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Vol. XVII, No. 3
High Point, N. C., Friday, November 11, 1938
HOMECOMING ACTIVITIES BEGIN TODAY
THESE BOYS ENGAGE GASTONIA SQUAD TONIGHT
Robert Andrews, 16; Alvin Boles, 32; David Cleveland, 33; W. H. Davis, 30; Clifton Furgurson, 11; Lewis Hayworth, 31; Jack Hussey,
12; Sinclair Homey, 13; Brantly Hucks, 23; Carl Justice, 29; James Kivett, 18; Nolan Lowe, 19; Purcell Kemsey, 17; Clifton Overcash,
21; “Abie” Short, 22; Bill Simmons, 20; Herbert Speas, 10; Bill Wagner, 15; Harry Wagner, 25; Albert Allison, 28; Charles Kimsey, 37-
Bob Bencini. 64; Bill Graham, 36; Forest Linthicum,'65; Douglas Reid, 35; Floyd Taylor, 34. (Photo Courtesy High Point Enterprise.)
THREE CONTESTS EOR
Three contests will feature the
observance of National Book
Week in the High School Library.
Book week this year will be
from November 14-19.
There will be three contests
open for any one contestant who
may be interested in displaying
his artistic or literary talents.
The first contest is a questionaire
on authors, books, and book
characters. The second is to be
an individual display contest.
Some of the objects which may
be erttered ^re posters, book jack
ets, book marks, soap carvings, on
a certain book or book character.
The various objects will be dis
played in the library for the ob
servation and examination of in
Miss Gertrude Capel also plans
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Goes To Durham;
Durham is the city in which
the State Student Council Con
gress will hold its meeting next
year. The Pointer stated last
Friday that the city would prob
ably be Rocky Mount. This marks
the fourth occasion that Rocky
Mount has asked for the confer
ence and has failed to be given
Officers elected for the State
Student Council Congress are:
Bahnson Gray, Winston-Salem,
president; J. D. Dorsett, Raleigh,
vice-president; and Paul Kerns,
Kannapolis, secretary. Roger Tay
lor was president of the Congress
NEWSREELMEN TO RECORD
PARADE IN TECHNICOLOR
Newsreelmen . will be “Johnny
on-the-spot’" today when they
record homecoming activities in
Today the cameramen will take
pictures of the parade in tech
nicolor. This is the first time
that pictures have been taken by
the club in technicolor.
The newsreel club, organized
by Mr. Thomas R. Baldwin, has
already taken over 200 feet of*
film of school activities. So far,
the newsmen have taken pictures
ranging from Junior Hi-Y inia-
tion to Chapel programs. They
have made still shots as well as
moving shots. Of particular in
terest will be the showing of the
High Point-Salisbury football
game next Wednesday morning
along with the feature “The
Membership of the club at the
present time is composed of
Stephen Clark, Bradford Thomas,
Glenn Payne, Richard Hargett,
Joe Garner, N^ L. Garner, Clyde
Wood, and Berl Hunnewell.
AVON PLAYERS WELL
RECEIVED IN PLAYS
The Avon Players were well re
ceived in their two plays, “The
Taming of the Shrew” and “Rom
eo and Juliet.”
Miss Anna Mendenhall, who
was in charge of the marshals
and ticket selling, wishes The
Pointer to express her thanks for
the manner in which the students
received “The Taming of the
SIMMONS IS ELECTED
Bill Simmons was elected pres
ident of the Junior class for the
year 1938-39, Tuesday morning.
Gene Thacker and Dwanda Lee
Bissette were defeated. Bill Sim
mons receiving 235 votes. The
vice-president elected was Brad
ford Thomas who won by 22
votes; Mabel McMurray was elect
The cheer-leader race is still
going on. In the voting yester
day Ruby Smith and Irma Sice-
loff received 146 votes each and
Mary Helen Daves received 133.
Mrs. T. R. Baldwin stated yes
terday that the cheer-leader con
test would be run off soon. This
means that cheer-leaders will be
voted on for the third time.
The meeting was called to or
der by Arthur Utley. Rachel Con
rad led the devotionals. Arthur
Utley announced the topic for
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TOM A. SYKES SPOKE
STUDENT BODY TODAY
Rev. Tom A. Sykes, of Thomas-
ville, spoke in chapel today in
connection with American Edu-
tion Weeks and Armistice day.
He spoke on “The Unfinished
Tasks, and Your opportunities.”
He told of the possibilities of
young people today in making
a better America tommorrow. He
spoke in connection with his
subject on making the world safe
for democracy. His address was
broadcast from the school over
the local broadcasting station
WMFR INSTALLS REMOTE
LINE TO AUDITORIUM
A remote control line has been
installed from High Point Station
WMFR to the High School au
The line was installed about
two weeks ago. The address by
Rev. Tom Sykes broadcast this
morning marks the second oc
casion on which the line has
been used, the program of the
Greensboro High School band
being the first.
Although the line can be con
trolled at the station, Mr. Ho
ward Carter, faculty adviser,
stated that the plans of the Ra
dio club are to continue broad
casting from the station. He ex
plained that it is easier for the
technicians to control the broad
cast from the station due to the
limited facilities of the school.
The Radio club has broadcast
eight programs this year. Al
though it broadcasts on Thurs
day Evenings at 7:15 for fif-
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SENIOR CLASS RINGS
TO BE ORDERED SOON
Senior class rings will be or
dered on November 22.
The class rings will be purchas
ed from the same company that
purchases have been made from
in previous years.
The design of the ring is the
same as that of last year. In
addition, however, students may
have a ruby stone inserted. There
is a slight variance in the cost of
the rings with and without the
When measurement is taken for
the rings, a set ring will be on
display in the general office.
Delivery will be made some
time in the early part of January.
And P arade
Alumni Welcomed Back To
High School and To Game
Homecoming activities will
reach a peak tonight as past
and present students meet at
the Albion Millis Stadium for
the Black Bison-Gastonia Green-
Wave football contest.
Minor changes have been made
for homecoming. Sixth and
seventh periods will be cut short.
Seventh period will end at 2:35;
students will go' to their home-
romos at 2:40; and at 2:45 the
student body will assemble in the
auditorium for a pep meeting.
At 3:30 o’clock this afternoon the
parade will start. The line of
parade will be formed on Jones
Street next to the school.
The varsity cheerleaders will
lead th^ parade. They will be
followed by the High School
band. After the band the senior
homerooms form after them, the
Juniors and the Sophomores. The
Junior High School students will
follow the Sophomores.
Since the college band had
made previous arrangements
for this afternoon, they will not
be able to play in the parade.
Miss Madeline McCain, faculty
adviser, asks that each home
room have but one car in the
parade, and that this be used
only when necessary.
The parade will start from
the High School and go down
Jones Street to Lindsay. Leav
ing Lindsay at Church Street,
the line of march will continue
to Main Street and down Main
Street to Commerce. Then, the
parade will continue up Com-
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Dr. W. A. Smart
Dr. W. A. Smart, of Emory
University, Atlanta, Georgia, ad
dressed the student body yester
day morning on “New Aristocracy
in the United States.” He stat
ed that people in general have
the wrong idea concerning aris
tocracy. He stated that they think
more in terms of money than
what contributions they can make
to the world.
Kathryn Allen, president of the
student body, . introduced Dr. E.
H. Blackard, who in turn intro
duced Dr. Smart.
BILL WAGNER AND ALVIN BOLES
CAPTAIN BLACK BISON ELEVEN
Bill Wagner, the captain of the Black Bison football squad, is
now participating in his fourth year on the football team. He has
made two letters in football since entering the High School. Like
Alvin Boles, alternate captain, he is a senior.
Alvin Boles, alternate captain, is a football letterman. He re
ceived a letter last year for his work on the team. Alvin has played
on the football team for three years. He is a senior.
The Pointer wishes to congratulate these two men for their work
on the team. They have been outstanding players! However, it is
not for thfir play that we wish to commend them. Because of the
spirit that they have made manifest and because of their interest in
the football team, each member individually, we wish to say, “Best
The Pointer would also like to add that there are others just en
tering football who are to attain as high honors as Bill and Alvin.
The Pointer says to them, “Honor comes the hard way. Don’t lose