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High life. volume (None) 192?-19??, November 06, 1925, Image 1

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r EDUCATION WEEK High Life HSi- From the Gate City of the South and the Birth Place of O. Henry VOLUME VI GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., NOVEMBER 6, 1925 NUMBER 4 TEACHERS ATTEND DISTRICT MEETING AT N. C. COLLEGE City Schools Have Holiday So That Faculty May Attend Sessions T. H. CASH MADE PRESIDENT 5«- Foust, Highsmith, Heatwole, Crawford, Steckel, and Fleming Speak—Im portant Educational Topics Friday, October 20, was a holiday in the city schools in order that the teach ers might attend the third annual meet ing of the northwestern division of the North Carolina Educational Association at the N. C. College Friday and Satur day, 30 and 31. The first general meeting opened at the N. C. C. W. College auditorium Fri day at 1 P. M., with 1,000 teachers pres ent from 15 counties. Dr. Julius I. Foust, President of N. C. C. W., deliver ed the address of welcome, followed by C. J. Heatwole, executive secretary of Virginia State Teachers Association, who spoke on “Some Vicious Educational Myths.” The increasing expense of schools, the neglecting of the fundamen tals, and the practice of Godlessness are the myths which the speaker proved were not to be believed. He determined (Continued on page six) STAMEY ADDRESSES NEWS WRITING CLASS ON GOOD REPORTING CHAPEL PROGRAMS November 9, 10, 11—Armistice Day Program in Charge of Miss Summerell. November 12, Boy’s Day. November 16, 17, 18, Education al Week Program under direction of Miss Tillett. November 19, Girl’s Day, Dr. Anna M. Gove, of N. C. C. W., tentative. November 23, 24, 25, Thanks giving Day. Program under Miss es Martin, Anderson, and Rey nolds. STUDENTS HEAR OF‘mEETER”TRIP Impressions of Trip Given By Davant and Burroughs— Both Realize Value Money Everywhere There Are People There Are Stories, He Says —Good Reporters Needed. Monday afternoon, at the eighth per iod, A. W. Stamey addressed the News- Writing class of Greensboro High School in Room' 12. He gave as the essentials of a good reporter; accuracy in small things, keen observation, systematic gath ering of material, “juggling” a story, simplicity, dignity and clearness of words and hard work. “A good news story is a story containing not a single word not needed and not omitting a single word needed”, Mr. Stamey said. Vulgarisms, trite expressions, limited vocabulary, and lack of synonyms were some of the things against which he warned the young editors. Mr. Stamey in offering remedies for these mistakes (Continued on page six) WUNSCH ANNOUNCES PLAY TO BE POSTPONED At the chapel assemblies on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, October 24, 25, and 26, Edward Davant and Dick Bur roughs, students of the High School, spoke on their trip to California which they took during the past summer with Austin Comer and Clarence Phoenix. Edward told of the trip as far as Salt Lake City, Utah. He related how the four boys had left on the morning of July 2 in a Ford “skeeter” with fifty dollars each. Richmond was reached the first night; Washington the next. There they spent the Fourth of July. After visiting places of interest there they moved on through Maryland into Pitts burgh, Cleveland, Toledo, and thence to Detroit, where they toured the Ford plant. From Pittsburgh the boys moved on through Chicago and out to Lake Park where for the first time their money gave out. There they secured jobs, working ten hours a day shocking oats and re ceiving two dollars and a half a day and board. (Continued on page six) G,H.S. ORCHESTRA GIVES ITS INITIAL MUSICAL PROGRAM Plans Made For Education Week, November 16-22 Handles Difficult Pieces Very Creditably—Program Thor oughly Enjoyed ED DAVANT MAKES TALK Gives Humorous Account of the Trip That He and Other Boys Took to California. The G. H. S. Orchestra entertained the Sophomore assembly in chapel, Tuesday, Oct. 27, with a program that was enthu siastically received by the audience. The first number played was “March Romaine” followed by a selection from “The Bohemian Girl.” Next came the popular skit, “I want to Be Happy,” which drew from the audience a demand for an encore. As the final selection the orchestra played the very difficult “Over ture from Raymond,” which even the greatest of orchestras find hard to ren der skillfully. In the opinion of the audience at least, it seemed as if the G. H. S. orchestra had handled the piece very creditably. Following the orchestra’s program Ed ward Davant talked to the assembly on the trip to the Pacific coast from which he and several other Greensboro boys have just returned. FACULTY HONORED AT GREENSBORO COUNTRY CLUB WITH PARTY i^ll' nil ini MM Mil— — Mll^—IIM^—Mil —MM —Mll-^ •ll*|« i f TORCHLIGHT SOCIETY i 1 i Old Members 1 I j Helen Felder Dorothy Lea 1 i Mary Lyon Margaret Hood \ Marshall Campbell Paul Scurlock I I New Members I i Elizabeth Crews Weldon Beacham T Orden Goode Glenn Holder 1 ! Glenn Boyd McLeod John Thornton 1 1 Margaret Ferguson Hilda Smith 1 i P. B. Whittington Kate Stewart r JIM——Mil HM Mil IIM MM — — Mil MM IIM —MM MM 'M»|« AIM THREE-FOLD Days Set Aside For Discussion of Many Patriotic Questions PROGRAM ARRANGED FOR G. H. S. Torch Light Society Will Discuss Prin ciples of Scholarship, Character, Service and Leadership. TORCH LIGHTERS ELECT OFFICERS Members Chosen On Four Qual ities—Scholarship, Charac ter, Service and Leadership Mrs, C. C. Fordham, Jr., Wins Prize For the Highest STADIUM DRIVE WILL BE PUT ON HERE NOV. 9-12 Cone Has Donated Land—To Be Erect ed In Honor of Soldiers Who Fought in World War. Bridge Score. W. R. Wunsch, faculty head of dra matics, announces that the play “Just Suppose” scheduled for Nov. 20, has been postponed until some time in December. The exact date will be announced later. Several members of the cast are sick, holding up progress on the play. Phyllis Penn, playing the part of “Virginia Belle,” the feminine lead, has just re turned to school after being out two weeks with a severe case of tonsilitis. Harvey “Pete” Wyrick, taking the mas culine lead, as the Prince of Wales, has missed a good many practices on ac count of his going out for football and being laid up with a bad cold. The Prince has received his monocle, ordered some time ago, and, according to members of the cast, presents a truly royal appear ance as he struts across the stage, su perciliously staring through its single lens. The part of Lord Kannaby, left va cant by the resignation of James Peter son, is to be filled by Clarence Scott. Regular practices are held three nights a week. The dramatic class has begun work at the regular class period on a play of its own. This play. The Charm School, will also be presented in December. Nov. 9-12 has been set aside in Greens boro for a drive to secure funds to erect a magnificent stadium commemorating the patriotism of the soldiers who fought and fell in the World War. The project is under the direction of the civic clubs. Each was promised 100% whole-hearted support. According to Mayor E. B. Jeffries, the land for the stadium has already been donated by the Cone interests and a committee has been authorized by the state legislature to carry out the pro ject. Authorities are optimistic in re gard to the drive, feeling that the city will contribute enthusiastically to the scheme. Plans were completed at a luncheon in the Jefferson Cafe Friday, October 23. It is estimated that the stadium will cost around $1,000,000. The Parent-Teacher Association of Greensboro High School entertained the faculty with a combination bridge and rook party on Thursday, October 22, from eight to twelve o’clock at the Greensboro Countrj^ Club. There were about fifteen tables, over fifty persons attending. The parents, under the direction of the president of the association Mrs. A. B. High, acted as hostess. The teach ers were motored out in the parent’s cars. During the evening delightful re freshments were served: chicken salad garnished with pickles, coffee, and orange ice with cake. Afterward salted nuts and mints were placed on every table. Highest score prizes were offered in both bridge and Rook. Mrs. C. C. Fordham, Jr. received the prize for the highest bridge score, while Mrs. C. W. Philips took the Rook honors. Two men’s prizes were also awarded. At the initial meeting of the Torch IJght Society October 15, 1925 ofiicers were elected for the coming year as follows: President, Margaret Flood; Vice President, Marshall Campbell; Secretary-treasurer, Paul Schurlock; High Life reporter, Paul Schurlock. The meeting took the form of a round table discussion in which the members with the aid of Miss Laura Tillet, the faculty advisor, made plans for the year’s work. The Torch Light Society is a Junior order of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, in high schools. The members are elected e"ch vear bv the Senior Clas^’. It is composed of fifteen per cent of the ipiper one fourth (in scholarship) of the seventh and eighth semesters. The members are chosen on the four qualities of Scholarship, Character, Service, and I.eadership. Its purpose is to stimu late scholarship and to recognize those who have attained it. November 16 to 22 has been set aside this year by the Bureau of Education as National Education Week. A pro gram for the week has been suggested as follows: Monday, Constitution Day; Tuesday, Patriotism Day; Wednesday, School and Teacher Day; Tlmrsday, Conservation and Thrift Day; Friday, Know Your Scliool Day; Saturday, Com munity and Health Day; and Sunday, For God and Country Day. The purpose of this week is to ac quaint the people with the pressing problems of the day to bring before the students the purposes and meanings of education and to make everyone realize the necssity of an education. Miss Laura Tillett and the members of the Torch Light Society have planned a series of chapel programs for the high school in which they hope to bring before the students the qualities and principles of character, leadership, {Continued on page three) SCOUT WORK FEATURES MON. CHAPEL PROGRAM SONGS MAKE “REAL” HIT Torch Light Society and Orches tra Also Share in Program’s Success; Candles Awarded NEW BANKING SYSTEM TO BE IN HIGH SCHOOL Authorities Hope New Plan May Be Installed By the First of December. U. S. NAVY BAND REN DERS PROGRAM HERE MISS WINIFRED BECKWITH RESIGNS HER POSITION On Oct. 22, Miss Winifred Beckwith popular member of the English faculty of the High School was called to her home in Rosemary, N. C., on account of the illness of her mother, who was stricken with paralysis. Her mother’s condition is very serious and at a stand still. Feeling it her duty to take care of her mother. Miss Beckwith resigned her po sition as teacher in order that she might be at home. The vacancy in the High School faculty has not yet been filled. Saturday, October 24, the United States Navy band gave two concerts at the Grand threatre, under the auspi ces of the local civic clubs, and for the benefit of the “Doughboys’ stadium fund.” . The afternoon performance was cut short and limited to about six selec tions because of the band’s being de layed by a wreck on the way to Greens boro. Scheduled to play at three o’ clock, the program did not get well un der way until about five. A few of the players, however, were on hand to give a preliminary performance at about four-thirty. The members of the orchestra showed their regret for being delayed by con ducting themselves in a rather informal manner which pleased the audience. Be- (Continued on page six) During the first part of December the school authorities plan to install in Greensboro High School a system of school savings which has proven success ful all over the country. This system, known as the National School Savings System, is used in nearly 70 per cent, of all schools in which a plan of stu dent savings is in operation. In this system the students make their deposits, which are entered in a regu lation pass book, such as is used in all banks, and receive the usual rate of interest on them. It is far superior to the system previously tried in the Greensboro Public Schools, and the school officials express themselves as being confident this system will do much to promote thrift among the students. * ^ LAUREL PARK ESTATES ENTERTAINS TEACHERS The Laurel Park Estate Inc., enter tained the teachers of the Greensboro Public Schools on the top floor of the Jefferson Standard Building, Wednes day, October 7, 1925, with a delightful banquet. During the evening an excellent meal was served. Several persons made speeches in which they told of the Beau ties of Western North Carolina. Every teacher was urged to go on the week end trip to the Laurel Parks out from Hendersonville. The Boy Scouts gave a demonstration of scouting activities in chapel, Nov. 2. Dick Douglas blew “To the Colors” as tlie Scouts, each with an American flag, marched down the aisles. After the boys formed into a semicircle on the stage, the assembly gave the “Pledge of Allegiance” to the flag. All boys who were ever Scouts were asked to rise and give the “Oath.” John Betts and Sammy Goode gave a demonstration of bandaging, using prac tically every bandage possible. The pa tient was Dick Douglas. Two chami)ion fire builders, started fires v/ith amazing alacrity. Harry Murray made fire by friction and Henry (Continued on page three) EARL HOWELL OF ROOM SEVEN DIES AT ST. LEO’S At 2:30 A, M. F'riday, October 30, Earl Howell, aged 16, member of Sem ester 9B, Session Room 7, died at St. Leo’s hospital from the effects of an operation. He is survived by his fath er, W. C. Howell, of 912 Union Street, his mother, and two brothers and a sis ter. Born in Marion, N. C., July 26, 1908, he came to Greensboro several years ago, and has made his home here since. About six years ago he became a mem ber of the First Baptist Church. Rev. P. D. Mangum, pastor of the First Bap tist church of Marion, conducted the funeral services, held at Oak Grove cemetery at 2:30 P. M. October 31. Pall bearers were Edward Chambers and Thomas Griffin, of Greensboro, and Paul Steff, John Davis, Robert Hoover, Gorman Ledbetter, and Jack Stuart, of Marion. As editor of the school paper of Mc- Iver school during the year of 1924-25, Earl Howell rendered faithful service. As a student at Central High he has made a good record.

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