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EDITED AND PUBLISHED BY STUDENTS OF HIGH POINT JR. HIGH SCHOOL
VOLUME XV, NUMBER 1,
HIGH POINT, N. C., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1943
TWENTY-FIVE CENTS A YEAR
An nual Jr. Pointer
By Newspaper Staff
History of Publication Which
Serves School is Given, High
Point College Student Guest
The annual Junior Pointer program
was given Wednesday, September 29,
during the assembly period. A play
was presented which had been direct
ed by Mrs. Frost. Its purpose was
to encourage subscriptions to the Jr.
Pointer and to demonstrate the work
ings of the organization. The prin
cipal characters in the play were:
Bob Renfrew, editor, and Diane
Snyder, head clerk. Others on the
stage were Mozelle Valentine, clerk;
Betty Ragan and Bill Neely, typists.
The setting was in the Junior Point
er office. The editor and clerks were
working at desks. The typists were
busily engaged in their work. Thir
teen students appeared, making que
ries about the organization and price
of the Junior Pointer. These were
duly answered by the editor and the
head clerk. These students were:
Don Huber, Eloise Tanner, Jeanne
Kline, Dick Kelly, Mary McMullan,
Tom Henderson, Hilda Hayes, Bobby
Neil, Robert Prince, Charles Childs,
Joanne Sechrest, Geraldine Carroll
and Rodger Snyder.
Miss Louise Smith, from High
Point College, was guest speaker.
Miss Smith related outstanding ex
periences of her work connected with
her high school paper in Charlotte.,
Officers For Ensuing Semester
Here are the officers who will servo during the first semester. Iheir installation was impressive,
from left to right, they are: Ray Smith, Joanne Sechrest, Rida Ingram and Doris Rich.
Of Other Towns
To Jr. High School
Many New Faces Among Stu
dent Body and They Come
To This School From Various
Cities and States—Welcome
To All Extended by Junior
SCHOOL OFFICERS ARE INSTALLED
student Council officers for the
1943-44 term were installed in an im
pressive ceremony September 22.
The officers are as follows: Pres
ident, Joanne Sechrest, vice president
Rida Ingram; secretary, Doris Rich;
chairman of public relations, Ray
Smith, and editor-in-chief. Bob Ren-
The high school orchestra, under
the direction of Miss Virginia Frank,
played for the processional and re
The student boiy sang the first
and last verses of “America,” led by
the flag bearers, Barbara Sechrest
and Paul Friedman. The student body
gave the pledge to the flag.
Special music was presented by
girls of Mr. Serposs’ home room. Pete
Armstrong, past president of the Jun
ior High School, introduced the of
ficers. He also ad ministei’ed the oath
of office to the council and the moni
The oath of office to the president
was administered by our principal,
Mr. Dean B. Pruette. Joanne Se
chrest gave the inaugural address.
The new president stated that the
student body would strive to do more
for the war effort this year.
The student body sang the school
song, led by Mr. Serposs. Mr. Pru
ette spoke on “Personal Prepared
The student body rose for the sing
ing of “The Star Spangled Banner.”
The first Junior Pointer was print
ed October 3, 1928. This makes the
paper fifteen years old. The paper
was a small size until 1930 when
the size was doubled. When the size
was changed it was decided to have
large heavy print over each article.
In 1929 the paper stressed spelling
and vocabulary just as the school is
The Junior High School did not have
a lost and found department, so things
that were lost were advertised in a
Mrs. Frost, the business manager
for the Junior Pointer, has given a
play in order to secure subscriptions
every year since the jjaper was be
The school and the. Junior Pointer
moved to the new building January
1932. The Junior Pointer carried a
full width picture of the new school.
Wright-Cline Shop has had an ad
in the paper since 1931. Sechrest
Funeral Home also has given ads
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Mayor aorl Counrnmpn.,,FJer.tod
To Serve For First Semester
Mrs, Ross Chosen To
Succeed Miss Brown
Many New Teachers
Join Jr. Hie^h Staff
The following teachers are new in
Junior High this year:
Miss Jean Haury, Nashville, Tenn.
Mrs. Margaret Grayson Covington,
Miss Mildred Whitman Knox, Bear
Poplar, N. C.
Miss Alma Furr, Stanfield, N. C.
Miss Helen Williams, Wilson, N. C.
Miss Faye Coley, Asheville, N. C.
Miss Edna Lee Winfield, Postigo,
Miss Mary Elizabeth Cox, Greens
boro, N. C.
Miss Gravie Jane Gurley, Com
Mrs. Kalapia Harrison, High Point.
Miss Betty • Tarbey, Moorehead
City, N. C. ‘
Mr. Emile Serposs, Brooklyn, N.
Mr. Anthony Cernugal, Shelton,
Majors and councilmen have been
elected for the first semester. They
Room 3—Faye McCasling, and John
Room 6—Margaret Kearns and
Room 101—Pat Murphy and Ed
Room 102—Eugene Link and Lou
Room 103—James Gurley and Lou
Room 104—Patricia Ewing and
Room 105—Atlen Conrad and Patsy
Room 106—Jack Newell and Clyde
Room 107—Dura Jean Siebert and
Room 108—Dot Kendall and Bob
Room 109—Mackie Burgess and
Room 110—Betty White and Joyce
Room 111—Opal Deatons and Carl
Room 112—Aline Bean and Peggy
Room 113—Janice Edwards and
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has been named
to Miss Lucille
Mrs. J. D. Ross
dean as successor
Mrs. Ross could be called a “char
ter member” of Junior High School.
She taught at Junior High the year
it was established on South Main
Street. When the school was trans
ferred to Jones Street, she marched
from the old to the new school with
the students. Mrs. Ross has always
taught English and was the advisor
for the Junior Pointer for five years.
Five Plays This Year
Flanned f or^Fiipiis
Mr. Pruette has arranged to se
cure five interesting and entertain
ing stage shows for Junior High stu
dents. No definite schedule has yet
been prepared. “The Story of the
‘G’ Man,” “Macbeth,” “Magic Set
to Music,” “Man’s Progress Through
the Ages,” and “Old Buffalo Days,”
will be presented at nominal prices.
Plans Made To Get
Of 1943 Glee Club
Girl Reserves Plan
Busy Year In 1943
Is Snake Charmer
Mr. Nicholson has turned snake
charmer. The death-defying science
teacher tried his act on his science
classes with wonderful effect.
Girls screamed, boys yelled as the
giant, deadly one and a half foot
garter snake wound itself around
Mr. Nicholson’s arm and flopped a-
round until the science teacher put
it back into its great transparent
case. Mr. Nicholson says he will not
run away and join the circus until
school is over.
The Girl Reserves are looking for
ward to a full year. Advisors have
been chosen, and the program for
the year has been planned.
The seventh and ninth grade clubs
meet on Wednesday at 4:15 and the
eigthth grade on Thursday at 4:15.
The advisors for the various clubs
are: Seventh grade. Miss Lowina
Knox and Miss Mildred Knox; eigthth
grade. Miss Helen Williams and the
ninth grade. Miss Edna Winfield
and Miss Jean Hawry.
Original plays will be written and
dramatized during the year. A stunt
night will be given. Various crafts
will be emphasized. War service
work, personal relations and religion
will also make up a vital part of the
The boys glee club, directed by Mr.
Cerpass, has th^ following members:
First tenors, Ray Hamlet, 208; Mau
rice Frank, 201; Jimmy Hardison, ,
101, Jack Lewis, 201; Johnny Roper,
110; Harold Grogan, 216; Fletcher
Cox, 213; James Hoover. Second Ten
ors, Charles Bryant, 204; Fred Con-
nally, 204; Joe Aaron, 101; Grady
Anderson, 101; Thad Leviner, 202,
Paul Royal, 109, and Jack Steed.
First Basses, Robert Ellis, 211; Ralph
Tilden, 213, and Donald Kidd, 201.
Second Basses, Buddy Vaughn, 213;
Robert Lee, 208; H. D. Duncan, 215;
Bill Patterson, 215; Charles Price,
109, and Wayne Pierce, 213.
Tha president of the club is Robert
Lee, 208. The secretary is Robert
There are many new faces in Jun
ior High School this year. They are
people who have moved to this city
since the closing of school last June.
We welcome them and hope they will
enjoy Junior High School.
Geraldine Brawley, Kanapolis; Har
old Johnson, Randleman; Winnifield
Allen, Whitsett; Charles Allen, Thom-
asville!^ Betty Hewett, Charlotte;
Patricia Ewing, Miami, Fla.; Eugene
Martin, Richmond, Va.; Doris Wishop,
Thomasville; Alma Fisher, Marietta,
Ga.; Clifford Hughes, Eton; June
Rogers, Thomasville; Lillie Lucas,
Raleigh; Doris Parker, Martinsville'
Va.; Eugene Howell, Winston-Salem;
Buster Parlier, Martinsville, Va.;
Blanche Gallion, Pikesville, Ky.; Del
la Ann Strickland, Pulaski, Va.;
Clyde Tains, Newport News, Va.;
Johnsie Bryant, Charlotte; Howard
Hershberger, Tiffin, Ohio; Mary Lee
Wall, Greensboro; Eugene Brown,
Trinity; Louise Brown;
Ralph Hershberger, Tiffin,
John Durham, Charlotte;
Hatchcox, Jamestown; Rosa
Salmon, Alexander Boarding
Bill Patterson, Jamestown; / ^'
Marquelt, Okla.; Sara Stricaiand',
laski, Va.; Nick Halipilias, Tarpon
Springs, Fla.; Farrell Deese, Ports
mouth, Va.; Mary Lou West, Can
ton; Linda Cook, Jamestown; Betty
Briggs, Lexington; Vesta Mae Car
ter, Thomasville; Richard McKinnon,
Albemarle; Phyllis Lucas, Raleigh,
Henrietta Pratt, Wheelwright, Ky.;
Joyce Jackson, Harrelsville; Billy
Briggs, Lenwood; Doris Rogers, of
James Johnston, Memphis, Tenn.;
Ann Pierce, San Francisco, Calif.;
Virginia Pearson, Taylorsville; Wil
ma Summey, Hickory; Maxine Col-
trane. Trinity; Marjorie Strieker, Eg-
gertsville, N. Y.
We Should Buy Our
Pai’t Of War Bonds
Laugh This Off
Ah wants a pair ’o shoes
“You des min’ yo’ own bis-
git me dem shoes.”
The Junior Store is now under new
For the past nine years Miss Moore
has handled the business end of the
store along with her work of teach
ing ninth grade classes. This year,
however. Miss Moore has relinquished
her duties and has turned over the
keys to Mr. Hogan.
Articles which may be purchased
in the store this year are Kleenex,
lead, index cards, notebooks, art gum,
reinforcements, composition books,
pencils and unruled paper.
The bond drive at Junior High be
gan Thursday, September 23, with
Mr. Pruette in charge. On Thurs
days orders for stamps and bonds
are taken. On Fridays the students
report to their first period class, and
then go to the office and get into
one of the five lines. In the first and
second lines ten cent stamps may be
purchased, in the third line twenty-
five cent stamps; in the fourth line
fifty cent stamps and §1.00 stamps
may be purchased, and in the fifth
line bonds may be purchased.
The first week of the drive, $753.-
50 was received.
Mr. Pruette states that this will
continue throughout the year.
On the night the allies abandon
ed southern Norway, I stopped to buy
a paper from an old man on Fleet
Street. “Well, how does it look to
night,” I asked.
“I don’t know, sir,” he replied, “I
never read the papers because I
know we’ll 'win in the end.”