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GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., DECEMBER i, 1925
G. H. S. Carries Out Spirit of
Thanksgiving in Program
“Smoke Rises” Given Under the
Direction of Miss Anderson.
miller and PHIPPS SING
Render Twenty-third Psalm and Kip
ling’s “Recessional” Accompanied
by Miss Elizabeth Causey.
The spirit of Thanksgiving was effec
tively carried out by the chapel program
on Tuesday and Wednesday, November
24 and 25. A play entitled, “The Smoke
Rises,” was presented under the direc
tion of Miss Anderson.
As the curtain rose, groups of Indi
ans, seated around their camp fire, were
giving thanks for the blessings of the
year. While dancing and making merry,
two Pilgrims came to welcome them to
the newcomers’ Thanksgiving on the fol
lowing day. The Indians accepted but
asked the Pilgrims to remain and they
would show them their future as told by
the smoke. As each puff of smoke rose
the Indians saw the white man’s fu
ture as joy and sorrow with wars, death,
and sickness. And then down the cen
turies, 300 years, they saw the school
boys and girls of today.
The main characters in the play were:
Harry Gump, Indian chief; Robert Bal
lard and Chester Arnold, Indians; James
Stidham and Charlie Reeves, Pilgrims.
On Tuesday Grady Miller, accompan
ied by Miss Elizabeth Causey, sang the
M’ednesday Mr. Fred E. Phijrps sang
Kipling’s “Recessional.” For the scrip
ture Miss Reynolds read the 100th Psalm.
DRIVE FOR YEAR BOOK
Over 500 Subscriptions Secured—Pub
lication to Cost Only Fifty
Cents This Year.
N. C. C. W. Auditorium
Tonight 8 P.M.
A history of the romantic ad
ventures of Edward Windsor,
Prince of M’ales, on a recent visit
to Virginia in disguise.
George Chester Pete Wyrick
Linda I.ee Stafford _ P/ii/Z/is Penn
Mrs. Carter Stafford Betty Brown
Kingsley Stafford ...Marvin Iseley
Sir Calvertin Shipley
Karnaby Clarence Scott
Hannibal Beverly Moore
Admissiox: 50c and 75c
AT HIGH SCHOOL
Famous Sleight-of Hand Per
former Gives Show for
Benefit of Juniors.
MANY MYSTICAL TRICKS
Pulls Alarm Clocks, Yards of Cloth
and a Rabbit Out of a Seem
ingly Empty Hat.
Y. M. C. A. DRIVE IS
POSTPONED TO OCT.
Building Will Be Under Con
struction When the Cam
paign Is Launched.
The senior class sponsored a drive
for the purpose of securing subscriptions
to the Senior Year Book, Friday, No
vember 20. About 500 have subscribed
to the volume which is published by the
This year instead of having an annual,
coming out at the end of the term, as
heretofore, the Seniors are launching a
])recedent in having a book which will
come out twice a year, one issue at each
of the Senior graduations. This book
which is to be slightly smaller in size
than the annual, will have practically the
same contents, with the exception of
some of the club and group pictures. It
will cost the student only fifty cents.
Twenty-five cents is paid with the sub
scriptions and the remainder upon pre
sentation of the book.
Much work has been put into the
making of the Year Book and the Sen
iors express the opinion that this will
he even a greater success than the an
The directors of the Y. M. C. A. met
Tuesday night, November 17, and de
cided to confer with the architects in
view of re-opening the bids and starting
construction of the new building in Jan
Decision was reached to postpone the
campaign for )|;i50,000, which had been
planned to start in January, and instead
to conduct it in October of 1926. This
plan is subject to the approval of the
capital accounts committee. However,
their approval is expected. The build
ing is expected to be far advanced in
construction when the campaign is start
ed in October. Generous response is
exirected to the call for funds.
The future is the thing for which the
committee has planned and the building
is exjrected to take care of the expan
sion of the city for several years. The
directors are against any backward step
and declared a building adequate to the
needs of Greensboro should be con
The proposed building will be five
stories high and the lower floor will be
finished in Indiana limestone. This lime
stone will be used around the windows
over all the structure and as general
trimming. Brick will be used in plain
portions of the building.
The offices and social rooms for boys
and men will be on the first floor; an
exercise room and a swimming pool
which will be larger than the one in the
old building will also be here. Three
public entrances wdll be available, two
from Market and one from Spring street.
(Continued on page five)
Wallace the Magician entertained an
audience of approximately 200 persons
in the High School Auditorium Wednes
day night, November 25, wdth a per
formance of the arts of legerdemain and
ventriloquism. Mr. Wallace is one of
the most wddely knowm magicians ever
to api^ear in Greensboro.
The sleight of hand artist astounded
the assembly by picking money out of
thin air, by pulling alarm clocks, yards
of cloth and a rabbit out of a seemingly
empty hat, and many more mysterious
feats of black magic. He also drew
some unique and clever cartoons, such
as an apparent drawdng of a cat’s head
which, when reversed, became a perfect
facsimile of a bull dog’s countenance.
Some $20 profit wms realized from the
sale of tickets after all expenses were
paid. This will go with the fund being-
raised for the fall semester Junior-Sen
MEMBERS OF HI-Y CLUB
INTRODUCED IN CHAPEL
Hi-Y Club Stands for Clean Living,
Clean Speech, Clean Athletics, Clean
Scholarship and Contagious
WILL BE LAUNCHED
IN CITY SCHOOLS
Banking- System to Be Handled
in Session Rooms Through
American Exchange Na
SAVING HABIT IS URGED
Plan Conducted Under the Auspices of
the Educational Thrift Society
by W. W. Stout.
SUCCESS AS COACH
New Football Mentor Was
Guard on University Team
for Three Years.
FEATURES HIGH LIFE
The Christmas issue of High Life
will be a combination of the regular
paper and a literary section. This will
give the High Life staff a chance to
show what literary talent it possesses.
The first section will contain only news
and sports. The second, to be headed
“Christmas in Greensboro,” will have
any literary work pertaining to Christ
mas, such as poems, sketches, feature ar
ticles, short stories, editorials, verse,
songs, or any local Christmas happen
ing. Everyone in the school is heartily
invited to contribute any kind of ma
terial pertaining to Christmas.
STUDENTS WILL EDIT
THEIR OWN MAGAZINES
The members of the Creative English
class are planning to make individual
magazines a part of their work this
semester, Mr. Wunsch announced re
cently. Each student is saving the best
of the material he has written to form
part of his magazine. The collections
of poems, essays, short stories, and one-
act plays will be patterned somewhat
like Homespun, having motif and the
like. Individual work, however, is urged
so that each magazine will be the edi
tor-in-chief’s own handiwork. The name
for each volume and the departments
in each volume will be selected by the
The Chapel Program Monday was giv
en over to the Hi-Y Club of G. H. S.
Mr. Phillips who has worked with this
club for three years introduced the mem
bers. The principal stated that he hoped
each boy had enjoyed his membership
as much as he had.
Paul Scurlock presided. Marvin Ise-
ly, wlio represented the club at the Y.
M. C. A. conference at Salisbury gave a
brief account of its meeting. John Me-
bane representative from the Presby
terian Boy’s Club was chosen as one of
the representatives from that district
for the World Conference. The speak
er declared that the conference was not
for “goody-goody’s” or “sissys” or to
discuss their Sunday school lesson, but
to decide the important problems that
the boys faced.
Mr. Coletrane gave a short address on
the five C’s that the club stands for:
clean living, clean speech, clean athlet
ics, clean scholarship, and contagious
Of course, the boys, can’t be perfect
in all these things but it is the aim of
this organization to come as near car
rying out their principles as possible.
The election of new members ivas ex
plained by Paul Scurlock and also the
plans for a Sophomore-Junior Hi-Y
preparatory to the Senior club.
Many close followers of Greensboro
High School football fortunes declare
that this year’s team ranks high above
any of recent seasons. They attribute
much of the Purple Whirlwind’s success
to Coach C. C. Fordham, wno is serving
his first year as a football mentor.
Mr. Ford'.iam is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. C. Fordham, Sr., who reside at
1043 West Market street, Luis city. He
lives at 307 North Edgeworth street.
Graduating from G. H. S. in 1921,
Mr. B'ordham entered the University of
North Carolina, where he ranked high
both scholastically and athletically. He
starred at guard on the varsity for tlirce
years. Immediately after his gradua
tion from the University last spring, the
Greensboro school authorities attempted
to persuade him to come to G. H. S this
fall as chemistry instructor and football
coach, and their attempts met with suc-
A campaign is to be instituted in the
city schools to encourage thrift among
the students. A system of banking has
been approved by authorities whereby
every pupil may deposit any amount of
money, however small. This plan is
conducted through the American Ex
change National Bank by the Educa
tional Thrift Society of New York. The
deposits are to be made by the students
every Tuesday through the session room
teacher. From there the money is to
be sent to the office and then to the bank.
December 8 has been set for the initial
In explaining the plan to the students,
Tuesday, December 1, Mr. Walter W.
Stout of New York, said: “It is not so
much the amount that counts as the habit
of saving thus formed. If you start
saving just a little each week you will
be surprised at the results at the end
of the year.”
He said that over 3,000 schools have
adopted this plan and found it very suc
cessful. Fie urged every student to start
“When you have gone 100 per cent I
will take a picture of the high scliool
(Continued on page five)
This year, Greensboro High
School will be given seventeen
days for the Christmas holidays,
beginning on December 18, and
extending through January 4.
Several of the pupils have re
sented this prolongation of the
period which has hitherto been
four days shorter, and a petition
is being drawn up by indignant
students to have the holiday
shortened to fourteen days, or
SURPASSES FIRST ISSUE
KOCH HAS CONSENTED
TO READ CAROLS HERE
Dramatic Club Brings Director of
Carolina Playmakers to Greens
boro—Will Give Free En
tertainment Dec. 3.
The second issue of Homespun was
placed in the hands of the students No
vember 24. This is entitled the Thanks
In “The Weave” there are many arti
cles relating to the origin of Thanks
giving and its significance. This section
is prefaced by a skillful drawing in black
and white by Edmund Turner, entitled
“The Birthplace of Thanksgiving.”
“Colors in the Weave” is filled with
short articles relating to the Thanksgiv
ing dinner. “The Blessing,” by Glenn
Holder, and “The Turkey,” by Carlton
Wilder, are especially good. The edi
torial section termed “Warp and Woof”
contains an excellent editorial on Thanks
giving and also one on High Life.
Three short stories, two poems, and
an article, “My Autograiih Collection,”
by Henry Goodwin, make up “Silk
Threads.” This is the best material in
the magazine. “Patterns,” book reviews,
and “Yarns,” the humorous section, com
plete the book.
The issue surpasses the first in many
respects. It is better arranged, and the
material is more interestingly written.
Professor F. H. Koch, Director of
Carolina Playmakers, has consented to
read the Christmas Carols for Greens
boro people, Wednesday, December 13.
Professor Koch is from Dakota where
he established the Dakota Playmakers.
In 1918 he came to North Carolina at
the request of U. N. C. officials. With
only a small group of boys and girls
to work with, he established the Caro
lina Playmakers and has accomplished
such wonderful work with them that he
is famous the country over. He has
published two books of plays. His stu
dents have iiublished a volume.
The place for the performance, which
will be free to all friends, teachers and
parents of Dramatic club, has not yet
been decided definitely, but will prob
ably be in the Odell Memorial building.
LELAND HOLT FATALLY
INJURED NEAR LIBERTY
Dorothy Dillon has returned from a
motor trip to Washington, D. C., to visit
her father who underwent an operation
there some time ago.
Leland M. Holt, son of R. M. Holt
and former student of the Greensboro
High School, died at the St. Leo’s hos
pital Friday afternoon as a result of
a bullet wound received while hunting.
The accident occurred near Liberty when
a bullet from the gun of T. R. Wall,
Jr., son of a Greensboro attorney, en
tered the back of the neck and came out
Leland attended the High School dur
ing the year of 1923-24. Later he at
tended the Pomona High School, where
he was to have graduated this year.
Funeral services were conducted from
the Centenary Methodist church, Sun
day afternoon, at 2:30. Interment fol
lowed in the Green Hill cemetery.