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EDITED AND PUBLISHED BY STUDENTS OF HIGH POINT JR. HIGH SCHOOL
VOLUME X NUMBER 2
HIGH POINT, N. C., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1937
TWENTY-FIVE CENTS A YEAR
Books to Suit Tastes of All
Readers Can Be Found.
ROOMS TO BE INSPECTEDDeans^s Scieoce Classes
AT REGULAR INTERVALS i 17* * ^
Make Visits lo Itie City
Fillratioe and Disposal Plants
Thirteen Rooms Made Grade A-
More Are Graded B.
Mrs. Farley has added many
books to tk.2 library this year.
Among the most interesting are as
There is a ime etiquette book en
titled “Mor.e Fun When You Know
The Rules” for those who would
like to brush up on thd;r manners.
For the winged-minded people there
are several good aviation books that
give the latest models and illustra
tions for making models. The sports
book are the most popular I believe.
Well, you have a spendid book; on
football plays and one on baseball,
also a book explaining all the main
and minor sports. For those who'
are inclined toward art, there is a
beautiful book by the name of the
Art Teacher. It is a most expensive
and enlightening book. The biograph
ies happen to be only on scientists
and men who have helped mrankind.
There may be a few exceptions, but
there are no new history biogra
The eighth grades were in the
mind of Mrs. Farley when she
ordered a book of short stories by
O’Henry and one by Bret Harte.
Myths come in handy for the stu
dents who take general language.
In case you can’t decide, if you are
looking that far ahead, what you
intend to be when you finish school,
read the book on occupations and
careers. The life stories of Stone
wall Jackson, Joan of Arc, Hans
Christian Anderson, and Barnum
of Barnum and Baily are also avail
able in the library. The studious
folk who are taking Latin will find
the Latin dictionary and ancient
history books most useful. There are
two or three books on automobiles
and mechanics for the mechanical
minded. Several books, everyone will
enjoy whether it be for reference
or your own information, are the
ones that give the flag, flower, seal,
m.-otto, etc. of all the states. Those
who ar>3 figuring on traveling had
better read the books on travel and
I think that concludes our trip
through the Junior High Library.
You had better not let the teacher
hear you say that something can’t
be found in the library, becaure
most likely you just didn t take the^
time to look through the superb
collection of books.
The council has begun a grading
project this year for the purpose of
improving the appearance of the
home rooms. There have already
been two gradings. A spocial com
mittee has been appointed to in
spect the rooms every two weeks
Stanley Saunders heads this com-
ittee with Rudy Parker and Caro
lyn Jones assisting him. These mem
bers have found the grading to be
very helpful in keeping a clean
Rooms are rated according to the
attractiveness and originality of bul
letin boards, cleanliness of floors,
neatness of desks and shades, and
in general the entire appearance of
Operating Systems of Plants
Explained to Pupils As They
Pass Through Plants.
During the first grading period,
five rooms were accredited an A.
Those rooms wer.3 5, 106, 111, 107
and 106. The following rooms meri
ted B’s: 101, 103, 104, 108, 109, 112,
114, 116, 201, 201, 203, 204, 205,
207, 208, 209.
The second grading proved to bq
much higher. The eight rooms re
ceiving A were 105, 107, 104, 112,
113, 114, 203 207. Rooms 101,
103, 106, 6, 109, 110, 111, 116, 116,
201, 202, 204, 205, 206, 208, 209,
210, 211 and 212 were sufficiently
clean to rate B.
Co-operation if the entire school
and faculty will tend to make these
averages higher. The grades will
be posted in the cafeteria or on the
office bulletin board.
THE FILTRATION PLANT
Name Inventory Made
SIGNS PERTAINING TO
(Lathetis Clifton—Geraldine Hedrick)
In Junior High School there are
many pupils who have the same
given name or the same surname.
Theio are two William Halls, three
Mary Browns, and two Charles Saun
There are only twelve Joneses but
twenty-five Smiths. Forty boys are
named Billy. Mrs. Moffitt has four
Billies in her room. Eighteen boys
in Junior High are named John.
There are twenty-four Marys and
eighteen Margarets. Sixty-five boys
have the same name as their
The American Education Week is
to be observed November 7-13. This
week is honored to emphasize the vi
tal necessity for education. It helps
the pupil to appreciate his own le-
sponsibility and to realize that edu
cation is necessary to be successful.
H.3 will improve and progress in
school tasks and be encouraged to
desire further education if everyone
co-operates to make this week an
Education has helped Am.srica to
achieve a rapid development of a wil
derness into a great nation, in com-
rrorcial and industrial expansion, the
development of democratic ideals and
a new and successful growth of self-
In various home rooms, dramatiza
tions are to be given to emphasize)
importance of education. Posters will
be displayed in classrooms and also
assays will be written.
Through the week a topic will be
given daily during home-room per
The toptes are as follows: “Can
We Educate for Peace?” “Doing
Educational Service,” “'Th-3 Horace
Mann Centennial,” “Our American
Youth Problem,” “Schools and the
Constitution,” “School Open House
Day” and “Long Life Learning.”
“Can We Educate for Peace,” is to
be an important suCject” for assem
bly programs and for an activ>3
program in individual rooms.
Parents are invited to visit the
schools as often as posible during
An “Open House Night” will be
observed on Monday Evening, No
vember 8. Each parent will follow
his child’s schedule. A register will
be kept by each home-room. It is
hoped that many parents will come
to school next week.
PARENT COUNCIL TO
The fortunate pupils in Miss
Deans’s science classes had the
pleasure of visiting the city Filtra
tion Plant, located on Kivett Drive.
The Troxler Furniture Company
kindly consented to take the pupils
and their teacher on the observation
trip, using their own truck. They
were first shown through the plant
by one of the employees who ex
plained the entire course of filtra
tion. The pupils weie shown first
where the alum,' and ammonia are put
into a tank. The alum causes the wa-.
ter to coagulate, while the latter
takes any disagreeable odor from the
water. It then flows through forty-
one small compartments, seventeen
feet deep into thirty-six compart
ments on either side of the previous
ones. Herr3 the solids settJ'e and the
water gets clearer as it goes through
the settling beds. Next, the water
flows to be chlorinated. If there are
any germs left, the chlorine kills
them. This chemical is what you
sm'ell and feel burning your eyes at
They were then taken down to the
motor room. Here the motors are
used to pump the water into
tanks in town. In another room
there is a meter which tells how
many gallons of water go through
this plant daily. There w>3re about
three rniHior, -five gallons of water
used a day. The plant is equipped
to send out eight million gallons of
drinking water a day.
The last thing the science -pupiils
saw was the resevoir, which held
three million gallons of water. From
this the water is piped to High
Point and sent into our homes.
The pupils carre back to school
with a clearer understanding of
how the High Point water system,
A Parents Council is being or-
ganiircd at Junior High, with Mrs.
Floyd Wilson serving as chairma,n
of the group. Our school does not
have a parent-teacher association as
the grammar schools have, and it
was felt that some organization was
needed to be a duplicate of the as-,
sociation that serves the elementary
Under the plan, there will be par
ent councilors for each room in the
school. It is felt that these councilors
would have a splendid opportunity to
serve the children, the l,3achers and
The following mothers compose
this parent council at Junior high:
Mrs. H. F. Hunsucker.
Mrs. J. J. Corrigan
Mrs. J. H. McCall.
Mrs. E. A. Byrum.
Mrs. C. E. Moose.
Mrs. E. W. Pankey.
Mrs. E. T. Erickson.
Mrs. L. B. Taylor.
Mrs. M. W. Buser.
Mrs. J. W. Potts.
Mrs. J. W. Flythe.
Mrs. A. Durham.
Mrs. J. R. Loflin.
Mrs. R. A. Herring.
Mrs. R. S. Sugg.
Mrs. L. M. Meredith.
Mrs. F. H. Hall'cnbeck.
Mrs. S. C. Cla,rk.
Mrs. E. S. Wall.
Mrs. Forrest Murray.
Mrs. E. R. Gary.
Mrs. E. C. Bryant.
Mrs. W. P. Bissette.
Mrs. Thos. E. Dodamead.
Mrs. H. C. Bennett.
Room 101 has had 18 absences
this year. Fifteen of these were
made by boys and three girls.
FIRST HONOR ROLL
MR. TATE TELLS YOUNG
HIGH POINTERS ABOUT
EARLY DAYS OF TOWN
Years ago everything could; by
some people be transposed into a
sign or an omen. B,3cause of the
speculation of everyone upon the
kind of winter it will be this sea
son, to acquaint the school with
true winter signs would not be amiss.
If anyone doubts your ability
to foretell the weather for this win
ter you can refer to these undoubt
ed rules for coming winter. If there
Is a large crop of hickory nuts* or
persimmons you can bet you bottom
dollar that the sl-edding will be good
in a few months. Should the, 'corn
husks be heavy you can be sure be
yond a doubt that sleet is not far
off. If your Collie dog grows a
thick coat of hair, prepare for bit
ter cold. If the birds go south early,
snow will h*3 prominent in the weeks
If you doubt my word, just ask
some old timer how h>3 tells the
weather and he will say by these
signs. He will also tell you how
they haven’t failed since ’69.
Mary Anne Thomas.
Mary Jo Wilson.
Peggy Jane Bryant.
Julia D. Sears.
Meredith Clark Slane.
Mary Frances McEver.
Jo Doris Link.
Jerry Robert Smith.
G. L. Stroud.
Anna Lou Doctor.
Mary Edith Ferree.
The Disposal Plant Was Also
The dlisposal plant, which was also
visited, has been established seven
years. In this plant, the waste ma
terials from eastern High Point ga
ther. It was very interesting to
watch the different processes that
the waste goes through. First these
materials enter into one main room
which is used as a separating tank.
The solids are separated from th>3
liquids. A man grinds the solid ma
terials to be sold for fertilizer. But
hofore, the solids can be ground, they
are placed in sand beds for tihree
or four weeks.
The liquid matter goes through
a small pipe and is measured by the
gallons as it goes through the pipe.
Next it gees through a large tank
which is divided into about twelve
smaller compartments. Here it sett
les, before it gees into the dosing
tanks. When these tanks get full,
the sprays automatically turn on.
After the water has been sprayed,
it filters through twelve feet of
rock. From this it goes to a large
settling tank and then to the river.
Big Apple Hits Jr. Hi.
What a dance! It’s got in the
bones of people everywhere! It’s
even got to Junior High School!
If you are interested, go out in
front of the building, most any time
and see Herbert Hodglin, Grady
Goldston, Garnett Pollock and Bill
Bencini do the dance for you. You
shouldn’t miss Bill Bencini’s good ex
ample of shinning.
Recently during assembly program,
the pupils in Junior High were de
lighted to have Mr. A. E. Tate
talk to them about the history of
High Point. It was very interesting
and Mr. Tate gave them some very
First Mr. Tate told a little bit
of his own life and experiences in
High Point. He has lived here fifty
two years. When he came here, there
were only a few hundred people,
no graded schools, and no water
system', as we have todacy. The
streets were not paved and there)'
was no electricity. The children had
to pay to go to school, which was at
that time taught by Mr Blair. Hligh
Point was a tiny village.
In 1859 a rule was made that
there could, under no circumstances,
be a bar room in High Point. Later,
a man came here over nighti and
put up a bar room. The next day
he was warned about the matter,
after which he moved immediately.
This was a good stand for a town
War soon broke out which inter-
ferred with progress in High Point.
Jamestown was a thriving town
with several factories, before the
war. After the war several of these
factories were moved to High Point,
which at that time had not even
When the railway was being built
through High Point, the surveyors
noticed that this sm^all village was
th.3 highest point between Goldsboro
and Charlotte, so High Point re
ceived its name.
In the first furniture factory, beds
were sold at eighty five cents eadh,
and dressers at two dollars and a
About this time, people began mov
ing to High Point. They all co-oper
ated and soon started a thriving
little town. Now High Point has be
come a city, with fifty thousand