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Junior Pointer. volume (None) 19??-19??, March 31, 1938, Image 1

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JUNIOR POINTER EDITED AND PUBLISHED BY STUDENTS OF HIGH POINT JR. HIGH SCHOOL VOLUME X, NUMBER 6 HIGH POINT, N. C., MARCH 31, 1938 TWENTY-FIVE CENTS A YEAR Music Program Presented in Chapel (Hallie Peatross) Room 3 gave a very interesting program Thursday morning, March 17. Harold Davis led the devotional. The scene of the play was laid in Hallie Peatross’ home late one eve ning. The meeting of the Junior- High Music Club was called to order by Arnold Barnes, president of the club. The club members were: Margaret Cecil, Helen Stroup, Billy Welch, Beatrice Shehand, Francis Kennedy, Margaret Shoe- make, Nell Collins, Jacqueline Sur- rett, Edith Causey, Arnold Barnes, Hallie Peatross, Eugene Pender grass, Adelaide Upchurch and Madge Everett. The chairman, Hal lie Peatross, plantl^ a unique pro gram for the members. They were to use their imagination when she introduced to them four great com posers and artists. Before the com posers w'ere introduced, Margaret Shoemake gave a report on Ignace Paderewsky; Edith Causey gave a very interesting report on Menu hin; Jacqueline Surrett gave the outstanding points of Mrs. 'Bond’s life and Adelaide Upchurch re ported on Chrysler. After each report the composer, about whom a report had been made, entered and played his compositions. Ignace Paderewski, (Donald Gibhart), played his famous “Minuet”; Ye hudi Menuhin, (Billy Gupton), played Caprice 24-25; the Glee Club sang one of Mrs. Bond’s (Nancy Bennett) compositions, “I Love You Truly. ’ After Chrysler’s (James Drakos), rendition of “The Old Re- the program was concluded. Class of 38 Organized; Garnett Hinshaw Is President; Superlatives Are Voted On On Friday, March 4, the eighth grade class, the first graduating class of Junior High School, met in the auditorium to organize and to elect its officers. The meeting was presided over by Bill Currie, the president of the Student Council The nominations were made from the floor. The outcome of the elec tion was Garnett Hinshaw as presi dent, with George White supporting her as vice president; Gloria Ilder- ton as secretary, and Bill Beaver, treasurer. The following day the officers met with Mrs. Ranson to discuss class pins, poets, cheer leaders, his torian, last will and testament, class motto and flower, and class adviser. Miss Nash was unanimous ly elected class adviser. The pins have been decided on and about one hundred fifty-eight pupils have ordered them. They should be re ceived within the next two weeks. The colors are blue and gold. A contest is being held in this issue of THE JUNIOR POINTER for the class poem and the class song. The historian and poet will be se lected by the officers and adviser. The students entering the contest for historian will hand in their his tories to any of the officers as soon as they are completed. On the following Friday, the 1938 class met in the auditorium to nominate superlatives. The meeting was called to order by the president, Garnett Hinshaw. The minutes of the last meeting were read and ap proved. There were four nomina tions for each honor. The elections were held in the home rooms and the returns were sent to Miss Nash. Those fortunate enough to hold honors are: Most attractive girl, Viola Byrum; best looking boy, Gil bert Lloyd; wittiest girl, Peggy Teague; wittiest boy, Grady Gold- ston; most athletic girl, Garnett Hinshaw; most athletic boy, James Kivett; most studious girl, Gloria Ilderton; most studious boy, Charles Medlin; most popular girl, Mary Anne Thomas; most popular boy, Gilbert Lloyd; most original girl, Norma Page; most original boy, George Humphreys; best all-round girl, Garnett Hinshaw; best all round boy. Jack Cecil; cutest girl, Jo Ingram. News From 209 | Scouts Are Doing Worthwhile Things City Beautiful Contest launched (Mary Ann Coe) Making a city a desirable one in which to live depends a great deal upon the co-operation of its inhabi tants in making and keeping it a beautiful one. This is exactly what the Garden Clubs of High Point thought. T'hey decided to arouse the interest of the citizens of this city in beauti fying the surroundings through an organization known as the City Beautiful Campaign. In doing this the clubs agreed to put on a con test with a prize awarded to the person or persons entering the most attractive home or garden. Committees were appointed to work on this worthwhile project. The Boy Scouts were asked to help by approaching the citizens and working up enthusiasm among them. At present they have gotten about 1,200 persons to co-operate in this. To the school child submitting the best essay or poster a prize will be awarded. Let’s get busy and help make our school grounds and our homes more beautiful. If you have journalistic or artistic ability why not enter this contest and try for the prize ? (Nellie Hodges) Room 209 is getting very proud of its pupils. From the first of the year until now, we haven’t lost a pupil. We have had the attendance ban ner for three months out of six. We are planning to keep it the rest of this year if possible. We are also proud of our basket ball team which is composed of Billy Craven, captain; Clyde Mangum, Charles Hassell, George White, J. C. McAllister, and Bobby Conrad. They w'on the eighth grade championship and the loving cup in the basketball tournament and we are very proud of them. On Thutsdsy;--Mar-cIl - IT, - we -had a debate on “Resolved, That Travel by Air Is Safer Than Land Travel.” The members of the affirmative side v/ere Walter Phillips and L. J. Yow. The members of the negative team were Robert T'hompson and Howard George. The chairman was J. C. McAllister. We had three judges to come from Miss Deans’s room who were Dorothy Crater, Virginia Snider and William Hall, to judge the debate. The negative team won. Mrs. Ross wrote down forty-five authors’ and poets’ names on small slips of paper and let the pupils draw a slip. Each pupil is making a booklet on his author. After the booklets are finished, the room is going to have a home room Hall of Fame of the authors. I think this is going to be very much fun. We have had a very attractive bulletin board this month. We had different works of Hamlin Garland’s illustrated. These selections were illusti'ated very beautifully. 208 Bows to 206 THANKS TO MRS. CLARK (Gloria Ilderton) If you have been alert, your eye would not escape the lovely new trees in our yard. We have five evergreens and four big cedar trees around the building. These have come to us through the kindness of Mrs. Steve Clark and there are more coming in. So let us show our appreciation to Mrs. Clark and interest in Junior High by taking care of this gift and keeping them up to par with our school because they certainly have added to beauty of the grounds. (Polly Ellison) Friday, March 26 ,at the home room period, Mrs. Moffitt’s home room came to visit Miss Deans’ home room. We had a spelling match. Miss Deans’ room won over Mrs. Mbffitfs room and still had people left. The last one up was Dorothy Crater. We are looking foi’ward to more matches with them. (Peggy Teague) The Girl Scouts of the Junior High Troop are decorating and preparing a room where the band room has been. This room is to be used for the regular Girl Scout meetings and other Scout activi ties. The meetings are held on Tuesday at 3:10 under the leader ship of Miss Poole and Miss An drews, who are organizing patrols that make up Troop IV. Many of the Junior High Scouts and Scouts of other troops are at tending the First Aid course. When they finish and pass the test, they ’receive'the Firtt'Aid >,aittncate and' pass off the First Aid requirements for the second and first class. In this course the Girl Scouts learn helpful treatments in case of acci dent or sudden illness before the services of a physician can be se cured. Bandages such as the hip, shoulder, head, and ankle, and ar tificial respiration, treatment for dog or snake bites, burns, ivy pois oning, and many other useful things are taught. The Scouts are trying to raise money for the Troop treasury. Ways to do this were discussed at several meetings. Selling coat hang ers to dry cleaners, selling’ paper to paper and box companies and other things were suggested. Very soon the Scouts are going to begin raising money needed for the treas ury. The Scout directors are planning- activities for the Girl Scouts. Now that Spring has come they are going on hikes and star-gazing tours, which all Scouts enjoy. The Girl Scouts in Troop IV are progressing rapidly in their Scout work and outside activities. Library News (Nancy Cox) Mrs. Farley has just received three new books entitled “Hungry Waters,” “History of North Caro lina,” and “Birds of the South.” “Hungry Waters” is an unusually interesting book written by Thomas. It is the story of the flood in the Mississippi River valley about two years ago. Also, a new 1938 World Almanac has been received. The library has several new newspaper rods in use now. Mrs. E. T. Erickson has given to the library a subscription to “Life.” The pupils and teachers are grateful to Mrs. Erickson for this gift.' Miss Titman and Miss Andrews are busy working up a program to be presented by Junior High pupils during Music Week, which is to be held in the city during the first week in May. Miss Connell and Miss Walker have charge of the scene arrangement. The Wide-Awake English Club in 110 (Irene Moose) In 110 English class we have organized an English Club which was later named “The Wide-Awake English Club.” The following peo ple hold an office: Mary Elizabeth Clark, president; Roy B. Culler, vice president; Dorothy Pegram, secretary; Clyde Daniels, treasurer; Irene Moose, publicity chairman; Melvin Hayes, program chairman. At the last meeting we decided to draw up a constitution. The ones asked to draw up the constitution were Billy Kiser, Keith Kerns, Jimmy Rones and Colleen Tuttle. The constitution consists of our aim and what we expect to ac complish this year. In our club we have been practicing parliamentary procedure. Some of the members forget to go by parliamentary pro cedure, therefore we have a punish ment. The members are given de merits. After they have gotten five demerits, they have to pay one cent. We are glad to say not many have received demerits. Everyone in our room has en joyed the club very much and we hope it will teach us how to act when \ve become a member of a large club. Boys Organize Literary Society A literary society under the direc tion of two organizers and two ad visers has recently been inaugurat ed in Junior High. Out of devo tion and in memory of the late T. Wingate Andrews, the society has been named the Andrews Literary Society. The two able-bodied or ganizers, so-called, are Arthur Kap lan and Royster Thurman. A great many suggestions were offered the club by Garnett Hinshaw and Clark Wilson. After much consideration the two advisers have been selected and they are Mrs. Harrison and Miss Carter. The aim of the club is to have a better understanding of the finer arts and this is shown in the pre amble to their constitution. “We the people of Junior High School, in order to establish a bet ter understanding of the finer phases of the arts, do ordain and establish this constitution for the Andrews Literary Society.” The members of the society will be chosen from the eighth grades alone. Each room will contribute two members a year to the progress and success of the society. Five members from two rooms will be chosen for the starting of the club with an increase of two persons a month until thirty members have been obtained. Many definite plans have been made, but many plans have not been made and must be taken up with the advisers. We sincerely wish them luck in their project and we hope that their motto, “Rettei’ things for bet ter living through an understanding of the arts,” will long overshadow the posterity of the present eighth grade. For further information concern ing the club, consult one of the or ganizers. FROM 107 Catherine Albertson, Arline Callo way, Ruth Culler, Helen Gibson, Ruby Parker, Mimi Wagger, Mary Jo Wilson, Arthur Kaplan, Royster Thurman, Clark Wilson, Garnett Hinshaw, Gloria Ilderton, Na,ncy Meredith, Bertha Schwab, Nancy Smith, Phyllis Strickland, Peggy Teague, Mary Anne Thomas, Alice McDaniel, Herbert Glenn, Beatrice Parker, Luther Winslow, Dorothy Thomas, Elsie Piner, Daphine Wil liamson, Hale Hardee, Prances Hamilton, Carl Erickson, Dewey Yarborough, Lloyd Underwood, Er- line Smith, Iris Burton, Cornelius Bennett, Zula Mae Spencer, Lois Swaim, Evelyn Smoot, Kathryne Cross, Dorothy Crater, Doris Mc Kinney, Charles Medlin, Richard Davis, Harold Haworth, Emilie Cobb, Gorrell Speas, Helen Bissett, Rebe- kah Conrad, Azilee Kepley, Fred Gwyn Woodruff, Belle Glover, Mar garet Perry, Mina Lee "Yaughan, Pauline Agner, Angelia Clark, Es telle Frith, John Dinkins, J. E. Hipps, Mary Lee Barnes, David Hodgin, Stanley Saunders, G. L. Stroud, Anna Lou Doctor, Jennie Lou Jones, Lois Farlow, Mary Edith Ferree, Prances Turnage, Hallie Sykes, Eleanor Younts, Tommy Stanton, Ray Bradshaw, Martha Jane Britt, Doris Heath, Donald Dunkleburger, Alexander Ferree, John Haworth, Horace Haworth, Jack Jackson, John McFarland, Rob ert Russell, Margaret Blackard, Vir ginia Callicutt, Betty Jean Miller, Marguerite Murray, Marjorie Payne, Dina Taylor, Lois Welborne. (Geraldine French) Room 107 has elected four pro gram chairmen who are to give one program a month. The program chairmen are; Louis Davis, Doro thy Greene, Dewey Yarborough, and Helen Hunt. Two programs have been given, one by Dorothy Greene and one by Louis Davis. Both of these programs were very interesting. Louis Davis’ program was about etiquette. In Miss Nash’s civics class, room 107 has been working on a contract about High Point. Many of the pupils have visited prominent men and have gained information of great importance about High Point. Two of the girls in this class visit ed Mr. Byron Haworth, juvenile judge, and asked him to come over and give the class a talk on the work of the Juvenile Court. HELP! HELP! GET HIM I (Bertha Schwab) Yes! there actually was a fero cious animal in the girls’ locker room!- Help! help! there it goes! Get him! Hurry before it gets away!! Crowds of girls began pouring into the locker room to see what it was all about. The second that they got on the spot there was stampeding and screaming going on. Several boys were running here and yonder trying to catch it. “There he goes, near that locker!” they screamed. Finally, when all the noise died down and the poor beastie escaped, someone asked what it was. Yes, you guessed it! A timid, little black mouse.

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