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Friday, January 28, 1938
Published Monthly By
HIGH POINT JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
High Point, North Carolina
Devoted to the Interests and Activities of High Point Junior High
(Member;'^ est. 152. ^ ) 1937-3sj
..Five, Cents Copy
NANCY COX Editor-in-Chief
MARY JO WILSON.. Associate Editor
RUBY PARKER Student Council Editor
MRS. FROST. ....Advertising Manager
GEORGE HUMPHREYS Circulation Manager
HOME ROOM REPORTERS
Doris Lee Adams
MRS. ROSS AND MISS CARTER Chief Advisers.
ASSISTANT FACULTY ADVISERS
Miss Munroe Miss Connell
Mrs. Beaman Mrs. Briggs
Miss Brown Miss Whitehead
I their character when they were
quite young. They all were and
j still are looked upon with an en-
] vious eye for their outstanding
accomplishments. They did not wait
; until they were grown men and wo
men to start laying a foundation
for their lives for they knew it
would be too late to start. None of
' these men or women were wealthy
while they were growing up, but
it does not cost to build a good
character. Character building begins
HiVE YOO lAOE ANY?
WILL YOy KEEP IHE^I?
FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 1938
HOW WE MAY SPEND
OUR LEISURE TIME
There ai'e a variety of things
that we may do during our leisure
time. In some instances, the sea
sons influence what we do.
In winter, men and boys like to
go hunting, while groups of girls
and boys gather nuts. Everyone
enjoys the football' and basketball
games that are played in winter.
In summer, we enjoy swimming,
playing tennis, golf, and horseback
riding. In our leisure time, we like
to take a- hike through the W’oods
to learn the beauty of nature, or
maybe, you would like to ride a
bicycle, or skate.
There are some things that we
enjoy all through the year. We all
like to see a good movie, any time,
and of course, we all like to read
interesting books during our leisure
time. Many girls like to knit or
sew. Girls and boys, who have a
hobby such as stamp-collecting, sav
ing pictures of movie stars, collect
ing autographs, or building model
airplanes, like to occupy themselves
with them during their leisure time.
We all enjoy a long rest in the
Most of us will agree that the
best way to spend leisure time is
to do the things which we enjoy.
Many people often make New
Year’s resolutions but many times
they are broken long before the
next year. Have you made any for
One resolution that Junior High
School made was to resolve to
keep the grounds around the build
ing and other surrounding grounds
clean from papers and lunch bags.
We have improved in this already
for w'e have had many compliments
on the improved appearance of
our school grounds.
A great many boys and girls
have resolved to improve their
school work and try to make the
One girl resolved never to make
another resolution because she al
ways broke them. Another one re
solved to make many new friends
during 1938 and to do many kind
things for other people.
Vve hope that all the boys and
girls of Junior High School have
made at least one good resolution
and wdll try not to break it.
EXCERPTS FROM AUTOBIOGRAPHIES SHOW
EARLY ACTIVITIIES OF PUPILS IN ROOM 208
The pupils of room 208 have
written their autobiographies. These
were read and enjoyed very much
once every day and some days
Bill Beaver was in the Ohio
by the class. These are some of i flood.
the interesting things which pupils , Edward Myers was in a wreck
learned about each other: Jn which the car turned over three
Bill Kennerly wms born on Hal- times wdthout hurting anyone.
BASKETBALL FOR 1938
BUILDINB AND MOLDINB
(Mary Ann Coe)
Every day in some way or other
we build our character whether it
is good or bad. Our character is
what we make it and it is by what
w-e are that we are judged by
Honesty and fairness are the
foundations of a good character. In
school we are molding our lives by
our work and play.
The great men and women of our
country such as George Washing
ton, Abraham Lincoln, Clara Bar
ton, and others, started building
“Nice shot! Hot dog! Goal!”
These are the words all the basket
ball-minded “kids” had better start
getting used to. Not very many
weeks ago, the basketball season
started. You will find true (if you
go out for the basketball team or
the grandstand “coach”) the say
ing of the Englishman who was
seeing his first game.
“It seems ghastly rutty, trying
to capture that jolty little leather
thing and toss it in the round ten
nis net hanging up on the wall. Eh,
what, old chap!”
In my opinion you might lose
your tongue, or even swallow your
monacle if you get too excited.
Come to think of it, you won’t be
wearing a toupee or monacle, but
you’ll get excited enough to swal
low it if you had one.
Last year the champions of the
sixth grade conference were from
110, Miss Calhoun’s home room.
The team was made up of Jack
Winders, Colon Neighbors, Donnie
Duiikelberger, Clifton Surrett, and
Arnold Koonce, the last two who
alternated each game.
This year the competition is sure
to be even keener than last year.
The teams are bigger and better
this year. —Donnie Dunkelberger.
STRANGE GAT FDOD
One morning I got up just as
hungry as I could be but breakfast
was not quite ready, so I had to do
something to pass the time away.
I glanced out the window to watch
the chickens scratch. I had already
fed my chickens but had not fed
my cat. The chickens were eating
very nicely when the cat got
jealous. He did not like the idea
of the chickens eating when he
could not, so he began to run the
chickens away. When he had suc
ceeded in running the chickens
away, he began to try to eat the
hard feed. He would taste of it
and then drop it. Every time the
chickens would come back up to
eat, the cat would run them away
again. I saw that the chickens were
not going to get to eat unless I
fed the cat. I did so and then he
no longer tried to eat the chicken’s
food. —P. L. Lawson
V’iola Byrum, when she was four
years old, w’ondered w' h y she
couldn’t take out her teeth as her
Thomas Tabor has saved the first
money (60c) he made at the age
Aubrey Perkins’ favorite pet is a
dog named “Runt.”
Paul Barringer remembers a
snow in PYbruary, 1927, that was
twenty-four inches deep.
WTnifred Bulla was born on her
Elaine Kirkman and Violet Yoke-
ley have been in the same room
every year since they started to
school except one.
Mio Mellas was in a tornado in
Florida in 1925.
Ethel Beck swallowed a nickel
when she was small. It lodged in
her throat and she w'as operated
on in order to remove it.
Mary Browm’s mother told her
she w'as a good baby and seldom
In the second grade Ernest Free
man spent most of his time stand
ing in the cloakroom for talking.
Frances Hamliton never rode in
a train until she was thirteen years
Daphine Williamson likes Jr.
High better than any school she
has ever attended.
•Jack Cecil’s best friends in the
first grade were twins.
Geraldine Hedrick remembers a
wedding in the second grade in
which Kitty Cox was the bride and
Grady Goldston, the groom.
Grayson Venable has been to
school for five years without miss
ing a day.
Sara Curlee likes High Point
better than any of three other
cities in which she lived.
Romaine Ellis sings over the
Jewel Haney, when she was very
small, put a bullet in the stove.
It exploded and blew a hole in the
back of the stove.
Lathetis Clifton enjoyed her year
in the little red schoolhouse at Ray
Dorothy Leonard was a champion
Emma Peeler seems to have
traveled more than any other stu
dent in Room 208.
Loraine McDowell has missed
only two and one-half days since
she started to school.
Hale Hardee is one of three Life
Scouts in Junior High.
John Grant washed his brother’s
new car with mud. He went to the
picture show last summer 102 times.
—Grayson Venable and
GIRL SCOOTS ELECT LEADERS
The first Girl Scout meeting of
the new year was held Tuesday
; afternoon, January 4, in the Jr.
High cafeteria. This meeting in-
I eluded the three patrols which
'make up Troop 11 of the Girl Scout
' organization of this city.
I Miss Dona Nicholas, the new
Girl Scout director for High Point,
I visited us and talked on the quali
ties of a patrol leader and patrol
: officers and their duties.
[ This was followed by the elec
tion of officers of each patrol. In
patrol 1 the officers elected were—
patrol leader, Garnett Hinshaw;
assistant patrol leader, Mary Ann
Coe; secretary, Ruth Willard; treas
urer, Gloria Ilderton; scribe, Peggy
Teague. In patrol 2 the officers
are — patrol leader, Rebecca Con
rad; assistant patrol leader, Helen
Clark; secretary, Margaret Perry;
treasurer, Tilly Sue Iveigh; scribe,
Julia Faye Setliff. In patrol 3 the
officers are — patrol leader, Emily
Herring; assistant leader. Carter
Wrenn; secretary, Caroline Brown;
treasurer, Doris Petty; scribe,
At the next meeting patrol
names, colors, and mottoes will be
rEHM ENDS SEASON
WITH GOOD RECORD
(James Mullis and Joel Robbins)
The Junior High soccer team had
a good season. In practice games,
inter-class games, and games with
out-of-town schools, Jr. High came
through nobly. High Point won over
Burlington twice, the score 3-0 on
the home field and 2-0 in Burling
ton. We hope to play more out-of-
town teams next year and the team
will be even better than it was this
year. Junior High and Mr. Elling
ton have reasons to be proud of
this year’s squad.
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