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G. B. WYNNE WRITES
ARTICLE FOR DEC.
ISSUE OF JOURNAL
“Teach the Child to Do Some
thing ” Is Title—In North
teach pupils, not books
Writer Was Graduated From Duke Uni
versity—Came to G. H. S. From
Scene From ‘‘On the Hiring Line
Mr. George B. AVynne, of the History
department, has an article on “Teach
the Child to Do Something” in the De
cember issued of “The North Carolina
In his article Mr. AVynne stresses
the importance of teaching pupils and
not books. He declares that pupils
should be taught to work out prob
lems for themselves. “AAGien we can
accomplish that ])urpose the boys and
girls of North Carolina will learn to
become more useful citizens, in that
they will learn to do things for their
state and nation based upon their own
ideas of truth,” says Mr. AA^ynne.
Mr. AVynne came to Greensboro High
School from Farm Life School in Sam
son County. He received his A. B. de
gree from Duke University in 1922 and
since then he has been teaching in
North arolina schools.
GIYEN BY STUDENTS
Mary Jane Wharton, Sarah
Mendenhall, Ed Turner Have
G. H. S. ORCHESTRA PLAYS
HI-Y CLUBS MEET IN
“The Needy Boy in Our Community” Is
Subject of Talks by
NEW CLUB TO BE FORMED SOON
The Hi-Y met separately Tuesday
night, December 14, in discussion
groups. The subject for both chapters
was “The Needy Boys in Our Com
munity.” During the discussions the
■significance of Christmas and its rela
tionship to the poor was brought out.
Practically every member took an ac
tive part in carrying out the theme of
Both clubs adopted a resolution that
another Hi-Y Club be formed. This
group, which will probably be made
up of freshmen and sophomores, will
be organized sometime in the near fu
ture, it was stated by E. D. Weiner,
boys’ work secretary at the local Y. M.
One of the best amateur productions
eY’er presented in local circles was “On
the Hiring Line,” a comedy in three
acts staged by the dramatic students
of Greensboro High School, December
18, in the Odell Alemorial Building.
The plot of the play was of the pres
ent-day servant problem mingled with
detectives and love letters. Edmund
Turner was cleAmr as Ritchie, the but
ler. Alargaret Neal, as Mrs. Ritchie,
was a typical Irish cook. Mildred Nash,
Dorothy Fessenden, and Leon AVells
was brought in in the love story. Airs.
Sherman Fessenden, played by Alary
Jane AA'harton, was fine, and Harry
Gump and Charles AIcLees solved the
servant and wife problem.
The play was altogether successful,
the stage settings, acting and produc
tion as a whole were of merit. Aliss
Alarian Bliss coached the play and the
high school orchestra furnished music
between acts. The complete cast fol
Fessenden, Charles AIcLees; Airs.
Fessenden, Alary Jane AA^harton; Doro
thy Fessenden, Alildred Nash; Pansy
Capron, Sarah Alendenhall; Billy Ca-
pron, Harry Gump; Oliver, Louis
Brooks; Ritchie, Ed Turner; Airs.
Ritchie, Alargaret Neal.
RHODES SCHOLARSHIP IS
WON BY F. G. M’CLARTY
F. G. AIcClarty, of Duke University,
Djirham, N. C., won a Rhodes Scholar
ship tor North Carolina at the annual
election held December 11. Out of 372
candidates, one from each of 32 states,
Rhodes scholars are chosen on the
basis of mental ability and attainments,
qualities of character, and interest in
outdoor sports. The scholars elected
will enter the University of Oxford in
PICTURES SENT TO
ENGRAYERS DEC. 14
New Reflector Contains Art
Work by Ruth Abbot—Many
SATURDAY, DEC. 11
Talks on Value of Testing Pu
pils and How to Use Tests.
THOMAS R. FOUST SPEAKS
Charles H. Ireland, Chairman of Board,
Leads Devotional—Revolution School
Orchestra Plays Several Pieces
HAS STUDENT GOV.
To Promote Self-Guidance,
Leadership, and High Stand
ards of the Class
OFFICERS IN EACH CLASS
LIBRARY RECEIVES SOME
NEW BOOKS OF POEMS
Plays and Songs Also in Collection of
Books Recently Added For English
and History Departments
The Greensboro High School library
has recently received eleven new
books. These are books of poems,
plays, and songs, and they will be very
helpful in the work of the English, His
tory and Dramatics departments. They
The Alikado and Other Plays, AV. S.
Poems, Oscar AVilde.
H. AI. S. Pinafore and Other Plays,
AV. S. Gilbert.
Grenstone Poems, Witter Bynner.
Poems of William Blake.
Best American Humorous Short
The Best Short Stories of 1926.
Songs from Dixie Laud, Frank L.
Lonesome Road, Paul Greene.
Selected Poems of Carl Sandburg.
Three American Plays, Anderson and
It is customary for the Germans and
their animals to feast the day before
Christ.mas. At midnight and again on
Christmas morning, the people attend
church to hear the old, old story of the
birth of Christ. One beautiful custom
in this country is the giving of gifts
to the poor. Sometimes poor families
are invited to the homes of the rich
to receive gifts and enjoy the tree pre
pared for them.
REPRESENTATIVES MEET HERE
DEC. 15 FOR TRI-CITY DINNER
(Continued from Page One)
exchange ideas. AA^e have something
to give and we expect to receive some-
tliing in return. Greensboro lacks
many things in which the other cities
of this triangle abound, while on the
other hand she possesses something
which can prove mutually helpful,” the
He then introduced Dwight Linville,
of the AATnston Council, who spoke on
“Rolling Stones.” Alice Caldwell,
editor of the Pointer, talked on “The
Four Alillion.” “The Trimmed Lamp”
was the subject of a well phrased talk
by Betty Brown, editor of High Life.
Louis Brooks spoke on “The Voice of
the City,” explaining the great influ
ence of the press for the good or evil.
“Sixes and Sevens” was the title of
a talk with which Clark Stuart, of
High Point, produced peals of laughter.
Howard Bates, of AVinston-Salem,
spoke on “Strictly Business.” Annie
Lee Singletary used as her topic for
Carlton AATlder summed up the idea
and ideas in a talk entitled, “AVaifs
and Strays.” Air. T. AV. Andrews, su
perintendent of the High Point schools,
brought out many good ideas in very
clever fashion in his speech on “Roads
Impromptu speeches were made by
Air. Fred Archer, superintendent of the
Greensboro Public Schools, and Air.
L. S. Johnson, principal of High Point
Lligh School. The program was varied
by a solo on the saw by AValter Peter
son and Air. H. G. Miller sang a negro
spiritual, accompanied by Alary Lynn
David Caldwell school has recently
inaugurated a student government. This
is to develop self-guidance and leader
Each class is organized with a presi
dent, vice-president, secretary, lunch
room squad, ground squad, and traffic
squad. They hold meetings once a week
and pupils who have failed to measure
up to the standards are discussed. The
punishment is named and if it is not
vetoed by the principal is must be car
Caldwell found this class organiza
tion so helpful that a central unit was
organized. The council is very much
like the class organization but applies
to the school as a whole. The room
unit may be considered as the legisla
ture and the council as the senate.
BUSINESS STAFF AT WORK
A group of pictures for the 1927 year
book was sent to the engravers, the
Capitol Engraving Company of Nash
ville, Tennessee, Tuesday, December 14.
The greater part of this group was
made up of individual senior pictures.
Several persons commented favorably
on the art work of Ruth Abbott, in
which the motif of the book is carried
The business staff is at work on ad
vertisements. Jack Coble, business
manager, states that the students can
aid him by suggesting to him the names
of certain firms and persons whom they
think would be interested in advertis
ing in the annual.
Saturday morning, December 11, over
.300 teachers and principals of Guilford
County, employed in the white public
schools, attended the regular monthly
rneeting held in the assembly room at
the county building and heard an ad
dress by J. A. Highsmith, a member of
the faculty of the University of North
Air. Higlismith talked on the value
of testing pupils and the use that
should be made of the tests. The tests
are given to find out who the backward
people are in the grammer grades, and
3,000 pupils from the third to the sev
enth grades are taking them.
Air. Charles H. Ireland, chairman of
the county board, led the devotional.
Air. Thomas R. Foust, county superin
tendent of education, was also a speak
er at this meeting, and talked about the
white Christmas plan.
The orchestra from the Revolution
School rendered several musical selec
The next meeting will be held the
second Saturday in January at 10 a. m.
JUNIORS ENTERTAIN SENIOR
CLASS BY ANNUAL BANQUET
J. A. GAWTHROP SPEAKS
TO STUDENTS IN CHAPEL
Stresses Duty and Responsibility of
High School Students
GRAHAM TODD ELECTED
CLUB PRESS REPORTER
Baptist Boys’ Club Holds Weekly Meet
ing December 13—Plans For
The Baptist Boys’ Club had its regu
lar weekly meeting Alonday, December
13. Business of the clnb was taken up.
Graham Todd was elected press re
porter. Initiation, which was held
Thursday, December 9, was also dis
cussed at this meeting. At every other
meeting an outsider talks to the club.
This time Air. F. R. Casper, leader of
the club, talked on things of interest
PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR
ARE MADE BY DEBATERS
(Continued from Page One)
here. Greensboro’s negative team will
debate Winston’s affirmative there on
the same date. In case both Greens
boro teams should win, they will then
go to Chapel Hill to compete for the
Aycock Alemorial cup.
Greensboro has never won a state
championship in debating. This year
the prospects seem unusually hopeful.
Besides having four varsity men back,
one varsity member of last year’s High
Point team is here. The coaches tire
looking forward to a successful team.
Knowledge and timber should not be
used until they are seasoned.
(Continued from Page One)
Leak discussed Randolph Barker as
the sheik of the class, comparing him
Yvith his dazzling looks to Valentino.
Next, Henry Biggs told of the musi
cian, Frank Phipps, and his life as a
student, which seemed to be linked, he
stated, with Nell Lockamy’s.
Juanita Dillon told of Annie Hogan,
while ATctor Jones related the part that
Alildred Nash has played in the class’s
history. AATllard AVatson, as the foot
ball hero, the president of the student
body, and as a man, was told of by
J. D. AIcNairy. He also discussed James
Attest, telling of the time he flunked
six out of five subjects, and Banks
Simpson, the ontstanding sheik of the
class, Yvho can handle teachers and
At this point in the program a heauty
contest was started. Someone entered
AATllard AA’'atson and Banks Simpson
as candidates, but w'hen “Dizzy” Har
grove was entered, they withdrew and
left the unanimous choice to him.
Alargaret High continued with the
story, telling of Glenn Hackney and
Elsie Palmer, while Alartha Sykes
narrated the part of Nell Voltz and Bill
Fife related the history of AVillias Har
grove in high school. Alildred Knight
took up Louise AVhittington and Harry
Gump expounded himself to the utmost
on George Donovant, Jesse Winberry,
and Eloise Alilton. The story was
bronght to a close by Edgar Kuyken
dall, who showed the places in the class
filled by Chris Cli'nderist and Elea Har-
Banks Simpson, president of the
Senior class, expressed the apprecia
tion of the class to the Juniors for the
At the head of the table was a loom
with purple and gold as the warp. As
the story of the class was told, different
threads representing the joys and sor
rows of high school life were woven in.
The class of twenty-seven, represented
by the different threads, had woven its
place into the school, represented by
the purple and gold. The toastmistress
presented this, after which she said
TALKS MADE ON DEBATING CLUB
J. A. Gawthrop, the new secretary
of the Chamber of Commerce, spoke in
chapel Alonday, Tuesday and AA^ednes-
day, December 13, 14, 15. He spoke
about the duty and responsibility of
high school students toward the city.
“Today determines tomorrow. Not by
chance nor by influence, but by merit,
we win places in the world,” said Mr.
Gawthrop. He mentioned that there
ai-e many important positions to be
filled, but that there are waiting lists
for the less important ones. “The
Chamber of Commerce,” he said, “is a
group of organized people under one
leadership. Its undertakings are com
mercial, indnstrial, and financial. The
spirit of the people makes it go.”
Each day talks were made on the
benefit derived from debating. The
speakers urged more people to come
out for debating team as it supported
the athletics. They were also invited
to join the debating club. Aliss Sarah
Lesley, Laura Tillet and Amy Cald
well, as well as Edgar Kuykendall,
Harry Gump, and Paul AYimbish made
TROOP HOLDS FIRST
RALLY DECEMBER 11
Saturday, December 11, at 7:30 at
the First Baptist Church, the Girl
Scouts of Troop 2 held a rally. The
program ran as follows;
Scout drill; song. Hail to the Scouts;
welcome, by Helen Crutchfield; song,
Aly Country, ’Tis of Thee; Pledge to
Girl Scouts Flag; Scout Hymn; Pledge
to the Bible; prayer, Annette Dono
vant ; Girl Scout Laws; song. Girl Scout
Chant; announcements and awards;
song. Baptist Scouts; Girl Scouts Creed,
Christo Lane Fogle; AVhat Scouting
For Girls Is, Leila George Cram;
pageant. The Spirit of Girlhood; song,
Join the Girl Scouts; prayer. Dr. J.
In Germany at one time the people
believed that if a branch of holly was
hung above the door they would be
protected from the thunder.