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GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., FEBRUARY 12, 1925
MRS. T. W. BICKETT
MAKES ADDRESS AT
Mrs. Lipscomb Introduces Speaker—
Fred Burroughs Welcomes Mothers
and Mrs, Martin Responds.
EDWARDS GIVES HI-Y HISTORY
NEW BUILDING NEARS
Pupils Give Much Thought to Name-
“Senior Hall” is Sug
gested by Many.
Mrs. T. W. Bickett addressed the ma
jority of her remarks to the boys at the
annual mother and son banquet at the
Y. M. C. A. Thursday night, February 5,
but her points indicated that her reason
for speaking briefly to the mothers was
because she felt that they understood her
thoughts and her attitude without undue
explanation. And she was right. Her
ideas were quietly but forcefully ex-
pressesd and touched the hearts of every
one in the room.
Intellectual, physical, and, above all,
moral and spiritual development were
stressed by Mrs. Bickett. In this con
nection she advocated “hero worship” to
a certain extent. “You all believe that
your own father is the greatest man in
the world, and you should,” she said.
“When temptation presents itself, wave
it aside. Think of the children who will
some day regard you as the most won
derful man on earth. You want to be
worthy of their esteem. Think of the
good woman who will be your wife. You
want to be worthy of her respect. Think
of the mother who wants more than any
thing in the world to have you fine,
strong and pure. You want to be worthy
of her great love.”
The moment of mirth and pleasure,
she pointed out, is not worth the price
of a mother’s tears, her anguish and
heartbreak. Most mothers dread hav
ing their children leave them to go out
into the highways and byways of the
world, Mrs. Bickett said, for they are
afraid their youngsters will become
estranged from them. “This is an er
roneous opinion, I think,” she continued.
“The farther a person travels from home,
the more his mother’s love and tender
ness will mean to him and guide him.”
In speaking of hero worship, Mrs.
Bickett advised the boys to pick out
strong characters like Washington and
Lee and emulate them. But above all
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For several months the passers-by on
Spring street have caught glimpses of a
red brick structure taking form back of
the Bain house. In an interview today
it was learned from the administration
that this building is promised by the
contractors to be ready for occupancy
within two more weeks.
Sixteen large, airy, light, well planned
rooms make this building the most at
tractive and desirable one on the High
School campus. In this annex will be the
acting superintendent’s office, the new
library with a large stack room, a com
mittee room especially valuable for the
student council, the Senior Supply room
and a High Life work room. On the
third floor is a large music room in which
all the valuable orchestra instruments
may be stored when not in use. The mu
sic department had hoped to use this
big light room for orchestra practice
and music classes, but there is some doubt
just now about the fire department’s
permitting classes being held on the third
floor of any school building. However,
this room could be a valuable asset to
the music department. In the basement
is a large room which will be used as a
work-shop for the manual training
(Continued on page six)
All the Parent-Teachers’ associ
ations in the city will.meet at 3:45
February IT at the Greensboro
High School building.
Mrs. Armfield’s team will be in
charge of the program.
The Flome Economics girls who
made he draperies for the cafe
teria will serve tea.
MR. EDGAR WOOD TALKS
TO THE BOYS’ ASSEMBLY
Miss Killingsworth, Fred Burroughs
and Mr. Wunsch Also Speak—
Mr. Miller Sings.
MR. JOSEPHUS DANIELS
SPEAKS AT AYCOCK
MISS CARNES, W.C.T.U. WORKER,
SPEAKS ON EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL
Points Out That Alcohol is a Narcotic
Poison and Condemns Its Use
as a Beverage.
MR. KETCHUM SPEAKS
IN CHAPEL ON “THRIFT”
Gives Four Helpful Maxims for the
Investment of Money.
“SEVENTEEN” TO BE GIVEN IN
MARCH; FINAL CAST CHOSEN
Troy Ziglar and Elizabeth Darling
Are Selected for the Lead
; On January 19 the main building had
its regular Monday chapel program. Miss
Killingsworth opened the program with
devotional exercises, after which she
■- spoke a few minutes about exams begin-
^ ning on the 26th. Then Arthur Davant,
^ president of the student council, gave a
last word of warning.
\i Since it was National Thrift Week,
Mr. Ketchum, secretary of the Chamber
of Commerce, gave a talk on thrift.
“Wilful waste makes woeful want” was
J his theme. He said that thrift was a
^ great deal more than just saving money.
^ “He may be thrifty who conserves his
^ time so as to have an hour for music, an
j hour for study, and an hour for inspira-
[fi tion and ennoblement of his mind and
Jl! After teaching us how to be thrifty
with our time he told us that the dollar
was our servant and that we should know
I? how to properly use it. A sound, safe
and sane investment of a dollar must
have four rules, he said, which are: (1)
Integrity of personelle; (2) absolute
rC safety of principal; (3) certainty of re
turn, and (4) market ability. “So put
^ your dollar to work,” he said. The build-
^ ing and loan he declared to be the sound-
est, safest, and sanest investment.
“To be thrifty you must be able to
conserve time, money, energy; must be
honorable, clean, neat, and energetic, for
‘Wilful waste makes woeful want.’ ”
After two weeks of try-outs in which
over 100 pupils took part, Tarkington’s
“Seventeen” has been finally cast. No
definite date for the presentation has
been set, however, though March 12 has
been assigned as a tentative date.
Troy Ziglar has been cast as William
Baxter, and “Liz” Darling will be Jane.
To support them the following cast has
Laverne Ware— the baby talk lady,
Cecile Lindau—Mrs. Baxter.
Finley Atkinson—Mr. Baxter.
Elizabeth Umberger—May Parcher.
Judah Shohan—Mr. Parcher.
George Newman—Joe Bullitt.
Guy Hill—Johnnie Watson.
Louise Craven—Ethel Boke.
Edgar Young—George Crooper.
(Contimied on page three)
The chapel program on Friday, Feb
ruary 6, was featured by the address of
Miss Roberta D. Carnes, field worker
for the department of Scientific Temper
ance Instruction of the national Women’s
Christian Temperance Union. Miss
Carnes spoke before the students of the
main building on the subject of scien
tific findings of the efiFect of alcoholic
drinks upon individuals and upon groups
as a whole, and closed with a general
plea for everyone in general and high
school students in particular to apply
the doctrine of common sense in their
dealings with the liquor problem. The
speaker was introduced by Mrs. Adelaide
T. Goodno, president of the North Caro
lina division of the W. C. T. U.
Miss Carnes opened her discourse with
a general attack upon the use of aleohol
as a beverage, pointing out that alcohol
is no longer classed as a stimulant but
as a nareotic. Recent investigation has
showed that the action of alcohol and
man’s reaction to it bears so great a
resemeblance to that of chloroform and
ether that nowadays it is properly classed
Using the results of the latest scientific
investigations as a basis. Miss Carnes
proceeded to show that though the drink
may be “just a drop or two” it has nev
ertheless a decided effect upon the nerv
ous system and greatly impairs man’s
control of himself. In this way even the
light drinker, who is usually the greatest
of the “personal liberty” howlers, makes
himself a menace to the community as
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On February 4 the boys held their
monthly meeting. Arthur Davant, presi
dent of the student body, presided.
Miss Killingsworth told the boys of
her plan to have a boys’ meeting every
Mr. Miller opened the real program
with four songs. The first was “The
Road to Mandalay.” He followed this
with “Give a Man a Horse He Can
Ride” and “That Yellow Dog of Mine.”
The last number was “The Long, Long
Trail,” which Mr. Miller sang in quite
a novel way. He sang so fast that the
audience was unable to follow.
Arthur Davant introduced Fred Bur
roughs to the new members of the school
as the boy best fitted to welcome them
to the new school.
Fred emphasized the fact that fair
play is one of our dearest ideals. He
told them to make use of all their time,
not because so much of it was theirs
but because so little belonged to G. H. S.
“You all are welcome” were his last
Mr. W. R. Wunsch was introduced
next. He welcomed the new boys on be
half of the faculty. He put them at
ease by saying that the faculty’s wel
come would be just as warm, though not
so demonstrative as that of the paddle-
(Continued on page three)
Talks of the Brilliant Career of His
Intimate Friend, Mr. Charles
SCHOOL MOTHERS GIVE PICTURE
NORTH CAROLINA TEACHERS MET
AT RALEIGH, N. C., JANUARY 19
Mr. Fred Archer, President Assembly,
Presides—Mr. Edwards and Miss
Walker Represent G. H. S.
DEAN ASSIGNS STUDENTS
TO NEW SESSION ROOMS
ALL MEN TEACHERS HAVE
A BANQUET AT CALDWELL
There was a get-together meeting at
Caldwell School January 20 at 6 o’clock
of all the men faculty in the school sys
tem. A “man’s size” supper, planned by
Miss Reynolds, was placed before them.
At the beginning of the meeting Mr.
C. W. Phillips, who presided, announced
that everyone should be called by his
first name. If anyone failed to do this
he had to pay for the supper of the one
he had offended by titling him. For this
reason the stern schoolmasters became
Jack, Jim, Bobby, Lee, Charles, etc.
During the supper they proved their
mental ability by solving one of Mrs.
Phillips’ crossword puzzles made ap
plicable to school teachers and their pro
fession. Later they were required to
answer a list of questions by using only
the names of the men faculty.
Mr. Edwards made a short talk in
which he brought out the possibility of
early growth in the school system and
the necessity of self-development of the
teachers by reading and fine relationships
to community life.
The meeting proved such a success
that it was planned to make it a regu
lar monthly affair.
On Monday, February 2, the student
body of the school went to chapel.
Miss Killingsworth opened the exer
cises with a short talk on changing your
session room, your classes, and making
new friends. She said that she would
not live with one person all her life, which
shows that she did not try to do any
leaping during leap-year.
Miss Killingsworth pointed out in
many ways why it is better to change
every once in a while, and that it does
one good to make new friends and get a
broader outlook on life. This is really
good because we might be able to bor
row a little money if we go where folks
don’t know us so well.
She informed us that there was no
use kicking about this and we know this
is true because we have not spent about
five years around this place without
learning something about how this school
The talk was very good, and besides
giving us some information it gave the
dean of girls a fine chance to show off
her new marcel wave which was in her
hair. (We put this in for the freshmen.)
Next, the students were assigned to
their new session rooms, and they read
out the names of the pupils, pronouncing
a few of them right, which shows that
the world is getting somewhere after all.
The assembly was then dismissed after
the dean had said a few words about
starting the new school year right.
“Umbrellas of every combination of
colors which can be made from the di
visions of the prism, pale hose bearing
peculiar frecklese up the back, and high
heel shoes wobbling around in galoshes
were in great vogue during the entire
assembly. The shoe stores evidently or
dered the legislature to pass a bill de
manding rain and wind, and from the
numbers of overshoes sold their efforts
were well repaid,” declared Miss Lillie
M^alker in describing the North Caro
lina Teachers’ Assembly at Raleigh Jan
“Mr. Fred Archer, president of the
assembly, opened the meeting Friday eve
ning, January 29. After committees
were appointed he introduced the speak
er of the evening. Dr. George D. Stray-
er, of Teachers college, Columbia uni
versity. Dr. Strayer exhausted in in
teresting details, ‘Financing a School
“Friday morning the assembly divided
itself into the divers departments which
met at the appointed places. Primary
teachers, kindergarten sections, grammar
grade instructors, high school principals
and teachers, city superintendents, coun
ty superintendents, music teachers, phys
ical education workers, modern language
teachers, art supervisors, commercial in
structors, derived much constructive in
spiration from these more or less in
formal meetings with their fellow work-
Ja nuary 30th marked the dedication
of Aycock school. Through the Parent-
Teacher Association Mr. Josephus Dan
iels was secured to make the principal
address of the evening. As he was a
close friend of Charles B. Aycock, he
was able to give some inside facts about
He told his audience that there is no
law for greatness or success. “We re
member Aycock because he forgot him
self. He annexed himself to a great
cause and poured his whole being into
the accomplishment of a definite end.
He is the only man who measures up to
the call of his generation.
“Aycock lived in crusading times, in
days when it was not accepted that edu
cation of all the ehildren was the state’s
highest duty. Though much has been
done to convince the citizens that this
was the concern of all, Aycock felt it
had not been accepted in the largest
measure when he died preaching the .
truth that dominated his life. Not long
before his death, writing from the hos
pital where he had gone for treatment,
Aycock wrote: ‘A country’s progress can
be measured by those things once a mat
ter of debate which are now accepted as
a matter of eourse. When North Caro
lina accepts universal education, good
roads, suppression of ignorance, suppres
sion of injurious child labor, as a matter
of course, what a state we shall have!’
“We no longer have to argue for the
things that Aycock enumerated. Thanks
to Aycock and those who wrought with
him, the doubters and dissenters were
silenced. Our task is to carry on—to
keep the torch lighted—and there is no
better way to keep alive the inspiration
of the man who pioneered and laid the
foundations upon which we build than
in such a permanent memorial as this
(Continued on page three)
Miss Walker, having a double interest,
not only attended the general meetings
and high school teachers’ meetings, but
she took an active part in the xihysical
education departmental meeting. In re
lating the events of this meeting she con
gratulated Durham and North Carolina
College for Women for their demonstra
“Durham sent boys and girls from the
first grade through high school to give
physical exercise demonstrations. Their
work was excellent. From N. C. C. W.
Miss Schon brought four interpretative
dancers, dressed in natural dancing cos-
(Continued on page six)
MONSIEUR REAU TALKS
ON FRENCH SCULPTURE
Students of the High School Hear Lec
ture by Noted Frenchman.
Through the courtesy of the French
department of North Carolina College
for Women, the French students of G.
H. S. had the privilege of hearing Mon
sieur Louis Reau, of France, lecture Fri
day evening, February 6, on “Rodin et
les maitres de la sculpture francaise
Mr. W. S. Barney, in introducing Mon
sieur Reau, stated that for a long time
he had wanted to bring somgbody to
the college for the purpose of letting the
students hear native French. He con
tinued, “Monsieur Louise Reau, official
lecturer of the Federation de I’Alliance
Francaise of the United States and Can
ada, is a real Frenchman.”
Monsieur Reau treated in interesting
though somewhat technical manner the
sculptural accomplishments of the out
standing French artists, dwelling espe
cially on Rodin, the exponent of the mod
ern naturalist school. The good voice,
pleasing personality and pleasant man
ner held the students of the high school
spell-bound with interest and fascination.
The audience regretted that the speak
er was unable to use illustrative slides.
The lantern could not be used because
there was not a bulb available strong
enough for the slides. Those with French
ears, however, appeared to be highly in
terested in what the lecturer was saying
and seemed not to miss the slides.
M. Louis Reau was born in Poitiers,
January 1, 1881. In 1900 he entered
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