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From the Gate City of the South and the Birthplace of O. Henry
GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, FEBRUARY 11, 1927
SENIORS AND JUNIORS
FROM BUFFALO HIGH
JOIN STUDENT BODY
147 Freshmen From Various
Grammar Schools Enter High
School Monday, January 31
TOTAL ENROLLMENT 946
Fifteen Seniors and Eighteen Juniors
Are Transferred From Buffalo High
School at Beginning of Semester
Fifteen seniors and eighteen juniors
were transferred from Buffalo High
and a hundred and forty-seven fresh-
Dien from the various grammar schools
of the city entered Greensboro High
School Monday, January 3. The total
enrollment of the high school for the
new semester in 94G.
The seniors coming from Buffalo
school are: John Turner, William Pem
berton, Basil Nove, Hay McKeithan,
Herbert Lewis, Dorothy King, Earl
Johnson, Richard Cox, Samuel Judson,
Robert Pascal, John Allred, ITmd Jones,
Linda Rankin, Mae Murchison, and
MISS LENA BULLARD IS
HEAD OF G. H. S. BANKING
Reorganization Increases Deposits—
High School Still Lowest In Per
centage of Depositors
teachers to back new plan
With the appointment of Miss Lena
Bullard as faculty adviser for banking,
G. H. S. has started on a complete reor
During the wmek of January 4 there
were 49 depositors in the high school
with a total deposit of $22.77, while
during “Thrift Week” there were 102
Up until the present time, G. H. S.
has made a very poor showing in the
banking record of the city schools. The
percentage of students depositing dur
ing the week of January 24-28 were:
Aycock, 60; Caldwell, 53; Cypress,
50! Spring, 44; Simpson, 41; Mclver,
16; high school not available because
of examination week.
Seventy-six per cent of the children
in all the schools use this system.
Miss Bullard urges that all the
teachers endeavor to interest the stu
dents in this system.
NEW EDITORS ELECTED
FOR LANTERN STAFF
Elizabeth Benbow of Seventh Grade and
Charles Sharpe of Sixth Grade to
Lead Buffalo Publication
THREE SENIORS WIN
Elea Harrelson, Glenn Hackney, and
Elsie Palmer received the honors, best
all-round, highest scholarship, and best
short story, respectively, at the grad
uating exercises held January 28 at
Odell Memorial building.
Elea Harrelson, recipient of the cup
for being best all-round student, entered
Greensboro High from Mebane I-Iigh
School. While at G. H. S. she was a
member of the basketball squad and
also a representative to Girls’ Council.
She will probably enter N. C. C. W.
Glenn Hackney was a member of the
student council, cashier at cafeteria,
and typist editor of High Life. He won
several awards in typing as well as a
trip to Raleigh with the Civitan Club
for having the highest scholastic aver
age in his session room. He received
a fountain pen and pencil given by the
Elsie Palmer has won distinction as
a prominent member of the commercial
G.H.S. TO PRESENT
PLAY “THE VALIANT”
Hilda Davidson, Leon Wells,
Charles McLees, Herbert Jones
and Joe Mann Have Parts
CAST ALMOST COMPLETE
Pebniary 25th, “The Valiant,” a one-
act play by Holworthy Hall and Robert
Middleniass will be given by G. H. S.
students. This play has a very un
usual plot. Dyke, a young man about to
be hanged for murder, refuses to re
veal his identity, although his sister
having read about him and thinking
he is her brother, tries him in many
wmys. He is really her brother, but to
save the honor of his family, he con
vinces her that her brother died in
France, a hero. As he goes to death
he keeps repeating to himself, “The
valiant never tastes of death but once.”
Keen interest was shown in the try
outs of the play when the following
cast was chosen:
Father Dalj'—Plerbert Jones.
There is one more character that will
be chosen in the near future.
THREE NEW TEACHERS AT
G. H. S. FOR SECOND TERM
Mrs. Edith Robinson and Miss Mae
Bush in English Department—Miss
Lula Clements Teaches Freshmen
ithongh the high school students of
"h Buffalo School have come to
msboro High, the Lantern, their
'Ol paper, will continue to be pub-
Jd every month. The new editors
Elizabeth Benbow, of the seventh
le, and Charles Sharpe, of the sixth
Mrs. Edith Robinson is a new mem
ber of the English Department, com
ing from Aycock at the beginning of this
semester. She was formerly from
Mrs. Lula Clements has also recently
joined the faculty, teaching a group of
freshmen boys in the new barn. She
comes from Huntington, West Virginia,
and has taught near there for several
Miss May Bush, of Greensboro, a for
mer teacher at G. H. S., will return
to teach English and help in the library
this coming semester. After she was
graduated from Hollins College, Miss
Bush worked in the Central Public Li
brary at New York. She also took a
special course in English at Columbia
University. Miss Bush taught two
semesters in Greensboro High in 1925
Spencer Blaylock, a former student
Greensboro High School, passed the
examination held in Raleigh, Peb-
ary 4, and is now a full-fledged law-
r. He will be graduated from the
liversity of North Carolina in June,
►encer says he will practice in Greens-
ro, but his plans are not completed
FIRE DRILL RULES FOR
G. H. S. ARE ANNOUNCED
The new 1927 fire drill rules for
Greensboro High School are as fol
lows : 1. Bell rings. 2. Lower all
Avindows. 3. Absolute silence.
4. IValk, not run. 5. Room nearest
exit, out first.
In the main building, all the stu
dents go to Spring Street. The stu
dents on the first floor of the new
building go to Spring Street and
those on the second floor go to Ce
dar Street. All the students in the
Cafeteria and in the Barns go out
the back exits to Cedar Street.
EDITORS TO ATTEND
GXP. A. CONVENTION
M. L. Carlson, S. Mendenhall, B.
Moore, H. Gump, F. Atkisson,
B. Brown Will Go to N. Y.
MRS. ASHFORD WILL GO
Four editors of High Life and two
Homespun editors will leave Greens
boro probably March 9 for New York
City to attend the annual Columbia
Scholastic Press Association Convention
at Columbia University.
Mrs. Mary S. Ashford, faculty adviser
of LIigh Life, will chaperone the party
composed of Harry Gump, Beverly
Moore, Finley Atkisson, Sarah Menden
hall, Mary Lynn Carlson, and Betty
Although no definite plans have as
yet been made, the delegates expect to
attend the convention March 11 and 12,
and see the city of New York during
the other four days.
COURT OF HONOR MEETS
AT COURT HOUSE JAN. 29
Clarence Cone Receives Hundred Per
Cent Duty Medal For Rendering
Hundred Hours Service
PROGRAM OPENED WITH PARADE
J. MURPHY WILLIAMS
SPEAKS TO STUDENTS
Rev. J. Murphy Williams, pastor of
the Church of the Covenant, spoke to
the students of G. H. S. Wednesday,
January 18, at chapel period. This was
the third of the series of talks at
G. LI. S. during “Thrift Week.”
At the Guilford County Courthouse,
Saturday, January 29, fifty Boy Scouts
and visitors attended a session of the
Boy Scout court of honor. The pro
gram was opened with a parade of
colors and pledges to the flag.
Different scouts received badges for
their achievements. Scout Clarence
Cone received a hundred per cent duty
medal for rendering 100 hours of public
service. Clarence is the first Scout in
Greensboro to receive the medal.
Hi-Y Quartet Sings at Y
Friday night, February 4th, the Hi-Y
quartet, composed of LeGrand Johnson,
Fred Byers, Max Albright, and Vernon
Patterson, sang for the Young Men’s
Club of the Y. M. C. A.
High Life Will Be
Edited by Classes
In order to co-operate with the
English Department in bringing out
some journalistic points, as well as
helping the coming editor, whoever he
maj” be, to select his co-workers, the
LIigh Life staff is turning over the
next four issues of the paper to be
edited by the classes as follows:
Senior Issue—February 25.
Junior Issue—^March 11.
Sophomore Issue—March 25.
Freshman Issue—April 8.
NEW FLAY MARCH 12
BY C. H. S. STUDENTS
‘Popular in High School and
Colleges,” Says Miss Mar
APPEALS TO EVERYONE
March 12, the dramatics students of
G. H. S. will present “The Goose Hangs
High” under the direction of Miss Mar
ion Bliss, at Odell Memorial Building.
This play was presented from coast
to coast and is especially interesting
to the pessimist and the optimist be
cause of the aid it gives them on the
problem of American jmuth.
Miss Bliss says of the play: “It jus
tifies American youth. It proves that
the girls and the boys of today when
put to the test prove themselves cap
able of responsibility. It appeals
equally to young and old. Since the re
lease for amateur performance it has
been more popular in colleges and high
schools than any play in many years.
It involves character study in almost
every part and abounds in clever situa
tions and its lines are unusually good.”
The cast of characters for the play
is as follows:
Rhoda—Nannie B. Ciendenin.
Kimberly—J. D. McNairy.
GIVES STATISTICS ON
Says Greensboro High School
Has Made Wonderful Rec
ord in Past Year
28,587 BOOKS IN LIBRARIES
Receives Report That Libraries of
Greensboro Public Schools Have More
Books Than Others of State
The Greensboro Public school libra
ries have made a wonderful record ac
cording to statistics from the office of
Mr. Frederick Archer, superintendent
of city schools. The report shows that
there are 28,587 books in the Greens
boro school libraries. This includes,
both white and colored. The white
have 24,809 and the colored have 3858.
Another report was taken of the num
ber of books checked out of all the li
braries during a typical week of school.
The total was 4291. Mclver school’s
record was the best of all schools with
a total of 825—over a hundred more
than any school in the system.
Report was given to Mr. Archer that
Greensboro libraries had more books
ill them than all of the other schools in
North Carolina combined.
DR. VANCE ADDRESSES
Superintendent Archer Awards Diplo
mas to the Graduates—Music
by High School Band
PHILLIPS ANNOUNCES AWARDS
Dr. James I. Vance, of Nashville,
Tenn., addressed the mid-term grad
uates, Friday night, January 28, at the
Odell Memorial building. “Building for
the Future” was the subject of his
The speaker was introduced by Mr.
E. D. Broadhurst, chairman of the
Board of Education. After the address,
records for the year, medals and dis
tinctions were announced by Mr. C. W.
Phillips, G. LI. S. principal. Glenn
Hackney was awarded the scholarship
prize. The Best All-Round Student cup
went to Elea Harrelson. The short
story cup was won by Elsie Palmer.
After this, Superintendent Frederick
Archer awarded diplomas to the grad
uates. Music was furnished by the
high school band.
Rev. Milo S. Hinkle, pastor of the
Friends Church, pronounced the bene
NEW COURSES OFFERED
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
German I, Bookkeeping Course For Be
ginners, and New Business Methods
For Spring Semester
Each semester the field of study at
G. LI. S. broadens in the offering of
high school courses. For the semester
of 1927, the following new courses will'
A Red Cross course for girls giving
three-eighths of a credit.
Dramatics I will be called Public
A bookkeeping course for beginners.
A new business methods course.
German I has been substituted for
The following rule has been observed
in making schedules: No student who
has failed or dropped one or more sub
jects can take more than four major
subjects, possibly one minor.
FOR GRADUATING CLASS
Three Course Luncheon at Hylmore Tea
Room Tuesday, January 25—Mem
bers of Class Honored
The Rotary Club entertained the mid
year graduating 'class with a three-
course luncheon at the Hylmore Tea
Room Tuesday, January 25, at 1 P. M.
Mildred Nash, a member of the class,
presided and introduced the faculty and
class with a humorous remark about
each. The class gave a “Happy Hooli
gan” toast to Mr. Phillips, each mem
ber contributing a line. The Boys’ Glee
Club started the musical part of the
program with several selections, fol
lowed by a piano solo by Louise Whit
tington and a trombone solo by Banks
Simpson. Two original skits, “Things
That Never Llappen,” and “Trial of
Some of the Members of the Board of
Directors,” were presented by the class.