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High life. volume (None) 192?-19??, November 20, 1925, Image 1

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fit 1&, llil ik it! Br ija IIEI p/ High IFE From the Gate City of the South and the Birth Place of 0. Henry VOLUME VI GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., NOVEMBER 20, 1925 NUMBER 5 Greensboro City Schools Pledge 100% to Stadium DONATES $679.71* Each Contribution Will Have Name on Permanent Record THE STADIUM TO COST $100,000 Will Serve a Long-felt Want In This Region—Will Prove An Advantage to Surrounding Territory. ♦ The Greensboro city schools sub scribed 100 per cent to the drive for the World War Memorial Stadium, it was announced Nov. 11. Early on the morning of Nov. 10 every G. H. S. stu dent had contributed. Out of the total enrollment of 3,660 for the entire city school system the donations amounted to $679.11. Of this amount the High School gave $176.70. Envelopes for contributions were dis tributed to the school pupils, Monday, Nov. 9. All were urged to contribute some small amount at least, for it was felt by the officials that the spirit of the donation was far more important than the size of the donation. The Memorial Stadium is scheduled to cost $100,000. It will serve a long- felt want in this region, as it will be the only stadium between Charlottes ville, Va., Nashville, Tenn., and Fort Benning, Ga., according to statements of stadium officials. It is expected to prove of great advantage both to Greensboro and a large surrounding re gion. Each person who contributed to the campaign will have his name on per manent record in the corner-stone and also in the memorial booklet. ‘JUST SUPPOSE’ What? Dramatic Club Play When? Friday, Dec. 4 Where?. -N. C. C. W. Auditorium The Hour? 8:00 P. M. Be There. -ib SPIRIT OF G. H. S. WINS nRST PLACE AT STJNT NIGHT “Les Costumes”, “Her Father’s Daughter”, “A Debate”, and “The Village Band” Good. OVER 500 Wi^CH STUNTS Organizations of School Present Stunts to Raise Funds for Junior- Senior Banquet—Cup A^varded. OCTOBER SCHOLARSHIP ECLIPSES ALL RECORDS OF PREVIOUS MONTHS Main Building Has 53 Honor Students New Building 44; Annex “B” 9. ‘HOMESPW MAKES FIRST APPEARANCE Motif of October Issue Is 0. Henry—Contents Is Divided Into Five Sections. The October issue of Homespun, which is the latest venture of G. H. S. in the publication field, appeared Tuesday, No vember 16. The initial number of the new magazine had been somewhat slow in reaching the hands of the students owing to delays in the printing. It is called the “O. Henry number.” The contents is divided into several sections whose names are derived from the title of the magazine itself. The first of these is known as “The Weave,” and is devoted exclusively to material developing the motif of the issue. “Col ors in the Weave” consists of a group of sketches dealing with the great short story writer. “The Thread” is a sec tion containing literary material con tributed by the students on various sub jects. The editorials are grouped under the title of “Warp and Woof”. The humorous section has been very aptly designated “’Tarns.” The material included is all very readable, and some is exceptionally good. For the first issue at any rate, it is safe to say that Homespun is quite a success. Many interesting {Continued on page three) DRAMATIC CLASS STARTS WORK ON “CHARM SCHOOL” October was a banner month in schol arship for G. IT. S. There were 106 on the honor roll. This is a splendid rec ord for a High School. Forty-four from the new building received stars, nine from Barn “B” and 53 from the main building. Those who received stars in the new building are; Alethea Sykes, Marion Geohagen, Robert Ballard, Henry Biggs, Harry Gump, Margaret Hack ney, Hazel Jenkins, Edgar Kuykendall, Kathleen Lashley, Mary Lyon Leak, Ruth Lewis, J. D. McNairy, Helen Shu- ford, Francis Sink, Carlton Wilder, Bill Byers, Clarence Cone, Margaret Blay lock, Dorothy Donnell, Sarah Ferguson, Ruth Ferree, Eugenia Isler, Sadie Sharp, Margaret Sockwell, Margaret Britton, Mary Leigh Causey, Doris Ho gan, Ellen Kelley, Katherine Nowell, Jewel Rainey, Mary Henri Robinson, Betty Turner, James Webb, Clyde Nor- cum, Rebeckah Lowe, Leura Lineberry, Ruth Laughlin, Daphne Hunt, John Nau, Margaret Kendrick, Ruth Long, Lizzie Adams Powers, Mary Bailey Williams, Lorraine Revels. The following from Barn “B” re ceived stars: Elizabeth Bray, Floyd Penn, Lewis Dicks, Dixon Thacker, Carl Jones, Henry Wieland, Harold Cone, Charles Rives, Elizabeth Boyst. Honor roll students from the main building are: Ed. Mendenhall, Marshall Campbell, Orden Goode, William Hor- ney, Paul Scurlock, David Swift, James Tidwell, Elizabeth Crews, Margaret Crews, Alice Dillard, Helen Felder, Dorothy Lea, Cecile Lindau, Mary Lyon, Inez Murray, Mary Price, Carolyn Sim mons, Kate Stewart, Elizabeth Um- berger, Hayward Gathens, Edna Mor gan, Pauline Medearis, Ben Kendrick, P. B. Whittington, Elizabeth Campbell, Margaret Ferguson, Frances Johnson, Glen Boyd McLeod, Marguerite Mason, Hilda Smith, Helen Stockard, Mary Mc- Cullum, Claudia Murdock, Margaret G. Stockton, Nell Thurman, Bob Caveness, Beverly Moore, Ruth Abbott, Bernice Apple, Betty Brown, Evelyn Rives, Ma ry Lyon Carlson, Mary Elizabeth King, Sara Mendenhall, Phyllis Penn, Mathil da Ptobinson, Cynthia ’Vaughn, Mary Jane Wharton, Myra Wilkinson, Ruth Simpson, Myrtle Gillis. The class in dramatics has begun work on “The Charm School” as a class pro ject, it was announced recently hy Mr. AV. R. Wunsch, faculty head of drama tics. The play, which is a delightful drama of young college life, may be given the week before the Christmas holidays. Louise McCulloch has been selected to fill the leading feminine role; “Bun ny” Wimbish will play opposite her. The complete cast will he announced later. Friday, November 13, 1925, many .school organizations presented stunts at the Junior Stunt Night held in the High School Auditorium at eight o’clock for the purpose of making money for the Junior-Senior banquet. The auditorium was packed to capacity there being over 500 people present. Again and again the large crowd broke forth in storms of applause as the cleverly worked-out stunts were presented. The entire program was as follows: Welcome to Our Stunt Night—Semes ter Six. “Les Costumes” (Composed and di rected by Helen Felder)—French Club. “Writing Magic”—Hiking Club. A bit of Charm from “The Charm School”—Dramatic Club. The Spirit of G. H. S. (Composed and directed by Margaret Ferguson of High Life staffa—High Life Staff. Her Father’s Daughter—^Girls Glee Club. Mock Wedding—Commercial Club. A Radio Club—Boy’s Glee Club. The Supreme Sacrifice—Girls’ Coun cil. On the Styx—Latin Club. A Debate—Debating Club. Making ’Em Over—Girls’ Athletic Council. The A'^illage Band—G. IT. S. Band. A cup was given to the High Life staff for presenting the best stunt which was “The Spirit of G. H. S.” Judges in the contest were: Mrs. C. T. Lips comb, S. M. Bumpas, and Mrs. K. M. Brim. “Les Costumes”, “A Radio Club”, “Her Father’s Daughter”, “A Debate”, (Continued on page three) IDEALS SET FORTH BY TORCHLIGHTERS Scholarship, Leadership, Char acter, and Service Are Dis cussed in Chapel Talks. Monday, Nov. 16, the Torchlight So ciety had charge of the chapel program, since that week was National Education Week and scholarship is one of its fore most principles. Sammy Goode told what the Torch light Society is and what it stands for. It is a member of the National Honor Society, Greensboro High School being the fifth school in the county to get a charter. The four principles of the or ganization are scholarship, leadership, character and service. “There is a crying need in the High School for study. We all have a mission in this world and it is our duty to pre pare ourselves for it,” Flelen Felder told the student body. The third principle, character, on which the organization was based was discussed by Glenn Boyd McLeod. “The four requirements of a good character are: moral character, scholarship, de pendability, and spirituality.” John Thornton explained the ways (Continued on page five) BOARD IS IN FAVOR OF SENIOR PLAN FOR G. H. S. ANNUAL ^ No Future Graduating Class May Depart from Present Plan Without Consent. NEW PLAN REDUCES COST Decides to Hold Graduation Exercises At Mid-Term for Members of Present Semester Eight. JEAN McAllister is INJURED IN COLLISION Miss Jean McAllister, civics instruc tor in Greensboro High, suffered a broken nose in a collision between her Dodge coupe, and a touring car driven by Earl Jennings, 428 Prescott Street, about 4:00 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 11. Three occupants of the other car were injured, one seriously. According to witnesses, Mr. Jennings was entirely to blame for the accident, as he swerved his car to the left side of the street, crashing into the coupe. Both cars were rather hadly damaged. TROOP TWENTY WINS FIRST PLACE IN RALLY Is Awarded Silver Loving Cup—Bap tist Troop Under Casper Captures Second Place and Gets Tent. Before an audience of over two hun dred people Troop twenty, of the Park Place Methodist Church, captured first place in the Fall Rally of the Boy Scouts, held at Caldwell School, Satur day, November 7. There were 118 scouts present, representing nine troops. The rally was conducted under the su pervision of Claude Humphreys, execu tive of the Greensboro Council. A silver loving cup was presented to the Methodist troop which won first place in: dressing relay and signalling relay; second place, attendance, knot tying, fireman’s drag relay, and potato relay. Troop 5, under the leadership of F. R. Casper, took second place and was awarded a pup tent. An Ameri can Flag was awarded to troop 19 which won third place. {Continued on page three) MISS GILLIS UNDERGOES OPERATION AT ST. LEO’S On Wednesday, Nov. 18, ll^iss Betty Gillis member of the English Depart ment, underwent an operation for ap pendicitis at St. Leo’s Hospital. The operation was successful and she is now improving. However, she does not expect to be back in school before the first of December. Miss Gillis is from De Funiak Springs, Florida. SCOUTS DEMONSTRATE V.ARIOUS PHASES OF WORK FOR P. T. A. Executive Talks on Aim and Purpose of Scouting—G. H. S. Orchestra Performs. The High School parents and teachers enjoyed a program conducted by the Boy Scouts of Greensboro at the Asso ciation’s regular monthly meeting, No vember 4, 1925, held in the High School Auditorium. This iirogram demonstrat ed practically every phase of Scouting. Bandaging, one of the foremost essen tials of first aid, was thoroughly cov ered. Two boys made fires with amaz ing rapidity, one with flint and steel and the other with friction. All of the sev en scouts joined in a signaling drill. To show the physical phase of scout work, three types of pyramids were built. The songs, which closed the program, were the main feature as expressed by some of the audience. Claude Humphreys, the Greensboro Council Executive, in a brief talk be fore the assembly, told the aims and purpose of Scouting. “Everything in Scouting”, declared the speaker, “goes to make wholesome, virile manhood. It stimulates the men tal, moral, and physical aspects of a boy’s life.” Mr. Humphreys closed his talk by quoting the following selection which won the cup awarded by the Com munity Chest Organization: “Scouting safeguards your boy by proper compan ionship, guides him by adult leadership, (Continued on page five) Tuesday night, Nov. 10, the School Board met to discuss several questions concerning the Fligh School. In a letter to the School Board Mr. Phillips explained the policy the class of ’26 had adopted. It consists of cut ting the price of an annual from $2,400 to about $1,000, making the cost per individual Senior about $2.00. He told the board that he did not think it would be fair to this year’s class if next year the class would go back to having an expensive annual. The School Board liked the stand the seniors had taken and assured Mr. Phillips of official back ing in this matter if it should come up again. The Board made the resolution that before a change could be made in the present policy the matter would have to be brought before them. The second important matter dis cussed was that of mid-year gradua tion. The Board decided definitely that there would always be mid-year gradua tion and they are already at work se lecting the minister and the speaker for the night. HIGH SCHOOL BOYS ENTERTAIN ROTARIANS Make Interesting Talks At Weekly Meeting of Rotary Club—Cate and Dickieson Render Violin Duet. THE HIGH LIFE STAFF ADDS NEW MEMBERS The High Life staff has added four new members to its corps, Weldon Beacham, Louis Brooks, Hilda Smith, and Elizabeth Campbell. Louis Brooks is the representative from the Freshman class and comes to us from Aycock School where he was an Editor of Aycock-a-Doodle-Do. Wel don Beacham, Elizabeth Campbell and Hilda Smith are typists, elected as a result of the resignation of Pauline Me dearis, Annie Younts and Cordia Dur ham. “The new typists have done an excel lent piece of work toward getting out this issue and have been quite an aid to the editors,” stated the editor-in- chief today. Four Lligh School boys entertained the members of the Rotary Club at their regular weekly meeting in their club room on the seventeenth floor of the Jef ferson Standard, Tuesday, November 10. Mr. C. W. Phillips introduced the boys who made interesting talks on topics of school lifq. P. B. Whittington, president of the Student Council, gave a brief review of the school activities and the purpose of the Council. “If G. H. S. rates first with the equipment that we have”, said the speaker, “what could it accom plish if we had better equipment?” Willard Watson, captain of the foot ball team, talked on the athletic phase of school life. He presented the need of more equipment and urged the men to help build a place in which athletic contests might be held. John Mebane gave a summary of the benefits derived from Scouting and the urging need for leadership. “Years ago”, he declared, “boys had no outlet for their surplus energy; today we have the Boy Scouts of America.” Clarence Scott asked the co-operation of the members of the club in the secur ing of a new Y. M. C. A. He gave the relation of the Y. M. C. A. to the High School. George Dickieson and Arlindo Catex, accompanied by Mary Elizabeth King at the piano, gave a violin duet. Mr. Phillips explained that the boys received most of their musical training in school. MISS MARTIN PLANS THANKSGIVING PROGRAM Just proceeding the Thanksgiving hol idays, which begin on Thursday and will continue until Monday, a Thanks giving program will be given in chapel. This program has been planned by Miss Martin, with the assistance of Miss An derson and Miss Reynolds. The music will be furnished by Mr. Gildersleve, {Continued on page three)

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