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Why Students Fail” Is Chief
Topic of Discussion—No Defi
nite Conclusions Reached
At the annual meeting of the mem
bers of the State Association of High
School Principals, held at Charlotte
Friday and Saturday, February 18 and
19, the subject of “Why Students Fail”
was chief among the discussions of the
conference The entire meeting on
Friday was devoted to the considera
tion of this topic. No definite conclu
sions were reached. However, it was
generally agreed that most failures are
caused not by lack of ability, but by
the students not being properly placed
in the classes.
Dr. E. Garringer, of Charlotte High
School, presided over the meetings.
The membership included the princi
pals of the eighteen double A-1 high
schools in this state. The conference
elected Mr. L. R. Johnson, of Fligh
Point, president, for the next year and
appointed Mr. L. H. Edwards, of Ashe
ville, and Dr. Garringer, of Charlottefi
to aid in the preparation of next year’s
program at High Point.
The conference appointed several
committees to study the question of
failures and to make reports at the
next meeting. It was also requested
that each principal present study indi
vidual cases and report his findings
at the next conference.
Dr. J. H. Highsmith, State School
Inspector, and Dr. M. R. Trabue, of
Carolina, spoke on various phases of
educational work. The subject of vo
cational training came in for a large
share of discussion.
State athletic eliminiation contests
were discussed. A committee was
named to study the question of sports
and make a report at a future meeting.
It was suggested that the present sys
tem is not advisable as it throws un
necessary financial strain upon the
community. Mr. C. W. Phillips was
appointed a member of this commit
STATE CONTEST PLAY
Leon Wells Takes Leading Role
as Dyke—-Hilda Davidson
Plavs Role of Girl
WILL PRESENT AT U. N. C.
“The Rehearsal,” a Short Skit Preceded
Main Play—Lily McLees Takes
Tuesday night, February 22, at Ay-
codi School, the public speaking de
partment presented its contest play,
“The Valiant.” Preceding the play,
members of the public speaking de
partment gave a short skit called “The
Rehearsal,” which was a play within
a play, and depicted the absurdity of
amateur rehearsals. Lily McLees was
^•ery good in the part of the old Irish
“The Valiant” is a one-act play by
Middlemass and Hall. It requires a
great amount of acting and feeling on
the part of the actors, and was pre
sented with such Tuesday night.
The acting of Leon Wells as the
young criminal was excellent, as was
that of Hilda Davidson, the girl.
The parts of the warden and Father
Daly were well portrayed by Charles
McLees and Herbert Jones. The pre
sentation is one of the best, if not the
best, given by the high school this year.
The cast of characters was as fol
lows : The Warden, Charles McLees;
Father Daly, Herbert Jones; James
Duke, Leon Wells; The Girl, Hilda Da
vidson ; The Jailer, Ernest Scarboro;
The Attendant, Joe Mann.
CIVITANS ENTERTAIN STUDENTS
WITH TRIP TO STATE CAPITAL
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ford’s own representatives were on the
floor at the time, discussing the game
Of particular interest was the Insti
tute for the Blind. Here an orchestral
concert was arranged for the party.
Later on they were taken over the en
tire plant, and shown the SAvimming
pool, in which several blind boys and
girls were bathing.
The group returned to Greensboro
about 8 P. M,. having spent twelve
hours in the capital city. The trip was
made in the automobiles of several
Civitans. Miss Daisy Anderson ac
companied the high school students as
chaperone. The following students took
J. D. McNairy, Sara Mendenhall,
Hazel Jenkins, Irene Clay, Clyde Nor-
com, Irene McFadgen, Evelyn Russell,
Carter Williams, Eugenia Isler, Jo
seph Hendricks, Lucy Crocker, Fred
Byers, Elizabeth Dailey, O. L. Grubbs,
Harold Cone, Catherine Sykes, Charles
Crews, Ruth McQuaige, Elizabeth Sock-
well, Irene Dorset!, J. C. Coe, Haiu^ey
Anderson, Ehde Hope, Stanley Wil
liams, Annie Hardee, Mary Penny,
Romeo LeFord, Harold Smith, Helen
Davis, Carmen Patterson, Mary Hoyle
jVIargaret Wall, Allene Brown, Samuel
Smith, Goldie Goss, Henry Allen, Eliz
abeth Simmons, Edith Frazier, Perry
Sharpe, Phyllis Penn, Gertrude Rob
WINSTON «^TO BE HOST AT
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Point. Citizens and members of the
faculties will also be heard at this time.
This will be the second of a series
of fellowship banquets held for the
cities of the Piedmont Triangle.
Greensboro entertained before Christ
mas and large delegations attended
from all the cities.
The group that will attend the ban
quet from Greensboro includes the fol
lowing : Members of the student coun
cil, Willard Watson, Henry Biggs, Bill
Scott, Earl Harlee, Harvey Anderson,
Dillard McGlamery, Zaidee Smith,
Charles Rives, Lucy Crocker, Macon
Crocker, Mary Lynn Carlson, Bill Pe-
tree, and Betty Brown; Dick Bur
roughs, representative from the High
Life staff; Rebecca Webster, captain
of the girls’ basketball team; Wyatt
Taylor, ceptain boys’ basketball team ;
Theron Brown, captain football team;
Miss Mary Morrow, girls’ athletics;
Miss Nellie K. Dry, basketball coach;
Miss Laura Tillett, adAuser for Home
spun; Mrs. Mary S. Ashford, adviser
for High Life ; Mr. James A. Far-
debating coach; Mr. C. W.
Phillips, principal; Mr. Frederick
Archer, superintendent; Miss lone Gro
gan, adviser for student council; Miss
Marian Bliss, dramatics coach; Mr.
Herbert Park, physical education di
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IlaAm you got “it?”
The jmung college graduate of the
present day isn’t asked if his “old
man” made an honest living, or if there
Avas insanity in the family before he
came along, but on the aboAm question
depends his future. If he hasn’t got
“it,” he is lost, and his ambitious limit
is reduced to the realization of a good
second-class ditch-digger’s job.
The young girl without “it” might
prepare at once for a house full of
cats, parrots and spectacle-cases, for
“it’s” all against her.
In her book, “It,” Madame Glyn has
AA'ell defined “it.” She says, “ Tt’ is the
third person singular neuter pronoun.”
Hoaa’ true. It could not have been more
truly and aptly described by George
’iVashington himself, so soon after his
birthday, AA'hich, by the Avay, comes
on a holiday.
It is being said around that some
girls haA’e “it,” and all the girls hope
they have “it.” As for me, gWe me
“it” or give me something else. That’s
hoAV I feel about “it,” because I’m no
girl AA"ho must depend on “It.”
The npanager of a ten-cent stqre
rushed out of his red “dime-snatcher”
the other morning and, accosting a
beautiful girl, said, “Did you get ‘it’ ”
“Oh, yes, I’Am had “it” for some
time,” she replied, shoAAung her igno
rance, because the manager had her ar
rested for shoplifting a rolling-pin.
The judge, hoAvever, let her go be
cause he could see that she had “it,”
and therefore AA'Ouldn’t have stolen it
for the AAmrld.
“HaA'e you got ‘it?’” I asked a lady
“No,” she replied, “but I’m doing bet
ter Avith my correspondence course with
An old bachelor AAms asked, “Is it
that you don’t loA'e the girls?”
“Oh, no, ‘it’ is that I do loAm the
And so “it” is that I’m almost ripe
for a padded cell. And I’ll haA’e cell
mates to share “it,” too, let me tell
George ’Washington’s definition was:
It is time for action.
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THEME OF PROGRAM
BY FRESHMAN CLASS
True George Washington
Subject of Talks by Stu
dents of Room 3
HIS LIFE IS REVIEWED
Nation’s First President Not a Brilliant
Student—Was Human as All Others.
Was a Very Modest Man
George Washington, the real man,
was the theme of the chapel program
Tuesday, February 22. Room 3 had
charge of the program. Ethel William
son, chairman, said “We are going to
attempt to show the real George Wash
ington, the human being that he Avas.”
Billy Horton told about the small
boy. He said that Washington Avas
not a good English student, and that
all through life he had someone else
to write his letters. He mentioned the
fact that Washington Avas very modest.
“Washington loved Mount Vernon so
much that he Avas never quite happy
AA’hile he was away. He loved to dance
and did not stop until he was sixty
years old. In spite of the fact, Wash
ington AA’as very courteous to all people,
he enjoyed a good joke or funny story
on anyone. Sometimes he laughed al
most uproariously,” said Camille Ellis
in her talk on “ Washington, the Man.”
Llazel Rawlins shoAved a picture of
Washington as we generally think of
him. Stuart painted this picture.
THREE PLAYS TO BE
PRESENTED AT G. t
Greensboro College Players to
Give Third Performance of
Season February 24
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED
The Greensboro College Players are
planning their third performance of
the season, three one-act plays, to be
held February 24 at the Odell Memo
The plays are “The Dark Lady of
the Sonnets,” dealing Avith the life of
Shakespeare, by George Bernard ShaAv;
“The Playgoers,” a social satire, by
Sir Arthur Wingo Pinero; and “When
the WhirlAvind BIoavs,” a short play
dealing Avith European political dis
turbances, by Essex Dane.
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