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The Pointer. volume (High Point, N.C.) 1921-19??, October 27, 1939, Image 2

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Pase Two THE POINTER Friday, October 27, 193!) + THE POINTER OF HIGH POINT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL High I*oint, N. C. Editor-in-Chief Ass(). I'xlitors News Editor Sports Editor Exchange Editor EDITORS THIS ISSUE: Grady L. Morgan Mavis AValker, Marie Snider, Irene Meekins Gene Thacker “Bus” Overcash Mildred Allen Business Managers Betty Warner, Julie Marsh REPORTERS B. Taylor, G. Southern, L. Griffin, Hayes, B. Terry, C. Edwards, J. Marsh, B. Warner, B. Quigley, N. Garner, R. Bennett B. Currie, \VC Hall, 1). Smith, L. W'elborn, R. Conrad, T. Homey G. Hderton, J. Kennedy, E. Whitt FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1939 y^ELCOflE Aiumif iMEcoum iop rbfij'iQHTi m. Student Government? The annual meeting of the Southern Association of Stu dent Government which was held in Charleston, West Vir ginia, last month, excited in our delegation the spirit of democracy and Student Government. They returned all aflame with the desire to improve the present system of Student Government in this school. The proposal they ad vance is indeed one of the most democratic and most im partial ever to be used in Student Government. By this w’ell-founded and carefully laid plan the students take a heavy responsibility on their shoulders. If there is any doubt in anyone’s mind as to whether High Point High School is ready and should have such a student government he should have heard the heated spirit in which the stu dent committee discussed plans to be presented for the ap proval of the principal. In our opinion this school is quite ready for Student Government. Next year w’hen our dele gation goes to Tulsa, Oklahoma, we hope they can repre sent a school in a class by itself at the top of the Student Government ladder, rather than in the class it shares now, at the bottom. —C. Opportunities and Responsibilities “The tumult and the shouting dies’’ as the campaign ing for class officers ends, and as the cloud of dust set tles we find ourselves with new sets of officers. Congratu lations to you who have been elected! We recognize the qualities for which you have been selected, and we pledge our full-hearted support of all you undertake. While we realize the tremendous opportunities you have received for service, we know the responsibilities that you face. You must know the wishes of those people whom you represent, carry the mout effectively, and try to please everyone at the same time. You will remain in school long after others have departed—discussing, planning. How much work you really do will never be known to very many. Your conduct will be watched more closely than that of your fellow classmates and you will be judged more harshly. Notwithstanding, the term in office will mean much more to you than all of these drawbacks. You have the privilege of serving. “And he who is greatest among you, let him be your servant.” —M. S. Inquiring Reporter The Inquiring Reporter of this issue of the Pointer presents the query, “Do you think Student Government will succeed in High Point high school?” George Nostrand, junior states: ‘T feel certain the student government in High Point high school can and will succeed, but we must give our government full support and cooperation to insure its success. Without sup port and ooperation no govern ment can succeed.” Grady Morgan, Pointer Editor- in-Chief, says: “I think that if faculty and students realize the aim of stu dent government, there would be no doubt of the success of such an undertaking. The student gov ernment promotes two ideals-the promotion of school spirit in its truest foi'm and a perfect cooper ation between students and facu lty-” j Gene Thacker, Senior Repre-1 sentative, gives her opinion: : “I think student government i would be successful in high school. Now, when school spirit' is definitely on the wane, we, need something by which the stu- . dents and teachers cooperate to make this a better school. I think the students realize the responsi- .biliy of such an undertaking and ; would “rally to the colors’” for the good of all.” James Terry, senior, says: “Student government repre sents the highest type of demo cracy in school. I firmly believe that if this government would be the right type.” Pi'incipal D. P. Whitley states: “I favor a greater participat ion on the part of students in the government of the school. I feel sure that student participation in school government will solve many of our problems.” Concerning the problem of stu dent self-government in High Point high school, I have and al ways will have one firm convic tion. That is; if the students of ths school can be made to realize the vast responsibility which will naturally fall upon their should ers as a result of such a move and I do not doubt for one mo ment that they can and will rea lize it, then student self-govern ment here is H. P. H. S. will work to perfection.—Joe Given I think Student Self-Govern ment would succeed in High Point High School. Students who are displeased with the present gov ernment would have the chance and the honor to work wdth their classmates on a new plan. I think the students w'ould be glad to fol low^ the rules of their fellow classmates more wdllingly than they have with the present rules. I think every student would feel more a part of this school than they ever have. It is just the thing for a school spirit. —Arnold Koonce BEATING IT OUT WITH BENNETT MY SCHOOL ROOM CHOICE Everyone Is Pleased With Gifts From PERKINSON’S PERKINSON’S Jewelry Store North Main Street In order that the students of dear old H. P. H. S. can be bet ter acquainted with the happen ings in the swing world, the edi tor asked the ol’ professah to write a column on the current crop of baton-weilders, the more popular records, etc., etc., etc. One of the outstanding dance bands in the nation is the cne with the dream sax section, and of course you know we mean, Glenn Millei’ and his orchestra. This is one of the newer bands, being formed just about two years ago when Miller got the idea of starting a band of his own, after having played with such top-notch crews as those piloted by Red Nichols, Ray Noble, Ben Pollack, and the Dor sey brothers. Tommy and Jimmy. As to the front man himself, Miller is ruggedly built, good looking, and leads his band with the movement of his eyes beneath his familiar glasses while playing his hot trombone. Miller’s style can easily be recognized by his distinctive five-sax section and is definitely one of the country’s leading swing aggregations. During his many years in the business he has uncovered several key men who are valuable to him in getting the band in a solid groove. “Tex” Beneke capably fills the tenor sax chair and Clyde Hurley is noted for his hot trumpet choruses. Twenty- year old Ray Eberle handles the male vocals while pretty, blond Marian Hutton is his girl sing er. Miller and his Moonlight Sere- naders are just concluding an ex tensive road tour and may be heard several times weekly over N.B.C. His band stands at the very top and is a best seller for Bluebird records. Some of Miller’s recent record ings are among the best he has ever made. Outstanding in this group are: “In the Mood” in which Beneke, Hurley, and Miller do themselves proud with some good choruses. Another good one is “Blue Orchids,” composed by the immortal Hoagy Carmichael. This is undoubtedly one of the masterpieces of Miller’s scintil lating sax section. Ray Eberle very capably takes care of the vocals. “My Prayer” is another good Miller disc. Among other good recordings made by some of the other bands recently are: Arty Shaw’s “Corn in’ On” in which Buddy Rich does some swell drumming and Shaw again exhibits his master ful technique with his clarinet. Another good Shaw record is “Traffic Jam.” Charley Barnet has contributed “The Last Jump” and “Ebony Rhapsody.” Benny Goodman offers “Jumping at the Woodside” and “There’ll Be Changes Made.” An alto sax chorus by Toots Mondello is fea tured in “Woodside.” Tommy Dorsey, that sentimental gentle man of swing, has turned out “The March of the Toys” and “Running Through My Mind.” . . . Peter DeRose, composer of “Deep Purple” has a new one, “Lilacs in the Rain . . . Well, un til a later date, when you jitter bugs, rug-cutters or what have you, request some of ye ole swing —I’ll be suing you. (By Garland Hill) The most interesting room in school is the cafeteria. Most of you would be expecting me to point out a cer tain classrioom or study, but if you want my true opinion, it is the cafeteria. As you read nis paragraph, don’t misunder stand the ad- £ . jective “inter- esting”, for it m. doesn’t exactly indicate pleasant activities. There is always some trouble, such as the hustle and bustle of running to keep from having to wait in line or stand up to eat. It’s not so bad falling down the stairs or getting pushed out of line, but when the colored waitress in sists upon you making up your mind as to which vegetable you want, you feel humiliated and embarrassed, not to mention your feelings after stubling over a pretty girl or a dignified mathe- : matics professor while returning to get a fork. As you approach the table once more, you find some smart fresh man sitting politely in your form- j er chair chatting continuously ' while gulping potatoes with one 1 hand and crunching crackers with i j the other. After finally securing I a seat, you find yourself sitting I between two tiny French or Eng- i lish teachers with such stupen dous manners and conversation that one can only answer “No, ma’am,” or “Yes, ma’am” to keep from showing his ignor ance of the subject. After mak ing a blundering excuse to change seats, you try to sip milk through a stubborn straw which you later find to be a macaroni stick. You don’t mind permit ting the big burly football star to rest his weary elbow in your pie; but when you discover his chewing gum holding your pants to the chair, you feel that the best thing to do is leave. I just can’t imagine anyone getting bored in such an inter esting school room. In fact, I’m quite sure one would be very much awake if he had my experi- enre at the door as I was leav ing. The principal stood convers ing with me as the smuggled ice cream in my pocket dripped slowly on my shoes. Indeed, this is a most interesting period for a young boy’s first day in high school. 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