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JUNIOR NTER EDITED AND PUBLISHED BY STUDENTS OF HIGH POINT JR. HIGH SCHOOL VOLUME X, NUMBER 4 HIGH POINT, N. C., JANUARY 28, 1938 TWENTY-FIVE CENTS A YEAR STUDENT BODY ELECTS Elections Held in Rooms; Execu tive Council Remains Same Throughout Year The Executive Committee will re main the same for the second half of this year. The mayors and coun- cilmen were elected by the home rooms Friday, January 14. They are as follows; Mayors—Phyllis Strickland, Billy .\tkins, Doris McKinney, Walter Phillips, Bill Beaver, Erline Smith, Theodore Price, Jimmy Martin, Louis Davis, J. S. Wall, Gilbert Lloyd, O. H. Freeman, Mildred Sykes, Jacquelyn Price, Evelyn Sil- man. Tommy Stanton, Billy Peak, Harold Hayworth, John Dinkins, Mary Frances Mclver, George Lyon, Arnold Barnes, Gladys Cagle, Sara Cox, Thurman Sykes, Josie Allred, Mary Elizabeth Welch, Forrest Lowe, W. C. Hughes. Councilmen—Bill Buie, Mimi Wag- gar, Margaret Price, Margaret Bur gess, Earl Fraziier, Sammie Lam beth, Geraldine Mock, Robbie Pat terson, Mary Frances Holt, Joy Or- mand, Ivan Burton, Merlie Mostella, George King, Bobby Hicks, Joe Gibson, Rudolph Amos, Phyllis Free man, Emilie Cobb, Betty Cowan, Jimmy Ellington, Willa Gray Lewis, Nancy Bennett, David Stan- 1 e y, Robert Marshall, Pauline Strothers, Knox Wilson, Estelle Frith, Betty Sue Hinshaw, and Kathleen Smith. The Ground and Room Inspection Committees were chosen by the ^'iie'-’ Sro-und"' is composed of Nancy Bennett, Bobby Hicks and Ivan Burton. Phyllis Strickland, Bill Beaver, and Macy Elizabeth Welch are members of the Inspection Committee. The former committees have done their work well and it is hoped that these new committees will continue to accomplish worthy purposes. Jornmy Stanton, Meredith Clark Slane, Peggy Jane Bryant, Doris Heath, Rudolph Amos, Marguerite Smith, G. L. Stroud, Anna Lou Doctor, Jennie Lou Jones, Hallie Sykes, Mildred Workman, Eleanor Younts, Mina Lee Vaughn, Estelle Frith, Carrol Tatum, Emilie Cobb, Estelle Leyton, Winifred Wall, Reid Marsh, Gorrell Speas, Helen Bis- sette, Rebekah Conrad, Phyllis Freeman, Azilee Kepley, Margaret Perry, Fred Gwyn Woodruff, Belle Glover, Bill Kivette, John McFar land, Harry Plemming, Robert Rus- McDaniel, Wayman Leftwich, Roys- sell, Margaret Blackard, Virginia Jter Thurman, Clark Wilson, Gar- Callicutt, Frances Coppridge, Helen ; nett Hinshaw, Gloria Ilderton, Jo Craven, Billie Frazier, Catherine Ingram, Bertha Schwab, Phyllis Graham, Leoda Hall, Carolyn Jones, Strickland, Peggy Teague, Kitty Bobbie Lindsay, Marguerite Mur- | Stansell, Carl Erickson, James ray, Dina Taylor, Lois Welborn, I Therrell, Myrtle Davis, Geialdine Hale Hardee, Daphine Williamson, ; French, Adrienne Wood, Zula Mae Edith Seckler, Hazel Ellington, i Spencer, Lois Swaim, Virginia Iris Burton, Erline Smith, Cor- | Snyder, Dorothy Price, Doris Mc- nelius Bennett, Phyllis Taylor, ! Kinney, Margaret Cagle, Margaret Catherine Albertson, Ruth Culler, i McIntyre, Kathryne Cross, Dorothy Helen Gibson, Ruby Parker, Bea- ! Crater, Hassolyne Brewer, Richard trice Parker, Joy Ormand, Alice Davis. MISS OESNS TAKES 18TH TRIP TO LAND OF FLOWERS Miss Deans should know Florida if the number of times she has been there has anything to do with her knowledge of this sunny land, for she has made eighteen trips there. Naturally, she is well ac quainted with the various places of interest. According to Miss Deans, Bok Tower in Lake Wales, Flor ida, is the most beautiful and in spiring place she has ever visited. The body of Edward Bok, Dutch emigrant and founder of this tower, is buried beneath this mag nificent structure. Ranking next to the tower in interest is Tarpon Springs, the world’s greatest sponge market. This small city is settled by Greeks, nearly all of whom are divers. On New Year’s Day these divers are not after sponges but are after a gold cross which has been thrown into the ocean. The person lucky enough to find the cross is supposed to have good - luck, during the -Corniug vear. Equally as fascinating as Tarpon Springs is Silver Springs. There it was Miss Deans’ privilege to ride in a glass-bottom boat. Cypress Gardens, Clearwater, and St. Augus tine were also visited by Miss Deans. She made her last trip to this land of interesting places dur ing the Christmas holidays. —Ruth Culler. PAYS VISIT TO FLORIDA DURING THE HOLIDAYS (Royster Thurman) Miss Nash took a trip Christmas to Florida. She went to Jackson ville first and saw all the sights there. After she had fully seen Jacksonville, she went to St. Au gustine, the historical city of Flor ida. While in St. Augustine she saw the fort and drank from the Fountain of Yoiffh. Miss Nash said that she did not think it did her much good for she is growing older every day. The next visit was Day tona Beach, the famous racing track. While in Daytona she saw a hotel with a street running right through it. She went to DeLand, a rather small city very close to Silver Springs. In Silver Springs, Miss Nash went riding in a glass- bottomed boat. On her way home she stopped in Charleston, South Carolina, to see the many beauti ful sights there. Miss Nash said that she had a SCIENCE CLUB HOLDS MEETING IN ROOM 206 INTEREST KEYNOTE OF SPECIAL ART GLASS (Meriam Pleasants) This semester we have had a most interesting art class. J'he first of the year we made pen drawings and shaded drawings. In November we drew Thanksgiving pictures and in December, pictures of shepherds, wise men, and scenes from Christ mas cards. We are starting a new project that must be finished not later than February the first. This work must be original, and can be made of crayons, chalk, cut paper, water colors, inks, linoleum and wood blocks, charcoal or clay. They can be illustrations, posters, modeling or carving, water color paintings, prints on blocks of wood, designs, leather tooling, or loom weaving. The best of these entries will be entered in district and state con tests. Prizes will be awarded. PUPILS PRIVILEGEO TO HEAR SYIPHOHY One of the most outstanding pro grams of the year was given Jan uary 13, 1938, when the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra ap peared at Junior High School in a matinee performance for the pupils of the High Point City Schools. Richard Homer Bales, 22 years old, is the conductor of the orchestra. He is one of the youngest con ductors in the United States. His pleasing personality appealed to his audience. The compositions heard were: “Allegro,” by Mozart; Noc turne, from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” by Mendelssohn; “Night on the Bare Mountain,” by Mous- sorgsky; “Natchez-on-the-Hill,” by John Powell, and three Russian Polk Songs. —Sara Ray. The Science Club held its regu lar meeting at the appointed time in room 207. After calling the meeting to order and discussing routine business, Billy Beaver, the president, turned the meeting over to Ruth Culler, the program chair man. After a discussion of famous scientists, a contest was held. Be cause four members tied for first place, a second contest was given. This time, Walter Phillips, from room 210, was the winner. A skit, warning us against patent medi cines, was acted out by Maxey Crowder, Zula Mae Spencer, and George Pankey. An experiment showing the regularity of the heart beat was performed and the ex planation of mental telepathy was given. The conclusion of the meeting rendered suggestions for field trips and the adoption of new plans to to Florida. JR. HIGH PUPILS LIKE TOM THUMB CIRCUS BOBBY HICKS MS SIYLES AI JR. Some Styles Remain Only Short Time; Others Prove Popular At Junior High very .nice time on .her short . trip_.interest memhec-s. . . JVtrs Freerhan and Miss Deans were asked to submit a tentative list of those eligible for membership to the club. As there was no further busi ness, the meeting adjourned. THE GiRLS’ GLEE GLU8 Since Christmas the Girls’ Glee Club has been learning and singing some very beautiful songs. Miss Titman is teaching them, “Oh Love, That Will Not Let Me Go,” by Peace; “Crusader’s Hymn,” a German Air; “Who-oo?” by Ira Wilson; “Little Star,” by Ponce. These are all three-part songs and are sung beautifully by the girls. They are planning to sing them on a program to be given by Miss Titman and Miss Poole soon. —Betty Jean Bales. AS HE SEES IT Last Thursday morning at 8:40 many children were assembled in the Junior High School auditorium. The reason for this was that the “Tom Thumb Circus” was at this time showing. Due to the fact that a new tick had been discovered and in order to comply with Federal laws regarding such, the pony, which was one of the main fea tures, was not allowed to appear. To take its place there were many talented birds that gave a short play, the theme of which was based on a hero who saved the heroine from a burning castle by climbing a ladder and tipping over a bucket which put out the fire. The three monkeys gave a race on skates, bike, and stilts. The stilts were considerably larger than the monkeys and finally the race ended with the stilts falling over. The dogs performed many tricks such as saying their prayers, roll ing barrels, rolling each other in baby carriages, and jumping through hoops. The program which lasted into the first period, received much ap- i plause and admiration from the audience. —Dorothy Leach. LOCAL SCOUT LEADER TO AID GIRLS IN WORK The Girl Scouts have at last a local leader to depend on as the Boy Scouts depend on Chief Hack ney. We are very proud to have Miss Nicholas with us and hope she will do as much for the Girl Scouts as Chief Hackney has done for the Boy Scouts. She has opened an office across the hall from the Boy Scouts’ of fice on Washington Street. At other times she stays at the home of a friend on Colonial Drive. We have around six troops in the city at the present and are very proud to say that Junior High has one of the six. We will work hard toward having more troops in the future. —Leoda Hall. Every year, just as the Old Year goes out and the New Year comes in, styles come and go. Some of the styles are fads and only last for a short time, while others are popular throughout the year. Those of us who were lucky enough to get to the beach last summer, came home doing the “Big Apple.” Just about the time school started, some clever designer put a Big Apple hat and dress on the market, and it looked as if the girls at Jr. High practically bought him out. The hat looks like half an apple tilted on top of the head, but whoever saw a gray or even a blue apple? But, then, wonders never cease. The apple dress is a full plaid skirt worn with a sweater, and it’s really tops with the smart young things. Of course, the boys aren’t left behind in styles. Most of them are wearing slacks, with plenty of pleats and the very loudest colors. The plaid coats and caps to match that they are going in for a big way this winter, must be the re sult of somebody’s admiring a “lumberjack,” for they’ve really got something there. Another style that is an old one of our grandparents, has put in an appearance this year at Jr. High. It started with the girls, but now it is equally as popular with the boys. I ann speaking of tieing hand kerchiefs over the head. At first, it looked pretty silly, but after see ing some of these “new-fangled” hats the girls have to wear to be in the swing, I don’t blame them one bit. Why, do you know, I saw one of our teachers on the street the other day, and I started to run. I thought she had a wasp’s nest on her head, but it was only the latest model hat. She looked pretty good at that! Enough’s been said for this year and its styles at Jr. High. All we have to do is sit back and watch the styles for next year. Who knows, some of us may think up one that will be good enough for Robert Ripley and his "Believe It or Not” program. —Bobby Hicks. GIRL RESERVES MEET In Charlotte we did not have telephones or radios in each room nor were the classrooms as large. We had clocks in the halls but not in the rooms. We did not have as good a gym nasium nor as large an auditorium. We had a library but it was not as large as the one here. We had a football team but not a field. I think High Point Junior High is a bigger, better, and more up- to-date school. -—Herbert Glenn. READY TO STODY lATORE In room 116 we have started a nature club. The president is Charles McPherson. The secretary is Gladys Cagle. The secretary keeps a record of our points. We make points by reading poems, list ing American animals, plants and trees, reporting on nature stories, memorizing poems, and bringing in other contributions. We also are making booklets. These will con tain most of the work we have done for the nature study unit. —Helen Meredith. (Etta Sue Ledbetter) The seventh and eighth grade groups of Girl Reserves met to gether Wednesday afternoon, Jan uary 3, in the cafeteria for the first meeting of the year. A cam paign for new members was launched. Two girls, Edith Cran ford and Lois Welborn, were elect ed group leaders. The group bring ing in the most new members by the first meeting in February will be entertained by the other group. Both groups are interested and hard at work. A representative from each side will speak to the entire school over the radio at least once a week. After the business meeting an interesting and worth while pro gram was enjoyed. MRS. HARRISON MAKES VISIT TO CAPITAL (Gloria Ilderton) Mrs. Harrison spent a glorious week-end in Washington, D. C., during the Christmas holidays. She, her husband, and Mr. and Mrs. Harrison left Christmas Eve and came back in the pouring rain. It was so bitterly cold that they had to stop in Danville, Virginia, to get a heater for the car. When they ari'ived, they stopped at a restaurant for supper. A stranger recognized them as North Carolin ians and told them the President was going to speak in just a few minutes. Out they dashed in the rain and fog. To hear the Presi dent speak and see the nation’s Christmas tree lights was the thrill of the trip. Mrs. Harrison actually had nerve enough to drive around Washing ton under the direction of her 11- year-old nephew. He seemed to know every “a, an, and the” about Washington. Mrs. Harrison had the experience of eating Swedish food in a very exclusive Swedish res taurant. All in all she had a very enjoyable visit to the nation’s capital at Christmas time.