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From the Gate City of the South and the Birthplace of O. Henry
GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, JANUARY 14, 1927
Thrift Week Observed in
Greensboro January 17-23
Y. M. G. A, SPONSOR
Programs Planned For .Schools
and Numerous Industrial
Plants of Greensboro
HIGH SCHOOL RANKS LOW
Let Our Slogan Be “For Success and
Happiness,” Is Mr. Phillips’ Ad
vice to His Hearers
National Thrift Week is to be cele
brated January • 17th-23rd. In Greens
boro, Thrift Week is under the auspices
of the Y. M. C. A. chairmen, who have
planned programs to be held in the
schools and numerous industrial plants
of Greensboro. ^
G. H. S. now stands near the bot
tom in rank for number and amount
of savings. On January 4th, 59 of
the 800 students deposited in the bank.
The amount deposited was $46.72 and
only 19 rooms were represented.
, Starting now if each pupil would in
vest at the rates of those who deposited
January 4th, in 20 more weeks each
phlJil would have nearly $20 ready by
In discussing thrift, Mr. Phillips
said : “Think it over! Isn’t it a good
idea to start depositing now? Let our
slogan be ‘For Success and Happiness.’ ”
Some member of the faculty will be
appointed to take charge of banking at
G. H. S. during the spring term.
PRELIMINARIES HELD BY
Friday, January 21, ttie first pre
liminary for the triangular debate will
be held at tfie G. H/ S. auditorium.
About 50 students are going out for
The query of the debate is: Resolved,
Congress should adopt the Curtis-Reed
bill providing for a federal department
of education. Three minutes will be
given for the main speech and one min
ute for the rebuttal.
SENIORS TAKE PART
IN ANNUAL FACUin
TAKE-OFF AT G. H. S.
Pedagogues Tried For Misde
meanors by Student Council
in Chapel January 13
MANY SEVERE SENTENCES
P.T. A PLANS WORK
FOR NEW SEMESTER
“Child Welfare” “Normal
Training of Child,” “Humane
Education” Are Topics
BUILDING IS DEDICATED
Greensboro High Glee Club and Hi-Y
Double Quartet Sing Under Mr.
J. WILSON SMITH GIVES ADDRESS
The new Y. M. C. A. was dedicated
Sunday, January 9. Every available
seat was filled in the front meeting
room of the new building, where the
dedication services were held. Mr. J.
Wilson Smith made the chief address.
The high school chorus and the Hi-Y
double quarter, under the direction of
Mr. Grady Miller, sang several selec
Mr. Smith in his talk gave three rea
sons why the Y. M. C. A. has advanced
so much in recent years. First, it
gives an answer to the question: “What
shall we do with our boys?” by fur
nishing a place where they can go for
clean, healthful amusement. Second,
it is not selfish in its purpose; it places
its program at the disposal of churches
and schools. The third and last rea
son is because the Y. M. C. A. believes
whole-heartedly in Chi’ist and ir If^yal
to Him in all that it attempts to do.
The service was conclvided with a
benediction by Dr. C. F. Myers.
The Parent-Teacher Association of
Greensboro High School may look for
big things in the new semester, accord
ing to the program committee which
has arranged all programs for the com
ing months. C. W. Phillips is chairman
of that committee.
Probably the middle of February
there will be a day for the association,
on which exhibits of work the children
have done will be held and luncheon
will be served in the cafeteria in the
afternoon. At night there will be a
regular program in the auditorium.
This program has been arranged for
the purpose of raising money.
The topic for discussion at the meet
ings the remainder of the year will be;
February, “Child WelfareMarch,
“The Moral Training of the Child
April, “Plumane Education!” and. May,
“The Back-to-the-Home Movement.”
The association expects to have many
new members next semester owing to
the large number of pupils who will en
ter G. H. S. from the grammar schools.
The next meeting will be held February
2, two days after the new semester be
gins, and the P. T. A. urges all new
mothers as well as the old ones to at
tend this first meeting.
Eleven Members of Faculty Before
Court—All Found Guilty—13 Seniors
Take Part In Stunt
Thursday, January 13, the Student
Council was called together to try cer
tain members of the faculty for mis
demeanors that have startled and
alarmed the students of the main build
The cases taken up and sentences im
posed were as follows
C. W. Phillip :s, principal of G. H. S.,
was accused and found guilty of being
tardy recently. His excuse was that
he had spent the night before walking
with Wade Wiley and, exhausted by
the exercise he had overslept. Feeling
that our head should at all times keep
physically fit, the court sentenced him
(Continued on Page Six)
G. H. S. BOYS WILL ENTER
High School Will be Represented by
One Pupil at Wake Forest, Guil
ford, and Durham
STUDENTS TO BE CHOSEN FEB. 3
RAYMOND ROBINS IS
OPEN FORUM SPEAKER
“The Outlawry of War” Is Subject of
Talk by Noted Advocate of
’Three representatives from G. H. S.
will enter the annual boys’ declamation
contests which will be held this spring.
One speaker will go to Durham and
probably one to Wake Forest, and one
to uilford. The Guilford contest usually
also includes a recitation contest to
which G. H. S. will probably send a
In the preliminaries six boys will be
chosen by a committee headed by Miss
Marian Bliss of the public speaking de
partment. February 3 these will com
pete and the final representatives will
be chosen. The contest is open to
every boy at G. IT. S., and Miss Bliss
hopes that many will try out.
COURSES OUTLINED FOR
NEXT SEMESTER’S WORK
During the week of January 3 courses
of study for next semester were com
pleted. Pupils who have failed one or
more subjects this semester will be al
lowed to take only four subjects and
no one can take more than five.
Turner Hobbs Breaks Arm
January 4, at lunch period. Turner
Hobbs, a freshman, broke his arm. The
accident happeried while he was scuf
fling with some boys on the playground.
The bones above the wrist were frac
Raymond Robins, noted peace advo
cate, speaking before the Greensboro
Open Forum Tuesday evening, January
11, declared that world peace could be
effected by the realiation that war is
L.c mos' hangeroos of crimes. Mr. Rob
ins’ subjec. The Outlawing of
War.” Several tini> he cued parallels
in recent history to support his theory
of abolishing war.
“Thrifty people, when war comes, do
not realize the vast expense in money,
resources, and life that is concurred by
such a conflict,” he said. “Wars come
without warning. Wealth of some kind
is the motive or objective of all wars.”
The speaker stated that public opinion
in every country should be built up
against war. After this opinion is firm
and stable, the nations of the world
should codify international law and
consider war, on the part of any na
tion, the gravest of crimes.
It was announced that the next meet
ing of the Open Forum would be Feb
ruary 23, at which time Mile. Marguer
ite Clement, a Frenchwoman, will speak
on the subject of “Intellecautl Leaders
7th period Wednesday, January
8th period Wednesday, January
1st period Thursday, January 20.
2ud period Thursday, January 20.
4th period Friday, January 21.
5th period Friday, January 21.
Gth period Monday, January 24.
Specials, Tuesday, January 25.
7th period Monday, January 24,
8th period Monday, January 24,
1st period Tuesday, January 25.
2nd period Tuesday, January 25.
4th period Wednesday, January 26.
5th period Wednesday, January 26.
6th and specials, Thursday, Jan
Other specials, Friday, January 28.
There will be no lunch served to
students during regular examina
tion week, January 24-28, but all
teachers will eat together at 12:45
at the cafeteria. Announcements
will be made there.
Teachers are to report at 8 :30 and
remain at school until 3:30 during
C. W. Phillips.
PLANS FOR NEW HIGH
SCHOOL PLANT SOON
TO BE COMPLETED
Possible Site Beyond Lake Dan
iel, Between Lindley Park
and A. & Y. Railroad
MISS LOTTIE MORGAN
MISS L MORGAN IS
SECRETARY AT G.H.S.
Graduated at Leaksville and at
National Business College
at Roanoke, Va.
TAUGHT SEVERAL YEARS
Miss Lottie Morgan came to Greens
boro High School in the fall of 1924
to begin her duties as secretary. Miss
Morgan, previous to taking her work
here, was a teacher in the commercial
department of Thomasville Baptist
Orphanage at Thomasville, N. C. She
taught there for six years.
After she was graduated from the
Leaksville-Spray Institute, Miss Mor
gan taught in the commercial depart
ment of that school for three years. She
was also graduated from National Busi
ness College at Roanoke, Virginia.
‘THE GOOSE HANGS HIGH’
TO BE GIVEN BY G. H. S.
High School Will Also Enter the State
Contest For the Best
A three-act play, “The Goose Hangs
High,” is to be presented on February
2,5 or 26 by the Dramatics and Public
Speaking classes. It is to be the out
standing play of the year.
Miss Marion Bliss, head of the de
partment, says that it is even better
than “On the Hiring Line,” and has
been presented in a number of large
The try-outs will probably be held
before mid-term exams.
G. H. S. will also enter the state con
test for the best one-act play.
LARGE TRACT NECESSARY
Location Selected Will Be Nearer For
Majority of Students, As Shown
In a discussion of the new schools,
Superintendent Archer said the proba
ble location of the first of the new high
schools will be beyond Lake Daniel, be
tween Lindley Park and the Atlantic
and Yadkin railroad. This place, is an
ideal and central location, although it
may not seem so at first glance. When
Aycock street and Wendover avenue
are completed they will intersect at a
point near the contemplated location.
This will be nearer than the present
Greensboro High School for the ma
jority of students as shown by maps
now being issued.
There has been much discussion as
to the need of such a large tract for a
school. It seems to be a great expense
to buy fifty acres for only one school.
If the situation is carefully analyzed,
however, it will be seen that this much
space can be easily used. As the plans
are to date, although nothing definite
has been drawn, there will be one cen
tral building, with the auditorium,
offices, etc. Around this unit other
buildings will be erected as they are
needed. Only one building will be con
structed, besides the auditorium, at
present. Also several athletic fields,
both for boys and girls will be arranged.
There will be a need for a number of
such fields to take care of the various
athletics in a high school. Inside the
building there should be adequate
locker and shower rooms so that each
pupil shall have an individual locker.
The boys and girls need a large gym
nasium to take car of basketball and
other gymnasium activities. This will
call for two gyms, both larger than
the present ones at Aycock or Caldwell.
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HIGH SCHOOL DEBATERS
HOLD BUSINESS MEETING
Secretary Announces That a Strict
Policy Regarding Attendance Must
MANY HONORS AWARDED
TO TYPING STUDENTS
During the last two months. Miss
East’s typing students have won Un
derwood, Remington and Smith pins
Glenn Hackney is the only student to
be awarded an Underwood 50-word sil
ver pin. Mark Baker has won an Un
derwood 40-word bronze pin.
Ruth Chandler, Clyde Conrad, Mar
tha Sue Jackson, Kathleen Lashley,
Ylary Baker, Nell Mesley and William
Hepler have won Underwood 30-word
George Hutton, Anne Hogan and Mar
tha Jackson have been awarded a
Smith 30-word certificate.
George Hutton and Baxter Bason
have won Remington certificates.
Friday, January 7, the Greensboro
High School Debating Club held the first
meeting of the year. There was no
program; the entire meeting was de
voted to important business.
The secretary announced that be
ginning with 1927 a strict policy re
garding attendance would be observed.
Other matters pertaining to the activi
ties of the year were discussed at
Several of the new members were
present and readily entered into the
spirit of the club. At the meeting of
January 14 the election of new officers
SPEAKS ON SCHOOLS
Frederick Archer, superintendent of
the Greensboro public schools, was chief
speaker at the regular monthly meeting
of the Greensboro Ministerial Associa
tion, January 3. In outlining the aims
of the city school administration toward
the individual student, he said: “In
order that the student be inspired with
things which make substantial citizen
ship, it is necessary to get good teachers
who have character and personality.”