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EDITED AND PUBLISHED BY STUDENTS OF HIGH POINT JR. HIGH SCHOOL
VOLUME X, NUMBER 5
HIGH POINT, N. C., MARCH 4, 1938
TWENTY-FIVE CENTS A YEAR
2 MS AGO AI i HI.
Last March, two years ago, the
pupils of Jr. High had some very
interesting experiences. Geo r g e
Humphreys brought an old news
paper that was printed in 1800 which
published complete account of George
Washington’s funeral. The paper
was printed a few days after the
Thomas Dodamead reminded every
one of th.e many famous people who
have birthdays in March, while
Fred Hollingsworth reminded every
one of the coming of Admiral Byrd.
An amateur program was enjoyed
in Room 6.
Junior High was proud to enter
tain farmers of North Carolina dur
ing their annual convention. The
gymnasium was decorated with dis
plays of fruits, vegestables, and
seeds. Never before had thfS pupils
seen so many men in Junior High.
One man even gave Miss Fletcher
a tip for showing him around the
building, (thinking she was a stu
Congratulations were given to
Miss Titman’s room for winning the
Various pupils told about the ex
periences their parents had in
school long ago. Mary Ann Coe’s
mother went to school where the
post oifice is now. Nancy Meredith’s
grandmother went to school in a
log cabin, with a large stove in the
center of it. The teacher always
kept a huge bunch of hickory swit
ches just in case the children were
ever in need of touching up.
mON G. AND ERNEST F.
TURN PROFESSOR QUIZ
(Elaine Kirkman and Ethel Beck)
Two Professor Quiz programs
have been held in room 208. Byron
Grandjean was Professor Quiz on
the first program, with the as
sistance of Hale Hardee, Daphine
Williamson, Bill Beaver, Edith Seck-
ler, Ritzil Morgan, and Winfred
Earnest Freeman was Professor
Quiz on the second program, with
the following people as assistants:
Mio Mellas, Earl Frazier, Paul
Barringer, Frances Hamilton, Jack
Cecil, and Jewel Haney. The boys
were the winners of the programs.
Some of the questions are as
1. How can you subtract one
from nineteen and leave twenty ?
2. How do different nations ob
3. How did High Point get its
4. How many children does
President Roosevelt have ?
5. What is the present population
of the world?
6. Who are the twelve apostles
of the Bible ?
7. Who was the first President
of the 48 states ?
We enjoyed having these pro
grams very much and hope to have
G-MEN ATTENDING JUNIOR HI
Junior High School is very proud
of Glenn Loflin, Arnold Koonce,
Jr., Bill Ellington and Carter Allen
for the interest they have shown
in bettering our community. Since
they have organized to co-operate
with the police of this city, they
have aided in a chase for a shop
lifter and have been an asset to
the community in various ways.
They are urging the boys of this
city to become members of their
organization. If they succeed in
enlisting them as G-men, they will
have accomplished something to be
proud of, for the more G-men, the
MKE ENVIABLE RECORD
IN MATTER OF READING
Among the many people at Ju
nior High who are interested in
good reading, there are ten who,
we believe, deserve honorable men
tion because of their record. Wayne
Cagle, Frances Blackmon, Leroy
Fraley, Cecil Garrett, Dorothy
Leach, Richard Ring, and Margaret
Lee are on their third card. Doris
Snyder and Hazel Smyre are on
their fourth. This means that these
pupils have read around seventy-
Everyone is proud that out of
seven hundred and sixty geography
books that were in use last semes
ter, not a single one was lost.
In October, 1936, 5,336 books
were in ijreulation, and in January,
1938, 6,626 books were in use.
This is an excellent record, and
everyone should want to keep it up.
10 PUPILS OU TUE BIBLE
On Friday, February 25, rooms
204 and 205 enjoyed an interesting
talk given by Mrs. Charles McMur-
ray, mother of Charles McMurray,
in Mrs. Harrison’s room.
Mrs. McMurray chose her own
subject, which was on the Bible. She
discussed in an interesting manner
the music, art, and literature of the
Just think of the many, many,
songs that are based on the Bible,
and that come from the Bible. We
would lose many precious tunes and
verses if it were not for religion.
Among these many beautiful songs
is “Ava Maria,” which is based
completely on the Bible.
Mrs. McMurray next told about
the art concealed in the Bible.
Some of the greatest and best
known paintings in the world are
religious paintings. Some of these
are “Angel Heads,” “Last Supper,”
and the many, many Madonna pic
Then came the literature based on
the Bible. Many authors and poets
have specialized in writing religious
stories. Scott, Dickens, Tennyson,
Kipling, Bryant, and Lanier are
among the famous. It is said that
story of Joseph in the Bible, is the
greatest short story in literature.
iWe would also lose some of our
most famous literature if it wei>3
not for religion.
“Why is the Bible the most famous
book in the world? Because it is the
word of God, and it is the best sell
ing book in the world.
Which had you rath6r possess, a
thorough knowledge of the Bible, or
a college education? Mr. Carrol, the
city superintendent, once said that
he had much rather have a thorough
knowledge of the Bible.
Everyone feels that he received
great benefit from Mrs. McM'urray’s
talk. Let us hope that all of her
hearers absorbed some of the speak
er’s enthusiasm and reverance for
the greatest of all books. A, small
arnount of reading from the Bible
each day would greatly add to our
store of knowledge to say nothing
of the spiritual help we should get.
BOOKLETS OF INTEREST
(Margaret McIntyre and
Did you see the Treasure Island
booklets in the library?
The members of Mrs. Beamon’s
second period class, which is Miss
Deans’ home room, have been
studying Treasure Island. This story,
as we all know, was written by
Robert Louis Stevenson. The pupils
were given contracts which they
enjoyed working on. The contracts
were placed in booklets. Margaret
Cagle, Dorothy Crater, Kathryn
Cross, Margaret McIntyre, Doris
McKinney, B'illy Hall, Virginia
Snyder, Howard Snow, and James
Wagner had “A” booklets which
were placed in the library. When
they were returned to the owners
they were very untidy, proving that
many people had looked at them.
They appeared to have many “dog
Pirate ships were made by Doris
McKinney, William Hall, Joseph
Wood, and Charles York. Kathryn
Cross dressed a doll like a pirate.
Soap carvings were made by Doro
thy Crater, Martha Cherry, Mar
garet Cagle, Evelyn Smqot, and
PLAY UNDER DIRECTION;
BASED ON DICKENS’ STORY
MODERN TIMES AS SEEN
BY ROBERT RUSSELL
AFTER READING STORIES OF ADVENTURE, PUPILS
RELATE BITS OF HAPPENINGS IN THEIR LIVES
Miss Brown’s English classes
have been studying a unit on “Ad
venture,” such as those of Ponce
de Leon, William Penn, and Horse
shoe Robinson. We all can’t be
such adventurers as those men
tioned above, but we all have had
exciting and interesting adventures.
The personal adventures reported
on were very good. We found these
were most interesting.
Jack Cecil explored some old
caves and many other places of in
terest at Hayworth’s Spring.
Mary Etta Carson was in an
automobile that stalled late one
night on a highway that ran be
tween two groups of thick, dark
Mary Prances Whitt’s exciting
adventures in the woods seemed
very unusual for girls. She found
a hole and stuck a wild onion in
it. Soon she saw that it was being
pushed out of the hole. A big worm
came out. When she saw the worm,
not as most girls would do, she
put it back in the hole.
Mary Hiatt was lost in an ap
proximate ninety-six acre pasture
after dark. She and some friends
had gone after the cows.
Marguerite Kessler got some
bees in her hair. This was a very
Hazel Ellington had very inter
esting adventures in the Spring-
Gei'aldine French explored a
desert cave formerly used as a
kind of clubhouse.
Mary Grace Hussey saw an air
plane crash that came very near
hitting the car she was sitting in.
Dorothy Greene got about half
way out from inland, when the old
boat she was in began to leak very
rapidly. She came very near being
Frances Young had a very un
pleasant but exciting adventure
with a jelly fish.
From the venturesome spirit ex
pressed above by some of the inci
dents it seems as if we have quite
a few young explorers. It looks as
if there might be hopes for another
Ponce de Leon or William Penn.
I wonder what this inventive
world is coming to! In stores there
are tall radios that have a “touch
tuning” dial. Philco radios have this
feature. There are a very few tele
vision sets which sell at a price
well over five hundred dollars. Min
iature dot-dash sets for boys and
girls are quite popular.
Bicycles also have a modern
touch. 'They have brakes on rear
wheels of bicycles and gears that
make you pull hills with greater
ease. One bicycle now can have a
horn, light, watch, gear, speedom
eter, and a side stand on it. There
is a new kind of bicycle that has a
back wheel with the axle close to
the rim. The rest of it is like a
scooter. When you are on one of
these, you go up and down. That
action makes you go.
I have seen a knife with a blade,
corkscrew, can opener, and a hole
drill, all in one piece.
Pretty soon somebody will make
a combination cigar lighter, cigar
ette case, shoe brush, hair brush,
comb, and lamp.
(Margaret Lee & Adele Sheffield)
In English, room 206, has read a
story entitled “Richard Doubledick.”
Since this story was very interest
ing we decided to rewrite it as a
play. We divided the story into
three acts. We chose the characters
as carefully as possible, trying to
get people to suit the parts.
The characters are as follows:
Richard Doubledick, George Hum
phreys; Mary Marshall, Dorothy
Crater; Major Taunton, Robert Co
wan; Major Taunton’s mother, Doro
thy Price; French officer, Billy Hall;
French officer’s wife, Earldene Pat
terson; enlisting officer, William
Hall; two soldiers, Laurence Holmes
and John Bennett. The directors
are Kathryn Cross, Virginia Sny
der, Doris Crater and Mrs. Bea
mon as adviser.
We hope to produce the play
J. R. Harrison’s classmates and
teachers are glad he’s back in
school. They missed the smile that
he carries with him.
yp «E MS
(Alice Mae Turner)
The pupils of 111 have been en
joying the making of notebooks this
year. Each of us has been making a
Current Event Scrapbook all year.
Each pupil selected a topic about
which he gets pictures and clippings.
Some of the topics are the Sino-
Japanese Situation, President Roo
sevelt, The War in Spain, Labor,
Inventions, Our Home Town, Agri
culture, The Supreme Court, Nazi
Germany, and Transportation. The
pupils have not only been interested
in their own topics but in seeing
and hearing current events in other-
topics. A liking for newspapers and
the better magazines has been stimu-
lattsd; the pupils are reading them
more carefully and opinions are be
ing developed. The notebooks are
very valuable now; someday they
will be very valuable and a very
fine thing to find in an old trunk,
so the grand-childr.sn will know
what happened in 1937- 1938.
Right now we’re all competing in
making the most attractive, easy-to-
learn parts of speech booklets. When
Miss Whitehead drew a picture of
a conjunction as being a rope b>3-
tween two mountain climbers the
class though the idea would be good
to find a picture or drawing to il
lustrate all eight parts of speech.
We expect several ridiculous and
amusing pictur.ss, but so far, the
funniest is the picture of a bald-
headed m-an, and then a picture of
the same mian With a ,wig or toupe
on. This, friends, is the picture of
something used instead of the noun
hair—^in other words, a pronoun.
PROGRAM ON SAFETY
Wednesday, February 23, Room
107 gave a chapel program based on
safety. They presented two short
plays and one pageant.
The first scene was in the wait
ing room of a hospital where four
children were brought in one morn
ing because they were careless.
The next scene took place in a
traffic court where several cases
were tried and it was proved that
children are the causes of most ac
cidents by being careless.
The purpose of this play was to
help teach children to be more
careful while playing, walking to
school, or going on errands.
KATIE KOODY WRITES INTERESTING ACCOUNT
OF HER EXPERIENCE DURING LIFE ON FARM
Norma Page, who has been ab
sent from school for a long time, is
convalescing rapidly now and hopes
to be back in school soon. Norma’s
classmates and teachers have missed
her so much.
I have spent my whole life on
the farm. My father is a farmer
and as there weren’t any boys
among the older children we girls
Were compelled to do the work that
boys should have done. I have done
a little of about everything that
there is to do on a farm. I have
helped plant corn, sow the wheat
and rye, helped cultivate the crop
and when harvest time came, I was
always in the field.
We did all the work by hand.
My father cut the wheat and we
girls put on our overalls and shirts
and bound the wheat into bundles,
and when threshing time came,
which was usually in September,
we always stacked the straw. When
the meadows were mowed we
stacked the hay. When the corn
was ripe we cut the tops and
stacked the fodder. I remember my
first fodder stack—I didn’t do so
well and the wind blew it down.
Our greatest delight was to har
ness up the team and haul wood.
We burned wood on the farm, but
WQ would go to the top of the
mountain to get it.
I also learned how to milk the
cows and feed the pigs which were
about ten or twelve. We always
had about twenty or twenty-five
head of cattle to take care of
through the winter and that was
a very hard task when there was
a big snow.
Of course, my father doesn’t own
a big farm; he only has about
fifty acres, but that seemed quite
a big f^rm to us children. When
we got it, it was a forest. We cut
down the trees and cleared the for
est and tilled the land until now
we make about three hundred
bushels of com per year. We also
have all the milk, butter, eggs,
beans, cabbage, turnips, apples,
strawberries and grapes we need.
I enjoyed living on the farm
very much. I also like the city,
for there are quite a few sights in
the city that anyone doesn’t see on
the farm and there are things on
a farm that one doesn’t see in the