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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. The first was to observe Loy
alty Day of Boys’ Week; and second,
to stimulate Interest in the school elec
tion to be held May 25.
The march began at Commerce Place,
passed up Bellemeade to Elm, down
Elm 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 ever participated
in a public demonstration for marching.
G. H. 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
police ordinance. The prize offered by
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 High School boys and carrying the
poster, “We want a new high school.”
STATE WIDE CONTEST
I mi nil 1,1, mi „ .j,
G. H. S’. BIGGEST ELECTION I
Winner of Final Election
Watson’s Vote in Final 345
Biggs’ Vote in Final 286
Winner of First Election
Primary Held ^Monday, May 10
Winner of Primary . Henry Biggs
Candidates in Primary—
Finley, Atkisson, and
Candidates Nominated by
Beverly Moore and
Two Twin-City Girls Earn Trip to New
York—Team From Charlotte
Takes Second Honors.
Saturday morning. May 8, the State
Typing Contest was held in the Chamber
of Commerce auditorium at Charlotte,
X. C. Winston-Salem High School’s
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
"’as from Winston-Salem, making 61
"ords 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. Winston-Salem was given
this cup to hold until next year when
it will be given to the 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
Rom 15 schools. They were entertained
at a banquet by the Chamber of Com-
uierce in the Johnston Building Friday
I^Sht. Saturday morning after the con-
cst they were given a tour over the city.
A record was made in Greensboro High
^chool Monday, May 10. For the first
'Uie this year there were no tardies.
couldn’t have four presi-
V lot of campaigning gone to
HENRY RIGGS IS
Interesting Discussion of Can
didates in Mass Meeting—
Finley Atkisson Put Up.
Henry Biggs was elected over Finley
Atkisson as the nominee from the floor
for student government president at a
meeting of the student body in chapel
Monday, May 10. The other two can
didates are Willard Watson and Beverly
A very lengthy discussion of the two
dictates were AVillard 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. H. 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 uphold
the high ideals of the school.
Another strong point was brought out
by Phil Shelton when he upheld Henry
Biggs for his efforts to develop athletic
ability, while others 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.
MAY 15TH IS LAST
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, 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
j register and vote, influence these 1,200
‘ people so that they do register and vote,
j 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
W'ith 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 that each parent see to it
that 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 Blacksmith Shop,
and Pomona High School instead of
The 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 has doubled in population
and importance. Statistics show 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 beliind each child
I “A TAILOR-MADE MAN” 1
I presents himself and his cast at
J 2V. C. C. ir. Auditorium
I Thursdaif Night, May 13
I 8:00 p.m.
? Entire student body invited,
s Prices 35c and 50c.
lA 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.
Tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. at N. C.
C. W. Auditorium the Senior class of
Greensboro High Scliool will give “A
Tailor-Made Man,” a comedy in four
acts by Harry James Smith.
This is tlie first time tliis play has been
attempted by high school students.
George Newman fills the leading role
as John Paul Bart and the part of Tan
ya Huber, tlie leading lady, is taken by
Mr. W. R. Wunscli is director of the
play and Mr. A. T. Rowe, Jr., is assist
ant coach and faculty business manager.
The play is produced by special arrange
ment with Samuel French, 25 West 45th
Street, New York City.
MR. J. J. STONE DONATES
ARM BANDS TO STUDENTS
This year’s campaign for student body
president, one of the hardest-fought
since the beginning of student govern
ment in G. H. S., brought 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 “Extra” consisted of one mimeo
graphed sheet divided into three columns
and bearing in capitals across the top of
the page the headline “Hot 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.
The thousand yellow arm bands with
the slogan, “Vote for Schools,” in pur-
pie letters worn in the parade Friday
afternoon. May 7, by the girls and boys
of Greensboro, were contributed by Mr.
Joseph J. Stone. White dresses were
worn by all the girls. The boys wore
dark suits. The effect was striking.
This extra is being issued in ad
dition to the sixteen regular issues
of High Iufe this year, and, in
line with the progressive policy of
the paper, 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 new, while
most of the inside page articles
appeared in Friday’s issue. This
was necessary on account of the
short time in which the extra had
to be prepared and because the
old articles were already set up in
type. The extra is costing five
cents to cover the extra cost of
GREENSBORO BOYS GO
TO CAMP GRAYSTONE
Claude Humphries in Charge of Pro
gram for Day—Tyvo Hundred Boys
and Twenty-five Parents Attend.
Concluding the events of boys’ week,
an “afternoon out of doors” was spent
at Camp Graystone Saturday, May 8.
All of the boys from Greensboro were
invited and cars were provided to take
tliem from the courthouse to the camp.
The boys left Greensboro at 2 o’clock,
several of them accompanied by their
A swimming contest was held and a
large number of boys went swimming
as soon as they arrived. “Sammy” Goode
distinguished himself as an archer and
as a swimmer in the archery and swim
ming contests. A tug of war was fought
and each member of the winning team
was presented with a lollypop.
Tiie boys were divided into young
er and tlie older groups and each group
had a race around the lake. The winner
among the younger boys was V^incent
Reece from Aycock School. Banks
Simpson was the winner of the older
Each boy took his own 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 was in charge
of Mr. Claude Humphries.
SUMMER SCHOOL TO BE
HELD AS USUAL THIS YEAR
Summer school will he held as usual
this year, commencing about the middle
of June and continuing for a period of
Only subjects which have been failed
may be taken and only two of those.
Any subject will be given if a reason
able number ask for it. The hours will
be from 8:30 to 12:30 a. m., but a stu
dent taking one course will be required
to stay only two hours—one for study
and one for recitation. Anouncement
of details about registering, etc., will
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 ever held in Greens
boro High School. Watson polled 345
votes to 286 for Henry Biggs, the other
candidate in tlie finals.
In the first election Biggs received
295 votes, Watson 177, and Beverly
Moore 148. The first count gave Biggs
a majority, but a re-check showed that
he lacked fifteen votes of the necessary
number and it was necessary to liold
a final election, from which the candi
date receiving the lowest number of
votes, Moore, was eliminated.
The election was a big upset. Moore
was favored to win Monday, hut senti
ment evidently changed overniglit. In
tlie final election the Moore forces
swung over to Watson, giving him the
election. Biggs lost nine votes in the
Beginning at 8:50 yesterday morning,
the votes were cast in the session rooms
during a special ten minute period for
the first election. The students were
called hack to their session rooms at
.3:00 o’clock and the final vote taken.
Voting was done by secret and signed
ballot. Members of the Student Coun
cil conducted the voting under the
supervision of Miss Grogan and Miss
The new president of the student
bodjr is a first semester Senior, and
will graduate at mid-term next year.
He was captain of the football team
last fall, a star on l^ie basketball team,
and is president of the Boys’ Athletic
Association. He is rated as one of the
most outstanding members of tlie stu
This is the fourth year that the
student government plan has been in
operation in Greensboro High School.
J'he intense interest in yesterday’s elec
tion is looked upon as indicative of
the success of the plan. Norman Block
was elected president the first year,
Arthur Davaiit tlie 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, the Senior class of the High
School lionored tlieir 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 Macl^eod,
who headed the receiving line, composed
of the presidents of all the classes, pres
ident of the student council, and those
wlio are to take part in the class day
Punch was 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.,) Ilorneti.