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From th& Gate City of the South and the Birth Place of 0. Henry
GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., FEBRUARY 12, 1926
“Where Is America” Topic
Of Dr.E. D. Soper’s Address
Speaker Believes Americans
Fail to Realize Greatness
IS LAND OF OPPORTUNITIES
Mr. Phillips Reports Records in At
tendance, Scholarship, Athletics—
Sammy Goode and Helen
Felder Receive Cups.
The Mid-year Graduating Class of
Greensboro High School held its final
exercise at Odell Memorial building, Fri
day, January 28. Doctor Edmund D.
Soper, Dean of Religious Education at
Duke University, talked on American
Citizenship and the size, greatness and
opportunities of America.
“Where is America?” was Doctor
Soper’s main theme. He spoke of the
enormacy of America in the minds of
foreigners. He gave the example of a
foreigner who came to New York and
bought a ticket for San Francisco think
ing that a few hours ride would land
him there. After riding for days and
nights he arrived in San Francisco. He
rode OTit to the desert near the city,
turned about in the vast space and said,
“And this is America? And they say
Columbus discovered it! Well how in
the world could he have missed it!”
(Continued on page five)
DR. TURNER TALKS
OF UFE’S BAHLES
Three Reasons Why the Race Is
Not Always to the Swift Nor
Battle to the Strong.
Each Day of Week Signified Phase of
Scout Work—Ranking Scouts Have
Charge City Government.
The week of February 7-13 is Scout
Anniversary Week. A full week’s pro
gram has been prepared by Claude Hum
phreys, Scout execui ive of the Greens
Sunday 7, services were held in the
churches for the Scouts. Monday 8, was
anniversary day. At exactly eight
o'clock every Scout in the United States
repeated the Scout oath. Many local
Scouts heard Dan Beard and James E.
West broadcast over the radio at station
WEAF at eight-thirty. Several of the
troops of this city gave suppers to which
the scouts invited their mothers. Tues
day was school day and programs were
rendered by the Scouts in cha]Tel at the
High School. Wednesday was Home Day
and every Scout was supjiosed to do
some “good turn"’ in the home. Wednes
day and Thursday a moving picture of
the Scout Jamboree was shown at the
National theater. Servic.e day came on
Thursday at which time the Scouts went
out in pairs to look for “real good turns.”
Today, Patriotism Day, the ranking
Scouts will take charge of the city gov
ernment. Paul Scurlock, Eagle Scout,
will act as mayor. At seven-thirty the
anniversary rally will be held at Cald
well School, Saturday, the reservation
hike will be held. The troops will leave
the courthouse at ten o’clock A.M., drive
to Sumner Township School and hike
from there to the Greensboro Scout
This is the sixteenth anniversary of
Scouting in America. Not only in
Greensboro is the week being celebrated
hut all over the United States.
Sunday, January 24, at 8 o’clock Dr.
J. Clyde Turner, iiastor of the First
Baptist church, delivered a sermon to
the Mid-Year Graduates of Greensboro
High School, which was filled with in
spirational warning and encouragement.
“It is not always in the race of life
you’re facing, the one with the. bright
est future and best equipment who is
victorious. I can remember the pupils
that in my school days held the highest
honors and they’ve gone out and lost
themselves and their names are well-
nigh forgotten, while the mediocre stu
dents entered the race of life, and have
forged their way to the front and are
on top in their professions.
“It is true that the best citizens do not
always come from the best homes. There
have been men and women who came
from the best Christian homes who went
down in sin and shame while on the other
hand some of the best Christians who
ever lived came from dwellings without
! any teaching of religion and right and
Dr. Turner gave three reasons why the
race is not always to the swift nor the
battle to the strong: (1) Because of
over-confidence. “Some athletic teams
this season have gone down in defeat
(Continued on page five)
LOST AND FOUND BUREAU
A Lost and Found Bureau, spon
sored by the Student Council, has been
established in the committee room next
to the library. The council asks the aid
of the student body in bringing all lost
articles to this room which is open to all
students wishing to obtain lost articles
l>efore school or at the 6th period.
PRINCIPALS MEET FOR
Eighteen principals of “AA High
Schools of North Carolina” will meet
here today and tomorrow for their an
nual convention. Lee H. Edwards, for
mer principal of Greensboro High
School, and present leader of Asheville
High, will preside over the assemblies.
“Organization, administration, and su-
jTeivision are to be the main issues of
discussion,’’ declared Principal C. M.
Phillips today. The main address of
this evening will be delivered by Supt.
Fred Archer. “Principal’s job from the
standpoint of the superintendent” is the
topic which he will discuss.
All meetings will be held in the High
School Auditorium. The first session
will convene at 3:30, at which time an
nouncements will be made about the time
of the other meetings.
I>ast year the convention met in Wins
ton-Salem with Principal John W. Moore,
of that city, as president.
BOY SCOUTS GIVE
A RATHER UNIOUE
Spring Semester Commences
With Enrollment Of 893
Presents Series of Twelve Tab
leaux in Three Acts—Violin
and Piano Accompaniment.
GOOD COLOR EFFECTS
Mr. Claude Humphreys Makes Expla
nation of Tableaux At Each
Change of Scene.
The Boy Scouts of Greensboro, pre
sented a very effective program to the
main building students, Monday, Feb. 8,
“.4 Scouting Medley,” relating the his
tory of scouting and giving some of the
jihases of its work, in tableau form.
Mr. Claude Humphreys, scout execu
tive, ga^e an explanation of each act by
scenes. Mr. Humphreys said, “Act
number one, is the history of scouting.
Scene number one, the first scout is the
American Indian who gave to scouting
its love of the great out of doors and all
its skill in woodcraft and campcraft.
Scene number two the scout of yesterday
is the American Pioneer who gave to
scouting its program of resourcefulness
and physical and mental alertness. Scene
number three, the scout of today shows
the scout as he is, the product of a pro
gram more typically American than any
other ])rogram existing.” The first tab
leau was a scout clad as an Indian; the
second was represented by a scout as a
pioneer with his poise, in the third pic
ture a modern scout was shown.
“Act number two,” Mr. Humphreys
contiiiued, “the first decis’on is to '•epre-
sent the entrance of a boy into scouting
and the fourfold j)romise he makes when
he comes in. Scene number one, is the
(Continued on. page tiix)
“ADOLESCENT CHILD” IS
SUBJECT AT MEETING
Parent-Teacher Association of High
School Hears Mrs. Martin—
IS GREAT SUCCESS
Chester Strader and Paul Scur
lock Star In Senior
'the Parent-Teacher Association mem
bers of the Central High School held
their regular monthly meeting Wednes
day afternoon at 1:45 o’clock at the High
Scliool. For the last several meetings
they have been hearing a series of lec
tures on the adolescent child.
The main feature of the program was
a talk by Mrs. W. W. Martin, president
of the Woman’s Club, on “The Emotional
Side of the Adolescent Child.” She said
that there are two supreme needs to be
met in the pre-adolescent period, the
first: to build up a routine of steady hab
its in the home, and the second: to give
the child an elasticity of routine in order
that he may be able to move or to modi
fy it, but, never to break it.
“The first characteristic of the adoles
cent age,” she said, “is the sjfirit of ad
venture. The child craves something but
receives no sympathy from his parents,
(Continued on page three)
“Seven Chances” presented by the
members of the graduating class of the
Higli School at N. C. C. W. auditorium,
Thursday, February 4, at 8:00 P.M.
achieved one of the greatest successes
ever to be enjoyed by a High School
jilay. Many of the spectators declared
it to he the best performance ever to
be lYresented here by juvenile actors.
For over two hours the large audience
sat enthralled in the drama watching
how Jimmie Shannon proposed to seven
girls in an effort to get married before
his thirtieth birthday which was only a
few hours off and thus to get the twelve
million dollars willed him by his grand
father ]Yrovided he was married by the
time lie was thirty. Again and again
(Continued on page nix)
RABBI NATHAN KRASS TO
SPEAK BEFORE OPEN FORUM
On Tuesday, February 16th, at 8:00
o’clock Rahhi Nathan Krass, Rabbi of
Emmanuel's Temple, the foremost syna
gogue of New York City, will address
the Open Forum at the Guilford Court
Rabbi Ellis, of the local Jewish Syna
gogue, says that Mr. Krass is a noted
orator and that his subject for the Fo
rum Tuesday night, “Seeing the Other
Side”, promises to be of great interest.
High School boys and girls will be espe
cially interested in this subject and a
cordial invitation is extended to them.
YEARBOOK MAKES FIRST
APPEARANCE AT G. H. S.
The Reflector in its new form as a
“Year Book” has made its appearance at
G. H. S. and met with general approval.
This book is being distributed before
school at the Senior su])])ly room.
'The Reflector, which consists of sixty-
seven jiages, was edited by the “Parrot
Class” of 1926. It is dedicated to Miss
Winifred Beckwith, “for the past three
years the moving sjiirit in the publica
tion of the Reflector.”
'The general motif of the imhlication is
a shi]) which is divided into four sec
tions; the G. H. S. Roster; First class
jiassengers; on Deck; and the G. H. S.
Crew. “'The G. H. S. Roster” is the high
school faculty. 'The second section con
sists of a ])icture of “Charlie,” the parrot
mascot, the class jYoem, history, prophe
cy, last will and testament and snap
shots of the officers. “On Deck” is a re
view of the activities of the various or
ganizations. Included in it are pictures
of the Student Council, Ilome-Spun staff
and the 'Torchlight Society. 'The names
of the semester officers make up the con
A great amount has been saved by the
Senior class this year by having a year
book instead of an annual. The price of
the Reflector has been reduced from $2.50
to $.50. Another edition of the hook
will be edited by the June graduating
Nine Mid-Term Graduates Re
turn to Take Business
TEACHERS WORK VERY HEAVY
145 New Students Arrive from Aycock,
Caldwell and Mclver Schools—
Halls Congested Between
The spring semester ojLened Monday,
February 4, with a total enrollment of
884 students. Of these 735 were old stu
dents; 145 came over from Caldwell,
Aycock and Mclver schools, and four
juipils were entirely new in this city
school system. Besides these 884, nine
members of the graduating class have re
turned to take up extra subjects, mak
ing 893 in all.
Three teachers have been added to the
teaching staff. Miss Julia Ross is tak
ing Miss Jean McAlister’s place in the
History and Civic Departments, while
Miss Elizabeth Jeffries is relieving Miss
Betty Gillis in the English Department;
Miss Mary Harrell has been added to
the teaching staff in English.
Due to an increase of 149 students and
since the faculty has only one more mem
ber, the teachers are carrying a heavy
schedule this semester, a few of them
have one off-period, while the majority
do not have any.
TO VOTE ON 30 CENT
TAX RATE MARCH 30
If Proposed Plan Passes City Schools
Will Be Extended to Include
All Greater Greensboro.
4’'oters of Guilford county will pass on
the jiroposed 30-cent county-wide special
school tax at an election to be held March
30. If the measure is passed it will clear
the path for extension of the Greensboro
school system to include all the territory
inside the new city limits.
Decision to hold the election followed
a mass meeting held by the county school
board to determine the sentiment of the
])eople on the extension of the city school
limits, at the court house January 16,
when those jiresent voted overwhelmingly
against the iirojYosal of FI. D. Broad-
hurst, chairman of the city school board,
to raise the special tax from a maxi
mum of 25 cents to a rate not to exceed
40 cents. If Mr. Broadhurst’s projiosal
had been ])assed it woidd have meant a
county-wide nine months’ school term.
'They approved the motion made by John
A. Young favoring a rate not to exceed
30 cents by a great majority.
Extension of the city school limits will
take some of the richest territory in the
county from the county school system,
subtracting a considerable sum from its
revenue. F'or this reason an increased
county tax rate is necessary. Under the
state law a standard school tax is levied
for the support of a six months term,
and the special tax takes care of the ex
tra two months that are now standard
throughout the county.
Registration will begin February 20
and continue through March 27.
CLOSES ON APRIL 15
'The usual history essay contest for
seniors closes A]iril 15. 'The subject
wliicli can he chosen by the individual
students must jiertain to some phase of
colonial life in North Carolina.
'The prize which is the “Morehead Lov
ing Cup” will be awarded at the June
graduation exercises. Last year Virginia
Jackson contributed the best essay.