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From the Gate City of the South and the Birth Place of 0. Henry
GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., MAY 12, 1926
STUDENTS ELECT WATSON PRESIDENT
IS SPONSORED BY
2600 Pupils of City Schools
March Through Main Streets
THE SCHOOL BAND LEADS
Aycock Wins First Prize—Ford Makes
Unique Showing Displaying Sign
“Build Us a New High School.”
Friday, May 7, over 2,600 students of
Greensboro paraded through the city in
a body. The purpose of the parade was
two-fold. 'I'lie first was to observe Loy
alty Day of Boys’ Week; and second,
to stimulate interest in tlie school elec
tion to be held May 25.
The march began at Commerce Place,
passed up Bellemeade to Elm, down
Film to Edwards Place, then to Greene,
up Greene to Gaston, and back to Com
The parade was led by the High School
Band. This is the first time that the
High School Band has CAer participated
in a public demonstration for marching.
G. 11. S. students wore bands of purple
and gold, advertising the coming election,
and urging the people of Greensboro to
vote for this measure.
The streets were cleared of traffic by
polivC Li’dinanLV. T’ue prize oitercd b;,
Superintendent Archer for the most nov
el poster advertising the school election
was won by the Aycock Grammar School.
The prize for the best individual adver
tisement was awarded to Marion Mason,
of the Spring Street School.
Another novel plan of advertising was
a Ford touring car containing a number
of Higli School boys and carrying the
l)oster, “We want a new high school.”
WINSTON TYPisTS WIN
STATE WIDE CONTEST
Two Twin-City Girls Earn Trip to New
York—Team From Charlotte
Takes Second Honors.
G. H. S’. BIGGEST ELECTION
Winner of Final Election
. Willard Watson
Watson’s Vote in Final - 345
Biggs' Vote in Final 286
Winner of First Election
Primary Held .... Monday, May 10
Winner of Primary .. Flenry Biggs
Candidates in Primary—
-.. . F’inley, Atkisson, and
- Henry Biggs
Candidates Nominated by
- Beverly Moore and
HENRY BIGGS IS
Interesting Discussion of Can
didates in Mass Meeting—
Finley Atkisson Put Up.
DAY TO REGISTER
New High School and Nine
Months Term to Be
TO BE HELD MAY 25TH
Will Insure a New High School Build
ing That Will Compete With Any
High School in N, C.
Saturday morning, May 8, the State
Typing Contest was held in the Chamber
of Commerce auditorium at Charlotte,
N. C. Winston-Salem High SchooFs
second year team won with a team aver
age of 56 words per minute.
The first year team of Winston-Salem
also won. The individual high scorer
was from Winston-Salem, making 61
words a minute. Alumni prize was won
by Charlotte. Charlotte was also award
ed a prize for the most accurate indi
vidual typist. This year a cup was
awarded to the team with the most ac
curate record. AVinston-Salem was given
this cu]) to liold until next year when
it will be given to tlie team that wins
then. Although the team from Greens
boro did not receive a prize, it made the
third highest average.
There were about 90 representatives
from 15 schools. They were entertained
at a banquet by the Chamber of Com
merce in the Johnston Building Friday
night. Saturday morning after the con
test they were given a tour over the city.
A record was made in Greensboro High
School Monday, May 10. For the first
time this year there were no tardies.
Too bad we couldn’t have four presi
dents. A lot of campaigning gone to
Henry Biggs was elected over Finley
Atki-sson as the nominee from the floor
for student government president at a
meeting of tlie student body in chapel
Monday, May 10. The other two can
didates are Willard Watson and Beverly
' very lengthy discussion of the two
di^tes were Willard Watson and Bever
Carlton Wilder applied the fourteen
qualifications set forth in the “Extra”
that was issued Monday morning prior
to the election of Henry Biggs and found
him lacking in no capacity.
Glenn Holder, editor-in-chief of High
Life, cautioned the voters to think seri
ously before making their decision, and
to vote for the man who could best
uphold the ideals of G. H. S. He em
phasized the fact that because G. FI. S.
had meant so much to the senior class
they were particularly interested in
helping to elect the man for this posi
tion who could “carry on’’ and upliold
the higli ideals of the school.
Another strong point was brought out
liy Phil Shelton when he upheld Henry
Biggs for his efforts to develop athletic
ability, wliilc otliers who already had
the ability in that line were too lazy to
Acting on the suggestion of J. D. Mc-
Nairy, the student body gave P. B. Whit
tington a rising vote of thanks for his
splendid work this year as president of
the student body.
FIRST “EXTRA” OF HIGH
LIFE COMES TO G. H. S.
This year’s campaign for student body
president, one of the hardest-fought
since the beginning of student govern
ment ill G. H. S., brouglit forth among
its other interesting results the first “Ex
tra” ever issued by High Life. On
May 10 the loud cries of the “newsies”
about the buildings and campus brought
to the attention of the student body the
fact that the intensity of election feeling
had reached an unprecedented pitch.
The “Flxtra’’ consisted of one mimeo
graphed sheet divided into three columns
and bearing in capitals across the top of
the page the headline “Flot Campaign
Waged by Young Politicians.” The cen
ter column was devoted entirely to a
list of the qualifications essential for a
student council president. The other two
columns contained articles offering the
accomplishments of the various candi
dates and also current news items.
Saturday, May 15, will be the last day
for registration for the school election
to be held on May 25. If the 900 stu
dents of Greensboro High School, repre
senting 600 families, which makes a to
tal of nearly 1,200 people who should
register and A'otc, influence these 1,200
people so that they do register and vote,
the election will carry.
If this election does carry, it will mean
for Greensboro one step more on the
road to progress. It will insure a new
high school building that will compare
with an high school in the South, pos-
.sibly within 18 months; it will also insure
the ninth month which has been but is
not now provided for, and the additional
advantages now enjoyed.
The registering done by the parents
for the election held a few weeks ago
does not hold good for this election. It
is> necessary thai cat-ir*" parent oce to it
tliat he register again on Saturday. May
15. In order that the places of regis
tration be as attractive as possible, sev
eral changes have been made. Some of
the new places are: Phil Carlton’s office
instead of Jennings’ Garage; J. J. Stone’s
office instead of the Bl^icksmith Shop,
and Pomona High School instead of
'I’he necessity for a new high school
is generally admitted. As far back as
1917 a group of citizens saw the need
for such a building; and since that,
Greensboro doubled in population
and importance. Statistics "how that
behind each pupil in value of buildings
and school equipment there is only $280
in comparison to $21,690 of wealth in all
varieties of property behind each child
MR. J. J. STONE DONATES
ARM BANDS TO STUDENTS
The thousand yellow arm bands Avith
tlie slogan, “Vote for Schools,” in pur
ple letters Avorii in the parade Friday
afternoon. May 7, by the girls and boys
of Greensboro, AA’ere contributed by Mr.
Joseph J. Stone. White dresses AA’ere
Avorn by all the girls. The boys Avore
dark suits. The effect Avas striking.
F'his extra is being issued in ad
dition to the sixteen regular issues
of FIigh Ihfe this year, and, in
line Avith the progressive policy of
tlie pajier, is put out so that its
readers may get the official results
of yesterday’s election for student
government president. All of the
front page articles are neA\’, Avhile
most of the inside page articles
ajipeared in Friday’s issue. This
Avas necessary on account of the
short time in which the extra had
to be prepared and because the
old articles Avere already set up in
type. The extra is costing five
cents to cover the extra cost of
“A TAILOR-MADE MAN”
presents himself and his cast at
N. 'C. C. TF. Auditorium
Thursday Night, ^lay IS
Entire student body invited.
Prices 35c and 50c.
A BIG MAJORITY
Biggs Takes Second Place—
Aloore is Eliminated.
VOTED BY SECRET BALLOT
Final Election Made Necessary When
Henry Biggs Lacks Fifteen Votes
of Majority in First Vote.
NEWMAN TO STAR
IN SENIOR PLAY
Margaret Ferguson Leading
Lady in “A Tailor Made
Man”—To Be on May 13.
TomorroAv night at 8:00 p.m. at N. C.
C. W. Auditorium the Senior class of
Greensboro High School Avill give “A
Tailor-Made Man,” a Comedy in four
acts by Harry James Smith.
Tliis is the first time this play has been
attempted by high school students.
George XeAvman fills the leading role
as John Paul Bart and the part of Tan
ya Huber, the leading lady, is taken by
Mr. W. R. Wunsch is director of the
play and Mr. A. T. Rgaa’c, Jr., is assist
ant coach and faculty business manager.
The play is produced by special arrange
ment Avith Samuel French, 25 West 45th
Street, Ncav York CitA’.
GREENSBORO BOYS GO
TO CAMP GRAYSTONE
Claude Humphries in Charge of Pro
gram for Day—Two Hundred Boys
and TAventy-five Parents Attend.
Concluding the events of boys’ AA’cek,
an “afternoon out of doors” Avas spent
at Camp Graystone Saturday, May 8.
All of the boys from Greensboro Avere
invited and cars Avere provided to take
them from the courthouse to the camp.
The boys left Greensboro at 2 o’clock,
several of them accompanied by their
A sAvimming contest Avas held and a i
large number of boys Avent SAvimming
as soon as they arriA’ed. “Sammy” Goode
distinguished himself as an archer and
as a SAvimmer in the archery and SAvim-
ming contests. A tug of Avar Avas fought
and each member of the Avinning team
was presented Avith a lollypop.
The boys Avere divided into young
er and the older groups and each group
liad a race around the lake. The Avinner
among the younger boys Avas Vincent
Reece from Aycock School. Banks
Simpson Avas the Avinner of the older
Flach boy took his OAvn supper. The
boys began travelling for home about
6:30. About 200 boys attended the “out-
of doors” affair and a few older men.
The program of the day Avas in charge
of Mr. Claude Humphries.
SUMMER SCHOOL TO BE
HELD AS USUAL THIS YEAR
Summer school Avill be held as usual
this year, commencing about the middle
of June and continuing for a period of
Only subjects Avhich have been failed
may be taken and only two of those.
Any subject Avill be gh’en if a reason
able number ask for it. The hours Avill
be from 8:30 to 12:30 a. m., but a stu
dent taking one course Avill be required
to stay only tAA’o hours—one for study
and one for recitation. Anouncement
of details about registering, etc., Avill
be made in chapel in the near future.
Willard Watson carried the final vote
for president of the student body yes
terday in the closest and most hotly
contested election CA’cr held in Greens
boro High School. Watson polled 345
Amtes to 286 for Henry Biggs, the other
candidate in the finals.
In the first election Biggs received
295 votes, Watson 177, and Beverly
Moore 148. The first count gaA'^e Biggs
a majority, but a re-check shoAved that
he lacked fifteen votes of the necessary
number and it Avas necessary to hold
a final election, from Avhich the candi
date receiving the loAvest number of
votes, Moore, Avas eliminated.
The election was a big upset. Moore
was favored to Aviii Monday, but senti
ment eA’idently changed OA’ernight. In
the final election the Moore forces
SAvung over to Watson, giving him the
election. Biggs lost nine votes in the
Beginning at 8:50 yesterday morning,
the A'otes AA’ere cast in the session rooms
during a special ten minute period for
the first election. The students were
called back to their session rooms at
3:00 L-’clock and the tfinal A’ote ''ikcn.
Voting Avas done by secret and signed
ballot. Xlembers of the Student Coun
cil conducted the voting under the
supervision of Miss Grogan and Miss
The iiCAv president of the student
body is a first semester Senior, and
will graduate at mid-term next year.
He Avas captain of tlie football team
last fall, a star on t^ie basketball team,
and is president of the Boys’ Athletic
Association. He is rated as one of the
most outstanding members of the stu
This iS' the fourth year that the
student government plan has been in
operation in Greensboro High School.
The intense interest in yesterday’s elec
tion is looked upon as indicative of
the success of the plan. Norman Block
Avas elected president' the first year,
Arthur Davant the second and P. B.
Whittington the third.
SENIORS GIVE TEA
IN HONOR OF PARENTS
Cafeteria Decorated in Class Colors,
Green and Gold, Punch Served
On Thursday evening. May 6, at 8
o’clock, tlie Senior class of the High
School honored their parents with a de
lightful tea in the school cafeteria. Mar
guerite Harrison and Phil Shelton greet
ed the guests at the entrance and intro
duced them to Glenn Boyd MacLeod,
Avho headed the receiving line, composed
of the presidents of all the classes, pres
ident of tlie student council, and those
Avho are to take part in the class day
Punch Avas served throughout the eve
ning at three booths. The cafeteria was
decorated in the class colors, green and
gold, and quantities of dogwood were
used on the punch tables.
Vocational guidance seeks to elimi
nate confusion by the presentation of
definite paths of service.—Furman Uni
versity, (Greenville, N. C.,) Hornet.