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GlIEENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1926.
High School Dramatic Club
Gives “A Tailor-Made Man”
Large Audience Witnesses Per
formance At N. C. C. W.
Auditorium on May 13.
GEORGE NEWMAN, JR., STARS
Carlton Wilder As Mr. Huber and
Shelton Dry As Dr. Sonntag
Do Splendid Acting.
George Newman, Jr., supported by an
able cast of 28, starred in A Tailor-
Made Man. a comedy in four acts, pre
sented by the High School Dramatic
Club, at N. C. C. W. auditorium, on
Thursday, May 13, at 8 o'clock. The
entire production was marked by a fresh
ness seldom found in amateur perform
ances; the actors showed unusual ease
and stage presence, while the thrilling
play held the audience enthralled. Many
remarked that it was the best work
the dramatic club has done this year.
While the star displayed splendid act
ing, hii success was equaled, in the
opinion of many, but Carlton Wilder as
the tailor, Mr. Huber, and Shelton Dry
as the scholar, Dr. Gustavus Sonntag.
The leading lady, Margaret Ferguson,
and Mrs. Dupy, a divorcee, Glenn Boyd
Macl/Cod, were probably the outstand-
inug actresses. John Thornton as Mr.
Rowlands, a newspaper man, and George
Donovant as Peter, Huber's assistant,
also shared in the commendation of the
The play centered around John Paul
Bart, a worker in a tailor shop but witii
big ideas and ambitions. By his smooth
ness and “the brains of another man and
a stolen dress-siut," as Dr. Sonntag de
scribed it, he made his way to success.
Then, when he was at the height of his
career. Dr. Sonntag threatened to tell
everything about his early life. He im
mediately dictated a story to the Asso-
cia.ted Press telling how he had stolen
the dress-suit from the tailor shop and
returned it the next morning, and how it
had helped him on to success. He then
went back to the tailor shop. The next
day when the whole city was aroused, his
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VOTE ON MAY 25
On Tuesday, May 25, the voters
of Greensboro will accept or re-
.ject the proposed plan for the ad
vancement of the city schools. Two
separate ballots will be cast, one
on the 30-cent tax to support a
nine months school, and the other
on the bond issue to provide a
fund for the construction of new
schools and improved equipment.
The rejection of the 30-cent tax
will mean that Greensboro will
have an eight-month term whibh
will automatically make it a “B”
grade school. Should the tax pass,
hut the bond issue be rejected,
Greensboro will continue to have
a nine months term, but improved
facilities will be impossible.
It is imperative that the citizens
of Greensboro, having registered,
FOR ALL SENIOR
Exams to Start May 26-June 1,
State for Making Up
SERMON BY DR. MEYERS
JUST OUT OF COLLEGE
Class Day At G. C. Saturday, June 5,
Kiwanis Luncheon for Sen
iors June 3.
What? “Just Out of College"
When? . .. . Wednesday, May 26
Who? John Thornton and Sarah
Ferguson with an excellent cast
Where? N. C. C. C. Auditorium
Time .. 8:00 o'clock
Why? For an evening’s entertain
STUDENTS ACT IN
HELD AS AID FOR
Many Students Express Opin
ions As to Necessity of
Junior Reserves Aid.
E. D. BROADHURST TALKS
G. H. S. STUDENTS
GIVE RADIO PROGRAM
Stainback, Thompson, and Glee Club
Render Several Selections—Henry
Biggs and Dr. Turner Talk.
Friday night. May 28, a few of the
(Ireensboro High School students gave a
radio program over station W.R.N.C.,
Greensboro, N. C. Henry Biggs gave a
talk on “Vote for Schools." Edward
Stainback, state winner of the unchanged
voices, sang two selections, “Mother o’
Mine" and “Gray Days.” The Boys’
Glee Club sang “Sweet Rosie O’Grady’’
and “School Days.’’ Hazel Thompson,
winner of the state sonprano solo, sang,
After the high school students had
broadcasted. Dr. J. Clyde Turner enter
tained the radio. listeners with a talk
to the boys of the world, since this was
the I.oyalty Day of Boys’ Week.
The following invitations have been
The Faculty and Senior Class
Greensboro High School
request the honor of your presence
June 7, 1926
G. H. S. WINNERS
Van Noppen, Thompson, Stain
back and King Entertained
by the Rotarians.
The members of the Rotary Club had
as their guests at a luncheon Wednesday,
May 1, at the Jefferson Club, the Greens
boro winners in the state music con
test, Edward Stainback, Hazel Thomp
son, Charlotte Van Noppen, and Mary
E. King as accompanist. The Rotarians
were also hosts to their sons.
Hazel Thomj)son sang “My Birthday"
by Woodman; Charlotte Van Noppen
gave a violin solo, “Indian I.ament,’’ by
Kreisler, and Edward Stainback sang
"Gray Days.’' These three high school
students won first places for soprano,
violin, and unchanged voice, respectively,
in the music conte.st held recently.
Before the ]>rogram a business meeting
was held. Mr. A. Weiland Cooke, re
tiring president, ]>resided, and Mr. Eli
Oettinger was elected j)resident for the
SCOTT HEADS FACULTY |
FOR SUMMER SESSION
Mr. R. M. Scott, of the Mclver school,
wil be principal of the summer session
of tlie high school this year. The school,
which will be held as usual, will open
June It and continue for a period of
Only the subjects which have been
failed may be taken by the students and
only two of these. Any subject which
a reasonable number of pupils wish to
take will be taught. The hours will be
from 8:30 to 12:30 a.m., but a student
taking only one course will be required
to stay two hours—one for study and one
All the details have not been worked
out as yet, but there will be announce
ments about registering, etc., made in
The senior graduation plans are com
plete with the exception of the speaker
for commencement night. Mr. Archer
has been conferring with a speaker for
over a week.
May 26 senior exams will begin with
the following schedule: May 26—7th and
8th period classes; May 27—1st and 2nd
period classes; May 28—4th and 5th
period classes; May 31—6th period class.
June 1 will be the day for making up
exams. June 2-4 will be senior week.
During this week seveial parties and
entertainments are to be given by a few
seniors and for the seniors. The Kiwanis
Club will give their annual luncheon for
the seniors June 3. Class day will be
held at the Greensboro College, 5:30 Sat-
urda}-. May 5. All the girls are going
to wear light colored voile dresses. Sun
day, 8:00, June 5, the baccalaureate ser-
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Teachers and Pupils Offer Cars to
Take Citizens to Register and Vote
REVIVAL SERVICE ^ """"
TROOP 3 OF GIRL SCOUTS
GIVE FLAG TO THE SCHOOL
Troop three of the Girl Scouts under
the direction of Miss Bullard presented
to the high school an American flag
in chapel. May 4. During the rogram,
Doris Hogan and Lizzie Adams Powers
made short talks on the history of the
'Maxiirmin miha'' t • Y i>o\d. Vo
be held b;. any SLudent—15. No
student allowed to hold two five-
jioint offices or a five and up office
exce;it where one is prerequisite
of the other—then highest counts.
One Point—Press rejiorter for
organizations not listed.
of minor clubs, vice-president of
B. A. Association, school cheer
leader, vice-president of girls’ ath
letic association, secretary-treas
urer of B. A. A., electrician, as
sistant stage manager, minor role
in play. Torch l.ight member.
Three points—Member of var
sity team, secretary of class, assist
ant business manager High Life,
Homespun. Reflector: president
minor clubs, heads of sports, chair
man all standing active committees,
secretary-treasurer D. or D. C.,
member G. Council, press reporter
dramatics, debating. Torch IJght,
associate editors of publications,
painters D. C., stage manager.
Pour points—Captain of team,
business manager of team, debat
ing team, typing team, president
D and D Clubs, leader of band,
president lower classes, vice-presi
dent G. A. Association, president
G. A. Council, recorder G. A. point
system, secretary G. A. Associa
tion, leading role in play.
Five Points—Member Student
Council, president two upper class
es, president B. A. Association,
president G. A. Association, presi
dent Gen. A. Association, presi
dent Torchlight, property manager.
Six points—Secretary Student
Council, business manager High
Life. Homespun. Reflector, treas
urer Gen. A. Association, business
manager Senior Supply Room.
Seven Points—Editor-in-chief of
High I.ife, Homespun, Reflector.
Eight Points—President Student
NOTE—Subject to change and
suggestions by students next week.
The Council will pass on final sys
Bill Stephens Holds Private
Conferences—Boys’ Glee Club
Sings—Present Mrs. D’b-
ble With Gift.
The Stephens Revival Party which has
been in the city for five weeks, has de
voted a great deal of time to the high
school students. Several nights have been
given over to the boys and girls of the
high school, at which times some of the
students have participated in the pro
Tuesday, May 4, Mrs. George Dibble
spoke on “The Sure Things of Life.”
Edwin Stainback sang “Gray Days.”
Finley Atkisson, cheerleader of the high
school, led the students in several yells
for the Stephens party. Friday, May
7, George Stephens preached on “The
Real Christian." Friday night. May 14,
George Stephens spoke on “The Power
of Prayer." Enoch Elliott and Le Grand
Johnson gave some selections on the har
monica.. The Boys’ Glee Club sang, a id
Raster Bason ga’ve a solo.
“Brother Bill" of the Stephens party
has been holding private conferences
with boys at the high school in the Pub
lication Room at the fourth, fifth and
Mrs. George Dibble, also of the same
]iarty, has spoken to the Girls’ Forum
several times. She has also held a Bible
class for girls on Wednesday afternoons.
Friday night, May 14, the girls of G.
H. S. presented Mrs. Dibble with a gift
in a]i])reciation for the splendid work she
has done for them.
Friday morning. May 14, the student
body of Greensboro High School held
two mass meetings for the purpose of
jiromoting interest in the coming school
election. E. D. Broadhurst, chairman
of the school board, was the principal
speaker of the assembly in chapel. On
account of lack of space in the main
auditorium, all standing room being tak
en, over 250 students were forced to
gather in ' the basement of the new
“I'm trying to work for all of you,”
declared Mr. Broadhurst. “The children
of the town are the most precious pos
sessions in a town." Mr. Broadhurst
stressed the vital importance of imme-
di; te registration and of voting “For
Schools.” The speaker gave the audi
ence a vivid jiieture of what will be the
result if the proposed bill is not passed.
He stated that the educational standards
of the community will be lowered; that
the boys and girls attending schools in
Greensboro will only have the opportun
ity of attending a 7Va or 8 months school
1 term in ''lie uiiure; there ^ .6 oe n... new
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DEBATERS TO HONOR
MEMBERS WITH BANQUET
WILLARD WATSON IS
INAUGURATED MAY 20
P. B. Whittington Administers Oath
of Office to New President—Is
Paraphrase of “Athenian" Oath.
Tonight the Debating Club will- give a
banquet in the high school cafeteria at
eight o’clock in honor of the members
who have joined since its organization
last February. Just preceding the ban
quet there will be an initiation of the
An attractive program has been ar
ranged, carrying out the words, “Debat
ing Club”; that is, the name of each
toast begins with a letter of these words.
The purple and gold scheme of decora
tion will be carried out. R,oses and
sweet peas will also be used.
George MeSwain will be toastmaster,
while the other speakers will be Louis
Brooks, Harry Gump, Edgar Kuyken
dall, Henry Biggs, Margaret Hood, J.
D. McNairjq and Carlton Wilder. A
splendid time is looked forward to by
the members of the club as the banquet
brings to a climax Debating Week.
Willard Watson, recently-elected pres
ident of the student body, was inaugu
rated yesterday morning at a special
mass meeting held on the grounds be
tween the main building and the barns.
P. B. Whittington, retiring president, ad
ministered the oath of office, a para
phrase of the “Athenian Oath.”
After the simple, impressive inaugu
ration ceremonies, the students took the
oath of fidelity to the new president.
Members of the student council were on
the platform behind the president during
the inauguration. President-elect Wat
son received a hearty ovation as he went
forward to receive the oath of office.
The entire student body took part in
the mass meeting, which began at 8:50
and lasted until 9:15. This is one of the
very few occasions this year when all the
students of Greensboro High were as
sembled in one place.
JUNIOR AND SENIOR BOYS
CELEBRATE INDUSTRY DAY
MAY LIFE-SAVING MONTH
GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL
The month of May has been set aside
as “Ufe Saving Month.’’ Swimming les
sons are given by instructors and exam
iners at the Y. W. C. A. every day.
Juniors from tivelve to seventeen years
old meet on Mondays and Wednesday;
seniors from seventeen years and up
meet on Tuesday and Thursdays.
The last week of May, officials from
headcpiarters will be here to give tests
to those who want to become life savers,
e.xaminers, or swimming instructors.
'J'hursday, May 6, in connection with
Boys’ Week was celebrated all over the
country as “Boys’ Day" in industry. All
junior and senior boys were permitted to
observe some business or industry.
Groups were formed at different periods
during the day, at the convenience of
the managers and proprietors of the es
Mr. Charles Ketchum assisted greatly
in successfully carrying forward the pro
ject. Among the places visited were
White Oak Mills, Station W. N. R. C.,
O. Henry Hotel, O. Henry Drug Store,
Vick Chemical Company, Greensboro
Daily News, American Exchange Nation
al Bank, Dixie Sales Auto Assembling
Plant, and Bynum and Hobgood Law