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mi kl\ ?am s,”s idem melt ®gp lives Farewell Graduates HIGH LIFE From the Gate City of the South and the Birthplace of O. Henry Welcome Newcomers VOLUME VII GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, FEBRUARY 11, 1927 NUMBER 9 leil itreii lure iatl ter; SENIORS AND JUNIORS FROM BUFFALO HIGH JOIN STUDENT BODY 147 Freshmen From Various Grammar Schools Enter High School Monday, January 31 0. TOTAL ENROLLMENT 946 Fifteen Seniors and Eighteen Juniors Are Transferred From Buffalo High School at Beginning of Semester ILS 'St 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 Pauline Stedman. 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 ganization. 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 pupils depositing. 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 NOTABLE AWARDS 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. next semester. 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 Torchlight Society. Elsie Palmer has won distinction as a prominent member of the commercial department. 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: Dyke—Leon Wells. Josephine—Hilda Davidson. Warden—Charles McLees. Father Dalj'—Plerbert Jones. Attendant—Joe Mann. 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 SPENCER BLAYLOCK FULL-FLEDGED LAWYER 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 Richmond, Virginia. 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 years. 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 and ’26. 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 Brown. 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 ian Bliss 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: Eunice—Jane Harris. Julia—Elizabeth Boyst. Lois—Nell Applewhite. Dagmar—Miriam Block. Granny—'Ruth Abbott. Rhoda—Nannie B. Ciendenin. Bernard—^John Brown. Noel—'Ernest Scarboro. Day^—Charles McLees. Hugh—Charles Mclver. Bradley—^Macon Crocker. Ronald—Edward Stainback. Kimberly—J. D. McNairy. FREDERICK ARCHER GIVES STATISTICS ON SCHOOL UBRARIES 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 MID-TERM GRADUATES 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 talk. 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 diction. 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' begin: A Red Cross course for girls giving three-eighths of a credit. Dramatics I will be called Public Speaking I. A bookkeeping course for beginners. A new business methods course. German I has been substituted for Spanish I. 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. ROTARY ENTERTAINMENT 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.