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From the Gate City of the South and the Birthplace of O. Henry
GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, APRIL 8, 1927
G.H.S. W^ins Froni W^inston
and High Point in Debates
G. H. S. DEBATING TEAM
debate on APRIL 1
Decision of Judges at Both De
bates Unanimous in Favor
of Local Team
WILL GO TO CHAPEL HILL
Kuykendall and Moore Defeat Winston.
Biggs and Gump Win
Over High Point
Both the affirmative and negative
debate in Greensboro and in Winston
teams of G. II. S. won in the Triangular
on Friday night, April 1. The query
was: “Resolved, That congress should
enact the Curtis-Reed bill, providing
for a federal department of educa
The affirmative team, Henry Biggs
and Harry Gump, defeated Mary Eliz
abeth Harlee and William Bevens, of
High Point, in the auditorium here. At
the same time this debate was going on,
Beverly Moore and Edgar Kuykendall,
negative, won against Gaithor Jenkins
and Homer McCan in Winston-Salem.
Both negative and affirmative sides
will go to Chapel Hill to debate in the
state ajntest on April 14. Glen Alpine,
High Point, Salisbury, and Lexington,
also winning teams, wdll go to Chapel
Hill on the same date to enter in the
The time-keepers were Miss Fannie
Star Mitchell and Mr. Whitaker, from
High Point. Mr. T. S. Graham, Greens
boro, Mr. A. C. Davis, Greensboro, and
Mr. Van leave, Elon College, acted as
judges for the debate in Greensboro.
G.H.S. AT WAKE FOREST
C. S. Cooper of Durham, Winner of
by Van Loon
ANNUAL DECLAMATION CONTEST
Edwin Stainback represented G. H.
S. in the annual Interscholastic Decla
mation Contest at Wake Forest, April
1 and 2. His subject was “For This.”
C. S. Cooper, of Durham, w'on first
place, using “Tolerance,” by Van I^oon,
as his subject. Carl Ousley, of Camp
bell College High School, won second
place wdth “The Constitution.” Third
place was awmrded to I. C. Kitchen
from Wake Forest, who gave “Spartans
Persuading Gladiators to Rebel.”
The judges w^ere: Dr. N. Y. Sulley,
Dr. Hubert McNeil Poteat, and Dr. H.
A. Jones. About fifty contestants took
TO HAVE SCHEDULE
CARDS TAKEN UP SOON
Miss Mitchell says that due to the
snow, she expects the perfect attendance
record to suffer a considerable drop
from that of past years.
Again w'e will hear the call to fill
out schedule cards for next year. This
m an annual event at G. H. S., prob
ably starting next Monday.
Annex D Is Done Away With
Friday, April 15th
Saturday, April 16th
Sunday, April 17th
Monday, April 18th
Hold 43rd Annual Session of
For Three Days
ANDREWS IS PRESIDENT
The forty-third annual session of the
North Carolina Education Association
met in Raleigh, March 24, 25, 26, 1927.
The general sessions began at the City
Auditorium on Thursday evening at 8
o’clock. During the.se sessions one of
the chief speakers was Dr. Ernest
Horn, of Iowa State University. On
Friday afternoon Dr. M. R. Trabue gave
a report on the results of the tests
given the seniors in North Carolina
High Schools last year.
The repre.sentative of Social Science
from Greensboro was Miss Gladys Boy-
ington, chairman of this session. Miss
Laura Tillett, reportorial secretary of
the English council of North Cai-olina,
represented the English Department.
Vice-president of the Physical Educa
tion Department was H. W. Park, of
Greensboro. Following this session
came the Elementary Principals’ Asso
ciation, the president of which was E.
T. McSwain, of Greensboro. A speech
was made by Dr. A. P. Kephart on
“Professional Program for Elementary
Principals of North Carolina.”
T. W. Andrews, superintendent of the
High Point schools, was elected to the
presidency to succeed Dr. E. W. Knight,
Chapel Hill, and Jule Warren, Raleigh,
was re-elected secretary.
Dr. Horn gave a lecture on “Research
Work, an Important Function of Rural
Front Row—Edgar Kuykendall. Back Row, (left to right)—Beverly Moore,
Henry Biggs, and Harry Gump
STATE MUSIC CONTEST
TO BE HELD APR. 28-29
MR. ZELLNER COMES
Tonight, April 8th
8:00 P. M.
Children 25c Adults 75c
HUGH MORSON HIGH
For Purpose of Forming North
Carolina High School Press
RUTH ABBOTT IS WINNER
IN RECITATION CONTEST
Mary Jane Wharton Wins Second Place.
Judges: C. W. Phillips, E. D. Broad-
hurst, and F. Archer
WILL GO TO GUILFORD COLLEGE
OFFICERS WERE ELECTED
G. H. S. Mixed Choruses, Bands, Orches
tras to Take Part—G. Miller and
Slocum to Direct
“The Chicken Coop,” or Annex D, has
been abandoned. All of the pupils have
gone into regular classes and Mrs.
Glement, their teacher, has returned to
ber home. The boys are all progressing
vei*y well and they all like to be in the,
The Annual State Music Contest will
be held April 28-29. The Glee Club,
mixed choruses, bands, orchestras, and
various quartets of G. H. S. will partici
pate in the contest. This event is for
high schools, and will be held in the
Odell Memorial building.
Mr. IT. Grady Miller and Mr. Earl
Slocum of the school faculty will direct
FRESHMEN OF N. C. C.
GIVE GYPSY PROGRAM
Six hundred freshmen of th eNorth
Carolina College for Women presented
an entertainment including a Gypsy
program Saturday afternoon from foui.
to eight o’clock ou the Spencer lawn
and gym. This was the first step toward
the improvement of Peabody Park.
THE REFLECTOR WENT
TO PRESS ON APRIL 4
“T/ic Reflector, the high school an
nual, went to press, Monday of this
week. It will come out about the last
of May,” says Miss Tillett, faculty ad
Ruth Abbott captured first place in
a recitation contest held in the audi
torium of G. H. S. on April 5. She
won the privilege of competing with
(‘ontestants from other high schools Sat
urday, April 9th, at Guilford College.
Ruth’s subject was “The Finger of
Mary Jane Wharton won second
place, her recitation being on “Danny.”
Other contestants and their subjects
were: Matilda Robinson, “You Gotta
Salute!” Jane Harris, “Courage of the
Commonplace!” Hilda Davidson, “The
Sacrifice!” Margaret Neal, “Jane From
The judges were C. W. Phillips, E. D.
Broadhurst, and Superintendent of
Schools Frederick Archer.
A convention was called by Mrs.
Covington at the Hugh Morson High
School, Raleigh, March 25, for the pur
pose of forming a North Carolina High
School Press Association. More than
fifteen delegates were present repre
senting twenty-four publications.
At 3 p. m. the delegates assembled
in the high school. Mr. E. G. Moore,
graduate student at State College and
' former president of the Collegiate Press
Association of North Carolina, spoke
on the purpose of the press association.
The convention named the new asso
ciation the North Carolina High School
Student IT’ess Association. Officers
were then elected. Jack Brooks, editor-
in-chief of Sky High, Asheville, was
elected president; J. D. McNairy,
Green.sboro, vice-president; William
Womble, Raleigh, secretary-treasurer;
Louis Brooks, Greensboro, was appoint
ed chairman of ways and means com
mittee ; Carlton Wilder, Greensboro,
chairman of the constitution commit
tee ; Harry Gump, Greensboro, was ap
pointed to the constitution committee.
At 5 o’clock the convention was ad
journed to meet at the Y. M. C. A.
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BOY SCOUTS MEET IS TO
BE HELD AT GREYSTONE
The Troop Winning the Most Points
in the Field Events Will be
Awarded a Prize
SEMESTER SEVEN MEETS
AND DISCUSSES RINGS
The Boy Scouts of Greensboro will
hold their annual field day April 1 at
Greystone. Each troop will enter in
the contest. The troop is divided into
groups which will have a certain thing
to go out for, as wall-scaling, cooking,
archery, string-burning, fire by steel and
flint, fire by friction, signalling, tent-
pitching, knot-tying, and cooking. The
troop winning the most points will be
awarded a prize.
Margaret Bain Secretary, Presides—The
Selling of Zellner Tickets an Import
ant Topic—Congratulated Debaters
Teachers Meeting Saturday at 9
Superintendent Frederick Archer has
called a teacher’s meeting to be held
Saturday morning at 9 o’clock in the
high school auditorium. All teachers
in the school district will be present.
BOARD OF ESUCAHON
CHOOSES SITE FOR
NEW HIGH SCHOOL
Semester seven held a class meeting
Tuesday, April 5, to take up the meas-
lu-ement of the class ring. In the ab
sence of the president and vice-presi
dent, Margaret Bain, the secretary,
presided. It was reported that a rep
resentative from.^Schiffman’s would be
at the school Thursday, April 7, to
measure for the rings and to collect
As the semester seveia rooms are
working to win the prize for selling the
greatest number of tickets for the Zell
ner performance, the importance of this
was impressed on the students.
Concluding the meeting, a rising vote
of thanks was given to the triangular
debaters, three of which are members
of semester seven.
Vote Unanimous on Former
Tate Farm, Now Scales
FOUR SITES CONSIDERED
A. M. Scales Gives 30 Acres if City
Buys 30 More at $1,000 Per Acre.
Large Tract Needed
The board of education, at h rneet-
ing on March 25, voted unanimously
that the new high school should be lo
cated on the old Tate farm, the former
home of A. M.; Scales, if they CO)ild:Bro-
cure as much as 140 or 150 acres of
land at a satisfactory price. Mr. Scales
donated 30 acres and ofi'ered to sell the
board an additional 30 acres at $1,000
per acre. The board decided to accept
his offer, provided another 90 acres of
the Tate property could be bought at
a reasonable price. E. D. Broadhurst,
chairman of' the board, expressed his
opinion concerning this location as
ideal, taking in consideration thp fu
The four proposed high school sites
were talked of and discussed before
the board definitely decided on fhe Ta^e
property. The other three offered pites
are the Benbow site, the Gone tract, and
the Latham site. It was decided that
these were either not suitably locaited
or were not large enough for the high
school of ten years from now.
The Tate farm is just inside the city
limits in the northwestern part pf
Greensboro, and can be easily reached
from the surrounding highways.
The board of education also consid
ered sites for the grammar school at
Pomona Mills. No site has as yet been
decided on, but the Bergman place is
IGHTEEN SENIORS TO ,
APPEAR IN NEW PLAY
Three-Act Play That Has Met Great
Success in Both New York
SOME CHARACTERS ANNOUNCED
“Thank You,” a three-act play ,hy
Winchell Smith, will be the senior play.
This play has been performed in New
York and Chicago, and met wiht suc
cess at both places.
The cast is composed of 18 seniors,
twehe boys and six girls. The follow
ing seniors have been chosen: Hilda
Davidson, Mary Jane Wharton, Charles
Mclver, .Willard Watson, Sarah Men
denhall, and Matilda Robimson.
MARION TALLEY WILL
SING IN WINSTON-SALEM
Marian Talley, the young Metropoli
tan Opera star, will sing .in Winston-
Salem Saturday night, April. ,23.
Owing to a previous engagement the
National Theatre was unable to book
her for the one night she could appear.
It is thought that many people from
this city Will journey over to hear -Miss
Talley sing. ,,
Printer to Come to G. H, S-
Sometime next week the printer of
the Year Book will-be at G. H. S. to
contract for The: next year’s-.book. Zai-
dee Smith, .next year's .editor-jiuTChief,
will be busy from now on. Beverly
Moore says she has his sympathy.