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Thayer Appointed Consultant
For National Education Meet
Mr. Lloyd Y. Thayer, principal of Junior High School
has been selected by Mr. Charles F. Carroll, state superinten
dent of schools, to serve as a consultant in this state in pre
paration for a nation-wide White House Conference. Thirty-
four North Carolinians along with nearly 2,000 others from
all over the U. S. will meet in Washington, D. C. starting No
vember 28 through December 1.
President Eisenhower has called the meeting in order to establish
better schools and to meet the emergency that exists in public educa
tion. Many do not realize it but every year many boys and girls enter
high school who have never been to elementary school in a formal build
ing. They went to school in lodges, churches and many other places lack
ing the proper school facilities.
Each state is divided into six
areas with six consultants, two
co-chairmen, and one recording-
editor in each area. Mr. Thayer and
the other fifty-four representa
tives from North Carolina gave the
following schedule of meetings in
the state before reporting to Wash
Greenville, N. C.—September 21
Fayetteville, N. C.—September 22
Raleigh, N. C. — September 23
Greensboro, N. C.—September 26
Charlotte, N. C. — September 27
Asheville, N. C. — September 28
The superintendent of schools in
each county or city unit has ap
pointed twelve local citizens to
discuss these educational prob
Vol. 28, No, 1
Junior High School, High Point, N. C.
October 7, 1955
Mary W( rlf
zine drive in Junior
1. What should our schools ac
2. In what ways can we organize
our school system more efficiently
3. What are our school building
4. How can we get enough tea
5 Ttdw can we finance o >i r
schools, build and operate them?
6. How can we obtain a continu
ing public interest in public edu
Junior High School has three
representatives on this board: Mr.
Holt McPherson, editor of the High
Point Enterprise; Mi's. O. Arthur
Kirkman, a city council member,
and Mrs. E. L. Grimsiey.
From these six meetings the re
presentatives compile information
to present in Washington on be
half of the state of North Caro
lina. Then this information of
course, will be a part of the nation
wide study on the crisis in educa
Last Year’s Teachers
Scattered from Here
To California . . .
Several teachers who were here
last year have removed themselves
to places as near-by as Senior
High and as far away as Cali
fornia. Reasons for moving were,
marriage, change of job and re
Last year the eighth and ninth
grade art teacher was Miss Louise
Madison. Miss Madison has become
Mrs. Glover Bedford. Her husband,
although a High Point man, is
stationed in California as a lieu
tenant in the U. S. Navy. Mrs. H.
P. Hardin, last year’s adviser to
Student Council, is now Mrs. Fred
erick Johnson. They will make
their home in Charlotte, N. C.
Mrs. J. D. Ross, former dean,
Mrs. Sara Eubanks, Bible teacher,
and Mr. Neil Russell, shop teacher
have changed positions. Mrs. Ross
has gone to Senior High as dean.
Mr. Russell is now connected with
Heritage Furniture Company of
this city and Mrs. Eubanks is oper
ating a nursery in Durham, N. C.
Her husband is a ministerial stu
dent at Duke University.
Miss Mary Washburn, former
eighth grade teacher, is living at
her home in Rutherfordton, N. C.
She retired last spring after teach
ing in High Point 31 years.
Miss Edna Winfield, seventh
grade teacher of 114, is not teach
ing this year. It was necessary for
her to return to her home in Pan-
tego, N. C. because of illness in
her family. She hopes to be able to
get in some graduate study. At
the last report from Miss Winfield
she was thinking either of E. C.
T. C. at Greenville, N. C. or Pea
body. Miss Winfield is working
toward an M. A. degree and ex
pects to resume teaching next
jr 28 and will
continue through Of iober 10. Stu
dents who have been in this school
one or two years know that the
magazine drive is one of the most
important events of the year.
Most of the extra equipment
such as water coole’S, movie pro
jectors and record players come
from magazine prefits. Printing
of handbooks is financed from this
fund. It also suplies rhe difference
between the actual cost of printing
the Junior Pointer and the amount
of money produced by sulscript-
Each year sales have averaged
from $6,000 to $8,000. The school
grosses from 20 to 50 percent of
the sales. Net profit usually runs
from $1,000 to $14,000.
Salesmen Can t Lose
Students participating in the
drive can’t lose because if they
sell one magazine, they are given
Hershey Bars. Top salesmen get
such things as life-time pocket
radios, watches and record play
ers. Prizes also go lo the home
room in the seventh, eighth and
ninth grade which ha.s the largest
number of subscriptions.
CommiHee He.’ ‘s Drive
Mr. Lloyd Thayej, principal,
Mrs. Don Padgett, St" lent Council
adviser, Mi. Robert Snuforct, coun
sellor and Mrs. Sue Brown, seventh
grade teacher, head the committee
supervising the drive. Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Frick are again the represen
tatives of Crowell - Collier Pub
Something new to stimulate in
terest this year are the posters.
There is one on the bulletin board
of each homeroom. The poster car
ries pictures of stick men without
faces. When each person reaches
his quota, his face may be drawn
in. Prizes go to rooms with most
“Colliers,” “American” and
“Companion” are the big three
magazines. Subscriptions to these
bring in more points than sub
scriptions to any other.
Sandra Ridge, new Student Council president receives congra
tulation from Dr. Dean B. Pruette, superintendent of High Point
New Officers Receive Oaths
In Novel Outdoor Service
Sandra Ridg-e, president; John Kirkman, vice president;
and Mary Woolf, secretary-treasurer, the new officers of
the Student Council of High Point Junior High School were
installed last Tuesday in a much different way from ever be
fore in the history of the school.
The entire 1304 students of Junior High witnessed the installation
services on the school grounds around the flag. In unison everyone salut
ed the colors, pledged allegiance to the flag, and sang the school song.
Musical selections were played by the Junior High band and singing
was furnished by the choral group, directed by Mrs. Lena Hedrick.
Two students of Junior High,
Tom McConnell and Becky Cad-
d,',J, WiOi.e uie lyxico i-o ^ne sciiuoi
song last year. Mr. Emile Serposs,
a former music teacher, wrote the
music. It has been a part of every
music teacher’s curriculum to
have all the students learn it. Mr.
Carter has written notes so that
the band can also play the song.
After Dr. Dean Pruette, super
intendent of schools in High Point
administered the oath of office to
the officers the new president
gave an acceptance address. She
spoke on “The Challenge of a New
Mrs. Don Padgett, faculty ad
viser, said, “This ceremony should
be the first of many such instal
lations in future years.’’
899 Students Buy
This year 899 students invested
$1.25 in Pilot Life Scholastic Ac
cident Insurance. This is a school-
authorized plan which covers ac
cidents that happen in school, on
the campus or on the route to and
Last year quite a few students
collected for injuries on these poli
cies. Several students were hurt
in the gym by tripping and fall
ing or colliding with other players.
On the athletic field students were
hurt by spraining fingers in the
act of catching a softball or by be
ing hit on the legs, arm or face by
Mrs. Padgett^ Mr. Shu ford Become Counsellors; Eight New Teachers
There’s been quite a fruitbasket
upset in the office this year. Mrs.
Don Padgett’s name has taken the
place of Mrs. H. P. Hardin’s over
the Student Council office and
Mr. R. L. Shuford’s name will be
found over the dean’s office where
the name of Mrs. J. D. Ross was
And that’s not all. Responsibili
ties have changed, too. Mrs. Pad
gett has taken over Mrs. Hardin’s
work in Student Council activities
and group guidance classes. She
is also girls’ counsellor. Mr. Shu-
ford has taken over Mrs. Ross’
work as he works with school-wide
attendance matters. He also hand
les the state and sunplementary
books. He has been designated as
the boys’ counsellor and in addit
ion to all these things, he teaches
one class of eighth grade social
Mrs. Padgett is a graduate of
Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory,
N. C. She has done post-graduate
work at Woman’s College in
Greensboro, N. C.
She was faculty adviser to both
juniors and seniors at Hickory
High School. She has been girls’
counsellor in various school sys
tems and has taught dramatics,
English, history and science. She
has had experience in both group
and individual guidance.
Mr. Shuford has been described
as having “patience and a listening
ear.” He was a teacher and as
sistant principal of a school in
MTlmington, N. C. for three years.
He was also Recreational Director
in the city of Greenville, N. C. For
two years he has taught seventh
grade subjects here at Junior
High. He is married and lives in
Thomasville, N. C.
Eight brand new teachers have
joined the faculty this year. Their
names, positions and a sentence or
two about their background follow:
Mrs. E. R. Brown, 109—Guidance
Mrs. Brown is a graduate of
High Point College, and she got her
Masters Degree at Woman’s Col
lege in Greensboro, N. C. She
taught in Jamestown last year and
is oi-iginally from Montezuma, N.
C. Her hobbies are reading and
taking care of her two-year-old
Miss Elizabeth Cromer—Bible
Miss Cromer is a graduate of
Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory,
N. C. She chose to teach in High
Point because she heard that the
school system was good in every
respect and she was intei-ested in
the Bible program which is estab
lished here. Miss Cromer is also
interested in dramatics.
Miss Patsy A. Harrelson, 6—Art
Miss Harrelson is a graduate
student of Woman’s College and
this is her first year of teaching.
She is a native of Hendersonville,
N. C. Miss Harrelson was on the
staff of her school paper when she
was in high school.
Mrs. Ruth Hornaday, 117
Mrs. Hornaday is a graduate of
Florida State University and is
originally from Dade City, Fla.
She enjoys teaching math and soc
ial studies and her hobby is gar
Miss Shandy Leigh, 114
Miss Leigh is a graduate of Wo
man’s College of the University
of North Carolina. Her hobbies
are music, books, writing and art.
She worked on the annual and was
on the debating team when she v'as
in Senior High.
Miss .Margaret \\ il.-on. 3
Miss Wilson aquired her Mas
ters Degree at the University of
Tennessee, and is a native of Bry
son, N. C. Miss IVilson likes to
hike and is partial towards dogs.
Mr. Fritz van de Steur—Orchestra
Mr. van de Steur received his
Doctors Degree at Teachers Col
lege of Columbia University. He
taught in Greensboro for two
years, but his hometown is Peek-
skill, New York. Mr. van de Steur’s
hobby is fishing.
Mr. David Duncan—Band
Mr. Duncan is a gi'aduate of
Shenandoah Conservatory of Music.
His home town is Modland, N. C.
He was in the armed services be
fore coming to High Point. His
hobbies are collecting classical
records and taking pictures. He
was staff photographer for his