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The Pointer. volume (High Point, N.C.) 1921-19??, October 27, 1939, Image 1

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STUDENT GOVERNMENT ADVOCATED WELCOME THE POINTER ALUMNI Vol. XVIII, No. 2 High Point, N. C., Friday, October 27, 1939 Price—Two Cents Alumni Return For Homecoming Events Bi-Cameral Legislation Is Proposed Amendment To Constitution Proclaimed Vital A picked group of High Point high school students have drawn up a plan that will revolutionize the present system of student government, taking in vast changes enlarging student parti cipation in control. The group of outstanding mem bers of all classes have met regu larly for the past two weeks in sessions authorized by Principal D. P. Whitley. After hot debates and numerous heated discussions, the students, numbering around forty, passed on a sweeping reor ganization plan. Backed by many leading students as well as several faculty members, the plan advocates a bicameral legislative body, a judiciary department, and an executive department. With a congress composed of a House of Representatives and Senate, a Judiciary Court of both teach ers and students, .^nd an Execu tive Department of Principal and Student Body President, the plan would completely dissolve the pre sent system of government. Spokesmen for the group that drew up the reorganization plan state that it has a huge follow ing of both students and faculty. They offer as proof of this the fact that an outline of the plan was signed by such student lead ers as Mary Jane Wilson, Ar thur Utley, Bill Simmons, Gloria Ilderton, Bill Winders, Rachel Conrad, Mary Anne Thomas, Clifton Overcash, Rebecca Con- (Continued on Page Four) Band Featured In Homecoming Activities Today A ^ ■■■ h liiit A I Game Heads Homecoming Activities Parade Flames Mounting School Spirit 4bS 4 '-W i The High Point High School band, under the direction of Mr. F. Kimball, will be featured in the home coming parade, as well as between halves in tonight’s game in Albion Millis Stadium. Dramatic Club Elects Officers; Plans For Hallowe’en Program BISON BAND LEADS Speaking Class Newly Organized A course in public speaking is offered this year for the first time in the history of High Point high school. Thirty students have enrolled in this course, and have shown much interest in the work offered. For centuries people have been interested in the matter of pub lic speaking, but it is only during present times that all over the country colleges and high schools have placed emphasis on the sub ject and have organized classes in which it is taught. It is expected that, by the end of the year, students will have gained sufficient experience through constant practice to en able them to speak with ease on practically any occasion that may arise. MISS F. MENDENHALL LECTURES TO CLUB Miss Frances Mendenhall, home economics teacher, lectures to the Woman’s CTub of High Point once every month. Her October lecture was, “T'asty October Meals,” and ‘‘Consumer Buying” is her topic for November. Miss Mendenhall has just com pleted a night class on clothing and interior decoration for the Florence Nightingale Club at the “Y.” The initial meeting of the Dramatic Club this year was de voted to the election of officers of the club for the ensuing year. The following students were elected to offices of the club: president, Annie Louise Brown; vice president, Ella Lou Taylor; secretary. Juanita Thayer; trea surer, Rachel Conrad; program chaii-man, Sara Sloane Ray; Pointer reporter, N. L. Garner. The club will present many plays during the year, the first of which will be a Halloween play, to be given Friday morning. ‘‘The Mystery of the Tapping; Keys,” the Halloween play, willi be presented by the following cast: Rolando Blackborne, Joe Given; Arlissa, Donree Setzer; Jack McKee, Charles Ward; Ed ward Scott, Bill Simmons; John ny Blackborne, N. L. Garner; Miss Rebecca, Francis Hamilton; Mrs. Clarissa Melburn, Vera Russell; Mammy, Sara Ray; Ras- (Continued on page 4) STUDENT BODY RESPONDS TO DRIVE US NOVEL PROGRAM IS PRESENTED Band To Play Between the Halves In Tonight’s Battle The entire student body, with the exception of six home rooms, had subscribed 100 percent to THE POINTER by the eighth period Tuesday. Home room 210 was the first room to subscribe 100 percent. Rooms 315 and 206 -were second and third respectively. The subscription drive was be gun at a chapel program Tues day morning. Editor-in-Chief Grady Morgan told the student body something of the manner in which THE POINTER is oper ated. Cecil Prince interviewed Thur man Homey, Brantley Hucks, Jane Wilson, Arthur Utley, Carl Bailey, Stewart Stone, Clifton Furguson, and Bill Winders with a portable microphone. These stu- (Continued On Page Three) The high school band, led by high stepping Clarence Leonard will lead the parade this after noon. This will be one of the highlights of an all day home coming celebration to be climaxed by the football game to-night. The flashy display of the band will be supplemented by the ad dition of three flagbearers, carry ing the flags of our national and state governments as well as our school banner. The array of he band has been swelled by the arival of twenty- eight new uniforms. Now all the members are equiped with the proper attii’e the band displays an imposing array of color. Fred Kimball, band director, said plans for concerts are, as yet, indefinite, however, the High (Continued on page 4) High Point high school’s an nual Homecoming celebration paints the town today with a parade and football game high lighting the mammoth program planned. H. P. H. S. students will put on a great show for the old grads with a flashing parade of the bands of High Point high school and the college which will prob ably be accompanied by other bands of the vicinity. At eight o’clock the mighty Bison eleven will meet Salisbury on the Millis Stadium turf. Inspired by the significance of the day, the High Pointers look forward to victory. Taking into consideration, the work that has been done during the past two weeks, most obser vers believe that this year’s cele bration will be one of the most spectacular H. P. H. S. has ever staged. Carroll Favors Honor System ‘‘I think it is one of the most wholesome undertakings you have centered attention upon. I cer tainly hope it will succeed,” stat ed Superintendent Charles F. Carroll in regard to the article on honor study halls which ap peared in the last issue of THE POINTER. Mr. Carroll commented favor ably on such an undertaking by the students. He heartily wished it the best of luck with his appro val. THE SCHOOL CLUBS OPEN ACTIVITIES Utley Elected Prexy Of Honor Society Arthur Utley was elected presi dent of the National Honor So ciety; Janey Wilson, vice-presi dent; Gene Thacker, secretary; and Bradford Thomas, treasurer, at a call meeting last week. Plans for the coming year and for the selling of Christmas cards were discussed. The constitution was also read and discussed by the Society led by the lewly elec ted president. Mrs. Leila Belle Rogers is again faculty advisor for the 1939-1940 school year. MISS E. BALLANTINE TO SPONSOR CLUB Miss Evelyn Ballantine has accepted the sponsorship of the National Honorary Beta Club. She was appointed to this posi tion to replace Miss Eloise Ward, who was sponsor last year. Miss Ballantine is a graduate of Lenior Rhyne College. She re el eved her M. A. degree at the University of Virginia. She taught school in S. C. and at the South Seminary and Jr. College of the University of Virginia at Beuna Vista, Virginia. Miss Bal- (Continued On Page Three) Hi-Y Gets Started On Program For Year The High Point high school Hi-Y resumed its yearly activi ties Monday, October 23, when the members attended a supper held at the Presbyterian Church. Carl Justice, chairman of the program committee for the past meeting, had charge of the sing ing and speeches. He presented to the Hi-Y members the priciple speakr. Rev. O. C. Williamson. Dr. Williamson used as his sub ject, ‘‘Is the Life You’re Living Worth the Results You’ll Get From It.” Junior Class Meets; Appoint Committees The Junior class held its first meeting on Friday morning, Octo ber 20, 1939, with Ruth Culler, former president of the Sopho more class, calling the meeting to order. Scripture was read by Edythe Seckler, newly chosen chaplin for the Juniors. Next the officers for this year were introduced by Miss Culler. They are: George Humphries, president; Ruby Par ker, vice-president; and Mary Ann Thomas, secretary-treasurer. The meeting was then turned over to the new president. Appointed were the following committees and their chairmen: Charles Varner, grounds commit tee; Ruth Williard, social commit tee; Garnett Hinshaw and Mary Ann Coe, program committee; Gloria Ilderton, publicity com mittee, and Sara Sloan Ray, bul letin committee. Lathetis Clifton, class cheer leader, Jo Ingram, and Gloria Il derton were called up to the stage to lead the class in several yells. Homer Hayworth and John Wilson, skilled trumpeteers, played the Carolina Alma Mater. They were accompanied by Char les Medlin, who later played a part from “The Nutcracker’s Suite.”

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