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High life. volume (None) 192?-19??, December 04, 1925, Image 1

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I I FI High Life From the Gate City of the South and the Birth Place of 0. Henry VOLUME VI GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., DECEMBER i, 1925 NUMBER 6 G. H. S. Carries Out Spirit of Thanksgiving in Program PRESENT PLAY >1,- “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 23rd Psalm. M’ednesday Mr. Fred E. Phijrps sang Kipling’s “Recessional.” For the scrip ture Miss Reynolds read the 100th Psalm. SENIORS SPONSOR DRIVE FOR YEAR BOOK Over 500 Subscriptions Secured—Pub lication to Cost Only Fifty Cents This Year. -If “JUST SUPPOSE” 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. Who's Who 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 Vernon Patterson Karnaby Clarence Scott Hannibal Beverly Moore Montgomery Warren John Gillespie Admissiox: 50c and 75c WALLACE GIVES ENTERTAINMENT 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. f- 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 Senior Class. 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 nual. 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 uary. 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 structed. 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 ior banquet. MEMBERS OF HI-Y CLUB INTRODUCED IN CHAPEL Hi-Y Club Stands for Clean Living, Clean Speech, Clean Athletics, Clean Scholarship and Contagious Christian Character. THRIFT CAMPAIGN WILL BE LAUNCHED IN CITY SCHOOLS Banking- System to Be Handled in Session Rooms Through American Exchange Na tional Bank. SAVING HABIT IS URGED Plan Conducted Under the Auspices of the Educational Thrift Society by W. W. Stout. OUR COACFI FORDHAM GREAT SUCCESS AS COACH New Football Mentor Was Guard on University Team for Three Years. CHRISTMAS SECTION 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 author, also. 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 Christian character. 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 beginning. 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 an account. “When you have gone 100 per cent I will take a picture of the high scliool (Continued on page five) ){(- CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS 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 less. cess. THANKSGIVING NUMBER 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 giving Number. 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 the mouth. 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.

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