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EDITED AND PUBLISHED BY STUDENTS OF HIGH POINT JR. HIGH SCHOOL
VOL. 9. NO. 6
HIGH POINT, N. C., THURSDAY, MARCH 25. 1937
TWENTY-FIVE CENTS A YEAR
(Betty Jean Miller)
What is your favorite magazine?
Why do you like it? Everyone likes
to read, so why not read magazines ?
Some people like news magazines
and others different types. In room
113 several people have expressed
their opinions as to their choice mag-
aiaines. Jean Hardin enjoys “Life”
because there are so many interest
ing pictures of current events.
Bobby Lindsay likes “Colliers” be
cause of the jokes.
Margaret Lee Blackard’s favorite
is “Child Life.” She enjoys the stor
ies in it.
Horace Haworth chooses “Boy’s
Life.” He thinks it’s perfect. Lewis
Watkins’ favorite is “The Saturday
Evening Post”; he likes the stories
Edward Sale also chooses “The
Saturday Evening Post”; he thinks
the stories in it are the best.
Arthur Lyon prefers “Popular
Science” because of the interesting
articles and pictures which he thinks
other magazines do not contain.
What’s In A Boy’s Magazine
What’s in a boy’s magazine, you
ask? What is it that keeps a boy
stuck in a corner for hours at the
time over a few sheets of paper but
black type ? Why is it that a boy
puts off his home work until he fin
ishes the last paragraph of another
one of those silly little stories in his
new edition of “The American Boy”,
“Open Road For Boys”, or “Boy’s
Life” whichever it may be ? Readers,
I would like to put this across. There
is more in a boy’s magazine than
just another one of those silly stories
that aren’t worth the paper they are
printed on. They take you to new
lands and experiences where you
place yourself in the hero’s baffling
position and figure with the hero the
exit that will bring about the best
consequences. There is also, usually,
a sport page from which you learn
the latest rules that have been plac
ed on the book and quite often an in
terview with a famous athlete. In
the “American Boy” there is a joke
column which will afford you with
new jokes until the next edition is
issued. In the “Open Road For
Boys” there is a cartoonist’s contest
which will require your best thought,
but will prove very interesting when
you see the developments of it. So
for these reasons don’t pass up such
maga^^ines as have been mentioned
ABOUT N. C. TOAST
What We Were Doing a Year
Ago at Junior High
Many spent the Easter holidays in
various places. William Hall went
horseback riding in Danville, Va.
Thomas Jefferson’s home was visited
by Louis Voorhees. Kitty Cox had
an enjoyable time at Charleston,
It was a sign of spring when Miss
Poole and Mr. Ellington took their
“families” outdoors and Miss Titman
complained about the Glee Club.
Someone seemed to think that the
pupils had “springamaritis of the
toes” because they couldn’t keep their
The Attendance Banner was won
by Mrs. Freeman’s pupils.
Mr. John Blair, of his city, showed
the sixth grades very interesting and
beautiful bird slides.
The Wrigley dollar epidemic had
many people chewing Wrigley gum.
Betty Croker had the luck, as many
others did, to be offered a Wrigley
dollar—and of course she got it.
“Here’s to the land of the long leaf
The summer land where the sun
Where the weak grow strong
And the strong grow great,
Here’s to ‘down home,’
The Old North State.”
—By Mrs. Harry C. Martin.
How the famous N. C. toast came
to be writen:
More than a quarter of a century
ago. Dr. and Mrs. Allison Hodges had
as their house guest Mrs. Harry C.
Martin. Later in the evening they
were to go to a banquet. Dr. A.
Hodges presiding. Before leaving
Dr. Hodges said to Mrs. Martin;
“As you are here from North Caro
lina I shall call on you for a toast to
the Old North State.” Mrs. Martin
answered by saying that she was un
prepared. He said that she was al
ways prepared to say a word for
North Carolina. She then, on an en
velope with a pencil wrote the above
words to the North Carolina toast.
Later she added the following
verses to her toast:
“Here’s to the land of the cotton
Where the scuppernong perfumes the
breeze at night.
Where the soft Southern moss and
’Neath the murmuring pines of the
Old North State!
Here’s to the land where the galax
Where the rhododendron roseate
Where soars Mt. Mitchell’s summit
In the ‘Land of the Sky,’ in the Old
Here’s to the land where the maid
ens are fairest.
Where friends are truest and cold
hearts are rarest:
The near land, the dear land, what
ever our fate.
The blest land, the best land—the Old
Mrs. Harry C. Martin was born
near Richmond, Va. She is the
daughter of Edward Horace Mon-
She was educated at Convent of
the Visitation, Abingdon, Va., and
the University of North Carolina.
She was especially interested in lit
erature, history, arts and crafts, in
terior decoration, sociology, and civ
ics. Mrs. Hary C. Martin is now
living in Tennessee.
—Arranged by Kathyrn Cross,
From “The- State.”
VISIT IQ LOCAL PLANT
Glee Club Sings
(Mary Anne Thomas)
The seventh grade glee club sang
at the Y. W. C. A. on Monday night
at seven o’clock. The following se
lections were sung: “Bells of the
Sea,” “My Grandfather’s Clock,” and
“All Through the Night.”
(President of Student Council)
Every student at the Junior High
School should have pride in the way
the building and grounds look. I be
lieve most of us have. The monitors
have been asked to try to see that
the grounds are kept in good condi
tion and that the building itself looks
the best at all times. The Student
Council is asking each and every one
at the Junior High School to do his
or her part to carry out this pro
gram. I believe fewer people are
throwing paper in the halls, but we
all need to be more careful in the
towers. If you have been in the tow
ers during either of the lunch pe
riods, you will see how they are be
ginning to look.
Several of the girls who are tak
ing the home economics course this
semester went with Miss Adams to
the Tomlinson Chair Company a few
days ago to see the furniture exhi
bition. On the first floor were bed
room suites. The furniture was made
of blond mahogany. Mr. Babcock,
the salesman, showed us around, ex
plained the bleaching process which
makes natural mahogany much light
As we visited the different floors,
Mr. Babcock explained how furniture
is classed according to design. For
instance, the chair with the claw-like
foot is called Chippendale, after the
man who invented this design.
We saw many different kinds of
furnitui’e, all of which was very in
teresting, but to me the most inter
esting was the antique furniture. One
especially interesting piece of antique
was a carved chair. We could tell
it came from Japan because of the
picture of Mt. Fujiama carved on the
back. Another interesting one was
a knife-urn actually used by Louis
XVI. On some of the beds of colo
nial times a pineapple was carved.
This is the sign of hospitality.
We learned that moss taken from
trees in Louisiana is the cheapest
kind of filling for chairs. Springs
and hog’s hair are also used. The
most costly of all is down taken from
the breast of the goose.
We were very proud to learn that
High Point now surpassed even
Grand Rapids in the production of
furniture, and the Tomlinson Chair
Company is the largest of its kind in
the United States. . , ,
We had a very interesting time,
and I am sure this visit will help
us in our study of furniture.
I CLASSES ENJOY STUNTS
Pupils of Miss Poole’s gym. classes
have enjoyed the performance of
athletic stunts very much. There are
several different kinds which give
one; the exercise his whole body needs.
A few of the stunts are: forward
roll, knee dip, tip up, coffeegrinder,
measuring worm, seal walk, jump
whole turn, bear dance, head stand,
hand stand, and backward roll.
In the activities Garnet Hinshaw
was the pupil showing the most out
standing skill, making the highest
possible grade on every stunt. Other
girls in the seventh grade who are
especially good are: Betty Brockman,
Peggy Teague, Sarah Scruggs, Jo
Ingram, Arlene Hedrick, Donna Fay
Watson, Hazel Floyd, Jacqueline
Price, Helen Edward, and Viola By
rum. In the sixth grade the out
standing ones are; Mez Hunsucker,
Helen Bissette, Margaret Perry, Do
ris Rich, and Meredith Slane.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT
Marble Playing Here
Again In Full Blast
(Betty Lee Scruggs)
Boys have gone back to the old, old
days and started marble playing
again. This will, of course, take up
the time which was formerly filled
with fights and squabbles.
Richard King, Ray Keever, Wayne
Cagle, and Jack Grogan are the mar
ble players in room 201. Bobby Floyd
says he plays some of the time so
I guess he deserves “honorable men
tion.” Richard, reports that he has
won one hundred marbles this year,
lost six and is most afraid of Ray
Keever. Wayne Cagle started out
with fifty; he has two left. Poor boy,
pretty bad luck! (Altho it’s not so
pretty at that). Wayne says he’s not
afraid of anybody especially, but he
really doesn’t care to play with Jack
Grogan. Ray Keever has won one
hundred and sixty and hasn’t lost
any. He doesn’t like to play with
Lawrence “much.” The boys say he
loses too many of their marbles.
Sixth Grade Basket Ball
Just recently the boys in 110, Miss
Calhoun’s group, won the sixth grade
basket ball championship. At the end
of the game Miss Calhoun’s room had
10 points and Miss Sharp’s room 4.
The players on the winning team are
Colon Neighbors, Eddie Lee, Donald
Dunkelberger, Clifton Surratt, and
Arnold Koonce. Miss Sharp’s and
Miss Hayworth’s rooms are consider
ed by the boys in 110 very good bas
ket ball players. Miss Calhoun’s
group feel that they had “pretty
much luck” this season.
Pupils in room 205 welcome Paul
Bullins, a new pupil from Sumney
(Betty Jean Bales)
One Friday morning the students
of Junior High School were very
much alarmed at the hearing that a
National Current Event test was to
be given the next morning. This
test was given to determine pupils’
knowledge of the current happenings
each week. There were one hundred
questions on the examination. Be
lieve it or not, but here are some an
swers which were found on the pa
Believe It or Not is drawn by Walt
The Nobel Peace Prize for 1935
was awai'ded to Franklin D. Roose
Edgar Hoover is Chief Justice of
the U'nited States Supreme Court.
A movie has been made of “Romeo
and Juliet” written by Eugene
John Ringling was a famous
Budget is the wearing away of the
earth’s surface by raining, floods,
freezing, and wind.
John N. Garner is governor of
Television is shown by a country
that does not give help, directly or
indirectly, in a war between other
An outstanding athlete to attend
the Olympic Games in 1936 was Larry
Harry L. Hopkins is Miriam Hop-
A decision of the Supreme Court
is final in every case when at least
15 Justices agree.
Within the past year there has
been a boom in American grown
sugar beets, which are being used in
many things from glue to cars.
Wealth is the wearing away of
the earth’s surface.
Mrs. Demarest Speaks
The pupils of Junior High School
had the pleasure of hearing Mrs.
Demarest who spoke to us on alco
hol. She pointed out to us the good
and bad points of it There are two
kinds of alcohol, ethyl and methyl.
Methyl alcohol is much more poison
ous than ethyl because it affects the
nerves of the eyes It is always used
in museums to preserve animals and
insects. This substance when inside
the body is the master of man and
when outside of the body man is the
master of it. Food substances that
disolve in water turn very hard when
put into alcohol. This liquid when
taken into the body shortens life and
makes a person do things that ordi
narily he wouldn’t do. I am sure
Mrs. Demarest’s talk will make more
boys and girls determine never to
use it in any form.
(Mary Ann Coe and
Mary Anne Thomas)
For the pupils of Junior High
whose rooms have gone a hundred
percent with book fees, Mrs. Frost,
with the assistance of a number of
teachers in the building, gave an en
tertaining program. When the au
dience was seated. Miss Titman led
them in two songs, “Bells of St.
Mary’s” and “Yankee Doodle.”
The program began with Mrs. Bea
mon’s class giving a home room pro
gram. Margaret Lee Blackard was
in charge of it. A few of the pupils
recited verses on gossip, kindness,
and truth. The characters were Betty
Jean Miller, Horace Hayworth, and
Joyce Tew. This program was bas
ed on manners.
Following Mrs. Beamon’s program,
George Humphreys played the part
of Professor Quizz. From the audi
ence he called Miss Hayworth to act
as his secretary. Phyllis Strickland,
Arthur Kaplan, Richard Ring, Gar
nett Hinshaw, and Betty Lee Scruggs,
who were called up to answer ques
tions, were much surprised to have
questions that puzzled them a great
deal. Arthur Kaplan won with a
score of 500.
Next came the task of finding the
biggest liars in Junior High School.
The following contestants were call
ed to the stage: Bessie Lee Creech,
Bill Currie, Robert Hedrick, Kath
leen Homey, Billy Thomas, and
Laura Hobbs. The leader, Byron
Grandjean, decided, with the help of
the audience, that Bill Currie proved
the biggest liar.
The last number on the program
v/as carried oJL by Jo Ingram ana
Nancy Cox. Mr. Loman, Miss Poole,
Miss Moore, Miss Deans, Mrs. Free
man, and Miss Idol were called up on
the stage and Jo and Nancy told
them things to do. Mr. Loman play
ed, or rather tried to play, the piano.
Miss Poole was told to recite the
first poem she learned. Miss Moore
told how she earned her first dollar
by washing dishes every day. Miss
Deans sang a merry tune, and Miss
Idol described her first doll. Can you
imagine Miss Idol playing with dolls ?
After the program the audience
was led in singing “Empty Saddles”
and “Pennies From Heaven” by five
Student Council Holds
The Student Council held its reg
ular meeting in the cafeteria March
15th. The president called the meet
ing to order and appointed monitors
for the following week. Betty Lee
Scruggs, the secretary, read the min
utes of the last meeting.
Byron Grandjean, the vice-presi
dent and program chairman, had pre
pared a very interesting program.
Mimi Wagger, Gloria Ilderton, and
Russell Payne gave reports on John
Rogers Clark, Benjamin Franklin,
and Thomas Edison. Melvin Gentry-
asked some riddles after which Byron
read some jokes and a story’’ on
In Miss Nash’s history class three
girls have bought posters which
show the ways of transportation on
land and sea. With the posters,
which are already laid off in black,
the girls got colored paper, on which
were drawn the different parts. These
were cut out and pasted on the poster.
These girls were Peggy Jane Bryant,
Nancy Bennett, and Meredith Slane.
The class has enjoyed looking at
and studying them.