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From the Gate City of the South and the Birth Place of 0. Henry
GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., SEPTEMBER 2.j, DLL')
Charles W. Phillips Succeeds
Lee Edwards as Principal
IS VERY POPULAR
He Graduated from the Univer
sity with Honors.
RECFHVES M.A. FROM COLUMBIA
He Taught Two Years at G. H. S., Was
Assistant Principal at Aycock, and
Principal at Caldwell School.
On September 15, 1925, Mr. C. W.
PhilliiLs was elected to fill the vacancy
made by Mr. Lee 11. Fidwards, jirinci-
jial of tlic Greensboro Higli School last
j'ear, wlio resigned to take up work as
jirincipal of the Asheville High School.
Three weeks time was very short for
the planning of the work of the school,
but September 3 found Mr. Phillips
Mr. Charlie, as he is known by every
one, is a thorough North Carolinian. His
life up to the time he entered the Uni
versity of North Carolina w’as spent in
Trinity, N. C., wliere he was born.
He entered tlie University a few' years
before the war. When America saw fit
to enter, he volunteered and was put in
the Transportation Corps. He aided his
country to the last and was given a hon
orable discharge, after w'hich he returned
to tile University and resumed his stud
Mr. Phillips’ senior year was very suc
cessful. He was a member of the Sigma
Upsilon, a literary fraternity, and of the
Epsilon Phi. Delta. Every year at Caro
lina it is the custom to elect, by secret
ballot, a student who is thought to be
’ -r- Uvi bilb Beca'Jiie.
of his outstanding characteristics and
wonderful ability he was chosen from
the whole mass of students. The con
stitution of the University Student Coun
cil requires that a student be elected at
large to represent the school as a whole
on this council. Again Mr. Charlie, be-
(Continued on page five)
MR. EDWARDS GOES
TO ASHEVILLE HIGH
'ormer Principal of Greensboro High
School Now Head of Asheville
CHARLES W. PHILLIPS
Elected best all-around student.
EHected student representative-
at-large on Student Council.
President Dialectic Literary So
Sigma Upsilon Literary Frater
Upsilon Phi Delta.
MR. ARCHER RETURNS
TO RESUME DUTIES IN
Spends Year in New York Tak
ing Courses in Administra
tion at Columbia.
Ly Mr. Edwards, principal of Greens-
S^iool during the scholastic
year of 1924-’25, left Aug. 20 for Ashe
ville, where he will become principal of
• tlie local high school.
fiy was connected with the
^ GrecrTs^oro City School System for five
I years, coming to the Fligh School in
* 1919 as an instructor in the Science De-
.'j>a,rtment. He soon proved his great
merit both as a teacher and leader of
.After tw'O years of very successful
) wyrk in the High School, Mr. Edwards
wlas appointed principal of Caldwell,
wlibsg^he served efficiently during the
ensuing term. At the close of the year
1924-’25, Mr. Guy Pliillips handed in his
resignation as principal of the High
School in order to become Superintend
ent of the public school system of Salis
The Board of Education chose Mr.
Edw'ards to fill the vacancy. In Sep
tember, 1924, he took over his new du
ties and from the first made a great
success of the work. During this year
he also acted as superintendent of the
city schools in the absence of Mr. Arch
er, w’ho was studying at Columbia Uni
The school authorities of Asheville
honored Mr. Edw'ards during the summer
by offering him the position of princi
pal in the local high school and after
due consideration he decided to accept
the offer, resigning from the Greens
boro High School principalship in the
latter part of July.
Mr. Frederick Archer, superintendent
of the Greensboro city schools, returned
to the city June 6 after nine months
leave of absence spent in study at Teach
er’s College, Columbia University. While
in New A^ork, Mr. Archer and his fami
ly resided on 119th street, a short dist-
fince from the college.
Mr. Archer was one of the North Car
olina education selected by the General
Scliool Board for tlie fellowship in
school administration at Columbia. Dur
ing his absence, Lee H. Edwards, prin
cipal of Greensboro High School dur
ing the last term, served as acting super-
i..tei'dint. 'i'bp cl --.Bpba'l board pif 1
the leave of absence to Mr. Archer only
after careful consideration, and tlie
training received by him is exjiected to
})rove of great benefit to the city school
Tlie administration course, in which
Mr. Archer was enrolled, consists of two
major parts, the first of which was cov
ered by him in the two previous sum
mers. The second part constituted the
bulk of the work covered by the Greens
boro school sujierintendent during the
nine months of study. He completed
courses in tlie iihilology, sociology, his
tory and curriculum of education, among
Mr. Archer was enthusiastic over the
advantages New A’ork offers to the stu
dent. “Columbia University is one of
the greatest educational centers in the
world,” lie stated. “Every year many
thousand students from all parts of the
earth enroll in the several units of the
“Twenty-five years ago Teacher’s Col
lege, which is the official title of the
jiost-graduate unit. Was founded.. Up
until a few years ago it was only a small
“sideshow” in the University “circus”.
Today it has usurped the position of
the “big-to])”, and is jirobably the larg
est single unit of Columbia. It, to
gether with Banard and Columbia col
leges, constitute the three major units.
Dr. William E. Rissell, one of the coun
try's })rominent educators, is dean of
(Continued on page five)
MEETING HELD IN
“Don’t Shield Child from Re
sponsibility,” Says Super
STANDARDIZATION IS BAD
Advises Conducting of School Room
on a Democratic Ulan for All
On Sejitember 5 in the High School
auditorium Suiierintcndent Archer ad
dressed the teachers of the Greensboro
schools, outlining in his original way a
jiolicy for the year's work.
“The most important meetings held in
Cireenshoro are those held in the class
room,” he said to tlie teachers, “and I
should like tt) see us have every class
room a really democrtitic organization.
Put a )>rcmium on the child’s ideas. We
ought to live in a world where each has
a riglit to his own opinion.” He believes
that teacliers and jiarents should not
shield the child from responsibility but
imt res]K)nsihility on liim; for “even
through hlunflering” tlie child develops
more than through living by the rule and
dictation of an overlord. “It is possi
ble to organize tlu* school room. Wlien
a cliild lias a voice in a iiolicy, the policy
is in part his own creation. Put it in
the liands of the children to keej) the
room clean, to keep the cabinet in apple-
jiie order, to make lying and cheating
“Putting the child foremost is the ])ur-
l>ose of tlie school.” The suiierintendent
be \\.tH there
still martinets in the teaching profession
who believe that a pattern should be cut
and every cliilci fitted to it, but he hojied
there were none of this type in the
(Continued on page five)
TO FILL VACANCIES
Mr. Robert Scott is Head of Mc-
Iver—Mr. E. T. MeSwain Selected
as Principal of Caldwell.
NEW MAGAZINE FOR G. H. S.
WILL AID SELF-EXPRESSION
Believing that during the past years
there liave gone through Greensboro
High School students who had real lit
erary ability but who were not furnished
a medium for expression, the powers-
that-be have decreed that there shall be
Tlie first issue, a dedicatory volume to
O. Henry, w’ill be published sometime in
October. Material for this publication
will be furnished for the most part by
students in the Creative English class.
Helen Felder is edit\r-in-chief of the
The Greensboro Pulilic School system
has among its new members and officials
Mr. Robert M. Scott, ])rincipal of Mc-
Iver School, and Mr. E. T. MeSwain, of
Spencer, principal of David Caldwell
Mr. Scott taught I.atin at Caldwell
School last year and also had an of
fice tliere, where he made a special study
of tlie graduation of negroes under the
direction of Price and Washington
Schools for negroes. As a result of this
the negro pupils are given tlie chance
to be where they really belong and not
in the grade to which their age corres-
jxmds. Mr. Scottt received his A.B. at
Trinity College and his M.A. at Colum
bia ITilversity. He also attended sum
mer school at Columliia 1921-22-23-24.
He understands the work he has under
taken and is very enthusiastic over
Mr. MeSwain came to Greensboro
from Spencer, where he resided for six
years. He tauglit in the public schools
for four years aiui tlie last two he was
Superintendent of Schools. He received
Ills A.B. from Newberry College, Soutli
C’arolina, has attended summer school
four years, the last two of which were
at the University of North Carolina.
Mr. MeSwain had begun work on his
M.A. at U. N. C. when Mr. Archer
lieard about him and persuaded him to
come here. “He is one of the promising
scliool men of North Carolina and I
think probably he was waiting a chance
to come to a big city like Greensboro,”
says Mr. Archer. Mr. MeSwain is mar
ried, has one child, George, and resides
Mr. C'liarles W. rhi]li])s. who suc
ceeds Mr. Lee H. Edwards as Princijial
of Grccnsiioro Iligli School.
OCCUPY OFFICES IN
Officials Formerly Occupied
Offices in the Vari
On Sciitemhcr 7, 1925, tlie city school
officials moved into tlieir offices in the
new C'ity Hall.
'I'licy occujiy five offices on the second
lloi*’*. cornrr of ''
streets. Mrs. Hartsell, grcn.L.rf. grade j
suiiervisor, and Miss Pannill, iirimary'
grade sujiervisor, have tlicir offices in j
room 204; Mr. Archer, superintendent of j
the city schools, 205; Miss Ilyams, sec-j
rotary to Mr. Archer, 20(i; Miss Morgan,
business manager, 207.
Eacli room has its own telei)hone.
There are four trunk lines into the Mu
nicipal Building—3851—L Anyone wish
ing to communicate with someone In tlu*
building will call one of these lines and
ask for tlie desired party liy name.
'i he large, airy offices are furnislied
in liglit quartered oak. In one of these
rooms is a vault in which are kejit rec
ords, statistics, and the valuable books
of the liookkeeping department.
Heretofore these officials have had
their offices at tlie different schools of
tlu* city making it difficult for anyone
to communicate with tlicm.
Received A.B. from N. C. C. W.
and Later Studied in
CAME TO G. H. S. IN 1921
Has Taught in Schools at Waynesville,
Gastonia, Raleigh, and
The new dean this year is Miss Fannie
vStarr Mitchell, who was a tetichcr last
year at Lindsay Street School. Miss
.Mitchell was jircccdcd by Miss Lillian
Killingswortli, wiio bitd been dean for
Miss Mitehell received lier Bachelor of
Arts degree at tlu* Nortli ('tirolina Col
lege for Women tind htler studit'd at
tlie University of Wisconsin. She has
been a member of the seliool ftieulties of
Waynesville, Raleigh, Gastoniji, and
Greenslioro. In 1921 she iieeanu* a mem
ber of the G. H. S. faculty and has
shown great ability and interest in all
of the school's activities.
G. 11. S. is indeed fortunate in having
sueli a wortliy successor to Miss Kill-
Popular Former Dean of Students Has
Left G. H. S. to Accept Place as
College Student Counpelo- ^
iVhss Liman K tnn rswortn.'r ” '
ville, S. C., who for the ]>ast five yea is'
was connected with the Central High
School, has left to take iq) work at tlu'
Nortli Carolina College for Women as
social director of one of the dormitories.
The first two years as a memiier of
the Greensboro Iligli Seliool faculty Miss
Killingswortli was an English teacher.
Slie so won tlie love and admiration of
all the pupils that in her tliird year
she was made lean of girls.
While (lean Miss Killingswortli organ
ized a girl's council made up of repre
sentatives from each session room. These
girls met monthly with Miss Killings-
worth and discussed the different jirob-
Jems confronting tlu* girls.
Miss Fannie Starr Mitcliell, a former
member of the Greensboro High Seliool
faculty, succeeds Ml.ss Killingswortli as
dean of girls.
COURSES ADDED TO WILL HOLD MID-TERM
ENGLISH DEPARTMENT GRADUATJONJTHS^^EAR
Wunsch and Coleman Offer Full Credit j C^lass Graduating in .January Will JIave
Classes in Creative English, Dra- j Class Day and Senior Week
matics and Newswriting. Their Own.
'J’hree new courses have been added to
tlic English Dejuirtment this year. Crea
tive English, Dramatics, and News Writ
ing. They are electives just as Eco
nomics and Sociology arc electives in
the History Dejiartment.
Creative English is offered at tiie sec
ond period under Mr. Wunsch. It deals
with the w’riting of stories, poems, son
nets, and contributes mainly to the mag
azine. J'lie class of twenty is for the
greater part made up of the magazine
A class of thirty in Dramatics is
taught at the eighth period also under
the supervision of Mr. Wunsch. 'I’his
deals with mechanics of stage and .scen
ery, pantomime and i)lay writing.
News writing is given at the eighth
j)criod under Miss Coleman. This class
is for the most jiart made iij) of the
High Life Staff. Here tliey learn news-
jiaper writing, the make-up of a paper,
and everything else pertaining to news
Greensboro High School has grown so
in the ])ast year or two that it has be
come necessary to work along the lines
of semesters, thus making it possible
for a class to graduate at mid-tcrin in-,
stead of in .fune. 'J’his year such a class
is in existence While up to now the(^
have only been one or two pupils to fin
ish school in January,»tliis year tliere are n J
enough to have a real mid-term gradua- t//
In order that these seniors may not
feel that they are being cheated out of
the senior privileges, Class Day, Senior
Week, and the usual Senior entertain
ments, these events will be held in Jan
uary as in June. There will be two Jun
ior Senior Banquets this year, two class
days, two Senior weeks, two kid days,
in fact two of every senior fpnetion.
It used to be considered a very unde
sirable thing to have to graduate at mid
term, but from now on there will be no
difference. Graduation at mid-terrn will
be just like graduation in June.