small book contain ing the old-fashioned and char acteristic alphabet and word sym bols which were used always at that period in the history of edu cation. There is a very tiny and worn copy of Talbot’s “Reflections,” a time-honored volume of the by gone day. Among the other books in the case is an old copy of a Flora Biography, a unique and in teresting book on flowers. There are a number of other volumes al (Continued on Page 3) High Point high school had the honor of visits from several prom inent men in the state on Wednes day, November 14. These were Dr. J. Y. Joyner, Dr. A. B. Miller, and Rev. A. I. Justice. Dr. Joyner is the former super intendent of public instruction of the state, and he was president of the Southern superintendents’ as sociation in 1909. When he was president he toured Massachusetts, visiting the schools there; but he said: “I didn’t find any that sur passed this wonderful plant of yours.” He said that he never dreamed of having the opportunity of visiting High Point high school and that he was delighted to be able to do so. Dr. Miller, president of the Fruitland Institute, Henderson ville, N. C., was interested in every phase of the school work. Rev. Justice, chairman of the board of trustees of the Fruitland Institute, marveled at the equip ment of the school. He was much impressed with the landscape set ting, and he remarked that the architectural structure was ap propriately worked out. Announcements The Girls’ Bible class and prayer-meeting meets every morn ing at 8:20 in room 205. The meet ings are featured by Bible discus sions, songs, and prayer. All girls are welcome. Everybody come! Miss Foster wishes to announce that It was through the kindness of Moore’s Book store that the high school library was so well supplied with new books each day during Book Week. Miss Moore sent down different books for each day dur ing the week.