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Wednesday, Nov. 21, 1928
THE POINTER ->
Published Every Wednesday by
HIGH POINT HIGH SCHOOL
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MARY ELIZABETH HARLLEE Editor-in-Chief
MARGARET YORK Associate Editor
GLADYS CULLER Associate Editor
THOMAS CARPENTER Associate Editor
JAMES LADD Club Editor
SAM CLAPP Boys’ Athletic Editor
VIRGINIA HUNT Girls’ Athletic Editor
CARL SMITH Business Manager
ALMA ANDREWS Exhange Editor
HARRY COBLE Humor Editor
MARION SHIPMAN Assistant Advertising Manager
DOROTHY RANKIN Assistant Advertising Manager
ROBERT DAVIS Assistant Advertising Manager
CARL JONES Assistant Advertising Manager
ELOISE BEST Copyholder
MAYNA ALLEN.. Proofreader
WESLEY JONES Circulation Manager
EDGAR SNIDER Assistant Circulation Manager
MISS HELEN DERRICK Faculty Manager
M. L. PATRICK Faculty Business Manager
* HONESTY ”
* What is honesty? Someone ’*
has said that it is truthfulness. ’’
Another writer has said that it ”
is straight forwardness. Mr. ”
* Webster defines it as freedom ”
from fraud. Countless numbers ^
* of people, from all walks of life ’
have interpreted honesty to
suit their own beliefs, and have
practised it accordingly.
And so it is with our school
life. The word “honesty” im-
* plies all the things just men
tioned, and to us it should
mean just what it implies. It
is one of the greatest traits
which humanity is capable of
possessing, and one which acts
as the deciding factor in the
success or failure of every hu
man being. Strictly speaking,
it is the measure of good char
acter, and character is worth
President of Student Council
this year. They decided to get a
blocked letter, which is a much
newer type and is the one used
in the larger high schools and
colleges. The chairman then ap
pointed a committee to decide the
time and place of each club meet
ing. On the committee were Cornell
Johnson, Robert Hubbard, and
Virginia Hunt. Another committee
composed of E izabeth Ragan,
Fred Thomas, and Alfred Moffitt,
was appointed to decide what
should be done about the people
wearing monograms tha*. they have
not earned. As there was no further
business, the meeting adjourned.
lEiYSON PLAY GIVEN
2. Mother—Helen Wilson.
3. Gareth—J. T. Hensley.
—Gareth Sees the King.
1. Director—Herman Yokeley.
2. Gareth—Thomas Carpenter.
3. Tillers of the Soil—Raymond
Ritchie, Charles Welch.
4. Sir Kay—James Brooks.
5. Sir Lancelot — Thomas Rob
6. King Arthur—John York.
—Lynette at Court.
1. Director—Anita Kerr.
2. Lynette—Margarlte Neave.
3. King Arthur—Raymond
4. Gareth—Robert Byrum.
5. Knight—Ivan Crlssman.
Basket ball season will soon be on the wing. Now, just think what
we have to look forward to.
Thanksgiving and incidentally the Thanksgiving holidays will
soon be here. Don’t forget to include in the list of things to be thankful
for the fact that reports go out AFTER the holidays.
We understand that the lady members of the faculty will play the
champion volley ball team some time this week and expect to win.
What great truth does this illustrate? That we are all born optimists?
Or that hope springs eternal in the human heart?
A recent issue of the Literary Digest carries an article which says
that the animal known in the United States as the bison is now on the
decrease, and may m a few years be wholly extinct. We beg to disagree
to the whole statement, and even more so if they are considering the
kind known as the Black Bison.
OUR HOCKEY TEAM
Girls are as much interested in athletics as boys. And that is the
reason we have girls’ basketball, baseball, track, and hockey teams
The girls’ hockey team has played their first series of games this year.
The team needs support to make it successful, and the varsity appre
ciates all the boosting and cheering that the school gives them. Perhaps
the school has not yet realized that we have a team that can hold down
a five-year squad to a tie of 0 to 0. Anyway, the High Point high school
squad feel that they need enthusiastic supporting as well as the foot
ball boys do.
DISPOSING OF LUNCH PAPERS
Several days ago in chapel Mr. Johnston said that the disposal of
lunch bags and papers in front of the school is presenting quite a problem
It is certain that they cannot be thrown right down in the gutter or
on the sidewalks for there they would make an ugly appearance anc
detract greatly from the lawns and walks around the building. Neither
are trash-cans very ornamental, especially when they are placed so
near the street, as any to take care of this difficulty would necessarily
have to be. Difficulty—that’s just what it is. Our principal said that
if anyone had any suggestions to make he would be glad to hear them
W’e are sorrv we cannot help m this matter as we would like to do
but at least we hope that some students will have a “bright idea.” If
you do, be sure to let it be known, and thereby help save the appearance
of the grounds.
SUPT. ANDREWS GIVES
FACTS ABOUT SCHOOLS
(Concluded from Page I)
faculty scholarship, the easier the
The four grades of scholarship
are based on the college training
the individual teacher has received.
Grade A stands for four years of
college training; B, three years of
college training or normal school
graduation; C, two years of college
training; D, one year.
The scholarship of teachers in the
city is as follows:
White Colored Total
124 9 133
45 12 58
C -- 17 14 31
D 5 6 11
The following statistics show the
comparative per capita cost of in
1. Asheville $60.56 $22.49
2. Charlotte 58.51 17.72
3. Greensboro 55.30 27.80
4. Wmston-Salem_ - 53.56 23.51
5. Raleigh 49.04 23.56
6. Hickory 48.58 21.25
7. Durham 47.21 28.53
8. Fayetteville 46.44 14.27
9. Wilmington 46.14 23.51
10. Roanoke Rapids. 45.41 13.91
11. Goldsboro 45.08 20.60
12. Greenville 45.00 12.67
Elizabeth City - - 43.73 17.12
Salisbury 43.61 17.29
Reldsville- 43.29 21.66
Kinston 42.97 17.47
Wilson 42.00 11.45
Tarboro 41.68 13.52
Gastonia 40.83 14.97
Burlington 40.43 25.46
Statesville 39.36 13.44
22. Mount Airy 38.51 13.68
23. High Point 38.02 20.45
24. Shelby 37.89 16.89
25. New Bern 37.69 14.75
26. Rocky Mount— 37.49 13.61
27. Washington 36.68 16.32
28. Concord 35.71 18.91
29. Dunn 35.71 18.63
30. Lexington 33.94 20.21
31. Smithfield 32.48 14.77
32. Henderson 32.28 8.93
33. Morganton 32.26 16.97
34. Mooresville 30.26 17.5o
briar scratches, and a few other
minor discomforts. The gloomy
skies make brighter the campfire’s
Autumn! What a world of magic cheery blaze, and enhance the
in the word! A hazy atmosphere of coziness of Indoors.
Indian summer pervades the scene. Just now winter does not
and the vari-colored leaves, seen us in his icy grasp, old Sol’s fiery
on ever^^ hand, are too beautiful glow lacks fire, and we revel in the
to go unnoticed. The woods, re- first taste of autumn’s mysterious
dolent of ripening grapes, are also pleasures. We feel the call of na-
filled in many places with nuts from | ture in the desire to get out in the
autumn’s treasure store. | woods and romp. We would not
What breezy outings can be i mind the cold, or the walking, or
planned at this most bewitching | the cut across our face of a wind
season! Muscadines, chestnuts, and j which speaks of winter. We kimw
foxgrapes are waiting to be gath-1 that summer is gone, and that
ered by such enterprising young-1 there is something new in its place,
sters as do not mind long hikes, \ It is autumn!
Average $42.53 $17.67
Eight Largest Cities
Asheville $60.56 $22.49
Charlotte 58.51 17.72
Greensboro 55.30 27.80
Winston-Salem_ _ 53.56 23.51
Raleigh 49.04 23.56
Durham 47.21 28.53
Wilmington 46.14 23.51
High Point 38.02 20.45
Average $52.10 $23.33
MONOGRAM CLUB MEETS
FIRST TIME THIS YEAR
The Monogram Club had its
first meeting of the year on Tues
day, November 13, with W. C.
King and Wade Marlette as ad
visers. There were 22 members
present. As the officers for the
year had not been elected, Ralto
Farlow was appointed chairman.
The most important thing dis
cussed at the meeting was the
matter concerning letters. After
much discussion the members of the
club decided to change the letter
A number of scenes from Gareth
and Lynette, the poem by Tenny
son, have been dramatized by Miss
Meeks Beard’s junior English^
classes. “Gareth and Lynette is
one of the “Idylls of the King”
given in Literature and Life
Book III. The students were al
lowed to select the scenes they
preferred and change the wording
to suit themselves. They also had
to attend to the details of scenery
and costumes. “King Arthur ruled
from an imposing throne and the
costumes, although all were not
complete, were original and ap
The students selected one
scene and wrote it up so that it
could be dramatized before the
class. Each section selected the
scenes that the members liked best
and the students whose scenes were
chosen announced the students who
would have part in a particular
scene. The scenes were then pre
pared under the direction of the
students who had presented the
a—The Widow at King Arthur s
1. Director—Nell, McMullan.
2. Annie Lanier.
3. King Arthur—Harry William
4. Knight—Rip Tabb.
5. Sir Kay—Howard Marsh,
b—Gareth’s Becoming a Knight.
1. Director—Rip Tabb.
2. King Arthur — John Whltes-
3. Lancelot—Billy Hayes.
4. Messenger—Elmer Gentry.
a—Gareth With His Mother.
1. Directors — Kenneth Royal
and Edgar Allen.
2. Mother—Sarah Jarrett.
3. Gareth—Ernest Bailey.
4. Lot—Ben Renfrew.
2. Mother—Sarah Jarrett.
3. Gareth—Ernest Bailey.
4. Lot—Ben Renfrew,
b—The Widow at the Court.
1. Director—Mellta Plummer.
2. Widow—Mildred LeGrand.
3. Knight—Christopher Eve.
4. King—John Weisner.
5. Knights — Luke Ridge and
c—Lynette at Court.
1. Directors—Ruby Robbins and
2. King—Wilbur Pritchard.
3. Lynette—Helen Betts.
4. Gareth—Seldon Mitchell.
5. Kay—Felix McCain.
6. Lancelot—Richard Samuel,
d—Gareth’s Rescuing the Baron.
1. Director—Herman Stevens.
2. Baron—Ray Lewis.
3. Gareth—Dwight Barringer.
4. Lynette—Ruth Wood.
a—Gareth With His Mother.
1. Director—Rush Young.
2. Mother—Agnes Byrum.
3. Gareth—John Austin.
4. Lot—William McAnally.
b—Gareth With the Tillers Before
1. Director—Annie Dee Hauser.
2. Gareth—Holland Sloop.
3. Two Tillers—Herbert Axsom,
4. Merlin—Ernest Howell,
c—Gareth in the Kitchen.
1. Director—Rose Askew.
2. Maids—Elizabeth Liles, Mil
3. Gareth—William McAnally.
4. Another Kitchen Knave—
5. Kay—Gilbert Hankins.
a—Gareth With His Mother.
1. Director—Joseph Vaughn.
The Lost and Found committee
is working efficiently in keeping
check of the lost articles and re-
turning them to the owners. Al-
readv the committee has returned
12 fountains pens, 2 French books,
1 Literature and Life, 1 civics book,
1 science book, 1 business arith
metic book, 1 composition and
rhetoric book, 1 library book, 5
compacts, 1 comb, 1 Trinity class
ring, 3 handkerchiefs, 1 string of
beads, 2 purses, 1 comb case, and
The following articles are now in
the lost and found office; 9 fountain
pens, 6 fountain pen bottoms, 6
fountain pen caps, 3 pencils, 4 pins,
2 Kress compasses, 4 notebooks, 2
tablets, 3 memoranda books, 3
Igebra books, 1 French dictionary,
Gpnfpncp and theme books, 1
2 sentence and theme
boys’ watch, 1 sewater, 4 compacts,
4 combs, 1 key, 1 ring, 1 shoe
buckle, 2 pairs of gloves, 1 blue
belt, 6 handkerchiefs, 1 string ot
beads, 2 purses, 2 lipsticks, 1 blue
Shrapnel, Western Military Aca
demy, Alton, 111. The title and
display at the top of your paper
are attractive and well suited to
your school. You do not have quite
enough front page material for the
size of your paper; only four or
five news stones are on the front
The Hl-Rocket, Durham, N. C.
—We like the little Rockets. They
are cleverly written, and are a very
attractive division. We think some
double headlines would Improve
the appearance of the front page.
The Full Moon, Albermarle,
N. C.—This monthly contains some
very good things. The athletic page
is well planned, but don t you think
it should be placed after the edi
torial page? The Forum is a worthy
The Pinion, Honolulu, Hawaii.
The editorials of the Pinion are
very good. They deal with interest
ing topics and are well told.
The Echo, Salisbury, N. C.--
The editorials of the Echo are
written. The sports page and the
Literary Corner are especially good.
The Red and White, Henderson
ville, N. C.—The Red and White is
an interesting little paper from up
mountain way. The club news is
well written and condensed in the
October 14 issue.
The Northerner, Fort Wayne,
Indiana. The state of Indiana
awarded prizes for the best essays
on “Navy Day, ” which is a state
The Hl-Po, High Point College.
High Point college observed Found
er’s Day October 25. Hereafter the
occasion will be celebrated annu
Old Gold and Black, Wake Forest
College. In a straw vote managed
by the Old Gold and Black Al
Smith carried the campus by a
majority of 97 votes. The law
students, football squad and fresh
man class votes were almost all
for Smith. Hoover’s votes came
mostly from the upper classmen of
the academic school. About 423
votes were cast.
High Life, Greensboro, N. C.
Plans for the new fine building,
$850,000 structure at Greensboro,
have been completed.