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From the Gate City of the South and the Birth Place of O. Henry
GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., OCTOBER 9, 192^
Superintendent Archer In
Favor of Junior College
NEED IS URGENT
Regular Colleges in State and
Middle West Crowded.
IDEA SUCCESSFUL ELSEWHERE
E. D. Broadhurst Sees Need for Insti
tution—W. A. Newell of Winston-
Salem Also Favors the Plan.
"The erection of a Junior College in
each city to take care of the first two
years of college is the only way I see to
relieve our colleges of congestion,”
stated Superintendent Archer in an in
terview September 28, 1925. "In the
first two years of college the basic prin
ciples of one’s college life are founded.
If they can be brought under home con
trol, so much the better for the individual
and the less expensive for his parents.
“The colleges in the middle west and
in our own state are filled to capacity.
Thousands of students are turned away
each year for lack of room. A Junior
College would take care of the Freshman
and Sophomore years, and then in the
Junior and Senior years the student
would go off to college.”
Mr. Archer thinks that many students
who quit at the end of High School
would take advantage of two more
years of school if it were available in
their home town where they could board
“If we .should secure the Junior Col
lege”, continued the superintendent,
“courses in liberal arts which we have
Jie\ er offered before ,could be given.
“There is little literature available on
this institution as it is still somewhat in
the making; }--et it has proved successful
in other cities and can be made success-
(Contimied on page three)
W. M. YORK DIRECTS
NIGHT SCHOOL HERE
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Miss Fannie Starr Mitchell, who suc
ceeded Miss Lillian Killingsworth as
Dean of Girls of Greensboro High
IS SET ASIDE FOR
The Whole School Did Not Sub
scribe, But Many Alumni
Gave Their Support.
; course Will
Justify Its Establishment.
Monday, October 5, at 7:30 P. M. the
night school began its sessions with the
registration of pupils at the high school.
Three courses are taught at present,
and others will be added if as many as
fifteen wish to enroll in them. The
courses of the school are open to any
one, irre.spective of age.
Although the courses are given free
of charge, a registration fee of $5.00
is charged, which will be returned if
the student attends 75 per cent, of the
classes. This is necessary to keep those
who only intend to come a few times
from registering, as they would retard
the work of those attending regularly.
Classes will be held from 7:30 to 9:15.
The faculty of the night school this
year includes W. M. York, head of
the school, who teaches letter writing
and commercial Engli.sh, Miss Annie
Pullen, shorthand and typewriting, and
C. P. Boyd, commercial arithmetic.
September 21 to October 1 was desig
nated and endorsed by Principal Phil-
li])S as the date for a publications cam
paign. These two weeks were used by
the combined staffs of the High School
[ magazine and of High I.ife, for the ex
tensive drive for subscriptions, which is
j made annually in G. H. S.
Subscriptions from the various ses
sion rooms came in rather slowly, except
in certain rooms. Miss Wheeler’s and
Miss Coleman’s (208 and 12) were the
first home rooms to secure 100 per cent.,
entitling the students therein to a pre
viously promised half-holiday. Rooms
1, (), 8, 103, 202, 204, 207, Bl, 106, and
201, announced 100 per cent, for their
respective rooms soon after this. Grad
ually the students awoke to their oppor
tunity and sent in subscriptions. How
ever, the whole school did not subscribe
as it did last year.
The editors had hoped to realize at
least $1,000 from subscriptions, but their
total proceeds only reached the $650
Many alumnae showed 100 per cent.
G. IT. S. spirit by subscribing.
REPORT MADE ON
Facts About Entrance Require
ments Made Public by the
“SCRUBBY” RIVES SHOWS
STUDENTS HOW TO YELL
On Thursday, October 8, a pep meet
ing was held and Mr. Earl (Scrubby)
Rives, former Cheer Leader at Carolina,
added still more pep to the already pep
py and enthusiastic G. H. S. students.
Many new yells were learned and the
response was more than satisfying.
Mr. Rives taught the students the cor
rect way to yell, thus producing more
noise than they had been making, and
avoiding a “Sore Throat.”
The purpose of this meeting was to
prepare the cheerers for the Greensboro-
Winston game Saturday, which will be
an outstanding game of the season.
The cheer leaders hope that the result
of the meeting will be manifested at the
OPENS YEAR AT M’lVER
Free Vocational Instruction Offered by
State and Federal Governments to
All Who Want Training.
Tuesday night, October 6, witnessed
the opening of a night-school at Mclver
School, for tradesmen desiring a better
knowledge of their trades. It is con
ducted by the state and federal govern
ments at no cost whatever to the stu
dents. Tuesday and Thursday nights
of each week, for ten weeks, will he
set aside for the school and an hour and
a half will be spent in study.
Courses in electricity, carpentry, blue
print, plumbing, heating, machine-shop,
sheet and metal, and painting and
stains have been outlined. Others will
be organized as they are needed. Robt.
N. Scott, principal of Mclver School, is
supervising and superintending the work.
Yes, Leaksville is doing nicely, and
rested well last night, thank you.
Ever since school started, and for sev
eral days before that time the credits
committee, headed by Miss Mitchell, has
been at work checking up the Seniors
for High School graduation and College
As soon as the work with the Seniors
has been completed conferences will be
held with the Juniors and others. How
ever, it may be of some help for the stu
dents to know certain facts about Col
lege Entrance Requirements, so they may
be sure of meeting them.
(1) Practically every college,, for
boys or girls, recjuircs Mathematics
through Plane Geometry. An engineer
ing course generally requires Solid Geom
etry as well.
(2) A single year of a foreign lan
guage is without value for college en
trance, with a few rare exceptions.
(3) If I.atin is offered, practically all
colleges require that it shall have been
completed through four books of Caesar.
(4) Most colleges require four years
of foreign language for entrance, either
four years of one language, or two j'ears
each of two languages. The most ac-
cejitable plan is four years of Latin
and two of modern language. The B.
A. course at the University of N. C. re
quires two foreign languages for en
It is by far the best plan for a stu
dent to have in mind from the time he
enters High Sciiool, ‘ the college and
course for which lie is jireiiaring. T’lien
his Higi) School credits may be planned
in such a way that he may not be em
barrassed, upon graduation, to find that
he is not eligible to enter the college
(Continued on page three)
G. H. S. STUDENTS
PROTECTED BY COPS
Officer Mullens Guides Pedestrians
Across Spring Street in Front of
Building Every Morning.
FOR CITY SCHOOLS
TO ATTMD FAIR
Many Features of Educational
Value as Well as Amuse
ments Were Shown.
Largest Number of High School Stu
dents Attended the Fair on Fri
day—Saturday Ranked Next.
Friday, October 2, the city schools of
Greensboro oberved the annual holiday
given so that the jiupils might attend
the Central Carolina Fair. Friday is us
ually set aside as School Day, when all
the school children of Guilford county
are admitted free.
This year there are many features of
educational value at tlie Fair and the
school officials believe that the students
have secured something of real benefit
as well as amusement from attending
it. Frank We.st’s Shows exhibited on
the double Midway, and offered a va
riety of clean, wholesome shows and
(Continued on page three)
PLANS FOR GREENSBORO
HIGH SCHOOL MAGAZINE
NOW NEAR COMPLETION
Rumor Circulating That it Will
Go Under the Name of
At the Opening of Every Bun
dle Faculty is Convulsed
Chief of Police Crutchfield thinks so
much of Greensboro High School’s
strapping young athletes that two weeks
ago he stationed oflicer Mullens at the
corner of Spring and Washington Streets
to take care of the traffic and escort the
students across the street in the morn
ing and at the close of school for the
day. “No parking” signs have also
been erected on the side of the street on
which the building is located.
Officer Mullens is on the job every
morning, rain or shine, with a smile on
his face to help the boj^s and girls start
the day right. He has found it neces
sary, in some cases like that of Weldon
Beacham coming around the corner in his
skeeter on two wheels in a burst of speed
to pick up some of the Freshmen from
the nursery and actually carry them
across the street.
The “no parking” signs were a great
necessity. While some little inconven
ience is caused by the lack of parking
space in the immediate vicinity of the
buildings, the “no parking” ordinance is
necessary on account of the narrowness
of the street and the congestion which
prevails at certain hours of the day.
Having cars parked all along the
“school side” of the street made it im
possible for persons wishing to cross
to the other side of the street to see
any car which might be passing or
rounding the corner. Last year sev
eral accidents resulted from cars being
parked on both sides of the street, but
with the cause now removed the stu
dents of Greensboro High School and
Spring Street Grammar School can
move around with a sense of security
heretofore unknown to them.
While no definite, announcement h;is
been made concerning tlje name and gen
eral plans for the makeup of the new
Greensboro High School magazine a ru- j
mor, emanating from reliable sources, i
that it is .to bear the title of “Home- |
S])un’’ has gained wide circulation about
the school. The new publication, which
has Mr. W. R. Wunsch, of the faculty,
as directing genius, will appear soon.
The rumor, in substance, is to the
following effect: On the cover will be
a sketch of a sjnnning wheel weaving out
the title “Homespun”. The editorial
department will be termed “The Warp
and Woof”, while the story section will
be headed “Yarns”.
Plans for the latest addition to the
literary life of the section, while seeming
ly rather indefinite as yet, are now being
worked out, and an announcement will
soon be made as to the name decided
upon and the general appearance and
makeup contemplated, it is understood.
A rather successful drive for subscrip
tions to the publication, in conjunction
with the “High Life” drive, was com
pleted during the last two weeks. The
editorial staff consists of Helen Felder,
Editor-in-Chief; Carlton Wilder, Asso
ciate Editor; Sammy Goode, Business
Manager; Bobby Wilson, Assisstant
Business Manager; Dorothy Lea, Ex
change Editor; Edmond Turner, Art Ed
itor; Fid. Mendenhall and Mack Moore,
Joke Editors; Mary Jane Wharton, Hel
en Toland, and Cecile Lindau, I.iterary
DURING FIRST MONTH
The attendance for the first school
month has been unusually good. The
following session rooms had a hundred
per cent, present on Wednesday, Sep
tember 30. All the rooms in barn B,
Session Rooms, 102, 106, 203, 208, 3, 4,
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 and 15.
It has been the custom for the past
year to award a half-holiday to each
session room that had 97 per cent, at
tendance and 100 per cent, on time. The
following were up to the standard: 203,
Miss Tillett; 2, Mr. Aycock; 8, Miss
Boyington; 11, Mr. Rowe; B6, Miss Le-
Roy; B4, Miss McAlister; 7 Miss Dry;
202, Miss Martin and room B8, Miss
During the dark evening time on Sep
tember 21, the high school teachers stole
silently through the W'oods with various
bundles of all sizes clasped in their arms.
Depositing them on the back steps of
the Phillips house hold, all but four
went around to the front of the house
and were received by a surprised Mr.
and Mrs. Phillips, who after a few words
of greeting ]iroceeded to show them
around their beautiful new bungalow in
Miss Coleman slipped back, and un
locked the rear door, admitting the four
who were left behind. They piled the
sink high with the mysterious bundles,
and then stole ’round the house to join
The kitchen was lost on the tour of
inspection and a more surprised or hap-
up couple was never seen than the
“lanky” principal and his wife.
Mrs. Phillips had little hysterics of de-
light, as she tore, with trembling fingers,
the wrappers from the packages, dis
closing dishpans, spoons, forks, knives,
kitchen ware, china-ware and articles for
the kitchen in general. There were 72
useful articles presented. At the open
ing of every bundle, the faculty was
thrown into an uproar by her witty
Then someone went for the “orange-
ice” and jraper cups, and all partook o.''
it, after which the teachers left with as-
little ceremony as They carnei
AS HEAD OF PHYSICS
To Study Law at Harvard—Is Suc
ceeded by Stanley Johnson, For
merly of Culowhee School.
Students of Greensboro High School
will regret to learn that Mr. J. A. At
kinson, who was a member of the physics
department, has been relieved of his
duties and been given an honorable dis
charge in order to study law at Harvard
Mr. Atkinson has always wanted to
study at Harvard but was not given
the o])portunity until a few days ago.
He is now in consultation with his father
who is very much interested in his study
Mr. Stanley Johnson, a graduate of
Wake F'orest and last year a member of
the faculty of Culowee Training School,.
Culowee, N. C., has been selected to fill
the vacancy made by Mr. Atkinson.
He w'ill assume his duties Monday.
CHEER LEADERS ARE
ELECTED BY STUDENTS
Finley Atkisson and Marguerite Har
rison Prove to Be Choice
of the School.
On September 24, it W'as announced
from official sources that Marguerite
Harrison and F”inley Atkisson had been
elected by a vote of the student body as
cheer leaders for the coming year.
The duties of the cheer leaders are to
lead the yells at all games and thus to
inspire “pep” in the players. This year
the cheer leaders will try to see to it
that all students who really want to see
the out-of-town games as well as those
at home wull be provided with transpor
tation. In this respect, students having
cars at their disposal and business men
in town have always been willing to do
their utmost. The position is one which
requires a great deal of ability along a
special line. Many an athletic victory
is due to the vast amount of moral force
produced by concerted cheering in the