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The Pointer. volume (High Point, N.C.) 1921-19??, November 04, 1938, Image 1

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THE POINTER CHARLOTTE Vol. XVII, No. 2 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1938 Price—Five Cents HOMECOMING DAY SET FOR NOVEMBER 11 CITY SCHOOLS TO PARTICIPATE IN AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK November 6-12 To Be Ob served By All High Point Students. Daily programs will be held in the High Point public schools in observance of American Educa tion Week. The general theme for the year 1938 is “Education for Tomor row’s America.” Daily programs centering about this theme are: Sunday, Achieving the Golden Rule; Monday, Developing Strong Bodies; Tuesday, Mastering Skills and Knowedge; Wednesday, At taining Values and Knowledge; Thursday, Accepting New Civic Responsibilities; Friday, Holding Fast To Our Ideals of Freedom; Saturday, Gaining Security For All. Two chapel prograrrts will be presented next week in the obser vance of American Education Week. These programs come on Monday and Friday. Dr. Wyatt 'A. Smart, of Emory University, will address the student body Mon day morning, and Rev. Tom A. Sykes, of Thom'asville, will speak on Friday morning. Last year the high school ob served a parent’s night as did all the other city schools. Last year a total of 3,200 prents visited and registered in the white schools alone. Complete plans could not be ob tained at the time of the writing of this article but it is supposed that a variety of programs will be (Continued on page 4) Four Representatives To Attend Conference Four representatives from the Senior High School will attend the Social Conference being held in Burlington, November 9. Kathryn Allen and Akers Hus- chens will represent the student body, while Mr. Whitley and Miss Ward will represent the faculty. Students will visit various homerooms and attend addresses on subjects most interesting to them. Miss Ward will address the conference on the fundamentals of citizenship. CLASS OFFICERS In a class meeting Tuesday morning. Sophomore class officers were elected for the year ’38-’39. The election came after a week of vigorous campaigning. The of ficers elected and their campaign managers are: President: Ruth Culler; Sarah Sloane Ray, mgr., Vice-President: George White; Joe Given, mgr., Sec. and Treas.: Garnet Hinshaw; Charles McMur- ry. Mgr.; Cheerleader: Jo Ingram; Council Representative: Ruby Parker; Charles Medlin. iSenior class officers were elec ted Thursday of last week. The Junior Class will hold its election of officers on Tuesday morning of next wek. Book Week Plans Announced For November 13-19 Book week will be observed from November 13 through 19. Book week committee this year is composed of Mull Lutz, Mabel McMurray, and Grace McKaugh- an. Tljis committee is to receive suggestions from the student body with regards to book week and to answer any questions that might ensue. The library will sponsor two contests. There will be a contest in the form of a questionaire. The other contest will be an individual display contest. Heretofore, the prizes have been books. This year prizes will probably be money. A comparitive collection of books, showing changes that have occured in books over a period of years will be on display in the li brary. This exhibition is being prepared by students working in the library. Miss Capel, school librarian, ex pressed the desire for the cooper ation of the student body in mak ing this Book Wteek the best ever to be observed in the High School. TAYLOR IS PRESIDENT Rocky Mount Likely Conven tion City Next Year Election of officers will be the primary business taken up today in the 12th Annual Meeting of the North Carolina State Student Council Congress ending its con vention in Kannapolis this morn ing. Roger Taylor, president of the Congress, is its presiding officer. Roger is a senior in the High Point Senior High School. The convention will be brought to a close today at noon. Last evening the delegates attended a council banquet at which Dr. H'arl R. Douglas, of the University of North Carolina, was the principal speaker. This morning by 10 o’clock it is expected that officers will be (Continued On Page Pour) ROGER TAYLOR AS 304 WEEPS! Room 304 Must Entertain 306 Two minutes and a dime are responsible for the party that room 304 will have to give room- 306. It started this way. Room 306 challenged room 304 to a Pointer race in paid-up- sub scriptions on last Friday. The room that lost agreed to give a party to the room that won. Since 304 lacked only ten cents when the president of 306, Fran ces Hedrick, came in and an nounced that her room had gone 100 per cent, students in room: 304 feel that one thin dime cost them the party. Another thing, they say: “We have two more students than 306.” Room 306 has 41 members; room 304, 39. By the lead of two minutes, just a nose in horse racing, room 306 proclaimed itself the first room in the school to have paid- up subscriptions for the Pointer. The Thirty-Sixers are patiently waiting for the announcement of the place and hour, and incident ally, sandwiches and cookies, and other things that make a party. Room To Room By Your Reporters State Student Congress Ends Kannapolis Convention Today Scholastic Parade Eight of the twenty students who made all “A’s” fOr the past report card period also made all “A’s” for the first report card period. Once again The Pointer should like to say “Congratula tions.” Last month fifteen per sons attained this excellency in grades. Those making all “A’s” for the second time this year are: Marie Workman, Juanita Thayer, Mary Jo Wilson, Rach el Conrad, Ella Lou Taylor, Ruth Culler, Barbara Bradley, and Joe Given. Those making all “A’s” for the second report only are: Sara Sears, Shirley Silver, Dewanda Lee Bissett, Lille Mae Moore, Josephine Pope, Irene Meekins, Garrett Hin shaw, Ruby Parker, Mary Ann Thomas, Violet Elizabeth Car michael, Lois Swain, and Irene Strother. Occupying the lime-light in home-rooms, this week, were “Pointer” campaigns and contests. For the next few weeks, indica tions are that the high school will be in a whirl of merry-making as winners and losers in contests en joy parties. Rooms 201 and 207 are engaged in a contest, with a party at stake. 207 is the challenger A miss is as good as a mile. 304 missed winning a contest by just two minutes. Their opponent, and the victor, was 306. Room 316 has pledged 100% for gratulations! 1 Rooms 202-A and 316 are ri vals. Room 305 has promised to go 100% for the “Pointer.” 311 is still trying. Seen in 207: L. S. getting ex cited over her conduct grade. Plans for the hofe-coming day football game parade are going forward in rooms 310 and 301. For the second time this year, 205 had perfect attendance Wed nesday. Who’s that fellow who thinks that a pessimist is a pest? Officers for 316 include: Ger aldine Hedrick, Violet Carmichael, Louie Smith, Ruby Smith, Carl Bailey, and Frances Brown. In the attendance contest of 201, the girls are winning; in 302, the boys are ahead. Superlatives in 207 include: Ruby Canupp—Most popular girl J. R. Newton—Most popular boy Doris Parham ^prettiest girl Floyd Bryant ^best-looking boy Ruth Dever Most studious girl William Ed King-most studious boy Floyd Bryant ^best-dressed boy Doris Parham-—^best-dressed girl Winifred Boyles——^wittiest girl Rudolph Fieth -Wittiest boy Louise Lurrett ^best sport— Thurman Homey—--—^best sport Doris Parham—best all-round girl Phillip Burton—best all-round boy Girl Reserves Recognized In Chapel Today Eighty high school girls, wear ing white dresses with blue ties, took part in the Girl Reserve Rec ognition Service this morning in the chapel program. The program was opened by an introduction by Frances Langley. A trio composed of Shirley Wel- born, Annie Louise Brown, and Eloise Rankin, sang “Where God Hath Walked.” Scripture by Ruth Ellington was followed by a prayer led by Mabs# McMurray and the response, “Alleluhia.” The Girl Reserve Symbol was given by Mull Lutz, Dorothy Price, and Donree Setzer, after which the girl reserves repeated the Code. A round, “Oh, Give Thanks,” was followed by the candlelighting ceremony and the Recessional, “Follow the Gleam.’. This was the first program of the year given by Girl Reserves from Senior High. The Girl Re serve Club is an organization sponsored by the Y. W. C. A., with Miss Dupuy as its leader. Miss Johnson, Mrs. Gladstone, and Miss Love have charge of the Clubs in Senior High. Football Game, Pep Meeting and Parade Featured All Home Rooms Asked To Prepare Floats For the Pa rade. Home-coming day will be a gala day here next Friday. Present plans call for a pep meeting, a “grand parade,” and a full day of activities cli maxed by the High Point- Gastonia football game Fri day night at 8 o’clock at the Albion Minis Stadium. Miss McCain said, however, that certain details in connection with the celebration have not been completed. Junior High School students are to join with the High school stu dents in the observance of this day All Homerooms are to have floats and posters. These floats will be carried by students when they start on the parade. Students of the High School will go to the auditorium immed iately ofter school. A pep meeting will be held. At 4:15 the pep meeting will be called to a halt and students will find their places in line and be ready to march at 4:30 Oj’clock. Students will line up in the fol lowing order: the college band (Continued on page 4) John Murray Spoke In Chapel Yesterday John Murray, president of the National Association of Student dressed the student body yester day morning on the General Or ganization of his school in N. Y. He told about the highly or ganized student committees in his school who take care of student activities ranging from a student’s bank to the operation of 90 school Clubs. Mr. Murray was one of a com- fittee of 40 that visited the world’s fair graunds in the mak ing and passed judgement on the bringing of approximately 500 students to view the world fair grounds. SHAKESPEARE REPEATS Avon Players Present Plays Monday Afternoon and Night English Department Brings Theatrical Troupe Here The Avon Players will present two plays in the Senior High School Auditorium on Monday, November 7. “The Taming of the Shrew” will be presented at 1:30 o’clock in the afternoon and “Romeo and Juliet” will be presented at 8 o’clock Monday evening. Students who attend the afternoon per- frmance will be excused from classes. Students are to report to their sixth period class from which they will be excused. Cre dit will be given in parallel read ing for attendance and reports on the plays. Miss Muriel Bul- winkle, head of the English De partment, stated. Juniors and Sen iors attending receive credit in Drama. Sophomores will receive regular reading credit for reports on the plays. The Avon paylers have visited High Point Schools on various occasions and their presentation of Shakespearean Dram-a has been recognized nationally. The corn- actors. The company is directed pany is directed by Mr. Joseph Selman, who has been associated with the company for a number of years. He is recognized both as an able director and a Shakes pearean scholar. Admission for students will be twenty-five cents for either per formance; for adults, admission is fifty cents. Tickets for the play may be purchased in your homeroom this morning during homeroom- period or during the same period on Mon day morning. It is hoped by the Engilsh De partment that all students will avail themselves of the opportun ity of being able to see thse plays.

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