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From the Gate City of the South and the Birthplace of 0. Henry ,
M VOLUME VII
GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., SEPTEMBER 24, 1926
Heavy Attendance Marks
Opening of Fall Term
Seventy-five Students Who Re
cently Moved to Greensboro
CLASSES BEGIN SEPT. 13
Warm Welcome is Given New
Students and a Good
Year is Expected.
The opening of school found nearly
nine hundred students enrolled at G. 11.
S. and according to school officials this
number is expected to be greatly in
creased by the additional enrollment of
students het^yeen now and the first of
October. As is usually tiie case tlie
first two days found tlie scliool opened
only a haU'-a-day.
While a liumher of last years stu
dents have been lost through gradua
tion and other means, the enrollment of
new students, both those who attended
the grammer schools of this city last
year as well as some seventy-five who
have moved here from other places, has
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NEW HOMESPUN EDITOR
CHOSEN BY OLD STAFF
Carlton Wilder to Guide Magazine
During Coming Year—Biggs
is His Assistant.
HARRY GUMP BUSINESS MAIVAGER
The Homespun staff of ’20, at a
called meeting held the first week in
-June under the direction of Helen Fel
der. retiring editor-in-chief, chose Carl
ton Wilder to guide the destinies of
the magazine during the coming year.
The two otlier members of the execu
tive staff were also elected. Henry
Biggs is assistant editor-in-chief, and
Harry (Jump is business manager.
Wilder was assistant editor-in-chief
last ,vear and is not without experience
which will prove invaluable in leading
Homespun tf) finer literary achieve
ments. “(J. H. S. can be reasonably as
sured that every effort will be made to
perfect a unicpie and finished produc
tion,” Siiys the new editor.
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SUPT. ARCHER ENLARGES
New Teachers Added to Art, Music and
Physical Educational Divisions
of School System.
Frederick Archer, superintendent of
schools in (Jreenshoro. has enlarged the
art, music, and physical education de
partments in the cit.v schools, and new
teachers have been added in each
branch. IMr. Archer stated that jtlans
have been made to introduce the :irt
course into the High School for the
freshmen and sophomores, and for
.iuniors and seniors, if they care to
The teachers in the department are:
Art. Miss I>ena Boley, head of the de-
parfinenf; Misses Virginia Holland,
Henrietta Bee. Thelma McNall and
(Jlad.vs (Jorham. assistants.
IMtisic: (Jrady Miller, liead of de
partment ; lOarl Stouham. leader of
hand and orchestra; Mrs. Miriam Hon-
icker, Imogene Boyles and Helen Ru
I’hysical education: Herbert W.
Parks, head: Frank Baron, IM. B.
Squires and Misses Jonse.v Henry,
Maude Duncan jind Vera Mills, assist
HIGH LIFE ADVISOR
Miss Coleman With G. H. S. for
Five Years Leaves to Do
YOUNG PEOPLE’S WORKER
Miss Ind)elle (J. Coleman, for the
past live years faculty adviser of High
Life, resigned her work at G. H. S.
the first of .Time and accejited the posi
tion of yonng people's worker at the
Fii'st B.a])tist cliurch. IMiss Coienian
was liead of the French department of
Greensboro High for six years, and
M'as faculty adviser for High Life.
Her work this winter will mainly con
sist of having charge of Girl Scouts,
Boys Clnh, P>ihle Class and other or
ganizations, and ])ersonal work with
the hoys and girls, particularly of
high, school age.
G.H.S. AGAIN HEADS LIST
OF N. C. HIGH SCHOOLS
Scoring Done on Basis of Academic and
Financial Standing—Many Ele
ments to be Considered.
'-'or the second consecutive year,
Gi iishnre has toi)ped the list of the
eiglii'. princi])al cities of North Ciirolina
in aciwAmic and iinanci:il efficiency ol
its schoo'.' s.vste;n. .-Vccording to the fig
ures comp'/cd in the office of the super
intendent f pnlilic instrnction, the
(Jate City' verage was P.’T.l, which
gai'o- it the iership over its nearest
rival's perce 'e, !Kq.!J, scored by
Scoring was d», y* on the dual basis
of academic and financial standing.
which involve-s tli consideration o,t
various ridated snlq^, ts. They include
the daily atteiuhuice relation to the
enrollment, average length if term,
teacher's scholarship, pi rcentage of
connt.v enrollment, [lercentagf of nor
mal iind nnderaged enrollment. Wilder
the financial r.iting is includen the
aver.igi- salaries per capita; cost of
Instructors per cai)ita. and the pi;,
capita value of the school property.
New Books Given Library
Mr. (Jeorge 'Wynne, of the History
Department. h;i:s donated thirteen':
hooks to the library, most of which are
histories. A few science and French
l)ooks were also given.
IN ANNUAL CONTEST
OF STATE SCHOOLS
High Life and Homespun Suc
cessful in Contest Held by
EIGHT PAPERS ENTERED
The Two New Trophy Cups Now on
Exhibition in the Hall of
At the third annual high school news
paper and magazine contest, held at
Chapel Hill, July 21, High Life and
Homespun again took first place.
Newspai)ers were submitted by eight
other higli schools and three other
magazines. Among them was the Ra
leigh high school magazine, winner of
the contest in 1!)2(). and the Asheville
high school magazine, whiner of cou-
te.st of 1!)2.''). High Life won in 1924.
The .judges of the contest were
strongly impressed by the noticeable
imprinement that the high school pub
lications have made in the last feiv
The tr()ph.v cups have arrived and
with them the Hume cup, which is giv
en h.v the former students of tlie late
Dr. Thomas Hume, former head of
English Department at the university.
These cups are now on display in the
hall of the Main Building.
SCOUT LEADER RESIGNS
TO CONTINUE STUDIES
Frank Geeslin Comes to Greensboro
From Sanford as New Scout Execu
tive Succeeds Claude Humphries.
HE HAS INTERESTING ROOMMATES
Mr. Frank Geeslin, former scout
executive of Sanford, N. C., is the new
executive for tlie scouts of this city.
IMr. Geeslin succeeds Mr. Claude Hum
phreys, who resigned September 1st
in order to do further study in scout
work at Irondale, Missouri.
Mr. Geeslin is a native of Atlanta,
Ga.. where he was first connected
with scout work and after moving to
Sanford he continued his work there.
Mr. Humphreys has led the scouts
of Greensboro for three years in their
work. It was during his stay here
that Camp Gre.vstone, hoy scout camp
located 10 miles south of this city,
was established. Mr. Humphreys
writes from IMis.souri that he has two
interesting roommates. One is a full-
blooded Indian chief and the other a
former Royal Northwest Mounted Ro-
SUMMER SCHOOL HAS
Si.xty-five students attended summer
school, held at G. H. S. under the direc
tion of Mr. Robert IM. Scott. The ses
sion lasted for forty days, liegiiuiiiig
oil June 14 and closing Jul.y 2!). There
were 97 courses taken. One hour "of
recitation and one hour of study were
afforded for each course, making the
time spent eipial to that of a regular
The school was operated on a coach
ing basis with only a few in a class, so
that individual help was given, and as
a i-esult over 90 per cent of the impils
weie successful in passing their work.
The leachers of the different courses
were; Misses Laura Sumner, Sarah Les
lie, Ma-y Roberson, Jo Causey, Mrs.
Mai-y S. Ashford, Mr. E. H. Strick-
laiid and Jlr. Roy Armstrong.
]ANE HARRIS ELECTED
GIRLS^ COUNCIL HEAD
Last May at a Girls’ Forum
meeting, Jane Harris was elected
president of the Girls’ Council.
“Jane has been with ns only a
year, coming from Reidsville High
—hut tills year she has been active
ill athletics and girls’ council
work, and made a place for herself
at G. H. S.,” said the Dean.
As .vet not many plans have been
made for the work of the coming
year. It has been decided, how
ever, to have one representative
from each semester in jilace of one
from each room, and this will af
ford a more united council.
Miss IMitchell plans to have a
Girls’ Forum as soon as possible,
and in this meetiii.g to explain
things that would help new girls.
TEACHERS MEET AT
HIGH SCHOOL SEPT. 9
School is Not Proud of Equip
ment and Buildings but is
Proud of Teachers.
STRONG TEACHING FORCE
Superintendent Fred Archer met all
the teachers of the Greater Greensboro
district in the Higli School anditoriniii
Wednesday, September 9.
“We are not particularly proud of
our equiiniieiit and buildings, hut we
are jirond of our teaching force,” Siiid
Mr. Archer. He explained that he
knew all the teachers were smart—
they were supposed to he, hut he
requested that they save their sarcasm
and hriglit remarks for another time
audnot use them at the expense of
some unfortunate child.
Mr. Archer also told the teachers
thiit they would have a six-day job
this .year. On Saturday morning the
teachers will have school duties just
the same as on the otlier five days.
Some will he required to attend classes
in special subjects.
The assignments to the ditt'erent
schools wei'e read and the general
meeting adjourned in order that each
priiical might meet his teachers hi a
ROBERT WUNSCH LEAVES
G. H. S. FOR ASHEVILLE
Will Continue His Work in Magazine,
Dramatics and German—Alvin T.
Rowe Will be His Assistant.
i\Ir. AV. Robert AVnnsch, wlio has
been a memlier of the Greensboro
High School faculty for nearly tliree
.years, has accepted a position at Ashe
ville Higli School, it was aimoniiced
during the summer. Mr. AYniisch will
have charge of dramatics and pniilica-
tion work, and in addition will teach
one or more classes in German. He
will lie assisted liy Mr. A. T. Rowe,
who also tangiit at G. H. S. last year.
Dnrin.g the .vears lie was in Greens
boro Ml'. Wniisch did much to raise the
standards as well as to materially fur
ther the achievements in those fields at
G. 11. S. with which he was associated.
His work in dramatics and as faculty
advisor to High Life and homespun
was particularly noteworthy. He was
iiistrnmeiital in the founding of the
latter pnhlic-atkm, which during Its
first year of existence carried off
national and state honors.
SCHOOL PROGRAM IN
BY AN INJUNCTION
Superintendent Archer is Act
ing as Temporary Head of
Old City School District.
CASE IN SUPREME COURT
No Irregularities in Conduct of Elec
tion Itself—'Yalidity is Attacked
on Two Points. I
- " * I
Tlie briefs in the school case of
Greater Greensboro are complete and
the case was brought before Mhe Su
preme Court September 21. An early
decision is expected, the news of which
may he in the daily press at the time
tills is being read.
Until a decision is handed down by
the Supreme Court tlie city scliool pro
gram stands halted and the schools are
now being conducted informally due to
the awkward position in which the
city found itself, following the perma
nent restraining injunction ordered by
Judge AA'ehh in the action brought b,y
C. AA'. Causey, AA'. C. Boren and J. (1.
AA'atkins against the Guilford coniit,y
hoard of education. An appeal was,'
taken, and owing to the iiatiire of the
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MISS BUST WILL TEACH
PUBLIC SPEAKING COURSE
Purpose of Course to^e.eii? IiiJ;-
viduality Among Students and to
STUDENTS SHOAV GREAT INTEREST
This year the authorities of the
school have introduced a new course
in public speaking to he given by Miss
Aliriam Blist of Galesburg, III. A
large group has reiiorted for the class,
which meets at the third jieriod, and
judging by the interest shown, the in
structor thinks some nnnsnal talent
will he devehqied luring the course of
The conrsi involves all the funda
mentals of vial and bodily exiiression,
exteniporaneons speaking, debate, argn-
mentation, and literary interpretation.
In presenting the course Miss Blist
says there will be practical benefits
derived which will hel]) students in
everyday life. Such tilings as how to
convince a groiqi that it siionld snh-
scriho to tlie school pnliiications will
he taken up.
Tlie ultimate jini'iiose of tlie course
is to develop individuality iiniong tlie
students and to cultivate leadership.
Tiirongh various jirograms of decla
mations, original sketches, stunts, and
readings, an oiiportnnity will he given
every student to aiijiear niion the plat
form. EmcIi will he called upon for all
kinds of selections. I’lqiils are to he
tangiit to appear at ease and to be at
ease when speaking iiefore a crowd.
MR. SHERRILL RENTS
Mr. Slierill, cit.v clerk and treasnrm*
has rented the lionse on the schoo!
grounds from the .school hoard. .Air.
Slierill asks G. H. S. stndmits to nsi*
the driveway in going to the street.
Students are welcome to eat their lunch
es on the .vard. hnt are requested not to
leave iiajiers and food on the grass.
His porch and .vard may he used for
parties whenever it is wanted. He is
sure that as soon as G. H. S. .students
understand they will coojierate with